Islamic Imam Delivers Prayer Before U.S. House Claiming God Is ‘Experienced Through Multiple Paths’

WASHINGTON — An Islamic imam delivered a prayer on Wednesday before the U.S. House of Representatives, claiming that God is simply known by “different names” and experienced through “multiple paths.”

Abdullah Antepli, the chief representative of Muslim affairs at Duke University, had been invited to deliver the invocation by Democratic Congressman David Price of North Carolina.

“The holy one, as your creation, we call you by different names, experience you through multiple paths,” Antepli began. “Our human diversity is from you. As the creator of all, you made us different. Enable us to understand, appreciate and celebrate our differences.”

“Teach and guide us to turn these differences into opportunities, richness and strength. Prevent us from turning them into sources of division, polarization, hate and bigotry,” he continued.

Antepli also asserted in his prayer that America has made progress by being pluralistic and of many religions.

“We are far from being perfect, but came a long way in creating a multi-cultural, multi-religious and pluralistic society by making in America ‘You will be judged by what you do, not by who you are’ as one of our foundational promise,” he said.

“The most compassionate one, help us to preserve our achievements in this regard,” Antepli continued. “Do not let the destructive forces of division and exclusion erode our ideals, our firm commitment to diversity and pluralism. Empower us and these legislators to further improve the culture of inclusion and welcome to all in our nation and beyond.”

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He closed his prayer in “your most holy and beautiful names”—plural.

Wednesday was Antepli’s second visit to the U.S. House of Representatives, as he also delivered the invocation before lawmakers in 2010. He was later asked to participate in consultations with the U.S. Department of State under then-Secretarys of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, according to Religion News Service.

“He’s a remarkable interfaith interlocutor,” Rep. Price told the outlet. “He strives for full acceptance and appreciation of other traditions, not simply wanting mere tolerance, but to really engage and talk about the substance of one’s faith.”

Prior to his appearance, Antepli also participated in a discussion on “Faith in Public Life” at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center moderated by Muslim podcaster and author Rabia Chaudry.

As previously reported, the House also bowed their heads for an Islamic prayer in 2014 in being led by Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey.

“In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful,” he began. “Praise be to Allah, the cherisher, the sustainer of the world, the most gracious, the most merciful master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship and thine do we seek.”

“Guide us to the safe path,” Chebli continued. “The god of the prophets and the messenger says in the Koran [that] he does not place a responsibility on you greater than you can bear. Everyone will receive the good they have earned and vice versa.”

Jesus declared in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” Isaiah 45:5 also reads, “I am the Lord, and there is none else. There is no God beside Me.”


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  • JPT

    The Constitution does not endorse one God over another; the government has no opinion on God.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      the government DOES have an opinion on God …. and it expresses it all the time …….

      • ppp777

        That’s a statement of the bleeding obvious .

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          should i bow ………..

          • ppp777

            If it makes you feel better

    • Off Shore

      The founders did indeed voice their opinion on a specific God and His name is the LORD and He is worshiped through His Son Jesus Christ. They also denounced the wicked faith of islam.
      Don’t take my word for it read it for yourself instead of showing your true ignorance of our founding.

      • dansLaRue

        Treaty of Tripoli?? Signed by John Adams et Al.

        • JPT

          Aside: I thought you were using the Edith Piaf song, but then realized it’s titled Dans Ma Rue. It’s a moving song even if you don’t speak French.
          I recommend the YT acoustic version by Zaz (Isabelle Geffroy) recorded live in an alleyway in Montmartre.

          • dansLaRue

            I like Edith Piaf! Screen name is a nod to the French slogan, Libertie est dans la rue. I’ll check out the song. 🙂

      • SFBruce

        This is from Thomas Jefferson’s authobiography regarding the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom act passed in 1786:

        “Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word ‘Jesus Christ,’ so that it should read, ‘a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;’ the insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and Infidel of every denomination.”

        (Emphasis mine)

        • Etranger

          Many modern-day Christians don’t understand our founding nor know how to research it. Great post.

          • Recognizing_Truth

            It ain’t specifically “modern-day christians” that have no understanding of our founding documents. MOST “modern-day” people have no understanding because it isn’t taught correctly in schools anymore. Nor is the idea of doing “independent research” on this emphasized at all in public schools.

          • Etranger

            There is some truth to your comment. But it seems to be mostly the Christians who go around making false statements about religion and our founding.

          • wandakate

            Today’s school aged children don’t know their history or religion for the most part, so don’t ask them for any help. How much does the average person know about the founding fathers or the Constitution for that matter?

          • Etranger

            Not much probably. It is just a shame that the average person might hear the lying about the founding fathers from Christians. There is the difference – many people are ignorant but don’t talk much about it. The people I am referring to don’t know anything about the founding fathers but they constantly speak like they do even though they are spreading falsehoods! That is the scary part. But you are right – with not enough educated people, there are few to refute the Christians.

        • Recognizing_Truth

          Your emphasis in placed on the WRONG section. Applying standard “reading comprehension” (remember the tests in school that asked “what is the main idea of the paragraph”?) is the key. The emphasis should be on the main idea: “within the the mantle of its protection the Jew. and the…Infidel of every denomination”.
          The Constitution is a document that LIMITS GOVERNMENT. Citizens are protected from domination and tyranny by these limits. The first amendment forbids the government from establishing a “state” religion, or from barring any citizen their right to worship or not as they see fit.
          The reason the amendment to specifically add “Jesus Christ” to the preamble was rejected because it would have defined a state religion.
          God gives everyone a choice – repent and put your trust in the finished work of His Son, or continue on your way to destruction. The Constitution protects that God-given right to choose, by preventing the government from interfering.

    • Recognizing_Truth

      The Constitution’s ratification clause contains the phrase “in the year of our Lord” when it was written in 1787. There is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, so yes, the founders recognized one God over others.

      • Cady555

        I think you forgot the sarcasm tag.

        Or do you think that the founding fathers declared their worship of Julius by dating the document “July”?

        And when a couple sends invitations to their wedding on “Saturday month/day/year” are they announcing their intent to worship Saturn?

        • wandakate

          Unfortunately any other god that is worshipped is a FAKE god, b/c there is ONLY on real true GOD of Heaven and earth and only one that will judge ALL of us and that will be JESUS CHRIST the Son of the living GOD (in Heaven).

      • wandakate

        YES, they absolutely do. Our money has written on it “IN GOD WE TRUST”, and GOD has made His laws, his rules, his covenant. GOD (YAHWEH) “never” ever changes. He’s the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. We salute ONE NATION UNDER GOD (not Allah). America, America GOD sheds His grace on thee is in our song. No other gave His life so that we might have eternal life. NO other god performed miracles or walked on water or caused the blind to see or the lamb to walk. No other god came to earth to set the captives free. NO other god could ever do these things…

        It’s “man” who has decided to fall away from GOD and create within themselves “other gods”, There is simply One GOD, one JESUS (His son), and one HOLY SPIRIT. There are NOT many paths to GOD, only one path which is to know, love and trust His only Son JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA). We are to have NO OTHER GOD BEFORE HIM!!!
        We are all different/diverse and we do NOT all see through the same set of glasses, but there is still ONLY one GOD of Heaven and Earth and they may call them Allah, but Allah is NOT the GOD of heaven and earth. There are many-many fake gods that many worship and many false religions as well, but we worship the real GOD in spirit and in truth. Islamic people do NOT believe in JESUS. GOD doesn’t have a son in their teachings. BUT, JESUS is the SON and He said that the ONLY way to GOD the FATHER is through JESUS CHRIST the SON…
        And when we know the TRUTH, the TRUTH will set us free (spiritually free)…

  • Trilemma

    It’s true that God can be experienced within any religion because God didn’t create religions. People created religions in the hopes of manipulating God or other people. People devoted to their religion typically don’t believe God can be experienced through multiple paths so I have to wonder if he really believes it.

    • HairRazor

      You are dangerously naïve. Jesus Christ is the only way, the only truth and the only true life. Ponder this and then hold fast lest you miss the mark.. and loose tragically.

      • Trilemma

        Why do you think Jesus is the only truth?

      • wandakate

        Exactly, and that loss will mean the difference between eternity in heaven (the coming Kingdom of GOD or hell with satan and his demons, the antichrist and the false prophet.

    • wandakate

      GOD wanted humans souls to have a relationship with Him and become His children, member of His own family. We are the church. ALL of these individual churches on earth are (man made) just as you said.
      Satan has infiltrated many of them which is why they now do and say what they do and say, b/c they have “fallen away” from the one true GOD of the Bible. Our salvation depends on our relation to JESUS (real name YESHUA). It depends on the confession of our sins, the repenting of our sins and the focus then on the forsaking of our sins.

      • Trilemma

        How do you know Satan hasn’t infiltrated the Bible?

        • Dawn Street

          Methinks you are just interested in arguing for the sake of argument. But if Satan had been able to infiltrate the Holy Bible he would have rewritten it to glorify himself. He is quite the Narcissist and totally evil. He would have changed the Good News to something that no human could attain. No, Satan has not infiltrated the Bible. He has managed to infiltrate the Church, no doubt about that. He has infiltrated the ministry/pastoral staff in many churches but not the Word of God. He continues to try to discredit it using people and their arguments. He uses governments to destroy the printed Bibles, but he has never been able to totally destroy or infiltrate the Word.

          • Trilemma

            God, as depicted in the Old Testament, is quite the narcissist and the Old Testament Law was something that no human could attain. How do you know how Satan would go about infiltrating the Bible? Would it make sense that he would do it in a way that would make it obvious what he did?

  • Worf

    “A simple way to check for equal treatment or bias. Simply replace the religion involved with Satanism or Islam. If that changes your opinion of this religious practice, then you are biased.
    For example: If you would oppose a Satanic prayer given by these chaplains, but you approve of this Christian prayer, then you are biased.
    In that situation you are giving preferential consideration to one religion, which our secular government isn’t allowed to do.”
    – George T.

    • Reason2012

      Islam is anti-America and seeks to destroy our Constitution and take over the world. Islam is a lot more than just a “religion” – it’s a political ideology of_murder, conquest and_death.

      • wandakate

        It’s agenda is WORLD domination. We will (they said) fly our flag at the White House in Washington, D.C. You are right about that.
        We have NO commonality with Islam. Light and dark have no place together.

    • Dawn Street

      Islam is a political ideology and is NOT a religion. The plan is world domination – over the Vatican, over the USA and every other nation in the world, as well as destroying every religion in the world. It is a dark, foreboding ideology.

  • JPT

    What is attained by public displays of piety in an otherwise secular setting, and why can it not be gained if the display is deferred?

  • HpO

    In 2015 there were 322 million people living in the United States, among whom 3.3 million were Muslims of all ages. And you’re thinking, Deny their representative from “deliver[ing] a prayer on Wednesday before the U.S. House of Representatives”? I for 1 rejoice they practice religious freedom. And I’m a Christ-centered, born-again Christian like you. But I have no problem with this religious freedom whatsoever.

    • KP

      They are praying to an anti-Christ. How does a Christian celebrate that? This is what the globalists want you to believe. This is taquiya and they are turning us into dhimmis. How has all of this worked out for Europe, the Middle East, Africa??

      “Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. Whosoever denies the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledges the Son hath the Father also.” 1 John 2:22-23

      Taqiyya has also been politically legitimised, particularly among Twelver Shias, in order to maintain unity among Muslims and fraternity among the Shia clerics. Yarden Mariuma writes: “Taqiyya is an Islamic juridical term whose shifting meaning relates to when a Muslim is allowed, under Sharia law, to lie.
      A dhimmi ([ðimi]; Arabic: ذمي, meaning “protected person”) refers to specific individuals living in Muslim lands, who were granted special status and safety in Islamic law in return for paying the capital tax.

      • HpO

        “They are praying to an anti-christ. How does a Christian celebrate that?” – what a bizarre thought process there, KP. That’s “they” in the church and kingdom of heaven, which would definitely be an abomination to God & Jesus? No, so what’s your problem? For that’s “they” in Capitol Hill and America, and God & Jesus go, Not Our problem.

    • wandakate

      Respectfully it doesn’t matter one iota that you don’t have a problem with it, b/c it’s JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA) that will be judging these people and not you or I (thankfully). So what we agree with or disagree with makes no difference in the end of time. GOD (the only one) knows what they believe, what they do, and the condition of their hearts, and will JUDGE them (and us) accordingly.

      • HpO

        This “JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA)” of yours, you’re saying, has problem with socio-political culture of racial and inter-racial tolerance practiced by many, many nations on earth today? You mean, when Calvinistic Netherlands practiced such tolerance toward persecuted Jews in the 16th and 17th centuries, God & Jesus were going, Let’s hasten Judgment Day on these Calvinistic Christians?

        Surely you’re taking this article and the comments thereafter totally out of context of Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., United States of America.

  • Reason2012

    “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”
    1 John 2:22-23

    “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”
    John 8:24

    • HoldFast

      Yes, the Koran specifically denies the Son multiple times, in some twenty verses. Easy to find on the web. One can’t have it both ways. Either God had a Son or He didn’t. Satan (true author of Islam) wants to deny the Son because it is only through the atoning work of the Son that God gets His Bride and will ultimately regain immediate Lordship over this world and reestablish His earthly kingdom. The “god of this world” doesn’t want to ever have to give up his current dominion (which he received at the Fall of Adam, since we are “slaves of the one we obey” and we were all in Adam’s loins), such as it is. And that’s why radical Islam wants to eradicate Israel and Jews and Christian countries, so Satan can have total control.

  • Webb ✓ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ

    The so-called “Iman” is a representative of Satan, and of course a liar.

    ” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” –John 14:6

  • Recognizing_Truth

    It isn’t “god” who they’re experiencing on those “different paths” – there is only one God and only one path to God – Through Jesus Christ.

    • wandakate

      Sounds like you’re saying they’ve experienced a “false” messenger instead, must have been Mohammed!

  • NCOriolesFan

    I wonder if he had been allowed to pray before Congress if 9/11 had not happened.

  • KP

    Question: “Who is the unknown god in Acts 17:23?”

    Answer: In Acts 17, Paul arrives in Athens, the citadel of the many Greek gods. In that city was the Areopagus, or Mars Hill, where a council of civic leaders met. This council, also called the Areopagus, had charge of religious and educational matters in Athens.

    While in Athens, Paul was provoked by the many idols he saw. As was his custom, he went to the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles. He also preached to those in the marketplace. That is when he encountered the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers, who were always looking to discover something “new” to discuss. The Epicureans were followers of Epicurus (341—270 BC), who taught that happiness was the ultimate goal in life. The Stoic thinkers regarded Zeno (340—265 BC) as their founder. He was noted for promoting the rational over the emotional. Both Epicurus and Zeno believed in many gods.

    Hearing Paul teach about Jesus, the philosophers had Paul come to the Areopagus and asked him to tell them about this “new,” strange teaching he was proclaiming. Standing in the midst of the Areopagus, Paul tells those gathered that he realized Athenians were very religious, having seen their many objects of worship. But one altar among the many caught his attention. On it were inscribed the words “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.” In their ignorance, the Greeks had erected an altar to whatever god they might have inadvertently left out of their pantheon. Paul masterfully uses this altar as an opportunity to share the one true God.

    Since the Greeks obviously didn’t know who this god was, Paul explains that this “unknown god” was the biblical God, the Creator of heaven and earth, who does not dwell in temples made with hands. Actually, God is the Source of life for all nations, and He is really the One they were unwittingly seeking. Paul says God is near; in fact, “in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:27–28). The Greeks, however, were unable to find the true God on their own, so God came searching for them. He calls all men to repent and accept Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead and will judge the world in righteousness.

    Paul’s mention of the resurrection brought a varied response from the philosophers. Some sneered outright. Others said they wanted to hear more from Paul (Acts 17:32). Praise the Lord, some believed. One of the members of the Areopagus, named Dionysius, exercised faith in Christ, and several other Athenians also became Christians that day.

    The “unknown God” desires to be known. That is why He has spoken to us through His Word; that is why He sent His Son into the world (Luke 10:22). God can be known through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).

  • KP

    The ‘all god’s are the same’ is a concept of the globalists. Christianity is their enemy because it claims Christ is the Son of God that was sent to deliver us from the fall of man, set us free if we accept this gift of Salvation from God. This concept of ‘all gods’ is man creating God in his own image. Religion is man reaching up to God through his own terms. Christianity is God reaching down to man to save him from this fallen world. The Bible is His instruction manual of how to survive in the world. The Bible is The Word which is Christ. It’s all about Him from Genesis to Revelation. It is historically and archaeologically accurate. The Bible and Christ are proven to be true more than any other Book or figure in all of history. History is His Story. Read it before you accept the ‘god of men’. Watch Jesus of Testimony online for free.

    I was listening to someone last night describing the great philosophers and atheists stories by witnesses as they were dying. They talk about them describing terror and horror as they were dying. This is too important to follow the vain philosophies of men who are proven to be wrong over and over again. This is too important to get it wrong. False religions enslave, Christ sets you free.

    The world is falling apart because it has turned it’s back on God. America was the last Christian nation so they are removing Him as fast as they can and we are falling. God is using this election and Presidency to show the evil that is among us and was controlling our Nation. When Christ is removed, islam comes in to fill the vacuum. See the Middle East, Europe, Canada for examples of how well this works out. Hitler was aligned with the Islamic Grand Mufti to destroy the Jews. satan thinks if he can destroy the Jews and Christians he has won. Who are the enemies of evil, the Christian and the Jew. When Christianity was removed from schools, govt, homes, etc evil filled the vacuum and our Nation began to fall apart. We have had 70 years of warning. Now the red lights and alarms are flashing and you can tell by the comments that few are listening.

    • HoldFast

      Yes, the 70-year generation (Ps. 90:10) that saw the “budding of the fig tree” ends on November 29, 2017.

      • wandakate

        And we may be in more trouble after that than we’ve ever seen in our lives. We MUST confess, repent and forsake our sins b/c “only” JESUS is the way, the truth and the life. Only with HIM will anybody make it into the coming Kingdom of GOD on earth.

    • wandakate

      Few will listen and as time gets farther along, things are supposed to be getting a lot worse, crime on every corner they say.
      Pray for our healing and for revival of souls.

  • John

    Many “experts” are still questioning WHY ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram,
    Hamas, Hizbollah, Al Shabab, Abu Sayef, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and
    hundreds of other Jihadi organizations “hate” us.

    Let us begin with what our enemy says openly. All of the
    organizations listed above, as well as the leading element in the Global
    Islamic Movement (what they call themselves) – the Muslim Brotherhood –
    state they seek to establish a global Islamic state (Caliphate) under
    Sharia (Islamic Law). All of them. Sharia is derived from the Quran
    and the Sunnah (the teachings, sayings, and example of the Prophet
    Mohammed who is considered the most perfect man in Islam).

    100% of all published Islamic Law obliges the Ummah (Muslim
    community) to wage jihad until the entire world is ruled by Sharia.
    100% of all published Islamic Law only defines Sharia as “warfare
    against non-Muslims.” There is no such thing as a “version” of Sharia
    that does not state this clearly. – UnderstandingTheThreat

    • HoldFast

      Right on! Thanks for stating the obvious so succinctly. Would that everyone knew this.

    • wandakate

      We are the “infidel”…Yes most (not all though) do HATE, b/c it’s been said that is the religion of hate, and is now here in this day and age before the return of JESUS to the earth or in what is called “the end times”. That’s where we now are. And people are deceived, programmed, and brainwashed to believe many things which are UNTRUTH…

  • KP

    Why is this comment classified as spam on a Christian website? This happens when I post scripture on Christian websites. This proves my point about Christian suppression even on our own websites.

    Question: “Who is the unknown god in Acts 17:23?”

    Answer: In Acts 17, Paul arrives in Athens, the citadel of the many Greek gods. In that city was the Areopagus, or Mars Hill, where a council of civic leaders met. This council, also called the Areopagus, had charge of religious and educational matters in Athens.

    While in Athens, Paul was provoked by the many idols he saw. As was his custom, he went to the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles. He also preached to those in the marketplace. That is when he encountered the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers, who were always looking to discover something “new” to discuss. The Epicureans were followers of Epicurus (341—270 BC), who taught that happiness was the ultimate goal in life. The Stoic thinkers regarded Zeno (340—265 BC) as their founder. He was noted for promoting the rational over the emotional. Both Epicurus and Zeno believed in many gods.

    Hearing Paul teach about Jesus, the philosophers had Paul come to the Areopagus and asked him to tell them about this “new,” strange teaching he was proclaiming. Standing in the midst of the Areopagus, Paul tells those gathered that he realized Athenians were very religious, having seen their many objects of worship. But one altar among the many caught his attention. On it were inscribed the words “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.” In their ignorance, the Greeks had erected an altar to whatever god they might have inadvertently left out of their pantheon. Paul masterfully uses this altar as an opportunity to share the one true God.

    Since the Greeks obviously didn’t know who this god was, Paul explains that this “unknown god” was the biblical God, the Creator of heaven and earth, who does not dwell in temples made with hands. Actually, God is the Source of life for all nations, and He is really the One they were unwittingly seeking. Paul says God is near; in fact, “in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:27–28). The Greeks, however, were unable to find the true God on their own, so God came searching for them. He calls all men to repent and accept Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead and will judge the world in righteousness.

    Paul’s mention of the resurrection brought a varied response from the philosophers. Some sneered outright. Others said they wanted to hear more from Paul (Acts 17:32). Praise the Lord, some believed. One of the members of the Areopagus, named Dionysius, exercised faith in Christ, and several other Athenians also became Christians that day.

    The “unknown God” desires to be known. That is why He has spoken to us through His Word; that is why He sent His Son into the world (Luke 10:22). God can be known through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).

  • KP

    It is a political cult cloaked as a religion. You can see the damage it is already doing in America. What about the rest of the world. Are people blind?
    2 Thes 2: 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

  • KP

    2nd post today to be put in spam-Is this really a Christian site or a pc site? Read before it is gone.

    The ‘all god’s are the same’ is a concept of the globalists. Christianity is their enemy because it claims Christ is the Son of God that was sent to deliver us from the fall of man, set us free if we accept this gift of Salvation from God. This concept of ‘all gods’ is man creating God in his own image. Religion is man reaching up to God through his own terms. Christianity is God reaching down to man to save him from this fallen world. The Bible is His instruction manual of how to survive in the world. The Bible is The Word which is Christ. It’s all about Him from Genesis to Revelation. It is historically and archaeologically accurate. The Bible and Christ are proven to be true more than any other Book or figure in all of history. History is His Story. Read it before you accept the ‘god of men’. Watch Jesus of Testimony online for free.

    I was listening to someone last night describing the great philosophers and atheists stories by witnesses as they were dying. They talk about them describing terror and horror as they were dying. This is too important to follow the vain philosophies of men who are proven to be wrong over and over again. This is too important to get it wrong. False religions enslave, Christ sets you free.

    The world is falling apart because it has turned it’s back on God. America was the last Christian nation so they are removing Him as fast as they can and we are falling. God is using this election and Presidency to show the evil that is among us and was controlling our Nation. When Christ is removed, islam comes in to fill the vacuum. See the Middle East, Europe, Africa for examples of how well this works out. Hitler was aligned with the Islamic Grand Mufti to destroy the Jews. satan thinks if he can destroy the Jews and Christians he has won. Who are the enemies of evil, the Christian and the Jew. When Christianity was removed from schools, govt, homes, etc evil filled the vacuum and our Nation began to fall apart. We have had 70 years of warning. Now the red lights and alarms are flashing and you can tell by the comments that few are listening.

    • Robin Egg

      Thank you for posting this. Very well stated and needed.

  • The Mohicans

    I doesn’t matter what the Constitution says, it’s GOD WORD. John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me. That’s why America is going through TRUE HATE against all races, not racism. We have let other gods into our Government. GOD will not mocked!!!

    • wandakate

      Thou shall have NO other GODS before me!!!

    • Janine

      Amen. I would not have bowed my head to their God and would have walked out before I did so. You are correct. Jesus own words were “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” John 14:6. Christianity is exclusionary as Jesus being the only way to the Father. However, all races and nationalities are accepted if they place their faith and trust in Jesus.

  • Lydia Church

    The paths are:

    1. Pray and repent and turn yourself over to Jesus on your knees.
    2. Pray and repent and give your heart to Jesus laying flat.
    3. Pray and repent and surrender your soul to Jesus standing upright.
    4. Pray and repent and commit your life to Christ in your prayer closet.

    Either way, there is only one way to salvation and heaven; through turning to Jesus, surrendering over to Him as your Lord and Savior and entering into a personal relationship with Him by being born again! There is NO OTHER PATH!

    • wandakate

      YOU JUST NAILED IT…
      .CONFESSION
      .REPENTANCE
      .FORSAKING ALL SINS…
      That is the way to our eternal salvation and our obedience does also matter.
      Our FAITH without our WORKS is dead according to James.
      Our FAITH alone will NOT save us. We are saved, and then we work to show ourselves approved and to please GOD. There is MUCH work to be done.

  • HairRazor

    Rep David Price, in his politically correct blunder to invite an imam to lead our congress in a foreign prayer to a foreign god is, well, typical of a modern democrat.

  • dtom1955

    What happened to no God but allah? You’ll never hear a true Christian say that.
    Appeasement come only from false religion.

  • Why do you suppose this Imam–this man–believes as he does? Could it be that it was what he was taught from childhood to believe and then nurtured by the society in which he grew up?

    Why do you suppose you Christians on this site believe as you do? Could it be that it was what you were taught from childhood to believe and then nurtured by the society in which you grew up?

    Do you not understand that Muslims have experienced God just as you have?

    Rather than Muslims and Christians keep their backs turned against each other, both believing that what they were taught to believe is the only truth and that the others are evil for not having been taught to believe the same–would it not be better to extend a hand to this Imam, who is extending his hand to you in friendship, and understand that our Constitution, unlike many other nations, places all theological beliefs on the same playing field, which is why all religions and denominations have thrived in the U.S without (for the most part) open hostilities?

    If everyone would simply do unto others as one would have others do unto him, can you not see how peaceful this world could be?

    What loving god would not approve?

  • Time for Christians to face of to the fact, we’ve been had at the hand of the 18th-century founding fathers.

    Whereas 17th-century Colonial governments of, by, and for God (Yahweh, God of the Bible) were established on Christian liberty (and responsible for America’s former greatness), the 18th-century humanistic government of, by, and for the people was established upon religious freedom as a corollary of capricious man-made traditions.

    Religious Freedom and Christian Liberty are not the same thing. They are, in fact, hostile to each other. The former is born of the First Amendment. The latter is born of the First Commandment. In 1789, the First Commandment and Christian Liberty were formally sacrificed on the altar of the First Amendment and Religious Freedom.

    It’s one thing to allow for individual freedom of conscience and private choice of gods, something impossible to legislate for or against. It’s another matter altogether for government to enable any and all religions to proliferate through the land and evangelize our posterity to false gods. This is what the First Amendment legitimizes. It is an unequivocal violation of the First Commandment and the polar opposite of the following First Commandment statute:

    ‘[Y]e shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves. For thou shall worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou … go a whoring after their gods….’ (Exodus 34:13-15)….”

    It’s the First Amendment that the sodomites, lesbians, and atheists hang their hats on and that they’ve been able to utilize for their cause. It’s likewise the First Amendment that so many Christians hang their hat on as if there’s something intrinsically Christian about it when, in fact, it is entirely antithetical to the Bible. It’s thus suicide for Christians to appeal to the First Amendment in any fashion whatsoever.

    For more, see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 11.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

    • Trilemma

      You seem okay with people having a private choice about what they believe about God. Are you okay with people who have similar beliefs about God getting together? Are you okay with these people talking about their beliefs with others? Where do you draw the line concerning what’s okay to do as a result of one’s private choice of beliefs in God?

  • Croquet_Player

    Tee hee. You like prayer before meetings of the government? This is what you get. Let’s set aside what he actually said was some boilerplate anodyne religious hoo-ha. Tough beans. Next up, Satanists. Don’t like it? Don’t allow organized “prayer” before civic meetings. People may pray all they like, before, during, and after all meetings, anywhere, at any time. I’m told God hears all prayers, whether they’re delivered in a formal address in front of a group, or just as a silent thought in one’s own mind. So why insist on the showy version? Because people love a show. I’m no omniscient god, but if I were, I’d certainly respect a silent prayer delivered without onlookers more than the Broadway show version, which is off putting to those compelled to sit through it. “Hey guys! You’re turning people off of my message.” Just sayin’.

    • wandakate

      Well you know that JESUS said “when you pray you go into your closet, your quiet place and pray and GOD will hear your prayers.” You don’t need to sound a trumpet (show off in public), b/c GOD doesn’t want anything like that. The prayer of an individual soul is precious in the sight of GOD.

  • who knows

    The DC swamp has LOST its SOUL and collective mind. My god, how far we have fallen.

    • Etranger

      Amen – especially since January 21st!!

      • who knows

        Are you referring to the Trump Admin’s first day? I sense something sinister in your words?

  • Ginger

    John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” [KJV]
    Don’t make this confusing because it is the simplicity of the Gospel. “He that Believeth on the Son [Jesus Christ] hath everlasting life.” Even a small child can understand this statement. He that believeth not [in] the Son [of God], shall not see [everlasting] life. You either do see, or you do not see; and if you do, eternal life is given to you, and if you do not, then your soul is under the condemnation of judgment. Life is life of the soul, not the flesh.
    There are NO multiple paths! There is only one. Christ speaking John 10:30 “I and My Father are one.” [KJV]

  • ppp777

    Well do you need anymore evidence that ameica is under serious judgement .

  • BeBeX

    The road to hell is paved with ideologies and statements like these. There is Only One God and One Way……His Name is Jesus. It is not because I said so…..it is because God Said So.

  • Algis Matulis

    He should have not been allowed to “pray”. The idiots who invited him should be reprimanded. Can you imagine a Christian being invited to pray before an Islamic government body ? What dupes Americans are for tolerating this , another example of jihad by stealth.

  • David A. Parrish

    We are so far gone as a Nation, from the True and Living God, the Triune Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We have approved the killing of unborn human beings, approved homosexual marriage, we worship new iPhones and net flix videos… and bow at the Altar of DEBT! Congress to allow this just shows how far we are gone, yet the “church” today is all about felt needs and having a better physical-materially Blessed life now… we will indeed fall…. we are 20 minutes away from a EMP NUKE THAT WOULD PUT US IN THE STONE AGE.

    So let’s get busy preaching and living out the Gospel, forsaking the ways of these men, who are just going to all put us deeper in DEBT. WE ARE NOW 1 nation under false god’s!!!!!

    Isa 40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
    Isa 40:16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
    Isa 40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.