But in spite of having a nonstop case of the Montezuma's revenge and a horrendous case of projectile regurgitation, nothing that I have spewed from my body smells to high heaven with the putrid stench like these words from pastor Joel Hunter of Northland Community Church spoke at the end of Barack Obama's acceptance speech last evening. When are pastors in today's evangelical world going to have the "ecclesiasticals" to honor the Lord Jesus Christ in the prayers that they give at political rallies? It's as if they forget their biblical moorings, their biblical convictions, and the Christian faith altogether in order to please the gathered hoi palloi with their own brand of fatuous sucking-up to the popular political candidate and their respective media sycophants of the hour.
I have ministered in Joel's church before and that is what makes this post doubly hard. Clear and simple: he should know better; but he is easily swayed by popularity, the pressure of the crowds, and the need for self-validation. In the spirit of postmodernism's false sense of unity he now believes that "people with differing views can work together and can ultimately further their agenda without compromising their core moral convictions." Spoken like a true servile flatter. (At this point you will want to begin singing "We are the Word" and tear up by last chorus).
Hunter's risible prayer and convoluted, multicultural,
ecumenical, universal "amen" at the end
is nothing but sheer spiritual treason...
Hunter is not only a ministerial coward,
but he should be removed from his pastorate
as one who has abandoned the sacred charge
given to all pastors in 2 Tim. 4:1-5.
Watch and listen to another "pastor" compromise biblical truth in this little rant he calls a prayer. AND, do not miss the ending - it is the most poignant and saddest commentary on the current state of Christianity in this country to date.