National Council of Churches Praises AhmadinejadMonday, October 8th, 2007
More Christians are quickly joining the ranks of the “fallen away” predicted in the Bible.
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
2 Timothy 4:1-4
The head of a pro-Israel ministry is deeply troubled that the National Council of Churches recently heaped glowing praise on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Recently the associate general secretary for interfaith relations for the National Council of Churches (NCC) sent a letter to President Bush stating that he wished the president would meet with the Iranian leader. J. Daryl Byler said a conversation between the two men “could signal a positive change in a relationship severed more than 25 years ago.”
“Why are we cozying up to a guy who’s calling for our total destruction, and then actually saying glowing things about a man who’s having messianic visions, who feels it’s his responsibility to bring on the Mahdi,” she (Jan Markell, founder of Olive Tree Ministries) says. “I just think that things are spinning way out of control. I mean, trusting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, trusting his word could be fatal to nations, not just to individuals. The entire Middle East could go up in flames at any time.”