Friday, June 12, 2009

Invoking Evil Upon Others said Baptist Preacher

im·pre·cate (mpr-kt)
tr.v. im·pre·cat·ed, im·pre·cat·ing, im·pre·cates
To invoke evil upon; curse.

[Latin imprecri, imprect- : in-, towards; see in-2 + precr, to pray, ask; see prek- in Indo-European roots.]

impre·cator n.
impre·ca·tory (-k-tôr, -tr) adj.

Former Southern Baptist Convention officer prays for Obama to die

by: Pam Spaulding

"So you're praying for the death of the president of the United States?"


..."You would like for the president of the United States to die?" Colmes asked once more.

"If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that's correct."

I will say that I am not much of a Biblical Scholar, but being in a small Bible study group, we have read much of the New Testament and I can't recall Jesus calling for imprecatory prayers from his Apostles upon those who would seek his death, or hinder his ministry. People's calling upon God to invoke evil or a curse on any person seems to me to be against all the writing and stories that we can find within the New Testament of one's Bible. I know God is selective as to how s/he might grant people prayers and thoughts, but to claim that someone should be "taken out" by the God we pray to is way beyond my comprehension. Is it people with this much influence that is giving the 'green light' to those of questionable mental health problems to carry out this Preachers call to inflict evil upon someone who has not publicly be 'born again"? Wasn't Dr. George Tiller praying in his church, a Elder of his church? And what drove the white supremacist to enter the Holocaust Museum and begin shooting the Security Guard. I am quite befuddle by all the encouraged violence that is being inflicted upon humanity in the name of religion and fear of Government control.

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