Sadly the title to this post is not one found in the Babylon Bee, but the reality of a church that is teetering on the brink of complete apostasy.
At its General Assembly in Portland, Oregon this year, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A invited a spirit of inclusion and ecumenicalism that reached out to the community at large to share in their gathering. One of the people they invited to offer a prayer at the beginning of their assembly was Wajidi Said from the Muslim Community in Portland. (http://www.charismanews.com/us/58128-presbyterian-church-usa-caught-praying-to-allah). The prayer to Allah can be seen here starting at the 14-minute mark. After chanting something in Arabic, he prayed
Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path – the path of all the prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Peace be upon them all Amen. (This portion appears to have been unscripted. Said then proceeded with his scripted prayer.)
“In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful, let us praise the Lord. The creator of the universe, the most merciful, the most compassionate and the Lord of the universe who has created us and made us into nations and tribes, from male and females that we may know each other, not that we might despise each other, or may despise each other. Incline towards peace and justice and trust in God, for the Lord is one that hears and knows everything and the servants of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful, gracious are those who walk in the earth in humility and when bigots and hateful and Islamaphobes address them, they say peace. Peace be upon them and peace be upon Allah.”
In robotic fashion, the attenders at the assembly read in unison “Amen! May our grief be more than sentiment and our ‘amen’ more than words. God lead us on that our work may transform our neighborhoods into communities of inclusion and peace.”
In offering their “amen” of “more than words,” the PCUSA General Assembly affirmed the position of prophet for Muhammad, and therefore, the authority of the Qur’an that he dictated to his followers.
More distressingly, the General Assembly also affirmed the lordship of the demon-god, Allah, by agreeing that he is the most compassionate and lord of the universe. In a gesture of ecumenicalism the PCUSA equated the Triune, Yahweh with the vengeful, moon god of the Muslims. The General Assembly allowed the Muslim to pray to Allah and the congregation agree in the prayer as if they worshiped the same god. (Perhaps they do.)
Also, by assenting to the Muslim prayer, the members at the General Assembly allowed their gathering to be used for the proselytizing of Christians to leave the straight and narrow way to walk the “straight path,” the path of Muhammad. The “straight path,” as prayed by Said, is from the opening surah in the Qur’an. The PCUSA allowed a Muslim to introduce the Christians of their assembly to the basics of Islam.
From approving same-sex “marriage” to supporting abortion the PCUSA has consistently sided against God. Now they’ve opened their 2016 General Assembly in prayer to a false god. Ichabod. I believe the glory of the LORD has departed this church. If ever there was a time to reject the PCUSA as apostate, it is now.