MANDATED CHRISTIAN PRAYER IN PUBLIC SCHOOL IS AN OBNOXIOUS AND ATROCIOUS BAD IDEA

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This sermon excerpt was delivered by Dr. John Gerstner in Dr. Carl Bogue’s church in Akron, Ohio on 30 September 1990.  To listen to the sermon in its entirety click here.

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 … if my people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

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 The LORD is far from the wicked,
but He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:29

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 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, God listens to him.

John 9:31

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 You made my enemies turn their backs to me,
and those who hated me I destroyed.
They cried for help, but there was none to save;
they cried to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

Psalm 18:40-41

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  Because I have called and you refused to listen,
have stretched out My hand and no one has heeded,
because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,
I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when terror strikes you,
when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
Then they will call upon Me, but I will not answer;
they will seek Me diligently but will not find Me.

Proverbs 1:24-28

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The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to Him.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
but He loves him who pursues righteousness.

Proverbs 15:8-9

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 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty works in Your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Jesus of Nazareth, as quoted from Matthew 7:21-23

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The original audio was poorly recorded on substandard equipment. There were numerous irreparable problems with the original recording. I have done my best to improve and restore it using Sony Sound Forge software, but was unable to achieve the desired result.

My deepest apology if you have difficulty understanding the message.

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Listen to the 6 minute excerpt:

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