The following are excerpts from an October 7, 2007 article appearing on WorldNetDaily.com.
“Bush: All religions pray to ‘same God’”
WorldNetDaily.com – October 7, 2007
President George Bush has repeated his belief all religions, “whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God” ““ an assertion that caused outrage among evangelical leaders when he said it in November 2003.
Bush made the statement on October 5, 2007, in an interview with Al Arabiya reporter Elie Nakouzi.
As the president and Nakouzi walked from the Oval Office to the Map Room in the White House residence, Nazouki asked, “But I want to tell you ““ and I hope this doesn’t bother you at all ““ that in the Islamic world they think that President Bush is an enemy of Islam ““ that he wants to destroy their religion, what they believe in. Is that in any way true, Mr. President?”
“No, it’s not,” said Bush. “I’ve heard that, and it just shows [sic] to show a couple of things: One, that the radicals have done a good job of propagandizing. In other words, they’ve spread the word that this really isn’t peaceful people versus radical people or terrorists, this is really about the America not liking Islam.
“Well, first of all, I believe in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That’s what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace. And I believe people who murder the innocent to achieve political objectives aren’t religious people, whether they be a Christian who does that ““ we had a person blow up our ““ blow up a federal building in Oklahoma City who professed to be a Christian, but that’s not a Christian act to kill innocent people.
[Bush's October 5, 2007] statement echoes one made by Bush in November 2003 during a joint press conference with then-Prime Minister Tony Blair. A reporter noted Bush had frequently expressed the view that freedom is a gift from “the Almighty,” but questioned whether Bush believes “Muslims worship the same Almighty” as the president and other Christians do.
“I do say that freedom is the Almighty’s gift to every person. I also condition it by saying freedom is not America’s gift to the world,” Bush replied. “It’s much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same god,” reported the London Telegraph.
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-Click here to read the full transcript from President Bush’s interview with Al Arabiya.
-Scripture is extremely clear that there is only one way to Heaven: Jesus Christ. Below are five passages from the Bible that attest to salvation through Christ alone.
-John 14:6 – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
-Acts 4:12 – “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
-Romans 10:9-11 – “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
-Philippians 2:10,11 – “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
-I Timothy 2:5,6 – “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
-This is not the first time President Bush has run afoul of Scripture during his presidency. Follow the links below to read about other instances where President Bush’s words or actions have directly contradicted Scriptural teachings on social issues.
-Pro-Lifers Upset with Bush Over Support for Morning-after Abortion Pill
-Bush Appoints Another Openly Homosexual Ambassador
-President Bush “hasn’t lifted a finger” for Marriage Amendment
-Bush Administration Promotes “Global Homosexual Activism”
-Bush Grows Slack Concerning His Promise to Prosecute Pornography
-Bush Keeps Clinton Policy on Homosexual “Rights” in Federal Workplace