Perhaps it takes someone on the outside looking in to accurately diagnose the spiritual state of America.
That’s what Cardinal Robert Sarah, a native of the West African nation of Guinea, did Tuesday at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., reported Catholic News Agency.
“God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated … “in the name of ‘tolerance'” in the U.S., he said, citing “legalization of same-sex marriage, the obligation to accept contraception within health-care programs, and even ‘bathroom bills’ that allow men to use the women’s restrooms and locker rooms.”
“Should not a biological man use the men’s restroom?” he asked. “How simpler can that concept be?”
The cardinal shifted his focus from the social and political realm to the church itself, warning against subversion of its orthodoxy and “demonic ‘gender ideology'” that threatens to wound the family unit itself.
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“The Holy Father openly and vigorously defends Church teaching on contraception, abortion, homosexuality, reproductive technologies, the education of children and much more,” he said.
Sarah exhorted attendees fight against the spiritual corrosion and to “be prophetic, be faithful and, above all, pray.”
“In the end, it is God or nothing.”
Sarah’s message closely parallels that of “America’s prophet,” Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
WND reported Cahn’s, whose “The Harbinger” book racked up months on the New York Times best-sellers list, warning that America, through its Supreme Court and White House, has defied the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the only answer now is a revival.
“We stand here at this critical hour between two altars, and two gods. The voice of the Lord cries out, ‘Choose you this day whom you shall serve,'” he said at the recent 2016 National Day of Prayer event in Washington.
“Our choice is not between one candidate and another; it is between God and Baal.”
Cahn, who at the recent “Washington: A Man of Prayer” event in Statuary Hall demanded from the U.S. Supreme Court justices to know where they got the authority to overrule God on marriage, noted, “70 years ago, the chaplain of the U.S. Senate said, ‘If the Lord is God then serve Him, but if Baal, then serve him and go to hell.”
“That warning is all the more critical today,” Cahn said. “We come to Washington not to seek the agency of government, but to seek the agency of the Holy Spirit. … There is no other way but revival. We commit ourselves to pray for that revival and not only to pray for that revival but by the power of God to walk in that revival.”
He continued, “We have come here because our hope and our trust is not in man, it is in God. Specifically, our trust is in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God of Moses, Elijah, the Red Sea and the resurrection. The God of the impossible.”
Cahn was dubbed “America’s prophet” a year ago by Dan Cummins, who organizes the “Washington: A Man of Prayer” event for members of Congress each year.
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Watch Jonathan Cahn at the 2016 Washington: A Man of Prayer event:
“Follow Baal and go to hell!” thundered Cahn just a year ago at the “Man of Prayer.”
The speech became an Internet sensation, with more than 11 million people viewing it on just one of the social media sites where it was posted. Millions more saw it elsewhere.