The God of Freedom – National Prayer Day

  • At the White House was an event where President Trump spoke about the importance of prayer.  He also spoke about the importance of belief in God as part of America.
  • America connects to the God of freedom.  There is only one God but he has been revealed in many different ways.
  • Today America is the representative in the world of the God of freedom working with a strong hand and an outstretched arm for peace and religious harmony.

On May 2, 2019 was a National Day of Prayer in America.  The motto of this event is Pray for America. Love one another.  President Trump in honor of National Day of Prayer issued a proclamation.

At the White House was an event where President Trump spoke about the importance of prayer.  He also spoke about the importance of belief in God as part of America.  He had representatives from both Christian and Jewish Americans to lead in these prayers.  He singled out this year as a difficult year for peace between religions in America and mentioned the various terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches in the world. He had special guests from the most recent attack on the synagogue in Poway California who were the two border patrol guards who were visiting the synagogue while off duty who prevented a further massacre.  He also had Rabbi Goldstein from Chabad Polway to speak about the attack and to give faith to the people of America in the name of the Lubavitch Rabbi.  See the Trump message on you tube:

America connects to the God of freedom.  There is only one God but he has been revealed in many different ways.  The God of Freedom includes in it all the other revelations of One God on earth beginning with Mount Sinai when the Jewish people received their religion by the prophet Moses.  In the light of the God of freedom, God is one but he is not limited to one specific revelation or religion but includes in his essence the combination of many revelations of his essence. Christian revelativists will admit that there is not one absolute truth; and God his essence is forever unknown.  Each religion claims to be the closest to the revelation of the essence of God.  Each religion is a separate revelation of God, Judaism, Christianity, and Muslim.  The God of America is the God of freedom which includes all the revelations of God united together.  About this aspect of God Trump spoke in his address to the people of America and to the world on National Day of Prayer.

President Trump focused his speech on the need for unity and peace between the religions of the world.  He also attacked atheists who are fighting against religion especially in working toward legislation to do abortions freely without discretion.  This is the negative side of freedom which allows people to become atheist and trample on the foundations of faith and the law of God.  Freedom needs religion; religions need the strong hand and outstretched arm of freedom to prevent religious violence.  God revealed himself as the God of Freedom in Exodus:12 where it says that God took out the people of Israel from bondage with “a strong hand and an outstretched arm.”  Today America is the representative in the world of the God of freedom working with a strong hand and an outstretched arm for peace and religious harmony.

The picture above is of the Statue of liberty.  There was once a plot by ISIS to blow up the Statue of Liberty.

Is the Statue of Liberty to be considered an idol of worship or is it a symbol which America defends to defeat religious extremism.  No matter how important religions believe to follow their law with complete obedience they also have to make a place for freedom and universality.

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David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.
http://www.worldunitypeace.org

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