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‘Jesus Christ’ Banned from Council Prayers

Bill110 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 7:13 AM
"For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." Romans 14;11 The Mayor may not wish to hear the name of Jesus now, but the day will come when he will bow before the Son of God; and if he doesn't repent, he will end up in "the lake of fire".

The mayor of a Washington town has directed pastors to stop invoking the name “Jesus Christ” in city council invocations.

Don Jensen, the mayor of Longview, Wash., told the Kelso-Longview Ministerial Association that prayers mentioning Christ were not acceptable because they could expose the city to a lawsuit.

The decision has sparked controversy in the city – located about 50 miles north of Portland, Ore.

Mark Schmutz, who pastors the Northlake Baptist Church, said if they can’t speak the name Jesus Christ, association ministers will no longer provide the invocation.

“We need to be able to speak Jesus’ name,” he told...