February 5th, 2008 11:27 EST
Good Friday prayer to be rewritten by Pope
MEDIA ADVISORY, Feb. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- "In a very disturbing acquiescence to "political correctness," Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the approval of non-Christians and unbelievers over the truth of Christ," said Dr. Gary L. Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Because Christians are commanded by Christ to demonstrate love, they must pray for the conversion of non- Christians which Christians believe are lost. Christians single out the Jews for prayer out of a genuine concern for their souls."
The Catholic Church has announced that Pope Benedict XVI will rewrite the Good Friday prayer to remove what some have claimed are negative references to Jews. The prayer reads, "Almighty and everlasting God, you do not refuse your mercy even to the Jews; hear the prayers which we offer for the blindness of that people so that they may acknowledge the light of your truth, which is Christ, and be delivered from their darkness."
The references to the "blindness" and "darkness" of the Jews are to be stricken from the prayer because of the efforts of people like Abraham Foxman and organizations like the Jewish Anti-Defamation League.
"Christians have always believed that Jesus is the only Savior of mankind and the true Light of the world," said Cass. "To not believe in Christ is to not see Him as the Savior and therefore to be spiritually blind. If you do not live in the light of Christ, you therefore live in spiritual darkness. This is biblical Christian truth, even if it is "politically incorrect." "
"The temerity of some Jews to demand that a prayer for the conversion of the Jews be stricken from the prayers of the church is astonishing," said Cass. "For two thousand years Israeli Jews have renounced Christ and Christians. Jewish teachers have belittled Christ and Christians in the most strident terms in their sacred writings, the Talmud. I do not see these same Jews demanding anti-Christian texts be removed from their Talmud."
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is a non- profit organization devoted to protecting the rights of Christians to confidently live their faith. Dr. Gary Cass has degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as Executive Director of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Gary Cass, call (954) 551-9770 or contact Sharaya Cass at (877) 508- 2232.