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Sermon: IT'S NEVER RIGHT TO DO WRONG # 9
Series: EMPOWERED BY GOD TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM (Nehemiah)
Dr. Chuck McAlister
-- Mother Teresa ... chose the streets of Calcutta, India to carry out her ministry to seek out and care for the poor, abandoned, sick, and dying.
-- I may not have agreed with her theology or beliefs on each issue, and I would certainly assert that she had to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to be received into heaven ... because there is no entry into heaven except by Jesus!
-- That said ... I very much did admire the integrity with which Mother Teresa lived her life ... Her words were always consistent with what she believed.
-- The most significant public demonstration of mother Teresa's commitment to be consistent in what she said and how she lived took place on Feb. 3, 1994 ...
... It was the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. with nearly 3,000 people in attendance ... including: Pres. and Mrs. Clinton; VP and Mrs. Gore; a host of liberal Democrats; some conservative Republicans; and moderates of all possible backgrounds ... ½ of the audience were Christians ... the other half was a mix of: Muslims, Jews, agnostics, atheists, reporters, diplomats, bureaucrats, Supreme Court justices, senators, and congressmen ... most of official Washington was there.
-- Mother Teresa ... had to step up on a box to be seen over the podium done to her small size ... but there was nothing small about what she had to say:
"... I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion ..."
-- Applause swept the room ... but not everyone was applauding ... just a few feet from Mother Teresa sat the President and the V.P. with their wives like stone statues ... Due to the applause, Mother Teresa had to pause ... she had said her piece -- now the politically correct thing to do would have been for her to retreat to a more agreeable topic -- but she continu ...
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