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Messianic Rabbi at U.S. Capitol: Where Did Supreme Court Get Authority To ‘Strike Down’ God’s Law on Marriage?

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | April 29, 2016 | 1:42 PM EDT

Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn at 

Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol, Apr. 27,

2016.  (Screenshot: YouTube)

At a Christian prayer event in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn said Israel and America were founded on “God’s calling” but that America today is driving God “out of its public squares,” and that in legalizing homosexual “marriage,” the Supreme Court had overruled “the laws of the Almighty.”

Rabbi Kahn added that in celebrating that ruling by illuminating the White House in the colors of the gay rainbow, President Barack Obama took the “sacred colors of God’s covenant” and turned them “against the purposes of God.”

Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn made his remarks on Apr. 27 during the “Washington – A Man of Prayer” event, where lawmakers, religious leaders, and regular citizens gather to pray in the Capitol for the nation and to honor George Washington.   

“In the history of this world, only two civilizations came into existence on the solitary foundation that God’s calling and purpose was the reason,” said Rabbi Cahn. “The first was Israel, the second was America.”

“But as ancient Israel turned away from her God and His ways, so too has America,” he said.  “The city of a hill, founded for the purpose of the glory of God, drove God out of its government, out of its culture, out of its public squares. It celebrated ungodliness and called evil good and good evil.”

“It lifted up the most innocent and helpless of its inhabitants and slaughtered them on the altars of self-obsession,” said Rabbi Cahn.

“The last time we gathered here on this hill, was the day after the Supreme Court heard the case to decide the future of marriage in this nation,” he said.

“Two months after we gathered here, America’s highest court struck down the order of God, and the day on which it did was the ninth of Tammuz, the ancient day of mourning that commemorates the day that Israel’s hedge of protection was removed in the approach of judgment,” said the Messianic rabbi.

“And so it must be asked, this day, Supreme Court justices, where did you get the authority to overrule the rulings of the Most High?” said Rabbi Cahn.  “And by what authority did you strike down the laws of the Almighty?”

“You are neither the highest court nor the final authority,” he said.  “There is a supreme judge with a supreme justice that does not sleep forever."

The White House illuminated with the colors of the rainbow, which have been adopted by homosexual

activists to represent their cause.  (AP) 

Commenting further on the government’s push to legalize homosexual marriage, Rabbi Cahn said, "And Mr. President, when you assumed the office of your presidency, did you not lay your hand on the Word of God and swear before Him, 'So help me God'?”

“And yet, on the day that the Supreme Court struck down the order of God, you issued the order that the White House be illumined by the colors of the rainbow to celebrate that striking down,” he said.

“Mr. President,” Rabbi Cahn continued, “by what authority did you take the sacred colors of God's covenant, the colors of His throne, and the sign of His mercy in the face of judgment and turn them against the purposes of God and the word of God on which you swore your oath?”

Other speakers and attendees at the prayer event inside the Capitol included House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.). 

Portrait of George Washington. (Public domain.) 

As a Messianic Jew, Jonathan Cahn believes that Jesus Christ is the Messiah as foretold in the Old Testament. Rabbi Cahn runs the Beth Israel congregation in New Jersey. He is the author of the best seller The Harbinger.

According to its website, “Washington – A Man of Prayer commemorates the events of April 30, 1789, when, after being sworn in at Federal Hall, President Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel where, as one of his first official acts, the president offered a prayer of dedication to God on America’s behalf.”

The prayer gathering to honor Washington takes place inside the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, “formerly the Old House Chamber, which was the location of weekly Christian church services from 1800 to 1869,” reads the website.  

“It was actually the largest church on the east coast,” states the website.   “Legislation allowing that use was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson who attended there as did President Adams after him.  These past three years, God has allowed us to do something that has not occurred in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall in over 100 years – a Christian led prayer event!”


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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman