Congressman Using Bible to Justify Tsunami?

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) made some very interesting and somewhat questionable comments during the 109th Congressional Prayer Service held on January 4, 2005. Here's is the entire transcript from his reading... which just happened to be amidst all of the other speakers sending their thoughts and their prayers out to the 150,000+ recently deceased as a result of the tsunami disaster. We won't add any emphasis like other sites have been doing.

"A reading of the Gospel, in Matthew 7:21 through 27.

Not every one who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven; but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?

"Then I will declare to them solemnly, 'I never knew you: depart from me, you evil doers.'"

Everyone who listens to these words of mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man, who built his house on a rock:

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, but it did not collapse; it has been set solidly on rock.

And everyone who listens to these words of mine, but does not act on them, will be like a fool who built his house on sand:

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, and it collapsed and was completely ruined."

That's all he says. Nothing more. After that, he returned to his seat. I wonder if there was a certain point hewas trying to make. We won't interpret what he means for you. You can decide for yourself.

Watch the video. He begins at 12:30. [via C-Span]

Listen to the MP3 [via DemWatch ]