The Statism of Franklin Graham And The Decay Of America

Franklin Graham, recently spoke about how Christians should be gay friendly and yet in an earlier statement he had called for the banning of Sharia law!

Franklin Graham, in a Facebook post is quoted as saying: The BBC just published a story about life under radical Islam—what it’s really like. This is a vivid reminder of why Sharia law should be banned in the U.S. and all countries that cherish freedom and liberty. Some western governments are actually considering allowing Sharia law in certain Muslim communities in their countries—can you believe it? ISIS is imposing Sharia law on hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians who want to be free. Women are oppressed, Christians and minorities are persecuted and murdered, homosexuals are tortured and killed. President Obama seems to be at a loss as to what to do. Pray that God will give him and our leaders wisdom, and pray for all those living under Islam.

Regarding Sodomites Franklin said, "being gay-friendly is not optional — especially for those of us who call ourselves Christians. Jesus himself issued an ultimatum in the New Testament Gospel of John: 'A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.' By the same token, we are not called upon to accept or endorse anything that runs contrary to what Scripture teaches, which means we can oppose a TV ad promoting a home with an adopted child and lesbian parents while still loving those represented in the ad.

He says that Sharia Law should be banned by all countries that cherish freedom and liberty. On the other hand believes that we should be loving to our neighbors? I would like to know by what standard is "freedom and liberty" determined? Scripture declares that God's Law is the perfect law of liberty (James 2:12), but is Franklin calling for a ban upon the nation building of democracy which lies and inserts itself in wars for the purpose of establishing this "law?"

Why is it that Sharia law should be banned but a U.S. military invasion of other countries shouldn't be banned? Why is it that when it comes to the nature of law that he speaks about Sharia law but doesn't speak of the Jehovah God of the Bible and His perfect Law on the matter? Why hasn't Franklin Graham called for the states to implement the death penalty for the crime of Sodomy and rape while also calling for Christian's to be friendly to them? Why is it that it fine to reject companies on the basis of endorsement for Sodomy but not reject this wicked government and its illegal military action?

How about Christian's need to be Jehovah friendly and stop catering to the wickedness that is now running off of the fumes of this wicked form of government? Why can't Christians call for a ban against this godless government and illegal wars while also being more interested in pleasing God regarding these social issues rather than pleasing the wicked?

I believe it is high time that Christians recognize that God's Law doesn't merely have a place in society but rather that it is the only just and perfect law given to man. Christians have far too long seen the civil sphere as something that is off limits to God and His Law. So many today see God's Law only applicable to the individual, the family, and Church. When the issue of government comes up, so many will basically retreat behind the constitution and invoke it as the standard.

Why is it that we do this? Why can't we understand that the reasons this nation is decaying is because of Christians failing to take on this Babylonian system of government?

Some of you would push back at me and say that Jesus never started a revolution when He was here. I would say, sure, however. After the resurrection, Jesus said to "go and make disciples of nations." Disciples of nations is precisely what this pagan government is doing with its notion of "nation building." The concept here that all nations need to follow a constitutional path in order to maintain peace and equal rights but this is not what Jesus meant. Jesus qualified His words in Matthew 28:20 by saying "teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Not, teaching them everything the U.S. Constitution has commanded you!

Please excuse me if I point out that it is that very system that has allowed Sodomites to parade on the streets, allow for the murder of babies, and begin a system wide anti-Christian educational agenda designed to destroy the Christian heritage that once shined bright here. No wonder Muslims are able to stir up so much support against the U.S.A. and its "nation building." They do not want Sodomites parading in their streets or their woman being indoctrinated by feminism, or their children taught to kiss the same sex!

God is the only lawgiver. The state is called the minister of God for a reason in Romans 13. This was not a mere endorsement of whatever man decides to do regarding governing. We need to rethink this issue of the Kingdom of God and recognize that it much broader than mere individual salvation and Church building. It is a nation moving event commanded by Jesus. How about we start thinking bigger about this and start making disciples of nations rather than nations making disciples of us!?

Scriptures to consider:

"For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us." - Isaiah 33:22

"See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'" - Deuteronomy 4:5-6

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