Donald Trump is not the only one in hot water these days. Franklin Graham is also causing tempers to flare. But as Franklin is the son of Billy Graham, an outspoken preacher, and the CEO of a major non-profit, whatever he does is going to offend a lot of people.
People just love to hate.
And is it any surprise? Franklin Graham tries to consistently speak God’s word. People don’t like that. They don’t like to hear they are sinners or the actions they’re doing are keeping them separate from God.
So folks will do whatever it takes to paint Graham in a poor light. They’ll call him a racist, a bigot, a homophobe- none of that is true. Graham wouldn’t have started Samaritan’s Purse (which serves millions throughout the world) if he thought less of people who were not Americans.
Recently Graham stood in the gap and agreed with Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily stop refugees from seven middle eastern countries from coming to the United States, folks went nuts. Graham was immediately labeled and people said he was not a Christian and not supporting out neighbor.
Some Baptists groups in Puerto Rico have said they will no longer support Franklin Graham’s evangelistic rally in San Juan this weekend because he supports President Donald Trump’s policies, claiming they are “contrary to the values of the Kingdom.”
In a Feb. 4 statement, written in Spanish by Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico Executive Minister Roberto Dieppa-Báez and President Margarita Ramirez, the groups said they “cannot agree with the expressions of Trump as they attack the life of our neighbor and Jesus has always called us to love even enemies and to be our brother’s keeper.”
But Graham countered, saying he is a firm believer in Puerto Ricans and their eternal salvation.
“My purpose for going is to help Puerto Ricans ‘immigrate’ from Earth to Heaven one day.
I want Puerto Ricans, by the thousands — and people everywhere — to have their immigration status in Heaven stamped and sealed with the blood of Jesus Christ for all eternity,” he added.
It’s not that Graham thinks immigrants are bad or even that muslims are bad. He, along with Donald Trump, just want to have a vetting process in place which gives Americans a more responsible approach to immigration.
obama was letting in thousands upon thousands of immigrants, and was calling for even more. There wasn’t a process in place. ISIS was a threat then and they’re a threat now.
So it makes sense to stop the refugees coming into the country until a vetting process is in place. That’s what Trump wanted as well: Security for Americans.
And now people are up in arms over it, trying to crucify Graham.
Graham is right. The Bible says. Go into the world and HELP others and teach the love of Jesus. It didn't say bring all the TERRORISTS into our COUNTRY. Every nation will bow before Jesus.
millions of mUSLIM are accepting Jesus. Praise GOD. BLESS our Country and TRUMP. We are BLESSED.
Graham is right. The Bible says. Go into the world and HELP others and teach the love of Jesus. It didn't say bring all the TERRORISTS into our COUNTRY.
Every nation will bow before Jesus. Millions of mUSLIM are accepting Jesus. Praise GOD. BLESS our Country and TRUMP. We are BLESSED.
We as Christians can make the offer of Friendship and Peace but if our enemies attacks us we will smite them and remove the threat from ourselves and our families. The choice is theirs and with the followers of islam they are not given that opportunity, their belief and the quran tell them to destroy those who do not convert. Totally opposite and they suffer form a long term mental illness.
Rev. Graham is a good man and should not be disrespected because he agrees with a policy of the POTUS. The hate speech in this country continues and shows other countries what a bunch of fools live here. There is no respect anymore and if you disagree with that, then you are a melon head. God bless.
Title 18, USC, Section 1182(f) gives President Trump the authority to keep anyone he wants out of the United States who may endanger American freedom and lives.
I say: Go for it, Mr. President. Do the (POTUS) job obama failed so miserably at.