Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and a prominent evangelical leader in his own right, waded into contentious waters Tuesday when asked for his views on the religious beliefs of President Obama and the GOP hopefuls.
Graham, the CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told a Morning Joe panel he couldn't say for certain that Obama is a Christian.
The 180 Movie is a nifty film where Ray Comfort hangs out at the beach in cool duds haranguing passers-by until they verbally assent to the Gospel. Wouldn't want to be likewise tongue-lashed into Gospel-submission.
Actually God has slot to say about a true Christian! Read all 123 John. Also he says to test the sprit to see if they are of God. And by there fruits u will know, a true Christian has a heart for the gospel, they have a heart for saving souls, Obama believes on partial abortion, he believe in sodomite and lesbian marriage, his church teaches hate, not love. He is a man of this world. Psalms 1
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Philippians 2
15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 1 Thessalonians 5
5Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 1 John 1
One day we will all understand that The President is a president for all people regardless of faith. "For the people by the people", very familiar statement. The Constitution states that we have a freedom of religion and press.
Being a member of the military, we were required to go where we were needed. It did not matter if the mission was protect to serve, yes kill if necessary!! War is something that the country seems to want but the president has blood on his hand??? We all do, but remember, he is just finishing up a job he inherited.
Too bad we see things so differently; we hear differently, but if we are willing to listen and not judge, our country would be so much better.
To say who is and is not a christian is a human fallacy. Only God knows because he knows the heart.
Franklin, you disappoint me! My HOLY Bible tells me what a Christian is and is not. It is completely obvious Obama is NOT a Christian, he has too much blood on his hands: the first thing he did when he took office was repeal the ban on partial birth abortion. His first concern in office was to make sure the butchery continues!
I'm glad you at least cast doubt on his "spiritual" condition, Franklin, but why all the dancing around the subject? You didn't use to be that way, you were once bold and blunt. What has happened to you, Franklin Graham?
It is correct that ones faith is between yourself and Christ and God. Mr Graham did let the team down by prevaricating about OBAMA. He does not know whether Gingrich or Santorum OR the President are Christians. One can have an opinion about it, but that is all.
Rev Graham should have had the courage of his convictions and said whatever is true, and let the chips fall where they may.
Disappointing really. But that seems to be the problem right across the West. Political correctness and the fear of offending the Muslim. Go figure!
Bnewman. I am sorry, but I don't think he represented (Graham) the Word of God properly. They asked him a simple question.. "do u believe Obama Is a Christian? Easy no. Instead, he wanted to be politicaly correct, or should I say, religiously correct.. Put someone Bold for the Gospel! What doth the Scripture say? 1 John 2
3And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 2 John 1
9Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. Sorry if u think I am negative and dividing. But the Grahams, are antinomians, and teach easy believism. Many people will be going to a place called hell, because they have followed the Grahams alter calls, and go on living like heathens, the rest of their lives. And bare no fruit.. Also.. Many God fearing Christians, went to concentration camps, for their faith in are Lord Jesus Christ. And many False Christians, joi
Concern wrote: What was so hypocritical about his statement is the fact he admitted that the criteria for being a Christian is between that person and God (For Pres Obama). However in the next breath, you can say that two other people are Christians (Santorum and Gingrich). Go Figure!!!
And some folks on here think he upheld the name of Christ throughout the interview!
No wonder the others on the show choked on the crass hypocrisy and double standard. It says something about our generation when even the blind guides of the world demonstrate more discernment than professing Christians. May God have mercy.
Rev Graham or any person professing to be a Christians. What was so hypocritical about his statement is the fact he admitted that the criteria for being a Christian is between that person and God (For Pres Obama). However in the next breath, you can say that two other people are Christians (Santorum and Gingrich). Go Figure!!!
The Bible says: (Jesus speaks) " A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you have love one to another.
Where is the love? Especially in this campaign. The only person showing love, peace, joy, is President Obama (the one that is said not to be a child of God)!
Mike, a corollary of Matthew 12:30 is that he who is with Jesus is NOT against Him, but I see you focus on the negative.
Have you not heard that during the Nazi takeover of Germany, all the churches in Germany were divided? It is so sad that the Christian army is the only one in all of history that shoots its own casualties. It was Nazi Germany that sent people to reprogramming because they did not cross every 't' they way the Nazi's did. Is every Christian who is not in alignment with some confession just another child of Satan? This sounds more like Islam, doesn't it?
The actual point at hand is that Franklin Graham did a tremendous job answering all of his accusers during this interview. Did he not? Then give him credit for that and thank our Lord that there are still men like him that are willing to stand up for Christ in this dark and vile world!
Again.. The Grahams and there crusades, deceive many people, thinking they are saved. Yet not converted. They trust in a alter call, where hundreds are called to the front of these "crusades". They tell them to pray a prayer, as they sing just as I am 5 times in a row. And the Grahams popeishly take them through a prayer, that is not in the scriptures. This is easy belivism, which Is a damnable heresy.Matt7: 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
I think Rev. Graham did a fine job with the interview. The media was trying to get him to make a jugement call and he did not fall for it. He up held the name of Christ through out the interview. Rev Graham is a good man to represent Christians! We can use more men like him in this broken world.
John. Show me where he ever said anything about repentance? Again.. The Grahams teach easy belivism.(antinomians) heresy. Again. Franklin Graham "asked Obama about his conversion." you would think, as a pastor, and evangelist, When franklin heard Obamas "testimony" it was not genuine. They asked Graham, many times. " do u think Obama Is a Christian?. Franklin. He says he is(Obama ). Again... By there fruit, You Will Know. 1 John 4
4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
2 John 1
9Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 3 John 1
11Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Franklin and His ministry teach easy believism. All u have to do, is just say a prayer. I recommend listening to David downs of cornerstone baptist sermon on(ea
Mike wrote: Graham is just another easy believism pastor. No talk of repentance.No sorrow of sin. No talk of a total change of mind,No talk of fruit..no talk, of counting the cost.. Graham asked Obama, about his conversion... So he joined a "church", for political gain., if graham was any kind of a pastor, he would tell these people to repent, for the kingdom of God, is at hand!! And they two, will one day be judged, for there iniquities.They need to bring a pastor, who is sold out, for the gospel, not political gain. Question. Is Obama a Christian? Answer. By their fruit, u will know! Answer.. NO....he is not..
Everytime I have heard Graham preach and his old man preach on television I have heard them state that repentance, sorrow for sin and a total change of mind was needed in order to ask Jesus to become ones Personal Lord and Savior. So I do not know where you got this nonsense that Graham and his old man do not and did not preach about repentance, sorrow for sin and a total change of mind?