Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another “Christian Star” Fails to Defend Christianity

Are you like me and you get really aggravated when a high-profile “Christian” preacher get on TV or in an interview and cannot express what or who is a Christian is? They make fools of themselves and degrade Christianity as they hem and haw when asked if so-and-so is a Christian or not, and they stutter around trying not to upset the antagonist reporter or anybody else instead of giving a solid biblical answer to those types of questions.

Recently, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s preacher son, was interviewed by a MSNBC panel on "Morning Joe" (http://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-not-so-sure-president-obama-is-christian-video-69929/) that asked him if President Obama was a Christian. Graham responded, “You have to ask him. I cannot answer that question for anybody. All I know is I'm a sinner, and God has forgiven me of my sins… You have to ask every person. He has said he's a Christian, so I just have to assume that he is”. What a cop out!

Yes, I realize that we cannot truly know a person’s heart nor the extent of their relationship with Jesus, but come on… Do you really think that a person who has used every ounce of the power of the presidency of the United States to crush anything to do with Christianity is a Christian? He promotes abortion on demand, homosexual marriage and forced contraception funding; his best friends and contributors all atheist, communist and Christianity haters.

The Bible says that we shall know a tree by its fruit, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:15-20)

Obama is not a Christian and Graham should have had the sense to have said so. But can we expect? Graham also said this concerning Mormonism in the same article, “They believe in Jesus Christ. They believe a lot of other things, too.”

Does Franklin Graham even know what constitutes Christianity? Does he not know what the basic tenants of Christianity are? No wonder the media loves guys like Graham and Joel Osteen… all the journalists have to do is sit back and pile up the ratings as they allow these supposed Christian leaders make fools of themselves and Christianity.

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