Is America Intolerant of Christianity? A Prayer Letter From Franklin Graham


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Is America Intolerant of Christianity?  A Prayer Letter From Franklin Graham

 

 

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

 

Christians must never compromise their allegiance to the Savior, no matter what others may think.

 

“We need God’s Word and His laws now more than ever.”

— Franklin Graham

 

Recently I was at a White House meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and had the opportunity to remind him that our main problem in America is that we have taken God out of our society and out of our government. We need God’s Word and His laws now more than ever.

 

Disobedience to God’s Word and His laws has wreaked havoc across the political, economic, and spiritual landscape of our country. There is scandal after scandal, and yet our nation’s leaders seem even more belligerent toward Christians.

 

If we hold up God’s standards, we are accused of being intolerant. “Tolerance” is one of today’s hot buttons, but in reality the true and fast-growing “intolerance” is for Christianity—anything that stands for Jesus Christ.

 

 

Christians must never compromise their allegiance to the Savior, no matter what others may think.

 

The Lord is looking for men and women who will fully commit their heart, soul, and lives to His kingdom. We find in 1 Samuel that Saul was anointed to lead the Hebrew people. At first he won favor with the people and was victorious in battle. But in chapter 13, we read that Saul feared the opinions of men more than the commands of almighty God.

 

In a raid in the desert outside Jerusalem against Israel’s enemy the Amalekites, God had told Saul to fully destroy this enemy along with all their possessions. Instead, Saul spared King Agag and kept some of the choice sheep and oxen. He disobeyed God’s command. When the Prophet Samuel arrived and saw the evidence of Saul’s clear disobedience, he pronounced God’s judgment. “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. … Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king” (1 Samuel 15:22–23, ESV).

 

Think about it—partial obedience is really no obedience at all. Complete obedience is what the Lord desires. We must never back down from fully following Christ because we fear public opinion or the ridicule of others.

 

Jesus Christ has commanded us to “go … and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19)—that commandment applies to each one of us, all of His followers. We can’t fix all the social injustices and problems of our day, but we have been called to take this Gospel to the ends of the earth.  We exist to proclaim the lifesaving Gospel of our Savior to as many as possible.

 

May God bless you,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Graham, President

 

 

© 2013 BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION. BGEA IS A REGISTERED 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

 

 

 

 

 

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

 

May the grace the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen!

 

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2 Responses to Is America Intolerant of Christianity? A Prayer Letter From Franklin Graham

  1. Racheal says:

    God needs to be the center of a nation 4 the nation to be dedicated to God

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