Saturday, April 24, 2010

Franklin Graham is on the mark

Franklin Graham has been taken off the guest list at the Pentagon's National Day of Prayer meeting because he has said some negative things about Islam and the generals in charge of the event think that is "inappropriate."

Graham has said Islam is a dangerous and evil religion. Who can disagree with that? Islam killed nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. It kills daily around the world. That makes it dangerous.

It uses children and women as walking bombs. That makes it evil. Oh, and it keeps women in subjection. You know, I find it amazing, yet typical of them, that liberals who are bent out of shape because the Catholic church won't allow women to be priests absolutely adore Islam, which won't allow women to be anything. Maybe liberals are dangerous and evil.

Now here's something scary: Less than half of the American Protestant ministers agree wholeheartedly with Franklin Graham.

Forty-seven percent agreed with Graham. Twelve percent agreed with both. About a quarter of pastors agreed with Bush alone.

Most American ministers, I suspect, don't believe that Jesus is "the way, the truth and the life." They don't agree with Jesus who said that "no man comes to the Father except by me." The new, emerging church teaching that is being latched onto by ministers is that all religions are just different paths to the same God. The new teaching is that Jesus didn't die for us so that his blood sacrifice could save us from sin, he died only as an example of the way we are supposed to live.

Evangelical Christianity is moving into the position it was in during the early church days in the Roman Empire. The Romans were religious people, who worshiped many gods. They believed the Christians were atheists because the Christians worshiped just Jesus Christ, the express image of the Father God, and denied the existence of the legion of Roman gods. The Romans persecuted the Christians because of that.

I wonder if any of the early church leaders were invited to attend an Empire Day of Prayer event and then were uninvited (and thrown to the lions or crucified or covered with tar and set ablaze) because they said Jesus Christ was the only way to heaven?

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