Monday, June 8, 2015

Franklin Graham's Comments --How Such Hypocrisy of Christianity Seems to Know No Limit

The hypocrisy of Christianity seems to know no limit:-(

Read this statement by Franklin Graham and contrast it with the stated views of the Billy Graham Association and the leaders promoted in their magazine, Decision, each month!

Franklin Graham
June 5 at 9:04am ·
"Have you ever asked yourself–how can we fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community? Every day it is something else! Tiffany’s started advertising wedding rings for gay couples. Wells Fargo bank is using a same-sex couple in their advertising.

And there are more. But it has dawned on me that we don’t have to do business with them. At the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we are moving our accounts from Wells Fargo to another bank. And guess what—we don’t have to shop at Tiffany & Co., there are plenty of other jewelry stores.

This is one way we as Christians can speak out—we have the power of choice."

You say "we have the power of choice." Then why does your magazine, Decision, each month promote Christian leaders such as John Piper who claim NO human has any choice?

Who claim that most of the billions of us were foreordained to eternal damnation from before the creation of the universe. That God only loves to save a limited number of humans through a "limited atonement." That God only "unconditionally" elected a limited number of humans.

Why do leaders of the BGA claim that God only wills for a limited number of humans to be rescued?!

We used to support Billy Graham's ministry. Back in the "Good News" days, before the "Gospel" became horrific news for most people. I still remember being a counselor at one of the BGA crusades, still remember Billy Graham emphasizing in his sermons and conversations that God is love,
and that God loves every single human being
and wills for every single human being to saved.

But all that has changed.

We will never support the Billy Graham Association any more.

Fighting against such darkness,

Daniel Wilcox


Yekaterina Haussler said...

Well, there is one thing they are right about - and that is about having a choice! They have a choice to shop at a different jewelry store and bank at a different bank. You, in turn, have a choice not to listen to their bullshit....

Daniel Wilcox said...

Only it's much worse than b.s. Leaders like John Piper claim all humans have no choice, that even the movement of only one molecule was predestined by God. As well as every killing tornado (the winds belong to Jesus; he sent them:-( and every rape and murder was planned by God as well as Graham's statements.


Yekaterina Haussler said...

"The winds belong to Jesus" - sounds almost.. pagan! Wow! Ancient Greeks and Romans at least believed that fate is something that even gods have no power over... here, Jesus creates fate. Hmmm... Rape and murder - planned by God? That makes Him an accessory before the fact. :) I think they were trying to understand the statement 'Everything happens for a reason" and got lost somewhere...

Daniel Wilcox said...

The central trouble with determinism in all of its forms--whether pagan, Christian, atheist, Muslim, Hindu--is that it dehumanizes, takes away the ability to respond, distorts, turns every human into a thing, means ethics have no meaning, and either creates hopelessness or arrogance.
The last failing is the worst probably. History shows how most of the horror of slaughter, rapine, abuse, and persecution came about because of determinism--whether in The Illiad, Augustine-Calvin, Muhammad-ISS, Krishna-The Mahabharata/Bhagavad Gita or Marx-Stalin.

What determinism/fatalism fails to factor in is creativity, human reason, and chance.

Of course, if it is fated that I write this right now, I guess it's been determined since the Big Bang or before, that I not be a determinist;-)

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