Dr. Billy Graham will “Lie in Honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda” on Wednesday, February 28, and Thursday, March 1.
Former President Barack Obama found himself in hot water with his progressive constituency last week by a tweet honoring the late Reverend Billy Graham. Headline:
“Obama faces progressive backlash for tweet honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham,” the Washington Times headlined.
Retweeting Obama, Christian Carter appeared to think that the former president was swimming against the tide: “Wasn’t really feeling the love and guidance… He may have done well by many people, but the man also hurt countless individuals in the LGBT and other communities. We don’t need to celebrate his death, the same as we don’t need to celebrate his life.”
Kaylara, a self-professed pagan, had some more inept sagacity to share on Obama’s tweet: “Nope. He spent decades demonizing my religion and directing hatred at us as well as the LGBTQ community. He gave hope and guidance to horrible people on how to be more horrible and bilked poor people to enrich himself, and taught his kids that too.”
The ‘progressive backlash’ aimed at former homosexual marriage and transgender bathroom champion President Barack Obama is that homosexuals transitioned from a ‘libertarian’ position in 2008 – framed as “Do us a favor, and let us live our lives in the privacy of our homes” – to a ‘totalitarian’ stance during Obama’s American experiment, 2009-2017, resulting in “Christian bakers, Christian photographers, and Christian retreat centers will take part in our weddings or be bankrupted.” Prayerfully, this was their last gasp.
If not for Divine Intervention in 2016, in the unwonted form of Donald J. Trump, fascism would well be on its way to a centurial run under the tutelage of a Hillary Clinton presidential victory. The dog whistle sent from her predicted electoral triumph promised that “Christians will sanction and ceremonialize same-sex weddings or spend time in jail.” Boy, did we dodge a bullet.
Progressive liberals are relentless, and brazen. Bolstered by their ‘Amen Corner’ – the cultural mountains of influence of America: public education, higher learning, newsrooms, sports, the Courts, the Fortune 500, Big business, Hollywood, and medicine – these Leftist crusaders do still live to fight another day.
A telling example, Juan Williams authored an opinion piece in The Hill, “Evangelicals sell their souls for Trump.” [February 19, 2018]
My friend Rev. Dr. Laurence White’s response should be planted deep into the soil of the about 65M-80M Evangelical, and 40M Pro-Life Catholic, Christian constituency:
“Mr. Williams misses the point, although I was pleasantly surprised by his righteous indignation over sexual faithfulness between husband and wife in marriage. A political candidate is chosen for his position on the issues not his/her personal piety. Neither Donald nor Hillary are practicing Christians. Their professions of faith are superficial at best and consistently inconsistent with their lifestyles. To assert the moral superiority of Hillary over Donald is ridiculous and irrelevant. Moral indignation in politics is almost always selective – my guy is a saint and your guy is the devil. Williams is guilty of the same hypocrisy that he is attacking in his article. An election is not a canonization. The most consistent Christian in the oval office in modern times was Jimmy Carter. His presidency was a disaster. At the same time, despite his commitment to the Lord of Life who established the family, he supported abortion and the destruction of marriage. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has proven to be the most pro-life, pro-family president since Ronald Reagan. I hope and pray that more authentic Christians will run for office. But even then there will still be no perfect candidates. In the meantime our God has a remarkable way of using flawed instruments to accomplish His purpose.”
Joseph Boot comes through with the gist of the issue: “First, culture is the public manifestation of the religious faith commitment of a people (be it Islamic, Christian, humanistic, etc…) so in fact there is no avoiding religious ‘civilization’ and ‘culture’ where any given worldview predominates. That is to say, there is no such thing as a neutral culture. ‘Multiculturalism’ is therefore just a contemporary term for polytheism (many gods). But no society can be governed by more than one ultimate source of authority without provoking civil conflict and social chaos. This is for the simple reason that Sharia law is not equal to English Common Law; nor is the Hindu caste system equal to the Western legal tradition of equality before the law. Each system has a different source of sovereignty and thereby a different God or ‘god’ behind them.”
America cannot function when both Secularism and Christianity “are perceived and treated as equally ultimate – the result of such irrationality can only be social suicide and judicial chaos.”
“Clearly someone’s vision of law and justice is going to be legislated and someone’s vision of ‘love’ endorsed by the state – an ‘establishment orthodoxy’ that opposes rival orders is inescapable.”
About 250 pastors are running for local office in 2018: city council, school board, parks and recreation, etc. Thank God that Gideons and Rahabs are now taking up a place in the front ranks of the battle for the Soul of America.
American Renewal Project
[1-3] Joseph Boot, The Mission of God, A Manifesto Of Hope For Society.
Is Hillary Clinton an ‘enemy’ of religious liberty?
Psalm 116:15 King James Version (KJV)Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Back in the 1930’s, a group of farmers in North Carolina prayed for the Lord to raise a vessel to take the Gospel around the world. Among the farmers were the parents of Billy Franklin Graham, and little did they realize that the Lord would answer their prayer through their son. At that time, Billy was a gangly youth, more interested in girls and becoming a professional baseball player like Babe Ruth. While Billy was sowing his wild oats, he became saved at a tent revival with Mordecai Ham preaching. He surrendered to the ministry while attending Wheaton College. In his early years, he went into the woods and preached to the trees and to the wildlife around him. He was called the human windmill because his arms were continually flailing in all directions while he spoke. Billy started as a hellfire and brimstone preacher, warning people about the wrath of God. Since then, Billy has preached the Gospel to more people than anyone else in history. Over two hundred and fifteen million people have heard him preach, and he has spoken in one hundred and fifty countries. He has counseled every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.
Like countless Christians, I have been to the Cove Training Center, and to the Billy Graham School of Evangelism. Billy himself showed up one evening at his school for evangelism straight from Moscow! I have also seen him preach at the Washington D. C. Convention Center in the early 1980’s. He had a special anointing. He said the three reasons his ministry was successful were prayer, prayer and prayer. He was thrust into the public eye and into American conscience during his 1949 Tent Revival in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Times encouraged newspapers all over the country to “Puff Billy.” The rest is history… Two things happened prior to this watershed tent crusade. 1)Billy ran into Henrietta Mears, who straightened out his theology. Billy was already influenced by the “all inclusive” message that said Jesus was only one of many ways. Henrietta taught him how to trust the Word of God and all that it said. 2)Along with his famous mission/crusade team with George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows, they adopted what has been called the “Modesto Manifesto.” They agreed that while on the road, they would never dine with a woman alone, they would walk circumspectly with a Christian decorum, and that they would handle their finances with integrity. (Billy received a salary equivalent to that of a pastor of a Baptist Church in a large city). Another thing Billy is noted for, is breaking down racial barriers in the 1950’s and 1960’s, as he had ropes removed from buildings where his crusades were held.
Billy’s theology stumbled in his latter days, as he made appearances on the Larry King show and Larry baited him, trying to remove him from the belief that Christ alone saves. I wrote the Billy Graham Evangelic Association (BGEA) about this and much to my amazement, one of their public relations (PR) personnel responded to me. He said I was right, and that Parkinson’s Disease was affecting his thinking, and that Billy did not really believe all that he said. To this day I believe his response. I responded that his family and friends should keep him away from those who desire for him to water down his message of the Gospel.
Billy’s effectiveness was due to his living an exemplary life of Jesus Christ, and his unbelievable humility. 99% of preachers/pastors could not handle the ministry that Billy had without falling into the sin of pride, lust and coveting. Praise the Lord that his son Franklin sounds just like his dad, and every time I hear Franklin, I hear his father also. Billy left this planet at daybreak, Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He is now at the place that he always preached about. The first thing Billy said he would ask God is: “Why did you pick me to preach to so many people all around the globe?” May I close with Billy’s signature words that he shared with everyone: “God loves you.” Amen and amen. I am happy for Billy’s legacy, his faithfulness, and the continuation of his ministry. Yet I miss his presence already. Earth’s loss is heaven’s gain. Billy faithfully preached the message of “salvation through faith in Jesus Christ” and is a prophet without tarnish. Now Billy is hearing the Words: “Well done, good and faithful servant.” All Because Of Him, Pastor Steve <><
Billy Franklin Graham 1918-2018
Pray For Revival In America!
Prophecy In The News
Billy Graham, Influential Evangelist and Friend to U.S. Presidents, Dies at 99
February 21 2018
The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the most influential religious figures in U.S. history and a trusted adviser to decades of U.S. presidents, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 99.
Graham was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease since 1992.
For decades starting with Harry Truman, Graham would be seen at the side of U.S. presidents as he served as a valued counselor, during both their brightest days and their sleepless nights. “People in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to,” the evangelist said in 2011.
As a religious figure, Graham extended his influence beyond the Southern Baptist community to become a respected figure around the world. “Billy Graham stood in the glare of public scrutiny with U.S. presidents and other heads of state more than any other Christian leader,” wrote Stephen Rankin of the “Confessor-in-Chief” in 2014.
Noting that technology had made it possible for an evangelist to preach to everyone and anyone, he said, “It has literally become possible to proclaim the Gospel to the entire world.” And, that the evangelist did: On his website, it was claimed that Graham had “preached the Gospel message to more than 215 million people in over 185 countries.”
William Franklin Graham was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 7, 1918. As a youth, he dreamed of playing baseball, but after studying at Bob Jones University, the Florida Bible Institute and Wheaton College, he began his career as a pastor in the Chicago suburbs. He was soon preaching about Christ to eager servicemen returning from the carnage of World War II.
In July 1945, he became a preacher for Youth for Christ International, a crusade that combined traditional values, patriotism and some modern razzle-dazzle.
Emphatically patriotic and disdainful of communism and other “isms,” Graham proved to be the right person for an unsettled age, drawing large crowds. In 1949, he drew national attention with an eight-week crusade in Los Angeles.
“Billy Graham seemed fated to reign as the unifying figure behind evangelical Christianity,” wrote Barbara Cady in “Icons of the 20th Century.” “No one was more energetic and wholesome, no one more staggeringly handsome and charismatic.”
For Graham, the Bible was universal truth, and Christ represented the path to salvation. “Choose this day the road to travel into eternity,” he preached. “Don’t think there are three choices — yes, no and wait — for you may never have another opportunity.”
The idea that a high-tech modern world could undermine these truths was repellent to him. “The great all-prevailing Truth stands for time and eternity,” he preached.
Even if there was nothing particularly new about his message, it resonated with many.
“What Billy Graham may have revived in modern times, above all,” wrote Paul A. Carter in 1974’s “Encyclopedia of American Biography,” “is revivalism itself.”
“When he appeared on the national scene at the end of World War II,” Carter continued, ‘Graham’s style of evangelism — fervent, vivid, Biblical — was widely believed to be a quaint survival of folk religion soon destined to disappear. Graham has quite clearly shown otherwise.”
Television expanded his reach, as did the more than 30 books he wrote. His preaching would take him around the globe, even behind the Iron Curtain amid the Cold War. He visited American troops during wartime. And his evangelism would take him to Washington, where Graham was a counselor to American leaders.
“Graham’s meetings with every President since Harry Truman were no accident: Both the preacher and the presidents had their reasons — sometimes spiritual, sometimes political, usually both — for getting together,” wrote Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy in Time magazine in 2010, after President Barack Obama paid a visit to Graham.
In 1952, Graham became the first to hold formal religious service on the Capitol steps. That was part of a five-week crusade in Washington and a heady time for Graham and other modern evangelists.
“If I could run for president of the United States today, on a platform of calling the people back to God, back to Christ, back to the Bible, I’d be elected,” he said, according to William Martin in “With God On Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America.” “There is a hunger for God today.”
Though Truman was the first to welcome Graham to the Oval Office, Eisenhower was the first president to get close to him, seeking Graham’s help with an inaugural prayer. In turn, Graham helped persuade Eisenhower of the merits of holding a National Prayer Breakfast, which began in 1953. Graham would counsel Eisenhower after a heart attack and, years later, as he was dying.
Different presidents had different reasons for connecting with Graham. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was a friend, dating back years before he became president.
“My father has never sought really to be the friend of presidents,” the Rev. Franklin Graham, his son and successor, said in 2004. “It has just happened to come his direction.”
Graham offered guidance during tough times. President Gerald Ford discussed his plans to pardon Richard M. Nixon, President George H.W. Bush invited him to the White House at the start of the first Gulf War, and President Bill Clinton sought Graham’s counsel during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Perhaps most dramatically, Graham counseled President Lyndon Johnson soon after the assassination of President John Kennedy. “In their first visit, scheduled for 15 minutes but stretched to five hours, the two farm boys who had ridden their talent, ambition and energy to the pinnacle of their respective professions found they had more to offer each other than either had ever imagined,” according to “With God On Our Side.”
Graham frequently visited Johnson at the White House and his ranch in Texas. “Johnson struggled with doubts about his salvation,” Rankin wrote. “On one of many car rides around the ranch, he parked the car and asked Graham to share the gospel with him once again. ”
In 1965, Johnson asked Graham to go to Selma, Alabama, to help calm racial tensions there. Graham would officiate at LBJ’s funeral in 1973.
President George W. Bush credited Graham’s guidance for leading him to faith in Christ, and Graham would serve as a witness to his character. “I believe in the integrity of this man,” Graham said late in the 2000 campaign. “I’ve known him as a boy. I’ve known him as a young man. And we’re very proud of him.”
In 2010, Obama visited Graham at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. Obama later recalled the visit: “91 years old at the time, facing various health challenges, he welcomed me as he would welcome a family member or a close friend. This man who had prayed great prayers that inspired a nation, this man who seemed larger than life, greeted me and was as kind and as gentle as could be.”
Because of his reputation, Graham was someone who connected the dots in Washington. When GOP presidential nominee Nixon wanted to convey a message to President Johnson in 1968, it was Graham who did so. When a newly elected Georgia governor went to Washington, it was Graham who introduced Jimmy Carter to President Nixon.
Carter had met the evangelist when he was working in 1955 as a Graham volunteer on behalf of integration in Georgia. Early in his public life, Graham had become a supporter of civil rights, holding integrated crusades in otherwise segregated places.
“In 1953, after the sponsoring committee of his Chattanooga crusade balked at his demand that seating be open to all, he went to the crusade tabernacle and personally removed the ropes marking the section section removed for blacks,” according to “With God On Our Side.”
In 1957, Graham encouraged Eisenhower to send troops to Arkansas to compel the admission of black students to Little Rock Central High School. Graham also preached with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., though Graham’s abhorrence for the disorder of public protest would keep him from attending events such as the March on Washington.
Graham consistently professed neutrality in political matters, though there were times that didn’t seem to hold true.
In 1960, for instance, Graham was clearly supportive of Nixon, his longtime friend. He was troubled by Kennedy’s liberalism and wary of having a Catholic president.
Nixon lost, but Graham remained close to him and after Nixon was elected in 1968, Graham was a strong presence in Nixon’s presidency. The two frequently discussed political and theological matters, and Graham clearly backed Nixon during his 1972 reelection campaign. “You know how I love you,” Graham told the president in a 1973 phone call after a Nixon speech.
Watergate tainted Graham’s legacy a bit. For one thing, Graham was overheard making anti-Semitic remarks on one of Nixon’s Oval Office tapes. (Graham apologized when the tape surfaced.) For another, he remained a steadfast supporter of Nixon deep into the scandal. “When the worst came out, it was nearly unbearable for me,” he later said of Nixon’s deceptions.
Graham did have his critics. Some progressives objected to his conservatism on social issues and found his viewpoint tainted by his relentless anti-communism. He would also find himself criticized by fundamentalists who thought his outlook too generous to those of other faiths. “To this day,” wrote Bruce Bawer in the 1997 book “Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity,” “fundamentalists despise Graham as a sellout because he affirms the value of Catholic and Jewish faith.”
Regardless, there was no doubt that he had done much to shape spiritual life in America. His many honors included a Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded in 1983 by Reagan. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
In 1955, Graham placed in the top 10 of the Gallup Poll’s most admired men in America. In 2017, he was still on the list, tied for fourth with Sen. John McCain and Elon Musk. It was Graham’s 61st time on the list, by far the most ever.
“He has reached out to all people — black or white, American or foreign, man or woman — for opportunities to serve God,” Jimmy Carter said in 2007. “My testimony is that I am just one of tens of millions of people whose spiritual lives have been shaped by Billy Graham.”
The evangelist’s wife, Ruth Bell Graham, died in June 2007.
“As I look back,” Graham wrote in 2012, “I see how God’s hand guided me. I sense His Spirit with me today, and most comforting is the knowledge that He will not forsake me during this last stretch as I am nearing home. If that doesn’t give me a sense of hope, nothing else will.”
Reported by: David Cohen – Politico
By Prophecy in the News| February 21st, 2018|Tags: Christian News, Dies at 99, Evangelist, Friend to U.S. Presidents, Prophecy News, Rev. Billy Graham
According to Sean Hannity of Fox News, “Journalism is dead.” I could not agree more. Listen to the four following current news stories that were not only distorted, but they reported the EXACT OPPOSITE of the facts of the matter. It has never been more important for Americans who desire the truth and want to be correctly informed, to be sure of their news source(s). For instance, the large majority of Americans are against abortion and the sixty million babies who have been murdered since Roe verses Wade. You would never know this, however, from the mainstream media. Very few objectively report the truth, as can be seen in the following videos. The second video reveals how former President Barack Obama, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Justice were in collusion to oppose Donald Trump’s running for the presidency. The Trump dossier and unconstitutional political espionage used by the previous administration, makes Watergate look like child’s play in comparison. The so called Donald Trump Russian Collusion was simply a massive smokescreen to cover up the real agenda of the left wing Deep State in our nation:
There comes a moment in every nation, where the people decide WHAT their country will be… WHO will write their legacy… and WHICH direction they will turn… towards or away from freedom. In our nation, it IS that Tipping Point. It is OUR time to accept the responsibility given to us by our forefathers, and turn America towards liberty… or lose it forever.
About Liz: Liz Wheeler is a 26 year old, young conservative hailing from the heart of the Midwest. During college, Liz served on the Board of Zoning Appeals for her hometown in Ohio (and was the youngest person in the city’s history to hold that position). At the same time, Liz co-authored a book with 13 other young Americans about being a millennial generation conservative. The book, titled, “Young, Conservative, and Why it’s Smart to be like Us” reached #2 on Amazon’s Kindle bestseller list in the “civics” category. Liz has spoken to conservative groups and at GOP events about the role of government in our society and how to win the youth vote, and has been interviewed on several radio shows nationwide. In the past, Liz worked with military veterans seeking employment after their service. Liz also ran her own independent consulting business focused on digital advertising and social marketing. Liz is a graduate of Penn State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Homeland Security.
Pray for the truth to prevail in our government. Pray for the nefarious element who desire to hijack America to be exposed and prosecuted.
John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Pray For Revival In America!
Obama said manufacturing jobs aren’t coming back and a bad economy is the new normal, but then came Trump. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
Peter Wehner, former President George W. Bush’s speech writer and senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, opined in the New York Times on Sunday, ” Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican.”
I don’t know Peter Wehner.
But it’s strange; I would have thought that the final straw for evangelical Wehner might have been his boss, President George W. Bush in England in 2003, equating Jehovah and false god Allah as the same God:
Q Thank you, Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister. Mr. President, when you talk about peace in the Middle East, you’ve often said that freedom is granted by the Almighty. Some people who share your beliefs don’t believe that Muslims worship the same Almighty. I wonder about your views on that.
And, Mr. Prime Minister, as a man also of faith, I’d like to get your reaction to that.
PRESIDENT BUSH: I do say that freedom is the Almighty’s gift to every person. I also condition it by saying freedom is not America’s gift to the world. It’s much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same God . (11/20/03)
Or as if that weren’t enough, Laura Bush’s deceit and hypocrisy from 2000-2008 — keeping quiet through two presidential campaigns so her husband could be elected and reelected; and misrepresenting her position on same-sex marriage and abortion:
First Lady Supportive of Gay Rights and Abortion Rights — not Michelle Obama, but Laura Bush!
Or Ken Mehlman — former White House Political Director, former Bush/Cheney 2004 Campaign Manager, and former RNC Chairman 2005-2007 — who paraded himself (once he left Washington, DC) as homosexual and led the amicus brief advocating homosexual marriage, in the Obergefell vs. Hodges case, before the Supreme Court in 2015.
Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman framed the BUSH/CHENEY 2004 reelect on “Family Values” as they placed same-sex marriage bans on the ballots in AR, GA, KY, MI, MS, MT, ND, OH, OK, OR, and UT.
Following the Bush 43′ reelection victory we learned that the showcasing of “moral virtue” by the BUSH/CHENEY 04′ campaign was a ruse. Machiavellian to the core, “Political expediency placed above morality and the use of craft and deceit to maintain the authority and carry out the policies of a ruler.”
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee led the Arkansas initiative. He emailed me following the 2004 charade:
“Looking back, we all now know we were played for chumps as we led sincere efforts to pass Constitutional amendments in our states (I led one in 2004 that won by 70%), only to now realize that those running the White House didn’t respect or even agree with the principles involved – just knew it would drive voters to the polls and help turnout and win.”
Or Cindy McCain advocating for homosexual marriage in 2010, after her husband was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Why didn’t she say this when her husband was campaigning for President in 2007-2008?
You see the pattern here, one thing they all have in common — like candidate Barack Hussein Obama at the Saddleback Presidential Debate in 2008 — deceit, so as to be elected:
Obama: “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian-for me-for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”
Warren: “Forty million abortions, at what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?”
Obama: “Well, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.”
It speaks to character: veracity — “habitual truthfulness”.
As to Peter Wehner, a “NeverTrumper”, he has become so obsessed with Donald Trump that, like a drunk, it has impaired his vision. Wehner cannot see the real crisis, which would be there even if Trump wasn’t, and that’s the reason the New York Times accords him that perch, as a ” dupe of Secularism.”
There is good news; Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to stand.
American Renewal Project
In a Facebook post praising President Donald Trump for his remarks at the lighting of the national Christmas tree last week, Rev. Franklin Graham said that Trump had gone above and beyond the call of duty in being a voice and a warrior for people of faith.
“Never in my lifetime have we had a president willing to take a strong, outspoken stand for the Christian faith like President Donald J. Trump has,” Graham wrote. “Whether you are Protestant, evangelical, Orthodox, Catholic – all Christians need to get behind him with our prayers.”
Trump raised eyebrows with an unapologetically Christian-themed speech at the tree lighting – a marked change from the irreligious themes that were a favorite of former President Barack Obama. “For Christians this is a holy season, the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Trump said. “The Christmas story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son, and the most extraordinary gift of all – the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.
“Whatever our beliefs we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of this incredible life forever changed the course of human history,” he continued. “There’s hardly an aspect of our lives today that His life has not touched – art, music, culture, law and our respect for the sacred dignity of every person, everywhere in the world.”
To American Christians who have watched their faith in Jesus turn into a near-anachronism in today’s increasingly-multicultural liberal landscape, it is unimaginably refreshing to hear a U.S. president forgo the niceties and get right to the meat of the matter. A blatantly religious speech at the start of a religious holiday doesn’t necessarily change the culture overnight, but it does bring the power of the bully pulpit back where it belongs. Instead of constantly criticizing and apologizing for Christianity, the way Obama did, Trump has dispensed with the political correctness in his recognition of this country’s founding faith.
Donald Trump is hardly an icon for the “Christian life,” but there’s a reason why so many evangelicals – both prominent and rank-and-file – see him as their last, best hope to turn America around. His steadfast unwillingness to buckle under the pressure of the mainstream, liberal culture makes him impervious to the crashing waves of multiculturalism that felled so many previous conservatives. He doesn’t pretend to be holier than thou, and it is in his willingness to get down and dirty – to fight it out to the death – that he has become one of American Christianity’s greatest modern champions.
The aforementioned article by Franklin Graham is profoundly true. All Christians are amazed at Trump’s boldly proponing the Christian faith, and his support of the nation of Israel. I consider it to be a miracle that he was elected in the first place, and am truly humbled by what he has accomplished in his first ten months in office. His policies seem very pro American, so I am very surprised how much the mainstream media, Democrats, many Republicans, and many other people groups truly despise everything he stands for! Given the bizarre world view of so many liberals and millennials, I do not expect this window to be open very long, whereas we are blessed with a president who holds the Judeo Christian ethic in high regard. I honestly hope that I am wrong. Pray for President Donald Trump and for those who will succeed him as president. I fear if extreme liberals become elected one more time, we will never get our nation back. Praise the Lord for this president and pray fervently for him and for all that he stands for. In Christ, Pastor Steve <><
Thankful For….Brigitte Gabriel <email@example.com>
Today at 7:13 AM
With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I wanted to make sure I took the time to personally write my ACT for America family, and share with them that which I am most thankful for.
1. I’m thankful for our military heroes. With so much attention and praise given to ungrateful athletes who kneel during the National Anthem, I’m thankful for true heroes who risk their lives, leave their families, and in some cases, pay the ultimate price for my freedom. Their sacrifice is one I will never forget, nor take for granted.
2. I’m thankful for our law enforcement officers. The Thin Blue Line is under attack from the mainstream media on a daily basis. Imagine risking your life for someone, only to have them turn around and blame you for almost all of society’s ills. Imagine being tasked with protecting your community from terrorists, only to have some leftist politician like Bill DeBlasio tie your arms behind your back in the name of political correctness. I respect and honor those who serve and protect, unlike the NFL.
3. I’m thankful for you, my fellow grassroots patriot, who prefaces country above self, and volunteers their time and energy to make America a safer place to call home. It is selfless citizens like you, now more than 800,000 of which make up this organization, who are saving this country from self-destruction. ANTIFA, CAIR, the SPLC, etc. none of them stand a chance against our unified grassroots machine. We are too strong, too determined, and love this country far too much to let them succeed.
4. I’m thankful Barack Obama is no longer President. This is one that certainly cannot be overstated. How refreshing it is not to have to listen to our President lecture America about tolerance and “Islamophobia,” after an Islamic terrorist attack. No more James Taylor playing “You’ve Got A Friend,” to combat ISIS. No more praising America’s enemies, or attacking our allies like Israel. I could go on about why I’m so thankful for this, but you’d still be reading this in 2018 if I did.
5. I’m thankful for the fact that I am an American citizen. I dreamed of coming to America when I was living in a bomb shelter as a little girl, but never in a million years ever thought my dream would one day become a reality. I owe more to this country than I can ever repay, but it is through this organization that I can certainly try to repay that debt.
I sincerely wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, and can’t wait to share with you what we at ACT for America have in store for you in the very near future.
I would like to add one more to Brigitte’s list. I am thankful that Hillary Clinton was not elected as our president. The next time that you feel negative towards our nation, envision where we would be RIGHT NOW if she were elected. Blessings, Pastor Steve