Franklin Graham’s word is respected worldwide, through his work with Samaritan’s Purse and the organization his father founded, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and now he’s begun warning America of God’s looming judgment.
Because of the nation’s adoption, through its Supreme Court, of mandatory recognition of same-sex marriage across the states.
“Our nation will not like what’s at the end of this rainbow,” he wrote this week.
“‘Pride goeth before a fall.’ Supreme Court Justice [Antonin] Scalia used Proverbs 16:18 in his comments regarding the court’s disappointing and dangerous ruling about same-sex marriage,” Graham wrote. “He rightly called the decision ‘a threat to the American democracy.’ This is so true. Arrogantly disregarding God’s authority always has serious consequences.”
Graham has millions following his comments and routinely gets hundreds of thousands of “likes” and tens of thousands of “shares” for his postings.
He has commented several times on the court’s ruling Friday, which immediately generated forecasts of persecution coming in America to citizens whose beliefs disallow homosexuality.
His comments included a blast at President Obama.
“The president had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. This is outrageous – a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored.
“God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment. God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent,” he wrote.
“One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God’s judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world. But one day God is going to judge sin – all sin. Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgement. The righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one.
“So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come. Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?”
When the decision was announced, he wrote, “The court has no authority to change or override God’s laws which define marriage as between one man and one woman.”
He said: “With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it. Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman – Almighty God – and His decisions are not subject to review or revisions by any manmade court. God is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
“I pray God will spare America from His judgment, though, by our actions as a nation, we give Him less and less reason to do so.”
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