Skip to comments.Franklin Graham and the High Cost of the Lost Evangelical Witness (Barf Alert)
Posted on 04/25/2019 2:44:58 PM PDT by Ennis85
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Graham rightly sees that Buttigieg is not just behaving immorally but PREACHING that his own behavior is normative, good, moral, and even redemptive. Evangelicals sure ought to have a problem with that. I don’t recall Trump claiming anything of the kind about his own sex life.
The left hates Mike Pence even though he as no history of sexual peccadilloes. They hate him because he is a traditional Christian. French is an idiot.
“Graham was wrong: Trump, it turns out, doesnt just lie to mislead his family. He lies all the time to influence courts, Congress, and the American people.”
Never Trumpers just don’t quit do they?
Now they are trash talking Franklin Graham because he supports our President?
NatRev can suck it.
I used to love to read David French. Now, I can’t get through a paragraph. There is probably no [formerly conservative] writer who has been more affected by Trump Derangement Syndrome than has French. He was really a conservative, once upon a time. The only writers at NR I can stomach any more are Rich Lowry, Victor Hansen Davis, and Andrew McCarthy.
True. Trump never claimed we should support him because of his sex life; moreover, he - as far as we know, and unlike JFK and Clinton - left his sexual mingdinkling behind when he entered the White House.
I’m Catholic but it seems to me Graham is thinking smart and how could he EVER back a pro abortion or 2 married men?!?1
He looks past Trump’s past transgressions because it is just that, the past. Clinton’s, at the time, was in the PRESENT, in the WHITE HOUSE.
And also because the fates of 100s of millions of people override the past sins of one person.
If he did indeed roll the dice with Trump, sensing that he was a moral and good man, he won on that roll.
You are right about French. In five years he’ll probably be working for The Atlantic or Teen Vogue.
When a revival happens in party A while party B keeps on backsliding, it’s kind of hard to ignore that. Given and not controversial.
Could Franklin Graham use a little more finesse? I’d say yes. I’d do something to keep up a call for the GOP not to fall down halfway along to God in patting themselves on the back, and for the Democrats to turn back to God and rediscover the holy context of liberality. The same God who says repent, also says finish the race.
It wasn't the 'sex scandals'. Most people already knew that Bill was an amoral adulterer (as well as a draft dodger) when he was elected in 1992 (its beyond me how he got elected ... but that's another story). The issue in 1998 was that he lied to a Grand Jury. Something that would have gotten a common citizen put into jail. The idea of different laws for different people (the 'royals' in the Political class, vs the Progs) is repulsive. As it was then, and as it is now.
By the way, does David French ever attack Democrats’ morals?
Does not French know that the left systematically and deliberately lies about everything? We accept a flawed Trump because he’s the only one standing up for this country.
Trump's no saint, or would even make a good Sunday school teacher. We elected him not for spiritual guidance, but to be our mercenary against the atheist hoards trying to overtake us. He's not our pastor, but the sentry outside our women's restrooms keeping out the men who Dims claim are all evil sex predators anyway. He's not our counselor, but our Charles Martel fighting back against the jihadist invaders.
“...then had an affair with a porn star while that third wife was pregnant with his child.”
French takes the word of a porn star. And he wants to be president.
Trump is admittedly a flawed individual.
So was King David. And God was able to use him mightily.
Trump’s life has actually be trending in the right direction over the years. Unlike Slick Willie, who continues to dig in and try to defend what he did.
Trump is the finger in the dike that is holding back a tidal wave of Evil Leftist Satanic Sewage. Graham is supporting Trump because he truly IS our last line of defense.
David French is an idiot.
“At the worst” in Donald Trump, the past high roller and conspicuous consumer and playboy, we have a parallel to Rahab the Harlot.
God wiped all Rahab’s sin off the slate in her demonstrated faith in the salvation of the God of the Jews — and she gets praise in the New Testament book of Hebrews. Rahab was wise when she learned of this God, whatever foolish things she had done in the past. America has acted the playboy for a long, long time; why shouldn’t a revival begin with a president who had been a playboy?
Excellent observation — and we must conclude from this that “The glory belongs to God.”
People ought to be saying that if Jesus can save Donald Trump — Jesus certainly should be able to save us.
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