All the talk over the past few weeks has been the "fiscal cliff". How are we going to stop from going off it? Did we go off it? Are we going to go off it again in a few months?...etc....
Many of us who are Bible readers know that the fiscal cliff isn't the real danger. In fact, compared to the SPIRITUAL CLIFF that nation is about to go over, the fiscal cliff is child's play.
Now Franklin Graham is telling it like it is.
He was banned from a Pentagon prayer service because of Muslim complaints about his beliefs, and he later charged that Barack Obama has “shaken his fist” at God by endorsing same-sex marriage, so no one would expect mild platitudes from the strong-willed Franklin Graham.
But to liken America’s current situation to the status of the Old Testament tribe of Judah under Manasseh, the “wickedest king to rule?”
That's the message that can be taken from a recent public letter posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.
There, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s oldest son, warns that the nation’s fiscal cliff is nothing to worry about compared to the spiritual cliff he sees.
“Since the recent election, we’ve seen same-sex couples lining up at courthouses in several states to receive their marriage licenses, and hundreds of people gathering in public places to light up marijuana cigarettes in the states where it has just been decriminalized,” Graham wrote.
“This is only the tip of the iceberg. The moral decline we see on television programs – blatant immorality, senseless violence, media-friendly gay and lesbian behavior – is just a reflection of the moral corruption that has infected our entire nation. These are indeed dark days … but there is hope.
“The Bible says, ‘If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ (Psalm 11:3, ESV).
No question our country’s foundations are being destroyed, but I am reminded of an era in the Old Testament where the Lord moved in a dramatic way to bring godly change to a spiritually dark and depraved nation like Judah, whose moral foundations had been seriously eroded.”
“For far too long, as a nation we have neglected – and even rejected – the Word of God and His commands. Yet the Scriptures are mighty, able to penetrate even the most hardened and darkened hearts with convicting, life-giving power,” Graham wrote.
“This is the only cure for a sin-sickened country that is about to slip into a moral abyss, and it is why we must proclaim the Good News,” he wrote.
Amen Franklin! Preach it!
Of course the world will hate his message, exactly like the world hated Jesus.
Meanwhile the folks in Washington D.C. will continue to figure out how they can 'fix' the $17 trillion debt, the violence, the drugs, the porn addictions, the perversion, the abortion solution, the health care, the pension collapse, Social Security bankruptcy, etc, etc..... all the while making sure they scrub the 10 commandments off every public setting and drive God away from every public venue.
They will believe they are running towards safety but are actually running right into the jaws of a deadly steel trap...and when the trap snaps shut on this nation....it will NOT be a pretty sight.
So let's keep up our Kingdom Work will we still have the daylight in which to work.