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Franklin Graham and The Little Foxes


Many Christians wouldn’t call it necessary but would see it as compromising the faith. 

Shortly after Mitt Romney met with Billy and Franklin Graham earlier this month, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association quietly removed Mormonism from the list of religious cults on the organization’s website and then ran an ad in newspapers around the country urging Christians to “vote biblical values” in November.

Today, Franklin Graham explained that it was necessary for them to take this stand on behalf of Romney because

“we believe this is one of the most important elections in our lifetime” and “this could be America’s last call to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.” As such, it is vital that Christians vote properly, because failure to do so will leave America “ripe for God’s judgment”  Link

The Word says it is the little foxes that spoil the vine. Compromising on issues of the faith, even for what you perceive as a ‘good cause’ is giving heed to the little foxes; 

Catch us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. (Song of Solomon 2:15)

By foxes may be meant false teachers, to whom the false prophets of old were compared, Ezekiel 13:3; foxes are crafty and subtle creatures, malignant and mischievous, hungry and voracious, full of deceit and dissimulation, are of an ill smell, and abominably filthy; so false teachers walk in craftiness, use good words and fair speeches, and thereby deceive the hearts of the simple; their doctrines are pernicious, their heresies damnable, and they bring destruction on themselves and others….they put on sheep’s clothing, transform themselves into angels of light, mimic the voice of Gospel ministers, use their phrases and expressions, that they may not be easily discovered; and are abominable in their principles and practices, and to be shunned by all good men. Now ministers of the Gospel are ordered to take these, to detect them, and refute their errors, and reprove them sharply for them:  (From Gill’s Exposition of the Bible: Song of Solomon 2:15 )

9 comments on “Franklin Graham and The Little Foxes

  1. In the New Covenant nations cannot repent, individuals can. So let me get this straight (no pun intended), if the government rejected gay marriage that would constitute as repentance? So all the drugs, and all the immorality, and all the gambling, and all the divorce, and all the greed would be OK? How can a pluralistic nation be filled with cults,and unbelievers and unregenerate church members repent wholesale? And a Mormon is God’s path to this imaginary repentance?
    Nationalism is as addictive and deceptive as heroin.

  2. Amen, only individuals can repent and be saved…AND be called Christian.

    Think i spent more time debating that single issue here at the blog, then any other ten combined Rick. Nationalism is indeed a blinding, deceptive drug.

    Franklin Graham, like many others, is a Nationalist first and foremost.

  3. He actually stood up and gave that answer. So the only plausible way for America to avoid judgment will be to elect Romney? And the only for America to have faith in Jesus Christ is for Romney to be elected? It’s unbelievable. What scripture underpins this logic except for the word of fallible men. It is just sad. I will rather you say I want to vote for Romney cuz of whatever plans he thinks he want to implement. Number one – America is not above judgment. God is free to do as he see’s fit regardless of who is in power. Number two Graham should stick with preaching to the lost. Number 3 – what should younger christians take away from Graham’s action ; in other to gain the world/political power it’s okay to put the truth behind the curtain . Sad

    • I will rather you say I want to vote for Romney cuz of whatever plans he thinks he want to implement.

      Exactly. That’s what i was taught to do: check out each candidates policies and then decide which one would be best to lead the country. I’m thankful for parents who taught me to do that.

      Number two Graham should stick with preaching to the lost.

      The lost seem to take a backseat to preachers like Graham who engage in political activism.

      Number 3 – what should younger christians take away from Graham’s action ; in other to gain the world/political power it’s okay to put the truth behind the curtain . Sad

      It is sad, isn’t it. Could you imagine the early disciples compromising the faith for anything as meaningless as politics? Or the great preachers of the last 100-200 years like the C.H. Spurgeon, George Whitefield or Robert Murry McCheyne, to just name a few? It would never happen!

  4. Reblogged this on The Master's Slave.

  5. It is rare that we have a candidate that shows some respect for Godly values and it would be a shame to not vote or vote for the other guy that does not care what God thinks about his policies.

    • Rick, as Christians we vote (or don’t vote) as directed by God. And as we’re not electing a spiritual leader, the person’s policies for the nations future and how those polices will help (or not help) the people should be what we look at and compare. Regrettably we’ve allowed presidential elections to become religious ‘exercises’. And brother, they’re not. An elected leader is not only elected to represent one group but to represent ‘all’ people of that nation.

      As far as one of the two candidates showing respect for Godly values, im not sure which one you’d be talking about.

  6. George Bush showed much more consistency in his stand for moral values. Romney has been all over the map within a single decade. However, when did we reject the deity of Christ and salvation by grace through faith as Christian values? Is traditional marrige et. al. more important than those?

    • However, when did we reject the deity of Christ and salvation by grace through faith as Christian values?

      Since a Mormon won the republican primary. Ahaha… I know its not funny but you have to admit its the truth. Wouldn’t it have been “fun” to watch the Christian right scramble if, lets say, a Hindu had won? Scramble they would, and finally would have come up with a way to accept him for his “family values”.

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