TWO STORIES

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

   TWO RECENT STORIES GOT MY ATTENTION. ONE WAS ABOUT EVANGELIST FRANKLIN GRAHAM WHO HAD TO GO TO COURT IN ORDER TO PREACH IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND. GAY ACTIVISTS AND SAD TO SAY EVEN SOME CHURCH SO-CALLED LEADERS TRIED TO BAN HIM BECAUSE OF HIS STAND ON TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE. THIS IN A COUNTRY WHERE HIS FATHER, BILLY GRAHAM, PREACHED AT HARANGAY NEARLY SEVEN DECADES AGO, LEADING A REVIVAL THAT LASTED FOR MONTHS. NOW ENGLAND IS A SPIRITUAL WASTELAND AND NEEDS TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE AGAIN..

   THE OTHER STORY WAS ABOUT A SURVEY THAT FOUND ONE IN SIX CHURCH-GOERS, HAVE HAD, PAID FOR, OR ENCOURAGED ABORTIONS. THE SURVEY, CONDUCTED BY CHRISTIANITY REPORT, ALSO FOUND WHILE NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE SURVEYED SAID THE BIBLE IDENTIFIES WHEN HUMAN LIFE BEGINS, 21 PERCENT DISAGREED AND 14 PERCENT DID NOT KNOW.

   THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF BIBLICAL ILLITERACY. TOO MANY BELIEVERS ARE FOCUSING TOO MUCH ON THIS KINGDOM AND POLITICS AND NOT ENOUGH ON OUR OWN HOUSE AND THE KINGDOM JESUS SAID WAS NOT OF THIS WORLD.

   ONE OF SATAN’S GREAT TRICKS IS TO SHIFT OUR ATTENTION FROM JESUS AND ONTO WHAT HE IS DOING? HE CAN ONLY SUCCEED IF WE LET HIM. I’M CAL THOMAS

Posted in

Cal Thomas

1 Comment

  1. Tom Schmidt on September 15, 2023 at 11:06 am

    AMEN. This is what happens when church leaders stop taking the Bible literally, the opening wedge usually being the creation account. Once a person goes down that path, it becomes easier chip away at all biblical miracles . Also without a perfect creation the fall into sin becomes meaningless, thereby calling into question the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It would come as no surprise why such churches discard biblical morality resulting in the call to “come out of her my people.