Franklin Graham, Abortions and his Spinning of the Truth!

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Franklin Graham, Abortions and his Spinning of the Truth!

October 29, 2018 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) There is nothing wrong with the truth, especially when it is explained comprehensively. However, the problem with many people is, they traffic in selective truths in which they believe and choose to advance. This is true, when it comes to Franklin Graham, the son of Rev. Billy Graham, and his ministry. Mr. Graham is a major supporter of  President Trump and his administration. Keep in mind, the Lord our God NEVER traffics in lies to achieve any of  His objectives. Yet, Mr. Graham and his followers will have us believe, the ways and nature of the Lord, have somehow changed with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States; essentially saying, its okay to traffic in lies as the end results justify the means.

Mr. Graham’s major talking points are, that a proven pathological liar, “…has kept his promises to Christians by protecting religious freedoms and appointing conservative judges to the federal courts and the SCOTUS. He has kept his promises to our(the) country to create jobs, strengthen the military, lower taxes, and strengthen our borders.”

Be that as it may, the problem Mr. Graham and his followers have, if you profess to be a man of God; the Bible, is at odds, with their devotion to and support of, an unrepentant liar. This, also is a major conundrum for anyone, who professes to be a Christian, that is, the inconsistency of believing the Word of God, which is the hallmark of Christianity, and at the same time, casually being dismissive of the sin of never-ending lying. The Bible states this in the following verses of scripture, when it comes to lying and liars:

Proverbs
6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Additionally, the book of Proverbs states this and it is notable.

Proverbs
29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Do you know of anyone who might fit the above descriptions? If you said, Mr. Trump, you would not be wrong or far off the mark.

People like Mr. Graham, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, so called conservative judges and others, persuasive powers, when it comes to religion, flow in part from, convincing their followers they are religious and are students of Jesus Christ, because of their political position, when it comes to the issue of abortions.

So, let’s hash out the issue of abortions from a Biblical stand point. You may go to your Bible and verify, what is about to follow. There is no intent to spin this issue.   The abortion issue has been politicized, by the Republican Party for their own nefarious gains. They have advanced a  misinformation campaign, when it comes to the scripture of the Holy Bible and a woman’s right to choose, when it comes to her body. The Republican Party, along with Mr. Graham and so called “evangelicals,”  have  misquoted scripture, which itself is a sin.  Roe vs Wade, the decision by the Supreme Court, simply gives women the right to choose, whether they will follow God’s edict, when it comes to the issue of aborting a fetus. That’s no different, then you as a person having the choice to sin or not to sin. However,  God tells everyone, if you make the choice, that is not in keeping with His commandments, you can expect to be punished for your sinful behavior. See Deuteronomy, the 28th chapter, starting at the 15th verse.

Here is what the Holy Bible clearly and unambiguously states, when it comes to a woman’s right to choose and notice, these scriptures do not differentiate, in regard to men or women. The scriptures apply to both, men and women. Go to the text, and see for yourself.  The verses do not say, only men have the right to choose!

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Joshua 24:15 
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:22
And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.

Judges 10: 14
Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.

Proverbs 1:29
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Luke 10:42
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

So you clearly see, that God, does not take from a woman and anybody else, the ability to choose, when it comes to walking in His ways and following His commandments, statues, and judgments. The propaganda, that Mr. Graham and the Republican Party promotes and has ingrained in the minds of non-readers of  and those who do not study scripture, is that the Lord our God, in some manner, has taken away the right to choose from women. And that, is just not true. There is no scripture in the Holy Bible that supports, that notion. The verses do not exist. The simple point, being made here, is that women, just like men, according to the Bible, have the God given right, to choose, whether they  indulge in sin or follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Of course, abortion is a sin, and any woman who chooses that sin, is guilty of violating, the commandment to multiply life. Given that; a deterrent to women, considering an abortion, is an effective testimony from women that conveys their experience of punishment by God, for the sin of aborting a child. But, we rarely see such testimonies today, by women or men for that matter, in most churches, primarily due to testimonies of that nature, not being politically correct or encouraged.

However, this is not the first time, the distortion of the words of the Holy Bible, has been used to support an agenda, that is unconnected and foreign to its original intent, which is to spread the Word of the gospels of Jesus Christ.

The Catholic Church chose to support slavery, by lending legitimacy to the practice in 1452, with a Papal Bull from Pope Nicholas V.  A Papal Bull is a type of public decree, letters patent, or charter issued by a pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Historical references, when it comes to this issue state, in 1452 Pope Nicholas V issued a Papal Bull called Dum Diversas, which granted Portugal and Spain permission to invade, capture, chain and subjugate unbelievers and enemies of Christ, wherever they maybe to perpetual slavery. This was taken at the time to mean, because the Pope presented himself as God’s living ambassador on the earth – especially, when it came to the interpretation of the Bible – a full endorsement from the Lord our God of the righteousness of the enslavement of  human beings. Slavery, as practiced in the United States, Central and South America  and the Caribbean have no Biblical support at all; just as denying women the right to choose when it comes to committing the sin of abortion.

The Pope did this, in spite of scripture in the Holy Bible, which he was aware of, that plainly forbade this practice.

Exodus 21:16
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

And now, we have Franklin Graham, using the fame and power associated with his father, Rev. Billy Graham, to support President Trump, the Republican Party and its agenda, in spite of Mr. Trump being an unrepentant liar and the Bible, stating, it doesn’t deny the right of women to choose, when it comes to sin.

Pope Nicholas V, as I stated above knew the verse, relating to slavery, was in the Bible, just as Franklin Graham and his informed followers, know the above scriptures regarding a woman’s right to choose are in the Bible, also. Of course, Mr. Graham additionally, knows GOD’s position, when it comes to a liar. It is difficult to fathom the motives of  Pope Nicholas V, and now, Franklin Graham and his callous misinformation campaign, when it comes to the truth of the Word of God. However, what is important to know, the words of the Bible conclusively, did not support Pope Nicholas V, in 1452 and does not support Mr. Graham and his followers, today.

Staff Writer; James Davis

Mr. Davis is a leading expert and consultant in Financial Analysis and Social Dynamics. He is a graduate of Florida A. and M. University(FAMU), a former stockbroker, and a human rights activist who resides in Sanford, Florida. He was awarded the prestigious Governor Haydon Burns Scholarship to attend FAMU and while at FAMU was awarded the first Martin Luther King Scholarship. He is the author of three books, among them is “The Fix This Time,” Boost Your Retirement Income! Simultaneously Create Jobs and Spur Consumer Demand (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MI3PD2M).

He can be reached through his blog @, (http://www.thefixthistime.com).

 


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2 Responses to “Franklin Graham, Abortions and his Spinning of the Truth!”
  1. James Davis says:

    Mr. Butler:

    Abortion is a sin. And it is pointed out in the piece.
    “Of course, abortion is a sin, and any woman who chooses that sin, is guilty of violating, the commandment to multiply life.”

    The point of the article is this:
    So you clearly see, that God, does not take from a woman and anybody else, the ability to choose, when it comes to walking in His ways and following His commandments, statues, and judgments.

    And God punishes sinners, including women who have abortions. The piece states, ”
    Given that; a deterrent to women, considering an abortion, is an effective testimony from women that conveys their experience of punishment by God, for the sin of aborting a child. But, we rarely see such testimonies today, by women or men for that matter, in most churches, primarily due to testimonies of that nature, not being politically correct or encouraged.”

    I hope this helps you. The sin of distorting the Word of the Lord is serious and we as Christians should speak up when we see this happening, when it is within our power to do so, because of our love of GOD and His Word.

  2. Victor Jeffrey Butler says:

    was not sure if you are aware of the scripture Exodus 21.22. Many believe this is the Biblical prohibition against abortion.

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