Earlier this week, Dr. Franklin Graham posted the following article in response to the three recent Islamic attacks that have occurred in Beirut, Paris and the Sinai. Dr. Graham’s assessments are spot on and should be appreciated by all freedom-loving believers!
I never cease to be amazed by the incredible ignorance that exists with respect to Islam and it’s demonically evil designs! Equally troubling is the stunning and arrogantly naive statements that are being made by some professed preachers with respect to the Christian’s response to this Islamic evil. From denial of the pure evil that is Islam, to phenomenally unscriptural statements with respect to what the Bible actually teaches about the nature of evil in general, these dangerous individuals are promoting ideas that rise from an inaccurate Biblical hermaneutic!
In addition to Dr. Graham, I am so thankful for men like my friend Dr. Gene Gurganus, who served many years in majority Muslim countries. Knowing the truth about Islam, while aggressively attempting to reach Muslims with the gospel, Dr. Gene has written exhaustively regarding the true nature of Islamic ideology! Also, Tom Wallace, a 17 year missionary in England, has given his life to exposing the truth of Islam, all in an attempt to awaken the American church to what, if unchecked, is coming our way in America! These men are my friends and fellow laborers in the TRUTH!
So, I extend my deepest gratitude to Franklin (you are spot on–Islam is at war with us) for his courageous, forthright, and accurate portrayal of a completely demonic religion/ideology! Exposing evil is neither unloving nor unkind! Unmasking evil is one of the most loving things one can do for another! May God raise up more courageous voices, who will fearlessly proclaim the truth of the gospel AND expose the deceptions of the Wicked One–not the least of which is Islam! And, may God continue to give men like Dr. Graham the strength to continue speaking truth, despite those uninformed detractors who would choose to ignore the fact that EVERY act of terror perpetrated against America in the years since 9-11 has been perpetrated by Islamists! That statement is NOT one of hatred, but one of intense love–love for those enslaved in the false ideology of Islam, and love for those against whom Islam has leveled it’s sights!
President, HOPE Ministries International
President, North Carolina Pastors Network (NCPN)
Co-host, Stand In The Gap Radio
Dr. Graham’s statement:
“Islam has declared war on the world, and it’s high time we acknowledge it and respond decisively. Thursday, suicide bombers struck Beirut, killing at least 41 people and injuring 200 in the deadliest attack in the capital since the end of Lebanon’s civil war in 1990. Just over two weeks ago ISIS blew up the Russian jetliner taking 224 lives. Then the shocking and devastating Paris attacks. Let’s not forget what they have already done in America, killing nearly 3,000 people on 9/11 and then the carnage at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Add to these attacks the lone wolf Islamists who have followed the call to bring destruction and terror–it’s a long list. As Alain Bauer, former security advisor to the French government, said on CBS 60 Minutes last night: We need to take ISIS at their word. I agree–they have told us what they plan to do. Their goal is world domination. They want to control us—they want to destroy us. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live under Islam. I will bow my knee to no one except Almighty God. The Bible says one day “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”–and that will include the knees of Islamists.
We need to elect a president and leaders willing to take the fight to the Islamic State. We need to join forces with Russia who was our ally in WWII, France who is our oldest ally, Germany, and others to destroy this enemy. The French are already responding to Friday’s attacks, but it is going to take much more to stop them.
Our world is in great peril. We need to pray for God’s mercy, His grace, and His protection. I pray that America will turn to God before it’s too late.”