Paul's Passing Thoughts

Franklin Graham is a Joke

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on September 30, 2017

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  1. John said, on October 1, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    “God is the ultimate judge,” says this false teacher. Sigh, I was hoping to get through this Sunday without throwing up. Thanks, Paul, for putting this guy straight right there, and why does Graham have to comment on every darn news item? Looking for “likes” and “shares”? Of, course, popularity is king in their sickening circles.

    Hefner was a sexual pervert, a hedonist. Period. He alone (like that Hustler pervert Flynt) helped to corrode millions of minds with his filth. Last year, when another sexual pervert called Prince, the “artist” formerly known as “the perv” died, he also died in the cool atmosphere of being some kind of hero (especially to those he had made money for; put two and two together, won’t ya?). For the sake of decency, I won’t quote the hundreds of filthy, vulgar, obscene, and perverted lyrics that specific sexually immoral pervert had unleashed on the minds of listeners. Prince, too, helped to corrode minds. Yes, it’s one’s individual choice to listen to that perv or to page through Playboy, but that’s not the point. The point is “grace.”

    It is Republican Mother who has remarked recently that there’s little or no difference between the “church” and the world. She is right on the money. For this false preacher Graham to say God is the ultimate judge needs attention. What does he mean? And what does he mean that by “trusting” Jesus? Graham, you’re either saved or not. A born-again person has the assurance of that (1 John 5:13 et al).

    My (yes, again) former Calvinist friend was highly upset when I dared to call Prince a pervert after his death last year. Her first reaction was, “Where’s your grace? How dare you judge him? God’s grace is huge.” Graham is implying the same thing, isn’t he? That we are not to judge these scumbags of society whose fruit is so rotten that not even sewer rats would nibble on it. To those who hand out grace like candy, there’s no separation from worldly activities in their own lives (go, have a look and a listen at your nearest and dearest Protestant church). They lust in all sorts of ways; in every way possible . . . and it shows, doesn’t it? It’s starting to leak, isn’t it? You can’t hold a bad smell down forever, you know?

    Tullian Tchividjian (who loves himself so much as is evident by his faked-tan pics) was a recipient of this cheap and fake grace (related to Graham, of course). So was another sexual pervert, Mark Driscoll. And so the list carries on and on and on.

    Just for fun: http://www.christianpost.com/news/tullian-tchividjian-emerges-from-scandal-with-new-wife-preaches-sermon-on-gods-redemption-171665/

    However, the evils in the institutionalized church match that of the world and even better it (I know what I’m on about, unfortunately, and sadly). We are “all just sinners saved by grace.” Rubbish. We should flush that notion down the drain once and for all. Evil is evil; the Bible (the New Testament for those who are that way inclined) lists them neatly and in order. Prince, Hefner, Flynt, and the entire Protestant movement and its deplorable ACBC arm of anti-biblical “counselors” fit those various descriptions down to a T. The Calvinist and Reformed movements have the extra beautiful distinction of being false gospels too, something that beats everything else hands-down and something that the Bible does not wax lyrical about, and for good reason: It directs precious souls to an eternity without God. Oops. Oops. Oops. As we’ve seen with the rape of Jane, those who were (are) involved are devils (Susan and I went to town with that notion, and rightly so). As perverted as Hefner and Prince were, they were open about it, and I agree that at least Hefner would have looked at disgust at some of the atrocities that go on in the “church” or whatever it is.

    No, Paul, Graham and his ilk will not condemn the atrocities in their own household. It’s not the “godly” way. While I was in a Calvinist church, the phrase “there but for the grace of God go I…” was dropped like it was hot . . . every ten minutes. It made me sick.

    Of course, anyone who calls on the name of the Lord and believes in/on Him will be saved; no one else, no matter who or what you are (whether you started a vulgar magazine or whether you are a pastor spreading a false gospel). It’s an insult to call God the final judge when someone is a born-again believer; it implies that I do not know my standing before God; it implies that I’m confused on the matter; that I’m not saved (like Ratman Piper, who knows nada of nada).

    Hefner and his pals are in a frightening place right now . . . and it’s not even hell yet. Graham and all his false-preaching buddies should consider that. It is a reality.

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  2. Susan said, on October 1, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    There is little difference between the church and the world. I remember a Bible study one evening. To my shock and horror, one of the women there said something along the lines of: I’ve been a Christian for 20 years and I am not all that different from when I first became a Christian. I had two thoughts: one, are you a Christian? and two, who would want what you have? so why be a Christian then?

    Franklin Graham earns nearly a million dollars between the charity organization, Samaritan’s Purse, and the Evangelical Association. I believe the last count was at $900,000 but that probably isn’t counting health care, pension, expense account, auto allowance, housing, etc. Why do I state this? Because there are people who are struggling to buy groceries from whom these organizations are collecting donations from.

    Yes, logs and splinters. I hope Hugh Heifner made peace with God before he died and sincerely repented. Yes, God will judge rightly and justly. In Jesus day, it was the tax collectors and the prostitutes who were condemned — they were the “splinters” in comparison to the religious leaders of the day who were the “logs”. It is unlikely that Franklin Graham will speak out boldly against his fellow clergy, no matter what their sins or crimes.

    Why? Because speaking out against a porn king won’t cost Mr. Graham a single dime. But speaking out against his fellow clergy will cost him conference speaker fees, book endorsements, and the like. There is serious money here. Do not bite the hand that feeds. Mr. Playboy, himself, would not have indulged sexual abuse/ assault of children or the covering up a horrific crime committed against a young woman. Allegedly, of course.

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    • John said, on October 1, 2017 at 11:51 AM

      No difference between church and the world, Susan. Have you checked out some churches’ coffee shops and its accompanying “ambience”? It’s groovy, hip, hipster-like, and oh-so-casual; and a pick-up joint. (Now I’m not even talking about the rock concerts/nightclubbing that come before the motivational speeches that pose as sermons.)

      Yes, God will judge perfectly those who stand in front Him of the big white throne. What I was driving at is Graham’s loophole that he thinks we can’t see. It’s round; we see it. Your last paragraph hits the festering wound on the “ouchy” bits, so to speak.

      “Allegedly, of course.” Of course.

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    • Republican mother said, on October 1, 2017 at 7:02 PM

      I’ve had about every job in the church, except the “guy” jobs. I’ve never made one red cent doing them, because I’m not a hireling. I would be disgusted at myself if anyone could ever accuse me of profitting on the Lord Jesus Christ. But these guys have no compunction about living in splendor- I just don’t get it.

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      • Susan said, on October 1, 2017 at 8:07 PM

        Republican Mother, I do think a pastor should be compensated for his labors. I do think a CEO of a charity should be compensated for his labors. The problem: with respect to the not-for-profit charities, Franklin Graham is making 40 to 50% more than comparable CEOs of similar charities. It doesn’t seem ethical to me for a charity to beg for contributions from folks who $20 might be a lot of money (i.e., folks who are living in poverty) AND meanwhile the head of that charity is earning enough to live like a king. And it is the Washington Post that is reporting these things. (I am not a fan of the WaPo, but some things they do get right.)

        When I have pointed this out to people, I am accused of being mean-spirited and jealous. I am accused of attacking a man of God. Someone told me the location of Franklin Graham’s residence is a carefully guarded secret. (Is it true?) They attributed that to “security” concerns. I am more cynical in my outlook, and I figured it was because one would discover a mansion/ very expensive home or residential complex. Apparently, being a pastor in our modern-day world is a lucrative affair. Meanwhile, the apostle Paul of the New Testament made tents to finance his expenses and did not ask the early Christians for financial support. I don’t get it either.

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