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Jesus Christ, King of Kings

Invited then uninvited…..

If President Obama fails to intervene to allow controversial evangelist Franklin Graham to lead a National Day of Prayer event Thursday inside the Pentagon, “it will be a slap in the face of all Christians,” Graham said Tuesday.

And invited or not, he’ll stand in front of the Pentagon and pray, Graham said in an interview.

Franklin Graham said the following:

“We’re living in a time where we cannot compromise, we cannot back up, we cannot retreat,” Graham said Wednesday during a live Webcast from the Washington, D.C. offices of the Family Research Council.

“The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is to be preached to the ends of the Earth – that’s what He’s called us to do,” he said.

Graham, the honorary chairman of this year’s National Day of Prayer, made his comments in a sermon to an audience of leaders making final preparations for Thursday’s National Day of Prayer.

“(In the United States) we see everyday our rights being eroded. Just a little at a time, but its happening. Everyday. So let’s preach while we can. Let’s stand up and holler ‘Jesus Christ! King of Kings, Lord of Lords!’to the top of our voice,” the younger Graham said.

“The secularists are going to get ticked off, the news media’s going to hate it. I don’t know, maybe the people in the White House are going to be mad. But you know what, I don’t care. Because God has called us to take the Gospel — His Gospel, the power of God and His Salvation — unto the ends of the Earth.”

He wasn’t going to preach a sermon, just say a prayer for the country.   When Christians pray, they pray in the name of Jesus.  So he has a right to do that.  He stated his opinion about Islam nine years ago.  He has a right to do that.  He has a right to state his opinion about it today..

But that’s okay, he can say a prayer outside the building.  That’s fine.  The government can’t make us pray.  The government can’t keep us from praying.

“Even if President Obama fails to intervene to allow him to lead a National Day of Prayer event at the Pentagon Thursday, Franklin Graham will still be there— praying for the U.S. military and his own son who is serving in Afghanistan.”

UPDATE:

The evangelist’s invitation to attend the national prayer day event inside the Defense Department was withdrawn two weeks ago.

But the famed son of Evangelist Billy Graham arrived in the Pentagon parking lot just before 8 a.m., formed a circle with his party of a half dozen people on the sidewalk and prayed for about five minutes.

Posted:  05.05.10  Updated:  05.06.10 @ 2:26 p.m.

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Obama and Biden attend memorial in W. Virginia

What with a meeting with Billy Graham in the morning and the memorial service for the miners in West Virginia in the afternoon, President Obama got a good dose of that ole’ time religion yesterday.

Fox ran the memorial service uninterrupted and without narrative, so one really got a sense of how purely Christian it was with no attempt to take the guts out of it and make it “acceptable,” and also to realize just how long it was.  Leave out the media mouths and their constant anaysis of everything, it is easier to see the full picture and make up your own mind.  I think Obama and Biden get many points just for sitting through it.  But then they had to, they were last to speak.

In my opinion, they moved up in the polls a bit, at least in my poll, more for attending than for what they said.  I didn’t think they made it too political, not too bad.  The most political speech was by W. Virginia senator, Rockefeller.  And I really like the governor.  I would have some advice for Obama at this point if he by chance wanted to give some effort to being a president to all the people,  but I’m sure he wouldn’t be interested in what I had to say.

Posted:  04.26.10

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“No judge can stop us from praying for our country”

The Obama administration said Thursday it will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison ruled last week the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a call for religious action.  (36 U.S.C. § 119)

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Evangelist Franklin Graham‘s invitation to speak at a Pentagon prayer service has been rescinded because his comments about Islam were inappropriate, the Army said Thursday.

Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, in 2001 described Islam as evil. More recently, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-04-23-prayer-day_N.htm?csp=34

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-04-22-franklin21_ST_N.htm?=34

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

“To act like a National Day of Prayer is a bad thing or somehow subversive is ridiculous. Surely our country needs prayer now more than ever, ” said Franklin Graham, National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman.

Prayer is nothing new to Americans, added Graham.  “Our country has a long history of recognizing a national day of prayer.  It’s something that dates back to the Continental Congress when it recommended that states set aside a day for prayer and thanksgiving.  This is a significant part of our country’s heritage.”

“For me, the bottom line is this,” said Graham.  “No judge can stop us from praying for our country and I pray that on May 6, millions of Americans will join me in praying for our President, all of our elected leaders, and even for this unjust judge and all those who rule from the bench – that God would guide them and give them wisdom.”

http://www.demossnewspond.com/bgea/news/honorary_chairman_of_national_day_of_prayer_says_no_court_can_stop_us_from_/

Okay.  Let’s face it.  Rev. Graham made a statement in 2001, I believe it was, about his belief about Islam and then, again, he stated he hoped Muslims would come to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins.  He has a right to state his beliefs.  After all he is a CHRISTian.  If he did not believe that Christ died “not for our sins only, but for the sins of the whole world” he would not be a Christian in the first place.  Forgiveness of sins is the essense of Christianity.  And if he believes this, certainly he would want all to know about it.
“Come unto me all ye who are weary and heavyladen and I will give you rest.”  This is Christ’s invitation.  It is not a command.

But notice he is the Honorary Chairman of the Day of Prayer.  The Chairman  of the Day of Prayer and a Christian minister cannot say a prayer at the Pentagon?  Bear in mind he’s not preaching a sermon.  He’s just going to say a prayer.  He is saying a prayer for our country.  Who could possibly object to that?

That said, I agree with him “NO JUDGE CAN STOP US FROM PRAYING FOR OUR COUNTRY” and I will add that the United States Army should be ashamed.   But, hey, he can go somewhere else and pray,  but I can’t help but wonder how many men and women in the military would be more than happy to join in prayer for our country.

When I will start to worry is if there is a proclamation or a law that we have to pray or that we are forbidden to pray.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

[In the USA:  76% Christian, 12% Athiests/Agnostics, 1% Muslim]

Posted:  04.24.10

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.”

“He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins–and not only our sins but the sins of the whole world.”


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