Franklin Graham’s statement 20160729 after the closing night of the Democratic Convention.
Last night at the DNC, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that America faces a “Moment of Reckoning.” I agree—but maybe on a different level. No question, this election is critical to the direction of America’s future. But as a nation we have turned our back on God; we’ve allowed the things of God and His Son Jesus Christ to be increasingly removed from the public sphere. Unless we turn to Him, there will be a serious Day of Reckoning. We should desire God’s favor, not provoke His judgment. He’s the One who can heal our hearts—and our land—if we turn to Him in repentance and faith. The Bible says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
I have something I want to add to this. I have come to learn through my studies that God isn’t actually the one who executes judgment. Judgment is based solely on the individual by the method of sowing and reaping. God set up principles to live by. Good or bad, if you commit to or against a principle it will work itself in your life. What you get out of it is how you go about working that principle.
Since grace now abounds, I don’t think God turns his back on people. I don’t even think He’s provoked to execute judgment. He silently watches as we either work His will or our own and allows those principles to execute blessing or cursing accordingly. His principles work. He set them in place. He has given us the privilege of knowing what they are with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The onus is on us to either abide by those principles or deny them. Either way the principle will stand. Judgment is executed by our own volition.
This nation, that is full of Christians, has allowed minority groups to cry aloud for their rights. We’ve stood by and done absolutely nothing. The heathen has worked their principles until we have lost ours by no action on our part. So what is happening? We allowed these minorities to dominate our society until we no longer have values such as prayer in schools, the right to exercise our religious freedom of the Christian faith. We’ve allowed politicians to tell us what the government will do to or for us if we don’t obey them. Who are they, but representatives of us? Don’t we stand to have them eliminated from office if they fail to hear us? Most all of the leadership we have today in this country have only their self-interest at heart. Their heart. They live on power, greed and numerous other “trips”. It’s all come down to a self-serving government that subsists on its people for what it can get out of us. We’ve let them rule us. We are reaping a principle on ourselves. God has open arms and blessing awaiting, but we are doing nothing to open that window for them to come down on us from.
People, evil cannot subsist on its own. Evil self-destructs without something to feed upon. Do you feel something eating at you? Don’t just talk about it. Do something about it.