Thursday, May 06, 2010

Franklin Graham, Chief Pharisee

It's all about Franklin Graham. No closet praying for him. He needs to be noticed. Like the Pharisees of Jesus' day, if you're not standing in the middle of the crowd, making a giant show of your piety, what's the point?

On Tuesday, Graham threw down the gauntlet to President Obama. If the president didn't intercede and get him re-invited by the Pentagon to display his significant holiness on the National Day of Prayer, "it will be a slap in the face of all Christians."

Because, see, Franklin Graham is all Christians. Resistance is futile. He not only speaks for all of us; he is all of us.

In His day, Jesus couldn't stand this kind of self-righteous church jerk.

Matt. 6:5-6
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.


Anonymous said...


Which church do you attend?

bridle said...

Franklin Graham has profited mightily from his 'work' as a preacher. This seems to me to directly contradict Jesus's teachings.
Matt. 6:19-21, 24
Matt. 19:23-24; Luke 18:24-25
Mark 8:34-36
Luke 6:24-25
Luke 12:20-21
Luke 14:33
Of course we all know that Jesus and the early Christians were socialists......right?
Acts 4: 32-34

BikerBard said...

Who cares? It's not about J.W. YOU haven't enough courage to even select a blog name!

shyster said...

Bridle, too bad Franklin didn't have a famous daddy to help him out.
I wonder what he would be doing today if he did not have daddy and a fine head of hair?
Franklin seems to give a lot of statements but very few interviews. Could he be afraid of the questions?
Biker, comments for or to Nonny Mice are like dropping crumbs on the kitchen floor. The cockroaches scurry out of the corners in the dark.

BikerBard said...

True, Shyster. One never knows which Mouse you are addressing. But I imagine that is the point of the "uber-anonymous."

Glad to know you are still with us.
Ramen, Brother.

Anonymous said...

I think that if JW is going to quote scripture to attack Christianity, he should at least let us know where he worships. This blog does this all the time -- attacks Christians such as Franklin Graham who does a lot of good, and then bristles at anyone who suggests that the site is anti-Christian. Can anyone here point out to me JW's criticisms of leading Muslims who call for Americans to be killed. I mean, it is happening, isn't it? Times Square. Fort Hood. Christmas Day Bomber. One word of criticism of these events, please? Nope, all the vitriol is directed at Christians and scripture is used by someone who probably is not a Christian, thinking he is being smart by "using their own book against them." It just comes across as elitist and snobby. How many here have ever put together a Shoe Box for Children for Samaritan's Purse?

bridle said...

I used to put together shoe boxes until I learned that they are later filled with proselytizing materials. I detest proselytizers and "Aid" organizations that discriminate on the basis of religion.
I also detest hypocrites who claim to follow Jesus and yet are richer than Croesus.

BikerBard said...

Mouse can't even "divulge" a blog name yet obviously wants to worship with JW and wants the name of his church.

It's none of your business where, how, or if JW is Christian. If you read this blog more often, you would know more about JW. Certainly more than YOU have divulged about yourself.

So you go first: What is your name (you know JW) and where do you worship?

bridle said...

Does Anon think that only Christians are allowed to quote scripture?


Does that mean that only Muslims can quote the Koran to prove their points?

Anon - Have you called out the Hutaree terrorists yet? Or the Army of God? Or the Lambs of Christ?
Isn't there a verse about taking the log out of your own eye before criticizing others?

BikerBard said...

Anon lacks the courage of his convictions to even select a blog name, no less start his own blog site. Much easier to sit back and criticize JW (who proudly has posted HIS NAME.)

BRockBlue said...

I don't see where J.W. quoted Scripture to attack Christianity. He quoted Scripture to attack the hypocrisy of Franklin Graham.