Franklin Graham sues more venues over canceled tour stops
Evangelist Franklin Graham has taken legal action against two more venues for canceling his U.K. visit events planned for May due to his views on homosexuality, according to a spokesperson of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
After launching legal proceedings against the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, BGEA has now sued the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield and ICC Wales in the city of Newport, South Wales, ChristianToday reported.
Dr. Tim wrote: Mike, others, notably NeedHim and Quiet Christian, have tried a gentle approach with Jim and they have had no more success with him than I have. If Jimâs goal in life is irritating people, then he is one of the most successful people I know. But I will try a different approach, so here goes: Jim, if you keep butting against God, youâre gonna break your stiff neck. There, is that better?
One question. Do you honestly think that Jesus Christ would be pleased with the way you handle Jim Lincoln. I understand he can be irritating. Our sins murdered Jesus, you donât think our sins irritate him? And yet he is always loving. Even when we are stubborn fools.
Mike, others, notably NeedHim and Quiet Christian, have tried a gentle approach with Jim and they have had no more success with him than I have. If Jimâs goal in life is irritating people, then he is one of the most successful people I know. But I will try a different approach, so here goes: Jim, if you keep butting against God, youâre gonna break your stiff neck. There, is that better?
Pete Buttigieg https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-pete-buttigieg-the-bible-doesnt-defend-abortion https://culturewatchnews.com/what-this-2020-democrat-said-about-the-bible-will-make-you-furious/ https://pjmedia.com/faith/buttigieg-on-abortion-bible-says-life-begins-with-breath/ (And I donât need links for his views on homosexuality. They are pretty wel known) The point is itâs not about one being more or less moral than the others. They are all sinners. But I would rather have an immoral candidate that opposes murdering babies than a âmoralâ one that says itâs ok.
Jim Lincoln you say any democratic candidate has better personal morality than Mr. Trump. Well, I would submit to you that personal values become political values otherwise their whole life is a lie. How can they support something politically which they wouldnât personally? With this in mind, I have prepared a selection of articles on main democratic candidates. (Please keep in mind this is just from a quick google search.) Bernie Sanders https://feelthebern.org/bernie-sanders-on-lgbtq-rights/ https://www.ontheissues.org/Social/Bernie_Sanders_Abortion.htm https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/like-a-true-socialist-bernie-sanders-caught-lying-about-paying-for-carbon-offsets/
Dr. Tim, I completely agree. Biblical love is an action. And Jim Lincoln is certainly flirting with catastrophic consequences. And yes it needs to be addressed. Perhaps even by you. But it needs to be done in a way that is pleasing to Christ. Would Christ speak to Jim Lincoln the way you do, if he were in your position? I think not. And yes while Christ did at times call Pharisees âwhitewashed sepulchersâ among other things, the difference would be that Christ is sinless. No one else is. You have been arguing with Jim for years, and nothing has changed. Maybe itâs Itoen to try a different approach. (Sorry for the late reply. My internet was down.)
I saw this article while looking for another. A fortuitous circumstance.
Dee wrote: .... Franklin Graham chose to run two organizations that get a tax break because they are ânot for profitâ.Â That means he should realizeÂ everythingÂ his nonprofits do will be subject to scrutiny by the American public.....Â If he chose to run a private, mom and pop group, then this story would be moot.Â There [ were ] investigations already underway by Charles Grassley regarding the enormous salaries of some folks like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland,Â Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, and Randy and Paula White. Â All Christian organizations should be wary of the government sticking their noses into their business. Â But, if high salaries for folks like Graham continue, we may lose this exemption altogether, and we will have no one to blame except ourselves!!! Â
People do not believe that pastors should get rich. Â Some claim that Franklin works very hard.Â Well, so did Mother Theresa, along with countless saints throughout the ages who did not get rich while serving the Lord.Â Even Paul (now thereâs a busy guy) worked as a tent maker. Â Many saints died poor in possession and rich in the Lord.
I donât think Jim would care if Franklin Graham made a trillion dollars a year if he didnât support Donald Trump. Jim has been duped by the liberal media into believing that Mr. Trump is a racist, even though Trump has done more to elevate black people in three years than Obama did in eightâor would do in eighty.
Appreciate input on what is happening in the Uk. I support his ministry and so does our church. They get thousands of shoeboxes together to send to children in war torn countries and some are even going to different places set up to pack and mail them. Our world is in turmoil and something is going on that only a certain few are seeing like you said, There will always be that remnant that is aware enough to see it. Dr. Tim, you are so right about the individuals that complain about his salary. Movie stars are idolized and no matter how wicked earns even more money as they spend it on their drugs and mansions and supporting the evils of the Democratic Party. How many support these people with their money as well as sports figures and thatâs fine with me as long as we donât condemn the people that are true to God and doing his work. Billy Graham and his family lived in a small house in the Carolina mts. and was gone for months at a time carrying Godâs word and message to the nations. They were simple people (Ruth being a Christian and wonderful homemaker for her family). Thanks for your imputes and your sense of humor, which my family and I have as well. Have a blessed day yâall (sorry canât seem to shake that ole country gal accent)! Prayers for my truck driver son that has
Dolores wrote: I just got my monthly newsletter from Franklin Graham and on the envelope it said; Itâs Spiritual Warfare In the UK God hasnât called us to sit back and be quiet. In the newsletter he wrote âIâm not afraid of opposition. Weâre not canceling anything. Weâre Coming.â
Thanks for sharing that, Dolores. It is a great encouragement. So many professing Christians in the UK are hiding away for fear of the ungodly, and will not come out to preach the gospel to sinners; they love their own lives too much to do that.
Well, itâs time for Jim to start hopping around like a wounded duck, quack-quacking about Mr. Grahamâs salary. Just think, if Franklin can keep his job for another 136 years, his pay will finally equal what LeBron James makes for finding various ways of putting a ball through a hoop.
I just got my monthly newsletter from Franklin Graham and on the envelope it said;Itâs Spiritual Warfare In the UK God hasnât called us to sit back and be quiet. In the newsletter he wrote âIâm not afraid of opposition. Weâre not canceling anything. Weâre Coming.â Also said,âI will never sit back quietly and let the government-or any other power-silence the church and prevent the preaching of Godâs Word. Just wanted to give what he said And not what some disgruntled, jealous individuals with their links of disgruntled, jealous individuals that love nothing more than to tear apart the very people God has called to go out into the world preaching the gospel and making disciples. He also mentioned that many thousands of U.K. Christians are praying for him at this time of unprecedented and unwarranted discrimination and persecution via effectively withdrawing free speech...A brother named Gerard emailed that to him. Franklin asking for continued prayer every day before the Graham Tour begins in May 2020.
No, Adriel, God isnât going to fail His elect, but the elect in all of the epistolary verses you mentioned are people who are already saved. If no one preaches the gospel, no one else will ever get saved, no matter how âelectâ we may think they might possibly be.
Dr. Tim wrote: some people believe that Godâs sovereignty means He will save the elect somehow even if they never hear the gospel. What rubbish!
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"
Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God."
Dr. Tim wrote: Yes, John, it seems to me that some people believe that Godâs sovereignty means He will save the elect somehow even if they never hear the gospel. What rubbish! If Christians donât tell others about the saving work of Jesus Christ, who will? Muslims?
Yes, it is rubbish, Doc. But I'm not sure that doctrine is the problem. It is more likely to be a lack of the divine nature making progress in the souls of men.
2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV (3)Â According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (4)Â Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
The divine nature, the desire of God, is found very much in the redemption of souls. When we meditate upon the plan of God, the humility of his Son, the suffering undergone to save even one sinner, it goes to show how much the Lord is seeking and saving that which is lost. For anyone not to desire to be a part of that work, is either not saved or seriously backslidden.
Yes, John, it seems to me that some people believe that Godâs sovereignty means He will save the elect somehow even if they never hear the gospel. What rubbish! If Christians donât tell others about the saving work of Jesus Christ, who will? Muslims?
Dr. Tim wrote: Biblical love is a course of action.
Too true, brother. This is why I have never been able to understand people who keep on and on about the love of God in sending his Son to this world to save sinners, yet they never seem to get out there and tell the sinners about that. It has always been a cause of great puzzlement to me. Maybe they hold a sort of hyper-doctrine which says that God will save men without human involvement.
BTW I checked out what chick are doing these days, and they are making a case of 1,000 tracts of the same language and title available for $105 USD.