This Graham prayer call could be a new cancer for the church.

Opinion: Graham forces the evangelical church to a crossroad on Sunday

BATAVIA, Ill., May 31, 2019 — This Sunday (June 2) the American evangelical church will be at a crossroad.

You ask what crossroad… this Sunday the Rev. Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has called for a “special day of prayer” for President Trump.

As noted on the CNN website titled “Franklin Graham wants the nation to pray for Trump on Sunday. But other Christians call it propaganda” and and at the Christian Post, “Franklin Graham: Trump’s enemies will hurt America, could spark civil war if impeached”, Graham is pushing the American church to a great partisan political divide.

Graham in his recent Twitter video… states that President Trump’s “enemies” (Democrats, independents, minorities, and others) want to bring down his presidency.

Not a word heard from Graham about biblical repentance. No question on Trump’s morals or motivations for his treatment of immigrants and others.

A recent RNS opinion column by Ryan Burge posted on XPian News titled “Why politics may kill white churches” highlights the cancer that Graham’s Sunday call is metastasizing. Young adults and minorities are turning away from white evangelicals and even the gospel. This Graham prayer call is a new cancer for the church.

So where will you and your church stand on Sunday, June 2?

John Ross on Saturday, April 23, 2016 launched XPian News, a part of  Daybreak Communications, Inc. Ross is the facilitator of Aurora Christian Ministry Network (ACMN) and a member of the Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance (FVCMA). He serves on the boards of Wayside Cross Ministries and the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. As a follower of Jesus, he has been for some 40 years a member of First Presbyterian Church - Aurora. He has an M.A. - Christian Leadership from Wheaton College Graduate School and undergraduate at Trinity International University.

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