Politics produce interesting situations. Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and his niece, Billy Graham’s granddaughter, Jerusha Duford is opposed to Trump’s reelection and a supporter of Joe Biden’s presidential bid.
In an article titled, “Evangelicals opposed to Trump step out of the shadows with new groups and ads,” senior political writer for Yahoo news, Jon Ward, highlights the activities of several evangelical PACs (political action committees for the politically uninformed) whose purpose is to unseat Trump. The theme of the article is that evangelicals have been duped by Trump and their votes manipulated.
His star celebrity is Billy Graham’s granddaughter Jerusha Duford who writes, “Attempts to hijack our faith for votes, and evangelical leaders’ silence on his [Trump’s] actions and behavior, has presented a picture of what our faith looks like that is so erroneous that it has done significant damage to the way peoples view Jesus.”
I assume Duford believes Joe Biden is a stellar example of Christianity. I am going to say something I said four years ago in the aftermath of the presidential election that bears repeating before this one; this election is not about which two of the moral midgets is the tallest. If you think it is then you have already been duped and manipulated by one side or the other.
Billy Graham was a staunch supporter of Richard Nixon throughout the Watergate fiasco up until Nixon resigned as president and the secretly recorded Oval Office tapes were made public. Graham realized then he had been duped and manipulated by Nixon’s professed Christianity.
Graham’s experience with Nixon is why I never use my article to endorse any politicians. I will endorse righteous principles and policies, but not personalities. I remember what happened to Billy. Like him, I am one of those people who can be fooled some of the time.
If you think Joe Biden can save us from Trump’s policies and mistakes, or Donald Trump can make America great again, you have already been duped and manipulated. Only God can deliver us from this political morass we find ourselves in and only by turning to God can America become great again.
If Jerusha or her uncle Franklin believe political action has a greater impact on the future of our nation than God-soaked prayer; they have been duped and manipulated.
Solomon wrote, “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes,” Proverbs 21:1. I pray and try to inform myself on the issues and then vote my convictions, but ultimately my trust is in God, not politics or politicians. Sadly, politicians outnumber godly statesmen in our government today.
In the movie “Forrest Gump,” Forrest’s mother has taken him to a doctor because he has difficulties walking. The doctor tells her, “Mrs. Gump, Forrest’s legs are fine, but his back is as crooked as a politician.”
What I say to you I say to all; beware of politicians!