By Bob Unruh
One of the highest-profile Christian leaders in America, Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is hinting that Barack Obama is deliberately setting himself up in opposition to God.
On his Facebook page Tuesday, Graham, who has kept up a steady stream of comments on the “gay”-rights agenda, brought up the subject again.
He noted Obama’s decision to promote homosexuality with colored lights at the White House after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 the Constitution grants same-sex couples a right to marriage.
“He had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors,” Graham wrote. “This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House.”
His complete statement: “A lot has changed in three short years! Just three years ago, the president was on record as holding to the biblical definition of marriage. Now he can’t say enough about his support for the LGBT agenda – and right after the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, he had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors to celebrate. This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House.”
In fact, in one translation of the Bible, Hosea 6:5 cites God saying, “This is why I have used the prophets to cut them down; I have killed them with the words of My mouth. My judgment strikes like lightning.”
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Commenter Laura Hicks-Montgomery said simply, “Amen!”
But another, Ken Barnett, said Obama “will need more than lightning rods.”
Last week, WND reported Graham warned, regarding government endorsements and mandates of homosexuality, that the nation “will not like what’s at the end of this rainbow.”
“‘Pride goeth before a fall.’ Supreme Court Justice [Antonin] Scalia used Proverbs 16:18 in his comments regarding the court’s disappointing and dangerous ruling about same-sex marriage,” Graham wrote at the time. “He rightly called the decision ‘a threat to the American democracy.’ This is so true. Arrogantly disregarding God’s authority always has serious consequences.”
Graham has millions following his social media comments and routinely gets hundreds of thousands of “likes” and tens of thousands of “shares” for his postings.
Graham previously addressed Obama’s precedent-setting advocacy for alternative sexual lifestyles.
“The president had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. This is outrageous – a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored.
“God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment. God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent,” he wrote.
“One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God’s judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world. But one day God is going to judge sin – all sin. Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgement. The righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one.
“So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come. Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?”
When the Supreme Court decision was announced, he wrote, “The court has no authority to change or override God’s laws which define marriage as between one man and one woman.”
He said: “With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it. Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman – Almighty God – and His decisions are not subject to review or revisions by any manmade court. God is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
“I pray God will spare America from His judgment, though, by our actions as a nation, we give Him less and less reason to do so.”
‘Go to hell’
Graham is not the only leader to warn God will judge a nation that openly and willfully flaunts what the Bible for millennia has defined as sin.
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger” and the inspiration behind the “Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” movie, criticized the Supreme Court’s assumption that it has the authority to redefine marriage.
At a prayer event in Washington, he said: “The justices of the Supreme Court took up their seats [in a hearing] on whether they should strike down the biblical and historic definition of marriage. That the event should even take place is a sign this is America of [George] Washington’s warning … a nation at war against its own foundation.”
Washington warned the smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation “that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself hath ordained.”
“Justices, can you judge the ways of God? There is another court and there another judge, where all men and all judges will give account,” he warned.
“If a nation’s high court should pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised God will pass judgment on the court and that nation? We are doing that which Israel did on the altars of Baal,” he said.
See Jonathan’s Cahn’s message at Washington: Man of Prayer event at the Capitol.
Cahn said America’s biblical foundation was affirmed throughout history, and the nation came into existence “solely for the glory and purposes of God.”
“No historian can rewrite that. No president can expunge that,” he warned. “If a thousand angels swore on a thousand Bibles that this was not the case, it would in no way alter the fact. … America was brought into existence for the will and purposes of God.”
He explained ancient Israel turned away from God.
“They drove God out of the government. They worshiped idols and served other gods. They celebrated immorality and they persecuted righteousness. The blessings of God were removed and replaced with judgments,” he said.
Now, he said, “America has made the same mistakes.”
Moving to directly confront President Obama, whose pro-abortion and pro-homosexual agenda has been unparalleled in American history, he questioned what happens when a leader places his left hand on the Bible to assume to highest office in the land but with his right hand “enacts laws that violate the laws of God.”
“Mr. President, when you address the House, look up above the senators and the representatives, above the Supreme Court justices, you’ll see a face, the only full visage in that wall. It is the face of Moses. … It would say this, ‘No man can overrule the laws of God. No judgment of man can stand against the judgment of God’.”
America, he warned, is faced with a critical decision: “Choose you this day whom you will serve … if the Lord be God, then follow Him. If Baal, then follow him and go to hell.”