Franklin Graham is both admirable and controversial in his person, ministry, and comments, as his
father Billy Graham has been.
He is certainly to be heartily commended in rallying Duke
alumni to oppose Duke University‘s plan to allow the Adhaan, the Muslin call to prayer, to be announced from the
I would criticize both he and his father for failing to stand for Special Creation
against the tide of Darwinian evolution.
But we should certainly appreciate his
readiness to speak forth the words of the Gospel, as he has opportunity, even if every theological hair is not always
in neat place, as we might like.
In the following passage God through Paul tells us, getting
the message "Christ Crucified," broadcast, even though it does not rise to the level of Greek wisdom, is paramount.
Many times I recall Franklin and Billy holding high the truth that "Christ died
for our sins."
It is a critical truth to proclaim, that the perfect God
will only accept perfect persons - who's sins are paid for.
Substitutionary atonement is a MUST
- God's imputes righteousness to believers, on condition of their genuine faith in Christ.
This atonement has been provided by Christ's innocent sacrificial death on the cross.