Franklin Graham's word is respected worldwide, through his work with Samaritan's Purse and the organization his father founded, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and now he's begun warning America of God's looming judgment.
Because of the nation's adoption, through its Supreme Court, of mandatory recognition of same-sex marriage across the states.
"Our nation will not like what's at the end of this rainbow," he wrote this week.
"'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. "He rightly called the decision 'a threat to the American democracy.' This is so true. Arrogantly disregarding God's authority always has serious consequences."
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Graham has millions following his comments and routinely gets hundreds of thousands of "likes" and tens of thousands of "shares" for his postings.
He has commented several times on the court's ruling Friday, which immediately generated forecasts of persecution coming in America to citizens whose beliefs disallow homosexuality.
His comments included a blast at President Obama.
"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 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'
It was Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Harbinger" and the inspiration behind the "Isaiah 9:10 Judgment" movie, who smacked down the Supreme Court's assumption that it even 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.
"We are exchanging our light for darkness."
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."
He cited the deaths of 55 million through abortion.
"What we were warned never to do we now have done," he thundered.
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."
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