Evangelical leader Franklin Graham minced no words in a recent interview when it comes to how Christians should vote. The Christian pastor made it very clear that Christians have a Biblical obligation to vote pro-life.
He said every Christian needs to vote against the “godless, socialist agenda” of the abortion industry.
He added that Christians need to defend religious liberty and support “god-fearing judges,” if our nation is to survive.
“Obedience to God’s Word brings blessing,” said Rev. Graham in his commentary for the October issue of Decision magazine. “Disobedience brings chastisement and ultimately eternal punishment in Hell away from the majesty and presence of God.”
“God’s Word encompasses every sector of living, teaching, instructing, correcting and rebuking,” he said. “When a political party speaks about values but endorses abortion and same-sex marriage, they are completely rejecting Scripture that speaks very clearly on these issues.”
“When God speaks, and He does so through Scripture, all of us should listen,” said Rev. Graham, adding that “The Bible says we are knit together by God in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13).”
To help with listening, “religious liberty” must be defended by our leaders, he added, and for that America needs to have “God-fearing judges” in the courts who will defend that liberty.
Some progress has been made in the last few years with federal judges, Supreme Court justices, and restrictions on abortion, said Rev. Graham. However, abortion is still legal, ” and it is a stench in the nostrils of God,” he said.
Graham has always been outspoken against abortion and once called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be excommunicated after he signed into law a bill legalizing abortions up to birth.
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“This law allows for the murder of unborn children up until the day of their birth,” Graham wrote on Twitter.
“I call on my friend @CardinalDolan to take a moral stand,” he continued. “Whether it moves the governor’s calloused heart or not, it will have a great impact on not only the church in New York, but on the church worldwide. It’s about standing for right over wrong, good over evil.”
He said the law allows the torture of unborn babies in a way that most people would not stand for if it was done to a dog or cat or a convicted criminal.
The law allows unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to 24 weeks and up to birth for “health” reasons, a broad category that includes basically anything. It redefines a “person” as “a human being who has been born and is alive,” and describes abortion as a “fundamental right.” The law also removes state protections for infants born alive in botched abortions.
Graham, the son of the late Rev. Billy Graham, has become one of the strongest voices for life among evangelical Protestants. He uses his massive platform to raise awareness about unborn babies and the death-driven abortion industry, and frequently calls out religious and political leaders who advocate for the killing of God’s children.