Friday, December 20, 2019

downloadChristianity Today was one of three magazines that I subscribed to as an Evangelical Protestant. Full of insightful articles, biblical discussions and conservative morality, Janet and I always looked forward to its arrival each month. It was long considered the “voice” of the Evangelical world. It was started by the Rev. Billy Graham who had a huge impact on my parents and also on me.

After my conversion to the Catholic Church, I have continued over the last 25 years to renew my subscription to keep updated on the happenings, the movers and the shakers and the ideas permeating the Evangelical world. It was still interesting to peruse its pages to keep on eye on the world I used to thrive in.

But today I am calling their offices to cancel my subscription after 40 years. I will also express my profound disappointment.

Like so many good meaning periodicals and organizations, they could not resist the slide to the Left, to become a mouthpiece of the liberal Democratic camp and to abandon the common sense and morality of historic Christianity. Yesterday they posted an editorial calling for the removal of President Trump. Their words could have been written by Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff. You can read it here.

Screen Shot 2019-12-20 at 9.11.42 AMThe Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham who founded the magazine, wrote a powerful and astute response to Christianity Today Magazine. This is not only a scathing rebuke to Christianity Today but also a discerning review of the current situation, Christians and President Trump and common sense. Bravo Rev. Graham!

Here is the first paragraph of Graham’s response:

Christianity Today released an editorial stating that President Trump should be removed from office—and they invoked my father’s name (I suppose to try to bring legitimacy to their statements), so I feel it is important for me to respond. Yes, my father Billy Graham founded Christianity Today; but no, he would not agree with their opinion piece. In fact, he would be very disappointed. I have not previously shared who my father voted for in the past election, but because of this article, I feel it is necessary to share it now. My father knew Donald Trump, he believed in Donald Trump, and he voted for Donald Trump. He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.

Whether you like President Trump or not is not the issue. He is the duly elected president of the United States and to attempt his removal by this Pelosi/Schiff scam of an impeachment process is unconstitutional and bordering on hysteria.

The name “Evangelical Protestant” used to mean something. In my earlier years, I considered myself an Evangelical Protestant – one who held to the historic truths and morality of biblical Christianity. Today, however, the word “evangelical” has lost its meaning and is claimed by groups across a vast spectrum. Christianity Today has lost its way and has also lost a loyal subscriber. My guess is that my cancellation will only be one of thousands.

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Carol M. Swain and Dr. James Dobson write eloquently against Galli’s cheap editorial against Trump in CT Magazine.

For another article written by my friend Thomas Williams of Breitbart News on this issue with lots of comments and discussion, click here.

Jerry Falwell, another “Evangelical Protestant” tweeted on this also, see here and here.

Read here for a great rebuttal to the CT editorial by Jenna Ellis. I recommend you also read Dr. Michael Brown’s and Samuel Sey’s.

Hugh Hewitt: Christianity Today took aim at Trump, but it only hurt itself

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