'Paul Saber, who serves on the board of directors for both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, came to Graham's defense. Saber said both organizations "fully support Franklin Graham and are more than satisfied with the job he has done and is doing in leading these ministries. Franklin Graham was not in Washington, D.C., and he did not encourage people to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6." And Saber isn't the only one defending Graham. While some are criticizing Graham for supporting former President Donald J. Trump, others are recognizing his leadership in Spirit-led healing and evangelism efforts throughout suffering communities. Faithwire.com reported on the multiple efforts the BGEA and Samaritan's Purse have initiated to provide relief to health care workers as the stress of COVID-19 takes its toll on hospitals around the country. Of this project, Graham told Faithwire, "We are there in Jesus' name. It's just something God has done, and it's given us the opportunity to magnify His name in the middle of a crisis."' - Charisma News
No one is arguing if the humanitarian work of Samaritan's Purse is righteous or not. The issue is whether Franklin Graham has disqualified himself by his idolatry and soft peddling lies for political motivations that have left five people dead, including one police officer. For two months Graham allowed his god to rule over his rhetoric and the end result is an assault on our Capitol that have left another cop with the prospect of losing an eye with another having spinal cord injuries. These people did not stop to pray in the well of the Senate because of something Donald Trump taught them. It is time to stand for the Gospel and lay down your idols. It is time to not stand with Franklin Graham. Mark him and avoid him.
Reverend Anthony Wade - January 28, 2021