Franklin Graham: Duck Dynasty and the Ducking Church

By   •   January 3, 2014

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I appreciate the Robertson family’s strong commitment to biblical principles and their refusal to back down under intense media pressure over Phil Robertson’s comments in a recent interview. As the Robertson controversy winds down—at least for now—I have been amazed at how many churches have apparently “ducked” out on the issue (sin). Some were even quick to condemn Phil Robertson.

If we Christians banded together and took a stand, perhaps we wouldn’t be losing so much ground in what the media is calling the “cultural war.” However, it is not a cultural war—it is a religious war against Christians and the biblical truths we stand for. Some churches have fallen into the trap of being politically correct, under the disguise of tolerance.

God is not “politically correct,” and He is certainly not tolerant of sin. The Bible tells us that He is going to judge all sin one day; and anyone who is not found under the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, will face an eternity in hell separated from God. Scripture says, “So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:49-50). But today God is willing to forgive anyone who truly repents (is willing to turn from their sin), asks for His forgiveness, and believes on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13).

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52 Comments

  1. Joshua Richie says:

    To many Christians are being are being “silent” myself included. We need to be wise in whatever we say and make sure we are being lead by the spirit, because we are all under a microscope. I commend Phil Robeterson for standing up for what he believes in!!

  2. Steve Anderson says:

    God is not “politically correct” but there “is a time to be silent and a time to speak (Ecc:3:7)”

  3. Donna Knight says:

    Bless you for speaking the truth. Churches are too interested in trying to either make us feel good or telling us we’re Kings Kids are therefore all of our problems will be solved if we just believe. Sin is sin and needs to be preached. The very reason our country is like it is, is because we as Christians have allowed itto happen. We need more men and women like you and the Robertsons.

  4. iferi eteng says:

    am excited. God will continue to uphold His word as a seal. amen

  5. Timothy Gilliland says:

    Better words have not been spoken share the word. And live it

  6. Donna says:

    Thanks for explaining HIS word that is SO IMPORTANT but seems to BE So INVISIBLE these days. I know the Lord Is Our Victory In the outcome. ALL KNEES WILL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS. THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR WHAT YOU ALL DO TO THE MESSAGE OUT TO THE WORLD. BLESSINGS TO EACH ONE!!!!!!

  7. Andrew Carrick says:

    AMEN! People don’t like hearing something they do is morally wrong, but truth is truth. The Lord gave us scripture as an instruction manual. Everything inside is true to life. Praise God!

  8. Erik Boehm says:

    I agree we need to stick together we are one body of Christ and we need to all be of like minded faith in the one true God our Lord Jesus Christ thank you Jesus for the gift of Grace and Salvation and your eternal Love God is raising up His Church His body greater then ever before and 2014 is the year of the Greater we will see a greater manifestation of His Lover more then ever before so press in brethren and keep our eyes and ears on Jesus let us be a alert in the Lord for the time is short for His return is near. Ephesians 6:23 Peace be to the brethren. and love joined with faith, from our God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) Amp. Amen

  9. Jen Gioia says:

    AMEN and AMEN!!