Albert Mohler sees the bigger picture in Franklin Graham’s disinvitation from praying at the Pentagon. Mohler asks the salient question: “Who Will Be Tested Next? â€” The Dilemma of Franklin Graham.” Mohler writes,
“Evangelical Christians in the United States had better see a big challenge staring us in the face. Franklin Graham was disinvited by the Pentagon for making statements that are required by faithfulness to the gospel of Christ. As reports make clear, it is not just his statements about Islam being prone to violence that cause offense, it is his statements that Islam is wicked because it does not lead to salvation in Christ that cause the greatest offense.
“The Pentagon failed its test, but many more tests will follow. Faithful witness to Christ requires an honest statement about what any false system of belief represents â€” a form of idolatry and false teaching that leads to eternal damnation. There may be more and less offensive ways of saying that, but there is no way to remove the basic offense to the current cultural mind.
“In reality, every evangelical preacher and every individual Christian will face this question â€” and probably sooner rather than later.
“Franklin Graham will not be the last to be tested. Who will be tested next?”
Mohler also discussed the issue on his radio program today. You can download it here or listen to it below.[audio:http://www.sbts.edu/media/audio/totl/2010/AMP_05_06_2010.mp3]