Takesha, Can I post this?

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    Its a interview with Billy Graham's daughter on the Early show with Jane Clayton.

    Jane Clyton asked her why the Sept 11th attacks happened.
    Very insightful.
  2. mamafrey

    mamafrey New Member

    I think alot of the Grahams. Mama
  3. Takesha

    Takesha New Member

    Go ahead,,,just so there is no actual website address, and you give credit to who wrote it.
    Takesha
  4. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the early show and Jane Clayton asked her “ How could God let something like this happen? “ (Regarding the attacks on Sept. 11).

    Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said “I believe God is deeply saddened by this, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of out schools, to get out of out government and to get out of out lives.
    And being the Gentlemen he is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?”
    In light of recent events…terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeline Murray O’Hara (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn’t want payer in our schools, and we said OK.
    Then someone said you better not read the bible in school… the Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
    Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self esteem (Dr Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said OK.
    Then someone said Teachers and Principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. The school administrators said no faculty member in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don’t want any bad publicity, and we surely don’t want to be sued (there’s a big difference between discipling, touching,beating, smacking, humiliating, kicking, etc.) And we said OK.
    Then someone said, lets let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won’t even have to tell their parents. And we said OK.
    Then some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they’re going to do it anyway, let’s give our son’s all the condoms they want so they can have all the fun they desire, and we won’t have to tell their parents they got them from at school. And we said OK.
    Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn’t matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs, Agreeing with them, we said it doesn’t matter to me if anyone, including the president, does in private as long as I have a job and the economy is good.
    Then someone said let’s print magazines with pictures of nude women and call it wholesome, down to earth appreciation for the beauty of the female body, And we said OK.
    And then someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and then further again by making them available on the internet. And we said OK, there’re entitled to free speech.
    Then the entertainment industry said, lts make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex. Let’s record music the encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes, And we said it’s just entertainment, it has no adverse affect, nobody takes it seriously anyway, so go right ahead.

    Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
    Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out, I think is has a great deal to do with “ What we Reap is What we Sow:”.
    Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.
    Funny how you can send jokes thru email and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.
    Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar, and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and in the workplace.
    Are you laughing?
    Funny how when you this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they Will think of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

    Pass it on if you think it has merit, If not then just discard it… no one will know you did, But if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. stilhere

    stilhere New Member

    I read the whole thing,(I usually don't have time, my 3 year old is like radar, but she is asleep right now), and I agree, it makes sense...I'm going to copy it and send it to the pastor at my church in Washington State....

    In Christ
    Jessica
  6. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    No kidding. She didn't beat around the bush. Sounds pretty true to me. It sure will take a lot to change things though. Maybe we should say a prayer to the Lord and ask for what his will would be on these many subjects. Dear Lord, please hear ouur prayers, and guide us all on what we each can do on these matters. In Jesus name, amen.

    Danny
  7. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    I love the Grahams so I`m glad you shared that with us. It was very good and I think she`s right.

    In this country, we don`t have that kind of suffering. In a lot of other countries, attacks are a daily accurance. It was a horrid think but if we evolve from it, which I think we all did then it served a purpose. It was a wake up call and we all needed it
    [This Message was Edited on 08/27/2003]
  8. ValleyGirl89

    ValleyGirl89 New Member

    I also loved your post and am going to print it out and ask a friend that is also the pastor of a church that I clean if I can post it on the board at his church. I think everyone should read this!
    Lisa