Evangelist Franklin Graham wants us all to know that the reason COVID-19 has showed up and killed over 65,000 people across the globe has nothing to do with anything medical or scientific and is instead a direct result of the world turning it’s back on God.
During an appearance on Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s weekly show Saturday evening, Graham was asked:
“How could God allow this thing to happen?”
“Well, I don’t think it’s God’s plan for this to happen. It’s because of the sin that’s in the world. Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God’s forgiveness and that’s what Easter’s all about.”
As if that wasn’t enough BS, Graham recounted the Biblical story of Easter and concluded with this:
“This pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world. A world that has turned its back on God.”
Franklin Graham says people are dying of the Coronavirus because man has sinned against god. He goes on to say the pandemic is happening because the world has turned its back on god. pic.twitter.com/Kejq9jzeLu
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If that’s true, how does Franklin Graham square his statements with the fact that the Bible itself states that Jesus bore all of our sickness and overcame it? It says quite clearly in Isaiah 53:4:
“Yet he himself bore our sicknesses, and he carried our pains; but we in turn regarded him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.”
So, based on the deeply flawed “Christian” logic of Franklin Graham, if you contract coronavirus or someone you know is stricken by and even dies as a result, it’s because they didn’t have enough faith and turned their back on God. In other words, that person was bad, and they’re being punished via COVID-19.
If Franklin Graham actually believes such claptrap, then his so-called faith is nothing but a perverted revenge fantasy.
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