Two Men and a Bible
According to evangelist Franklin Graham, President Obama’s “problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name,” Franklin Graham told CNN’s John King in a televised interview that aired Thursday night.
“Now it’s obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed, and he has renounced Islam, and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That’s what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn’t. So I just have to believe that the president is what he has said,” Graham continued, adding that “the Islamic world sees the president as one of theirs.” SOURCE
Along these same lines
Lot’s son Moab is described as being born from an incestuous relationship between Lot and his eldest daughter (Genesis 19:37) after the destruction of Sodom. The Moabites are described as descendants of Lot’s son Moab.
So as seeds go, Jesus didn’t turn out to be anything like an ancestral mother of his. And if one accepts scripture as true, God didn’t seem to have any problem impregnating the mother of Jesus who carried that seed from a tribe viewed as inferiors to the Israelites, the so-called “chosen people”
Is there a lesson here Franklin Graham seems not to have grasped from his reading of the Bible?
BUT GRAHAM AIN’T GOT NOTHING OVER INHOFE
Where Graham’s lapse of the Biblical Moab seed is apparent, another phony Christian seems to have read more into the Bible than what is there.
In a radio interview with Voice of Christian Youth America, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) argued that his belief that global warming is a hoax is biblically inspired. Promoting his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Inhofe told interviewer Vic Eliason on Wednesday that only God can change the climate, and the idea that manmade pollution could affect the seasons is “arrogance“:
Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous. SOURCE
I think the key phrase here is, “as long as the earth remains …”. This of course presumes that the earth may not remain and one of the factors that may effect its demise is the increased CO2 in the atmosphere manufactured by man-made fossil fuels.
In the preceding verse (21) God tells Noah, “And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.” Clearly God doesn’t personally plan to effect the climate change that would cause floods and rising sea levels but, along with giving man free-will, he did establish a natural order of things and if that natural order is altered any with say ….. elevated green house gases from burning fossil fuels for the last 200 plus years, then it would be man, not God, responsible for the consequences of climate change.
Of course these scriptures were written some three thousand years ago so not everyone can be as sure as Inhofe is that God’s still up there. He may be off creating another Universe since the inhabitants he is said to have created on one of our solar system’s planet nailed his son to a cross. We could well be on our own and from the looks of who’s running Congress, it most certainly seems we have been abandoned by the God of reason.