Graham's daughter, Anne Graham, was being interviewed on the Early Show and
Jane Clayson asked her, “How could God let something like
Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful
She said, “I believe that God is deeply saddened by
this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to
get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to
get out of our lives. And being the gentleman that He is, I
believe that He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God
to Give us His blessing and His protection if we demand that
He leave us alone?”
know there's been a lot of an email going around in regards to
9/11/01, but this really makes you think. If you don't have
time, at least skim through it, but the bottom line is
something to think about....
light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings,
etc. Let's see, I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare
(she was murdered, her body was found recently) complained she
didn't want any prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
someone said you better not read the Bible in school... the
Bible that says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and
love your neighbor as yourself. And we said, OK.
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) and we said, an expert should know what
he's talking about so we said OK.
someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our
children when they misbehave. And 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 big difference
between disciplining and touching, beating, smacking,
humiliating, kicking, etc.) And we said, OK.
someone said, let's let our daughters have abortions if they
want, and they won't even have to tell their parents. And we
some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys
and they're going to do it anyway, let's give our sons 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 at
school. And we said, OK.
some of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what
we do in private as long as we do our jobs. And agreeing with
them, we said it doesn't matter to me what 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.
then someone else took that appreciation a step further and
published pictures of nude children and then stepped further
still by making them available on the Internet. And we said
OK; they're entitled to their free speech.
then the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and
movies that promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex. And
let's record music that encourages rape, drugs, murder,
suicide, and satanic themes. And we said it's just
entertainment, it has no adverse effect, and nobody takes it
seriously anyway, so go right ahead.
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
if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it
think it has a great deal to do with “WE REAP WHAT WE
God, Why didn't you save the little girl killed in her
classroom? “ Sincerely, Concerned Student... AND THE REPLY
“Dear Concerned Student, I am not allowed in schools”.
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.
how everyone wants to go to Heaven provided they do not have
to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says.
how someone can say “I believe in God” but still follows
Satan who, by the way, also “believes” in God.
how we are quick to judge but not to be judged.
how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail and they
spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages
regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.
how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely through
cyberspace, but the public discussion of God is suppressed in
the school and workplace.
how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an
invisible Christian the rest of the week.
how when you go to forward 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 to
them. Funny how I can be more worried about what other people
think of me than what God thinks of me.
all cases of the works we publish, we want to give credit
where credit is due
on November 8,
in an email from my daughter.