Evangelist Franklin Graham has the solution to the problem of violence against Christians in the Middle East. He says Christian in the Middle East should refuse to denounce Christ even if it means their persecutors will kill them. Many Christians have suffered just such a fate.
Recently 4 Christian teens were beheaded because they would not convert to Islam. Tens of thousands of others have fled from Christian areas in the face of threats and attacks from ISIS and other Muslim extreme forces. Franklin Graham seems to advise facing the extremist even at the cost of their lives.
Graham, who was a guest on The Kelly File on Fox News, said Christians have long been martyred for their belief in Jesus and Iraqi Christians should not be afraid to do the same. When asked about the rape and slaughter of Christians by ISIS Graham said he and his people saw it coming.
He said Christians had been martyred since the days of the Romans and modern day Middle Eastern Christians should face the Islamists and ‘…take a stand for our faith.’ Even if it means losing their lives. He said it’s a betrayal of all Christians if they do not. It takes great courage for Christians in the Middle East to do what Franklin Graham seems to be advocating.
It’s easy for him to say stay and proclaim your faith in Christ at the pain of death. The question is would he recommend his family do the same thing?