Monday, November 23, 2009

"The Economist" For Christmas, Todd, Please!

Franklin Graham on Sarah Palin's conversation with his father, Billy, yesterday at the great evangelist's home:
She...wanted his take on what the Bible says about Israel, Iran and Iraq, Franklin Graham reported.
That's pretty weird, since the Bible doesn't say anything about Israel after about 90 A.D., Iran (unless she means Cyrus the Great's Persia in the sixth century before Christ), or the war in Iraq (though Gen. 3 does suggest that the Garden of Eden was near Baghdad). Wrong briefing book, governor!


Lambie said...

And do think Billy Graham told her anything much different than what you say? I'm not so sure many Biblical scholars would agree with you that the Bible says nothing about Israel after 90 AD, but regardless of that, knowing Billy Graham, I suspect he told her that Bible prophecy speaks of the great sweep of history and of the end times, and about the need for repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ, not about specific events we can identify with specific countries in 2009.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Sarah for asking. If you don't know, ask someone you trust. Let's assume that Billy Graham gave her a trustworthy biblical answer, rather than the latest prophetic interpretation fad.

Fr. John said...

Thanks, Lambie. That would mean that Dr. Graham's answer would have been a lot better than Gov. Palin's question!