Mike Pompeo and his diplomatic Christian light. But who is it shining for?
By Julio Severo
Franklin Graham, the son of the late international evangelist Billy Graham, praised U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who spoke at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas on September 20, 2020. This is the church of Pastor Jack Graham.
According to Graham, the congregation was very blessed to have him there. Secretary Pompeo toldthe congregation:
“Faith strengthens American diplomacy, it doesn’t diminish it. Don’t ever give up shining the light. Don’t ever walk away from an opportunity to put faith in the public square. Do walk with the Lord and keep at it. Stay true. Keep believing. All of us together, we’ll make this nation a light unto the world.”
“That’s a message that Christians all across the country need to hear and to heed, isn’t it?”
As a conservative evangelical, I am very glad that Pompeo defended a strong Christian testimony in politics. We really need such Christian courage. But I am sad that his actions have not matched his excellent words.
I do not oppose any effort of Pompeo to make his Christian light to shine on sorcerers and radical Muslims. But does it include to award them just to please them?
Jesus Christ, our highest example, shined His light on sinners without awarding them. He awarded them, with salvation and the Holy Spirit, only after they converted to the Gospel.
Yet, the Brazilian left-wing sorcerer did not convert to the Gospel. Why did Pompeo award him?
Saudi Muslims did not convert to the Gospel. Why did Pompeo award them?
“Don’t ever give up shining the light. Don’t ever walk away from an opportunity to put faith in the public square.”
With such bold Christian statement, I would expect him never to walk away from an opportunity to shine his Christian testimony in the State Department. Perhaps by displaying Bibles in the U.S. embassies. This would be very bold. But under Pompeo, U.S. embassies are not doing it. They are showing the homosexual flag in a bold support for the homosexual movement.
To display the Bible would be to shine for Christ. To display the gay flag was to shine for the gay agenda.
By his own actions, Pompeo showed that the gay agenda is above the Bible.
I would understand if his inconsistent actions happened under former left-wing President Barack Hussein Obama, who would not allow Bibles to be prominently displayed in U.S. embassies, but he would be very happy with gay flags being displayed in U.S. embassies.
Yet, Pompeo is not serving under Obama. He is serving under President Donald Trump, who has granted much more freedom for evangelicals to shine their Christian lights.
Obama would punish an evangelical showing his Christian light in the State Department, and he would not punish any effort to show support for the gay agenda in the U.S. embassies.
Why has not Pompeo used his opportunity under Trump to shine his alleged Christian light in the State Department? Why is he using his opportunity to let U.S. embassies freely support the gay agenda?
How can Pompeo expect to make the U.S. a light unto the world if such light is not Christian, but homosexual?
But to award a Brazilian anti-Christian left-wing sorcerer has nothing to do with shining a Christian light. This is union with darkness.
To award Saudi Muslims has nothing to do with shining a Christian light. This is union with darkness.
To show the gay flag in the U.S. embassies has nothing to do with shining a Christian light. This is union with darkness.
So America’s light is not shining for Christ, because Pompeo is not using his opportunity in the State Department to spread the Christian light. He is spreading especially the homosexual and Saudi Muslim darkness.
What has shined in the State Department and the U.S. embassies is not the Christian light. It is the homosexual “light.”
I am glad that Franklin Graham praised the excellent words of Christian courage of Pompeo, but I am sad that he did not rebuke his inconsistency.
Graham is known for his courage against the gay agenda, and he speaks forcefully against it. But he has remained silent regarding Pompeo awarding a sorcerer and allowing U.S. embassies to show total support for the gay agenda.
Before allowing Mike Pompeo to preach in his congregation, Pastor Jack Graham should have talked to him to see what he was willing to do to correct his sin of awarding a sorcerer and letting U.S. embassies to make homosexual propaganda. If Pompeo showed true repentance, he should be given an opportunity to give his testimony. But this was not so.
I pray that Franklin Graham may speak what needs to be spoken and that Pompeo may stop working for the darkness and begin to fulfill his own words about shining a Christian testimony.
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