Franklin Graham, the chief of the worldwide Christian ministry Samaritan’s Purse, is praising President Donald Trump for a Christmas message he delivered.
The message from Trump was delivered at First Baptist in Dallas, Texas, just days ago.
“Which U.S. president gave this Christmas message?” Graham asked asked online. “I’ll bet you can’t guess.”
He then quoted Trump:
“More than 2,000 years ago an angel—The Lord appeared and really, it’s been a long and beautiful history. But an angel of the Lord appeared to humble shepherds and proclaimed the reason for our Christmas joy. ‘For until you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord.’ …our country needs a savior right now and our country has a Savior—and that’s not me. That’s somebody much higher up than me. Much higher up.
We just do what we have to do. But the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ forever changed the world. It’s impossible to think of the life of our own country without the influence of His example and of His teachings. Our miraculous founding, overcoming Civil War, abolishing slavery, defeating communism and fascism, reaching boundless heights of science and discovering so many incredible things. Even right outside—the magnificent skyscrapers and the whole development that this beautiful church is a part of. So different. So beautiful however. So beautiful. And the United States ultimately becoming a truly great nation and we’re going to keep it that way. We’re not gonna let it go. We’re not gonna let it go. But none of this could’ve ever happened without Jesus Christ and His followers and His church. None of it. And we have to remember that Jesus Christ is the ultimate source of our strength and of our hope. And here and everywhere and for all time—Jesus Christ.
“…Let us thank Almighty God for our nation, for our precious freedoms, and most of all—and I have to say this—for the gift of God‘s everlasting mercy and grace. We ask God to bless our nation and our people with faith and hope and love and peace.”
Graham added, “Do you miss him? I do.”
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