Pastor Franklin Graham: Too Many Pastors Are Cowards, and God Hates Cowards

Craig HueyAbortion, Bureaucracy, Church, Culture, Education, Faith5 Comments

Pastor Franklin Graham: Too Many Pastors Are Cowards, and God Hates Cowards

During the last election, many pastors were afraid to speak out on key Biblical issues like:

  • Abortion
  • Religious liberty
  • Marriage
  • Israel

Now that the election is over, pastors still need to teach the truth and serve as the moral compass of the country.

Pastor Franklin Graham was blunt with a conference of pastors:

“God hates cowards.”

What verse did Graham cite for his exhortation to the pastors?

But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

Graham confronted pastors to take on the moral issues of our time, and stop fearing the consequence.

Franklin Graham (Credit: Charisma News)

Franklin Graham (Credit: Charisma News)

Sadly, too many pastors want to preach the Gospel, but at the same time do not want to become targets.

What does the Bible say about preaching the Gospel and suffering persecution?

It’s not something to fear, but rejoice about!

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10)


“And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.” (Acts 5:41)

Like our pastors, everyone of us should not fear persecution for our faith, but trust in our loving Father to protect us.

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5 Comments on “Pastor Franklin Graham: Too Many Pastors Are Cowards, and God Hates Cowards”

  1. Franklin Graham is so right and to those which much has been given, much will be demanded. As a Christian, it isn’t optional to speak the Truth, it is mandatory. Pastors and leaders are held to a higher standard. Will tax exempt status, or political correctness matter to Jesus when we stand before Him and give an account?

  2. Too many pastors are afraid of losing members if they speak the truth about the issues that are facing society today. They may invite people to receive Christ, but when it comes to mentioning, by name, the sins that even Christians commit, they really back off. The Bible is clear about the fact that we will be hated because we bear His name and if you stand up for Jesus, the hatred will get worse.
    I have noticed that it’s getting more and more difficult to see any difference between believers and non believers. For the most part, we dress the same, see the same movies, have the same vocabulary, gossip, etc. We fit right in, in almost any situation.
    Yes, I think most pastors are cowards, just like most Christians.
    Thank you, Mr. Huey, for the work you do to keep us informed.

  3. AMEN! There has been so much compromise and fear of man by believers. We are to be salt and light. Salt preserves the culture from rot and light shines in the darkness. I am surprised when I talk to some people in the church who have not sense of moral values or a desire to walk in holiness. My dear dad was a pastor and missionary and he was not afraid to stand for Biblical truth and morals. He and mom were not afraid of teaching God’s values and wisdom. When pastors become politically correct, when so called Christian churches do not speak against abortion and immorality or when believers in Christ (tares) diss those who walk set apart from evil practices (wheat), they become like the world, worthless to God’s Kingdom.

  4. Christians need to stand and years ago this did not happen! Gods word should be the standards we live by !

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