WND: Franklin Graham warns of imminent ‘cancellation’ by woke banks

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If Protestantism in the USA has a single leader, it would perhaps be Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham.

World Net Daily posted the following:

Franklin Graham warns of imminent ‘cancellation’ by woke banks

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

– Isaiah 5:20

If you’re not paying attention to how woke banks can outright “cancel” Christian organizations, on very short notice, here’s something else you need to worry about in these strange times.

In an address to the National Religious Broadcasters at their annual meeting in Florida, evangelist Franklin Graham warned of a “coming storm” Christian organizations are facing – from the banking industry. He explained he’s been forced to take steps to avoid being “canceled.” First it was gun owners; now it’s Christian organizations.

Graham is chief of the international relief charity Samaritan’s Purse as well as executive at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, launched by his late father. …

Graham said the surge of “wokeness” that already has invaded universities, schools, governments and social media organizations, “could sweep over evangelical ministries that broadcast the Gospel message and call out sinful behaviors.”

Leftists have their own definition if sin and righteousness. To them the latter includes defending homosexuality against all comers, complying with all requests of children for removing breasts and sexual organs and setting them up for grooming with adults. This contrasts sharply with biblical values.

Will banks increasingly turn against those who follow Christian teachings?

“I believe there’s a coming storm that we’re all going to [have to] be ready for,” Graham told the audience. “It’s not going to be good. The world is deteriorating so quickly. It seems like every demon in hell has been turned loose.” …

“If you’re not going to talk about sin, you don’t have anything to worry about. But if you’re going to try to preach and proclaim the Gospel, they’re going to try to shut you up,” Graham said. https://www.wnd.com/2023/05/franklin-graham-warns-imminent-cancellation-woke-banks/

Here is more about this:

Evangelist Franklin Graham warned Christian broadcasters of a “coming storm” of demonic criticism that could cancel their cloud data storage and bank accounts, key elements of business and ministry in the digital age.

In recent years, sudden closures of bank accounts and terminations of other critical services have plagued some conservative organizations, both secular and religious. For example, the National Committee for Religious Freedom, founded by a former Kansas senator and governor, Sam Brownback, had its Chase bank accounts shut down without explanation last year. …

A rising tide of “wokeness” could sweep over evangelical ministries that broadcast the Gospel message and call out sinful behaviors, said Mr. Graham, who also leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, founded by his late father. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/may/23/evangelist-franklin-graham-warns-of-data-bank-canc/

Is Franklin Graham correct that people who hold certain biblical views subject to loss of banking in the USA?

It is seeming more and more that way. Last Fall, Fox News reported:

Chase Bank allegedly shutters bank account of religious freedom nonprofit, demands donor list

October 13, 2022

JPMorgan Chase Bank allegedly closed the bank account of a religious freedom nonprofit and demanded a list of its donors as a condition to have the account reinstated.

The bank account of the National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF), which is a nonpartisan, multi-faith nonprofit founded by former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, was recently closed without explanation, Brownback told FOX Business.

“We went into a Chase branch in the District of Columbia to open an account, no problem,” Brownback said. “Then, several weeks later, I went to put another deposit in the account, and they said, ‘Your account has been canceled, we’ll be sending your money back to you.'” …

When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Chase told FOX Business, “Of course, I’m not able to speak about confidential client matters. But what I can say is we have never and would never exit a client relationship due to their political or religious affiliation.” https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/chase-bank-allegedly-shutters-bank-account-religious-freedom-nonprofit-demands-donor-list

Yet, at least one Congressman thought that the banks are going in that direction prior to that:

Rep. Devin Nunes: Big Tech Could Shut Off All Republicans’ Credit Cards and Banking

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) warned of a possible increase in abusive control and censorship from Big Tech in an interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Friday’s edition of the Breitbart News Daily podcast.

“I still worry about the censorship that occurs,” Nunes remarked. “What happens if these companies just decide next year, ‘Well, Republicans, they’re all insurrectionists. Let’s shut off all their credit cards and banking so they just can’t raise any money.’ They could do that, all these woke corporations.”

He added, “That’s a real threat to this country. It’s the most important threat, actually, that’s out there is … what Big Tech control of the Internet is doing to this country, and what they could do to be even more tyrannical than what we’ve even seen.” https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/12/03/rep-devin-nunes-big-tech-could-shut-off-all-republicans-credit-cards-banking/

Many so-called ‘conservative’ voices and positions have been deplatformed, ‘shadow-banned,’ or otherwise restricted by big tech. Certain platforms will also not tolerate certain biblical positions on aspects of morality either.

Several readers have pointed out that PayPal was planning to fine $2500 for those whose views it did not like. But PayPal decided against that policy that was supposed to go into effect on November 3, 2022:

PayPal has backed away from fining its own customers up to $2,500 for promoting whatever it determines is “misinformation.”

The punishment showed up in its updated acceptable use policy, captured by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine on September 27, which was due to take effect on November 3. But the revision was deleted by the online payments giant around 2100 GMT on October 8. The biz’s current AUP was drafted September 20 last year and remains in effect.

PayPal has reportedly repudiated its planned AUP revision and characterized the snafu as an error.

PayPal did not immediately respond to a request to explain why it had second thoughts about the draft policy change. https://www.theregister.com/2022/10/10/paypal_fine_disinformation/

Yes, there are reasons to consider that many in the financial world want to impact those whose views they do not agree with.

Let me also add that when YouTube and other big tech platforms ‘demonetize’  people lose money. When PayPal deplatforms you, you do not receive money as you would have.

While none of the CCOG websites nor our videos are monetized, it is disturbing to see what amounts to politically-related blackmail on the internet or by any bank.

As far as debanking goes, in August of 2021, ZeroHedge reported the following:

Chase Bank Cancels General Mike Flynn’s Credit Cards

August 30, 2021

Chase Bank has canceled General Mike Flynn’s personal credit card, citing “possible reputational risk to our company.”


Over two years ago, I warned:

There are concerns that political views can cause ‘debanking’ in the USA …

It is about the trend we are seeing in various places to restrict access to the internet as well as using the existing financial system. Many so-called ‘conservative’ voices and positions have been deplatformed, ‘shadow-banned,’ or otherwise restricted by big tech. Certain platforms will also not tolerate certain biblical positions on aspects of morality either.

As far as economic blackmail and other forms of financial persecution, they have been used throughout history against many, including true Christians (see Persecutions by Church and State).

The post above was related to steps by Chase Bank back in April 2019 (Thiel B. Chase Bank closes accounts of those with ‘conservative views’? BofA? A portend of 666? April 19, 2019).

In 2021, Michael Flynn and others were banned by Big Tech (see Big Tech suspends Donald Trump, Parler, Sidney Powell, Michael Flynn, and shadow bans CCOG).

Have no doubts about it, governments and others will stop more from buying and selling. More bank accounts will be closed, along with credit/debit cards.

The Bible tells of a time when buying and selling will be even more tightly controlled:

15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:15-18)

The above prophecy suggests that there will be enforcers of the mark of the beast as well as for the control of buying and selling.

Now, it is true that Revelation 13 has to do with Europe and not with the USA.

But what is happening in the USA with its Big Tech and banking rules is helping ‘pave the way’ for 666.

As far as the Europeans go, they have been involved in establishing the foundation for the fulfillment of the 666-related buying and selling enforcement.

The Continuing Church of God (CCOG) put out the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel:


The European Union is in the process of establishing the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. This is a major, first-of-its-kind move, with the EU setting up a European-wide prosecutor’s office that will have power to investigate and charge people for financial crimes committed against the EU. It looks like this type of office may end up persecuting those that do not have the mark of the Beast when they “buy or sell” as that will later be considered a financial crime in Europe. What does 666 mean? How has that name been calculated? How can we be certain that this is a prophecy for Europe and not Islam? Is the appointment of this new office of significant prophetic importance? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more by pointing to scriptures, news items, and historical accounts.

Here is a link to the sermonette video: EU Setting Up 666 Enforcer?.

The Bible tells of a time when a European power will also dominate the world economically (Revelation 18) as well as totalitarian control (Revelation 13).

A ‘new world order’ is in the process of being made, but it is not here yet.

Steps by woke Big Tech and American banks are helping push that along.

So have steps and actions blamed on COVID-19.

666 will happen!

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Internet Control, Famine of the Word, and 666 On October 1, 2016, the USA officially relinquished control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), despite objections from certain political leaders and former military officials. Might this lead to more censorship, imposition on non-biblical ‘community standards,’ and loss of first amendment rights? Could this transfer of control have any prophetic ramifications? Will the internet be a factor in the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28 and the coming ‘famine of the word’ that the Prophet Amos warned about? Will internet control be something that the 666 power will have? Dr. Thiel addresses these matters and more in this video.
Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word What is the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it? Will Philadelphian Christians instruct many in the end times? Here is a link to a related video sermon titled: The Short Work. Here is a link to another: Preparing to Instruct Many.
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 Who is 666? This article explains how the COG views this, and compares this to Ellen White. Here is a link to a prophetic video Six Financial Steps Leading to 666?
The Mark of Antichrist What is the mark of Antichrist? What have various ones claimed? Here is a link to a related sermon What is the ‘Mark of Antichrist’?
Mark of the Beast What is the mark of the Beast? Who is the Beast? What have various ones claimed the mark is? What is the ‘Mark of the Beast’?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous. A related sermon is titled Ten Kings of Revelation and the Great Tribulation.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here are links to two related videos: The King of the North is Alive: What to Look Out For and The Future King of the North.
The Great Monarch: Biblical and Catholic Prophecies Is the ‘Great Monarch’ of Catholic prophecies endorsed or condemned by the Bible? Two sermons of related interest are also available: Great Monarch: Messiah or False Christ? and Great Monarch in 50+ Beast Prophecies.
Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer. There is also a YouTube video sermon you can watch: The Coming Persecution of the Church. Here is information in the Spanish language: Persecuciones de la Iglesia y el Estado.
The Spanish Inquisition and Early Protestant Persecutions Was the Church of Rome really responsible for this? What happened? A video of related interest is titled: The Past and Future Inquisition.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be: Are Chinese threats against Australia for real?
Will the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses Can you point to scriptures, like Daniel 11:39, that point to the USA in the 21st century? This article does. Two related sermon are available: Identifying the USA and its Destruction in Prophecy and Do these 7 prophesies point to the end of the USA?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no Final End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West? Here is a version in the Spanish language: ¿Quién es el Rey del Occidente? ¿Por qué no hay un Rey del Occidente en la profecía del tiempo del fin? A related sermon is also available: The Bible, the USA, and the King of the West

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