Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that international news headlines indicate the world is unraveling, and urged people to trust Jesus Christ, who is going to one day “wipe the slate clean.”
“While the United States is focused on its own politics, the world is unraveling. The danger signals are everywhere. Beheadings, rapes, murders, bombings are taking place every day across North Africa through the Middle East, all the way to the borders of India,” Graham wrote Thursday on his Facebook page.
“The U.S. military is deploying fighter aircraft to Finland to counter Russia’s moves in that region; China is deploying missiles on an artificial island they have built in the south China sea over the objections of the international community; and North Korea has successfully test fired a long-range missile that has the potential of eventually reaching America with a nuclear bomb,” he noted of some of the international news developments in recent times.
The son of famous evangelist Billy Graham, who heads Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, said that all of the global political and economic instability shows that the only hope for the world is “Almighty God.”
“One day He is going to wipe the slate clean and ‘create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind,’ (Isaiah 65:17). For those who have trusted His Son Jesus Christ by faith, there is an eternal future with Him to look forward to,” he continued.
Graham has been outspoken about world issues, such as the ongoing persecution and genocide of Christians in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State terror group, and has urged President Obama to recognize the severity of the issue.
“Mass murder, crucifixions, beheadings, enslavement, rape, destruction of churches, theft of lands and wealth, and forcible conversion to Islam — all are horrors that Christians in the Middle East are experiencing,” Graham said back in December, insisting that Obama officially recognize the treatment of Christians as a genocide.
“ISIS doesn’t want to co-exist with Christians — it wants to eliminate them,” he added. “This is genocide against Christians, and their lives do matter.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post