Rev. Graham: 'Real Object of Hate in Our Nation' is 'God Himself'
By Michael W. Chapman | October 5, 2017
Commenting on the rise of social division and hatred in America, evangelist Franklin Graham said that, overall, what is happening "is an increasing hatred of God" and "His Word," and that the primary target of hate, when all is said and done, is "none other than God Himself."
Franklin Graham, who is the son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham, made his remarks in the October issue of Decision magazine, which is published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
"America has flaunted its sexual immorality to the world," said Rev. Franklin Graham. "We’ve neglected many of the poor and suffering and are guilty of much injustice, pride and self-indulgence. We are broken spiritually, adrift morally and divided politically and racially—following whichever direction the bankrupt culture seems to drive us."
"Sadly, the voices of hate have grown increasingly loud and insulting," he said. Although the voices of hate come from both sides of the political aisle, Graham added, "we must realize that ultimately what is transpiring in our nation is an increasing hatred of God, His Word and His ways."
"In my lifetime, I have never seen such blatant and incessant animosity toward Christ and His followers," said Rev. Graham. "We should not be surprised, because the Scripture tells us that if they hated the Lord Jesus Christ, they surely would despise those who worship and serve Him."
At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11
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