Reverend Graham laments violence and socialism in New Year’s message
The Reverend Franklin Graham said on Saturday the world appeared to be in dire straits as another year dawned, but advised fellow Christians on how to move forward.
“As we begin 2023, the world we live in seems to be imploding. A brutal war is bringing suffering and death to Ukraine with every passing day,” he wrote in a social media post:
As we begin 2023, the world we live in seems to be imploding. A brutal war is bringing suffering and death to Ukraine…
Posted by Franklin Graham on Saturday, December 31, 2022
“Senseless violence is rampant across the United States. Anti-God agendas that once lurked in darkness are now proudly on display, demanding acceptance,” he said.
“Developed nations are being overtaken by socialism, removing God from everything and nothing in the public square. And if you think things are bad, wait, they will get worse,” Graham explained.
Last week, Russian missiles struck Ukraine, injuring several people and knocking out electricity, according to AFP.
“In a first, Belarus said a Ukrainian missile fell on its territory, raising fears the conflict could spill over,” the outlet said.
Meanwhile, Breitbart News extensively covered the crime wave that swept through President Joe Biden’s America (D).
Additionally, recent surveys suggest that church attendance and belief in God have plummeted across the country, Breitbart News reported Dec. 22, highlighting the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
“Church attendance has fallen by around 45% since the start of the pandemic, as the pandemic prompted various leaders to shut down businesses and churches for months,” the outlet said.
“Additionally, a Gallup survey released over the summer found that belief in God fell to an all-time low this year, at 81%. He also identified young people and leftists as most likely to disbelieve in God,” the article continues.
In his message, Graham asked other Christians what they should do with all that is happening in the world.
“We tell a dying world that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life – no one comes to the Father except through him (see John 14:6),” he wrote.