Pastor Franklin Graham has emerged as a true leader and patriot over the course of the last few years. He is one of the few outspoken prominent Christian figures who have dared to reject the spineless, watered-down Joel Osteen-types who are more concerned with lining their pockets, appealing to wretched political correctness, and preserving their 501c3 tax statuses.
In light of escalations in the Syrian war, continued atrocities being committed by the ISIS Islamofascists, a snowballing global economic crisis, and more – Franklin took to his Facebook account to ring alarm bells at his 3.3 million followers.
Is the world imploding?
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.
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.
A few days ago, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said we have slid back into a “Cold War.” There’s a global epidemic of political and economic instability. All you have to do is look at the headlines and realize that the only hope for the world in which we live is Almighty God. It is imperative that we remember to pray for all “those in authority” as God has commanded in His Word (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
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.
Jesus left us words of reassurance and hope, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me…I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1-3).