Reverend Franklin Graham recently took to Facebook to share his concerns after the Las Vegas Massacre, addressing both that tragedy and several others that have happened previously not only in America, but around the world. His words offer hope in a terribly dark and broken world.
Graham’s message is simple. The only way to confront the evil that is spreading throughout the land is for Americans to turn to faith and prayer, he writes on his Facebook page.
“Many people don’t understand what would be in a person’s heart to spray bullets into a crowd to kill and wound as many as he can. Or what’s in the heart of a person who drives his car across a bridge in London and into a crowd of people, get out with a knife, and stab innocent people and police officers. Or what’s in the heart of a person who would take a knife and cut off the head of another human being,” he writes on his Facebook page.
“Many don’t understand what’s in the heart of a person who’s a senior attorney for CBS and says she has ‘no sympathy’ for those killed or wounded in Las Vegas simply because people who listen to country music might be Republicans,” he adds.
Franklin goes on to say that evil is the common thread lying through each of these sinister tragedies. They are a result of sin lying in the heart.
“The Bible says, ‘The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?’ (Jeremiah 17:9),” he writes.
He quoted another passage in the New Testament that is indicative of our times, and forecasts a dire consequence for a culture who gives up on God.
“Evil exists in the world today and the Bible warns us that “because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12),” he writes.
But Graham also points to the only one who can save a soul, and a country, from peril. That person is Jesus Christ.
“Evil exists in the world today and the Bible warns us that “because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12),” he writes. “That’s why Jesus Christ came — to pay the penalty for our sins and to offer forgiveness through faith in Him. What’s in your heart today?”
Please pray for our nation, that we would turn back to God, and seek Him with everything we have, and learn to hear His voice, loving our neighbors deeply. Here’s someone in the media to pray for: Radio host Delilah lost her son recently to suicide. Please pray for her healing.