These last couple of weeks in America have been hard for many Christians. After years of fighting for the Bible's definition of marriage to be upheld, Christians witnessed a crushing defeat by the U.S. Supreme Court, with the victory being celebrated by the White House with rainbow colors.
Along with the national violence, stunning exposure of abortion practices and lack of support for Israel, many are wondering: Has God had enough?
Franklin Graham shared what he feels in this letter from his website.
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This is a defining moment for our nation.
Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by Almighty God—the One who created man and woman. He is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24, ESV).
In the New Testament, Jesus reiterated God’s definition of marriage: “From the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife’” (Mark 10:6–7). The court did not define marriage, and therefore it is not entitled to redefine it.
We read in the Scriptures how God judged Israel when they did not follow His laws. As a nation we have arrogantly turned our back on God, and I believe God’s judgment will come against our country. I don’t know any country on earth that has been more blessed than America, but it seems as though immorality not only reigns but is now celebrated.
There is no hope for this nation from any political party: Republican, Democrat, tea party, independent, or any other. The only hope for America is God, and that’s why I’m going to be holding Crusades in Oklahoma City and Birmingham in the next few weeks, to preach the truth of the Gospel that can bring real change in hearts and lives, not just now but for all eternity. And that’s why I’ll be going to all 50 states in 2016—to declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to call on the church to take a stand, to urge Christians to vote and to run for public office at every level, and to call the people of our nation to prayer and repentance.
You can read the rest of his letter here.
What do you think of Graham's words? Do you feel that America may be on the brink of God's judgment? What can we do to help America? We would love to hear your thoughts!