Franklin Graham is one of the most prolific voices for conservative Christians in America. As the son of the late Billy Graham, Franklin is carrying on his father's legacy.
It is no secret that he has been an avid supporter of President Trump. On many occasions, Graham has counseled the President and also stood by him. Now, after the successful meeting with North Korea, Graham has written a powerful piece for Fox News.
"When President Trump and Kim Jong Un grasped hands in Singapore last week, it signified the beginning of a relationship between leaders of the U.S. and North Korea that had been thought impossible for 65 years. Many commented that it was almost a surreal moment.
The historic Trump-Kim handshake and the dialogue that followed represented a promising first step forward – a step toward peace.
Relations with North Korea have troubled U.S. administrations of both political parties for decades. Bringing to pass this initial step toward a new era of peace and cooperation took strength and courage on our president’s part. I very much appreciate and applaud him for his leadership.
We should also not overlook the fact that millions of people were praying for this meeting and the leaders involved – Americans, North Koreans, South Koreans and others around the globe," he writes.
He then goes on to detail peace and praise the Lord.
"The Bible speaks of three kinds of peace.
The first is peace with God, which each of us needs because our sins have separated us from him and we deserve his wrath and judgment. “Having made peace through the blood of his cross” (Colossians 1:20), God then raised Christ from the dead. We have the eternal good news that “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).
A second type of peace in the Bible is the peace God offers those who trust him in the daily trials of life. Jesus said to his followers: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27).
Millions of people across the globe are searching for peace that is greater than their regrets, their fears, their storms and their stresses. Recent studies have documented dramatic rising rates of loneliness, depression and suicide in our society. Christ alone offers peace that endures through the challenges of this world to all who call on him.
A third type of peace in the Bible is peace in our human relationships and between nations. This is the peace President Trump was seeking to further through the Singapore summit. Peace among people of different cultures and views takes patience and work, but it’s worth it," he writes on Fox News.
He concluded with a powerful statement.
"The human race does not have the capacity in itself to eliminate hatred and bloodshed totally, but as we have opportunities we should do all we can to promote peace, to “seek peace and pursue it” (1 Peter 3:11). It pleases God. It’s good for our nation. And it matters for our children and grandchildren."
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