Billy Graham’s ‘Judgment’ Letter Sparks Charismatic Commotion
By Troy Anderson, Charisma News – “Famed evangelist Billy Graham’s letter calling America and its ‘deceived people’ to repentance is one in a series of escalating warnings that the nation is in growing danger of God’s judgment, prominent faith leaders told Charisma News.
‘This may be our last chance to call the nation to pray,’ says Anne Gimenez, national chairperson of America for Jesus—America for Jesus—The Awakening, which expects hundreds of thousands of people to gather at Independence Mall in Philadelphia Sept. 28-29 to pray and intercede for the United States.
‘We believe it possibly could be the last time we have this opportunity. Nineveh is a great example. All the wickedness of that city, and yet when they did what God said they should do and repented, God healed their land. That’s right where America is today. We’re on the brink of America being destroyed as we know it, but I believe God is giving America a chance at this hour.’
In his letter, ‘My Heart Aches for America,’ the 93-year-old Graham wrote that he recalled how his late wife, Ruth, once expressed concerns about the nation’s ‘terrible downward spiral’—exclaiming, ‘If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.’
Graham, who has preached to more people than any other Protestant in history—2.2 billion—wrote that he wondered what Ruth would think of the country today where ‘self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.’” Read more.
Billy Graham Opens His Heart to the Nation – “Just a few weeks ago in a prominent city in the South, Christian chaplains who serve the police department were ordered to no longer mention the Name of Jesus in prayer. It was reported that during a recent police-sponsored event, the only person allowed to pray was someone who addressed “the being in the room.” Similar scenarios are now commonplace in towns across America. Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone—except God. Yet the farther we get from God, the more the world spirals out of control. My heart aches for America and its deceived people.” Read more.