The Rev. Franklin Graham tells Newsmax that the nation is “in a mess” because politicians “have turned their backs on God.”
“Our country is in a mess, no question, and it seems like we’re just in an ever-tightening spiral downward, and it doesn’t seem as if anybody is listening to what is happening,” Graham said Monday on Newsmax TV.
“We, as a nation, we’ve turned our back on God. Politicians have turned their backs on God. They have taken God out of our schools, out of just about everything you can imagine, and now we find ourselves in great danger,” said Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham.
Franklin Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and is currently on a tour to promote a new book by his aging father, “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation.”
Graham told Newsmax that his father’s new book isn’t “a cut-and-paste book of old writings” but a brand-new book that his father thinks will help readers restore their hope and faith.”
With the government in Washington shut down, Graham was asked what message of spiritual guidance he and his father had for politicians and Americans during this trying time.
“If we would just turn back to God and trust Him, if our politicians would call upon His name,” he said. “But if you look at this mess in Washington, how many politicians have said, ‘Hey, time out, let’s go on our knees and let’s call on Almighty God and ask for help.’ I haven’t heard anybody make that call.
“But my father, at 95, is trying to call America back to Almighty God. He has not only this book that is just out, but he has a video that’s going to be released on Nov. 7 on stations all across the country.