Billy Graham Is Still Somehow Awake and He Wants America to Be Spiritually Awake, Too

Posted: August 6, 2013 in religion
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Billy Graham is old — 94. That’s impressive. He’s also a product of his era of puritanical religiosity (well, honestly, most televangelists are similar in beliefs). WND says that this is the first of a seven-part series about major evangelical leaders by journalist Troy Anderson: “94-year-old Billy Graham’s Warning for America.”

You can probably guess what the article is about. Here’re two paragraphs that capture that reasonably succinctly:

“My Hope has been used in many countries and hundreds of thousands of people have received Christ as Savior,” Graham said. “I think it’s going to be a tremendous time of evangelism. I think that the Lord is going to use it mightily. I’ve been praying that we might have a spiritual awakening. But I think that becomes possible as individuals surrender their lives fresh and anew to Christ. And that’s the hope that we have.” …

The My Hope America with Billy Graham event is part of a larger effort by major evangelists and ministries who are planning numerous evangelistic crusades, conferences and other events this year and next.

There’s more, but really the jist of the quite long article is another revival to get more church-goers and Bible-thumpers. ‘Cause, you know, the end is nigh and all that.

This is the first WND article I’ve seen – and ergo the first I’ve written about – that has garnered over 1000 comments. 1171 as of right now, and it was posted only two days ago. It’s hard to summarize or even skim 1171 comments in the limited time I want to devote to WND watch (sorry), so I just skimmed the top-rated. A lot are Bible verses. Several are anti-current-politics. Kinda what you’d expect.

The purpose of this posting was, I suppose, to show that Graham is still alive and active and pushing for more Christian revivalism, and of course WND is happy to help.

  1. johanges says:

    He was born 4 days before armistice day in 1918! No wonder I keep thinking he had died. I suspect he isn’t the one behind the message since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease some 15 years ago and it takes it toll on body and mind… most likely his son Franklin is the ghost writer.

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