America needs religious help

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Billy Graham has been the most effective Christian evangelist in my lifetime. He is a man of integrity and has lived his life about reproach.
 As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ. Mr. Graham represented his God with dignity. His evangelistic crusades carried the same simple message of salvation, acknowledging Jesus as Lord and Savior. He’s had formal interviews with many men and women in high positions throughout the world. President Eisenhower is said to have requested his presence before his death.
As Americans celebrate his 95th birthday this month, his message is still the same with much more urgency. He recently shared that in his lifetime he had the privilege of seeing God move across America in a powerful way and yet we have seen our nation steadily sliding into moral and spiritual ruin.
He believes, and I agree, that unless God sends a sweeping revival, America, as we know it — a nation rooted in Biblical values — will be a thing of the past.
He reported that 60 percent of Americans don’t attend church regularly. Among young people in our churches, half think that many religions can lead to eternal life.
Since 1990, the number of people who specifically identify themselves as atheists or agnostics have more than tripled.  
With that negative report, he still has hope for America. He encourages everyone to reach out to our unsaved neighbors and loved ones with the only true hope — the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Research shows if you live in the typical community — with 100 neighbors — here’s the reality:
• 7 of your neighbors struggle with depression; some consider suicide.
• 14 feel crippled or trapped by fear and anxiety.
• 8 abuse or are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
• 8 are struggling with the loss of a job.
• 3 are grieving the death of a loved one.
 • 60 don’t profess to be born again.
What can we do to change the course we’re on? We must have a deep burden for the many Americans who live with no lasting hope. Together, we can make a difference!
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