Rushing from crisis to crisis
Published 8:30 am Thursday, December 8, 2022
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Dear Rev. Graham: I hear more news commentators proclaim that the world’s in a real mess with no answers on the horizon, completely dismissing that Jesus is the answer. Yet much of the world still celebrates the birth of Jesus while denying who He really is. — C.C.
Dear C.C.: The human race continues to rush from crisis to crisis as war clouds hover. One editorial asked, “”What shall we do to be saved?” — almost the very question the jailer at Philippi asked the Apostle Paul.
Sir James Orr, one of the world’s greatest scientists, wrote, “The whole race is crumbling to destruction. The nations are insane.” He sounded like the Prophet Jeremiah, who said, “The nations drank her wine; therefore the nations are deranged” (Jeremiah 51:7). History has proven Jeremiah right.
Not only is the world itself facing crisis, but Christianity beholds giants rising to contend with it — more powerful, more worldwide in the influence they are able to exert — than any the church has known since the downfall of paganism in Europe 1,500 years ago.
Students are being taught to deny God and deify man. The Bible says that a day would come when mankind would turn away their eyes from the truth and believe a lie. This naturalistic attitude can be found in much of our contemporary literature about Christ Himself. The virgin birth is denied, the bodily resurrection of Christ is proclaimed a myth. They say Christ was a good man, but that He was not God. Yet the world still recognizes Christmas as representing the miraculous birth of the Savior. Regardless of what the world claims, Jesus came to bring salvation, and He is coming again!
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)