The president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham recently spoke about the events taking place in Charlottesville, VA, and President Trump. It is an interesting, and eye opening message that every American should read.
Graham took to his personal Facebook for a statement regarding the recent violence. He began by saying, “Shame on the politicians who are trying to push blame on President Trump for what happened in #Charlottesville, VA. That’s absurd.” He then raised examples of the different measures that local officials could have taken to prevent this occurrence.
During the Unite the Right event on Saturday, three people were killed, and 35 were injured between the protesters and counter-protesters, according to NewsMax.
Graham believes he knows why this is happening. He clarified in his post, “Really, this boils down to evil in people’s hearts.” Between the violent Left and toxic “Alt Right,” there is a real evil burning in people’s hearts.
While sad to watch the consequences of violence, it is a stark reminder of why people need the love of God in their lives. Without love and God, the evil can win. Graham believes evil won in Charlottesville.
“Satan is behind it all. He wants division; he wants unrest, he wants violence and hatred,” Graham explained. It’s a valid point; this toxic behavior stems from pure evil, Satan. The very idea that the people would suggest Trump started this problem does not sit well with Graham or many other Christians. Racial tensions have stirred before Trump was even a candidate for president.
Graham elaborates, “He’s the enemy of peace and unity. I denounce bigotry and racism in every form, be it black, white, or any other.” If we allow that evil to win, it will consume us–there is no doubt about that. The only way to beat evil is to unite; we can’t let Satan divide us any longer.
He then suggested that all Americans turn to God for the truth. “We are stronger together, and our answers lie in turning to God,” he states.
The only way to stop the evil in this world is if we are willing to give peace a chance and turn to God in the best of times, as well as the worst. Individual decisions were responsible for the Charlottesville violence–decisions that were godless, immoral, and evil.
Graham states that we need to move forward and pray for peace. There were many people affected by Saturday’s horrific events. Many people are still shaken up that the thin line of social order was snapped into chaos. If it can happen in this Virginia town, it can happen anywhere.
Trump has spoken out against the horrors of Saturday, which is another reason Graham seems so perplexed by the outcry of people blaming the president for the evil and violence that took place.
President Trump and everyone involved in Saturday’s attack need prayers. All people deserve a peaceful, love-filled life with God. People must come together to prevent evil from spilling out into the world.