Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of famous evangelist Billy Graham, has warned that the end times are near and that God’s judgment will be poured out on America.
"Our nation is in a mess. Why? Could it be because America is losing God's blessing? His favor. Could our sin be provoking His judgment? Judgment that is not necessarily in the form of a nuclear dirty bomb, or another ISIS attack, or an economic collapse. But a Romans 1 judgment as God backs out of our national life and turns us over to ourselves," Lotz wrote on her website Wednesday.
The Christian Post reports that Graham recalled the Old Testament story of God punishing the nation of Judah for disobeying Him and going their own way.
"God warns a nation that judgment is coming. He doesn't want any to perish. But if a nation does not heed His warnings, He unleashes His anger and there is nothing — no one — who can prevent it. If God would judge His own beloved nation of Judah, why would we think America could escape?" Lotz asked.
"So … if we are coming under the judgment of God — if He is giving us over to ourselves, removing His blessing, protection, and favor — the solution will not be found in politics or the economy or the military or technology," she continued.
Lotz said that Americans must turn back to God in true repentance. She added that she is reminded herself to think about how seriously she is seeking God.
Lotz has often preached about the end times. She said she believes Christ will return within her lifetime:
"And I believe that if I live out my lifetime, a natural lifetime, I believe I will live to see the return of Jesus in the Rapture when He comes back to take us to be with Himself, which means preceding that there are going to be some signs. There are going to be some warnings."
Publication date: April 14, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.