Evangelist Franklin Graham recently commented on events in the world today, and suggested that they could be signs of the end times and Jesus’ impending return.
CBN News reports that Graham, in a Facebook post, wrote, "Wildfires raging on the West Coast. Violent hurricanes, one after the other, ravaging everything in their paths, with one of the worst-Irma-bearing down on Florida. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake shook the southern parts of Mexico this week, and we even recently experienced a rare solar eclipse."
Graham went on to say that these events were foretold in Scripture.
"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,” Graham wrote, quoting Luke 21:25.
He also quoted Matt. 24:7 which says: "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places."
"These are some of the Biblical signs before Christ's return. Nobody knows the day or hour, not even the Son of God, but it is a reminder to all of us to be ready to repent and confess our sins, and ask for God's forgiveness. In the meantime, we can find comfort, peace, and hope in Him,” he continued.
Graham concluded with a call to pray for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the wildfires in the Northwest, and other natural disasters.
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Publication date: September 13, 2017
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.