As he prepares to lead a prayer march in Washington, D.C., next week, evangelist Franklin Graham said the dire problems besetting the country are ones only God can solve, and time is short.
According to the evangelist, the reason for calling for a nationwide was in part pushed by the many divisions over the many issues affecting the US.
While heading to elections in November, a little over a month a way, issues of racial discrimination, police killings, abortion, Supreme Court judges among many others have drawn deep divisions in the US based on ones political inclinations.
“I think there’s kind of a boiling point here with many people. We have seen injustice on our streets and some of our communities. The frustration that people aren’t heard, that people are marginalized. It seems that all of this is boiling at the same time,” he said, noting that these tensions are accentuated in an election year where politics often exploit the issues.
Yet no one can solve the spiritual darkness besetting America, he emphasized.
“Republicans cannot fix it; Democrats cannot fix it. Only God can,” Graham asserted.
God and His ways have been removed from government, schools, and in society more broadly when the country needs more, not less of Him, he said, adding that the United States is “crumbling.”
“I don’t see our nation able to go much further unless we repent and call upon the name of Almighty God,” he said.