Son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, Franklin Graham is carrying on his father’s legacy.
In addition to his philanthropic work through Samaritan’s Purse, Graham is preaching the gospel at rallies across the globe.
But in just a few days, Franklin Graham is launching into a new endeavor that could be his toughest yet.
May 19-30, Franklin Graham is taking the message of God’s love to some of America’s most post-Christian cities in the Northeast.
“Sharing the hope of Christ in America’s Northeast is no easy feat,” the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association reported.
“The most critical thing you can do is pray, pray, pray,” implored Franklin Graham, president of the BGEA. “The intercession of God’s people is crucial if we are to see a return to the Biblical faith of our fathers, the faith that has guided and sustained our country for so long.”
The tour will stop in Portland, Maine; Burlington, Vermont; Manchester, New Hampshire; Springfield, Massachusetts; East Providence, Rhode Island; Bridgeport, Connecticut; and Syracuse, New York.
A 2017 Barna survey polled individuals across America about their belief in God, the Bible and more. Based on the research, eight of the top 10 most “post-Christian” cities are located in New England or the Northeast. “Post-Christian” means individuals meet at least nine of the 16 criteria that point to, as Barna puts it, “a lack of Christian identity, belief and practice.”
“People have lost a moral compass,” [Steve] Rhoads [Vice President of BGEA’s church ministry team] said. “There’s a breakdown of society because people don’t believe there’s anything beyond this life.
The repercussions of the Northeast’s transition to a post-Christian society can be seen in the passage and celebration of New York’s abortion law that allows a woman to murder her unborn child up to the moment of birth.
If there’s anywhere Franklin Graham’s message of hope and God’s love needs to be heard, it’s there.
But his appearances may not be without controversy.
The Washington Post is running regular hit-pieces on Graham after he waded into the presidential race with criticism of Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s unrepentant homosexual lifestyle.
LGBT activists are sure to be out in force to protest against Franklin Graham with an eager media more willing to promote the LGBT agenda than the message of God’s love.