Famous televangelist Pastor Franklin Graham has stated that its time that we must wake up to persecution of tens and thousands of Christians across the globe. For the purpose of highlighting Christian persecution, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has arranged for an international event in Washington.
This World Summit in will be attended by Christians persecuted in all corners of the world. The Association not only intends to highlight the persecution of Christians but also aims to join hands with persecuted Christians and “to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ and to hear firsthand reports of the suffering taking place around the world,” says BGEA.
“We as Christians need to wake up. If we don’t do it now, it will be too late,” stated Pastor Franklin Graham. While explaining about current situation of the Church he stated: “The violent persecution of Christians is on the rise. Christ followers in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere are being tortured, killed and forced from their homes – simply for following Jesus.”
Reverend Franklin Graham further stated that since his childhood he had traveled around the world and has witnessed persecuted Christians. The growing persecution has motivated him to lend a hand to his fellow believers. “It motivates me to help my brothers and sisters around the world that are suffering incredible persecution. It’s barbaric, it’s evil and it’s time for us to get up and do something.”
Reverend Franklin wrote on his Facebook page: “The world we live in is slipping farther and farther away from God. Jesus. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold – and we’re witnessing that all around us.” He says that even those who are not Christians acknowledge the fact that Christians are being persecuted: “Even people I talk to who aren’t Christians recognize it, and say the changes they see in the world are not good and are very concerning.”