Rev. Franklin Graham warns of serious effects of secularism on American Christian heritage

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NEW YORK – JUNE 25: Franklin Graham, with Bible in hand addresses the crowd before his father Billy Graham speaks during his Crusade at Flushing Meadows Corona Park June 25, 2005 in the Queens borough of New York. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

In his February commentary for Decision Magazine, Rev. Franklin Graham, a well-known preacher, condemned the idea of secularism largely prevalent in U.S. today.

He said that he was of the view that secularism was dangerous for the American “Christian heritage” and that the Christian heritage was being replaced in America with “a worldview that embraces atheistic humanism and is devoid of biblical values.”

“When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and communism in Europe was defeated, a new and subtle threat began to emerge – secularism,” said Franklin Graham, the son of the renowned preacher, Billy Graham.

“Year by year, the steady rise of secularism has infiltrated and overtaken the influential halls of government and education,” he said. “As godless as communism, secularism now prevails and dominates in almost every sector of society and culture.”

“Its goal is to remove all vestiges of Christianity from the public square and to replace it with a worldview that embraces atheistic humanism and is devoid of biblical values,” said the reverend.

“Make no mistake,” he continued, “America is being systematically stripped of its Christian heritage by government, politicians and judges who are openly hostile to Christianity.”

“Like the walls of Jerusalem that were burned and destroyed by its enemies, the once well-built moral walls of our nation have been stormed and battered by the secular powers of our age,” he said.

“The longstanding restraint that the church has provided for our culture to every manner of sin is under relentless assault,” he said. “Secularists and progressives would like for that restraint to be dismantled and removed altogether.”

Rev. Graham has urged American Christians to pray for a revival and repentance. Otherwise, he says, “we will allow godless candidates to continue to steer our country into moral anarchy and open rebellion against God and His ways.”

“Our nation is in trouble,” he said, and unless we follow “Almighty God, we will no longer see His hand of blessing on our great country.”