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Franklin Graham Slams Radical Islam, Urges Christians To Unite in Prayer for End to ISIS' Reign of Terror

( [email protected] ) Nov 18, 2015 12:31 PM EST
The Rev. Franklin Graham has slammed radical Islam for the acts of cruelty its followers are inflicting on people and urged Christians to pray for an end to ISIS' reign of terror.
An Indian child pays floral tribute at a sand sculpture created in remembrance of victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, in Bhubaneswar, India. AP photo

The Rev. Franklin Graham has slammed radical Islam for the acts of cruelty its followers are inflicting on people and urged Christians to pray for an end to ISIS' reign of terror.

In a Facebook post shared on November 16, Billy Graham's son emphasized that the world must "respond decisively" to Islam's declaration of war in light of the recent attacks carried out by the militant group around the world. 

"Thursday, suicide bombers struck Beirut, killing at least 41 people and injuring 200 in the deadliest attack in the capital since the end of Lebanon's civil war in 1990. Just over two weeks ago ISIS blew up the Russian jetliner taking 224 lives. Then the shocking and devastating Paris attacks," the 64-year-old evangelist wrote.

"Let's not forget what they have already done in America, killing nearly 3,000 people on 9/11 and then the carnage at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Add to these attacks the lone wolf Islamists who have followed the call to bring destruction and terror - it's a long list."

Graham cited former security advisor to the French government Alain Bauer, who said on CBS 60 Minutes that the world needs "to take ISIS at their word."

"They have told us what they plan to do. Their goal is world domination. They want to control us - they want to destroy us. I don't know about you, but I don't want to live under Islam," Graham continued.

"I will bow my knee to no one except Almighty God. The Bible says one day at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father' - and that will include the knees of Islamists."

The leader of Samaritan's Purse also contended that choosing the next leader of America is more crucial than ever since the new president should be willing to take the fight to the ISIS.

"We need to join forces with Russia, who was our ally in WWII, France who is our oldest ally, Germany, and others to destroy this enemy. The French are already responding to Friday's attacks, but it is going to take much more to stop them," he says. "Our world is in great peril. We need to pray for God's mercy, His grace, and His protection. I pray that America will turn to God before it's too late."

In a later Facebook post, the evangelist reminded Christians to call out to God during this time of chaos and war, as He promises to answer prayers.

"Does God hear prayers? Does God answer prayers? The answer is yes-absolutely! He does not necessarily answer prayer according to our desires or wishes, though. That's why it is important for us to pray for His will to be done," he wrote.

"While He was here on earth, Jesus Himself prayed often  to His Father. He gave us a model prayer-an example-to show us how to pray...If you have a burden or a need, call out to God today for help."

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