Billy Graham's grandson has warned that world is entering the "end times" and said the furthering of the Gospel is crucial, as he believes Jesus Christ will return in his lifetime.
Will Graham, who serves as vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and as executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C. told ChristianToday there is clearly an "underlying climax" that is on the horizon: "For me, as a Christian, I believe that that is going to be a massive war, what the Bible calls Armageddon. The end of days," he said.
Graham, who is currently hosting the North East Scotland Celebration of Hope at Peterhead Academy in Scotland, added that the ongoing hatred and conflict seen around the world "cannot continue" much longer: "Something is going to snap. Something is going to break. I believe that could be the start of the end times for us," he said.
While he does not know exactly when the Lord is coming back, Graham contended that "the things we never thought would take place are now starting to take place."
"I do believe that Christ will maybe come in my lifetime," the ordained minister said. "I do believe Christ is coming so I want to tell people about Christ while there is still chance."
In April, Will's father, Franklin Graham issued a similar warning, suggesting that if the United States does not return to God, it soon may face its demise - just the Babylonian empire did nearly 2,500 years ago.
"What's the writing on the wall for America? As a nation we are found lacking because of sin and disobedience to God's Holy Word. We have not honored Him. If we don't turn back to God, I fear that our end will be near," he wrote.
Earlier, the evangelist said that in light of the increasing number of natural disasters and global tragedies currently affecting our world, the second coming of Jesus Christ is definitely close at hand.
"We know from God's Word that earthquakes, famines, and wars will increase as the day of the Lord's return draws nearer," he wrote.
He argued that the numerous world conflicts people are witnessing today reflect passages in the Bible that talk about the end times and the "distress of nations: "The Bible tells us that in the end times there will be 'distress of nations with perplexity,'" Graham said, referring to Luke 21:25.
The passage reads: "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring."
Graham concluded: "This is certainly the case today."