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Franklin Graham Agrees With Pope Francis: Look to the Bible 'As Often As We Look At Our Cell Phones'

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | March 6, 2017 | 12:16 PM EST

Rev. Franklin Graham and 

Pope Francis.  (AP photos) 

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham said he agreed with Pope Francis's "brilliant suggesiton" that people should look to their Bible as often as they look at thier cell phones.

In a March 6 post on Facebook that links to a news story about the Pope's suggestion, Rev. Franklin Graham said, "Pope Francis has a brilliant suggestion! I couldn’t agree more."

"He said we should look to the Bible as often as we look at our cell phones," said Rev. Graham. "I know that if I did that I’d be a much better person."

"This is great advice to everyone who follows Christ," he said. "We all need to reach for the Word of God—instead of the phone—more often!"

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).

In his Sunday public audience at St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Francis said of the Bible vs. cell phone, "What would happen if we turned back when we forget it [the Bible], if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones?”

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman