Commenting on the widespread sin and wickedness in America today, preacher Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Billy Graham, said then when the evil is so widespread and people do not repent, then "God backs away" and leaves people to their own corruption. She added that God eventually will rattle America to repentance through some cataclysmic event, such as a "nuclear strike, an earthquake," or an "EMP attack that devastates our electrical grid."
Anne Graham Lotz, the author of 14 books and holder of six honorary doctorates, made her remarks in the January editon of Decision magazine, which is published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), founded by her father and overseen by her brother, Rev. Franklin Graham. (Lotz founded and runs AnGeL Ministries.)
In an article entitled "This Growing Darkness" by Jerry Pierce, Anne Graham Lotz said, "When you sin and you refuse to repent, God backs away. You don’t repent and you continue to sin and you become defiant, and He backs away further until in the end, God just turns you over to yourself."
"That’s where America is today," said Lotz. "Look at the end of Romans 1. He’s just backed away from us, turned us over to ourselves. As they say, ‘America, how’s that working for you?’"
Lotz further said she believes divine judgment is coming to America to help people to wake up, realize their sins, and pray for God's help.
"I’m talking about something like a nuclear strike, an earthquake that splits us in two, an EMP attack that devastates our electrical grid," she said. "Something major that would be a game-changer for America, because we are so defiant and rebellious and idolatrous and immoral, and we know better."
However, Lotz added that if enough Americans seek repentance now and pray to God, it could help mediate His judgment.
"If America -- and I don't mean America as a whole because I wouldn't expect America as a whole to repent of her sin -- but if Christians would come back to the Cross, and if we would rend our hearts," commit to truly change, she said, "to be the person He's called you to be."
"Our hope is based on the belief that there is a God and He has a plan and He's working it," said Lotz. "The world is not out of control. It's not unraveling. It's falling into place right at the feet of Jesus."