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Franklin Graham: 'America Will Not Survive Without Christianity'

By Michael W. Chapman | September 28, 2020 | 1:27pm EDT
Evangelical Pastor Jentezen Franklin.  (Screenshot, FB)
Evangelical Pastor Jentezen Franklin. (Screenshot, FB)

Reverend Franklin Graham, son of the late Pastor Billy Graham, led a Prayer March in the nation's capital on Saturday that was attended by tens of thousands of people. One of the participants in the event was evangelical Pastor Jenetzen Franklin, who also said in a video message that "America will not survive without Christianity.”

Jenetzen is the senior pastor of the multi-site church Free Chapel, based in Gainesville, Ga. He is the author of 16 books, and preaches to thousands of evangelical Christians every Sunday. 

In a video message posted on Facebook, Sept. 28, by Franklin Graham,  Rev. Franklin says, “Christianity will survive without America, but America will not survive without Christianity.”

In another post from Sunday, Rev. Graham said, "The Bible says, 'Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Yesterday in Washington, DC, tens of thousands of Christians did just that.

"I’m so grateful for each one who made the effort to come—from all across the country—and to pray that God would help our nation in this time of need," said Graham.  "We confessed our sins and the sins of our country, and we asked that the Lord would help us, heal us, and turn hearts to Him. We prayed for our leaders—Democrat, Republican, and Independent—as Scripture instructs."

Washington Prayer March 2020.  (Franklin Graham, Facebook)
Washington Prayer March 2020. (Franklin Graham, Facebook)

Graham continued,  "Thank you to Dr. Alveda King, Tony Perkins, Darryl Strawberry, Pastor Skip Heitzig, Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr., Pastor Greg Laurie, Pastor Robert Morris, Pastor Paula White-Cain, Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Pastor Jack Graham, former Representative Michele Bachmann, Pastor Andrew Brunson, Congressman Frank Wolf, Jerry Prevo, Dr. Kelvin Cochran, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer, Lt. Col Oliver North, my son Lt. Col. Edward Graham, and my sister Anne Graham Lotz who led us in prayer at seven stops along the route of the Prayer March."

Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen Pence, and Rev. Franklin Graham at the Washington Prayer March 2020.  (Franklin Graham, Facebook)
Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen Pence, and Rev. Franklin Graham at the Washington Prayer March 2020. (Franklin Graham, Facebook)

"And we are incredibly thankful that Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence joined us at the Lincoln Memorial so that we could pray for them in person," said Graham.  "It is my hope that even though the March is over, the focus on prayer has just begun.  I hope we have been revived and reminded of the need for prayer and the power in prayer."

Children at the Washington Prayer March 2020.  (Franklin Graham, Facebook)
Children at the Washington Prayer March 2020. (Franklin Graham, Facebook)

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