Evangelical leader Franklin Graham criticized the newspaper USA Today for stating that sexual "misconduct must stop," by stating that sexual sin -- harassment, adultery, fornication -- stems from "wicked" hearts and has occurred for millennia. He added that the only avenue of escape is through Jesus Christ and obedience to God's commandments.
"The Bible says the heart is 'desperately wicked' and only God can change it," said Graham.
"The sexual harassment issues we’ve seen recently aren’t anything new," he added, "it is even in the Bible. King David used His power and authority to have another man’s wife and it eventually led to her husband’s murder."
"The Bible says 'Be sure your sin will find you out,' and that happened to King David," said the reverend. "Even though David repented and God forgave him, there were consequences for his sin that cost him for the rest of his life."
"Sin carries a high price," said Graham. "We’re all sinners in need of a Savior—and that Savior is Jesus Christ."
Franklin Graham, 65, is the son of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham. Franklin Graham runs the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and oversees the international Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse. He is married and has five children.
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