Excerpt from: We Need a Heaven-Sent Revival: A Classic Message from Billy Graham
I once asked a university professor what he thought our greatest need was. He considered it carefully before answering. He said, “I could give you a variety of answers all the way from tax relief to disarmament. I may surprise you, because I’m not a religious man, but I believe that the greatest need that we have at this hour is a spiritual awakening that will restore individual and collective morals and integrity throughout the nation.”
To bear the name “Christian” is not enough. If our conduct doesn’t measure up to Christian standards, condemnation will be ours: “You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead” (Revelation 3:1).
To attend church is not enough, either. If we fail to let Christ be Lord and Master of our lives, we must come under the judgment of God, who said, “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me” (Matthew 15:8).
A hostile world is seething with hatred, intrigue, lawlessness and godless aggression. The wicked prosper, and in many areas of the world the righteous suffer. People are confused, unstable and unhappy. Scarcely, if ever, has economic prosperity been accompanied by such widespread unhappiness, lawlessness and rebellion.
The heart of the world is aching for peace, for reality and for God.
The entire article can be found here: https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/july-2017/56832-2/
This article was first shared July 10, 2017.