Franklin Graham, son of international evangelist Billy Graham, has lashed out at President Barack Obama’s visit to a mosque, saying on Facebook that “the foundations of this nation have nothing to do with Islam.”
They have “everything to do with the Church of Jesus Christ,” said Graham, head of both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Samaritan’s Purse global charity. “Islam cannot save anyone from hell or open the gates of heaven.
“Only One can do that: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who paid the debt of sin for all mankind by giving His life as a sacrifice on Calvary’s cross — where he suffered and died for our sins, took our sins to the grave, and on the third day, God raised Him triumphantly to life.”
President Obama visited the mosque, located outside Baltimore, in a deliberate rebuke to Republicans, whom White House aides say have stoked Islamophobia and bigotry following terror attacks inspired by the Islamic State around the world.
But Graham said that Jesus Christ is “alive today. Muhammad is dead.
“I worship a risen Lord,” he added. “Islam can’t compete with that.”