Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed with thousands of Nebraska Christians and urged them to get involved in politics during a rally on the steps of the Capitol.
Graham told the crowd gathered during the lunch hour Wednesday the country has strayed far from God.
“I have no hope in the Democratic Party,” Graham said, pausing just a bit before continuing. “And before you Republicans high-five each other, listen, I have no hope in the Republican Party as it is or any other party. The only hope for our nation today is almighty God.”
The stop at the Capitol in Lincoln was the 24th of Graham’s tour of all 50 state Capitols called the Decision America Tour, which he hopes to wrap up in October. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association estimated the crowd at over 3,000.
During his remarks, Graham led the crowd in prayer for the country, the state, and individuals.
Graham asserted America is being stripped of its biblical heritage and its God-inspired foundation. He said secularism has taken over the country.
Graham said though some might not like the candidates running this year, Christians need to go to the polls, vote, and become active.
“I don’t believe that we as Christians should withdraw. We need to be men and women of integrity, Christian commitment who will run for political office this coming year, no matter to which political party you belong,” Graham stated.
Graham claimed Christian complacency has caused the country to drift.
“It’s estimated 20 million to 30 million Christians did not vote the last presidential election,” Graham said. “And many of those people are complaining about what we have today. Shame on you. We have that problem, because you stayed at home.”
AUDIO: Evangelist Franklin Graham speaks at the Nebraska Capitol. [40:25]