In 1965, Billy Graham was working on his book “World Aflame.” He had just finished a chapter vividly describing the sinful conditions in America, and gave it to his wife to read. Ruth was sobered by the writing and returned the document to the study where he was writing and laid it on his desk, saying, “Billy, if God doesn’t come soon and bring judgment upon the United States, He’s going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!”
The story of that encounter was later recalled as an illustration in a sermon by Dr. James Kennedy, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The message entitled “Prayer and the World Crisis,” was delivered in 1976 at the National Prayer Congress in Dallas, Texas.
Lots of water has passed under the bridge since then–and yet the statement is truer than ever as this video clip so powerfully reminds us.