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SIMPLE TRUTH: ‘My Hope America’ launch is tonight

Published 2:08pm Thursday, December 26, 2013

By Charles Christmas

Yes, the “My Hope America” Crusade with Billy Graham will be launched nationwide tonight, Nov. 7, on Fox News Network, with an hour-long telecast from 9 -10 p.m. (CST). Of course you can see this on Direct TV, Dish Network, cable or other providers. It can also be seen on Trinity Network at 7 p.m.

Today’s date, Nov. 7, is Billy Graham’s 95th birthday. He says, “This is my final and last message to America.”

The spokesperson for Fox News Network, Lauren Green, tells why America should tune in, and why Billy Graham’s message is still current: “There is a whole generation—well, several generations—that has never heard Billy Graham and have never been able to put his preaching into their context. So, the challenge for someone like me is to make that faith real,” explained Green. “The stories contained in the “My Hope America” telecast about people coming to Christ can apply to anyone’s lifestyle, regardless of age or background. Billy Graham’s message, the Gospel, is still current,” she said. “It has power over whatever negatives are out there in the world today and this telecast is illustrative of that. The fact that

the Cross mirrors real lives of today is profound. How will it affect the nation or young people? I don’t know,” she said. “It all depends on how many Christians and churches make it a part of their ministry and how much they want to take it out into the streets.”

So, what can you and I do this very day, Nov. 7, before 9 p.m.? First, plan to see this telecast tonight without fail. Then, pick up the phone right now and call friends, kin and acquaintances in our county, state, or anywhere across the United States, and ask them to tune in to Fox News Network tonight at 9 p.m. (CST). Then, let’s pray that God will use this telecast tonight in our lives, the lives of persons we know and for a beginning of great good in our nation.

For over 70 years, Billy Graham has belonged to all Christians, Christian denominations and Christian churches in America and in the world. On this very day, and at this time, “My Hope America” is the movement with which we can lay aside insignificant differences and all unite on the greatly needed my hope and hope for America.

Why this article especially for this day? Because the name of this weekly column is “Simple Truth.”

—Charles Christmas is a religion columnist for The Clanton Advertiser. His column appears each Thursday.

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