William Franklin Graham is an American evangelist and missionary. He frequently engages in Christian revival tours and political commentary. He is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization. Graham became a "committed Christian" in 1974 and was ordained in 1982, and has since become a public speaker and author. He is the son of the American evangelist Billy Graham.
While speaking via his verified Facebook page and visiting the post he shared the cleric reportedly stated that "Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and I wonder how many of us know that his life didn’t have anything to do with leprechauns, the color green, or any of the other things that people celebrate today. Speaking further he said "The reason Patrick stands out in history is because of how he helped bring the Gospel to Ireland. Patrick wasn’t Irish. When he was a teenager in Britain, he was kidnapped by raiders and sold as a slave in Ireland. He later escaped, but after dedicating his life to serving God, he returned to Ireland to serve as a missionary to the very people who had enslaved him.
Speaking further he said "At that time, Ireland was full of violence, war, and human sacrifice, and many Christians didn’t think the Irish were worth saving. Patrick didn’t agree, and he gave his life to telling the people of Ireland the Good News that Jesus Christ took our sins to the cross and died in our place. It was dangerous work, and he once said, “Daily I expect to be murdered or betrayed or reduced to slavery if the occasion arises, but I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven.”
Speaking lastly he said "I thank God for Patrick’s bold witness, and for the impact that he had. Let’s share his story of faith and courage today.
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