Anne Graham Lotz, 67, the daughter of retired Evangelist Billy Graham and best-selling author, said on May 20, “our world is unraveling” and that “we’re coming close to the end of human history.”
Speaking on Fox News Radio’s Alan Colmes Show, Lotz answered the question whether she believes that we are at the end times now. “I believe that it is, Alan. I base that not just on feelings, I base it on what Jesus said in the New Testament and what I see going on in the world at the same time – and they match,” Lotz remarked. “So I put that together and I believe we’re coming close to the end of human history as we know it,” she said. “With that comes accountability before God, which we would call a judgment.”
Lotz, author of 11 books and recipient of six honorary doctorates in ministry and biblical exegesis, explained how she knows it is the end times. “I read my Bible… and then I line up God’s Word with what I see happening in the world, and they come together… Our world is unraveling. I think the whole world senses, especially those who follow the news, senses that something is happening that is very unsettling.”
You don’t need doctorates in ministry in biblical exegesis to know that we are at the end times. In fact, it is often the theologians and so-called biblical scholars that scoff at the idea that we are at the end times and try to explain away the clear evidence of scripture.
Speaking of God’s judgments Lotz said, “God’s judgment is not necessarily like a nuclear strike or lightning coming from the sky or the ground opening up. It is just [that] God backs away from us. He removes His hand that’s been protecting us and restraining evil,” she said. “When He removes it, because we’ve been telling Him to get out, then life can’t go on as it has. It begins to collapse.” He removes His protection “when we don’t repent of our sin, when we rebel against Him.”
“There’s a separation of church and state,” Lotz continued, “but that’s not a separation of state and God. Our Founding Fathers believed in God and they honored God and they respected God, and until the 1900s the Bible was a textbook in schools. And so when you begin to remove God, and you know we have been, He backs away.”
New York Times has described Lotz as one of the five most influential evangelists in the United States. Credible evangelical voices are increasingly suggesting that we are near the end of time. In her gentle way, influential Lotz is laying the foundation for eventual demands for a Sunday law to get the nation back to God.
“The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the strained, restless relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element, and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place–that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis.” Education, page 179