Evangelist Franklin Graham reacted Wednesday to a report about a shocking increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the US. In a series of tweets, he said, “The CDC announced yesterday that our nation has set another record, but it’s not one to celebrate.”
“Last year nearly 2.3 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed in the U.S. That broke the record set in 2016 by nearly 200,000 cases,” Graham points out.
“An STD expert says that President Trump should declare this a public health crisis. Graham believes what America has, is a moral crisis and a spiritual crisis. And it manifests itself in many ways, including this public health crisis. Sin always has a cost, a consequence. God loves us and wants to protect us. His Word tells us what to do: ‘Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.'” (1 Cor. 6:18).
World Health Organisation estimates: 357 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections in 2012. Curable STIs chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, trichomoniasis. The increase since 2012 is also classified by WHO as epidemic requiring immediate and drastic action. The recommended actions don’t of course address the real issue – a moral and spiritual crisis, further evidence we are in the “last days”. Church wake up.