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Amid Lottery Mania Hype, Franklin Graham Reminds People to Keep Their Faith in God

  • Kayla Koslosky

    Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of since 2018. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket …

  • 2018 Oct 24

On Tuesday night, someone in South Carolina won the $1.537 billion Mega Million jackpot, but evangelist Franklin Graham wants to remind believers to put their faith in God instead of ‘lottery mania.’

Graham took to Facebook to write, "The media is calling it Lottery Mania! Mega Millions and Powerball are at record jackpot levels in the US—crossing two billion dollars. But the odds of winning are minuscule. I want to tell you about something that's a SURE THING."

Graham continued, "Every person is going to die and face eternity—money and material things won't matter at all. The most important question will be: What did you do with Jesus Christ? The answer to that determines where you will spend eternity.” 

He noted, “You can know for sure today that you will spend eternity in Heaven if you put your faith in Jesus Christ.”

"If you believe that God sent His Son to earth where He was born, lived a sinless life, took our sins upon Himself and carried them to the Cross, where He was crucified, died, buried, and raised to life on the third day. Turn to Him today in repentance and faith and accept this gift that lasts for eternity," Graham continued. 

The Evangelist then offers a bible verse saying, "The Bible says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). That gift is better than any jackpot you could ever imagine!"

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