With Powerball Fever Rising, Franklin Graham Calls for Repentance

We're called to store up our treasures in Heaven, not here on Earth.
We're called to store up our treasures in heaven, not here on Earth. (Reuters)

Powerball fever is sweeping the nation as millions line up in hopes of winning the whopping $1.3 billion jackpot.  

But many are also sounding the alarm, including evangelist Franklin Graham, who is traveling around the United States for his Decision America tour.  

"To be honest with you, I think everyone has thought about what it would be like to win a large jackpot of money," Graham posted on Facebook recently. "One person I know said if he won, he would get liposuction; someone else said they would buy a new house.

"But the Bible has lot to say about where to put your treasure. Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount to lay up our treasures in heaven. 'Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal' (Matthew 6:19). The greatest treasure you have is your soul—it lasts for eternity. Jesus said "for what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" (Matthew 16:26). Is your soul secure? Have you turned to Jesus Christ in repentance and trusted Him as the Savior and Lord of your life? If not, I urge you to do that today—don't wait another minute. He's the only sure thing there is!"

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