World-renowned Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads up the international aid organization, Samaritan’s Purse, jumped into the midst of the Ashley Madison adultery website hacking fray, telling followers on his Facebook page: Never fear – Jesus is near.
“Ashley Madison, the cheating website, continues to be in the news. Their slogan is: ‘Life is short. Have an affair.’ This is partly true – life is short,” he wrote. “Much shorter than imagined for some.”
He then referred to the reports of suicide that have followed the data breach of the site, and the release of names, email addresses and credit card information of those found in the Ashley Madison system. It’s not yet confirmed anyone has committed suicide due to any adultery site ties, but as WND reported, three recent deaths seem coincidentally connected.
Regardless, Graham reminded of the power of Jesus and forgiveness.
“The ripple effect of this disclosure has been multi-faceted, including scams and extortion of clients desperate to stop the exposure of their infidelity,” Graham wrote. “If you are living in fear because of your sins, I want you to know that your sins can be forgiven.”
He said “God can take away …[the] guilt and shame” and give “a new life,” he wrote.
“But you have to be willing to turn from your sin and put your faith in His Son Jesus Christ – to trust Him as your Savior and follow Him as your Lord,” Graham said. “Don’t you want to trust Him and have your sins forgiven? Don’t you want to have your guilt taken away? Life is short. Get ready for eternity today. Jesus is waiting and eager to hear your prayer.”