Franklin Graham is warning Americans to be cautious about politicians who might take advantage of a new variant of the China Virus that is purportedly sweeping across Africa. A number of nations, including the United States, have implemented travel bans in response to the discovery of the Omicron variant. However, medical experts in South Africa say concerns about the variant are greatly exaggerated. Following, is Graham’s statement:
In his 1933 inauguration speech, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
There’s a lot of truth to that statement. The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is striking fear in the hearts of people around the world. European countries as well as the U.S. have already imposed travel bans for South Africa and several southern African countries.
Unfortunately, politicians are using this news as an opportunity to grab more power and exert more control. While we have to be smart and take precautions to protect against the coronavirus, at the same time we must not let fear paralyze us.
If we have put our trust in Jesus Christ, we have no need to fear. He gives us peace. The Bible tells us, “…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)Franklin Graham