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One of the most dramatic symbols of the new political freedoms in the worlds was the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. In 1990, church leaders invited Billy Graham to conduct a rally at the Brandenburg Gate. They said that rock stars, entertainers, and political groups had rallied at the Wall, but little or no attempt had been made to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s how Graham described the event:

The rally was ’symbolic’ and meant to underscore the needs of spiritual development in the new spirit of freedom. One East German woman said that when they first came over to West Germany, they thought they would hear church bells ringing and be handed a Bible. Instead they were greeted with about $50 to spend in the luxury stores in the West. She said, "What we really needed to hear was the voice of God."

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