North Korea state media boldly declared famed evangelist Billy Graham said deceased leader Kim Il Sung was God and that the people did not need to read the Bible.
The statements, originally attributed to NK News, claimed Graham said, "I admit that Premier Kim Il Sung is God who exists in the world of human beings ... he, with his supreme political belief and method has created the greatest heaven on Earth that even God might have not been able to do."
Later, Graham supposedly commented: "Kim Il Sung is this world's God. Why would this country need the Holy Bible?"
But these comments fly directly in the face of Graham's teachings.
"No other book is as important as the Bible, because it is God's word—God's message—to you, and to all humanity," Graham wrote in one advice column.
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