Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

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Regardless of what society says, we can't go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming.

Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?

The Bible teaches that we are always to work for peace and pray for peace. We are to do everything we can.

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.

The one badge of Christian discipleship is not orthodoxy but love.

The word ?romance,? according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.

They asked her (Ruth Graham) did she ever think about divorce and she said, 'No, I've never thought of divorce in all these 35 years of marriage, but,' she said, 'I did think of murder a few times

We know we ought to know more about the Bible?but perhaps you?re like many Christians: It?s so overwhelming you?ve never really gotten into it. The first step is to realize what it is: God?s love letter to you. From one end to the other it tells of God?s love for us?a love so great that He sent His Son into the world to redeem us. You wouldn?t ignore a letter from someone who loved you; don?t ignore God?s love letter either.

When Scripture talks about the heart, it?s not talking about that life-sustaining muscle. It?s talking about our entire inner being. The heart is the seat of our emotions, the seat of decisive action, and the seat of belief (as well as doubt).

You could almost have identical twins standing side-by-side, one accepting and one rejecting. This is a mystery that I don?t understand; it?s part of the sovereignty of God. But I do know that when we faithfully proclaim the Gospel, his word will not return void. It accomplishes what God wants it to.

Remember: He WANTS your fellowship, and He has done everything possible to make it a reality. He has forgiven your sins, at the cost of His own dear Son. He has given you His Word, and the priceless privilege of prayer and worship.

Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence.

The Christian faith has become a cheap faith because we too often live as if it has no value. We complain when the preacher runs over a few minutes on the Sunday sermon and consider it a great inconvenience to return to services once or twice more in the same week. No wonder so much of the world does not consider our faith relevant when we are not even willing to give of our time, much less our freedom or lives, for what we say we believe in.

The human heart is the same the world over.

The only thing I could say for sure is that hell means separation from God. We are separated from his light, from his fellowship. That is going to be hell.

Their next four years are hidden from us, but they are not hidden from you, ... You know the challenges and opportunities they will face. Give them a clear mind, a warm heart, calmness in the midst of turmoil, reassurance in times of discouragement and your presence always.

This stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain.

We need to be reminded that there is nothing morbid about honestly confronting the fact of life's end, and preparing for it so that we may go gracefully and peacefully.

When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.

You have to decide to servant the gods of materialism all around us or the true and the living God.

Robots do not love. God created us with the capacity to love. Love is based upon one's right to choose to love. We cannot force others to love us. We can make them serve us or obey us. But true love is founded upon one's freedom to choose to respond.

'Suffering should not make us bitter people,' my mother once said, 'it should make us better comforters.' Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they'll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.

The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.

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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author