Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author
God?s Kingdom is not built on the profit motive. The world?s favorite verb is get. The verb of the Christian is give. Self-interest is basic in modern society. Everyone asks, What?s in it for me? In a world founded on materialism, this is natural and normal. But in God?s Kingdom self-interest is not basic?selflessness is. The Founder, Jesus Christ, was rich, and yet He became poor that we through his poverty might be rich (2 Corinthians 8:9).
Heavenly rest will be so refreshing that we will never feel that exhaustion of mind and body we so frequently experience now. I?m really looking forward to that.
I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.
I kept a very full diary of my relationship with Nixon, for some strange reason, until he became president.
I think we are trying to run the space age with horse and buggy moral and spiritual equipment. Technology you see has no morals; and with no moral restraints man will destroy himself ecologically, militarily, or in some other way. Only God can give a person moral restraints and spiritual strength.
If one person received Christ as Lord and Savior and had his or her life changed, I feel that our ministry is worthwhile, because Jesus said, 'What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?' Well, suppose one soul is saved-that would be worth the whole world.
In his warfare against God, Satan uses the human race, which God created and loved. So God?s forces of good and Satan?s forces of evil have been engaged in a deadly conflict from the dawn of our history. Unless world leaders and statesmen understand the true nature of this warfare, they will continue to be blind leaders of the blind.
Jesus made everything so simple and we have made it so complicated. He spoke to the people in short sentences and everyday words, illustrating His messages with never-to-be forgotten stories.
May the Lord bless you real good.
No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.
One of the things we desperately need is a spiritual renewal in this country. We need a spiritual revival in America.
Over the years, I?ve had a number of illnesses and surgeries ? Often they came just as we were about to embark on a Crusade or other project, and I could not help but wonder whether Satan was using them to attack our work in some way (and I suspect that was true). At the same time, though, God used them to teach me patience and to give me time that I might otherwise not have taken to read and contemplate.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.