Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

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Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.

The angels minister to God's servants in time of hardship and danger.

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

The Lord . . . put his hand on me and gave me a gift. God has called me to preach and be about the business of winning the lost.

The results of family disintegration are seen all around us. Runaways. Child abuse. Abortions. It is dirty laundry?once hung in the nation?s backyard, but now hung shamelessly in front yards ?flaunted in headlines and glamorized on television and in films.

There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.

Traveling around the world and preaching for over 70 years did not give much time for reflection.

What really matters is how God sees me. He isn't concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man's soul.

While nobody likes a watchdog, and for that reason many investigation committees are unpopular, I thank God for men who, in the face of public denouncement and ridicule, go loyally on in their work of exposing the pinks, the lavenders and the reds who have sought refuge beneath the wings of the American eagle and from that vantage point try in every subtle, undercover way to bring comfort, aid and help to the greatest enemy we have ever known -- communism.

You're born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there's a loophole.

People, especially the young, wanted to hear about God and not man.

Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.

The Bible is a book of promises, and unlike the books of men, it doesn?t change or get out of date. The message I have been proclaiming for many years is basically the same?and God does not lie!

The gift of redemption of God says, I'll buy you with my blood because I love you. I will free you from the bondage of sin. I'll settle the conflict within you and give peace to your soul. But you must come to me with a repentant heart. You want me to redeem you. You must change your heart blackened by sin for a new heart which is cleansed by my blood. '

The Lord is not only tender and merciful and full of compassion, but He is also the God of justice, holiness and wrath?Compassion is not complete in itself, but must be accompanied by inflexible justice and wrath against sin and a desire for holiness. What stirs God most is not physical suffering but sin. All too often we are more afraid of physical pain than of moral wrong.

The same principles and promises we applied to our children are still true for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We pray for each one each day and spend hours each week on the telephone with them.

There are two great forces, God's force of good and the devil's force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don't understand.

Unless the soul is fed and exercised daily, it becomes weak and shriveled. It remains discontented, confused, restless.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all?how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died?more than that, who was raised to life?is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.

While our world is shaking and crumbling, we need to realize that one thing will never change, and that is God. He is the same today as he was ten million years ago, and will be the same ten million years from today.

Politics has always been ugly to me, and yet I accept that as a fact of life.

Serve God and live; serve these other gods and died.

The Bible is actually a library of books ? some long, some short ? written over hundreds of years by many authors. Behind each one, however, was [the] Author: the Spirit of God.

The Gospel has never changed.

The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.

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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author