Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

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The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.

Therefore I live for today-certain of finding at sunrise guidance and strength for the way. power for each moment of weakness, hope for each moment of pain, comfort for every sorrow, sunshine and joy after rain!

We have to have armies! We have to have military power! We have to have police forces, whether it's police in a great city or police in an international scale to keep those madmen from taking over the world and robbing the world of its liberties

When I reached about 80, my physical world turned upside down,

You cannot serve god and mammon. You have to make a choice.

Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain.

Some people spend their lives building ultimate dream homes so they can enjoy their twilight years... Others spend their last days in nursing homes.

The Bible says we must choose two ways of life.

The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.

The Oklahoma City bombing was simple technology, horribly used. The problem is not technology. The problem is the person or persons using it.

The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance.

There's a great deal to say in the Bible about the signs we're to watch for, and when these signs all converge at one place we can be sure that we're close to the end of the age.

We in America should be grateful to God for the blessing he has given us.

When I was young, I could not imagine being old. My mother said, and the doctor confirmed, that I had an unusual amount of energy; and it followed me into young adulthood.

You choose sin. You practice sin.

Reading God?s Word and meditating on its truth will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart, and will be demonstrated in your life. Let nothing take the place of this daily privilege.

Spend more time in study and prayer. That's the secret of successful evangelism.

The Bible teaches that believe in Him transforms the person. If anyone loves the world, says the Bible, the love of the Father is not in him. Because everything in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, not from the Father but from the world (1 John 2.15-16).

The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances and the most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.

The older I get, the more important the eternal becomes to me personally.

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.

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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author