Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Billy
Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
1918

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

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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The Bible is a book of promises, and unlike the books of men, it doesn?t change or get out of date.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.

After you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation . . . having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession.

Being human, not one of us will ever have a relationship with another person that doesn?t have a wrinkle or a wart on it somewhere. The unblemished ideal exists only in ?happily ever after? fairy tales.

Commitment to great causes makes great men.

Even Hubble hasn't found yet the end of this universe, and we don't know that it has any end.

Give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.

Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.

Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.

I can't prove it scientifically, that there's a God, but I believe.

I have a certainty about eternity that is a wonderful thing, and I thank God for giving me that certainty. I do not fear death. I may fear a little bit about the process, but not death itself, because I think the moment that my spirit leaves this body, I will be in the presence of the Lord.

I never hold a grudge.

I will buy you back with My blood because I love you. I will free you from the chains of sin. I will settle the conflict within and give peace to your soul. But you must come to Me with a repentant heart. You must be willing to be redeemed. You must exchange your sin-blackened heart for a new heart that is cleansed by My blood.

I'm grateful for the evangelical resurgence we've seen across the world in the last half-century or so. It truly has been God's doing.

Is it not arrogance or narrow-mindedness to claim that there is only one way of salvation or that the way we follow is the right way? I think not. After all, do we fault a pilot for being narrow-minded when he follows the instrument panel [while] landing in a rainstorm? No, we want him to remain narrowly focused!

Life is just a schoolroom with a glorious opportunity to prepare us for eternity.

Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.

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Billy
Last Name
Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
Birth Date
1918
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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author