Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

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For us all, the world is disorderly and dangerous; ungoverned, and apparently ungovernable. The questions arise: Who will restore order? Who can counter the danger of nuclear holocaust? Who alone can govern the world?

Golden years must have been coined by the young. It is doubtful that anyone over seventy would have described this phase of life with such a symbolic word.

Hope is one of the theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not, as some modern people think, a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. aim at earth and you will get neither.

I can truly say that since that moment, I?ve never doubted that the Bible is the word of God. Furthermore, God has confirmed this to me time after time, as I have witnessed the power of the word of God at word in the lives of people.

I first met Bev Shea while in Chicago when he was on Moody Radio. As a young man starting my ministry, I asked Bev if he would join me. He said yes, and for over 60 years we had the privilege of ministering together across the country and around the world.

I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.

I used to read five psalms every day - that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.

If you'd have said Evangelical in 1957, most people wouldn't know what you were talking about. And then, they'd be against it.

In the last essay he wrote before he died, the great Christian writer C. S. Lewis said, We have no right to happiness; only an obligation to do our duty. Sometimes our God-given duty will include suffering. When it does, ask God to teach you through it. Remember the psalmist?s words I quoted above: Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord.

Knowing we will be with Christ forever far outweighs our burdens today! Keep your eyes on eternity!

Most of us follow our conscience as we follow a wheelbarrow. We push it in front of us in the direction we want to go.

No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could've done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it's best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes.

Only God can give us a selfless love for others, as the Holy Spirit changes us from within. This is one reason we must receive Christ, for apart from His Spirit we can never be freed from the chains of selfishness, jealousy, and indifference. Will others see Christ's love in your life today?

People put off making decisions. Accepting Christ is the biggest decision of all, but they put that off, too? Often there is a hurry. Life is a fragile thing. None of us know when it may end for us.

A tragedy like this could have torn our country apart. But instead it has united us, and we have become a family.

Because President Clinton has been a friend for so many years, I feel like it is very difficult after he became President, because I led the Inaugural prayer, and when I stepped down I said, Mr. President, and I almost said, Bill, because I'd called him Bill so long. And I feel like calling him Bill again tonight after those warm words of a brother.

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people.

Forgiveness does not come easily to us, especially when someone we have trusted betrays our trust. And yet if we do not learn to forgive, we will discover that we can never really rebuild trust.

Gratitude is one of the greatest graces; ingratitude, one of the most vicious sins.

Hope, like faith and a purpose in life, is medicinal.

I can't explain 9/11, except the evil of man.

I found that this Parkinson's does slow you down, whether you want to slow down or not.

I loved him very much, and had the opportunity of discussing so many things with him, and we wrote each other several times during the years.

I want to give God all the glory and all the praise for what has been accomplished in my life and those of my family and associates. I look forward to the day when I can see Jesus face-to-face and lay at his feet any honor I've received, because he deserves it all.

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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author