Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author

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I am not a televangelist.

I don't think I get angry.

I have often said that the first thing I am going to do when I get to Heaven is to ask, ?Why me, Lord? Why did You choose a farm boy from North Carolina to preach to so many people, to have such a wonderful Team of associates, and to have a part in what You were doing in the latter half of the twentieth century??

I think it is a sin to look at another person as inferior to yourself because of race or because of ethnic background, and I think the greatest thing to do is to pray that God will give you love for them, and I do.

If every church in America adopted a family, it would solve the problem of how to house and help so many evacuees,

I'm thankful for the news of the Exhibition of the Bible that will be brought to the United States. We certainly are delighted that it is going to take place and we will be praying for its success.

It's no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.

Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.

My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God.

Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives.

Our Father and our God, thank You for always being present in my life. I feel Your arms around me by faith. I see Your angels protecting me through the eyes of trust. I sleep in peace because You watch over me every hour. With You in my life, I?m never alone. And with Jesus in my thoughts, I am never afraid. In Him. Amen.

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive (Matthew 21:22).

But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles.

Don?t miss what the Lord has in store for those who love Him and are willing to let Him be the Master of their lives.

Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.

God never meant that people were to wear clothes. He meant we were to be nude. But we were in a state of innocence. Then sin came into the human race and became a blood poisoning.

Heaven is a wonderful place and the benefits for the believer are out of this world!

I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me.'

I don't think that there's any conflict at all between science today and the Scriptures. I think that we have misinterpreted the Scriptures many times and we've tried to make the Scriptures say things they weren't meant to say, I think that we have made a mistake by thinking the Bible is a scientific book. The Bible is not a book of science. The Bible is a book of Redemption, and of course I accept the Creation story. I believe that God did create the universe. I believe that God created man, and whether it came by an evolutionary process and at a certain point He took this person or being and made him a living soul or not, does not change the fact that God did create man... whichever way God did it makes no difference as to what man is and man's relationship to God.

I have the problems of, I must confess, old age.

I think television has had a vast, unbelievable impact on us.

If God doesn't punish America, He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.

In an age that is given over to cynicism, coldness, and doubt and in which the fire and warmth of God is conspicuous for its absence in the world, my heart cry is, Let the fire fall?..O, God, let the fire of your love fall on us.

It's sometimes comical to hear the younger generation ask their peers to repeat themselves.

Many churches today have special programs for people who are grieving, and these can be very helpful.

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American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author