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Billy Graham

  • American clergyman
  • Born November 7, 1918

William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him "among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.As a preacher, he held large indoor and outdoor rallies with sermons that were broadcast on radio and television; some were still being re-broadcast into the 21st century.


I want to tell people about the meaning of the cross.




All my life I've been taught how to die, but no one ever taught me how to grow old.




Rose Adams is a wonderful Christian woman who cared for my mother, Morrow Coffey Graham, in her last years of life.




The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.




My heart aches for America and its deceived people.




As I approached my 95th birthday, I was burdened to write a book that addressed the epidemic of 'easy believism.' There is a mindset today that if people believe in God and do good works, they are going to Heaven.




I'm grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to.




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




The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.




I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.




Old is authentic. Old is genuine. Old is valuable.




I never hold a grudge.




The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn't, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.




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




A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.




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




No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually.




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.




Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in the human mind or heart.




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.




I've been praying that we might have a spiritual awakening. But I think that becomes possible as individuals surrender their lives fresh and anew to Christ.




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.




God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.




Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.




I don't have many sad days.




People have a negative impression of New York that I don't think is quite fair.




I still enjoy watching a batter successfully cross home plate, but nothing thrills me more than seeing the Holy Spirit at work in hearts as the Gospel is carried into stadiums, across the airwaves, and around the world.




Over the years I've seen people lose a spouse and then withdraw and lose interest in life, and I believe we need to resist that.




I fell and broke my pelvic bone in three places. So, I'm still sort of an invalid now.




I think about my own sons and my own daughters, and I'm sure that many parents are concerned about what their children are exposed to.




Only those who want everything done for them are bored.




The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.




I have discovered that just because we grow weaker physically as we age, it doesn't mean that we must grow weaker spiritually.




Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.




God has given us two hands - one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.




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



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