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Wikipedia Summary for Billy Graham

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.\n\nAs 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. In his six decades on television, Graham hosted annual "Crusades", evangelistic campaigns that ran from 1947 until his retirement in 2005. He also hosted the radio show Hour of Decision from 1950 to 1954.

He repudiated racial segregation and insisted on racial integration for his revivals and crusades, starting in 1953; he also invited Martin Luther King Jr. to preach jointly at a revival in New York City in 1957. In addition to his religious aims, he helped shape the worldview of a huge number of people who came from different backgrounds, leading them to find a relationship between the Bible and contemporary secular viewpoints.

According to his website, Graham preached to live audiences of 210 million people in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings, including BMS World Mission and Global Mission.

Graham was a spiritual adviser to U.S. presidents, and he provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry S. Truman (33rd) to Barack Obama (44th). He was particularly close to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson (one of Graham's closest friends), and Richard Nixon. He was also lifelong friends with another televangelist, the founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Robert Schuller, whom Graham talked into starting his own television ministry.

Graham operated a variety of media and publishing outlets. According to his staff, more than 3.2 million people have responded to the invitation at Billy Graham Crusades to "accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior". Graham's evangelism was appreciated by mainline Protestant denominations, as he encouraged those mainline Protestants who were converted to his evangelical message to remain within or return to their mainline churches. Despite his early suspicions and apprehension, common among contemporaneous evangelical Protestants, towards Roman Catholicism, Graham eventually developed amicable ties with many American Catholic Church figures and later encouraged unity between Roman Catholics and Protestants.

As of 2008, Graham's estimated lifetime audience, including radio and television broadcasts, topped 2.2 billion. One special televised broadcast in 1996 alone may have reached a television audience of as many as 2.5 billion people worldwide. Because of his crusades, Graham preached the gospel to more people in person than anyone in the history of Christianity. Graham was on Gallup's list of most admired men and women a record 61 times. Grant Wacker writes that by the mid-1960s, he had become the "Great Legitimator": "By then his presence conferred status on presidents, acceptability on wars, shame on racial prejudice, desirability on decency, dishonor on indecency, and prestige on civic events".

Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, and the most gripping stories.

--Billy Graham

Our thoughts determine our actions.

--Billy Graham

I believe integrity can be restored to a society one person at a time. The choice belongs to each of us.

--Billy Graham

Integrity means that we are trustworthy and dependable, and our character is above approach.

--Billy Graham

Integrity means our outward life is consistent with our inner convictions.

--Billy Graham

Integrity means that if our private life was suddenly exposed, we'd have no reason to be ashamed and embarrassed.

--Billy Graham

Death strips the rich of his millions and the poor man of his rags.

--Billy Graham

Many believe that pagan worship is a thing of the past, but it is ever present-we have just given it a new name: pop culture.

--Billy Graham

Our lives speak loudly to those around us, especially the children in our home.

--Billy Graham

Some young people are taking pills called 'heaven or hell' drugs, because you're liable to experience either one.

--Billy Graham

Many people are trying to steady themselves by taking tranquilizers. Jesus is the greatest tranquilizer of all. He can straighten out your life and put you back on center.

--Billy Graham

One of the characteristics of some drugs is that they make a person feel strong and alert--when in fact the opposite is the case. Don't allow yourself to be deceived.

--Billy Graham

Faith literally means to give up, surrender, or commit. Faith is complete confidence.

--Billy Graham

Repeat when you fail, and immediately seek God's forgiveness and restoration. Sin breaks our fellowship with God.

--Billy Graham

Nothing brings more joy than a good marriage, and nothing brings more misery than a bad marriage.

--Billy Graham

I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me.

--Billy Graham

Christ can rid you of inner conflict. Man without God is always torn between two urges.

--Billy Graham

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

--Billy Graham

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.

--Billy Graham

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.

--Billy Graham

Christ wants to give you hope for the future.

--Billy Graham

The perfect marriage is a uniting of three persons -- a man and a woman and God. That is what makes marriage holy.

--Billy Graham

As husband and wife, to have a happy life together, you must have confidence and respect, you must have substantial agreement in you faith.

--Billy Graham

Evil and suffering are real.. They aren't an illusion, nor are they simply an absence of good.

--Billy Graham

Every manifestation of evil is the result of basic sin-sin that has remained unchanged since the moment it first entered the human race.

--Billy Graham

Evil is present to cleverly disguise itself as good.

--Billy Graham

A baby isn't meant to stay a baby forever, and neither is a new Christian.

--Billy Graham

Whatever is unlike Christ in conduct, speech, or disposition grieves the Spirit of grace.

--Billy Graham

The motive of grace is the infinite.

--Billy Graham

Longer Version:

The motive of grace is the infinite, compassionate love of a merciful God, but the work of grace was the death of Christ on the cross.


We are living in an age of grace, in which God promises that whosever will may come and receive His son. But this period of grace will not go on idefinitely.

--Billy Graham

May God give you grace to triumph in affliction.

--Billy Graham

When you pick up the cross of unpopularity, wherever you may be, you will find God's grace is there, more than sufficient to meet your every need.

--Billy Graham

Children, pray for the salvation of your parents.

--Billy Graham

Many children today are growing up without discipline. As they become adults and the discipline of job or family demands are placed upon them, they do not know how to cope.

--Billy Graham

Children respect discipline. They want to be guided. It gives them a sense of belonging, a sense of security.

--Billy Graham

There is always the exceptional child, but the average tells us that the child is largely what the home has made him.

--Billy Graham

We must never minimize the suffering of another. Scripture's mandate to us is, Weep with them that weep. (Romans 12:15, KJV).

--Billy Graham

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.

--Billy Graham

One test of greed is that it is never satisfied.

--Billy Graham

Greed is an unreasonable all-absorbing desire to acquire things or wealth.

--Billy Graham

Greed must not be allowed to make man the slave of wealth.

--Billy Graham

Life is not a matter of dollars and cents, houses and lands, earning capacity and financial achievement.

--Billy Graham

Greed and envy have their roots in selfishness.

--Billy Graham

The Bible sees greed as a form of idolatry, because a greedy person worships things instead of God.

--Billy Graham

I have never met an envious or greedy person who was at peace.

--Billy Graham

Envy and greed always-always-exact a terrible price.

--Billy Graham

When a husband and wife are concerned only about their own individual desires, the stage is set for conflict.

--Billy Graham

Too many husbands and wives enter into marriage with the idea that their spouse exists for one purpose: to make them happy.

--Billy Graham

God holds every man accountable for his rejection of Christ.

--Billy Graham

As Christians we have an obligation to show others what God says about living self-controlled lives and being responsible for our moral actions, as God defines them.

--Billy Graham

What began as an apparently harmless pastime has ended up as a frightening, overpowering addiction or obsession.

--Billy Graham

Do not seek solace in alcohol. Alcohol obscures good judgement and leaves you unable to think clearly.

--Billy Graham

Thousands are killed and injured every year by teenagers driving too fast or under the influence of drugs and drink.

--Billy Graham

Drunkenness is not a new vice, Its ravages have always been a scourge on the human race.

--Billy Graham

Among young people. Drinking is for getting drunk. And many go on to become alcoholics.

--Billy Graham

Too many people want to have one foot in the world and one foot in the kingdom of God, and it is like straddling a fence.

--Billy Graham

The secret of the power of Christianity is not in its ethics. It is not in Christian ideas or philosophy...the secret of Christianity is found...in the Lord Jesus Christ.

--Billy Graham

Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and most patient friend.

--Billy Graham

From a cleansed conscience emerges a changed life.

--Billy Graham

The world does need changing, society needs changing, the nation needs changing, but we never will change it until we ourselves are changed.

--Billy Graham

My home is heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.

--Billy Graham

Heaven will be the perfection we've always longed for. All the things that made Earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven.

--Billy Graham

If he is to become a ball player, he must learn the rules of the game. And, contrary to popular thinking, children appreciate rules.

--Billy Graham

Many of us are looking to find a church or fellowship to join with a concept that this is where God wants me to be permanently.

--Billy Graham

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost.

--Billy Graham

Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will.

--Billy Graham

God speaks to those who are prepared in their hearts to listen. Discern the voice from heaven above the noisy din of earth's confusion.

--Billy Graham

Commitment means burning all bridges behind you.

--Billy Graham

Even in the darkest moment, before death snatches man's last breath. God is willing to save a lost soul.

--Billy Graham

Although the testimony of my mother's life helped mold me and taught me how to live, the testimony of her last years and her death gave me insight into how to die.

--Billy Graham

Satan is masterful at using just enough of God's truth to capture a person's attention and then mix it with his devious potion that will lead believers astray.

--Billy Graham

The underlying principle of all Satan's tactics is deception. He is a crafty and clever camouflage.

--Billy Graham

Certainly a woman should never disguise the fact that she is a woman. A woman's body is very beautiful.

--Billy Graham

Go is the first part of the word Gospel.
It should be the watchword of every true follower of Christ.
It should be emblazoned on the banners of the church.

--Billy Graham

Be attractive and winsome, but do not compromise your convictions for the sake of popularity.

--Billy Graham

Pure hearts will be Christlike. It is God's desire that we be conformed to the image of His Son.

--Billy Graham

It is a tragedy that many of God's people have conformed themselves to the world and its thinking, rather than being transformed by the renewing of their minds.

--Billy Graham

We don't need to be crippled any longer by the disease of sin--because God has provided the cure.

--Billy Graham

Philip is the only person in the Bible who was called an evangelist, and he was a deacon!

--Billy Graham

Nowhere do the Scriptures tell us to seek results, nor do the Scriptures rebuke evangelists if the results are meager.

--Billy Graham

Some evangelists spend too much time thinking and even planning about how to achieve visible results. This is an easy trap to fall into.

--Billy Graham

Evangelism has always been the heartbeat for our ministry; it is what God has called us to do.

--Billy Graham

Man has no ability to repair this damaged planet. The flaw in human nature is too great. God is our only hope!

--Billy Graham

Salvation is free, but there is a price to pay in following Jesus. It is never said in Scripture that we can have Christ and .... It is always Christ or .... What is your or?

--Billy Graham

Jesus Himself was the first missionary ...He pledged His followers to be missionaries too!

--Billy Graham

The men who followed Jesus were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up.

--Billy Graham

Learn to keep close to Jesus, to listen to His voice, and follow Him.

--Billy Graham

Following Christ has been made too easy. It is easy to follow Him when our world is safe and comfortable ...but when that world shatters, only a secure faith will sustain us.

--Billy Graham

Jesus Christ is God in human flesh, and the story of His life, death, and resurrection is the only Good News the world will ever hear.

--Billy Graham

God knows what we are going through when we grieve, and He wants to assure us of His love and concern. He also wants us to turn to Him and bring our heartaches and burdens to Him.

--Billy Graham

The Bible says that as Christians we don't grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven -- but we still grieve.

--Billy Graham

The Bible is clear that the Holy Spirit is God Himself.

--Billy Graham

Many people have come to Christ as a result of my participation in presenting the Gospel to them. It's all the work of the Holy Spirit.

--Billy Graham

Our magazine covers frequently feature the immoral, the perverted, the psychologically sick. Sin is in. People don't like to be told they are sinners.

--Billy Graham

New morality is nothing more than the old immorality brought up to date.

--Billy Graham

Don't conform to those who have been overwhelmed by the tide of immorality sweeping our country!

--Billy Graham

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

--Billy Graham

If ever there was a time this country needed the intervention of God, it is now.

--Billy Graham

God does not call us to be successful, but to be obedient.

--Billy Graham

We can be convicted of sin--we can pray and confess our sin--we can repent--but the real test is our willingness to obey.

--Billy Graham

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