Billy Graham

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Billy Graham

William Franklin Graham, Jr. (November 7, 1918 - February 21, 2018), better known as Billy Graham, was an Evangelical Christian and an evangelist.


  • Either communism must die or Christianity must die because it's actually a battle between Christ and Anti-Christ.
    • 1953
    • Bill Adler (2007). Ask Billy Graham: The World's Best-Loved Preacher Answers Your Most Important Question. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-8499-0310-6. 
  • My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.
  • Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
  • I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly. Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality.
  • “What is the greatest surprise you have found about life?” a university student asked me several years ago. “The brevity of it,” I replied without hesitation. … Time moves so quickly, and no matter who we are or what we have done, the time will come when our lives will be over. As Jesus said, “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4).
    • Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham by Billy Graham and Cliff Barrows
  • No, I don’t know the future, but I do know this: the best is yet to be! Heaven awaits us, and that will be far, far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine. I know that soon my life will be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven. I look forward to the reunion with friends and loved ones who have gone on before. I look forward to Heaven’s freedom from sorrow and pain. I also look forward to serving God in ways we can’t begin to imagine, for the Bible makes it clear that Heaven is not a place of idleness. And most of all, I look forward to seeing Christ and bowing before Him in praise and gratitude for all He has done for us, and for using me on this earth by His grace—just as I am.
    • Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham by Billy Graham and Cliff Barrows
  • I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.
    • Parade, Feb. 1, 1981
      • Cited in Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts Faith and Threatens America, Randall Balmer, Basic Books (2007)
      • Cited by Liberty Magazine[5]

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