February 21, 2018
The great lion has passed
September 17, 2013
November 11, 2014
July 31, 2014
His life roared as loudly as his message.
A man of many parts who grew in wisdom with the years… requiescant in pace.
“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”
—Billy Graham (1918–2018)
If we can take away one thing from the live of Mr. Graham, a lesson laymen and clergy alike can imitate was his integrity. He wasn’t perfect, but nary an accusation was made that he was unfaithful to his marriage vow, or of some scandalous issue with how he handled his personal or ministry finances. Nary a mention of character being described as a being a bully, or controlling or demeaning when someone “dared” to disagree with the Man of God. Well done Mr. Graham.
Billy was blessed to serve most of his time prior to social media. He would unfortunately be harassed in much the same way as others were he ministering now.
He wouldn’t let it deter him.
As i remember it, even tho he was mocked in my 9th grade social studies class, Hollywood and much of the press embraced the message he preached from those tents in the early days… it wouldn’t be that way now, would it?
It makes me ponder what God’s expression “in the fullness of time” means… if we should be worried….
“requiescant in pace.” rest in peace, Billy, you were used of God – a man for the times, perhaps?
In my opinion, he was a Prophet of Biblical proportions for our times. He preached the Gospel to more people than any other in history. I’ve always felt that something would shift in the spiritual realm when he left this life. Time will tell.
“…and that Thou bid’st me come to thee, oh Lamb of God I come, I come.”
Billy finally experienced the fulfillment of that hymn’s sweet words.
Amen, filbertz. Amen.
Even though I have no tribal affiliation with Graham or many of you here, I still know that a great and good man has passed. Such a far cry from the mega-celebrity-pretenders!
May good men everywhere learn from him and carry on his legacy.
amen to #12… like Muff Potter, i had no affiliation with them, but i met some of his organization in the late 60s from the state of Oregon and they were the kind of men you’d like to call family… come to think of it, i guess we do…. 🙂
Watched a Billy Graham crusade (St. Louis) rerun on t.v. today. Thinking it was from early 1970’s. Man, he was on fire.
The message was a perfect mix of law & gospel. His voice & presentation were spell bounding.
He will be greatly missed.
The CT website has a lot of stuff about Billy. My favorite was an article by the late John Stott. They knew each other starting in the 1940s!
Glad I came here today….the Twidiots and authors of the online version of the Lambs Book of Life have been proclaiming from the rooftops that Graham wasn’t a Christian, that he compromised and the most egregious charge of all that won him a spot at the left hand of Satan himself? Graham was…..ecumenical.
@16 – see my #6 – Told ya.
Social media has turned out to be about 90% awful.
Dave Hunt was in shock as he walked into glory.
When I first got saved I mysteriously received a subscription to Billy Graham materials for several years. On the radio it was said that he once preached live to a crowd of 3 million people in South Korea.
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