While waiting for the return of Jesus, Christians should focus their time on helping the needy to alleviate the world's suffering, evangelical leader Billy Graham has advised.
When a follower recently asked Graham why God doesn't do more to end global issues like poverty and starvation, the 97-year-old religious leader responded by saying that God is well aware of the imperfections of the world and cares deeply about all of his children.
As the Bible states, the suffering that takes place in the modern world wasn't apart of God's original plan, Graham explains, but then sin was introduced to humanity, leading to destruction and despair. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham implored Christians to vote based on their biblical values in South Carolina on Tuesday, warning that they may "lose this country" if they don't participate in the 2016 election.
Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, made his comments while on his latest stop in Columbia, South Carolina, as part of his Decision America Tour.
The evangelical leader told the crowd of over 7,000 that although he is not endorsing any one political candidate, Christians must remember their biblical values when voting in the upcoming election, warning that if believers don't get involved in politics, "we're going to lose this country." more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has outlined a number of key mistakes she sees people making in their prayers to God, and urges Christians to reject any suggestion that God can't help in times of need.
"Have you ever felt that your prayers are anemic? I wonder if it's because both of us are missing key ingredients such as focusing on God for who He truly is and an all-out … no-holds-barred … go-for-broke … nothing-held-back … old-fashioned desperation to get answers," Lotz wrote on Facebook Wednesday.
"Whether the issue is in our family, or in our marriage, or in our church, or in our community, or in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, instead of buying into pop culture's attitude of 'God can't fix this,' are we desperate enough to stay on our knees until He does?" she asked. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham is urging the millions of evangelical Christians who skipped out on voting in 2012 to participate in the 2016 presidential elections because of the "moral onslaught" on America following the legalization of gay marriage.
Graham, an evangelical preacher who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said in an interview with WSB Radio that the gay marriage and transgender movement is a "major failure" in the U.S., and said that it will be very important for evangelical Christians to vote in the presidential elections.
"We're trying to get the Christian, the evangelical community to vote in this upcoming election. Last election, there were close to 20 to 30 million evangelical Christians that stayed home. I want people to know that their vote counts," he said of his "Decision America Tour," which is set to visit all 50 states in 2016 with a message to get evangelicals out to vote. more >>
God doesn't mind if his followers have hobbies outside of church, as long as they maintain a Christ-centered perspective throughout their week, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
The famed evangelist recently responded to a question from one believer who asked if God cares that Christians take interest in activities that are not related to the church.
The 97-year-old preacher replied by saying that, "God doesn't look down on you just because you enjoy activities that aren't directly related to your church (as long as they're honorable)," pointing specifically to John 2:1-12 that details Jesus' first miracle while he attended a friend's wedding. more >>
Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of Billy Graham who resigned as a pastor in June after confessing to an "inappropriate" relationship with another woman who was not his wife, has said that God has met him in his darkest moments and has helped him heal.
Tchividjian, who resigned from his position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida and moved to Orlando at the invitation of Pastor Kevin Labby and the elders of Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, admitted in a Facebook post on Thursday that the first couple of months were very difficult for him to get through.
"But as time has gone on, God has increasingly been settling my heart and mind by meeting me in the deep places ... exposing my idols and replacing them with a fresh assurance of his love and grace," he wrote. more >>