God knows when to answer prayers and when to say "no," the Rev. Billy Graham said in a recent message.
Responding to a question posted to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website on Thursday, the 97-year-old evangelical leader said that "God knows what is best for us and, because he loves us, he sometimes tells us 'No' or 'Wait.'"
Graham compared this approach to raising a family, pointing out that parents do not always give their children what they ask for because they are "wiser and more experienced than [the children] are," adding that parents are able to differentiate between what their children want and need. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that international news headlines indicate the world is unraveling, and urged people to trust Jesus Christ, who is going to one day "wipe the slate clean."
"While the United States is focused on its own politics, the world is unraveling. The danger signals are everywhere. Beheadings, rapes, murders, bombings are taking place every day across North Africa through the Middle East, all the way to the borders of India," Graham wrote Thursday on his Facebook page.
"The U.S. military is deploying fighter aircraft to Finland to counter Russia's moves in that region; China is deploying missiles on an artificial island they have built in the south China sea over the objections of the international community; and North Korea has successfully test fired a long-range missile that has the potential of eventually reaching America with a nuclear bomb," he noted of some of the international news developments in recent times. more >>
During his Decision America Tour stop in Atlanta this week, the Rev. Franklin Graham told a local news station that God's judgement is coming to America for going against His law, which is destabilizing society.
Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was asked a series of questions by the media outlet about gay marriage, specifically why people who oppose same-sex marriage aren't just as wrong as those who supported segregation.
"The Bible doesn't teach segregation. But the Bible is very clear about what it says about homosexuality. No question. It is very clear. So you can't argue with that. Segregation was something men came up with. God didn't come up with that," Graham said earlier this week in an interview with local station 11 Alive following a rally at the Georgia capitol. more >>
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 >>