The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out on the violence that broke out at Donald Trump's Chicago campaign rally Friday, stating that it shows America is politically, spiritually, and morally "broken."
"This past week we saw violent protests at political rallies. One candidate is under investigation by the FBI. Another candidate says we need a political revolution. What America needs is a Godly revolution," Graham wrote on Facebook Monday.
"Washington is broken. Our nation is broken — politically, spiritually, and morally — and our only hope is Almighty God. Let's take a stand together and pray for God to intervene in this country, to forgive us, and to give us another chance," he added. more >>
About a year after Billy Graham's grandson Tullian Tchividjian resigned as the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida after admitting to an affair, the congregation has appointed Rob Pacienza, who has been on staff, to serve as its next lead pastor.
"After a comprehensive and exhaustive search, we are pleased to announce that we found the best candidate right underneath our noses," Rod Hayes, chairman of the church's Pulpit Search Committee, announced Sunday. "Rob brings a unique mix of appreciation for the history and tradition of Coral Ridge as well as a burning desire to capture the hearts of our city of Fort Lauderdale with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are excited about welcoming Rob to his new position of leadership at Coral Ridge and look forward to how God will use him in our midst."
Pacienza, who has been on staff of Coral Ridge for the past seven years and previously served as executive pastor, said he was "humbled and honored" by the congregation's decision. more >>
People opposed Jesus during his time on Earth for a variety of reasons, all stemming from evil, the Rev. Billy Graham says in response to a questioner who asked why people plotted to have our Savior killed.
The renowned pastor explains on the "My Answers" section of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website that Jesus was not loved by all 2,000 years ago or even today.
People opposed Jesus for various reasons, Graham explains, including Jesus' call to end oppression, pride and greed, or Jesus' claim to be the son of God. more >>
The "prophetic word" popular televangelist Paula White claims Billy Graham gave Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a letter along with a signed Bible for his 60th birthday wasn't as "prophetic" as she made it out to be according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Speaking at a large rally for Trump which attracted an estimated 10,000 people in Orlando, Florida, at the UCF CFE Arena on Saturday, White said nearly 10 years ago as she was thinking about what to get Trump for his 60th birthday, she discovered that he had always wanted a signed Bible and letter from Graham and she got it done.
"I'll never forget on his 60th birthday I thought, what am I going to get you for your birthday?" she said. more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, said that she is honored to call herself an "evangelical feminist," sharing that she was raised in a strong evangelical home where women were well respected.
"If 'evangelical feminism,' means women who know what they believe, who are strong in their convictions, who are bold in their actions, who are courageous to stand up and speak out for Jesus Christ while being godly wives and mothers, then I celebrate them today," Lotz wrote on Tuesday, which was International Women's Day.
"And I would be honored to be counted in their number," she added. more >>
It is never too soon for Christians to talk to their children about God, the Rev. Billy Graham tells parents.
Responding to a question posted to the Kansas City Star, the evangelical leader explained that just as parents don't hesitate to tell their children they love them, so they should not wait to tell them of Christ's love too.
While Christian parents will tell their children they love them "the first moment you hold your newborn child in your arms," so they should also do the same to express God's love for them. more >>