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 >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham denounced President Barack Obama's recent visit to a mosque in Maryland, declaring that "Islam cannot save anyone."
For the first time in his presidency, Obama visited a mosque on Wednesday, delivering remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Graham wrote that the trip and the media coverage of it were "an attempt to recast what [Obama] said was 'a warped image of Islam.'" more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham took to social media to applaud the results of the Republican Iowa Caucus, declaring that #Christianvotesmatter.
Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz upset billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump in the Iowa caucus, largely due to the evangelical Christian turnout.
In a Facebook message posted Tuesday, the head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association focused less on who won or lost the caucus and more on the born again Christian presence. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham recently visited a Make-A-Wish recipient days before the 18-year-old passed away, saying he "looks forward" to meeting the teen in heaven.
Graham, who is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, shared his inspirational experience in a February 1 Facebook post, writing that he was fortunately able to visit Make-A-Wish recipient Jaxson Breazeale at his home in Oregon late last week, shortly before the teen passed away on Monday.
"Life is so short. I just met Jaxson Breazeale through Make-A-Wish America on Friday, and he passed away this morning. He was 18 years old," Graham wrote on Monday. more >>