The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that America is in desperate need of Divine intervention in the wake of several shootings and riots, and announced a major prayer initiative ahead of both the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
"Our country is in a huge mess. Shootings, riots, and protests now claim the headlines about America, and that's heartbreaking. We are in desperate need of Divine intervention. We need healing. Prayer is what can make a difference in America," Graham said in a Facebook message on Monday.
There have been several violent incidents that have shaken America's core in recent weeks, from the deadly shootings at an Orlando gay nightclub that left 50 people dead, to the shooting deaths of two black men by police last week, followed by three shootings of police officers in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, and the killing of five police officers in Dallas by a man who said he "wanted to kill white people." more >>
God is able to change the heart and mind of an atheist, according to famed evangelist the Reverend Billy Graham.
In an advice column published Tuesday, Rev. Graham was asked a question by someone who wondered how a committed atheist can convert to Christianity.
"I read an article the other day about a woman who had been a committed atheist, and somehow she became a Christian. But I have some friends who are atheists, and I can't imagine any of them ever believing in God or becoming Christians. Could they ever change?" posited the person. more >>
It's important for people to help support the elderly and the helpless, said evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In an advice column published Friday, Rev. Graham was asked by a person who works at a nursing home why people tend to not visit their elders.
"I've worked in a nursing home for almost 20 years, and the hardest part of my job is watching people dump their relatives here and then never come back to visit them. Why are people so insensitive? Even if someone has dementia they still deserve our love, don't they?" inquired the person. more >>
Believers and non-believers alike sometimes experience a curveball in life: challenges to health, family, or finances that can leave one wondering – where is God?
In his latest advice column for The Kansas City Star, world renowned the Rev. Billy Graham says that such difficult times are precisely when believers should depend the most on God.
In response to a question posed by a reader who recently received a bad medical report indicating the person had developed a crippling disease that may claim the person's life, the person wonders, "Where is God in all this?" more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham took a moment this week to give Christians an update on the health of his beloved father, evangelist Billy Graham.
In a letter shared on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, Franklin Graham told friends and supporters that his father is still living in his Montreat, North Carolina, home with the help of a caregiver "at all times."
The Samaritan's Purse CEO said the elder Graham usually eats meals at the kitchen table, and "on days when the weather is good and he feels up to it" he enjoys gazing out at the mountains from his front porch. more >>
The reality of 20 U.S. veterans a day dying by suicide is "heart-breaking" and "incredibly tragic," said Franklin Graham, who through programs offered by Samaritan's Purse is striving to help wounded veterans and their families.
Linking to a USA Today article that reported on statistics by the Department of Veterans Affairs that revealed 20 veterans a day killed themselves in 2014, Graham said in a Facebook post on Thursday that such numbers are "something that should break your heart."
"Just released numbers say that 20 veterans a day commit suicide. In 2014, more than 7,000 veterans died at their own hands — that's more than the entire 15-year war on terror. This is incredibly tragic," he wrote. more >>