When Christians are given a second chance at life, they need to show God they are grateful for the opportunity, the Rev. Billy Graham wrote in a blog post this week.
The 97-year-old Baptist minister made his comments while responding to a question posted to "My Answers" on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, writing that there's a reason God has chosen to give you a second chance: so you may turn yourself around and follow Him.
"Why do you insist on staying on the wrong road in life? God has given you an opportunity to go down a different road; why refuse Him?" Graham asks. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has backed former president Bill Clinton following a recent row with the Black Lives Matter movement over a law that sent more non-violent drug offenders to prison.
"Last night I drove by former President Bill Clinton's Presidential Library. He was in the news a few days ago when he was interrupted by demonstrators with Black Lives Matter as he was speaking. President Clinton had finally had enough and defended himself and his policies as it related to the 1994 crime bill," Graham wrote on Tuesday on his Facebook page.
"I agree with Bill Clinton — he was absolutely right. The crime bill he signed into law in 1994 put a lot of criminals behind bars where they belong," he added. more >>
Christians should read their Bible with enthusiasm, seeing it as an opportunity to become closer to God, the Rev. Billy Graham wrote.
Graham was responding to a question on the Kansas City Star blog, calling on believers to approach their Bible reading as a blessing, rather than a curse.
The evangelist admits that while the Bible can be a dauntingly large book to tackle, it is also full of infinite wisdom and meaning. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to pray for the family of former New Orleans Saints Pro-Bowl defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed during a road rage incident last Saturday night.
Police say that the 34-year-old Smith, who played from 2004-2012 with the Saints and was a vital part of their 2009 Super Bowl victory, was rear-ended in his car while driving in New Orleans' Lower Garden District which caused his vehicle to hit the car in front of him.
Smith reportedly "exchanged words" with the man driving the car that slammed into his, identified as Cardell Hayes. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham has slammed rock singer Bruce Springsteen's decision to cancel a planned concert in North Carolina over a state law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms that don't correspond to their birth gender.
"Bruce Springsteen, a long-time gay rights activist, has cancelled his North Carolina concert. He says the N.C. law #HB2 to prevent men from being able to use women's restrooms and locker rooms is going 'backwards instead of forwards.' Well, to be honest, we need to go back! Back to God. Back to respecting and honoring His commands. Back to common sense," Graham wrote on his Facebook page.
"Mr. Springsteen, a nation embracing sin and bowing at the feet of godless secularism and political correctness is not progress," he added. more >>
It's important for Christians to build their marriage on the foundation of God to avoid the danger of divorce, the Rev. Billy Graham wrote.
Responding to a question posted to "My Answers" on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, the 97-year-old evangelical leader said that first and foremost, a marriage should be built upon a relationship with God.
"The most important thing you can do is to build your marriage on God and His will for your lives. As my wife used to say, a strong marriage actually needs to include three people: the husband, the wife – and God," Graham writes. more >>