Even though the Bible reveals times when God was angry, people cannot compare their selfish anger to His righteous anger, says the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a question-and-answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Friday, Graham was asked how anger can be considered wrong if God was often angry in the Bible.
"I admit I get angry fairly easily, but why is anger supposed to be a sin? After all, the Bible says that God sometimes gets angry, doesn't it? And wasn't Jesus angry when He drove those money changers out of the Temple?" inquired the person. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham condemned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his 2005 remarks about women, but said the real estate magnate's comments are as indefensible as "the godless progressive agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton" and that the Democratic candidate would prove to be more harmful for America's future.
"The crude comments made by Donald J. Trump more than 11 years ago cannot be defended," Graham wrote in a Facebook post. "But the godless progressive agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton likewise cannot be defended."
A leaked video published by The Washington Post Friday carries Trump's 2005 remarks while talking with Billy Bush, then host of the "Access Hollywood" entertainment show. The real estate magnate is heard discussing a failed attempt to seduce Nancy O'Dell. "I did try and [expletive] her. She was married," Trump says. "You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait," he adds. "And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything." more >>
As Hurricane Matthew has caused about 12 deaths in the United States and nearly 900 in Haiti, evangelist Billy Graham was asked if natural disasters could sometimes be an instrument of God's judgment. Here's how the 97-year-old evangelist answers the often-asked question.
God can "certainly" use "natural disasters to speak to us "just as He can use other difficulties and tragedies to turn our hearts toward Him," says Graham, according to the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Disasters remind us of "the brevity of life," adds the evangelist. "We may be strong and successful, and assume life is always going to be that way — but when disaster strikes, we realize this isn't true." more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out about his "disgust" that taxpayer money is going to be used to pay for gender reassignment and hormone therapy for members of the U.S. military, calling it President Barack Obama's "immoral garbage."
"The media keep talking about it, but to be honest with you, nobody gives a rip about Donald J. Trump's taxes. What people do care about is their own taxes," Graham said in a Facebook post on Monday, referring to revelations by The New York Times that the Republican presidential nominee declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, which could have allowed him to avoid paying taxes for 18 years, which is legal for businesses under the tax code.
"And when I read about the government spending $8.4 million of taxpayers' money a year — starting today — for things like gender reassignment and hormone therapy for military personnel, I'm disgusted! Aren't you?" he asked, linking to an article in USA Today warning that the government could start spending up to $8.4 million per year on gender reassignment treatments and surgeries for soldiers. more >>
New converts to Christianity need to grow in spiritual maturity, says the Rev. Billy Graham, responding to a question from a young believer who wants to know what they should be doing in their life before they go to Heaven.
In a question and answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Monday, Graham was asked what a Christian is supposed to do after they're saved and profess their faith in Jesus Christ.
"I'm in high school, and I decided to give my life to Jesus at a church camp this summer. I know this means I'll go to Heaven when I die, but what am I supposed to do in the meantime?" the student asked. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has advised people to obey the instructions of police officers when stopped by them for whatever reason.
Over the past two years, some police shootings have garnered national attention and sparked public protests, especially in cases where the victims were unarmed African-Americans.
In a message posted to Facebook on Sunday, Graham advised "whites, blacks, Latinos, and everybody else" to follow the instructions of police if stopped by them. more >>