Depressed Christians need to see their second chance at life as a blessing and know God has forgiven them for their suicide attempt, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent blog post for the Kansas City Star that those who have attempted to take their own life need to move forward instead of wallowing in past mistakes.
The evangelical leader indicates that God will in fact forgive those who have contemplated such a horrific act because he is full of unlimited grace and goodness and wants to offer His forgiveness to those who ask. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has denounced a $36 million anti-smoking government campaign aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds that features coming out stories and drag queens called "This Free Life."
In a message posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Graham took issue with the Food and Drug Administration's initiative, arguing that it's an example of preferential treatment.
"Our Federal Food and Drug Administration is spending $36 million of taxpayer money on an advertising campaign featuring lesbians, drag queens, and transgender individuals to encourage the LGBT community to quit smoking," wrote Graham. "Doesn't everyone need to quit smoking, not just this group?" more >>
Instead of giving oneself all the credit, Christians need to thank God for their personal accomplishments, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
The 97-year-old evangelical leader, known for his international Christian crusades, wrote in a May 2 column for the Kansas City Star that although taking pride in your work is not morally wrong, it is dangerous to indulge in a "self-centered, egotistical" kind of self accolade.
This type of pride is dangerous because it separates us from others, as well as God, Graham contends. more >>
World renowned evangelist Billy Graham revealed what he thinks is the greatest spiritual mistake people often make.
Graham wrote in a May 2 post for his Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website that when it comes to spending your life in eternity, your good acts are not enough to God.
This is because according to the Bible, the only way we could reach God's standard of goodness is by being completely perfect. Graham cites Habakkuk 1:13, which reads: "Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing." more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham recently denounced former Speaker of the House John Boehner for calling Sen. Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the Flesh."
On his Facebook page, Rev. Graham posted a comment Friday in response to Boehner's referring to Sen. Cruz as being the Devil incarnate.
"Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shame on you! You had no business calling Ted Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh' — this is an embarrassment. And it's an embarrassment to our nation," wrote Graham. more >>
The key to a successful marriage is building its foundation on Christ, the Rev. Billy Graham says, giving advise to husbands embarking on one of life's greatest journeys with their bride.
Graham, a 97-year-old evangelical leader and Baptist minister, shared his wise words in a post this week for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's "My Answers" page, saying that in order to have a successful marriage, such a union must be founded in a mutual love for Christ.
To have a God-focused and God-filled marriage, both spouses must "see [their] marriage as a gift from God." more >>