Believing in Heaven is not merely a form of "wishful thinking," the Rev. Billy Graham assures believers.
In a question posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website on Wednesday, the famed evangelist was asked about the existence of Heaven due to a family member's recent death.
"I've never thought about God very much, but the other day my aunt died and it kind of got me to thinking. I've always assumed that when we die that's the end, but she was very religious and always said she looked forward to going to Heaven. Was this just wishful thinking on her part?" the person asked. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has decried Chicago's homicide rate of over 500 people killed this year alone as a "grim milestone."
In a Facebook message posted on Wednesday, the head of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association reflected on the nearly 3,000 shootings that have resulted in 546 deaths this year, as reported by the Chicago Tribune and other local and national news outlets.
"This is a grim milestone. So far in 2016, more than 500 homicides have been committed in the city of Chicago. Ninety people were murdered just in August alone. One of them was a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade," wrote Graham. more >>
The best way to combat television programming that's graphic and hostile toward Christian beliefs is to "let your voice be heard" by the networks, the Rev. Billy Graham advises.
In a question posed to Graham on the BGEA website a person said, "I was watching a comedy program on TV the other night, and I was shocked at how often they made fun of people who take their faith seriously (especially Christians). I think such programs should be banned, don't you?"
In his response, Graham said that while these kinds of programs "have the same constitutional right to free speech that we do" to be aired, that doesn't make American Christians powerless to curb their influence. more >>
Christians should never be afraid to talk about the devil, says world renowned evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
"I don't know if I'm right, but it seems to me that we used to hear a lot more about the devil than we do today. Was talking about the devil just kind of a passing fad?" Graham was asked by a reader of his question-and-answer column on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Graham responded that he hoped "talking about the devil wasn't just a passing fad" given that "Satan is real, and he is just as much at work today as he was a few decades ago." more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham says while he can't tell Christians who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election in November, he will continue to emphasize that the 2016 election is "the most critical in our lifetime," and encourage people to get informed about the issues.
"I'm not telling people who to vote for, but I am telling Christians to vote. I believe the election coming up in November is the most critical in our lifetime — so much hangs in the balance," Graham wrote in a Facebook message on Monday.
"Do everything you can to make sure your family members and friends are registered to vote as well. Read up on the candidates and pray about who you should vote for," he added. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham believes that the upcoming Labor Day holiday should be a time when Americans not only celebrate their work, but see that work from God's perspective.
In an advice column published Thursday, the notable evangelist was asked a question regarding the nature of their job, specifically their issue with the job being boring.
"After college, I ended up taking what I thought was a temporary job, and five years later I'm still in it. Why hasn't God given me something exciting, instead of a job I don't really care about?" inquired the person. more >>