Christians need to stop making excuses and welcome God into their lives, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
The founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association wrote in a question-and-answer column published in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday that Christians need to stop coming up with reasons not to strengthen their relationship with God, saying that some have a misconception that Christianity is an "unbalanced" way to live one's life.
"I don't know how you decided that Christians are unbalanced, or that God doesn't want us to enjoy life, but you're wrong," Graham writes, referencing John 10:10 which reads: "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." more >>
The best way to deal with someone who won't take responsibility for their actions is to confront them and pray for them, the Rev. Billy Graham advises for Christians who are seeking conflict resolution.
Graham, a renowned evangelical pastor, wrote in a recent post for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that although dealing with someone who won't take responsibility for their actions can be very frustrating, it is important to continue communicating with them and offering love and prayers for them.
The evangelical leader points to the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:1-13, where Adam blames his sinful actions on Eve and God instead of taking responsibility for them. more >>
Many have come out in support of Hillary Clinton, who noted in Brooklyn, New York, this week that it is "the first time in our nation's history a woman will be a major party's nominee," including award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams. However not all of Adams' Christian fans are happy about it.
"Today is a day of Historic Significance because once again we make history as a country," Adams wrote on Facebook. "Congrats to Dem Nom Sec Hillary Clinton!! God's best to you me dear."
Thousands of responses followed, many celebrating Clinton while others selecting the angry face emoticon on the social media site to express their disapproval. more >>
Famous professor and atheist author Richard Dawkins delivered a video message at last week's Reason Rally in Washington D.C. where he slammed the belief in God as "cowardice," and urged people to resist what he called the "God temptation."
"The fact that you exist should brim you over with astonishment. You and I and every other living creature are machines of ineffable complexity. This complexity and its powerful illusion of design is why so many people succumb to the God temptation," the evolutionary biologist said in his message, posted online.
"The temptation to evade, by invoking a designer, the responsibility to explain. The God temptation is an evasion of responsibility because it invokes the very kind of thing it's supposed to be explaining." more >>
Franklin Graham, the son of famous Evangelical leader Billy Graham, has recalled a meeting between his father and boxing great Muhammad Ali, where the latter, a devoted Muslim, said if he were a Christian, he'd have wanted to be like Billy Graham.
Franklin Graham also wondered, however, about the state of Ali's soul, arguing that his Islamic faith would not have saved him.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, he shared a photo of a meeting between Billy Graham and Ali in Louisville, Kentucky, in June 2001, and recalled that they had met before in North Carolina in 1979. After that meeting, Ali apparently said: more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham, who has met and prayed with every U.S. president since Harry Truman and is frequently called America's pastor, is urging Americans to vote, saying is it not only a right but a "God-given responsibility."
In the "My Answers" section of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, the world-renowned evangelist provides a response to those who say they are going to sit this election out and not vote for either presidential candidate nor anyone else whose name is on the ballot.
Graham responded to one questioner who suggested "It wouldn't do any good anyway, because just one vote won't make any difference. Why bother?" by explaining that if people stopped voting, "before long we'd lose our freedoms and be ruled by a power-hungry dictatorship. more >>