Following the death of cultural icon Muhammad Ali, Franklin Graham is sharing his personal memories of the boxing champion who visited his father, evangelist Billy Graham, at the family's home in North Carolina.
"The world has lost a champion. Muhammad Ali was considered by many as the greatest boxer of all time. His career began during a difficult period in our country with the racial tensions of the 1960s and the Vietnam War. His outspoken positions caused him to be both loved and hated by some," Graham wrote in a Facebook post about Ali, who died on June 3 at age 74, following a bout of respiratory illness, connected to complications with Parkinson's disease, which he battled for decades.
"I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions, and he visited at my parents' home in Montreat, North Carolina. Muhammad Ali's father brought him to visit my father Billy Graham because he was concerned over Ali's faith in Islam and was afraid that his son had been led astray," Franklin Graham revealed. more >>
One day, all wars will end and the world will achieve great peace, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
In response to a question submitted to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the evangelical leader explains when Jesus Christ returns for the Second Coming, all destruction, war and death will cease to exist and His followers will be rewarded with eternal peace.
The questioner asked: Do you think the world will ever be at peace, and we won't need armies or weapons ever again? I get very depressed reading about all the wars that still go on, and I wonder if they'll ever end. more >>
Being dishonest may benefit you temporarily, but it will not lead you down a long-term path to righteousness, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent post for the "My Answers" portion of his organization's website that one cannot achieve righteousness and salvation by "cutting corners" or living a dishonest lifestyle.
In the long term, cutting corners leads you "on a dead-end road," Graham states, citing Proverbs 17:20 which reads: "One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has denounced feminists in America for failing to speak out against a proposed Pakistani law that would give men the right to beat their wives.
In response to the proposed legislation, Graham wrote Tuesday on Facebook that he believes American feminists are too silent on matters like the Islamic Republic's possible legalization of abuse and violence against women.
Christians should pray that people who harbor a judgmental attitude will find God's forgiveness, the Rev. Billy Graham advises, citing verses in Matthew and Romans.
The 97-year-old evangelical leader said in a Q&A published in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday that people who are excessively negative and critical are not only unpleasant to be around, they are also sinning against God.
One reason they are committing a sin through their negative, judgmental ways is "because they probably aren't telling the truth, that is, what they're saying about the person they're criticizing often isn't true. Even if partly true, it's not the whole story, and it only brings hurt and conflict." more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is speaking out against proposed legislation in Pakistan that would give men the right to beat their wives, calling it proof that Islam intends to keep women locked "behind a veil of horror."
Pakistan's Express Tribune reported last week that the 20-member Council of Islamic Ideology, a constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature about whether laws are compatible with Islam, proposed a bill that would permit husbands to "lightly beat" their wives for defying them.
The bill claims that husbands should be allowed to beat their wives if they reject their demands for sexual intercourse without a religious excuse, refuse to dress up when asked, and if wives do not take a bath after intercorse or menstral periods. more >>