Christians should read their Bible with enthusiasm, seeing it as an opportunity to become closer to God, the Rev. Billy Graham wrote.
Graham was responding to a question on the Kansas City Star blog, calling on believers to approach their Bible reading as a blessing, rather than a curse.
The evangelist admits that while the Bible can be a dauntingly large book to tackle, it is also full of infinite wisdom and meaning. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to pray for the family of former New Orleans Saints Pro-Bowl defensive end Will Smith, who was shot and killed during a road rage incident last Saturday night.
Police say that the 34-year-old Smith, who played from 2004-2012 with the Saints and was a vital part of their 2009 Super Bowl victory, was rear-ended in his car while driving in New Orleans' Lower Garden District which caused his vehicle to hit the car in front of him.
Smith reportedly "exchanged words" with the man driving the car that slammed into his, identified as Cardell Hayes. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham has slammed rock singer Bruce Springsteen's decision to cancel a planned concert in North Carolina over a state law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms that don't correspond to their birth gender.
"Bruce Springsteen, a long-time gay rights activist, has cancelled his North Carolina concert. He says the N.C. law #HB2 to prevent men from being able to use women's restrooms and locker rooms is going 'backwards instead of forwards.' Well, to be honest, we need to go back! Back to God. Back to respecting and honoring His commands. Back to common sense," Graham wrote on his Facebook page.
"Mr. Springsteen, a nation embracing sin and bowing at the feet of godless secularism and political correctness is not progress," he added. more >>
It's important for Christians to build their marriage on the foundation of God to avoid the danger of divorce, the Rev. Billy Graham wrote.
Responding to a question posted to "My Answers" on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, the 97-year-old evangelical leader said that first and foremost, a marriage should be built upon a relationship with God.
"The most important thing you can do is to build your marriage on God and His will for your lives. As my wife used to say, a strong marriage actually needs to include three people: the husband, the wife – and God," Graham writes. more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has warned that those who decide to reject God because of the way they have been hurt by other Christians, at the end only harm themselves.
"Dear wounded believer-in-exile, what is your story? What chapter is being written today? Is your spirit lying in the dust of your wilderness wandering? Can you hear His voice calling to you?" Lotz wrote on Thursday on her Facebook page.
"Don't reject the God of those who rejected you. Rejecting God doesn't hurt them; it only hurts you. You are the one who has been devastated. And you are the one God is calling," she added. more >>
God cannot save anyone who hardens their heart to His message, although He will always welcome those who return to Him, the Rev. Billy Graham said in a blog post this week.
In response to a question posted in the "My Answers" portion of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, the 97-year-old evangelical leader said that although God will always welcome believers with open arms, no matter how far they've strayed, He cannot save those who have refused to listen to His message.
Graham points specifically to the story of Jesus' crucifixion, when one of two criminals being crucified with Jesus repented of his sins and asked for forgiveness. The other criminal refused up until his death to have faith in God. more >>