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 >>
Christians should look to God instead of horoscopes for guidance, the Rev. Billy Graham advises for those who are lured by things that claim to predict the future.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said in a column for the Kansas City Star on Wednesday that although God created the stars and the universe, believers in Christ should not use these cosmic entities for guidance.
This includes referencing horoscopes and other methods, such as sorcery, omens or magic, as a source of guidance other than God, Graham continues. more >>
LifeWay Christian Resources announced Wednesday that the removal of a large bronze statue of the Rev. Billy Graham from its Tennessee headquarters to its new home at Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center in North Carolina has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.
In an "editor's note" on LifeWay's newsroom page, the organization explained: "LifeWay has delayed the removal of the Billy Graham statue because it was attached to the ground differently than expected. A new date has not yet been set," read the note.
In April 2006, the Graham statue was unveiled at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham congratulated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday after she clinched enough delegates to claim the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and became the first woman in United States history to lead a major political party's presidential ticket.
Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and an avid social conservative commenter, issued a congratulatory post on his Facebook page after Clinton surpassed the required 2,384 delegates needed to clinch the party's nomination on Monday.
"It seems congratulations are in order to Hillary Clinton this morning," Graham wrote. "According to the Associated Press, she now has enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, even though Bernie Sanders disagrees and pledges to fight on." more >>
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 >>
In response to thousands of Atheists gathering on the National Mall last Saturday to rally for secularism at the 2016 Reason Rally, leading evangelist Franklin Graham pointed out the irony behind the demonstration.
Atheist activists, entertainers and performers took the stage in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday to rile fellow atheists and religious "nones" to call on politicians and governments to take "reason" as priority over "religious-driven ideology."
Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to his Facebook page Monday to argue that "freedom-loving" Americans should be concerned by the "liberal godless kind of reason" being promoted at the rally. Graham then wrote that it is "ironic" that the gathering was held on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. more >>