The reality of 20 U.S. veterans a day dying by suicide is "heart-breaking" and "incredibly tragic," said Franklin Graham, who through programs offered by Samaritan's Purse is striving to help wounded veterans and their families.
Linking to a USA Today article that reported on statistics by the Department of Veterans Affairs that revealed 20 veterans a day killed themselves in 2014, Graham said in a Facebook post on Thursday that such numbers are "something that should break your heart."
"Just released numbers say that 20 veterans a day commit suicide. In 2014, more than 7,000 veterans died at their own hands — that's more than the entire 15-year war on terror. This is incredibly tragic," he wrote. more >>
God gives guidelines for living out of love for humanity, says famed evangelist and best-selling author the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a recent advice column, Graham was asked why God gave mankind rules like the Ten Commandments if He already knew people were going to disobey.
"Why did God give us a bunch of rules (like the Ten Commandments) that we're supposed to obey, when He knew we wouldn't keep them? Wouldn't it have been better for Him to just let us make up our own rules for living?" queried the person. more >>
God is able to change the heart and mind of an atheist, according to famed evangelist the Reverend Billy Graham.
In an advice column published Tuesday, Rev. Graham was asked a question by someone who wondered how a committed atheist can convert to Christianity.
"I read an article the other day about a woman who had been a committed atheist, and somehow she became a Christian. But I have some friends who are atheists, and I can't imagine any of them ever believing in God or becoming Christians. Could they ever change?" posited the person. more >>
The daughter of famed evangelist Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, says that even though the United States is facing God's judgement, the country has not yet passed the "point of no return" and can still turn back to God in hopes of being spared the full wrath of His judgement.
The 68-year-old Lotz, who is the founder of AnGeL Ministries and author of the new book The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations, was a guest on the nationally syndicated radio talk show "Point of View" with Kerby Anderson last Thursday to discuss her book and the judgement that America is facing.
As Lotz has argued in the past that America is in the "last stage of this downward spiral into the abyss of God's judgement," she agreed with Anderson when he suggested that there seems to be more of a concentrated effort to rally people in prayer and asked if America seems to be "praying more as a nation." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has compared the blood and sacrifice needed for America to achieve its Independence Day to the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on the cross, and called upon Americans to consider both on July 4th.
"It has been 240 years since America declared her independence—and it is something to celebrate! I'm thankful every day for all of the freedoms we enjoy in this country. These freedoms come to us at a great cost— blood has been shed, and sacrifices continue to be made, for our freedom as Americans," Graham wrote on his Facebook page.
"Blood was also shed so that we could have freedom from the bondage and punishment of sin — the blood of God's Son, Jesus Christ. He gave the ultimate sacrifice to rescue our souls. Have you trusted Jesus as your Savior and Lord? The Bible tells us, 'Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed' (John 8:36). Are you celebrating that freedom today?" he asked. more >>
People who move to the big city should not give in to the popular vices of urban life and so create a meaningless existence, says the Rev. Billy Graham.
In his long running syndicated advice column "My Answer," Graham was asked about what to do in response to a "lonely" life in a major city.
"I was really excited last year about my new job, but it involved moving to a big city, and now that I've moved here I'm really lonely and miserable. Why are cities such lonely places?" asked the unnamed person. more >>