‘My Home Is In Heaven…’ Billy Graham

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

‘… I’m just traveling through this world.’

‘It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.’

‘When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.’

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. 

Quotes from Billy Graham 

‘Daddy is home,” daughter Ann Graham Lotz wrote in her remembrance to her father who died Wednesday morning, 21 February aged 99.

“While he may be physically absent and his voice silent, I am confident that his message will continue to reverberate throughout the generations to come.”

“My prayer on this day of his move to Our Father’s House is that his death will be a rallying cry,” Lotz wrote.

Remembrances from the family

Ann’s brother Franklin Graham in his remembrance, acknowledged his father’s late wife Ruth who passed away in 2007.

He will be missed by our family, his colleagues, faithful ministry partners, and, yes, many around the world. But what joy he has to be welcomed by God the Father, and be reunited with my mother in the presence of Jesus who speaks peace to eternal souls.

Multitudes of Christians and non-Christians alike have mourned the death of Billy Graham who passed away peacefully at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.

By midday his name was among the trending topics on Facebook with more than 1-million posts. Twitter was also getting a workout.

World leaders pay tribute

Among those who’ve paid tribute were President Donald Trump and his wife Melania.

Also among the tweeters was the president of Kenya who sent several tweets praising Graham as “One of the most inspirational preachers of the Gospel there has ever been.”

It’s estimated as many as 2.2 billion people heard Billy Graham preach over the decades – firstly on radio, then television and later online evangelism. Reports also that 2.2 million people made decisions for Christ at his crusades held across the world.

“He dominated 20th Century American evangelism,”

wrote Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “He remained a major figure on the world stage in a way that we can envision no evangelical leader in our times.”

Billy Graham appeared on Gallup’s list of the top 10 most-admired men in America longer than anyone else, a record-setting 61 years in a row.

He also served as a spiritual adviser to US presidents throughout most of those decades and gave hope and guidance to generations of Christians in America and abroad.

News outlets in Brazil, home to the largest evangelical population in Latin America, posted his obituary.

Tim Tebow

Musicians, celebrities and athletes have also paid tribute, among them NFL player Tim Tebow who tweeted, “ “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I love you.”

Billy Graham’s legendary career began taking shape at age 16, when the Presbyterian-reared farm boy committed himself to Christ at a tent revival around Charlotte, North Carolina.

By his final crusade in 2005 in New York City, ‘America’s pastor’ had preached in person to more than 210 million people worldwide.

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