Statements of Faith From Billy Graham   Recently updated !


Rev. Graham was asked, “If Christianity is valid, why is there so much evil in the world?”

To this he replied, “With so much soap, why are there so many dirty people in the world? Christianity, like soap, must be personally applied if it is to make a difference in our lives.”

48742_254x191For 99 years Rev. Graham has shared many of his thoughts. Each is uplifting and positive, as is faith in Christ. Some of the best are listed here.

“God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.”

 

“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”

 

“I’ve read the last page of the Bible; it’s all going to turn out all right.”

 

“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”

 

“When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

 

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

 

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

 

“God has given us two hands — one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.”

 

“We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.”

 

“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.”

 

“Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything — including the Christian plan of salvation.”

 

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

 

“World events are moving very rapidly now. I pick up the Bible in one hand, and I pick up the newspaper in the other. And I read almost the same words in the newspaper as I read in the Bible. It’s being fulfilled every day round about us.”

 

And then there is this prayer that, sadly, describes our world today and makes us glad that Christ offers an alternative way.

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”

 

Finally…

“Therefore I live for today — certain of finding at sunrise guidance and strength for the way. Power for each moment of weakness, hope for each moment of pain, comfort for every sorrow, sunshine and joy after rain!”