Billy Graham’s 95th Birthday

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On  November 7, 1918 Billy Graham was born.  Last Wednesday he had his 95th birthday where he gave the world a present of his last sermon. It  was not the traditional football stadium presentation of the Gospel, but a video, showing young people whose lives were spiraling downward, and  the hope  and  change after they understand  and follow Christ.

This was a lovely last public presentation of a man who has preached to 215  million, more than any one else reaching 185 countries. This does not include his  written word or radio broadcasts.  He became a “Christian Superstar” when he met with William Hurst during his  early meetings in Los Angeles . He successfully used the  technology of television and radio allowing him to access millions of people around the world. He retired from public ministry in 2005, the year his wife of 60 years, Ruth died.

Billy Graham stands head and shoulders above many  other famous televangelists who have “slipped,” and  stolen money from the faithful, procured prostitutes, built mega-churches, or become  political preachers. Billy Graham has prayed with and counseled 12 presidents of both political parties.  Mr. Graham’s integrity is without question. He was married to the same woman without any hint of scandal, put all his money into an audited fund and drew only a moderate salary, never got into politics or built a huge church. His legacy is living the gospel of Christ and thus his transparent faith became real to many who watched him.  His last sermon is  a video called “My Hope for America,” which is well worth watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bba2Dqaw6SI

I will end with Billy Graham’s own words, a guiding light for us all:

“Our country is in great need of a spiritual awakening. There have been times that I have wept as I’ve seen how far people have wandered from God.”

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/party-mark-billy-grahams-95th-birthday-20812676

Text from: http://www.biography.com/people/billy-graham-9317669?page=3

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Mr. Graham being wheeled into the party by his marine grandson. His son Franklin is on the platform and  is head of Samaritan’s Purse Relief Organization which is already on the ground  in the Philippines helping those poor souls.

Namaste. . . . . This Is a Godly Man!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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5 Responses to Billy Graham’s 95th Birthday

  1. christinewjc says:

    Beautifully written! How admirable for a 95 year old preacher to encourage people (particularly the young) to come to the Cross of Christ in a way that they could relate to! Graham’s message has never changed all along the way – which is important. There are too many “modern” preachers these days who skip over the need for confessing and repenting of sin before accepting Christ as Lord and Savior. We must continue to work at sharing the TRUTH of the Gospel of Christ and God’s Word – the Bible!

    God bless!
    ~Christine

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