Thank you Billy Graham for preaching the truth of the Gospel; the truth of repentance, the truth of forgiveness, the truth of confession, the truths of heaven and hell, the truth of the Cross, and the truth of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. He faithfully preached so many truths with conviction, with focus, and with love. Never wavering and always pointing to Jesus Christ as the solution to our problems in this ever changing world and pointing to Jesus Christ as the only way to eternal life. With grace and humility, he reached out to others to accept Christ, all over the world, he boldly preached the Gospel, opening hearts to Jesus. Billy Graham was obedient. Only the Holy Spirit can bring a sinner to Christ, but Mr. Graham opened millions of hearts to the truth by preaching the Gospel.
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways, Thankfully:
How wonderful and merciful that God sees things so differently than we do. He took a young man born on a Dairy Farm near Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1918, and led him by the Holy Spirit to preach the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world for over 70 years. He preached the same Saving Grace message of Jesus Christ wherever he went. It did not matter where he was speaking or who his audience was. One person or hundreds of thousands, same message, same boldness, same Gospel. Billy Graham spoke to over 215 million people in 185 countries with the same message, The Cross, loud and clear.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
His Sermons Were Consistent With The Gospel:
If you listen to his sermons it is apparent that he gave his life to sharing the love of Jesus and proclaiming that Jesus is the only way to God. When I think of Mr. Graham, I think of what it means to truly be a Christian and to truly love others enough to preach the Good News. Billy Graham actually followed The Great Commission.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)
How many millions Billy Graham led to Christ and out of the pits of Hell only Jesus knows. But I imagine there were a whole lot of grateful souls waiting to greet him. I can only imagine the smile on Mr. Graham’s face as he first saw the face of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As believers, we look forward to that monumental moment. Thank you Jesus, for sending Mr. Graham to this fallen world. May his children and grandchildren continue to boldly preach the Gospel.
Salvation Through Jesus Christ Alone:
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please consider doing so right now. All of your sins can be washed away right now if you are willing to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to come into your life and allow Him to have complete authority over your life. Ask Him, trust Him, believe Him, and read the Bible. It is God’s written Word for everyone. There is nothing you or I can do on our own to be saved – nothing! Jesus paid the price for our salvation when He died on the Cross. He took our place. You will be a new creature when you accept God’s grace through His Son, Jesus Christ. When you think about it, what’s to think about? Your eternal destination depends on it! Cry out to Jesus and acknowledge what He already knows, you are a sinner, like all of us. Confess your sins, repent and He will save you! You will change, you will become new in Christ. Your old ways will fall away. Please don’t put it off, for none of us know if we have another minute or another day left.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
“If you had known Me, you would have know My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” (John 14:6-7)