A remarkable statement: „Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.“ This message actually came from Dwight Lyman Moody, one of Graham’s legendary idols; over a century later, it was quoted from Billy Graham. Two exceptional men – one remarkable statement.
William Franklin Graham, known as Billy Graham (7th November 1918 – 21st February 2018), was especially known for his words, which brought the good news of the Gospel to millions of people. For this most prominent preacher and evangelist of the 20th century, the Gospel was real and herewith the eternal hope became factual. One on his desire was, to reach as many people as possible. „The Bible says ...“ was one of his key messages. For him, the Holy Bible was the trustworthy word of God.
This week, Billy Graham would have turned 100, but he passed away last February – it was his last and final change in address. Around 2000 people attended the memorial service in the USA, several millions took part around the world by the media.
Franklin Graham, one of his sons, mentioned in his eulogy: “If he could speak to you today, he would ask: ‘Will you be making this journey to heaven someday?’ - My father’s greatest longing has been granted.”
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron
PS Source reference: ideaSpektrum, https://www.ideaschweiz.ch/startseite.html
PPS As an encore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffdiKbSgdTU