For more than half a century, Billy Graham brought the word of god to millions. And his message was clear
He preached the gospel to more than 100 million people, in 85 countries, on every continent. Everyone was welcomed.
Graham became a fixture in the White House since 1950 and was known as “The President’s Preacher.”
Graham touched millions, and the remembrances are pouring in.
In a statement, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Graham had an enormous influence on my own spiritual life.
The archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, said even in his Catholic household “there was always respect and admiration for Billy Graham and the work he was doing to bring people to god.”
And President Trump tweeted, “There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.”
The messenger had clearly changed with the years; his message had not.
Graham had once said, “The greatest need in the world today is the transformation of human nature, to make us love instead of hate.”
Graham remained non-partisan throughout his life, and befriended both Republican and Democrat presidents alike, always with a message to unify.
He repeatedly said he wanted to be rememebered simply as a faithful servent of God.