William Franklin Graham Junior, better known as Billy Graham, is a Christian evangelist from the United States. He went on to become a celebrity in the country at around 1949 through his rallies that appealed to relatively well off Protestants. Graham delivered sermons on a regular basis and they were all broadcast to a large audience on both television and radio that made him one of the pioneers of the phenomenon of ‘televangelist’. Graham was educated at the Florida Bible Institute and then went on to study anthropology at Wheaton College. During his days at a student at Wheaton College, Graham was convinced of the divinity of the Christ and eventually embarked on a career of an evangelist. He started his show Billy Graham Crusades, which was broadcast once a year, in 1947 and remained one of the longest running shows in television history when it finally concluded in 2005. Needless to say, he was a gifted orator and spoke his mind over a range of subjects. Here are some of the most famous thoughts and quotes from his life and times on religion, worship, Jesus, prayer, faith, salvation, sincerity, selflessness, adversity, pride, hope, heaven and missionary.
Joy cannot be pursued. It comes from within. It is a state of being. It does not depend on circumstances, but triumphs over circumstances. It produces a gentleness of spirit and a magnetic personality.
God promises no easy life or days without troubles, trials, difficulties, and temptations. He never promises that life will be perfect. He does not call His children to a playground, but to a battleground.
Man suppresses the truth, mixes it with error, and develops the religions of the world.
Man seeks to excuse himself of sin, but God seeks to convict him of it and to save him from it. Sin is no amusing toy—it is a terror to be shunned! Learn, then, what constitutes sin in the eyes of God!