Billy Graham

Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by Wallet, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Wallet


    You'll be missed Brother.

    Acts 20:24 But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. ESV
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  2. Religion is the opiate of the masses.
    Good riddance,

    The world would be a much better place if all religions didn't exist. and everyone was just neutral, or simply acted good w/o being all weird and strange and unnecessarily complex with their lives and values and ideals. o_O, :confused:
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  4. vanzandt


    Billy Graham's Net Worth is (was)... $25 Million.
    Now thats part art part science Brother Lawrence.
    High 5 and a big amen.
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  5. Wallet


    Graham was a spiritual adviser to American presidents and provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.[5]He was particularly close to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson (one of Graham's closest friends),[6] and Richard Nixon.[7] He insisted on racial integration for his revivals and crusades in 1953 and invited Martin Luther King Jr. to preach jointly at a revival in New York City in 1957. Graham bailed King out of jail in the 1960s when King was arrested in demonstrations. He was also lifelong friends with another televangelist, the founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Robert H. Schuller, whom Graham talked into doing his own television ministry.[8]

    Graham operated a variety of media and publishing outlets.[9] According to his staff, more than 3.2 million people have responded to the invitation at Billy Graham Crusades to "accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior". As of 2008, Graham's estimated lifetime audience, including radio and television broadcasts, topped 2.2 billion. Because of his crusades, Graham preached the gospel to more people in person than anyone in the history of Christianity.[9]

    Graham was repeatedly on Gallup's list of most admired men and women. He appeared on the list 60 times since 1955, more than any other individual in the world.[10] Grant Wacker reports that by the mid-1960s, he had become the "Great Legitimator".[11]

    Regardless of ones beliefs, I've never heard anyone say a negative thought about the man until today, until his passing.

    Class act guys.
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  6. vanzandt


    Not that I give a flyin F.... but I specifically remember he also said.... "AIDS was a judgement from God".

    Sooooo...... I think there might be a few more out there that would perhaps disagree with your statement regarding the only ones that have anything negative to say are here on ET.

    Just keepin it real.
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  7. Wallet


    Yes he did, but he also publicly retracted and apologized for his statement.
  8. Pekelo


    1. Bird of a feather...
    2. "Graham rewarded Johnson by lambasting the Vietnam war protesters demonstrating outside the stadium,"
    3. " When the Watergate scandal broke, Graham at first refused to accept that Nixon’s “moral and ethical principles would allow him to do anything illegal”."
    4. " In Moscow, he went far beyond the requirements of diplomatic etiquette by quoting the 13th chapter of Romans, in which Christians are urged to obey the authorities."
    5. "On a visit to Ceausescu’s Romania he stunned observers by congratulating the authorities for giving “full and generous freedom to all religious denominations”."
    6. "A private conversation, secretly taped by President Nixon which came to light in 2004, revealed a virulent streak of antisemitism that contrasted starkly with the bland, ecumenical approach of his public statements. The Jews, Graham told the President, were responsible for “all the pornography” washing over America through the “stranglehold” they held over the mass media."

    Hey, the schmuck lived an extraordinary long and successful life, what else can a man want???
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  9. Wallet


    Well there you have it, I guess he wasn't perfect.

    When Katie Couric interviewed Dr. Billy Graham on morning television. Katie said , “Oh Dr. Graham, you’re such a great man”. Dr. Billy Graham quickly answered, “Oh no I’m not. I’m just a sinner who is saved by grace.”
  10. By that token, I'll never be rich.
    I hate publicly speaking, and teaching, and selling stuff...and looking pretty for the cameras and people, etc etc.

    I like to do my own little thing. -- I think all those type of people are full of shit, and/or just excellent salesmen and show men. o_O.
    I wouldn't even be able to fake or act disgusts and boredom would show through my pores.

    He's only worth 25 million...he felt larger than life -- I thought he'd be bigger.
    An excellent ace trader can generate more than that all by himself in less than a lifetime.
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    #10     Feb 21, 2018