44 Billy Graham Quotes That Still Ring True

“A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable. – Billy Graham

A lot has been written about Billy Graham’s legacy.  Known for his combination of wit and wisdom, Billy Graham has been  one of the most influential spiritual voices across the globe for decades  reaching over 200 million people in more than 185 countries.

(Born November 7, 1918) Billy Graham is now 99 years of age, and while he is doing well, he does have the physical challenges that come with age.

He said;

“Over the years, I’ve had a number of illnesses and surgeries ”¦ Often they came just as we were about to embark on a Crusade or other project, and I could not help but wonder whether Satan was using them to attack our work in some way (and I suspect that was true). At the same time, though, God used them to teach me patience and to give me time that I might otherwise not have taken to read and contemplate.”

One fascinating part of Graham’s life is that he has personally met with 13  of the nation’s 45  presidents dating back to 1950.
Billy Graham still lives at his Montreat, North Carolina home.

It’s a good thing for the modern Church that Billy Graham was determined in his course as the truth he has preached for years still transcends all barriers of denominational differences, age, nationality, and culture,  pointing millions to Christ.

Here are a few of his most memorable quotes:

  1. “I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly. Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality” ’- Billy Graham
  2. “Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the lifestyle.” ’- Billy Graham
  3. “I’ve read the last page of the Bible, it’s all going to turn out all right.”’- Billy Graham
  4. “When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.”’- Billy Graham
  5. “Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. Christianity is not a white man’s religion and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; He belongs to the whole world”’- Billy Graham
  6. “Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God.”’- Billy Graham
  7. “The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”’- Billy Graham
  8. “The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin—but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God.”’- Billy Graham
  9. “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.”’- Billy Graham
  10. “Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless.”’- Billy Graham
  11. “Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.”’- Billy Graham
  12. “Quit beating yourself up. We all live under grace and do the best we can.”’- Billy Graham
  13. “God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.”’- Billy Graham
  14. “If you know Christ, you don’t need to beg for the Holy Spirit to come into your life; He is already there— whether you “feel” His presence or not. Don’t confuse the Holy Spirit with an emotional feeling or a particular type of spiritual experience.”’- Billy Graham
  15. “We say to our children, ‘Act like grown-ups,’ but Jesus said to the grown-ups, ‘Be like children.”’- Billy Graham
  16.  “Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”’- Billy Graham
  17. “Sin is the second most powerful force in the universe, for it sent Jesus to the cross. Only one force is greater—the love of God.”’- Billy Graham
  18. “Knowing we will be with Christ forever far outweighs our burdens today! Keep your eyes on eternity!”’- Billy Graham
  19. “The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”’- Billy Graham

  20. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.”’- Billy Graham

  21. “We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.”’- Billy Graham

  22. The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, `What a lovely sermon!` but `I will do something.”’- Billy Graham

  23. “Millions of angels are at God’s command. “’- Billy Graham

  24. “World events are moving very rapidly now. I pick up the Bible in one hand, and I pick up the newspaper in the other. And I read almost the same words in the newspaper as I read in the Bible. It’s being fulfilled every day round about us.”’- Billy Graham
  25. “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”’- Billy Graham
  26. “God proved his love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.”’- Billy Graham
  27. “Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world and lost your soul. Was it worth it?”
  28. “There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.”’- Billy Graham
  29. “The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.”’- Billy Graham
  30. “A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.”’- Billy Graham
  31. “I have never known anyone to accept Christ’s redemption and later regret it.”’- Billy Graham
  32. “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”’- Billy Graham
  33. “God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.”’- Billy Graham
  34. “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”’- Billy Graham
  35. “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.”’- Billy Graham
  36. “Reading God’s Word and meditating on its truth will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart, and will be demonstrated in your life. Let nothing take the place of this daily privilege.”’- Billy Graham
  37. “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.”’- Billy Graham
  38. “Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”’- Billy Graham
  39. “The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.”’- Billy Graham
  40. “Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.”’- Billy Graham
  41. “The message I preach hasn’t changed. Circumstances have changed. Problems have changed, but deep inside man has not changed, and the gospel hasn’t changed.”’- Billy Graham
  42. “The only hope for enduring peace is Jesus Christ.”’- Billy Graham
  43. “The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.”’- Billy Graham
  44. “Someone asked me recently if I didn’t think God was unfair, allowing me to have Parkinson’s and other medical problems when I have tried to serve him faithfully. I replied that I did not see it that way at all. Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to him in trust and confidence.”’- Billy Graham

The following is a photograph of Graham with each president.

#1. HARRY TRUMAN (1884–1972) | DEMOCRAT | 1945–1953

Graham later met Truman in 1967:

#2. DWIGHT EISENHOWER (1890–1969) | REPUBLICAN | 1953–1961

#3. JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917–1963) | DEMOCRAT | 1961–1963

#4. LYNDON JOHNSON (1908–1973) |  DEMOCRAT | 1963–1969

#5. RICHARD NIXON (1913–1994) | REPUBLICAN |  1969–1974

William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE (born November 7, 1918), known as Billy Graham, is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949.
William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE (born November 7, 1918), known as Billy Graham, is an evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949.

#6. GERALD FORD (1913–2006) | REPUBLICAN | 1974–1977

#7. JIMMY CARTER (1924– ) | DEMOCRAT | 1977–1981

#8. RONALD REAGAN (1911–2004) | REPUBLICAN | 1981–1989

#9. GEORGE H. W. BUSH (1924– ) | REPUBLICAN | 1989–1993

#10. BILL CLINTON (1946– ) | DEMOCRAT |  1993–2001

#11. GEORGE W. BUSH (1946– ) | REPUBLICAN | 2001–2009

William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE (born November 7, 1918), known as Billy Graham, is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949.
William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE (born November 7, 1918), known as Billy Graham, is an evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949.

#12. BARACK OBAMA (1961– ) | DEMOCRAT | 2009–2017

#13. DONALD TRUMP (1946– ) | REPUBLICAN | 2017–

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