The famed pastor and evangelical legend, Billy Graham, peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning. It was reported that he died at his home in the early morning hours, surrounded by his family.
At the time of his death., Graham was 99 years old. His 100th birthday was due this November. Recently, Franklin Graham revealed he had been battling some health issues.
Please join us at this time in praying for peace and comfort for the entire Graham family. Also, the quotes listed below are some of the best things Billy ever said. We hope they bring you peace, faith, and encouragement:
“The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world. He died on the cross to make peace between us and God and to change us from within by His Spirit. He can change you, if you will turn to Him in repentance and faith.”
“I have had the privilege of preaching the Gospel … in most of the countries of the world. And I have found that when I present the simple message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with authority, quoting from the very Word of God—He takes that message and drives it supernaturally into the human heart.”
“I have been asked hundreds of times in my life why God allows tragedy and suffering. I have to confess that I really do not know the answer totally, even to my own satisfaction. I have to accept, by faith, that God is sovereign, and He’s a God of love and mercy and compassion in the midst of suffering.”
“Yes, it has been a privilege to know some of the great men and women of the latter part of this century. However, most of my time has been spent with people who will never be in the public eye and yet who are just as important to God as a queen or a president.”
“When my decision for Christ was made…the direction of my life was changed. I’m not going to Heaven because I’ve read the Bible, nor because I’ve preached to a lot of people, I’m going to Heaven because of what Christ did.”
To read more amazing quotes from Billy, and to learn more about his life and how Jesus can affect you today, check out his own site. Also, make sure to read our breaking news story about the last social media post Billy Graham ever wrote.