[New post] 14 Billy Graham Quotes That Helped Shape American Christianity

14 Billy Graham Quotes That Helped Shape American Christianity

ON SANCTIFICATION
“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.”
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ON MONEY
“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.”
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ON COURAGE
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spine of others are often stiffened.”
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ON HARDSHIP
“Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.”
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ON COMFORT
“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”
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ON COMMUNITY
“Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.”
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ON JUDGING OTHERS
“It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.”
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ON HONESTY
“Don’t ever hesitate to take to [God] whatever is on your heart. He already knows it anyway, but He doesn’t want you to bear its pain or celebrate its joy alone.”
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ON JESUS
“Many people are willing to have Jesus as part of their lives—as long as it doesn’t cost them anything. They may even profess faith in Jesus and join a church. But Jesus to them is almost like an insurance policy—something they obtain and then forget about until they die. What keeps you from being His disciple?”
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ON BIBLE READING
“The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.”
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ON GOD’S LOVE
“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.”
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ON EVANGELISM
“The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”
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ON SALVATION
“Salvation is an act of God. It is initiated by God, wrought by God, and sustained by God.”
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ON HOPE
“I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”