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Evangelist Billy Graham to Preach Offense of ‘The Cross’ in Last Message to America

The Rev. William Franklin “Billy” Graham Jr., born Nov. 7, 1918, will mark his 95th birthday this week with a special message to America entitled “The Cross.” The highly anticipated program, set for television and online broadcasts, may very well be the venerable evangelist’s final message to the U.S.

Graham, who has counseled many U.S. presidents, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, and was a friend to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., revealed last month that his “timeless message of hope and redemption through Jesus Christ” was finally ready to be shared with Americans.

In a letter published Monday on the BGEA website, the Rev. Graham writes, “I’ve recently prepared what may well be my last message to our nation. I have prayed a great deal about this.”

He adds, “With all my heart, I want to remind Americans of God’s amazing love and, as simply and clearly as I can, call people to ‘a repentance that leads to salvation’ (2 Corinthians 7:10, ESV).”

According to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA): “Woven within Graham’s message are the faith stories of two popular musicians: rapper LeCrae Moore and former Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Sturm. You will be blessed by their testimonies and the original music that serves as the background to a simple and relevant explanation by Billy Graham of the saving power of the cross.”

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  • Michael Skok

    I don’t think he’s going to say anything relevant that will help this country repent, get down on its knees and pray and a heartfelt Christian prayer to the Lord. Most people will be watching their favorite game show or story on TV.

    • Michael Skok

      Sorry about the “and” between “pray” and “a”.

  • aceituna

    We should encourage people to listen and/or obtain a copy of the text of his message. From what I know about Billy Graham he will have a worthwhile message which should be heeded by the people of this nation. His message probably would agree with the message given by Jonathan Cahn in his book “The Harbinger”, but BG would have a more detailed message of the love of God in giving his Son to be our Savior. Cahn has the same message, but it doesn’t really appear until the end of the book. The main thrust of his book is revealing how our government leaders have called the wrath of God down upon our nation. BG will give a more detailed account of how we can be saved. Both will warn of the result of the lack of repentance.

  • Mex Seiko

    These days the gospel should be seasoned with eschatological warnings. The end is at hand. The Ezekiel 38-39 war is around the corner. Russia supports Iran and Israel is on the defense. Their scratching their heads wondering whether to attack or continue to wait. The Rapture is in also very close, very near this attack. It’ll will be a very trying time for those who are left behind. Persecution will be direct and blatant.

    Jesus died for our sins, and specifically for this time and the after life,

  • Bighoss

    Billy Graham delivered the same false gospel he has always preached. At the end of his message he asked his hearers to say a prayer, which turns out to be the same old unscriptural “sinner’s prayer” promoted by other purveyors of an incomplete and false gospel. It that seems to you to be an outrageous observation, then I respectfully ask you to go to your Bible and find any instance in which any unsaved person was told by Jesus, by an apostle or evangelist, or by anyone else to pray for anything in conjunction with obtaining salvation

    I will tell you a BIBLICAL story of a bunch of unsaved and anguished sinners and what they were told to do to be saved. I refer to those who heard Peter the apostle of Jesus Christ, speaking under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 2. When they realized they were lost and condemned, they asked Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Did Peter tell them to pray for anything? NO. Did he tell them to “Ask Jesus to come into your heart”? NO. He told them to “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins….”

    Why doesn’t Billy Graham tell lost and anguished sinners the same thing that Peter did?