It has just been reported that evangelist Billy Graham has died at the age of 99. Graham preached to millions of people all over the world in his ministry that spanned about 70 years.
It will be interesting to see what people will say about Billy Graham as they review his life and ministry. He was bold in proclaiming the gospel truth, that there is no way to be saved except through Jesus. That is not a popular position in these times when truth is thought to be relative and political correctness is valued above all else.
Times may change, but Jesus never does. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”—Hebrews 13:8.
The followers of Jesus proclaimed him to be the only way to salvation—“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
Jesus himself made some rather spectacular claims about himself—“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6).
Billy Graham spoke consistently, lovingly, passionately and truthfully about the gospel message. Now that his voice has been stilled, we must use our voices to spread the truth that salvation comes through Jesus.