“A few years ago, 5 pastors from Mexico came to see me, asking for help. They told me I must talk to Billy Graham. I told them that was impossible, I was just a little tract publisher. Then they told me Billy Graham had destroyed their churches. They said he held a crusade, and told all those who had received Christ to go back to their original churches and win those people to Christ. The pastors told me their people followed Billy’s instruction and all went back to the Roman Catholic system. Twelve years of work destroyed in one night.” [Smokescreens, Chick Publications, 1983 by Jack Chick page 58]
SCHULLER: Tell me, what do you think is the future of Christianity?
GRAHAM: Well, Christianity and being a true believer--you know, I think there's the Body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world, outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not, they're members of the Body of Christ. And I don't think that we're going to see a great sweeping revival that will turn the whole world to Christ at any time. I think James answered that, the Apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem, when he said God's purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that's what God is doing today, He's calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they've been called by GOD. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts they need something that they don't have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think they are saved, and that they're going to be with us in heaven.
SCHULLER: What, what I hear you saying that it's possible for Jesus Christ to come into human hearts and souls and life, even if they've been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you're saying?
GRAHAM: Yes, it is, because I believe that I've met people in various parts of the world in tribal situations, that they have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard of Jesus, but they've believed in their hearts that there was a God, and they've tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.
SCHULLER: I, I'm so thrilled to hear you say this. There's a wideness in God's mercy.
GRAHAM: There is. There definitely is.
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By Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries On December 12, 2013
In an exclusive interview at Hosanna Christian Fellowship, Bellflower, California, before he was to preach tonight (Wednesday, December 11, 2013) at a special Christian event, he spoke movingly about Billy Graham's frail condition.
"I saw my grandfather last week and he is not doing well," said Will, the son of Franklin Graham. "He's not suffering or anything. It's just that old age has caught up to him and is sucking the life out of him.
"On November 7 [with his My Hope America with Billy Graham* outreach], he finished his race and up until that time, God had protected his health and gave him supernatural strength and now, the only thing left is for him to come home. God has removed his hand of protection and old age has set in.
"He has been in a wheelchair for a long time. He can walk, but he is in the wheelchair because it is easier for us to move him and it safer for him."
When I asked him what happened during his last meeting with his much-loved grandfather at his Montreat, North Carolina, home, he revealed that they didn't talk very much.
"That's the best thing of being a grandson," said Will. "We don't have to say much. We just sit there, look at each other and hold hands. His neck was sore as he had been in bed a whole bunch, so I rubbed his neck."
He said they say a few words to each other, adding, "It was sort or grandfather-grandson, talk, more than anything."
What would he like people to know about Billy Graham, the world's most well-known evangelist, with whom I have had the privilege of working with on several occasions in Russia, Germany and Puerto Rico?
He replied, "My grandfather is the most humble man I have met. Some people often say, 'How come Billy Graham never got caught up in money or with woman, like so many others?' That was because God was protecting him from all that stuff because of his humility. The Bible says that 'God gives grace to the humble,' so because my grandfather was humble, God protected supernaturally from all that stuff and gave him grace. It was not because of anything that Billy Graham had done, but because of his humility before the Lord.
"To me he is one of the most humble men I have met. I just wish I had his humility all the time."
I concluded the interview by asking Will Graham how people could pray for his grandfather, and he replied, "I don't know how to answer that anymore. I wish He would give him strength, but I don't think he needs strength anymore. It's time to go home."
Will Graham, the third generation of evangelists in the Graham family, later spoke at this special Christmas event at Hosanna Christian Fellowship (http://www.hosannachapel.org) and was joined by his old friend, Dennis Agajanian. Will had stepped in for Pastor Chuck Smith, who had been invited to speak by senior pastor, Garry Ansdell, but when "Pastor Chuck" passed away on October 3, 2013, Will agreed to take his place.
*My Hope America with Billy Graham was a nationwide effort to reach people across the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Following a simple biblical model, it combined the impact of video programs (http://myhopewithbillygraham.org/programs/?) with the power of personal relationships. It was possibly the largest media event Billy Graham has ever been involved in.
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Gospel Profoundly Affected Nelson Mandela, Says Evangelist Michael Cassidy (VIDEO)
By CBNnews On December 12, 2013
One of South Africa's leading evangelists says he believes the Gospel profoundly affected Nelson Mandela's outlook as he re-entered politics after his years in prison.
Evangelist Michael Cassidy said Billy Graham asked him to visit Mandela in 1992 in response to a letter Mandela had written to Graham after he left prison.
He said he personally took a signed copy of Graham's book, Peace with God, to Mandela.
"I remember him telling me that when he was in prison he never missed Bible study or church service or Sunday nights. I was very impressed by that," Cassidy said.
"I personally like to believe that the Christian Gospel also informed his responses. It wasn't just pragmatic politics. These were principles in his heart and soul and mind that he had come to believe were right," he continued.
At Mandela's request, Cassidy went to network with other church leaders to press for reconciliation, both before and after Mandela's election in 1994.
"He was saddened that there were portions of the church that had given explicit or implicit support for the apartheid system and had legitimized it theologically," he reminisced.
"But it was not lost on him that the church was a very important player in the whole process whereby apartheid was brought to an end," Cassidy added.
Cassidy said Mandela wrote a letter to Graham saying he was touched by one of Graham's TV broadcasts while in prison.
VIDEO: Evangelist: Gospel Profoundly Affected Nelson Mandela