Billy Graham, A Simple Tribute

Billy Graham, now enjoying the Lord’s presence and imbibed in the Blessed Hope, had a favorite verse.

What is Billy Graham’s favorite Bible verse?

In a statement in 1995, Billy Graham said this:

“My favorite verse of Scripture was taught to me by my mother when I was just a little boy.

For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

This is the one Scripture that I always preach on in a crusade, usually on the opening night. I suppose it is the most familiar passage in the Bible. It has only twenty-five words in the English translation of it, but it is the Gospel in a nutshell. Someone has called it a miniature Bible. The word “whosoever” in this verse means the whole world. Whatever the color of a person’s skin, whatever language he speaks, God loves him and God is willing to save him. To me that is marvelous. It also says that life doesn’t begin when you die, it begins here and now.”

Well, I can’t add to that but with a hearty, Amen!

Lastly, if you’re not sure of where you will spend eternity when you die, answer the call of John 3:16. Billy Graham is more alive than ever.

“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead—don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God,” Graham said prior to his death.

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