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  The religion of Billy Graham, evangelist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Billy Graham was raised as a Presbyterian, but he converted to become a Southern Baptist.
Billy Graham was the other model for Gantry [in the movie Elmer Gantry], a fact carefully denied by the director [Richard Broks] and star [Burt Lancaster].
Graham's deliery was at "machine-gun speed" with "restless pacing on the platform" often covering a mile and a half in one session, leaving him soaking with sweat.
www.adherents.com /people/pg/Billy_Graham.html   (343 words)

  Billy Graham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Graham was ordained in 1939 by a Southern Baptist church.
Graham presided over the graveside services for former president Lyndon Johnson in 1973 and took part in eulogizing the former president with former Texas Democratic governor John Connally, an LBJ protege and fellow Texan who was wounded in the assassination that made LBJ president.
Graham was criticized for years by some evangelicals and fundamentalists for his inclusive message and his close relationship with the Catholic Church (especially with the late Pope John Paul II), because of the numerous doctrinal differences between Evangelicalism and Catholicism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Billy_Graham_(evangelist)   (1639 words)

 Billy Graham (wrestler) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He selected his ring name as a tribute to the famous evangelist Billy Graham, at one of whose revival meetings Coleman converted to Christianity.
A former football player and bodybuilder, Graham defeated Bruno Sammartino for the WWF Championship on April 30, 1977, and lost the title to Bob Backlund on February 20, 1978.
Graham was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at WrestleMania XX in 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Billy_Graham_(wrestler)   (416 words)

 Billy Graham I
Billy is particularly opposed to evangelical groups such as Jews for Jesus' who have made Jews the special target of their proselytizing efforts...
The Billy Graham Center on the campus of Wheaton College is an extension of Billy's ministry When it was revealed in 1977 that the Graham organization had amassed $23,000.000 in holdings, one of the reasons given was that some of the money would be used for the center on the Wheaton Campus.
Evangelist Billy Graham says he thinks he will see Elvis Presley in heaven and is pretty sure' he will die within the next ten years.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /billy_graham_i.htm   (2832 words)

 CNN - Evangelist Billy Graham released from hospital - December 9, 1997
The 79-year-old evangelist, greeted by about two dozen well-wishers as he walked out of the hospital on his own, said that he felt "excellent" and was heading home to Montreat, North Carolina, for the holidays.
Graham, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital on December 3, suffering chills, fever and dehydration.
Billy Graham in hospital with pneumonia - Dec. 4, 1997
www.cnn.com /US/9712/09/briefs.pm/billy.graham   (172 words)

 The Assimilation of Evangelist Billy Graham Into the Roman Catholic Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You will learn that Billy Graham said in 1948, "The three gravest menaces faced by orthodox Christianity are Communism, Roman Catholicism, and Mohamedanism".
Yet, in February 1908, the Saturday Evening quotes Graham as saying, "Since his election, Pope Paul II has emerged as the greatest leader of the modern world, and one of the greatest moral and spiritual leaders of this century".
When Billy Graham received his degree in November of 1967 from the Roman Catholic Belmont Abbey College, he said, "The gospel that built this school and the gospel that brings me here tonight is still the way to salvation".
www.baptistpillar.com /bd0227.htm   (439 words)

 Christian History - Billy Graham - 131 Christians Everyone Should Know
The implication was unmistakable: Graham was letting both whites and fls know that he was willing to be identified with the civil rights movement and its foremost leader, and King was telling fls that Billy Graham was their ally.
Graham used these visits to preach, to encourage Christian believers, and to explain to Communist leaders that their restriction of religious freedom was counterproductive, hampering diplomatic relations with America.
Graham's proudest achievements may be two BGEA-sponsored conferences in Amsterdam in 1983 and 1986, with a third scheduled for the year 2000.
www.christianitytoday.com /history/special/131christians/graham.html   (1313 words)

 Insight on the News: Congress honors Graham; Graham criticizes Clinton - evangelist Billy Graham, President Bill Clinton
Evangelist Billy Graham has joined a host of religious leaders speaking out against President Clinton's veto of legislation that would have criminalized a type of late-term abortion.
World-renowned evangelist Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth, traveled to Washington in May to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, which was presented in a ceremony held in the Capitol rotunda.
The Grahams are the third couple to receive the medal in its 200-year history, and the minister is only the second clergyman.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_n21_v12/ai_18351580   (707 words)

 Billy Graham
They heard Graham on television in Alaska in the early 1960s, were stirred to seek the Lord, found a little Baptist church, and were led to Christ by the pastor of that church.
Graham, of course, did not listen, and John Rice publicly disassociated himself and the Sword from the young evangelist in 1957.
Graham goes on to call the criticism "harsh." He also claims that the men who criticised him demonstrated "a lack of love," but the disobedient always say that no matter how tender and loving the rebukes are.
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/grahamrome1.htm   (5214 words)

 USATODAY.com - The gospel of Billy Graham: Inclusion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Graham's own health collapsed in the late '90s, changing the 6-foot-3 stalwart who once jogged the mountain roads to a man in slow motion.
Graham, a founder of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, was scrupulous about tracking funds long before the televangelism scandals of the 1980s.
Billy Graham always prayed "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" at nine presidential swearing-in ceremonies or related events.
www.usatoday.com /news/religion/2005-05-15-graham-cover_x.htm   (2136 words)

 CNN.com - Evangelist Billy Graham stable after surgery - Jan. 8, 2004
Evangelist Billy Graham was in stable condition Thursday recovering from hip surgery he underwent Tuesday night at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, a spokesman for the hospital said.
Graham, 85, had been in a Jacksonville hotel room to go to his semi-annual checkup at the satellite to the famed Rochester, Minnesota-based hospital when he fell in his room and broke his hip Tuesday morning.
A spokeswoman for Graham said doctors do not expect the injury to affect his 2004 ministry schedule -- the next event is a crusade to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 17-20, she said.
cnn.com /2004/US/01/08/graham.hospitalized   (383 words)

 Billy Graham The False Prophet
Graham had no memory of what he had said, he felt it was appropriate at this time to give an apology.
Graham's wife's disability is a reminder that even those who today have a caregiver/spouse, they are vulnerable to losing that vital support at any time.
Billy's son Franklin was quoted in the weeks after September 11, calling the Islamic faith “wicked, violent, and not of the same God.” When I first read this, I remember thinking that the Reverend must have been horrified by his son's nasty words about one of the major religions of the world.
cnt10.tripod.com /graham.htm   (3906 words)

 World Famous Evangelist Billy Graham May Preach in New Orleans in March
World renowned evangelist Billy Graham, who is now 87, has decided to unite with his son, Franklin Graham, and attend a New Orleans event in March.
Billy Graham, who has had to suffer deteriorating health over the past years, suffers from various sicknesses, with Parkinson’s disease being the most visible.
However, Graham’s history has been astonishing, preaching to millions in 185 countries, he is still recognised and greeted as one of the greatest Christians of his time.
www.christiantoday.com /article/world.famous.evangelist.billy.graham.may.preach.in.new.orleans.in.march/5113.htm   (551 words)

 News 14 Carolina | 24 Hour Local News | Stanly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Evangelist Billy Graham called Pope John Paul II "unquestionably the most influential voice for morality and peace in the world during the last 100 years" shortly after the pontiff's death Saturday afternoon.
Graham, 86, who has struggled with his own declining health in recent years, said the pope's courage in the face of advancing age and illness was an inspiration.
Graham said he had been invited to attend the funeral service, but would not attend because of health problems.
www.news14charlotte.com /content/local_news/stanly?ArID=90452&SecID=10   (487 words)

 Evangelist pastor Billy Graham declines farewell London rally
Evangelist Billy Graham delivers his message at the Billy Graham Crusade at Flushing Meadows Park 24 June 2005 in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Last month, Graham drew nearly a quarter of a million people to a three-day evangelical "crusade" in New York which was labelled as his final rally on US soil.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association stressed that the decision to turn down the London invite was made last week, before the deadly terrorist attacks in the city.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=60373   (351 words)

 Billy Graham Recovering After Hip Surgery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(ABP) -- Evangelist Billy Graham is recovering in a Jacksonville hospital after partial hip-replacement surgery Jan. 6, according to a story in the Florida Times-Union.
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association spokesman Larry Ross said Graham, 85, fell during the night in a hotel room on the grounds of Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic, where he was receiving a routine check-up.
The evangelist underwent an operation later that day and is expected to make a full recovery.
www.mcjonline.com /news/04a/20040109b.shtml   (189 words)

 Billy Graham
During Graham’s crusade in Asheville, South Carolina, in early 1977, one of the overflow halls was St. Laurence Catholic Church.
Graham gave the Pope a wooden carving of a shepherd with his sheep, thus symbolically fortifying the false papal claim to be the shepherd of all Christians.
Billy Graham came to Vancouver less than a month after the Pope had been there; thus, he had a wonderful opportunity to expose the Pope’s false gospel.
wayoflife.org /fbns/grahamrome3.htm   (5673 words)

 Billy Graham - General Teachings/Activities
Graham, an ordained Southern Baptist (SBC), heads a $100 million a year evangelistic empire, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) (Graham is now paid $101,250 per year with a $33,750 housing allowance.) The BGEA also operates a 1,500 acre training center, "The Cove," located in Asheville, North Carolina.
Graham's call to "receive Christ," or "make the step of faith," or "come to Christ tonight," is general enough to allow Catholic leaders to insert their sacramental gospel into it.
Graham said that Kim had given the Graham party "a very lavish luncheon" during which he was "very warm and friendly." But, said Graham, he had no idea why he was invited to North Korea.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/exposes/graham/general.htm   (10470 words)

 Is Evangelist Billy Graham a liar?
Billy Graham openly voiced a belief that Jews control the American media, calling it a "stranglehold" during a 1972 conversation with President Richard Nixon, according to a tape of the Oval Office meeting released Thursday by the National Archives.
Today, the great evangelist is haunted by words he said three decades ago to that same president in the presumed privacy of the Oval Office.
But while many are disappointed that a man of Graham's stature would ever utter such words, they feel that the man should be taken for the whole of his actions and deeds.
www.cephas-library.com /complaints/complaints_about_billy_graham.html   (754 words)

 Newsvine - evangelist-billy-graham
Ruth Graham in a Coma, Close to Death
Ruth Graham, the ailing wife of evangelist Billy Graham, fell into a coma Wednesday morning and appears to be close to death, a family spokesman said.
A humble Evangelist Billy Graham accepted the 2006 George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service on Monday.
www.newsvine.com /evangelist-billy-graham   (150 words)

 FRANKLIN GRAHAM Festivals >> Franklin Graham
On a cold November night in 1983, 31-year-old Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, was asked to preach for the first time in his life.
To Graham, whose job as the head of relief organization Samaritan's Purse often put him in bullet-dodging, life and death situations, the task was a daunting one.
Franklin reluctantly accepted the invitation and preached that night, with surprising results, especially for the son of Billy Graham.
www.grahamfestival.org /franklin.html   (302 words)

 Evangelist Billy Graham comes full circle with LA revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fifty-five years later, a frail Billy Graham is returning to greater Los Angeles for a four-day crusade that organizers say will be his last in California, with his final one scheduled next June in New York City.
Graham, 86, will speak about 30 minutes a day Thursday evening through Sunday in the 92,000-seat Rose Bowl _ one of the biggest stadiums he's ever booked.
Graham's followers are pondering the future of evangelism without their charismatic leader, who has Parkinson's disease, broke his hip and pelvis in the past year and was treated for fluid on the brain in 2001.
www.freenewmexican.com /news/6880.html   (988 words)

 CBS News | Son Explains His Father's Words | April 4, 2002 07:22:24
Hospital spokesman Eric Kaldor says Graham, 83, was receiving outpatient treatment Wednesday at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for recurring bouts of lung and sinus infections.
Graham's son, Franklin Graham, said Tuesday that his father went to the Mayo Clinic for a regular checkup.
(AP) Evangelist Billy Graham's comments about Jews that were recorded at the White House 30 years ago were not directed at all Jews but at a small media elite who controlled "the major outlets at that time," his son says.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2002/04/04/national/main505357.shtml   (503 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Billy Graham screens 'The Passion of the Christ'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Renowned evangelist Billy Graham has screened Mel Gibson's new film "The Passion of the Christ" and says the movie moved him "to tears."
According to the statement from Graham's organization, Gibson came to see the 85-year-old evangelist twice, before and after he screened the film.
Graham says he became convinced of Gibson's "deep sincerity and great desire" that the motion picture be used to bring a new emphasis on the events that occurred two millennia ago.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35826   (335 words)

 Evangelist Billy Graham Reviews Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ'
Graham twice, before and after he had opportunity to screen the film.
Graham was impressed with his deep sincerity and the commitment of him and his wife, Kerri, to the Gospel.
Graham said he believes the timing will add to the spiritual impact this film may have on mainstream audiences.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2003/nov/03112604.html   (471 words)

 The Christian Century: Not yet through with stadium preaching, evangel... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Not yet through with stadium preaching, evangelist Billy Graham has agreed to a May crusade appearance in San Diego.
Graham, 84, had opted to wait after his last 2002 mission, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, before deciding on 2003.
Graham said he was surprised at his ongoing opportunities: "To be honest, I never expected to continue receiving invitations into my 80s." Graham also announced that he will preach June 12-15 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:97450776&refid=ink_tptd_mag   (235 words)

 U.S. News & World Report: After the legend. (Franklin Graham succeeds his father, evangelist Billy Graham) (includes ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
William Graham is likely to succeed Billy Graham as head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. Billy is 74 and has Parkinson's disease.
William shares his father's core religious beliefs and is the oldest of the five Graham children.
There was a time when Franklin Graham dreaded the inevitable comparisons to his father, evangelist Billy Graham.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:13680260&...   (246 words)

 BGEA: Our Ministries
Through cutting-edge multimedia exhibits, the Billy Graham Library will be an ongoing “Crusade” which presents the man, the ministry, and the message of Billy Graham with the ultimate goal of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with every visitor.
This monthly magazine includes evangelistic and spiritual growth articles, as well as updates about the current work of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is training thousands of people in both large-scale and one-to-one evangelism through its various training functions.
www.billygraham.org /OurMinistries_Index.asp   (461 words)

 Statement by Evangelist Billy Graham On the Death of Pope John Paul II
Statement by Evangelist Billy Graham On the Death of Pope John Paul II Statement by Evangelist Billy Graham On the Death of Pope John Paul II Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn
In his own way, he saw himself as an evangelist, traveling far more than any other Pope to rally the faithful and call non-believers to commitment.
He was convinced that the complex problems of our world are ultimately moral and spiritual in nature, and only Christ can set us free from the shackles of sin and greed and violence.
www.charitywire.com /charity24/05920.html   (327 words)

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