101+ Inspirational Billy Graham Quotes [2022] American Evangelist

101+ Inspirational Billy Graham Quotes [2022] American Evangelist

Billy Graham was an American evangelist, an eminent evangelical Christian figure, and also an ordained Southern Baptist minister.

Graham founded BGEA (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) is a Christian non-profit organization that exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means.

Billy Graham was a spiritual adviser to United States presidents, and he provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama.

We've put together an incredible collection of Billy Graham quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring Billy Graham Quotes

“The message I preach hasn’t changed. Circumstances have changed. Problems have changed, but deep inside man has not changed, and the gospel hasn’t changed.” - Billy Graham


“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.” - Billy Graham


“Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.” - Billy Graham


“When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.” - Billy Graham


“Grief which is not dealt with properly can cause us to lose our perspective on life.” - Billy Graham


“Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but the fruit is grown in the valleys.” - Billy Graham


“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” - Billy Graham


“I believe one reason that God allows poverty and suffering is so that His followers may demonstrate Christ’s love, mercy, and comfort to others.” - Billy Graham


“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.” - Billy Graham


“I have never known anyone to accept Christ’s redemption and later regret it.” - Billy Graham


“We are the Bibles the world is reading; we are the creeds the world is needing; we are the sermons the world is heeding.” - Billy Graham


“Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God.” - Billy Graham


“They asked her (Ruth Graham) did she ever think about divorce and she said, No, I’ve never thought of divorce in all these 35 years of marriage, but, she said, I did think of murder a few times.” - Billy Graham


“The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.” - Billy Graham


“A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.” - Billy Graham


“The empire of angels is as vast as God’s creation. If you believe the Bible, you will believe in their ministry.” - Billy Graham


“Peter preached about. Paul wrote about it, and the redeemed in heaven sing about it. In a sense, the New Testament is the Book of the Blood.” - Billy Graham


“It is far better to know God’s truth than to be ignorant of it.” - Billy Graham


“In order to console, there is no need to say much. It is enough to listen, to understand, to love.” - Billy Graham


“Quit beating yourself up. We all live under grace and do the best we can.” – Billy Graham


“World events are moving very rapidly now. I pick up the Bible in one hand, and I pick up the newspaper in the other. And I read almost the same words in the newspaper as I read in the Bible. It’s being fulfilled every day round about us.” - Billy Graham


“Double-mindedness means the faculty of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind and accepting both of them. We talk out of both corners of our mouths at once.” - Billy Graham


“God’s laws for the spiritual world are found in the Bible. Whatever else there maybe that tells us of God, it is more clearly told in the Bible.” - Billy Graham


“The book of Job does not set out to answer the problem of suffering, but to proclaim a God so great that no answer is needed.” - Billy Graham


“There are two ways of being rich—have a lot, or want very little. The latter way is the easier for most.” - Billy Graham


“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost, when a character is lost, all is lost.” - Billy Graham


“Christ can take the most sin-laden, selfish, evil person and bring forgiveness and new life.” - Billy Graham


“If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.” - Billy Graham


“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.” - Billy Graham


“I’ve read the last page of the Bible, it’s all going to turn out all right.” - Billy Graham


“Today there is less emphasis on redemption by the blood of Christ.” - Billy Graham


“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.” - Billy Graham


“Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” - Billy Graham


“God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.” - Billy Graham


“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” - Billy Graham


“The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin, but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God.” - Billy Graham


“The Holy Spirit can take God’s word of truth and minister it to our deepest needs.” - Billy Graham


“Jesus suffered more than any other person in human history.” - Billy Graham


“Some people seem to put the devil on a par with God. Actually, Satan is a fallen angel.” - Billy Graham


“Sin, like deadly cancer, has invaded every area of our lives: our bodies, our minds, our emotions, our wills—everything.” - Billy Graham


“Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless.” - Billy Graham


“Death is not a trip, but a destination.” - Billy Graham


“Though the cross repels, it also attracts. It possesses a magnetic quality.” - Billy Graham


“We have two natures within us, both struggling for mastery. Which one will dominate us? It depends on which one we feed.” - Billy Graham


“Grief comes with many losses. Whatever its cause, grief will come to all of us.” - Billy Graham


“Knowing we will be with Christ forever far outweighs our burdens today! Keep your eyes on eternity!” - Billy Graham


“Angels guide, comfort, and provide for the people of God in the midst of suffering and persecution.” - Billy Graham


“The only hope for enduring peace is Jesus Christ.” - Billy Graham


“Part of our problem with debt is that we have confused needs with wants. Yesterday’s luxuries are today’s necessities.” - Billy Graham


“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.” - Billy Graham


“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” - Billy Graham


“Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.” - Billy Graham


“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” - Billy Graham


“All mankind is sitting on Death Row. How we die or when is not the main issue, but where we go after death.” - Billy Graham


“Every generation has found [the Bible’s] message indispensable, and its influence on individuals and society over the centuries has been enormous.” - Billy Graham


“The distinctive feature of Christianity is blood atonement. Without it, we cannot be saved. Blood is actually a symbol of the death of Christ.” - Billy Graham


“It could be said that going to church will not make one a Christian. But refusing to fellowship with believers will not make you one either.” - Billy Graham


“Mysterious as it appears to be, true faith and suffering frequently go hand-in-hand.” - Billy Graham


“We need to know what the Bible teaches about right and wrong. Every day we are battered by messages—from the media, advertising, entertainment, celebrities, even our friends—with one underlying theme: “Live for yourself.” - Billy Graham


“The entire world is in turmoil. We are living in a time of enormous conflict and cultural transformation. We have been stunned by shockwaves of change in the nation after nation, all around the globe.” - Billy Graham


“In His thirty-three years on earth, Jesus suffered from man; on the cross, He suffered for man.” - Billy Graham


“Tell me what you think about money, and I will tell you what you think about God, for these two are closely related. A man’s heart is closer to his wallet than anything else.” - Billy Graham


“Many of us have no appetite for spiritual things because we are absorbed in the sinful pleasures of this world. We have been eating too many of the devil’s delicacies.” - Billy Graham


“The Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift.” - Billy Graham


“Jesus Christ said the gate that leads to destruction is wide and the way is broad, but the gate which leads to life is straight and the way narrow.” - Billy Graham


“There are so many professing Christians who are walking hand in hand with the world that you cannot tell the difference between the Christian and the unbeliever. This should never be.” - Billy Graham


“Envy and greed always—always—exact a terrible price. I have never met an envious or greedy person who was at peace.” - Billy Graham


“The Word does not change. The Dead Sea scrolls, archeology, modern science—they do not change the Bible; they confirm it.” - Billy Graham


“Forgiveness is one of the most beautiful words in the human vocabulary. How much pain and unhappy consequences could be avoided if we all learned the meaning of this word!” - Billy Graham


“The church is a storehouse of spiritual food whereby the inner man is fed, nourished, and developed into maturity. If it fails, it is not fulfilling its purpose as a church.” - Billy Graham


“Why are our inner lives so important? One reason is that our thoughts determine our actions.” - Billy Graham


“Our sufferings may be hard to bear, but they teach us lessons which, in turn, equip and enable us to help others.” - Billy Graham


“We are like a restless sea, finding a little piece here and a little pleasure there, but nothing permanent and satisfying. So the search continues!” - Billy Graham


“Life is not a matter of dollars and cents, houses and lands, earning capacity and financial achievement. Greed must not be allowed to make man the slave of wealth.” - Billy Graham


“The Bible’s message is concerned with earth dwellers, their origin, the reason for their existence, the cause of their misery, and the plan of redemption for a fallen race.” - Billy Graham


“Guilt is not all bad. Without it, there is nothing to drive a person toward self-examination and toward God for forgiveness.” - Billy Graham


“The destiny of your own soul is in your own hands by the choice you make.” - Billy Graham


“It is impossible to believe anything into existence. The Gospel did not come into being because men believed it, The fact always precedes the faith.” - Billy Graham


“The most remarkable thing about suffering is that God can use it for our good.” - Billy Graham


“In one bold stroke, forgiveness obliterates the past and permits us to enter the land of new beginnings.” - Billy Graham


“The good news is there is nothing we can do that is bad enough to keep us out of Heaven; the bad news is there is nothing we can do good enough to get us into Heaven.” - Billy Graham


“How do we get our values so mixed up? We look for shortcuts to happiness. Our lust for immediate pleasure prompts us to think of evil as good.” - Billy Graham


"One can approach the Bible with a cold, rationalistic attitude, or one can do so with reverence and the desire to hear God speak.” - Billy Graham


“Our emotions can lie to us, and we need to counter our emotions with truth.” - Billy Graham


“It is only the consecrated, Spirit-filled Christian who can have victory over the world, the flesh, and the devil. It is the Holy Spirit who will do the fighting for you.” - Billy Graham


“I’m afraid most Bibles remain unopened and unread. Don’t let this be true of yours!” - Billy Graham


“Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.” - Billy Graham


“Prayer is our lifeline to God.” - Billy Graham


“Money represents your time, your energy, your talents, your total personality converted into currency. We usually hold on to it tenaciously, yet it is uncertain in value and we cannot take it into the next world.” - Billy Graham


“A contentious, belligerent Christian isn’t living according to the Spirit but according to the flesh. When we stubbornly insist on our own way and are insensitive to others, peace is not our goal.” - Billy Graham


“The Bible is to your soul what bread is to your body. You need it daily. One good meal does not suffice for a lifetime.” - Billy Graham


“We cannot pray sincerely if our aim is not to bring glory to Him.” - Billy Graham


“The Bible is a guidebook, leading men and women to God in personal faith. Like a map or guidebook, it will show you the way, but you must take it one step at a time.” - Billy Graham


“Man boasts of his nobility, his ideals, and his progress. Man’s goal is imitation, not redemption.” - Billy Graham


“I know of few families today that aren’t touched to some extent by the heartache of divorce, including our own.” - Billy Graham


“Perhaps the greatest psychological, spiritual, and medical need that all people have is the need for hope.” - Billy Graham


“Today our churches are filled, but how many are actually practicing Christianity in daily life?” - Billy Graham


“Prayer is speaking to God, but sometimes He uses our times of prayerful silence to speak to us in return.” - Billy Graham


“One of the great joys of my life has been to travel around the world and meet thousands of Christians in every country.” - Billy Graham


“Life is a glorious opportunity if it is used to condition us for eternity.” - Billy Graham


“Sometimes we face “gray areas,” things that aren’t necessarily forbidden by the Bible but still may not belong in our lives.” - Billy Graham


“If we allow our Christian faith to be adulterated with materialism, watered down by secularism, and intermingled with a bland humanism, we cannot stand up to a system that has vowed to bury us." - Billy Graham


“The facade of grief may be indifference, preoccupation, anger, cheerfulness, or any variety of emotions. But if we try to understand it, we may learn how to cope with it.” - Billy Graham


“Blood is mentioned 460 times in the Bible. Fourteen times in the New Testament Jesus spoke of His own blood. Why? Because by the shedding of His blood, He accomplished the possibility of our salvation.” - Billy Graham


“It is a tragedy that many of God’s people have conformed themselves to the world and its thinking, rather than being transformed by the renewing of their minds.” - Billy Graham

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