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By   •   February 21, 2018   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Mr. Graham, how would you like to be remembered?


A:

Editor’s note: Before his death, Billy Graham approved the following response as his final My Answer column. Mr. Graham’s column will continue in some form.

I hope I will be remembered as someone who was faithful—faithful to God, faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and faithful to the calling God gave me not only as an evangelist, but as a husband, father and friend.

I’m sure I’ve failed in many ways, but I take comfort in Christ’s promise of forgiveness, and I take comfort also in God’s ability to take even our most imperfect efforts and use them for His glory.

By the time you read this, I will be in heaven, and as I write this I’m looking forward with great anticipation to the day when I will be in God’s presence forever.

I’m convinced that heaven is far more glorious than anything we can possibly imagine right now, and I look forward not only to its wonder and peace, but also to the joy of being reunited with those who have gone there before me, especially my dear wife, Ruth. The Bible says, “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

But I won’t be in heaven because I’ve preached to large crowds or because I’ve tried to live a good life. I’ll be in heaven for one reason: Many years ago I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to make our forgiveness possible and rose again from the dead to give us eternal life. Do you know you will go to heaven when you die? You can, by committing your life to Jesus Christ today.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Put your trust in Christ today.

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300 Comments

  1. Maria says:

    Many blessings.

  2. Irene says:

    What can you say about someone who preached to the whole world and won millions to Jesus Christ? His reward is in Heaven. Thank you Father for Billy Graham. RIP til Jesus comes back again.

  3. Fred Mukuza says:

    Great memories, great preacher. He shall be remembered for a long time across the globe.

  4. Elizabeth Williams says:

    Even though I never met Rev. Graham personally, he was my mentor. He was a man of God who put his total trust in Jesus Christ alone. He is finally Home!

  5. Tony Garrett says:

    The world lost a great man and Heaven gained one.

  6. Graham Bryant says:

    I was privileged to be part of two of his missions. An amazing ministry and an amazing man!

  7. Jesse gitonga says:

    Lovely.

  8. Buddy Goforth says:

    Very inspiring man. Very, very inspiring life. He will be missed deeply. He has been called home to Glory and is in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, where there is no pain or sadness. Godspeed.

  9. George Proto says:

    God bless him. He made America and the world a better place.

  10. Maurice Turner says:

    Since I was 19 I have gotten to know and live in a world where there was Billy Graham. I am now 83. I thank God for a witness such as Billy Graham during these many years.