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


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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  1. Cynthia OlazabL says:

    I will miss him. I remember going to the services held in the large convention centers when I was young. He holds a special place in my heart but I am glad he is with the Lord and his loved ones.

  2. Cynthia says:

    I have watched the Rev. Billy Graham over several decades. His message of Jesus Christ has kept me going. I will continue to watch him for as long as they continue to broadcast his TV show.

  3. Patricia Canady says:

    Beautiful just beautiful.

  4. Lynn Roberts says:

    Faithfulness, humbleness and respect for others.

  5. Lynette Abrahams says:

    Thank you Jesus for Billy Graham, who faithfully showed millions the way to Jesus through the cross.

  6. Iris A. Parras says:

    Rest in peace, Rev. Billy Graham. A great example to the world.

  7. Joyce says:

    I can only imagine!

  8. Muriel Huyser says:

    I can only imagine the welcome home he received. He will be greatly missed.

  9. Lorna Hawkins says:

    Mr. Graham came to California in the 50’s when I was a child. Everyone was excited to have him there. We had big tent revivals. We need them more today now than ever. Amen.

  10. Rita deVries says:

    I have listen to Billy Graham as many times as I could. I too believe in Jesus Christ and accepted him as my Savior when I was 11. He has never failed me and His promises to be with me always are true. One day we will meet in His presence, then I too will see those of my loved ones who have gone home. But most of all I will see Jesus…oh what glory that will be.