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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. SherryMcFall says:

    I am thankful to God for the life of Billy Graham, a very Godly man!

  2. Cheryl Zickefoose says:

    We are sad down here on earth but you are forever in heaven. Thank you for being a good and faithful servant. I will see you one day in heaven too.

  3. Teresa Echols says:

    Thank you, Mr.Graham, for living out your calling, so many lives were changed and are being changed today because of your ministry.

  4. Jennie Moore says:

    Thank you for these last words.

  5. Jodie naum says:

    Billy Graham and his ministry have been part of my life since a child. When I married and had children of my own they were always called in from play to watch Billy during one of his Crusades. They remember it yet and are all believers in Jesus. I’m looking forward to meeting Billy one day in Heaven!

  6. Amy Flood says:

    Thank you, Jesus, for saving and loving me. Thank you, Dr. Graham, for answering God’s call, and your faithfulness in sharing the Gospel and all you did for Christ and His Kingdom throughout your life.

  7. Margaret Nawa says:

    I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and by His blood we have forgiveness of sin. Thank you Lord Jesus. So grateful to hear and read about Evangelist Billy Graham. He has done so much for the gospel of the cross that I pray God will raise me up as someone to impact others by the gospel.

  8. Debbie Lawrence says:

    Thank you Preacher Graham. You made a difference in my life.

  9. Jen Valk says:

    He was a great man of God who saved many people.

  10. Judy Jenner says:

    As part of our morning devotion, we’ve read Dr. Graham’s question and answer article for years. Thank you, Mr. Graham.