5 Responses from Billy Graham on Race, Social Inequality

By   •   May 8, 2020   •   Topics: ,

Throughout his ministry, Billy Graham spoke often about racism and injustice, always pointing to the Gospel as a solution.

“For God shows no partiality.”
—Romans 2:11

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him…”
—Genesis 1:27

The Bible is clear that there is no room for racism in God’s plan for His people. Each person you interact with today, each one you pass on the road or in the store, every single man, woman and child is a unique creation of God Almighty. He loves them—and you—with a divine love so strong we can’t possibly comprehend it.

While our imperfection, our rebellion and our sin creates a divide between us and the One who created us—and therefore a division between us and others—God formed a plan to close that gap and draw us back to Him. That plan was Jesus Christ, who heals and changes our hearts and gives us the ability to love others and God as we should.

Billy Graham once wrote in his book, World Aflame: “In Christ the middle wall of partition has been broken down. There is no Jew, no Gentile—no black, white, yellow, or red. We could be one great brotherhood in Jesus Christ. However, until we come to recognize Him as the Prince of Peace and receive His love in our hearts, the racial tensions will increase, racial demands will become more militant, and a great deal of blood will be shed. The race problem could become another flame out of control!”

Read and share more from Billy Graham:

Billy Graham answered many questions about racism and prejudice.
>> Read some of them here.

In 1967, amid civil unrest in the United States, Billy Graham preached on social injustice as part of The Hour of Decision radio program.
>>Read Billy Graham’s message on social injustice.

In 1973, Billy Graham preached to an integrated crowd of over 60,000 in Johannesburg, South Africa, boldly declaring, “Apartheid is sin.”
>>Listen to Billy Graham’s message about God’s love for everyone, no matter what race.

“The closer the people of all races get to Christ and His cross, the closer they will get to one another.” —Billy Graham
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Does the Bible teach one race is superior to another?
>>Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Billy Graham once said: “Jesus was not a white man; He was not a black man. He came from that part of the world that touches Africa and Asia and Europe. Christianity is not a white man’s religion and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; He belongs to the whole world.”