On February 21st, at the age of 99 years old, Billy Graham went to be with the Lord. He was the greatest preacher of his century, preaching to over 100 million people in person and millions more through TV and radio. He did all this without personal scandal because he remained humble before God. He wanted everyone to call him “Billy” because he really wanted to be friends and knew he was only a forgiven sinner.
This humility made him many friends, but it was his boldness that brought a multitude into the kingdom of God. Almost everyone knows someone who was converted through his ministry, and however we might differ with some his methods, Billy Graham preached a message that required a response from all who heard. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people believed on Lord Jesus Christ in true faith through the preaching of Billy Graham.
The gospel is good news. It’s good because God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life. Jesus died to save the world, and everyone is invited to call on on the name of the Lord and be saved, to confess and turn away from your sins and believe in His penal substitutionary death for you. The result of this is forgiveness, unquenchable joy, and eternal life. It’s good, and it’s news because it cannot be put off or pushed aside. A decision must be made. Yes or no, Jesus is Lord or He is not, and to not make a decision is to make a decision. He asks, “Who do you say that I am?” Receive this news today. If you already believe it, believe it again and love one another. This good news is yours to give away.