Speaking of ageing, Billy Graham turns 99! Whether you are a forgiven sinner or an atheist an interesting person. I was in London 1954 when the newspapers were advertising Billy Graham’s meeting at Harringay,I thought, “just another American preacher”(I was already a believer)but as soon as I heard this man speak, I realised he was not “just another American preacher ” but a very genuine person.
He has taken the gospel to 185 countries. In 1973 South Africa refused to hold meetings, until they could be integrated & finally were Durban & Johannesburg.
Two decades earlier he personally removed the ropes that segregated the crusades audience in Chattanooga,Tennessee.Now he lives quietly at home, but his son has organised Teams of volunteers go to various parts of the world where there have been disasters, Terrorism attacks to minister to those needing help
Ah Yes! I remember his ‘Crusades’ at Wembley stadium when I was at school. At the end of his messages was that invitation to ‘Come, come’ and people poured down onto the field. I am definitely a non-believer of any religions dreamed up by mankind. In later years I realised what a terrific hypnotist Billy was!
I seem to remember that on that last day of them all, the crusades at wembley stadiun about 15,000 people went down at the call, of course we can’t know what happened to all of them, but i would think that the majority would have had their lives changed for ever, and many would have ended up as pastors, vicars or missionaries, so a lot of good things came about by those crusades