In His Own Words: What Billy Graham Once Said About Eternity

Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918. It’s been nearly two years since he went to be with the Lord, an event he often said he looked forward to “with great anticipation.” Mr. Graham was ready to meet his Savior and spend eternity with Him in heaven.

Here are five quotes from Mr. Graham over the years, along with videos, an audio clip and words of wisdom to honor what would have been the evangelist’s 101st birthday.

“Most people are living for today with barely a thought of eternity.”
>> Read Billy Graham’s final My Answer on his view of eternity and how he wanted to be remembered.

“What you do with Christ here and now decides where you shall spend eternity.”
>> Watch a 2-minute sermon clip from Billy Graham on how Christ satisfies every longing of our hearts.

“None of us here tonight knows whether we are going to be alive or not tomorrow.”
>> Listen to this 1-minute message from Billy Graham on death, eternity and heaven.

“Life is just a schoolroom with a glorious opportunity to prepare us for eternity.”
>> Watch this Billy Graham Classic on how hardships in life can point us to a greater purpose and hope.

“The word departure literally means ‘to pull up anchor and set sail.’ Everything that happens prior to death is a preparation for the final voyage. Death marks the beginning, not the end. It is our journey to God.”
>> Read more of Billy Graham’s words on eternity, taken from the foreword of Franklin Graham’s book, Through My Father’s Eyes.

Are you ready for eternity like Billy Graham was? You can be.

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  1. Teri DiMaggio says:

    Yes I’m so ready. I may be the least of God’s children, I may be a street sweeper in Heaven, but YES, I’m ready!!!!

  2. Barbara Funke says:

    I agree! There needs to be an alarm sounded that people need to prepare for Eternity!

  3. Susan Graham Mitchell says:

    My mother and I went to the Charlotte Coliseum in 1955, I think, to hear Reverend Graham and both our lives were changed forever. He was such a blessing to millions of people and continues to be. He lead the way of how to be an exemplary preacher of God’s word.

  4. Lu Prudhomme says:

    Oh how grateful for a genuine disciple of Jesus Christ to teach us His word and lead us to salvation and eternal life . Knowing Jesus Christ is the greatest blessing on earth and sharing the word with others, glorifying God?

  5. Adena Lyles says:

    I love Billy Graham hes my favorite
    So powerful and moving

  6. Lorischott says:

    I am finding this site so wonderful and very insightful and simply very great. I can’t get off of it!!!!

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