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TBN Remembers Billy Graham

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February 21, 2018
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TBN honors the life and memory of Dr. Billy Graham.

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  • - narrator: The TBN family is
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  • saddened to bring the news that
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  • Dr. Billy Graham has passed
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  • away.
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  • We pray the Graham family finds
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  • peace in the knowledge that
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  • their beloved father and
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  • grandfather is now in the
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  • presence of the Lord Jesus
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  • Christ.
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  • Throughout human history, few
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  • individuals have left such a
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  • remarkable legacy as Dr. Billy
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  • Graham.
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  • Billy, as he preferred to be
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  • called, ministered for over 60
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  • years, maintaining an impeccable
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  • reputation for humility,
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  • honesty, and integrity.
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  • His passion was the gospel.
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  • His joy was his wife, Ruth, and
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  • their children.
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  • His ministry exuded patience and
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  • kindness.
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  • He had time for all, and was
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  • loved by all who knew him.
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  • Please join us now as we
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  • William Franklin Graham Jr.
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  • arrived in this world on
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  • November 7th, 1918 near
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  • to William Franklin Graham Sr.
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  • and Morrow Coffey Graham, Billy,
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  • as they called him, grew up
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  • learning the value of hard work
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  • on the family's dairy farm.
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  • While known as a gregarious and
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  • energetic young man, Billy was
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  • also a voracious reader of books
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  • It was in the fall of 1934 that
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  • an itinerant evangelist named
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  • Mordecai Ham arrived in
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  • Charlotte to hold a series
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  • by a man employed at the Graham
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  • family farm.
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  • It was at those meetings that
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  • Billy made a personal commitment
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  • In 1938, at the age of 20, Billy
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  • Graham headed south to Florida,
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  • where he attended Florida Bible
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  • Institute.
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  • He was ordained as a Southern
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  • Baptist minister in 1939, and
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  • began preaching the gospel in
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  • various evangelistic campaigns.
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  • After graduation in 1940 and
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  • armed with a solid foundation of
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  • the Scriptures, he went on to
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  • Wheaton College in Illinois,
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  • where he became affectionately
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  • known as preacher.
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  • In 1943, he graduated with a
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  • bachelor's degree in
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  • anthropology.
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  • It was at Wheaton College that
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  • Billy Graham met the woman he
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  • would spend his life with, Ruth
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  • McCue Bell, a beautiful girl who
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  • had lived most of her young life
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  • in China as the daughter of a
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  • missionary surgeon.
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  • They were married in Montreat,
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  • North Carolina, in August of
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  • 1943.
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  • They spent over 63 wonderful
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  • who is the greatest Christian I
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  • have ever known.
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  • I always answer Ruth.
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  • She is the greatest Christian
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  • I've ever known.
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  • - narrator: Ruth Bell Graham
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  • passed away June 14th, 2007.
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  • Dr. Graham had this to say about
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  • "Ruth was my life partner.
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  • We were called by God as a team.
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  • She was a vital and integral
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  • My work through the years would
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  • have been impossible without her
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  • encouragement and support.
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  • I will miss her terribly, and
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  • look forward even more to the
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  • After a short stint as pastor of
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  • the First Baptist Church of
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  • Western Springs, Illinois, Billy
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  • Graham became vice president and
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  • principal speaker for Youth for
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  • youth rallies, Youth for Christ
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  • endeavored to reach out to the
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  • young people that the
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  • traditional church was missing.
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  • This concept took hold, and soon
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  • Billy was traveling throughout
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  • North America and Europe,
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  • quickly gaining a reputation as
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  • a fiery young evangelist.
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  • - Billy: I do not believe that
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  • any man, that any man can solve
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  • the problems of life without
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • There are tremendous marital
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  • problems.
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  • There are physical problems.
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  • There are financial problems.
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  • There are problems of sin and
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  • habit that cannot be solved
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  • outside the person of our
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  • point.
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  • In 1949, a 3-week series of
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  • revival meetings was scheduled
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  • for Los Angeles, California.
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  • Quite unexpectedly, the huge
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  • tent was packed to overflowing
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  • night after night, with people
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  • eager to hear Billy's message of
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  • hope and salvation
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  • through Jesus Christ.
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  • - Billy: Now today in America,
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  • we find that our divorce courts
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  • have failed.
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  • We find that people are more
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  • concerned with things than they
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  • are with the things of God.
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  • And we're praying we might see
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  • an old-fashioned, heaven-sent,
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  • Holy Ghost revival that will
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  • sweep our nation
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  • ultimately extended to over 8
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  • weeks, and launched Billy Graham
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  • into international prominence.
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  • In 1954, Billy traveled to
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  • England to hold a series of
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  • meetings.
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  • Originally scheduled for 2
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  • weeks, the enormous response of
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  • the British audience forced the
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  • meetings to continue nightly for
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  • 3 months.
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  • The result, thousands upon
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  • - Billy: I believe we need a
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  • spiritual revolution in America.
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  • We need a revolt against
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  • materialism, a revolt against
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  • crime, a revolt against the
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  • emphasis on sex, a revolt
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  • against the sins and the
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  • wickedness in high places.
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  • We need a spiritual
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  • - narrator: Nineteen
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  • fifty-seven was an incredible
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  • year for the ministry.
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  • Reverend Graham began a series
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  • of meetings at the famous
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  • Madison Square Garden in New
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  • York City, where he preached the
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  • gospel night after night to
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  • overflow crowds for an amazing
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  • 16 weeks.
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  • - Billy: Most people are not
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  • willing to take their stand for
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  • Christ.
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  • Most people are not willing to
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  • stand up and be counted when it
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  • comes to surrendering to Christ.
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  • I ask you tonight, are you sure
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  • that you're a Christian?
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  • Are you sure that your sins are
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  • forgiven?
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  • Are you sure if you died, you'd
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  • go to heaven?
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  • Are you sure that you're ready
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  • to meet God?
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  • In the strictest sense of the
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  • term, I ask you tonight, are you
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  • a Christian?
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  • Are you sure of it?
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  • If I had a doubt in my heart
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  • tonight that I was ready to meet
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  • God, you couldn't drag me out of
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  • Madison Square Garden till I'd
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  • settled it.
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  • Make sure.
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  • Give your life to Christ
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  • tonight.
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  • Come and receive him.
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  • All right, that's a Christian,
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  • Christ dwelling in the heart, a
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  • personal encounter with Christ,
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  • receiving Christ as Savior and
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  • Lord.
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  • your seat right now and come,
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  • and say, "Tonight, I give myself
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  • to Christ."
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  • - narrator: And after each
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  • invitation, as it would be for
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  • decades, the choir sang "Just As
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  • I Am."
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  • During those meetings, over 2
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  • million attended, and more than
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  • The closing service promised to
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  • be so large, it had to be held
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  • outdoors on Times Square, where
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  • the audience of 125.000 filled
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  • the streets to hear the Word of
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  • By 1958, huge crowds were
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  • becoming commonplace, as we see
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  • here at the Charlotte, North
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  • Carolina crusade.
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  • - Billy: Many people write to
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  • me and they say, "We don't
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  • We don't understand what you
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  • mean by receiving Christ or
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  • being born again."
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  • But I think more people write to
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  • me and say this.
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  • They don't understand why Christ
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  • had to die on the cross in order
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  • They do not understand the dark
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  • hours of Gethsemane.
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  • They do not understand why
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  • Christ voluntarily laid down his
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  • life.
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  • They do not understand why he
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  • endured the shame of the cross.
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  • They do not understand all the
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  • phrases in the Bible that talk
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  • about the blood.
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  • Many times in the Scriptures,
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  • you find the phrase "the blood
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  • of Christ."
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  • The blood of Christ cleanseth us
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  • from all sin.
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  • And people revolt against that.
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  • They don't like that.
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  • And they wonder why that's in
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  • the Bible, and why so much
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  • stress is placed upon the
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  • crucifixion and the resurrection
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  • these last 24 hours in the life
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  • of Christ were the darkest in
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  • history, and yet it was the
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  • And I believe that history
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  • repeats itself.
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  • And when the world comes to that
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  • moment of despair, that moment
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  • when it's about to blow itself
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  • apart, that moment when it seems
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  • there is no solution, at that
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  • - narrator: In 1959, the team
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  • traveled to Australia.
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  • - Billy: I don't know how many
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  • people are here, but it's a
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  • magnificent sight in spite of a
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  • downpour that has been coming
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  • down steadily all night and all
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  • day.
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  • And we are deeply grateful to
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  • all of you that have come.
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  • I tell you this, the world is
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  • either going to be ruled by
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  • unscrupulous men empowered by
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  • the devil himself, or it's going
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  • to be ruled by men
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  • intoxicated with Jesus Christ.
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  • That's the issue.
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  • It's clearly drawn.
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  • And Christ tonight is calling
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  • upon young people and citizens
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  • of Australia to follow his flag,
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  • to decide for him.
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  • Let him be the authority.
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  • Let him be the ruler.
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  • Let him be the
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  • commander-in-chief in your life.
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  • Come straight out.
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  • You can borrow an umbrella from
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  • somebody, and come and give your
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  • What an opportunity to come in a
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  • moment like this and say, "I
  • 00:10:29.150 --> 00:10:30.270
  • give my life to Christ.
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  • I'm going to serve him and
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  • follow him.
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  • I don't care what it costs, even
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  • if it means I get drenched
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  • This is my story,
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  • this is my song,
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  • praising my Savior.
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  • - Billy: I'm going to ask that
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  • Our Father, at best we are
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  • unprofitable and limited
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  • servants.
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  • We feel our inadequacy at this
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  • hour.
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  • We pray that the people who are
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  • in this great audience will
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  • sense and see nothing save Jesus
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  • and him crucified.
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  • We welcome to the service this
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  • afternoon our television
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  • audience from coast to coast,
  • 00:11:31.060 --> 00:11:34.060
  • 157 cities.
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  • This is the largest single
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  • telecast that we have ever had.
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  • We're on five consecutive nights
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  • across America in an attempt
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  • during this month of June and
  • 00:11:48.050 --> 00:11:50.130
  • early July to reach millions of
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  • Americans with the gospel of
  • 00:11:53.200 --> 00:11:55.120
  • "In the beginning was the Word,
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  • and the Word was with God, and
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  • the Word was God."
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  • He said, "Before Abraham was, I
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  • Am."
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  • Colossians says he was before
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  • all things, before the stars,
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  • before the universe.
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  • And the Word was made flesh and
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  • dwelt among us, says the
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  • Scriptures.
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  • But look at the things he
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  • taught.
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  • Suppose the Bible had said he
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  • was born of the Virgin Mary, and
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  • then he had come along and
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  • taught things that other men had
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  • taught, but he taught something
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  • entirely different.
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  • He said if somebody slaps you on
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  • one cheek, turn the other.
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  • He said forgive your enemies 70
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  • times 7.
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  • He said love instead of hate.
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  • He said, "Moses said if you look
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  • upon a woman to lust after her,
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  • you've committed adultery
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  • already.
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  • But I say unto you, if you have
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  • lust in your heart, you've
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  • live up to the law of Moses.
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  • But beyond that, I'll give you
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  • the power and the capacity to
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  • change the direction of your
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  • life, and give you the
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  • possibilities of soaring to
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  • heights that you never knew
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  • before, and that other men do
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  • not have because I will dwell in
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  • - Billy: The thing that
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  • motivates me is the command of
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  • Christ to go into all the world
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  • and preach the gospel.
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  • And I don't go because of just
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  • the need.
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  • That's one aspect.
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  • I go because I've been commanded
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  • to go.
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  • And as a Christian minister who
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  • has been called of God to go and
  • 00:13:37.160 --> 00:13:39.070
  • proclaim the gospel, I can't be
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  • satisfied unless we're carrying
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  • it to as many people as
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  • possible.
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  • - narrator: Dr. Graham was
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:47.180
  • always ready to try innovative
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  • approaches to reach the lost.
  • 00:13:49.140 --> 00:13:51.050
  • One example of this was at the
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  • World's Fair held in Queens, New
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  • York in 1964.
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  • There, a mid-century modern
  • 00:13:56.080 --> 00:13:57.260
  • theatre was constructed,
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  • featuring a unique wraparound
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  • screen, where an evangelistic
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  • film entitled "Man in the Fifth
  • 00:14:02.150 --> 00:14:04.130
  • Dimension" played throughout the
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  • running fair.
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  • The movie was translated into
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  • seven languages that viewers
  • 00:14:08.240 --> 00:14:10.070
  • could randomly select, making it
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  • the first multilingual
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  • presentation of its kind.
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  • Ultimately, over one million
  • 00:14:14.130 --> 00:14:16.270
  • people saw the movie, and
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  • - Billy: I don't believe any
  • 00:14:22.030 --> 00:14:23.080
  • man can enter the kingdom of
  • 00:14:23.080 --> 00:14:26.030
  • heaven except he come
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  • by the way of the cross
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  • by repenting of his sins and
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  • - Billy: Christ belongs to all
  • 00:14:34.130 --> 00:14:36.010
  • people.
  • 00:14:36.010 --> 00:14:37.070
  • - Billy: He always said, "This
  • 00:14:39.280 --> 00:14:41.110
  • is the way, the truth,
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  • and the life."
  • 00:14:43.080 --> 00:14:44.040
  • - translator: [speaking in
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  • foreign language]
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  • - Billy: He said, "No man
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  • cometh to the
  • 00:14:49.100 --> 00:14:50.040
  • the Billy Graham team covered
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  • the globe, reaching tens of
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  • millions with his impassioned
  • 00:14:56.110 --> 00:14:57.280
  • - Billy: I say to you as
  • 00:15:00.150 --> 00:15:01.170
  • Christians today,
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  • And that is the message I want
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  • to leave as I go back to
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  • America.
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  • Love one another in Korea.
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  • delighted we are to welcome our
  • 00:15:15.020 --> 00:15:16.210
  • television audience
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  • think since 1957 that we have
  • 00:15:22.060 --> 00:15:25.060
  • ever been live with these
  • 00:15:25.060 --> 00:15:27.030
  • telecasts across the country.
  • 00:15:27.030 --> 00:15:30.010
  • And I want to thank our good
  • 00:15:30.010 --> 00:15:31.210
  • friend Paul Crouch of TBN
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:33.290
  • tonight.
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  • I wish that I had time to tell
  • 00:15:38.040 --> 00:15:39.130
  • you just the mechanics of it.
  • 00:15:39.130 --> 00:15:42.110
  • It's never really been done
  • 00:15:42.110 --> 00:15:43.170
  • before, and this is an
  • 00:15:43.170 --> 00:15:45.020
  • experiment that they're doing.
  • 00:15:45.020 --> 00:15:47.050
  • And they're reaching a great
  • 00:15:47.050 --> 00:15:48.180
  • part of this nation tonight with
  • 00:15:48.180 --> 00:15:50.280
  • the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:52.210
  • there are about 50.000 people
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:57.180
  • inside the building.
  • 00:15:57.180 --> 00:15:59.140
  • And there are between 20 and
  • 00:15:59.140 --> 00:16:00.260
  • 30.000 people watching on the
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:02.230
  • big screen outside.
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  • And this may be the largest
  • 00:16:04.160 --> 00:16:05.170
  • audience in the history of
  • 00:16:05.170 --> 00:16:07.080
  • Russia.
  • 00:16:07.080 --> 00:16:08.070
  • - translator: [speaking in
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  • - Billy: The newspaper
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  • reporters and television cameras
  • 00:16:13.020 --> 00:16:14.260
  • are coming here to show people
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  • in other parts of the world
  • 00:16:16.210 --> 00:16:18.020
  • what God is doing.
  • 00:16:18.020 --> 00:16:19.160
  • There's an explosion of
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  • - narrator: All witnessed the
  • 00:16:23.200 --> 00:16:24.110
  • impassioned preaching
  • 00:16:24.110 --> 00:16:25.140
  • of Dr. Graham.
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  • - Billy: Jesus Christ was not a
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:29.030
  • European.
  • 00:16:30.040 --> 00:16:33.040
  • He was not an American.
  • 00:16:33.040 --> 00:16:36.030
  • Do you know where he was born?
  • 00:16:36.140 --> 00:16:39.140
  • He was born in that part of the
  • 00:16:39.140 --> 00:16:40.270
  • world that touches Africa, Asia,
  • 00:16:40.270 --> 00:16:43.080
  • and Europe.
  • 00:16:43.080 --> 00:16:44.020
  • - translator: [speaking in
  • 00:16:44.020 --> 00:16:44.230
  • foreign language]
  • 00:16:49.080 --> 00:16:52.080
  • - Billy: When he was 2 years
  • 00:16:52.080 --> 00:16:53.040
  • of age, his mother brought him
  • 00:16:53.040 --> 00:16:54.110
  • to Africa.
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:55.060
  • - translator: [speaking in
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  • foreign language]
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:59.080
  • - Billy: And he lived for a
  • 00:16:59.080 --> 00:17:00.070
  • while in Africa.
  • 00:17:00.070 --> 00:17:01.260
  • - translator: [speaking in
  • 00:17:01.260 --> 00:17:02.160
  • foreign language]
  • 00:17:02.160 --> 00:17:04.100
  • - Billy: And when he was on the
  • 00:17:04.100 --> 00:17:05.020
  • way to the cross, an African
  • 00:17:06.010 --> 00:17:09.010
  • helped him carry the cross.
  • 00:17:10.090 --> 00:17:13.090
  • - Billy: There are many things
  • 00:17:17.000 --> 00:17:18.000
  • about God that I don't
  • 00:17:18.000 --> 00:17:19.040
  • understand or comprehend.
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:20.150
  • I accept his revelation of
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  • - Billy: Man has a spirit made
  • 00:17:27.020 --> 00:17:28.250
  • in the image of God.
  • 00:17:28.250 --> 00:17:30.040
  • We live in a body, temporarily
  • 00:17:31.130 --> 00:17:34.130
  • in the body, but our spirit, our
  • 00:17:34.130 --> 00:17:37.110
  • soul is eternal, made in the
  • 00:17:37.110 --> 00:17:39.280
  • Now, our blood circulates every
  • 00:17:42.280 --> 00:17:45.280
  • 23 seconds so that every cell in
  • 00:17:45.280 --> 00:17:48.230
  • the body is constantly supplied
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:50.250
  • and cleansed at the same time.
  • 00:17:50.250 --> 00:17:53.200
  • It's the most mysterious
  • 00:17:53.200 --> 00:17:54.290
  • substance of the body, and is
  • 00:17:54.290 --> 00:17:56.220
  • composed of the life of the
  • 00:17:56.220 --> 00:17:58.130
  • body.
  • 00:17:58.130 --> 00:18:00.030
  • And every one of us here
  • 00:18:00.030 --> 00:18:01.060
  • tonight, black, white, red,
  • 00:18:01.060 --> 00:18:04.050
  • yellow, rich or poor, are all
  • 00:18:04.050 --> 00:18:07.030
  • related.
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:08.200
  • We're related by blood to Adam.
  • 00:18:12.290 --> 00:18:15.290
  • God hath made of one blood all
  • 00:18:16.140 --> 00:18:19.140
  • nations of men that dwell on the
  • 00:18:19.210 --> 00:18:22.210
  • - Billy: The Bible says that
  • 00:18:24.270 --> 00:18:25.270
  • our natural minds are
  • 00:18:25.270 --> 00:18:27.160
  • 2 Corinthians 4:4 says the god
  • 00:18:29.260 --> 00:18:32.000
  • of this world blinds the minds.
  • 00:18:32.000 --> 00:18:34.250
  • Who is the god of this world?
  • 00:18:34.250 --> 00:18:36.110
  • The god of this world is the
  • 00:18:36.110 --> 00:18:37.270
  • devil, and he's blinded
  • 00:18:37.270 --> 00:18:40.180
  • minds are defiled.
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:46.090
  • Daniel 5:20, it says our minds
  • 00:18:46.090 --> 00:18:48.190
  • are filled with pride.
  • 00:18:48.190 --> 00:18:49.230
  • 1 Timothy 6:5 says our minds are
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:52.180
  • corrupt.
  • 00:18:52.180 --> 00:18:53.140
  • Ephesians 4:17 says they're
  • 00:18:53.140 --> 00:18:55.120
  • filled with vanity.
  • 00:18:55.120 --> 00:18:56.220
  • Proverbs 21:27 says they're
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:59.020
  • wicked.
  • 00:18:59.020 --> 00:19:00.140
  • That's the biblical picture of
  • 00:19:00.140 --> 00:19:02.040
  • our minds.
  • 00:19:02.040 --> 00:19:03.280
  • That's the reason the Bible says
  • 00:19:03.280 --> 00:19:05.250
  • that with your mind, by your own
  • 00:19:05.250 --> 00:19:08.130
  • - Billy: You'll never find what
  • 00:19:11.110 --> 00:19:12.220
  • you're looking for in life till
  • 00:19:12.220 --> 00:19:14.160
  • you come to the cross of Christ
  • 00:19:14.160 --> 00:19:16.150
  • and are born again.
  • 00:19:16.150 --> 00:19:19.130
  • Now, there are many words used
  • 00:19:19.130 --> 00:19:20.220
  • in the New Testament to describe
  • 00:19:20.220 --> 00:19:22.130
  • sin.
  • 00:19:22.130 --> 00:19:23.210
  • It means a breaking of God's
  • 00:19:23.210 --> 00:19:25.080
  • law.
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:26.140
  • It means coming short
  • 00:19:26.140 --> 00:19:28.110
  • You see, the Bible says that we
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:34.180
  • are born with this tendency to
  • 00:19:34.180 --> 00:19:36.150
  • sin.
  • 00:19:36.150 --> 00:19:37.080
  • Then we come to the age of
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:38.160
  • accountability and we choose to
  • 00:19:38.160 --> 00:19:40.150
  • sin, and then we become sinners
  • 00:19:40.150 --> 00:19:42.130
  • by practice.
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:44.060
  • And then our hearts get harder
  • 00:19:44.060 --> 00:19:45.260
  • and harder and harder the older
  • 00:19:45.260 --> 00:19:47.230
  • - Billy: Our sins have come
  • 00:19:49.270 --> 00:19:51.000
  • between us and God.
  • 00:19:51.160 --> 00:19:54.160
  • What would it profit you if, in
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:01.000
  • the end, your soul is lost
  • 00:20:01.000 --> 00:20:02.200
  • because, you see, your body is
  • 00:20:02.250 --> 00:20:05.250
  • very temporary.
  • 00:20:05.250 --> 00:20:06.200
  • A few years and it's all over.
  • 00:20:06.200 --> 00:20:09.130
  • But your soul,
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:10.100
  • your spirit lives forever,
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:13.140
  • For God so loved the world that
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:18.180
  • he gave his only begotten Son,
  • 00:20:18.180 --> 00:20:20.100
  • that whosoever believeth in him
  • 00:20:20.100 --> 00:20:22.060
  • should not perish,
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:23.230
  • nutshell.
  • 00:20:25.090 --> 00:20:28.090
  • That's a miniature Bible.
  • 00:20:28.090 --> 00:20:30.030
  • Everything you need to know
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:32.200
  • about redemption
  • 00:20:32.200 --> 00:20:33.290
  • and salvation is in that
  • 00:20:33.290 --> 00:20:35.270
  • everything about God.
  • 00:20:36.270 --> 00:20:39.270
  • You don't have to know
  • 00:20:39.270 --> 00:20:40.170
  • everything about the Bible.
  • 00:20:40.170 --> 00:20:42.110
  • You don't have to be a
  • 00:20:42.110 --> 00:20:43.030
  • - Billy: He says, "Come now and
  • 00:20:46.040 --> 00:20:47.260
  • let us reason together," saith
  • 00:20:47.260 --> 00:20:49.160
  • the Lord.
  • 00:20:49.160 --> 00:20:50.110
  • "Though your sins be as scarlet,
  • 00:20:50.110 --> 00:20:51.290
  • they shall be as wool.
  • 00:20:53.260 --> 00:20:56.260
  • If ye be willing and obedient,
  • 00:20:56.260 --> 00:20:58.230
  • ye shall eat of the good of the
  • 00:20:58.230 --> 00:20:59.260
  • land.
  • 00:20:59.260 --> 00:21:00.240
  • But if you refuse and rebel, ye
  • 00:21:00.240 --> 00:21:03.220
  • shall be devoured with the
  • 00:21:03.220 --> 00:21:04.250
  • sword, for the mouth
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  • first day, Sunday afternoon, 34
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  • years ago.
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  • And I have the same message
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  • today.
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  • Repent or suffer the judgment of
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  • God.
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  • And whether we like to admit it
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  • or not, the whole world is in
  • 00:21:21.090 --> 00:21:23.070
  • trouble.
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  • Most nations are running huge
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  • deficits.
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  • The nations of the world stand
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  • at the very brink of Armageddon
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  • with weapons of mass destruction
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  • that could make a cinder out of
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  • this planet in a matter of
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  • hours.
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  • Crime, drugs, and pornography
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  • have invaded our country, and
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  • are destroying hundreds and
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  • thousands of old and young
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  • alike.
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  • Let us rededicate ourselves to
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  • God.
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  • And today, I want to take this
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  • opportunity to rededicate myself
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  • to the proclamation of the
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  • gospel as long as
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  • - Franklin Graham: It's a
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  • pleasure for me tonight to
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  • introduce to you my father,
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  • a man I love, Dr. Billy Graham.
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  • - Paul Crouch: Were there any
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  • kind of special handicaps
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  • growing up in the home of a very
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  • well-known and well-loved
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  • evangelist like Billy Graham?
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  • - Franklin: Oh, a lot of
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  • handicaps.
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  • I know when I was in public
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  • school, I got in fistfights and
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:38.270
  • got thrown out of school a
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  • couple of times.
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  • If you want to make your daddy
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  • mad, just get kicked out of
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  • school.
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  • - Paul: What were these
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  • fistfights all about?
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  • - Franklin: Oh, you know, being
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  • a preacher's son, they're always
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  • going to take advantage of you
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  • and smart off to you because
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  • they think you won't fight.
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  • But I would just--I'd pop them.
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  • I had a friend of mine who
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  • thought if you hit first and hit
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  • hard, you knock them off guard,
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  • and they're going to leave you
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  • alone.
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  • And if they come after you, run.
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  • You can always run, but hit 'em
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  • first.
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  • Daddy was a great--a great
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  • father, and really spent time
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  • with us children.
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  • He didn't over-discipline us,
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  • but we were taught to respect.
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  • And boy, if you wanted to get
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  • his wrath, just show disrespect
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  • for my mother and--or talk back
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  • to him.
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  • He would let us, you know, of
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  • course present our opinions, but
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  • to talk back or show disrespect,
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  • more than 12.000 ministry
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  • workers attended Billy Graham
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  • training conferences in
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  • Amsterdam.
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  • - Billy: More than 174
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  • countries are represented here,
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  • which is about 10 countries more
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  • than have ever gathered before
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  • in any event in the history of
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  • the world.
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  • And may each of us go from
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  • Amsterdam with a new commitment
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  • to do the work of an evangelist.
  • 00:24:06.120 --> 00:24:09.120
  • - narrator: In the year 2000,
  • 00:24:09.120 --> 00:24:10.140
  • another such conference was
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  • held.
  • 00:24:12.030 --> 00:24:13.040
  • This time, Dr. Graham's health
  • 00:24:13.040 --> 00:24:14.170
  • prevented him from traveling to
  • 00:24:14.170 --> 00:24:16.070
  • Amsterdam, but that didn't stop
  • 00:24:16.070 --> 00:24:18.120
  • him from sharing his heart with
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  • the attendees via satellite.
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  • - Billy: Only eternity will
  • 00:24:22.180 --> 00:24:24.010
  • reveal the full results of what
  • 00:24:24.010 --> 00:24:26.030
  • has been accomplished at
  • 00:24:26.030 --> 00:24:27.230
  • Amsterdam 2000.
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  • It has been my privilege to
  • 00:24:29.160 --> 00:24:31.000
  • travel through much of the
  • 00:24:31.000 --> 00:24:32.020
  • world, proclaiming this gospel.
  • 00:24:32.020 --> 00:24:34.250
  • As I've traveled, I've
  • 00:24:34.250 --> 00:24:36.120
  • constantly been reminded of a
  • 00:24:36.120 --> 00:24:38.240
  • story that I heard in India
  • 00:24:38.240 --> 00:24:40.290
  • about Mahatma Gandhi, who is
  • 00:24:40.290 --> 00:24:43.160
  • alleged to have said, "I would
  • 00:24:43.160 --> 00:24:45.180
  • become a Christian if I could
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:47.150
  • see one."
  • 00:24:47.150 --> 00:24:48.290
  • How we live as evangelists and
  • 00:24:49.000 --> 00:24:52.000
  • ministers is just as important
  • 00:24:52.000 --> 00:24:54.130
  • as what we say.
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  • I want to be among those who
  • 00:24:55.140 --> 00:24:58.140
  • represent our generation of
  • 00:24:58.140 --> 00:25:00.040
  • evangelists that hands the torch
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  • to a new generation of God's
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  • servants.
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:06.130
  • I believe that the power of God
  • 00:25:06.130 --> 00:25:07.250
  • the Holy Spirit has fallen on
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  • this conference, and that we
  • 00:25:10.010 --> 00:25:11.250
  • have rededicated our lives in a
  • 00:25:11.250 --> 00:25:14.090
  • new way to reflect the light of
  • 00:25:14.090 --> 00:25:16.230
  • the glory of God.
  • 00:25:16.230 --> 00:25:19.030
  • Let us light a fire that will
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  • banish moral and spiritual
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  • blight wherever we go.
  • 00:25:22.110 --> 00:25:24.270
  • Let us light a fire that will
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  • guide men and women into
  • 00:25:26.260 --> 00:25:28.040
  • tomorrow and eternity.
  • 00:25:28.040 --> 00:25:30.280
  • Let us light a fire that will
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  • roll back the poisons of racism,
  • 00:25:32.280 --> 00:25:35.130
  • poverty, and injustice.
  • 00:25:35.130 --> 00:25:37.150
  • Let us light a fire of renewed
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  • faith in the Scriptures as the
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  • Word of God.
  • 00:25:40.240 --> 00:25:42.040
  • And in worship and evangelism,
  • 00:25:42.040 --> 00:25:44.140
  • as the priority of the church,
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:47.040
  • let us light a fire of
  • 00:25:47.040 --> 00:25:48.080
  • commitment to proclaim the
  • 00:25:48.080 --> 00:25:49.270
  • gospel of Jesus Christ in the
  • 00:25:49.270 --> 00:25:51.280
  • power of the Holy Spirit to the
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  • ends of the earth, using every
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  • resource at our command and with
  • 00:25:56.010 --> 00:25:58.070
  • every ounce of our strength.
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  • Light a fire.
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  • Let the light of Jesus Christ,
  • 00:26:02.050 --> 00:26:04.040
  • the light of the world, shine
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  • throughout the whole earth until
  • 00:26:06.020 --> 00:26:08.000
  • - Billy: The gospel means
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  • good news, good news that
  • 00:26:23.010 --> 00:26:26.010
  • God loves you, that God is
  • 00:26:26.270 --> 00:26:29.270
  • willing to forgive you.
  • 00:26:29.270 --> 00:26:32.030
  • He's willing to change your
  • 00:26:32.030 --> 00:26:33.070
  • - Johnny Grant: Welcome to
  • 00:26:36.050 --> 00:26:36.250
  • another Walk of Fame ceremony.
  • 00:26:36.250 --> 00:26:38.190
  • Today, we honor a very special
  • 00:26:38.190 --> 00:26:40.280
  • man.
  • 00:26:40.280 --> 00:26:41.190
  • Billy Graham is the first
  • 00:26:41.190 --> 00:26:42.260
  • clergyman to receive a star for
  • 00:26:42.260 --> 00:26:45.130
  • preaching ministry through
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  • Yes, today on Hollywood
  • 00:26:49.170 --> 00:26:51.070
  • Boulevard, we honor Billy
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  • - Billy: You know, they talked
  • 00:27:04.200 --> 00:27:05.130
  • to me about this a number of
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  • years ago.
  • 00:27:06.190 --> 00:27:08.020
  • And they didn't offer it, they
  • 00:27:08.020 --> 00:27:09.080
  • just talked to me about it.
  • 00:27:09.080 --> 00:27:10.200
  • And I said no, I was not
  • 00:27:10.250 --> 00:27:13.250
  • interested because I couldn't
  • 00:27:13.250 --> 00:27:15.060
  • think of a biblical reason why
  • 00:27:15.060 --> 00:27:17.070
  • my name should be among a group
  • 00:27:17.070 --> 00:27:19.090
  • of entertainers.
  • 00:27:19.090 --> 00:27:21.040
  • But then I came to meet so many
  • 00:27:21.040 --> 00:27:22.200
  • wonderful religious people among
  • 00:27:22.200 --> 00:27:25.130
  • the entertainment people, and
  • 00:27:25.130 --> 00:27:27.270
  • also I began to realize, as has
  • 00:27:27.270 --> 00:27:30.230
  • already been suggested, that
  • 00:27:30.230 --> 00:27:32.240
  • when people walk by here and see
  • 00:27:32.240 --> 00:27:34.060
  • the name Billy Graham and some
  • 00:27:34.060 --> 00:27:35.150
  • kid yells out, "Who in the world
  • 00:27:35.150 --> 00:27:37.090
  • was Billy Graham?
  • 00:27:37.090 --> 00:27:38.260
  • What rock group did he play
  • 00:27:38.260 --> 00:27:40.050
  • for?"
  • 00:27:40.120 --> 00:27:43.120
  • they'll be answered and say,
  • 00:27:43.120 --> 00:27:45.010
  • "No, he was a preacher of the
  • 00:27:45.010 --> 00:27:46.100
  • gospel."
  • 00:27:46.100 --> 00:27:47.190
  • And they might explain the
  • 00:27:47.190 --> 00:27:48.170
  • gospel to them.
  • 00:27:48.170 --> 00:27:50.040
  • And many people may find Christ
  • 00:27:50.040 --> 00:27:51.190
  • in that.
  • 00:27:53.140 --> 00:27:56.140
  • But in a greater way, this honor
  • 00:27:56.140 --> 00:27:59.110
  • today belongs to God.
  • 00:27:59.110 --> 00:28:01.160
  • I am reminded of the prayer of
  • 00:28:01.160 --> 00:28:02.220
  • King David, the great king of
  • 00:28:02.220 --> 00:28:04.010
  • Israel.
  • 00:28:04.010 --> 00:28:05.040
  • "Yours, O Lord, is the greatness
  • 00:28:05.040 --> 00:28:06.160
  • and the power and the glory and
  • 00:28:06.160 --> 00:28:08.010
  • the majesty and the splendor,
  • 00:28:08.010 --> 00:28:09.240
  • for everything in heaven and
  • 00:28:09.240 --> 00:28:11.000
  • earth is yours.
  • 00:28:11.000 --> 00:28:12.050
  • Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom.
  • 00:28:12.050 --> 00:28:13.290
  • You're exalted above all."
  • 00:28:13.290 --> 00:28:16.230
  • There's a subtle and profound
  • 00:28:16.230 --> 00:28:18.010
  • difference between erecting a
  • 00:28:18.010 --> 00:28:19.120
  • memorial to a man and leaving
  • 00:28:19.120 --> 00:28:21.240
  • behind a marker for the glory of
  • 00:28:21.240 --> 00:28:24.090
  • - Billy: Mr. Khrushchev says
  • 00:28:26.230 --> 00:28:27.250
  • that history is on his side.
  • 00:28:27.250 --> 00:28:30.130
  • Mr. Kennedy says history is on
  • 00:28:30.130 --> 00:28:32.090
  • his side.
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  • I want to say tonight they're
  • 00:28:34.020 --> 00:28:35.140
  • both wrong.
  • 00:28:35.140 --> 00:28:37.290
  • History is on the
  • 00:28:37.290 --> 00:28:39.090
  • President Harry Truman, Dr.
  • 00:28:40.230 --> 00:28:43.230
  • Graham has ministered to and
  • 00:28:43.230 --> 00:28:45.200
  • prayed with every US president
  • 00:28:45.200 --> 00:28:48.100
  • up to George W.
  • 00:28:48.100 --> 00:28:49.120
  • Bush, 11 in all.
  • 00:28:49.120 --> 00:28:52.000
  • All looked to Dr. Graham for
  • 00:28:52.000 --> 00:28:53.190
  • prayer and spiritual guidance.
  • 00:28:53.190 --> 00:28:56.140
  • One example of Billy's
  • 00:28:56.140 --> 00:28:57.210
  • willingness to be available for
  • 00:28:57.210 --> 00:28:59.080
  • ministry occurred in 1993,
  • 00:28:59.080 --> 00:29:01.210
  • during the transition between
  • 00:29:01.210 --> 00:29:03.070
  • the Bush and Clinton
  • 00:29:03.070 --> 00:29:04.140
  • administrations.
  • 00:29:04.140 --> 00:29:05.130
  • - Billy: The president called
  • 00:29:05.130 --> 00:29:06.160
  • him a few weeks back and said,
  • 00:29:07.090 --> 00:29:10.090
  • "Billy, we've spent a lot of
  • 00:29:10.090 --> 00:29:12.080
  • time together, and would you
  • 00:29:12.080 --> 00:29:13.270
  • spend the last night with me in
  • 00:29:13.270 --> 00:29:15.040
  • the White House?
  • 00:29:15.040 --> 00:29:15.250
  • Let's just reminisce.
  • 00:29:15.250 --> 00:29:16.160
  • No agenda.
  • 00:29:16.160 --> 00:29:17.290
  • We'll just sit back, and tell
  • 00:29:17.290 --> 00:29:19.280
  • stories, and just stay up late
  • 00:29:20.290 --> 00:29:23.290
  • and talk."
  • 00:29:23.290 --> 00:29:25.090
  • And then president-elect Clinton
  • 00:29:26.160 --> 00:29:29.160
  • called and asked if my father
  • 00:29:29.160 --> 00:29:31.050
  • would do the prayer at the
  • 00:29:31.050 --> 00:29:32.270
  • inauguration.
  • 00:29:32.270 --> 00:29:33.240
  • And my father asked the
  • 00:29:33.240 --> 00:29:34.280
  • president, Mr. Bush, if that
  • 00:29:34.280 --> 00:29:37.220
  • would be a problem.
  • 00:29:37.220 --> 00:29:39.250
  • And George said, "Absolutely
  • 00:29:39.250 --> 00:29:41.280
  • not, Billy.
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  • Do it."
  • 00:29:42.230 --> 00:29:43.200
  • He said, "Our nation needs to
  • 00:29:43.230 --> 00:29:46.230
  • have someone like you standing
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  • - Billy: Our Father, we pray
  • 00:29:52.190 --> 00:29:53.210
  • that as we come to the end of
  • 00:29:53.210 --> 00:29:55.210
  • this ceremony, that we will long
  • 00:29:55.210 --> 00:29:58.100
  • remember the challenges that we
  • 00:29:58.100 --> 00:30:00.150
  • have heard.
  • 00:30:00.150 --> 00:30:02.060
  • The Lord bless us and keep us.
  • 00:30:03.090 --> 00:30:06.090
  • The Lord make his face shine
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  • upon us and be gracious unto us.
  • 00:30:08.040 --> 00:30:11.040
  • The Lord lift up his countenance
  • 00:30:11.040 --> 00:30:12.250
  • upon us and give us peace.
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  • In the name of the Father
  • 00:30:16.030 --> 00:30:17.200
  • and of the Son and
  • 00:30:17.200 --> 00:30:19.290
  • - narrator: In April of 1994,
  • 00:30:23.210 --> 00:30:25.110
  • Dr. Graham ministered at the
  • 00:30:25.110 --> 00:30:27.000
  • funeral of former president
  • 00:30:27.000 --> 00:30:28.150
  • Richard Nixon.
  • 00:30:28.150 --> 00:30:30.030
  • - Billy: I'll never forget the
  • 00:30:30.030 --> 00:30:30.250
  • president sitting down on the
  • 00:30:30.250 --> 00:30:32.050
  • spur of the moment at an old,
  • 00:30:32.050 --> 00:30:33.200
  • battered Steinway that they had
  • 00:30:33.200 --> 00:30:36.000
  • there, playing the old hymn, "He
  • 00:30:36.000 --> 00:30:38.210
  • will hold me fast, for my Savior
  • 00:30:38.210 --> 00:30:41.100
  • loves me so.
  • 00:30:41.100 --> 00:30:43.060
  • He will hold me fast."
  • 00:30:43.060 --> 00:30:45.070
  • John Dunn said that there's a
  • 00:30:45.130 --> 00:30:48.130
  • democracy about death.
  • 00:30:48.130 --> 00:30:50.120
  • It comes equally to us all, and
  • 00:30:50.120 --> 00:30:53.010
  • makes us all equal when it
  • 00:30:53.010 --> 00:30:54.080
  • comes.
  • 00:30:54.080 --> 00:30:55.110
  • And I think today, every one of
  • 00:30:55.110 --> 00:30:57.040
  • us ought to be thinking about
  • 00:30:57.040 --> 00:30:58.120
  • our own time to die because we
  • 00:30:58.150 --> 00:31:01.170
  • too are going to die, and we're
  • 00:31:01.170 --> 00:31:03.210
  • going to have to face Almighty
  • 00:31:03.210 --> 00:31:05.120
  • God with the life that we lived
  • 00:31:05.120 --> 00:31:07.170
  • here.
  • 00:31:07.170 --> 00:31:09.120
  • There comes a time when we have
  • 00:31:09.120 --> 00:31:12.090
  • to realize that life is short.
  • 00:31:12.090 --> 00:31:14.280
  • And in the end, the only thing
  • 00:31:14.280 --> 00:31:16.000
  • that really counts is not how
  • 00:31:16.000 --> 00:31:18.070
  • others see us here, but how God
  • 00:31:18.070 --> 00:31:20.010
  • sees us, and what the record
  • 00:31:20.010 --> 00:31:22.040
  • books of heaven have to say.
  • 00:31:22.040 --> 00:31:24.230
  • For the believer who has been to
  • 00:31:24.230 --> 00:31:25.260
  • the cross, death is no frightful
  • 00:31:25.260 --> 00:31:28.180
  • leap into the dark,
  • 00:31:28.180 --> 00:31:30.020
  • but is an entrance
  • 00:31:30.020 --> 00:31:31.070
  • - narrator: In the aftermath of
  • 00:31:34.160 --> 00:31:35.270
  • the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Dr.
  • 00:31:35.270 --> 00:31:38.000
  • Graham had the opportunity to
  • 00:31:38.000 --> 00:31:39.150
  • - Billy: President and Mrs.
  • 00:31:41.260 --> 00:31:42.250
  • Bush, I want to say a personal
  • 00:31:43.130 --> 00:31:46.130
  • word.
  • 00:31:46.130 --> 00:31:47.010
  • Thank you for calling this day
  • 00:31:47.010 --> 00:31:48.240
  • We needed it at this time.
  • 00:31:52.040 --> 00:31:55.040
  • We come together today to
  • 00:31:55.090 --> 00:31:58.090
  • reaffirm our conviction that God
  • 00:31:58.090 --> 00:32:00.120
  • cares for us, whatever our
  • 00:32:00.190 --> 00:32:03.190
  • ethnic, religious, or political
  • 00:32:03.200 --> 00:32:06.200
  • background may be.
  • 00:32:06.200 --> 00:32:09.080
  • The Bible says that he's the God
  • 00:32:09.080 --> 00:32:11.250
  • of all comfort, who comforts us
  • 00:32:11.250 --> 00:32:14.140
  • in our troubles.
  • 00:32:14.140 --> 00:32:16.050
  • Difficult as it may be for us to
  • 00:32:16.050 --> 00:32:17.240
  • see right now, this event can
  • 00:32:17.240 --> 00:32:20.030
  • give a message of hope, hope for
  • 00:32:20.030 --> 00:32:22.240
  • the present and hope for the
  • 00:32:22.240 --> 00:32:24.230
  • future.
  • 00:32:24.230 --> 00:32:25.260
  • Yes, there is hope.
  • 00:32:25.260 --> 00:32:28.140
  • There's hope for the present
  • 00:32:28.140 --> 00:32:30.060
  • because I believe the stage has
  • 00:32:30.060 --> 00:32:31.250
  • already been set for a new
  • 00:32:31.250 --> 00:32:33.240
  • spirit in our nation.
  • 00:32:33.240 --> 00:32:36.020
  • One of the things we desperately
  • 00:32:36.020 --> 00:32:37.150
  • need is a spiritual renewal in
  • 00:32:37.150 --> 00:32:40.110
  • this country.
  • 00:32:40.110 --> 00:32:41.250
  • We need a spiritual revival in
  • 00:32:41.250 --> 00:32:43.210
  • America.
  • 00:32:43.210 --> 00:32:45.110
  • Here in this majestic national
  • 00:32:45.110 --> 00:32:48.060
  • cathedral, we see all around us
  • 00:32:48.200 --> 00:32:51.200
  • symbols of the cross.
  • 00:32:51.210 --> 00:32:54.210
  • For the Christian, the cross
  • 00:32:54.210 --> 00:32:56.170
  • tells us that God understands
  • 00:32:56.170 --> 00:32:59.020
  • our sin and our suffering.
  • 00:32:59.270 --> 00:33:02.290
  • For he took upon himself in the
  • 00:33:02.290 --> 00:33:05.090
  • person of Jesus Christ our sins
  • 00:33:06.200 --> 00:33:09.200
  • and our suffering.
  • 00:33:09.200 --> 00:33:11.070
  • And from the cross, God
  • 00:33:11.070 --> 00:33:13.160
  • declares, "I love you."
  • 00:33:13.160 --> 00:33:15.080
  • My prayer today is that we will
  • 00:33:16.160 --> 00:33:19.160
  • feel the loving arms of God
  • 00:33:19.160 --> 00:33:22.000
  • wrapped around us, and we'll
  • 00:33:22.000 --> 00:33:24.100
  • know in our hearts that he will
  • 00:33:24.100 --> 00:33:26.110
  • never forsake us
  • 00:33:26.110 --> 00:33:27.160
  • - narrator: Dr. Graham found
  • 00:33:30.140 --> 00:33:31.110
  • himself in the company of
  • 00:33:31.110 --> 00:33:32.130
  • dignitaries and world leaders as
  • 00:33:32.130 --> 00:33:34.210
  • well.
  • 00:33:34.210 --> 00:33:35.110
  • - Billy: This is a very
  • 00:33:35.110 --> 00:33:36.160
  • strategic moment to get before
  • 00:33:36.160 --> 00:33:38.230
  • people and tell them that God
  • 00:33:38.230 --> 00:33:40.130
  • loves them, that God has a plan.
  • 00:33:41.170 --> 00:33:44.170
  • Man has dissatisfaction.
  • 00:33:44.170 --> 00:33:46.000
  • There's no sense of fulfillment
  • 00:33:46.000 --> 00:33:47.120
  • in his heart.
  • 00:33:47.120 --> 00:33:48.020
  • I was at Harvard University some
  • 00:33:48.020 --> 00:33:50.030
  • months ago, and I had a talk
  • 00:33:50.030 --> 00:33:52.180
  • with the president of Harvard.
  • 00:33:52.180 --> 00:33:54.150
  • And I said, "What's the greatest
  • 00:33:54.150 --> 00:33:55.270
  • problem among students at
  • 00:33:55.270 --> 00:33:57.120
  • Harvard?"
  • 00:33:57.120 --> 00:33:58.020
  • He thought a moment and he said,
  • 00:33:58.020 --> 00:33:59.270
  • "Emptiness."
  • 00:33:59.270 --> 00:34:01.090
  • He said, "There's a sense of
  • 00:34:01.090 --> 00:34:02.220
  • emptiness and lack of
  • 00:34:02.220 --> 00:34:03.250
  • fulfillment."
  • 00:34:03.250 --> 00:34:05.030
  • And I said, "Only God can meet
  • 00:34:05.030 --> 00:34:06.280
  • - Billy: This is God's Word.
  • 00:34:13.150 --> 00:34:14.280
  • It's his message for you right
  • 00:34:14.280 --> 00:34:16.250
  • now.
  • 00:34:16.250 --> 00:34:17.150
  • It never changes because your
  • 00:34:17.150 --> 00:34:19.080
  • heart never changes.
  • 00:34:19.080 --> 00:34:20.260
  • It's sinful.
  • 00:34:20.260 --> 00:34:22.020
  • It needs this Word.
  • 00:34:22.020 --> 00:34:23.260
  • It needs the Word of God.
  • 00:34:23.260 --> 00:34:26.010
  • It needs the cross of Christ.
  • 00:34:26.010 --> 00:34:28.110
  • It needs the fact that he rose
  • 00:34:28.110 --> 00:34:29.280
  • again.
  • 00:34:29.280 --> 00:34:31.040
  • It needs the gospel.
  • 00:34:31.040 --> 00:34:33.100
  • And it's all in this book for
  • 00:34:33.100 --> 00:34:35.170
  • you.
  • 00:34:35.170 --> 00:34:36.110
  • God is a God of judgment.
  • 00:34:36.110 --> 00:34:38.040
  • He's going to judge you.
  • 00:34:38.040 --> 00:34:39.030
  • There's going to be a great
  • 00:34:39.030 --> 00:34:40.060
  • judgment someday, and you're
  • 00:34:40.060 --> 00:34:41.240
  • going to stand before God.
  • 00:34:41.240 --> 00:34:43.290
  • And you won't stand with a big
  • 00:34:43.290 --> 00:34:45.080
  • crowd of people and your
  • 00:34:45.080 --> 00:34:46.100
  • friends.
  • 00:34:46.100 --> 00:34:47.010
  • You're going to be alone.
  • 00:34:47.010 --> 00:34:49.110
  • And he's going to look at you,
  • 00:34:49.110 --> 00:34:51.000
  • and you have to give an account.
  • 00:34:51.000 --> 00:34:53.230
  • And the only thing that you can
  • 00:34:53.230 --> 00:34:55.170
  • do that could save you on that
  • 00:34:55.170 --> 00:34:57.110
  • - Billy: Are you in the
  • 00:35:00.140 --> 00:35:01.040
  • kingdom, or are you outside the
  • 00:35:01.040 --> 00:35:03.260
  • kingdom?
  • 00:35:03.260 --> 00:35:04.160
  • Because there are thousands of
  • 00:35:04.160 --> 00:35:05.140
  • people here that think they're
  • 00:35:05.140 --> 00:35:06.170
  • in the kingdom, but they're not.
  • 00:35:06.170 --> 00:35:08.140
  • Jesus said, "You serve me with
  • 00:35:08.140 --> 00:35:09.290
  • your lips, but your heart is far
  • 00:35:09.290 --> 00:35:11.140
  • from me."
  • 00:35:11.140 --> 00:35:12.110
  • You haven't really surrendered
  • 00:35:12.110 --> 00:35:13.230
  • totally to Christ.
  • 00:35:13.230 --> 00:35:15.150
  • Tonight is the night.
  • 00:35:15.150 --> 00:35:17.220
  • We never know when our last day
  • 00:35:17.220 --> 00:35:19.120
  • is going to take place, our last
  • 00:35:19.120 --> 00:35:21.200
  • moment.
  • 00:35:21.200 --> 00:35:22.100
  • For some people on the way home,
  • 00:35:22.100 --> 00:35:23.200
  • tonight may be their last night.
  • 00:35:23.200 --> 00:35:26.130
  • You never know.
  • 00:35:26.130 --> 00:35:28.100
  • But get up and come, and make
  • 00:35:28.100 --> 00:35:29.220
  • this a public declaration that,
  • 00:35:29.220 --> 00:35:31.190
  • from now on, I want Christ to
  • 00:35:31.190 --> 00:35:34.100
  • change me.
  • 00:35:34.100 --> 00:35:35.180
  • I want to be a new person.
  • 00:35:35.180 --> 00:35:37.180
  • You come; we're going to
  • 00:35:37.180 --> 00:35:38.180
  • - Billy: Now, I'm
  • 00:35:53.120 --> 00:35:54.000
  • going to ask that all of us have
  • 00:35:54.000 --> 00:35:55.010
  • a prayer together, a prayer
  • 00:35:55.010 --> 00:35:58.010
  • together.
  • 00:35:58.010 --> 00:36:00.210
  • I want to lead you in this
  • 00:36:00.210 --> 00:36:02.010
  • prayer phrase by phrase, and I
  • 00:36:02.010 --> 00:36:03.240
  • want you to pray it out loud.
  • 00:36:03.240 --> 00:36:06.020
  • Pray it out loud after me, and
  • 00:36:06.050 --> 00:36:09.050
  • pray it real loud so we can all
  • 00:36:09.050 --> 00:36:11.000
  • hear.
  • 00:36:11.000 --> 00:36:12.230
  • Oh God, I am a sinner.
  • 00:36:15.210 --> 00:36:18.210
  • I'm sorry for my sin.
  • 00:36:19.290 --> 00:36:22.290
  • I'm willing to turn from my sin.
  • 00:36:24.240 --> 00:36:27.240
  • I receive Christ as Savior.
  • 00:36:29.260 --> 00:36:32.260
  • I confess him as Lord.
  • 00:36:34.020 --> 00:36:37.020
  • From this moment on, I want to
  • 00:36:37.130 --> 00:36:40.130
  • follow him and serve him in the
  • 00:36:43.000 --> 00:36:46.000
  • fellowship of his church.
  • 00:36:47.030 --> 00:36:50.030
  • - Paul: Dr. Graham, welcome to
  • 00:36:54.290 --> 00:36:56.010
  • Southern California.
  • 00:36:56.010 --> 00:36:57.210
  • And Jan and I couldn't be more
  • 00:36:57.210 --> 00:36:59.180
  • honored to have you here.
  • 00:36:59.180 --> 00:37:01.210
  • And I want to remind you of one
  • 00:37:01.210 --> 00:37:03.100
  • little thing that you said to me
  • 00:37:03.100 --> 00:37:05.140
  • about 3 or 4 years ago in
  • 00:37:05.140 --> 00:37:06.270
  • We were backstage, and Franklin
  • 00:37:09.050 --> 00:37:10.290
  • was there, and we got to spend
  • 00:37:10.290 --> 00:37:12.160
  • just a few minutes with you.
  • 00:37:12.160 --> 00:37:14.030
  • You remember that?
  • 00:37:14.030 --> 00:37:15.170
  • And you looked up at me and you
  • 00:37:15.170 --> 00:37:17.010
  • said, "Paul, someday, I want to
  • 00:37:17.010 --> 00:37:19.260
  • just come out to Southern
  • 00:37:19.260 --> 00:37:20.290
  • California, and sit down with
  • 00:37:20.290 --> 00:37:22.170
  • you and Jan, and just talk.
  • 00:37:22.170 --> 00:37:25.070
  • - Billy: I remember that.
  • 00:37:25.070 --> 00:37:26.090
  • - Paul: Well, here we are in
  • 00:37:26.090 --> 00:37:27.280
  • Southern California, so we want
  • 00:37:27.280 --> 00:37:29.180
  • to just talk.
  • 00:37:29.180 --> 00:37:30.210
  • - Billy: Well, thank you.
  • 00:37:30.210 --> 00:37:31.110
  • - Paul: And hear from you.
  • 00:37:31.110 --> 00:37:34.060
  • And my goodness, to think, what,
  • 00:37:34.060 --> 00:37:36.200
  • it was 55 years ago, what, you
  • 00:37:37.030 --> 00:37:40.030
  • began your major ministry right
  • 00:37:40.090 --> 00:37:43.090
  • here in Los Angeles.
  • 00:37:43.090 --> 00:37:44.080
  • - Billy: That's right.
  • 00:37:44.080 --> 00:37:46.090
  • Then I came back and held a week
  • 00:37:46.220 --> 00:37:49.220
  • or 2 weeks here in the Rose
  • 00:37:49.220 --> 00:37:51.010
  • Bowl, but most people have
  • 00:37:51.010 --> 00:37:52.160
  • forgotten that.
  • 00:37:52.160 --> 00:37:53.060
  • I can't find anybody remembers
  • 00:37:53.060 --> 00:37:54.210
  • it except the newspaper
  • 00:37:54.210 --> 00:37:56.070
  • clippings.
  • 00:37:56.070 --> 00:37:57.190
  • - Paul: Really?
  • 00:37:57.190 --> 00:37:58.090
  • - Billy: Yes.
  • 00:37:58.090 --> 00:37:58.290
  • And then we came back a year
  • 00:37:58.290 --> 00:37:59.270
  • later to the Hollywood Bowl.
  • 00:37:59.270 --> 00:38:01.260
  • We were there for 3 or 4 weeks.
  • 00:38:01.260 --> 00:38:04.200
  • And then years later, I came to
  • 00:38:04.200 --> 00:38:06.150
  • Anaheim Stadium and then to the
  • 00:38:06.170 --> 00:38:09.170
  • Coliseum.
  • 00:38:09.170 --> 00:38:11.060
  • Twenty-five different crusades
  • 00:38:11.060 --> 00:38:12.250
  • we've held here.
  • 00:38:12.250 --> 00:38:13.280
  • - Paul: Jan went up to the
  • 00:38:13.280 --> 00:38:14.220
  • Fresno one not too long ago.
  • 00:38:14.220 --> 00:38:16.220
  • - Billy: We were in Fresno.
  • 00:38:16.220 --> 00:38:18.260
  • - Paul: Let me ask you this.
  • 00:38:18.260 --> 00:38:21.200
  • Is--this is a tough question,
  • 00:38:21.200 --> 00:38:22.270
  • and there may not be any answer,
  • 00:38:22.270 --> 00:38:24.070
  • but in 55 years of fabulous
  • 00:38:25.010 --> 00:38:28.010
  • crusades, does any 1 or 2 or 3
  • 00:38:28.160 --> 00:38:31.160
  • stand out in your mind as being
  • 00:38:31.160 --> 00:38:33.190
  • exceptional or special?
  • 00:38:33.190 --> 00:38:36.180
  • - Billy: I would think the one
  • 00:38:36.180 --> 00:38:37.130
  • in '49 because we weren't known
  • 00:38:37.130 --> 00:38:39.180
  • at that time.
  • 00:38:39.180 --> 00:38:40.210
  • And then in '54 in London, where
  • 00:38:40.210 --> 00:38:43.150
  • we stayed so long.
  • 00:38:43.150 --> 00:38:44.160
  • The newspapers opposed us in the
  • 00:38:44.160 --> 00:38:47.160
  • beginning, but they switched
  • 00:38:47.160 --> 00:38:48.260
  • around, and all the press in
  • 00:38:48.260 --> 00:38:51.000
  • London made a big thing out of
  • 00:38:51.000 --> 00:38:52.270
  • it before we were finished.
  • 00:38:52.270 --> 00:38:54.030
  • The church, the Archbishop of
  • 00:38:54.030 --> 00:38:56.140
  • Canterbury, all those things.
  • 00:38:56.140 --> 00:38:57.270
  • And then the second one would be
  • 00:38:58.250 --> 00:39:01.270
  • New York, where we stayed for 16
  • 00:39:01.270 --> 00:39:03.290
  • weeks at Madison Square Garden.
  • 00:39:03.290 --> 00:39:05.210
  • And I didn't have enough
  • 00:39:05.210 --> 00:39:07.160
  • sermons.
  • 00:39:07.160 --> 00:39:08.060
  • I had to make them up every day.
  • 00:39:08.060 --> 00:39:09.160
  • That was a big job, but the Holy
  • 00:39:09.160 --> 00:39:12.010
  • Spirit took over, and I could
  • 00:39:12.010 --> 00:39:14.040
  • sense his presence night after
  • 00:39:14.040 --> 00:39:15.250
  • night.
  • 00:39:15.250 --> 00:39:16.150
  • Then going to Moscow I think in
  • 00:39:18.190 --> 00:39:21.190
  • the early 80s, and speaking at
  • 00:39:22.030 --> 00:39:25.030
  • the peace conference opened up
  • 00:39:25.030 --> 00:39:27.110
  • all of Eastern Europe, and I was
  • 00:39:27.110 --> 00:39:29.110
  • able to go back and hold
  • 00:39:29.110 --> 00:39:30.160
  • crusades all over Eastern
  • 00:39:30.160 --> 00:39:32.030
  • Europe.
  • 00:39:32.030 --> 00:39:33.060
  • And Moscow was one of the great
  • 00:39:33.060 --> 00:39:34.220
  • crusades we ever held in the
  • 00:39:34.220 --> 00:39:36.280
  • Olympic stadium night after
  • 00:39:36.280 --> 00:39:38.130
  • night.
  • 00:39:38.130 --> 00:39:39.030
  • It was jammed, thousands in the
  • 00:39:39.030 --> 00:39:40.290
  • streets.
  • 00:39:40.290 --> 00:39:41.270
  • - Paul: Praise God.
  • 00:39:41.270 --> 00:39:42.220
  • - Billy: And when I gave the
  • 00:39:42.220 --> 00:39:44.010
  • invitation the first night,
  • 00:39:44.010 --> 00:39:45.210
  • about half the audience came
  • 00:39:45.210 --> 00:39:47.060
  • forward.
  • 00:39:47.060 --> 00:39:48.280
  • And I told them to go back.
  • 00:39:48.280 --> 00:39:50.000
  • I said, "You've misunderstood."
  • 00:39:50.000 --> 00:39:51.140
  • I tried to explain it all over
  • 00:39:51.140 --> 00:39:53.080
  • and even more came.
  • 00:39:53.080 --> 00:39:55.160
  • And so, those are outstanding
  • 00:39:55.160 --> 00:39:58.110
  • memories that I have, but there
  • 00:39:58.110 --> 00:40:00.250
  • are other memories of much
  • 00:40:00.250 --> 00:40:02.200
  • smaller situations of individual
  • 00:40:02.200 --> 00:40:05.190
  • witnessing to someone that mean
  • 00:40:07.130 --> 00:40:10.130
  • a lot in my memory.
  • 00:40:10.130 --> 00:40:12.150
  • - Paul: How about the
  • 00:40:12.150 --> 00:40:13.120
  • presidents of the United States?
  • 00:40:13.120 --> 00:40:15.090
  • I understand--I read a little of
  • 00:40:15.090 --> 00:40:16.270
  • your book, and Harry Truman I
  • 00:40:16.270 --> 00:40:18.200
  • think was the first president
  • 00:40:18.200 --> 00:40:19.250
  • that you got to meet with.
  • 00:40:19.250 --> 00:40:21.290
  • And then you've met, I think,
  • 00:40:21.290 --> 00:40:23.050
  • with every successive president
  • 00:40:23.050 --> 00:40:25.070
  • since Truman, haven't you?
  • 00:40:25.070 --> 00:40:27.100
  • What do you say to the
  • 00:40:27.100 --> 00:40:28.140
  • presidents of the United States?
  • 00:40:28.140 --> 00:40:30.070
  • - Billy: Just what I say to
  • 00:40:30.070 --> 00:40:30.270
  • anybody else.
  • 00:40:30.270 --> 00:40:32.120
  • They're all warm, and I have had
  • 00:40:34.150 --> 00:40:37.150
  • friends who were--most of them I
  • 00:40:37.160 --> 00:40:40.160
  • knew before they ever became
  • 00:40:40.160 --> 00:40:42.030
  • president.
  • 00:40:42.030 --> 00:40:43.290
  • Like John Kennedy, I played golf
  • 00:40:43.290 --> 00:40:45.240
  • with him before he became
  • 00:40:45.240 --> 00:40:47.160
  • president.
  • 00:40:47.160 --> 00:40:48.060
  • Of course, I knew Lyndon Johnson
  • 00:40:48.170 --> 00:40:51.170
  • long before he became president.
  • 00:40:51.170 --> 00:40:54.100
  • I knew Nixon a long time before
  • 00:40:55.190 --> 00:40:58.190
  • he became president.
  • 00:40:58.190 --> 00:40:59.200
  • And Ronald Reagan, I knew him I
  • 00:41:02.170 --> 00:41:05.170
  • guess the best of the various
  • 00:41:05.170 --> 00:41:06.290
  • presidents because I was with
  • 00:41:08.060 --> 00:41:11.060
  • him here in California before he
  • 00:41:11.060 --> 00:41:12.220
  • ever became governor.
  • 00:41:12.220 --> 00:41:13.260
  • We became friends.
  • 00:41:14.010 --> 00:41:17.010
  • It's been a blessing to me to
  • 00:41:17.010 --> 00:41:18.040
  • have TBN in my home because
  • 00:41:18.040 --> 00:41:20.210
  • there's no other Christian
  • 00:41:20.210 --> 00:41:22.040
  • station, you know, and we don't
  • 00:41:22.140 --> 00:41:25.140
  • see very much except TBN.
  • 00:41:25.140 --> 00:41:27.280
  • - Paul: Well, I try everyone I
  • 00:41:27.280 --> 00:41:29.290
  • meet to talk them out of a TV
  • 00:41:29.290 --> 00:41:31.150
  • - Billy: So thankful for your
  • 00:41:35.250 --> 00:41:36.270
  • ministry.
  • 00:41:36.270 --> 00:41:37.270
  • - Paul: One question I've
  • 00:41:37.270 --> 00:41:38.230
  • always wanted to ask you, and
  • 00:41:38.230 --> 00:41:40.030
  • that is, is there anything in
  • 00:41:40.030 --> 00:41:42.190
  • all of your great crusade
  • 00:41:43.140 --> 00:41:46.140
  • career, 55 years, my goodness,
  • 00:41:47.000 --> 00:41:50.000
  • has there ever been anything or
  • 00:41:50.230 --> 00:41:53.230
  • any place you wanted to go or
  • 00:41:53.230 --> 00:41:56.070
  • something you wanted to do that
  • 00:41:56.070 --> 00:41:58.010
  • you haven't yet gotten to do?
  • 00:41:58.150 --> 00:42:01.170
  • - Billy: I think in Eastern
  • 00:42:01.170 --> 00:42:02.160
  • Europe and Russia used to be one
  • 00:42:02.190 --> 00:42:05.190
  • that I wanted to go, and then
  • 00:42:05.190 --> 00:42:06.250
  • the Lord opened the door
  • 00:42:06.250 --> 00:42:08.000
  • wonderfully, and I went to all
  • 00:42:08.000 --> 00:42:10.040
  • those countries.
  • 00:42:10.040 --> 00:42:11.240
  • - Paul: How many countries have
  • 00:42:11.240 --> 00:42:13.040
  • you been in?
  • 00:42:13.040 --> 00:42:14.260
  • - Billy: I don't really know,
  • 00:42:14.260 --> 00:42:16.140
  • some 80 or 90 I think, something
  • 00:42:16.140 --> 00:42:19.070
  • like that.
  • 00:42:19.070 --> 00:42:20.030
  • I've preached in every country
  • 00:42:20.030 --> 00:42:21.100
  • in Latin America except Bolivia.
  • 00:42:21.100 --> 00:42:23.050
  • And I've preached in all the
  • 00:42:23.050 --> 00:42:26.000
  • countries of Europe, and Asia,
  • 00:42:27.250 --> 00:42:30.250
  • and China, and Japan.
  • 00:42:30.250 --> 00:42:32.000
  • I've held a number of crusades
  • 00:42:32.000 --> 00:42:33.210
  • in Japan.
  • 00:42:33.210 --> 00:42:34.110
  • And I didn't hold any crusade in
  • 00:42:36.110 --> 00:42:39.110
  • China, but I've preached in
  • 00:42:39.110 --> 00:42:40.280
  • - Jan Crouch: Wow.
  • 00:42:44.120 --> 00:42:45.030
  • China will open to the gospel.
  • 00:42:45.030 --> 00:42:46.290
  • - Billy: China is the coming
  • 00:42:46.290 --> 00:42:48.080
  • country in my judgment.
  • 00:42:48.120 --> 00:42:51.120
  • - Paul: I have visited the
  • 00:42:51.120 --> 00:42:52.230
  • leaders of China two times.
  • 00:42:52.230 --> 00:42:55.010
  • - Billy: I know, I've watched
  • 00:42:55.010 --> 00:42:56.080
  • it on the program.
  • 00:42:56.080 --> 00:42:57.260
  • - Paul: And now, I'm starting
  • 00:42:57.260 --> 00:42:59.050
  • to get letters and emails from
  • 00:42:59.050 --> 00:43:01.130
  • China.
  • 00:43:01.130 --> 00:43:02.180
  • And the little dishes are coming
  • 00:43:02.180 --> 00:43:04.080
  • up from Hong Kong into mainland
  • 00:43:04.080 --> 00:43:06.070
  • China, and I'm getting all kinds
  • 00:43:06.070 --> 00:43:08.120
  • of communications.
  • 00:43:08.120 --> 00:43:09.250
  • Now, we're starting to translate
  • 00:43:09.250 --> 00:43:11.110
  • and subtitle into the Mandarin
  • 00:43:11.110 --> 00:43:13.250
  • language.
  • 00:43:13.250 --> 00:43:14.150
  • You're preaching in China,
  • 00:43:14.150 --> 00:43:16.070
  • Brother Graham.
  • 00:43:16.070 --> 00:43:17.110
  • - Billy: Well, that's
  • 00:43:17.110 --> 00:43:18.160
  • wonderful.
  • 00:43:18.160 --> 00:43:19.060
  • Well, I'm grateful.
  • 00:43:19.060 --> 00:43:20.240
  • Really, thank you for coming to
  • 00:43:21.070 --> 00:43:24.070
  • see me.
  • 00:43:24.070 --> 00:43:25.020
  • - Jan: Oh, thank you.
  • 00:43:25.020 --> 00:43:26.040
  • - Paul: We're honored.
  • 00:43:26.040 --> 00:43:26.240
  • - Jan: We love you so much.
  • 00:43:26.240 --> 00:43:28.070
  • - Billy: Well, thank you.
  • 00:43:28.070 --> 00:43:29.050
  • You've proven that by the kind
  • 00:43:29.050 --> 00:43:31.140
  • things you say and what you're
  • 00:43:31.140 --> 00:43:32.240
  • doing.
  • 00:43:32.240 --> 00:43:34.070
  • - Paul: If you had your life to
  • 00:43:34.070 --> 00:43:35.240
  • live all over again, would you
  • 00:43:35.240 --> 00:43:38.020
  • do anything different?
  • 00:43:38.020 --> 00:43:39.250
  • - Billy: Yes, I would study
  • 00:43:39.250 --> 00:43:40.270
  • more.
  • 00:43:40.270 --> 00:43:42.030
  • - Paul: Really?
  • 00:43:42.030 --> 00:43:42.270
  • - Billy: Yes, read the Bible
  • 00:43:42.270 --> 00:43:44.100
  • more, pray more.
  • 00:43:44.100 --> 00:43:45.190
  • Yes, I've let other things
  • 00:43:45.190 --> 00:43:48.130
  • interfere with that too much.
  • 00:43:49.140 --> 00:43:52.140
  • - Paul: It certainly hasn't
  • 00:43:52.140 --> 00:43:54.090
  • seemed to hinder your wonderful
  • 00:43:54.090 --> 00:43:56.110
  • ministry.
  • 00:43:56.110 --> 00:43:58.030
  • - Jan: Thank you so much.
  • 00:43:58.030 --> 00:44:00.060
  • - Billy: Thank you all,
  • 00:44:00.060 --> 00:44:00.240
  • - Bill Clinton: I am here
  • 00:44:02.110 --> 00:44:04.090
  • because, beginning in 1989, I
  • 00:44:06.120 --> 00:44:09.120
  • have seen firsthand his
  • 00:44:09.200 --> 00:44:12.200
  • kindness.
  • 00:44:12.200 --> 00:44:14.260
  • When he preached a crusade in
  • 00:44:14.290 --> 00:44:17.290
  • Little Rock then, my pastor,
  • 00:44:17.290 --> 00:44:20.230
  • whom he had known, was dying of
  • 00:44:20.230 --> 00:44:22.010
  • cancer.
  • 00:44:22.010 --> 00:44:22.210
  • He only had a couple of months
  • 00:44:22.210 --> 00:44:23.160
  • to live.
  • 00:44:23.160 --> 00:44:24.060
  • And with all he had to do, Billy
  • 00:44:24.060 --> 00:44:26.090
  • Graham let me take him to my
  • 00:44:26.090 --> 00:44:28.050
  • pastor's home, who then weighed
  • 00:44:28.090 --> 00:44:31.090
  • And I listened to them talk
  • 00:44:34.270 --> 00:44:36.020
  • about life and afterlife.
  • 00:44:37.080 --> 00:44:40.080
  • It was a conversation that will
  • 00:44:40.080 --> 00:44:42.130
  • stay with me until the day I
  • 00:44:42.130 --> 00:44:43.250
  • die.
  • 00:44:43.250 --> 00:44:45.260
  • He didn't have to do that.
  • 00:44:45.260 --> 00:44:47.240
  • No one would have known if he
  • 00:44:47.240 --> 00:44:48.270
  • hadn't, not a single soul.
  • 00:44:49.070 --> 00:44:52.070
  • But I want to say something
  • 00:44:52.070 --> 00:44:53.090
  • about the public Billy Graham.
  • 00:44:53.200 --> 00:44:56.200
  • Almost 50 years ago, when I had
  • 00:44:56.200 --> 00:44:58.110
  • been a Christian for just about
  • 00:44:58.110 --> 00:44:59.290
  • 3 years, my Sunday school
  • 00:44:59.290 --> 00:45:02.070
  • teacher took me to Little Rock
  • 00:45:02.070 --> 00:45:03.220
  • to hear Billy Graham's crusade.
  • 00:45:06.110 --> 00:45:09.110
  • The schools were closed because
  • 00:45:09.110 --> 00:45:10.280
  • of Little Rock Central High
  • 00:45:10.280 --> 00:45:11.290
  • School integration crisis, and I
  • 00:45:11.290 --> 00:45:14.030
  • had exactly the same experience
  • 00:45:14.030 --> 00:45:15.270
  • Jimmy Carter did.
  • 00:45:15.270 --> 00:45:17.050
  • The white citizen's council in
  • 00:45:17.050 --> 00:45:18.140
  • Little Rock tried to convince,
  • 00:45:18.140 --> 00:45:20.120
  • even to pressure Billy Graham
  • 00:45:20.120 --> 00:45:21.290
  • and all of his people to preach
  • 00:45:21.290 --> 00:45:24.240
  • to a segregated audience, get
  • 00:45:24.240 --> 00:45:26.090
  • this, in War Memorial Stadium,
  • 00:45:26.090 --> 00:45:28.050
  • our football stadium.
  • 00:45:28.050 --> 00:45:31.030
  • And he told them if they
  • 00:45:31.030 --> 00:45:32.070
  • insisted on that, he would
  • 00:45:32.070 --> 00:45:33.110
  • cancel the crusade and tell the
  • 00:45:33.110 --> 00:45:35.170
  • whole world why.
  • 00:45:35.170 --> 00:45:37.170
  • And they folded like Dick's
  • 00:45:37.170 --> 00:45:38.260
  • hatband.
  • 00:45:38.260 --> 00:45:41.170
  • And I'll never forget it.
  • 00:45:41.170 --> 00:45:44.130
  • So, here we were with
  • 00:45:44.130 --> 00:45:47.110
  • neighborhood after neighborhood
  • 00:45:47.110 --> 00:45:48.140
  • after neighborhood in my state
  • 00:45:48.140 --> 00:45:49.240
  • on the verge of violence.
  • 00:45:49.240 --> 00:45:52.030
  • And yet, tens of thousands of
  • 00:45:52.030 --> 00:45:53.240
  • black and white Christians there
  • 00:45:53.240 --> 00:45:55.220
  • together in a football stadium.
  • 00:45:55.220 --> 00:45:57.190
  • And when he issued the call at
  • 00:45:57.190 --> 00:45:58.290
  • the end of the message,
  • 00:45:58.290 --> 00:46:01.050
  • thousands came down, holding
  • 00:46:01.050 --> 00:46:04.020
  • hands, arm in arm, crying.
  • 00:46:04.170 --> 00:46:07.170
  • It was the beginning of the end
  • 00:46:07.170 --> 00:46:09.050
  • of the old South in my home
  • 00:46:09.050 --> 00:46:11.110
  • I will never forget it.
  • 00:46:14.140 --> 00:46:17.140
  • Fast forward 34 years later,
  • 00:46:17.140 --> 00:46:20.030
  • Billy Graham came to New York to
  • 00:46:20.030 --> 00:46:22.210
  • Queens for the last crusade in
  • 00:46:22.210 --> 00:46:25.140
  • Queens.
  • 00:46:25.140 --> 00:46:27.070
  • And then we had a whole
  • 00:46:27.070 --> 00:46:28.060
  • different diverse America.
  • 00:46:28.060 --> 00:46:30.170
  • There must have been people from
  • 00:46:30.170 --> 00:46:31.280
  • 100 or more countries there.
  • 00:46:33.060 --> 00:46:36.060
  • To have a man whose public
  • 00:46:36.060 --> 00:46:37.130
  • ministry has reached hundreds of
  • 00:46:37.130 --> 00:46:38.230
  • millions simply because he
  • 00:46:38.280 --> 00:46:41.280
  • believed God had called him to
  • 00:46:42.000 --> 00:46:45.000
  • use his massive talents, to show
  • 00:46:45.110 --> 00:46:48.110
  • that he loved his neighbor as
  • 00:46:48.110 --> 00:46:51.030
  • his Savior told him, is a great
  • 00:46:51.030 --> 00:46:53.290
  • gift.
  • 00:46:53.290 --> 00:46:56.060
  • Every life Billy Graham ever
  • 00:46:56.060 --> 00:46:57.270
  • touched, including people who
  • 00:46:57.270 --> 00:46:59.190
  • never became president, never
  • 00:46:59.190 --> 00:47:02.000
  • spoke at a crusade, is better
  • 00:47:02.000 --> 00:47:04.190
  • because he was a good and
  • 00:47:04.190 --> 00:47:07.010
  • faithful servant of the two most
  • 00:47:07.010 --> 00:47:10.010
  • important commandments.
  • 00:47:10.010 --> 00:47:12.020
  • - George Bush: Anyone who has
  • 00:47:19.040 --> 00:47:19.260
  • attended a Billy Graham
  • 00:47:19.260 --> 00:47:21.210
  • crusade--and I've been
  • 00:47:21.210 --> 00:47:23.200
  • privileged to witness some, and
  • 00:47:23.200 --> 00:47:25.010
  • even was invited to participate.
  • 00:47:25.010 --> 00:47:27.160
  • With trepidation, I go up on the
  • 00:47:27.160 --> 00:47:29.000
  • stage and, you know, say a few
  • 00:47:29.000 --> 00:47:30.170
  • words, and see this huge
  • 00:47:30.170 --> 00:47:31.260
  • audience out there waiting to
  • 00:47:31.260 --> 00:47:33.160
  • hear from this man.
  • 00:47:33.160 --> 00:47:34.110
  • And there they shoved me into
  • 00:47:34.110 --> 00:47:35.160
  • the stage here in Florida
  • 00:47:35.160 --> 00:47:36.260
  • someplace, and it was a
  • 00:47:36.260 --> 00:47:38.070
  • But I've been privileged to
  • 00:47:43.010 --> 00:47:43.290
  • witness and see the Christ-like
  • 00:47:43.290 --> 00:47:46.200
  • way that he invites persons of
  • 00:47:46.200 --> 00:47:48.050
  • every faith to come together in
  • 00:47:48.050 --> 00:47:50.070
  • prayer.
  • 00:47:50.070 --> 00:47:51.140
  • And so, we're gathered here
  • 00:47:51.140 --> 00:47:52.150
  • today because Billy Graham, the
  • 00:47:52.150 --> 00:47:54.260
  • man, the preacher, the humble
  • 00:47:55.000 --> 00:47:58.000
  • farmer's son who helped change
  • 00:47:58.000 --> 00:47:59.250
  • the world, is a spiritual gift
  • 00:47:59.250 --> 00:48:02.090
  • He's a blessing.
  • 00:48:13.030 --> 00:48:14.100
  • And today, we not only celebrate
  • 00:48:14.100 --> 00:48:15.170
  • his life's inspiring work in
  • 00:48:15.170 --> 00:48:17.270
  • carrying the gospel to billions
  • 00:48:17.270 --> 00:48:19.160
  • around the world, we also give
  • 00:48:19.160 --> 00:48:21.220
  • thanks to a loving God that--for
  • 00:48:21.220 --> 00:48:23.180
  • the example that Ruth and he
  • 00:48:25.150 --> 00:48:28.150
  • have set with
  • 00:48:28.150 --> 00:48:29.210
  • constantly broadminded,
  • 00:48:30.270 --> 00:48:33.270
  • forgiving, humble in his
  • 00:48:33.280 --> 00:48:36.280
  • treatment of others.
  • 00:48:36.280 --> 00:48:38.240
  • He has reached out equally for
  • 00:48:38.240 --> 00:48:41.040
  • opportunities to serve God to
  • 00:48:41.040 --> 00:48:43.250
  • all people, black or white,
  • 00:48:44.170 --> 00:48:47.170
  • American or foreign, man or
  • 00:48:48.220 --> 00:48:51.220
  • Well, my testimony today is that
  • 00:48:54.030 --> 00:48:57.020
  • I'm just one of tens of millions
  • 00:48:57.170 --> 00:49:00.190
  • of people whose spiritual lives
  • 00:49:00.250 --> 00:49:03.250
  • have been shaped by Billy
  • 00:49:03.250 --> 00:49:05.260
  • - Billy: Lived for Christ all
  • 00:49:14.230 --> 00:49:15.160
  • these years, and I haven't
  • 00:49:15.160 --> 00:49:18.110
  • On the 7th of
  • 00:49:20.270 --> 00:49:21.200
  • November, 1918,
  • 00:49:22.000 --> 00:49:25.000
  • he was born to a
  • 00:49:25.180 --> 00:49:28.180
  • Carolina farmer
  • 00:49:28.180 --> 00:49:30.160
  • and his wife.
  • 00:49:30.280 --> 00:49:33.280
  • He grew up long
  • 00:49:33.280 --> 00:49:35.070
  • and lanky,
  • 00:49:35.070 --> 00:49:36.110
  • milking cows,
  • 00:49:36.110 --> 00:49:37.240
  • attending school,
  • 00:49:38.210 --> 00:49:41.210
  • looking for direction
  • 00:49:41.210 --> 00:49:44.010
  • in his life.
  • 00:49:44.190 --> 00:49:47.190
  • He went to church
  • 00:49:47.190 --> 00:49:49.010
  • one Sunday,
  • 00:49:49.010 --> 00:49:50.160
  • he met a preacher there,
  • 00:49:50.260 --> 00:49:53.260
  • a man they called
  • 00:49:53.260 --> 00:49:55.140
  • Mordecai Ham.
  • 00:49:56.230 --> 00:49:59.230
  • Young Billy heard the call,
  • 00:49:59.230 --> 00:50:02.190
  • right there gave it all as
  • 00:50:02.230 --> 00:50:05.230
  • they sang "Just As I Am."
  • 00:50:08.140 --> 00:50:11.140
  • He heard the Word,
  • 00:50:11.140 --> 00:50:12.220
  • got the call,
  • 00:50:12.220 --> 00:50:14.100
  • took the message to us all.
  • 00:50:14.160 --> 00:50:17.160
  • He said it so
  • 00:50:17.160 --> 00:50:19.180
  • we all could understand.
  • 00:50:20.110 --> 00:50:23.110
  • Around the world,
  • 00:50:23.110 --> 00:50:24.290
  • here at home,
  • 00:50:24.290 --> 00:50:26.110
  • he let us know
  • 00:50:26.110 --> 00:50:27.210
  • we're not alone.
  • 00:50:27.210 --> 00:50:29.280
  • Oh thank you,
  • 00:50:29.280 --> 00:50:31.260
  • Billy Graham.
  • 00:50:31.260 --> 00:50:34.050
  • - Billy: I just know that
  • 00:50:34.050 --> 00:50:35.010
  • whatever you've done, whatever
  • 00:50:35.010 --> 00:50:36.120
  • you are now, God loves you.
  • 00:50:36.120 --> 00:50:39.060
  • At little country churches,
  • 00:50:39.060 --> 00:50:41.190
  • at the Tab and
  • 00:50:41.190 --> 00:50:43.060
  • Youth for Christ,
  • 00:50:43.060 --> 00:50:44.270
  • people came
  • 00:50:44.270 --> 00:50:45.290
  • from everywhere
  • 00:50:45.290 --> 00:50:47.180
  • to hear him speak.
  • 00:50:48.040 --> 00:50:51.040
  • He had no idea
  • 00:50:51.040 --> 00:50:53.140
  • just how God would use him
  • 00:50:53.140 --> 00:50:56.010
  • next till in London's
  • 00:50:56.010 --> 00:50:58.100
  • Wembley Field
  • 00:50:58.100 --> 00:50:59.210
  • the Spirit peaked.
  • 00:51:00.070 --> 00:51:03.070
  • He heard the Word,
  • 00:51:03.070 --> 00:51:04.110
  • got the call,
  • 00:51:04.110 --> 00:51:06.000
  • took the message
  • 00:51:06.000 --> 00:51:07.070
  • to us all.
  • 00:51:07.070 --> 00:51:08.280
  • He said it so
  • 00:51:08.280 --> 00:51:10.160
  • we all could understand.
  • 00:51:12.080 --> 00:51:15.080
  • Around the world,
  • 00:51:15.080 --> 00:51:16.150
  • here at home,
  • 00:51:16.150 --> 00:51:18.120
  • he let us know
  • 00:51:18.120 --> 00:51:19.100
  • we're not alone.
  • 00:51:19.100 --> 00:51:21.170
  • Oh thank you,
  • 00:51:21.170 --> 00:51:23.100
  • Billy Graham.
  • 00:51:24.010 --> 00:51:27.010
  • Father, he adores you.
  • 00:51:30.150 --> 00:51:33.150
  • He's tried to serve
  • 00:51:33.150 --> 00:51:36.050
  • you well.
  • 00:51:36.260 --> 00:51:39.260
  • To everyone
  • 00:51:39.260 --> 00:51:42.140
  • who hears him now,
  • 00:51:42.210 --> 00:51:45.210
  • your story he will tell.
  • 00:51:48.280 --> 00:51:51.280
  • Though all the world
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  • may know him,
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  • he's still a humble man.
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  • Whoever else
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  • may know your grace,
  • 00:52:07.110 --> 00:52:10.110
  • remember Billy Graham.
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  • - narrator: His ministry on
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  • radio, TV, and every type of
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  • magazine, touching millions of
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  • every color, tribe, and race,
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  • from parliaments to president,
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  • from kings to common folks, each
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  • one heard the truth of God's
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  • He heard the Word,
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  • got the call,
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  • took the message
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  • to us all.
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  • He said it so
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  • we all could understand.
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  • Around the world,
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  • here at home,
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  • he let us know
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  • we're not alone.
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  • Oh thank you,
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  • Billy Graham.
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  • Thank you for the Father,
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  • thank you for the Son,
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  • and thank you for
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  • our brother
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  • here and all the work
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  • he's done.
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  • Though he will not
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  • want to hear it because
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  • he's such a humble man,
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  • but around the world
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  • we need to sing
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  • thank you, Billy Graham.
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  • Oh thank you,
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  • - Billy: As I look back over my
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  • life, it's full of surprises.
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  • I never thought I would become
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  • friends with people in different
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  • world that he gave his only
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  • begotten Son.
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  • I want us to look at
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  • the cross tonight.
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  • I see how God's hand
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  • When I began preaching many
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  • years ago, it was not with any
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  • thoughts that I'd be preaching
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  • to large audiences.
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  • - Billy: Come to the cross.
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  • His gospel is for everyone.
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  • - Billy: God has done this.
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  • - Billy: Christ is alive in
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  • modern America today.
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  • - Billy: Our country is in
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  • great need of a spiritual
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  • awakening.
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  • Well, there have been times that
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  • I've wept as I've gone from city
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  • to city, and I've seen how far
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  • people have wandered from God.
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  • Of all the things that I've seen
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  • and heard, there's only one
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  • message that can change people's
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  • lives and hearts.
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  • - Billy: There is a way if you
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  • come by the way of the cross.
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  • - Billy: I want to tell people
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  • about the meaning of the cross.
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  • - Billy: The Bible says in
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  • spite of our rebellion and
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  • rejection, God loves you.
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  • He loved you so much that he
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  • gave his Son to die for your
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  • sins.
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  • And when Christ died on that
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  • cross, he became guilty of
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  • lying, he became guilty of
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  • slander, he became guilty of
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  • jealousy, he became guilty of
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  • the most filthy, dirty sins.
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  • Christ took the hell that you
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  • and I deserve.
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  • Now God said, "Receiving,
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  • believing, put your trust and
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  • your confidence in him, and I
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  • will forgive your sins, and I
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  • will guarantee you eternity in
  • 00:56:13.270 --> 00:56:16.270
  • heaven."
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  • It's all yours and it's all
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  • free.
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  • All you have to do is
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  • receive it.
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  • - Billy: Today, I'm asking you
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  • to put your trust in Christ.
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  • I'm going to ask you to pray
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  • this prayer sentence by sentence
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  • after me.
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  • Dear heavenly Father,
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  • I know that I'm a sinner,
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  • and I ask for
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  • your forgiveness.
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  • I believe you've died for my
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  • sins and rose from the dead.
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  • I turn from my sins.
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  • I repent of my sins.
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  • I invite you to come
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  • into my heart and life.
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  • I want to trust and follow you
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  • as my Lord and Savior.
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  • - Billy: He's alive.
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  • I've given my life not to a dead
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  • Christ, but to a living Christ.
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  • And he's given me a song to
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  • sing.
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  • He's given me a flag to follow.
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  • I have reason for existence.
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  • I know where I've come from.
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  • I know why I'm here.
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  • I know where I'm going.
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