Famed evangelical preacher the Rev. Billy Graham has a stern warning for those who think playing with a Ouija board is harmless fun that doesn't put people at risk of being entangled with satanic spiritual forces.
A person who frequently uses the Ouija board but has been cautioned against dabbling in occult practices by a concerned family member and submitted a question to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association asking why they should be worried.
"My uncle says I ought to quit dabbling with things like my Ouija board and having my fortune told and things like that. I admit the occult has always fascinated me, and I don't see anything wrong with it," the person said in the post. more >>
Picking up the pieces after the death of a spouse or a loved one can be a difficult process, and an individual in mourning may be overlooked by friends as time passes. Renowned evangelist Billy Graham encourages those individuals to find solace in Christ, and to show continued appreciation for friendships.
In his syndicated advice column published by the Kansas City Star on Sunday, Graham responds to an individual who recently lost a spouse and feels neglected by friends. Graham reminds readers that Scripture calls for Believers to "carry each other's burdens" (Galatians 6:2). If an individual forgets, however, to remember their friend's heartache and pain, or forgets to pay a visit, or forgets to call, or to pray for their friend — God never forgets their grief.
God knows the heart and He sees its empty, hurting places, says Graham. He will be the balm to heal its brokenness. He has promised to be there, and even when sadness or loneliness become overwhelming, He will be a comfort. more >>
The granddaughter of Billy Graham and daughter of Franklin Graham has endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and says that this election could affect the religious freedom of conservative Christians for generations to come.
Cissie Graham Lynch, who works for Samaritan's Purse humanitarian organization and is also married to former NFL player Corey Lynch, spoke with The Christian Post on Tuesday about why she is voting for the thrice-married billionaire real estate mogul.
Lynch told CP that no matter what Christians might think of Trump's character or his crude comments on women, they need to "set all emotions aside" and think of the implications this election has on the balance of the Supreme Court and the federal courts. more >>
Evangelist and Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham is once again calling for prayer for the upcoming election, this time on the eve of Election Day, which coincides with his father's 98th birthday.
Writing on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Graham cited several passages of scripture that underscore the power of prayer.
"The Bible tells us that 'The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much' (James 5:16). Jesus also tells us to 'keep asking' and gives us an example in a parable in Luke chapter 18 of a widow who repeatedly went to a judge asking for justice, and finally the judge responded because of her persistence. Our pleas and our petitions do make a difference," Graham said. more >>
What should Christian parents do if their daughter runs off with her boyfriend and later seeks to return home after being dumped? Evangelist Billy Graham says she must be forgiven and welcomed back as the parents' "only opportunity" to influence her for good, with God's help.
"What your daughter did was both foolish and morally wrong, and sadly she's now paying the price for her folly," writes the 97-year-old evangelist on the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in response to the question asked of him by a reader.
"But this doesn't mean you should turn your back on your daughter, or rejoice that you were right and she was wrong," Graham warns, referring to Jesus' parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. more >>
Some Christians desire to pray more, but might be hesitant to do so because they simply don't know what to say. Not to worry, says the Rev. Billy Graham, just be open and personal with God. Believers can talk to Him even as they were little children.
In a recent post on his website on Saturday, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Graham urges readers to think back to when their children were small and first learning how to talk.
As parents, they weren't offended when their children made a mistake while trying to speak, or got their words confused, Graham explains. They were likely very pleased by their attempts to talk with them, perhaps rewarding their efforts and encouraging them to continue. more >>