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Billy Graham near death, ‘close to
going home to be with the Lord’

Washington Times (D.C), by Cheryl K. Chumley

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/13/2013 5:00:47 PM

The Rev. Billy Graham is near death, and it won’t be much longer before he succumbs to old age and goes “home to be with the Lord,” his grandson, Will Graham, said this week. “I wish [God] would give him strength, but I don’t think he needs strength anymore,” Mr. Graham said, to the Christian news site, Assist News Service. “It’s time to go home.” Mr. Graham, who’s spread the gospel around the world — and to the highest political offices in the nation — just turned 95 on Nov. 7, celebrating with a North Carolina party that included more

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JudithC, 12/13/2013 5:11:33 PM     (No. 9652769)

As much as the Reverend Billy Graham will be missed, he´s going home to live for eternity with our blessed Lord Jesus Christ Almighty. What a joy for him and all Christians who know that all Christians´ lives—including Billy Graham´s life—have been secured by God´s only Son and given as a gift of grace to those who are baptized, believe, and love Him as Rev. Graham has done his entire life. I rejoice with his family having had this magnificent man as the head of their family for so many years. He truly is a gift from the Lord Himself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Penney, 12/13/2013 5:22:57 PM     (No. 9652791)

Billy Graham´s life has been a blessing to the entire world as he remains faithful to Jesus Christ. Rev. Graham´s message is always focused upon the profound meaning of the cross of Jesus where our Savior paid the full measure price for our sin, His own Holy life, sacrificed willingly for us so that we might each have, ...´life and life more abundant.´ God bless Billy Graham. Words cannot express our gratitude.

Well done.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PageTurner, 12/13/2013 5:29:31 PM     (No. 9652803)

C´mon Billy - one more Christmas, make it through just one more Christmas. Make it to that so your family will not have a sorrowful one, God willing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 12/13/2013 5:45:21 PM     (No. 9652835)

Please pardon me for this one ... but I wonder what picture of Dear Leader(US) Obama will be tweeted to honor the passing of Rev. Graham.

Now seriously, if it is to be (the passing of Rev. Graham), may the Lord and all his angels welcome this new Saint into Heaven.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/13/2013 5:50:04 PM     (No. 9652850)

Godspeed Rev. Graham. You fought the good fight here on earth.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/13/2013 6:03:14 PM     (No. 9652873)

A peaceful, speedy journey for a true and faithful servant. Reverend, earth bound beings will see a little less light in your absence.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/13/2013 6:30:22 PM     (No. 9652897)

I wonder how many Hollywood types would come to his funeral? World leaders? Rock stars?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tennisbum, 12/13/2013 6:43:33 PM     (No. 9652916)

A worthy disciple who spread the Good News throughout his life. I believe he´ll be buried beside his wife Ruth in Montreat, NC. The setting is just beautiful. Two souls who dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ and were living examples for us to emulate. Go in peace for your time on earth is done. God Bless.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/13/2013 6:47:47 PM     (No. 9652921)

Personally, I do not believe God works in such ways- but, then again- who knows. The fact is Mr. Graham offered some excellent messages to Christains and non-Christians alike during his time with us. His memory will live on for many lifetimes to come. I am sure God´s blessing will be on his family and surviving loved ones.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 12/13/2013 7:07:59 PM     (No. 9652946)

The thought of another three years of Obama was finally too much to bear. I envy him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/13/2013 7:12:43 PM     (No. 9652952)

About 60 years ago, I attended one of his rallies. He was a dynamic speaker committed to his beliefs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/13/2013 7:15:37 PM     (No. 9652953)

Billy Graham is a leader who deserves to have flags lowered to half staff in his honor.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 12/13/2013 7:28:57 PM     (No. 9652968)

...two men, having lived very different kinds of lives, both passing at a very ripe age of 95...

...I think there will be some MAJOR learning moments in the weeks ahead...and you can thank the Lord...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: yuban, 12/13/2013 7:31:19 PM     (No. 9652969)

A true Man of God elected by no one except the Lord himself.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 12/13/2013 7:52:23 PM     (No. 9652973)

I can´t add to the beautiful sentiments already expressed here.

But it is hard to not wonder how Rev. Graham´s passing will be treated by this White House, this country, our own Rev. Graham, in comparison to that of a foreign leader just days ago - one which seems to go on and on.

Lord, I am sorry for having become so cynical. Repeated negative conditioning is a cruel teacher. My prayers are with Rev. Graham´s family, and I know You will fold him up into your loving arms, in your time and wisdom. He is a treasure, Your treasure, and ours.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/14/2013 1:26:48 AM     (No. 9653144)

Franklin Graham sent out an email asking for our prayers.

Rev. Graham has never waivered from his faith and probably brought more to G-d around the world than any man.

G-d bless Billy Graham and his family.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/14/2013 6:01:45 PM     (No. 9654082)

When your faith in what lies beyond is certain, death is no longer a fearsome thing. Go softly to meet your Creator Rev. Graham.

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