“How I Want to Be Remembered”

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Billy Graham’s Final Column: How He Wanted to be Remembered

Question: “Mr. Graham, how would you like to be remembered?”

Answer: “I hope I will be remembered as someone who was faithful—faithful to God, faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and faithful to the calling God gave me not only as an evangelist, but as a husband, father and friend.”

“I’m sure I’ve failed in many ways, but I take comfort in Christ’s promise of forgiveness, and I take comfort also in God’s ability to take even our most imperfect efforts and use them for His glory.”

“By the time you read this, I will be in heaven, and as I write this I’m looking forward with great anticipation to the day when I will be in God’s presence forever.”

“I’m convinced that heaven is far more glorious than anything we can possibly imagine right now, and I look forward not only to its wonder and peace, but also to the joy of being reunited with those who have gone there before me, especially my dear wife, Ruth. The Bible says, “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12).”

“But I won’t be in heaven because I’ve preached to large crowds or because I’ve tried to live a good life. I’ll be in heaven for one reason: Many years ago I put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to make our forgiveness possible and rose again from the dead to give us eternal life.”

“My friend, do you know for sure you will go to heaven when you die? Do you have any lingering doubts you would like to settle? You can, right now, by committing your life to Jesus Christ today. Don’t put this decision off a minute longer. Come to the cross of Jesus Christ and you will know the deep peace and assurance only God can give you.”

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Put your trust in Christ today.

 

Author: David Crews Ph.D.

As an published author, my first book, "A Comparative Analysis of Theological and Psychological Worldview Perspectives," (Scholar's Press) was released internationally in (2018). My second book, "Union with Christ for Today," will be released before the end of this year. Academically, I hold an earned, (Ph.D) Doctorate in Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary and also a second, earned Doctorate in Theology (D.Th.) from Andersonville Theological Seminary. In addition, I graduated with academic honors (4.0) from Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois, with a Masters of Arts, (M.A.) in Theological Studies. Moreover, I also graduated with academic honors (4.0) with a second Master's degree, (M.A.) in Christian Studies from Luther Rice University in Atlanta, Georgia. I have recently pursued (Post-Doctoral) studies in Theology, Biblical Archaeology and Ancient History at both Oxford University and the London School of Theology. Musically, I was a professional lead singer for a popular tribute group in Memphis, Tennessee for 12 years. I love music and am active today singing and playing guitar for a variety of venues and events regionally. Personally, I enjoy healthy living, exercise, working-out, tennis and coastal recreational activities. Visit our Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/davidcrewsauthor/