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Billy Graham celebrates 99th birthday

by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/07/17, 10:58 am

Evangelist Billy Graham celebrates his 99th birthday Tuesday, surrounded by family. “As a family, we are just so very grateful that he is still with us,” Graham’s son Franklin said in a statement on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. “His mind is good, but he’s quieter these days. He can’t see or hear well, but his health is stable. … I know my father is grateful for all the prayers for him and birthday wishes on this special occasion.” Graham requested his favorite cake: lemon with lard icing. Next year, leading up to his centennial celebration, Graham’s organization will highlight major milestones in his more than six decades of ministry. “My father always wants the focus to be on the Lord Jesus Christ, and not on him; and so we will point to the amazing ways God has worked in lives around the world, through the ministry of Billy Graham,” Franklin Graham said.

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Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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    Paul B. Taylor
    Posted: Sat, 11/11/2017 10:05 am

    I think that we are seeing a transition from the time of Billy Graham to the time of Freud.  With the secularist world view that is taking so much of America today is the religion of psychiatry.  What we must prevent at this point is the removal of the presence of congressional chaplains within the state house so that they may be replaced by psychiatrists.  I know that it sounds rediculous, but so does the idea that a biological male could claim to be a female and then use the women's bathroom.