Q & A: Billy Graham on Aging, Regrets, and Evangelicals
…The evangelist says he “sometimes crossed the line” in politics, “old age can be a lonely time,” and warns evangelicals of being “victims of our own success.”…
Closing paragraph…But the most important issue we face today is the same the church has faced in every century: Will we reach our world for Christ? In other words, will we give priority to Christ’s command to go into all the world and preach the gospel? Or will we turn increasingly inward, caught up in our own internal affairs or controversies, or simply becoming more and more comfortable with the status quo? Will we become inner-directed or outer-directed? The central issues of our time aren’t economic or political or social, important as these are. The central issues of our time are moral and spiritual in nature, and our calling is to declare Christ’s forgiveness and hope and transforming power to a world that does not know him or follow him. May we never forget this.
Interview by Sarah Pulliam Bailey