Billy Graham Talks Technology
Billy Graham was born in 1918 and rose to celebrity status as a preacher in 1949 by focusing on and reaching out to a core of middle-class Protestants. He became famous by holding large indoor and outdoor evangelistic rallies. His sermons were broadcasted on radio and television and some are still being re-broadcast today.
He is probably best know for being a spiritual adviser to several American presidents. He was particularly close to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon. Lyndon Johnson was actually considered to be one of Billy Graham’s closest friends. He insisted on racial integration for his revivals and crusades and in 1957 invited Martin Luther King, Jr. to preach jointly with him New York City. Billy Graham an advocate of civil rights, bailed King out of jail in the 1960s when King was arrested for participating in civil rights demonstrations.
Billy Graham’s primary focus has been evangelism and leading people to Jesus Christ. That’s why it is interesting that Billy Graham would talk about technology. Billy Graham is now in his 90’s, but was 80 when he gave this speech at TED.
What would Billy Graham have to say about technology to this group?
As a recap there are a few take aways from this Talk that are worth mentioning. Those take aways are as follows:
Billy Graham marvels at technology’s power to improve lives and change the world — but says the end of evil, suffering and death will come only after the world accepts Christ.
Billy Graham says one day we all are going to die. The real questions don’t have to do with technology, but with theology and those questions can only be answered by a relationship with God. Are you prepared to help people find the answer to life’s question by leading them to a saving a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. If not, you can learn very easily with the iGospelShare mobile application. Please download it today.