THE LOST LEGACY OF BILLY GRAHAM

BILLY GRAHAM was president of the board of directors of my seminary. He preached at commencement when many of my friends graduated. I stood next to him (I was awed). Many others were talking to him so I left him alone. It was during my first year of seminary that Billy chose to no longer endorse politicians because he believed the Great Commission was more important than politics. He refused to endorse the Moral Majority for that reason. I am grieved for the loss to his family. I am even more grieved that so-called evangelical Christians ignore his great leadership by putting their voice in government above Gospel; self-interest above the souls of others. If we put 1/2 the energy we waste on

A lost quote

"Evangelists can’t be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle to preach to all people, right and left. I haven’t been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will be in the future." - Rev. Billy Graham After his February 1, 1981 article in "Parade" magazine he was a changed man. Graham refused to support the Moral Majority because he valued Gospel over governemnt.

WHY NEGATIVITY SPREADS

"Some of the most recent brain research has discovered that our brains are wired for negative stimuli more than positive stimuli. One researcher said that our brains are like Velcro for negative experiences but like Teflon for positive ones. We tend to overestimate how bad a danger is & underestimate how valuable a positive experience can be ... There’s a tiny part of the brain called the amygdala that’s responsible for such things. When it picks up a negative experience, it sends that experience into long-term storage immediately. But we have to focus on a positive experience for about twelve seconds before it gets stored." (Dr. Mike Bechtle) ... 12 seconds! - sheesh! In our world we have o

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