Billy Graham answers: Is it possible to describe God in just 1 sentence?

July 24, 2016 by  
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U.S., July 21, 2016: That’s the question recently posed by a reader of the Rev. Billy Graham’s syndicated advice column published by the Kansas City Star. In his response, the renowned evangelist had this to say.

“In some ways it’s not possible, of course, to put everything about God into one sentence,” he wrote, explaining that since God is infinite human beings can’t fully comprehend just how awesome He is.

“God is infinite, and we’ll never fully understand His greatness — not on this side of eternity.”

The famed evangelist explained how Apostle Paul marveled at the intellect and glory of God in Romans 11: 33-34 when he wrote “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! … Who has known the mind of the Lord?”

Graham explained that if he had to try to sum up what he believed about God into a single sentence he would say:

“God loves us, in spite of our sin and rebellion — and the proof is that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ, into the world to make it possible for us to become part of his family forever.”

The founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association asked readers to reflect upon John 3:16: “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.”

Graham then asked readers: “Have you ever stopped to consider just how great this message is? Think of it: God loves us — in spite of the way we’ve neglected Him and rebelled against Him. He loves us so much that He came down from Heaven in the person of His son, Jesus, who gave His life for us. The Bible says, ‘This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.'” (1 John 4:10).

As is his custom, Graham invited readers to give their lives to Christ.

“Have you responded to God’s love by committing your life to Christ? he asked. “Don’t let another day go by without Him, but by faith open your heart and life to Christ without delay.”

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2 Responses to “Billy Graham answers: Is it possible to describe God in just 1 sentence?”
  1. Cedric Menezes says:

    When I look at another person, I remember that God loves that person just as much as He loves me. When I travel in a crowded train, I look around at the crowd of persons around me, and I remember that God loves each one of them equally and uniquely. Wow. Can I ever be able to comprehend the fact that God loves me and every one else so intimately, no matter what religious teachings and traditions each one follows? Wow. Can I then really be angry and selfish at any time? True. God cannot be understood or comprehended in any one sentence, but we are given glimpses into God’s character and attributes. Personally, since God is so Infinite, I, and the theologians too, are of the opinion that we will enjoy the presence of God in eternity, but will never be able to fully comprehend Him in all eternity. Just my opinion.

  2. SHASHI MINZ says:

    I remember plaguing my elder brother Dr Niranjan Minz to take me to a stadium where Billy GRAHAM was coming to share his message with the people of Chotanagpur , Ranchi ,He discouraged me saying girls dont go to stadiums to watch mathes ; however goodness prevailed and i went with him to a stadium filled with people with a mighty stage and a red carpetted asile .After the thundering preaching with love we were called to commit our lives to the lord and i found a particular force propelling me to answer the altar call and it was from then that i found mysterious things happening in my life ; i would only desire it and askin prayer and i would receive it the next moment ; gues my reading the news in the all india radio new delhi , my getting into j n u was another miracle and so was getting into the indian revenue service . oh lord i could go on endlessly .my desire to have a merit seat for my son in medicine and his post graduate too was all His grace , mercy and blessings .Healings of body mind and spirit … tTHEN CAME FR RUFUS PERIERA from mumbai in 1972 and i was again touch by tremendous outpouring of the holy spirit .The annointing was musical blessing and the gift of presenting mother mary to the world Thanks to our Lady of Garabandal in Spain mr Joey LOMANGINO from LyndenhUrst , New York who was directed by fr pio popularly known as padre pio of italy . who confirmed the the apparitions and message for the world with three uneducated children Conchita Maria and loli all married and settled in United States of America bringing the message of Mother Mary to the world through this totally going beserk .WELL, we need to take on board the changes in my life into account and convey the blessings received the world over . through the length and breadth of the country .And i did the bidding of the Holy SPIRIT IN MY LIFE TIME .Then in the early 1989 i encountered a crisis in my life which was quelled by none other than Rev Fr Mathew Naikomparambil .All my confusion came to a rest when in the congregation of 500 odd crowd he announced a lady, my UDC in office Doreen has had a vision of the crowned head of jesus descending on the host raised for consecration. There has been no turning back since then . It is the Lord who took me down into hell and i rose up with HIM from the dead to life and ascended into HEAVEN spiritually . Th+e LORD REALLY ENJOYS TESTING OUR HEARTS OUR ATTITUDE AS WE HAVE A DESTINY AND HE WANTS US TO KEEP GOING DESPITE THE TRIALS AND TEMPTATION IN THIS LIFE . TO HAVE A VICTORY WE NEED TO HAVE A BATTLE . has had a vision of the crowned head of Jesus descending on the host raised for consecration and restored my faith in the Catholic Church . My God never failed me EVER ;and He allowed me to work faithfully and allowed me to retire peacefully as Chief COmmissioner of Customs and CENTRAL EXCISE AND SERVICE TAX ,. Glory Halleluia , now i need to pray only reading the word of god uniterruptedly .that my children are blessed with God fearing spouses . I firmly believe the LOrd shall never let me down .We live for the KING OF KINGS DESPITE ALL TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS .This is my story this is my song praising my Saviour all the day long . Merlin Carothers; Praise Works and Bishop Fulton Sheen and Fr Neuner and of course Fr Camille Bulcke my teachers still continue to live with me as my best friends .HEBREWS 2 IS MY FAVOURITE LINES ………IN THE HOLY BIBLE 1PETER 4;12…….

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