I feel it is most appropriate, when talking about Reconciliation today, to honor Billy Graham who did more than anyone else in our lifetime in proclaiming worldwide the message of reconciliation.
BILLY GRAHAM WAS THE GREATEST PEACEMAKER IN RECENT CHURCH HISTORY
Ø He insisted on integrated crusades
Ø He included RC & Orthodox leaders of the countries in which he preached on the platform with him.
Ø He called for and raised for funds for the Lausanne Congress of 1974 which resulted in the Lausanne movement which still challenges evangelicals to work together in the task of World Evangelization.
Ø He planned several Evangelists’ conferences to especially train national evangelists
Ø He refused to be “politicized” – and when he made statements he later regretted having made, he apologized.
Ø He was a model of moral and financial integrity
As we remember his life and honor him in his death let us commit ourselves to emulate his exemplary lifestyle.