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February 21, 2020
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An exclusive look at how God used one man to share one message to millions.

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  • -[NARRATOR] THINK ABOUTIT, A MAN WHO BRINGS
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  • THE WORD OF GOD TO MORE PEOPLE
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  • THAN ANY OTHERPERSON IN HISTORY.
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  • - THE HUMBLE FARMER'S SONWHO HELPED CHANGE THE WORLD
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  • IS A SPIRITUALGIFT TO ALL OF US.
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  • -[HOST] WOULD YOUWELCOME, PLEASE,
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  • EVANGELIST, AUTHOR, EDUCATOR--
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  • -[MAN] ONE OF THEMOST INFLUENTIAL--
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  • -[HOST] AND HERE HE IS--
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  • - BILLY GRAHAM!
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  • - DR. BILLY GRAHAM.
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  • - BILLY GRAHAM.
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  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
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  • [CROWD LOUDLY CHEERING]
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  • -[MAN] WHO WAS THIS MANWHO COULD PREACH LIKE THIS?
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  • - BILLY GRAHAM: I CANNOT SAVEANYBODY.
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  • I'M JUST AN ORDINARY MESSENGEROF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
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  • - HE WAS A GIANT.
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  • YOU WON'T SEE HIS LIKES AGAIN.
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  • - HE WAS UNPARALLELEDIN MY JUDGMENT.
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  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
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  • -[INTERVIEWEE] I THINKPRESIDENTS REACHED OUT TO HIM
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  • BECAUSE THEY WANTED WHAT HE HAD.
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  • - NONE OF US WERE IN ONTHOSE ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS.
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  • [INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC]
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  • - THE BIBLE SAYS THAT EVERYONE OF US ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD.
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  • - DR. GRAHAM AND DR.KING ON THE SAME PLATFORM
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  • SENT A VERY POWERFUL MESSAGE.
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  • - THERE IS NO EXCUSEEVER FOR BIGOTRY.
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  • WE ARE TO LOVE AS GOD LOVED US!
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  • - IT WAS A VERY TENSE TIME,HE WAS REALLY CRITICIZED.
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  • BUT MY FATHER NEVER BACKED DOWN.
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  • HE WAS ALWAYS WILLINGTO TAKE A RISK
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  • WHEN IT WAS FORTHE RIGHT REASON.
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  • - IS THERE AN ANSWER?
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  • YES, THERE IS AN ANSWER!
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  • -[MAN] YOU ALWAYS KNEW WITHGRAHAM IT WAS ABOUT THE MESSAGE
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  • AND NOT ABOUT THE MAN.
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  • - WHO IS THIS UNIQUEPERSON THAT COMES
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  • ACROSS THE PAGES OF HISTORY?!
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  • JESUS SAID, "FOLLOW ME.
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  • "COME AND CHANGETHE WORLD WITH ME."
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  • [INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC]
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  • -[NEWSCASTER] THIS IS 42NDAND BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY.
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  • OVERLOOKING TIME SQUARE.
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  • ABC TV NEWS CAMERAS AREON THE SCENE TO REPORT
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  • HISTORY AS IT'S MADE INTHIS CULMINATION OF 16 WEEKS
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  • OF THE BILLY GRAHAMNEW YORK CRUSADE.
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  • IT HAS BEEN SAID TIME SQUARE--
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  • [CROWD CHATTERING]
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  • - WHAT A THRILLING ANDWONDERFUL SIGHT THIS IS.
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  • I WISH THAT THOSETHAT WERE SHARING
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  • THE SERVICE BY TELEVISIONCOULD SEE WHAT I SEE.
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  • -[NARRATOR] BILLY GRAHAMWAS AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN
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  • AS AMERICA'S PASTOR.
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  • HE HAD QUICKLY BECOMEA NATIONAL SENSATION.
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  • - YOU SAY, "BUTBILLY, I'M DIFFERENT.
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  • "I DON'T THINKRELIGION TAKES WITH ME.
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  • "I DON'T THINK I'M THE KIND."
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  • -[NARRATOR] BUT HISUNLIKELY JOURNEY
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  • BEGAN FAR FROM THEGLARING LIGHTS.
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  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] FAITHCAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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  • - EVERY AFTERNOON AS BILLY
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  • CAME THROUGH THE DOOR, "MOTHER!"
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  • THOSE WERE HIS FIRST WORDS,
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  • AND I KNEW BILLYWAS ON THE PREMISES.
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  • -[NARRATOR] AS A BOY GROWING UP
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  • ON A NORTH CAROLINA DAIRYFARM, BILLY'S CHILDHOOD
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  • WAS ABOUT ASORDINARY AS IT GETS.
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  • - HE READ EVERY TARZANBOOK, AND THEN HE WOULD
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  • GO DOWN IN THE WOODSAND HE WOULD TRY
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  • TO ACT OUT [LAUGHS] SOME OF IT.
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  • DIDN'T WORK TOO WELL.
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  • - HE AND MELVIN WORKEDON THE DAIRY FARM.
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  • MELVIN LOVED THE HARD WORK.
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  • BILLY FRANK REALLY DIDN'TLIKE TO DO PHYSICAL WORK.
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  • NEVER DID.
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  • - MY BROTHER WAS INTERESTEDPRIMARILY IN TWO THINGS;
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  • THAT WOULD BEBASEBALL AND GIRLS.
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  • I'M NOT SURE WHICH ORDER.
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  • -[NARRATOR] EVEN THOUGHBILLY HAD GROWN UP IN CHURCH,
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  • AS A TEENAGER, HE ONLYATTENDED RELUCTANTLY.
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  • WHEN TRAVELING EVANGELISTMORDECAI HAM CAME TO TOWN,
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  • IT WAS NO SURPRISE THAT BILLYWANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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  • - WHEN MORDECAI HAMCAME TO CHARLOTTE,
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  • I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMESORT OF BIG CIRCUS,
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  • OR A BIG EMOTIONAL EVENT.
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  • AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHOUGHTS ABOUT EVER GOING.
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  • -[NARRATOR] BUT A FEW WEEKS INTO
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  • THE THREE MONTH LONG REVIVAL,
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  • BILLY FRANK'S CURIOSITYGOT THE BEST OF HIM.
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  • HE HOPED ON A FRIEND'SOLD PICKUP, AND SET OUT
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  • TO GET A GLIMPSE OFTHE FIGHTING PREACHER.
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  • - I'D NEVER SEENSUCH A LARGE CROWD
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  • ATTENDING A RELIGIOUS MEETING,
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  • I THINK 3 OR 4.000 PEOPLE.
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  • AND IT MADE A GREATIMPRESSION ON ME.
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  • AND I DECIDED I WANTED TOGO BACK THE NEXT NIGHT,
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  • AND THEN THE NEXTAND THEN THE NEXT.
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  • BY THAT TIME I WASCOMING UNDER CONVICTION
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  • THAT I WAS A SINNER, THATI NEEDED REDEMPTION MYSELF.
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  • THAT I NEEDED CHRIST IN MYHEART, I WAS A CHURCH MEMBER,
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  • BUT I STILL KNEW THATSOMETHING WAS LACKING.
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  • I KNEW THAT I DIDN'T HAVE THAT
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  • PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPWITH CHRIST.
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  • ONE NIGHT WHEN THE INVITATIONWAS GIVEN, I JUST SAID,
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  • "LORD, I'M GOING."
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  • AND IT WAS ON THE LASTVERSE OF THE LAST SONG
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  • THAT THEY SANG, AND ABOUT400 PEOPLE WENT FORWARD
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  • THE NIGHT I DID.
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  • AND WHEN I STOOD THEREI THOUGHT TO MYSELF,
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  • "WHAT A FOOL I'MMAKING OF MYSELF
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  • "IN FRONT OF ALLMY FRIENDS HERE."
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  • BUT I KNEW SOMETHINGHAD HAPPENED.
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  • - THERE WAS A DEFINITETURN IN HIS LIFE.
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  • WE KNEW THEN THAT THE LORD HADREALLY GOTTEN AHOLD OF HIM.
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  • - HIS EMPHASIS BECAMEMORE ON WHAT THE PREACHER
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  • HAD BEEN PREACHINGAND WANTING TO KNOW
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  • WHERE HE COULD GO AND LEARNSOMETHING ABOUT THE BIBLE.
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  • [WAVES CRASHING][BIRDS SQUAWKING]
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  • -[NARRATOR] BILLY'SNEWFOUND INTEREST,
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  • ALONG WITH HIS LOVE OF SUNSHINEAND THE GREAT OUTDOORS,
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  • EVENTUALLY LED HIM TO ENROLLIN THE FLORIDA BIBLE INSTITUTE.
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  • WHILE THERE, HE EXPERIENCEDA CALLING HE COULDN'T DENY.
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  • - I JUST FELT GODWAS SPEAKING TO ME.
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  • AND HE SAID, "IWANT TO USE YOU."
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  • AND I PUT UP ALL THEARGUMENTS I COULD,
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  • THAT I WAS NOT CAPABLEAND DIDN'T HAVE THE
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  • BUT GOD WAS CALLINGME AND I KNEW THAT,
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  • SO I GOT ON MY KNEES RIGHT THERE
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  • AND I SAID, "LORD, I'LLGO WHERE YOU WANT ME TO GO
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  • "AND I'LL BE WHATYOU WANT ME TO BE."
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  • AND I SAID, "I'M YOURS."
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  • [INSPIRATIONAL PIANO MUSIC]
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  • -[NARRATOR]OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEAK
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  • AT LOCAL CHURCHESSLOWLY EMERGED,
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  • INCLUDING ONE THATHAD A PROFOUND EFFECT
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  • ON BILLY GRAHAM'S MINISTRY.
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  • - MY FIRST SERMON INA SORT OF BIG CHURCH
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  • WAS THE FIRST BAPTISTCHURCH OF VENICE.
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  • I PREACHED ON A SUNDAY MORNING.
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  • I GAVE AN INVITATIONAT THE END OF MY TALK,
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  • FOR PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD.
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  • AND I'D NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE.
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  • AND 11 PEOPLE CAME,I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT.
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  • AND I WAS SO MOVEDIN MY OWN HEART
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  • THAT I SAID, "LORD, MAYBEYOU HAVE GIVEN ME A GIFT
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  • "THAT I DIDN'T KNOW.
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  • "THAT I CAN GIVE AN INVITATION
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  • "AND PEOPLE WILLCOME TO CHRIST."
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  • AND I BEGAN TO GIVEINVITATIONS AFTER THAT.
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  • [UPBEAT GUITAR MUSIC]
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  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] AND THESCRIPTURE SAYS IN 2 CORINTHIANS
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  • THAT HE WAS MADE SINFOR US WHO KNEW NO SIN.
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  • -[NARRATOR] IN 1945, BILLYJOINED YOUTH FOR CHRIST
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  • AS AN EVANGELIST, TRAVELINGOVER A MILLION MILES
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  • DURING THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.
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  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] ANDTODAY FEAR, PROBLEMS--
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  • BUT IN THAT AWFUL HOURWHEN GOD TURNED HIS BACK,
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  • THE LOVE OF JESUS--I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT
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  • I KNOW THE ANSWER TOYOUR PROBLEM TODAY.
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  • -[NARRATOR] THE OPPORTUNITIESFOR BILLY GRAHAM
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  • CONTINUED TO INCREASEIN CITY AFTER CITY.
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  • BUT HE SOON FACED A DILEMMATHAT THREATENED TO DERAIL
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  • HIS EMERGING MINISTRY.
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  • [SOMBER MUSIC]
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  • - THERE WAS THIS DEBATEGOING ON WITHIN HIS FRIENDS
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  • THAT BEGAN TO QUESTIONSCRIPTURE, AND WERE QUESTIONING
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  • WHY MY FATHER BELIEVEDIN THE BIBLE TO BE
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  • THE HOLY, INSPIRED WORD OF GOD.
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  • - THE ARGUMENTS WERE THATYOU COULDN'T REALLY TRUST
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  • THE SCRIPTURES, AND THATONLY THE OLD FASHIONED
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  • FUNDAMENTALISTS COULDTRUST THE SCRIPTURES.
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  • AND I BEGAN TO THINK, "WELL,PERHAPS THEY'RE RIGHT.
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  • "MAYBE THIS BIBLE ISN'T
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  • "AS AUTHORITATIVE ASI THOUGHT IT WAS."
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  • AND I REMEMBER HOWDISTURBED I WAS BY THAT,
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  • BECAUSE I'D ALWAYSBELIEVED IN THE BIBLE.
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  • -[NARRATOR] BILLY GRAHAMWAS AT A CROSSROADS.
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  • WRESTLING WITH ARGUMENTS THATCARRIED ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES.
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  • [BIRDS CHIRPING][PEOPLE CLAMORING]
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  • HE AGONIZED OVER THE DILEMMA.
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  • BUT BILLY CONTINUEDTO STUDY AND PRAY,
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  • KNOWING HE COULD NOTMOVE ON UNTIL THE ISSUE
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  • WAS SETTLED ONCE AND FOR ALL.
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  • THE SUMMER OF 1949 WOULD BRINGHIM TO A WATERSHED MOMENT.
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  • - I REMEMBER MANY YEARS AGO
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  • I WENT THROUGH ATERRIBLE STRUGGLE,
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  • INTELLECTUALLY, ABOUT THE BIBLE.
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  • AND I WAS CONCERNED AND WORRIEDAND BATTLING WITH MYSELF.
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  • AND I REMEMBER GOINGOUT IN THE MOONLIGHT,
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  • OUT IN THE FOREST,AND I TOOK THIS BIBLE,
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  • AND I SAID, "LORD, I DON'TUNDERSTAND ALL ABOUT THIS BIBLE.
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  • "THERE ARE MANY THINGSI CANNOT EXPLAIN."
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  • AND I REMEMBER LAYINGTHE BIBLE OUT ON A STUMP,
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  • AND I SAID, "LORD,THIS IS YOUR BOOK.
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  • "I'M GOING TOACCEPT IT BY FAITH,
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  • "LIKE I ACCEPTED THE LORDJESUS CHRIST BY FAITH,
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  • "AND HE SAVED ME AND CHANGEDME AND TRANSFORMED ME,
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  • "I'M ACCEPTING THIS ASYOUR WORD BY FAITH."
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  • [INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC]
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  • -[NARRATOR] IT WAS A DECISIONTHAT BILLY WOULD LATER SAY
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  • GAVE HIM A LASTINGUNASSAILABLE STRENGTH.
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  • - I REMEMBER I USEDTO PREPARE MY SERMONS
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  • BY GETTING A LITTLE OUTLINEAND THEN TEARING UP A BIBLE
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  • AND PASTING THEM UNDERTHOSE DIFFERENT POINTS,
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  • AND I JUST KEPTQUOTING THE SCRIPTURES
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  • AND SAYING, "THE BIBLE SAYS,"
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  • AND IT HAD IT'SOWN BUILT-IN POWER,
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  • AND GOD HONORED IT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "I AMTHE LORD, I CHANGE NOT!"
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  • [TRAIN HORN BLOWING]
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  • -[NARRATOR] IT WAS1949, JUST WEEKS AFTER
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  • BILLY'S DOUBTS ABOUTSCRIPTURE WERE PUT TO REST.
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  • EVIDENCE OF HIS NEW CONFIDENCE
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  • PRESENTED ITSELF IN LOS ANGELES,
  • 00:10:20.519 --> 00:10:22.688
  • UNDER THE BIG TOPS OF TWORINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS TENTS.
  • 00:10:22.755 --> 00:10:26.325
  • - WHEN WE STARTED INTHOSE MEETINGS IN THE TENT
  • 00:10:26.392 --> 00:10:28.694
  • AT WASHINGTON AND HILL STREET,
  • 00:10:28.761 --> 00:10:30.396
  • I HAD THIS TREMENDOUSEXPERIENCE IN WHICH I HAD
  • 00:10:30.463 --> 00:10:32.898
  • EXPERIENCED THE AUTHORITYOF THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 00:10:32.965 --> 00:10:35.968
  • AND I WENT THERE ANDQUOTED THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 00:10:36.035 --> 00:10:38.270
  • I BELIEVE THIS SINCERELY,FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART.
  • 00:10:38.337 --> 00:10:42.074
  • THE MEETINGS BEGAN TOGATHER A LITTLE MOMENTUM
  • 00:10:42.141 --> 00:10:44.710
  • DURING THOSE FIRST THREE WEEKS.
  • 00:10:44.777 --> 00:10:46.012
  • ♪ GIVE ME THAT ♪
  • 00:10:46.078 --> 00:10:47.380
  • ♪ OLD TIME RELIGION ♪- AND THEN ONE NIGHT,
  • 00:10:47.446 --> 00:10:48.447
  • IN WHAT IS ONE OFTHE PIVOTAL EVENTS
  • 00:10:48.514 --> 00:10:50.616
  • IN BILLY GRAHAM'S CAREER,HE SHOWED UP AT THE TENT
  • 00:10:50.683 --> 00:10:54.053
  • AND THE PLACE WAS OVERFLOWINGWITH NEWSPAPER REPORTERS.
  • 00:10:54.120 --> 00:10:58.057
  • - I SAID, "WHAT HAS HAPPENED?
  • 00:10:58.124 --> 00:10:59.091
  • "WHY ARE YOU ALL HERE?"
  • 00:10:59.158 --> 00:11:00.359
  • AND ONE OF THEM SAID,"YOU'VE JUST BEEN KISSED
  • 00:11:00.426 --> 00:11:01.527
  • "BY WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST."
  • 00:11:01.594 --> 00:11:03.262
  • - AND HE SHOWED HIMA PIECE OF PAPER
  • 00:11:03.329 --> 00:11:04.530
  • THAT LOOKED LIKEIT HAD BEEN TORN
  • 00:11:04.597 --> 00:11:05.831
  • OFF OF A WIRE SERVICEMACHINE, AND THERE WERE
  • 00:11:05.898 --> 00:11:08.000
  • TWO FAMOUS WORDSON IT; PUFF GRAHAM.
  • 00:11:08.067 --> 00:11:10.903
  • [EXCITING MUSIC]
  • 00:11:10.970 --> 00:11:14.006
  • - YOU KNOW, I NEVER METMR. HEARST, I NEVER HAD
  • 00:11:14.073 --> 00:11:16.042
  • ANY CORRESPONDENCE WITHHIM IN MY WHOLE LIFE.
  • 00:11:16.108 --> 00:11:17.977
  • WHATEVER THE REASON,IT CERTAINLY STARTED
  • 00:11:18.044 --> 00:11:21.380
  • THAT I NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:11:21.447 --> 00:11:23.482
  • -[WILLIAM] AND THEN THATFOLLOWED BY ASSOCIATED PRESS,
  • 00:11:23.549 --> 00:11:25.818
  • UNITED PRESS,INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE.
  • 00:11:25.885 --> 00:11:28.254
  • SOON AFTER WITH STORIESIN TIME, LIFE, NEWSWEEK.
  • 00:11:28.320 --> 00:11:31.891
  • AND BILLY GRAHAM BECAMENATIONALLY KNOWN.
  • 00:11:31.957 --> 00:11:35.361
  • AFTER THAT THE TENTWAS EXPANDED, PEOPLE
  • 00:11:35.428 --> 00:11:38.764
  • AND THE REVIVAL WENTON ANOTHER FOUR WEEKS.
  • 00:11:38.831 --> 00:11:44.270
  • -[NARRATOR] ONE NIGHT,A RELUCTANT SPECTATOR,
  • 00:11:44.336 --> 00:11:46.605
  • LOUIS ZAMPERINI,JOINED THE CROWD.
  • 00:11:46.672 --> 00:11:49.241
  • HE HAD GAINED FAME AS A TRACKSTAR, BUT DURING WORLD WAR II
  • 00:11:49.308 --> 00:11:52.845
  • HE WAS CAPTURED ANDMERCILESSLY TORTURED.
  • 00:11:52.912 --> 00:11:55.848
  • THOUGH HE RETURNED HOME A HERO,
  • 00:11:55.915 --> 00:11:57.750
  • HE WAS FILLED WITH BITTER RAGE,
  • 00:11:57.817 --> 00:11:59.819
  • AND HAD TURNED TO ALCOHOLTO DROWN HIS PAIN.
  • 00:11:59.885 --> 00:12:03.222
  • - BILLY GRAHAM JUST HAPPEN TOQUOTE THE RIGHT SCRIPTURES,
  • 00:12:03.289 --> 00:12:05.591
  • AND HE SAID THE RIGHT THINGS
  • 00:12:05.658 --> 00:12:07.326
  • THAT REALLY STABBEDME IN THE HEART
  • 00:12:07.393 --> 00:12:09.261
  • AND I REALIZED WHAT I HAD TO DO.
  • 00:12:09.328 --> 00:12:13.499
  • - AND THE QUESTIONIN THAT DAY WILL BE,
  • 00:12:13.566 --> 00:12:14.500
  • "WHAT DID YOU DO WITH JESUS?"
  • 00:12:14.567 --> 00:12:16.368
  • HAVE YOU TRUSTED CHRISTJESUS THE SAVIOR?
  • 00:12:16.435 --> 00:12:20.106
  • - IT ALL HIT ME AT ONETIME, I GOT BACK THERE,
  • 00:12:20.172 --> 00:12:23.542
  • ACCEPTED CHRIST, AND MYLIFE WAS COMPLETELY CHANGED
  • 00:12:23.609 --> 00:12:27.713
  • AND IT'S BEENCHANGED EVER SINCE.
  • 00:12:27.780 --> 00:12:30.249
  • [SOFT VIOLIN MUSIC]
  • 00:12:30.316 --> 00:12:34.253
  • -[NARRATOR] AFTER THE STUNNINGSUCCESS OF WHAT BECAME
  • 00:12:34.320 --> 00:12:36.489
  • AN 8 WEEK LONG REVIVAL,NOTHING WOULD EVER BE THE SAME
  • 00:12:36.555 --> 00:12:40.493
  • FOR BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:12:40.559 --> 00:12:42.561
  • BUT HE WASN'T ALONE ONTHIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY.
  • 00:12:42.628 --> 00:12:46.565
  • - THERE WOULD NEVERHAVE BEEN A BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:12:46.632 --> 00:12:48.634
  • WITHOUT A RUTH GRAHAM.
  • 00:12:48.701 --> 00:12:50.536
  • [HAPPY UPBEAT MUSIC]
  • 00:12:50.603 --> 00:12:54.106
  • -[NARRATOR] IN 1940,BILLY HAD MET RUTH BELL
  • 00:12:54.173 --> 00:12:57.376
  • WHILE CONTINUING HIS STUDIES
  • 00:12:57.443 --> 00:12:58.878
  • AT WHEATON COLLEGE NEAR CHICAGO.
  • 00:12:58.944 --> 00:13:01.413
  • THE DAUGHTER OFMISSIONARIES WAS KNOWN FOR
  • 00:13:01.480 --> 00:13:03.516
  • HER DEEP SPIRITUALITYAND MISCHIEVOUS FUN.
  • 00:13:03.582 --> 00:13:07.086
  • - WHEN I CAME OUT ANDSAW HER STANDING THERE
  • 00:13:07.153 --> 00:13:09.588
  • HE SAID, "THAT IS RUTH BELL."
  • 00:13:09.655 --> 00:13:11.891
  • AT THAT MOMENT I WAS INLOVE, AND NOT ONLY IN LOVE,
  • 00:13:11.957 --> 00:13:15.060
  • SOMETHING TOLD ME INSIDE,"SHE'LL BE YOUR WIFE."
  • 00:13:15.127 --> 00:13:17.596
  • NOW, IT TOOK HER NEARLY A YEAR
  • 00:13:17.663 --> 00:13:18.964
  • TO COME TO THAT SAME CONCLUSION.
  • 00:13:19.031 --> 00:13:20.766
  • ♪ IT'S JUST A SUNNY DAY ♪
  • 00:13:20.833 --> 00:13:22.868
  • - I WAS FRIGHTENED TO DEATHTO EVER ASK HER FOR A DATE.
  • 00:13:22.935 --> 00:13:26.405
  • BUT I FINALLY WORKED UPENOUGH COURAGE TO ASK HER
  • 00:13:26.472 --> 00:13:28.607
  • TO GO AT CHRISTMASTIMETO THE "MESSIAH".
  • 00:13:28.674 --> 00:13:31.477
  • AND SO I TOOK HER TO THE"MESSIAH" AND SHE WAS
  • 00:13:31.544 --> 00:13:34.547
  • EVERYTHING THAT IHAD HEARD ABOUT HER.
  • 00:13:34.613 --> 00:13:37.750
  • - I REMEMBER WHEN IWAS PRAYING THAT NIGHT,
  • 00:13:37.817 --> 00:13:42.188
  • AND MIND YOU I DIDN'TEVEN KNOW THE MAN,
  • 00:13:42.254 --> 00:13:43.856
  • I'D JUST BEEN WITHHIM FOR THAT ONE DATE,
  • 00:13:43.923 --> 00:13:48.894
  • BUT I JUST PRAYED AND ISAID, "LORD, IF YOU WILL
  • 00:13:48.961 --> 00:13:50.863
  • "LET ME SHARE HIS LIFE,I WOULD CONSIDER IT
  • 00:13:50.930 --> 00:13:53.165
  • "THE GREATEST HONOR POSSIBLE."
  • 00:13:53.232 --> 00:13:56.035
  • AND FORTUNATELY I DIDN'TKNOW WHAT LAY AHEAD,
  • 00:13:56.101 --> 00:13:59.839
  • I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD THE NERVETO PRAY A PRAYER LIKE THAT.
  • 00:13:59.905 --> 00:14:02.208
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:14:02.274 --> 00:14:03.909
  • -[NARRATOR] ON A WARMAUGUST NIGHT 1943
  • 00:14:03.976 --> 00:14:07.046
  • BILLY AND RUTH WERE MARRIEDIN THE QUAINT MOUNTAIN TOWN
  • 00:14:07.112 --> 00:14:09.949
  • OF MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA.
  • 00:14:10.015 --> 00:14:14.887
  • - THEY WERE CALLEDTOGETHER AS A TEAM.
  • 00:14:14.954 --> 00:14:17.289
  • MOTHER WAS THE TETHERTO DAD'S BALLOON.
  • 00:14:17.356 --> 00:14:20.759
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:14:20.826 --> 00:14:23.796
  • -[NARRATOR] SOON AFTERTHEIR WEDDING, RUTH BEGAN
  • 00:14:23.863 --> 00:14:26.098
  • TO EXPERIENCE THE FIRSTOF MANY SEPARATIONS,
  • 00:14:26.165 --> 00:14:29.335
  • AS BILLY'S DEMANDINGPREACHING SCHEDULE INCREASED.
  • 00:14:29.401 --> 00:14:32.905
  • - COULD YOU IMAGINE SAYINGGOODBYE TO MY FAITHER
  • 00:14:32.972 --> 00:14:34.506
  • KNOWING THAT HE'S GOING TOBE GONE, NOT JUST FOR A WEEK,
  • 00:14:34.573 --> 00:14:38.177
  • BUT FOR TWO MONTHS,FOUR MONTHS, SIX MONTHS.
  • 00:14:38.244 --> 00:14:42.348
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DID IT.
  • 00:14:42.414 --> 00:14:45.184
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] LOT OF TIMES
  • 00:14:45.251 --> 00:14:46.285
  • I WOULD GO DOWNTHIS DRIVEWAY HERE
  • 00:14:46.352 --> 00:14:48.654
  • WITH TEARS IN MY EYES, I DIDN'TWANT TO GO BECAUSE I KNEW
  • 00:14:48.721 --> 00:14:51.390
  • IT'D BE SEVERAL WEEKS ORMONTHS BEFORE I'D SEE HER.
  • 00:14:51.457 --> 00:14:56.962
  • - THERE WERE TIMES WHEN SHEWOULD GO AND TAKE A JACKET
  • 00:14:57.029 --> 00:14:58.998
  • OUT OF HIS CLOSETAND SLEEP WITH IT
  • 00:14:59.064 --> 00:15:00.966
  • SO SHE COULD SMELL THE SMELL.
  • 00:15:01.033 --> 00:15:03.135
  • AND FOR A YOUNGWOMAN, THAT'S TOUGH.
  • 00:15:03.202 --> 00:15:07.773
  • - FOR ME IT WOULD'VEBEEN VERY DIFFICULT
  • 00:15:07.840 --> 00:15:09.275
  • TO HAVE HIM GONE SO MUCH OFTHE TIME FOR ANY OTHER REASON
  • 00:15:09.341 --> 00:15:12.745
  • THAN THAT OF SHARINGJESUS CHRIST WITH PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:12.811 --> 00:15:16.415
  • -[NARRATOR] HERCOMMITMENT ENABLED BILLY
  • 00:15:16.482 --> 00:15:18.250
  • TO REMAIN FAITHFULTO GOD'S CALL,
  • 00:15:18.317 --> 00:15:20.753
  • AS OPPORTUNITIES TO REACHPEOPLE WITH THE GOSPEL
  • 00:15:20.819 --> 00:15:23.622
  • GREW BEYOND ANYTHING THEYCOULD'VE EVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:15:23.689 --> 00:15:26.725
  • [INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC]
  • 00:15:26.792 --> 00:15:28.227
  • - THE BIBLE, FROM GENESIS TOREVELATION, POINTS TO CHRIST!
  • 00:15:28.294 --> 00:15:30.829
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS YOU CANHAVE YOUR SINS FORGIVEN.
  • 00:15:30.896 --> 00:15:33.999
  • WHY?!
  • 00:15:34.066 --> 00:15:34.833
  • BECAUSE WE ARE SINNERS!
  • 00:15:34.900 --> 00:15:36.435
  • WE CANNOT SOLVE OUR PROBLEM!
  • 00:15:36.502 --> 00:15:38.437
  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]AND I'M PLEASED TODAY
  • 00:15:38.504 --> 00:15:39.905
  • THAT THE AMERICANPEOPLE ARE HUNGRY
  • 00:15:39.972 --> 00:15:42.374
  • TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD!
  • 00:15:42.441 --> 00:15:44.843
  • - THERE HAS ALWAYSBEEN A HUNGER FOR FAITH
  • 00:15:44.910 --> 00:15:48.580
  • IN THIS COUNTRY,AND FOR ANSWERS.
  • 00:15:48.647 --> 00:15:50.783
  • HE REALLY BROUGHT THAT BASICYEARNING AND WANTING IN PEOPLE
  • 00:15:50.849 --> 00:15:55.688
  • TO THE FOREFRONT.
  • 00:15:55.754 --> 00:15:56.922
  • [BILLY GRAHAM EXCLAIMING]
  • 00:15:56.989 --> 00:15:58.991
  • -[NARRATOR] THAT SAME HUNGERFOR FAITH IN OTHER COUNTRIES
  • 00:15:59.058 --> 00:16:01.493
  • LED TO INTERNATIONALINVITATIONS THAT WOULD TAKE
  • 00:16:01.560 --> 00:16:04.163
  • BILLY GRAHAM AND HIS YOUNGTEAM AROUND THE GLOBE.
  • 00:16:04.229 --> 00:16:07.666
  • LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THEIREXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY
  • 00:16:07.733 --> 00:16:10.436
  • WOULD LAST ALMOST SIX DECADES.
  • 00:16:10.502 --> 00:16:17.609
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] SOMETIMESI GET SO SICK OF SEEING
  • 00:16:17.676 --> 00:16:19.411
  • THE NAME BILLY GRAHAM, ASTHOUGH I'M THE WHOLE THING.
  • 00:16:19.478 --> 00:16:22.748
  • AND I KNOW THAT IT'SA WORK OF MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:16:22.815 --> 00:16:25.551
  • BEING USED OF THE LORDAND OFFERING THEIR
  • 00:16:25.617 --> 00:16:27.753
  • SPECIAL GIFTS TO US.
  • 00:16:27.820 --> 00:16:30.422
  • - EVERYBODY THINKS A CRUSADE'SA PRETTY SIMPLE THING
  • 00:16:30.489 --> 00:16:32.791
  • AND IT'S [LAUGHS]A HUGE ENDEAVOR.
  • 00:16:32.858 --> 00:16:35.694
  • OBVIOUSLY BILLY CAN'TDO ALL THAT GROUNDWORK.
  • 00:16:35.761 --> 00:16:39.465
  • - MY GRANDFATHERWAS VERY BLESSED
  • 00:16:39.531 --> 00:16:41.433
  • TO HAVE PEOPLE AROUNDHIM THAT SHARED THE SAME
  • 00:16:41.500 --> 00:16:44.770
  • PASSION TO PROCLAIM THEGREATEST MESSAGE EVER.
  • 00:16:44.837 --> 00:16:49.441
  • - IT WAS BILL'SLOVE FOR EVANGELISM
  • 00:16:49.508 --> 00:16:53.178
  • AND HIS CALL TO THEMINISTRY THAT MOTIVATED
  • 00:16:53.245 --> 00:16:55.681
  • ALL OF US AS A TEAM.
  • 00:16:55.748 --> 00:16:57.416
  • AND HE NEVER TOOKUS FOR GRANTED.
  • 00:16:57.483 --> 00:16:59.752
  • [CROWD EXCLAIMING]
  • 00:16:59.818 --> 00:17:01.453
  • - HE HAD A BURDEN ANDA CALL ON HIS LIFE
  • 00:17:01.520 --> 00:17:04.323
  • TO TAKE THE GOSPELMESSAGE TO AS MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:17:04.390 --> 00:17:06.492
  • AS HE POSSIBLY COULD.
  • 00:17:06.558 --> 00:17:10.129
  • HE PREACHED TO MOREPEOPLE FACE TO FACE
  • 00:17:10.195 --> 00:17:12.297
  • THAN ANY OTHERPERSON IN HISTORY.
  • 00:17:12.364 --> 00:17:14.333
  • - YOU NEVER HEAR JESUSSAYING, "I THINK,"
  • 00:17:14.400 --> 00:17:16.402
  • OR, "PERHAPS THIS IS THE WAY."
  • 00:17:16.468 --> 00:17:18.470
  • [INTERPRETER SPEAKSIN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
  • 00:17:18.537 --> 00:17:19.972
  • HE ALWAYS SAID, "THIS IS THEWAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE!"
  • 00:17:20.039 --> 00:17:25.344
  • - BILL SAID, "I WILL GOANYWHERE AT ANY TIME AT ANY COST
  • 00:17:25.411 --> 00:17:30.616
  • "TO PREACH THE GOSPEL."
  • 00:17:30.682 --> 00:17:32.985
  • GOD TOOK HIM AT HIS WORD, ANDBILL TOOK GOD AT HIS WORD.
  • 00:17:33.052 --> 00:17:36.655
  • [PEOPLE CHATTERING]
  • 00:17:36.722 --> 00:17:38.791
  • -[NARRATOR] NOT ONLYWAS BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:17:38.857 --> 00:17:40.225
  • WILLING TO GO ANYWHERE,HE WAS ALSO WILLING TO USE
  • 00:17:40.292 --> 00:17:43.395
  • EVERY EFFECTIVECOMMUNICATIONS TOOL AVAILABLE.
  • 00:17:43.462 --> 00:17:46.331
  • - NO MATTER WHAT YOUR RACE,WHATEVER COLOR THE SKIN,
  • 00:17:46.398 --> 00:17:49.835
  • GOD LOVES YOU!
  • 00:17:49.902 --> 00:17:51.503
  • -[NARRATOR] ON JUNE 1, 1957,WHEN VIEWERS TUNED IN TO ABC,
  • 00:17:51.570 --> 00:17:55.607
  • THEY SAW SOMETHING ON THEIRSMALL TELEVISION SCREENS
  • 00:17:55.674 --> 00:17:58.043
  • THEY HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE;THE FIRST LIVE TELECAST
  • 00:17:58.110 --> 00:18:01.080
  • OF A BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE.
  • 00:18:01.146 --> 00:18:02.848
  • - JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THECROSS OF HIS OWN VOLITION!
  • 00:18:02.915 --> 00:18:07.653
  • - HE KNEW HOWVALUABLE MEDIA WAS.
  • 00:18:07.719 --> 00:18:09.621
  • HE KNEW HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS
  • 00:18:09.688 --> 00:18:10.722
  • TO GET HIS CRUSADESON TELEVISION.
  • 00:18:10.789 --> 00:18:12.958
  • THEN MILLIONS ANDMILLIONS, EXPONENTIALLY,
  • 00:18:13.025 --> 00:18:15.661
  • PEOPLE WOULD SEE IT.
  • 00:18:15.727 --> 00:18:17.096
  • - DR. GRAHAM HADALL THE QUALITIES,
  • 00:18:17.162 --> 00:18:19.198
  • HANDSOME AS A MOVIE STAR,
  • 00:18:19.264 --> 00:18:21.300
  • HE SPOKE IN A LANGUAGEEVERYBODY COULD UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:18:21.366 --> 00:18:23.902
  • TELEVISION WAS THEPERFECT MEDIUM FOR HIM.
  • 00:18:23.969 --> 00:18:26.038
  • - I AM ASKING YOUTONIGHT TO MAKE
  • 00:18:26.105 --> 00:18:27.606
  • A CLEAR CUT COMMITMENT.- AND HE HAD THIS SPARK
  • 00:18:27.673 --> 00:18:28.974
  • IN HIS EYES THAT WAS VISIBLE.
  • 00:18:29.041 --> 00:18:31.009
  • YOU KIND OF COULDN'TTAKE YOUR EYES OFF HIM.
  • 00:18:31.076 --> 00:18:32.845
  • [CROWD APPLAUDING]
  • 00:18:32.911 --> 00:18:35.414
  • -[NARRATOR] ALTHOUGH HE WASN'TALWAYS BEHIND THE PODIUM,
  • 00:18:35.481 --> 00:18:38.083
  • HE WAS FAITHFUL TO THE MESSAGE.
  • 00:18:38.150 --> 00:18:40.552
  • - ARE YOU CRITICIZEDFOR COMING ON THIS SHOW
  • 00:18:40.619 --> 00:18:42.454
  • BY THE MORE DEVOUT, THEYSAY, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING"--
  • 00:18:42.521 --> 00:18:45.124
  • -[LAUGHS] THERE ARE A FEWPEOPLE THAT CRITICIZE ME,
  • 00:18:45.190 --> 00:18:47.159
  • BUT I ALWAYS TELL THEMTHAT CHRIST WENT AMONG
  • 00:18:47.226 --> 00:18:50.562
  • THE PUBLICANS AND SINNERS,AND I CAN COME WITH JACK PAAR.
  • 00:18:50.629 --> 00:18:52.865
  • [PEOPLE LAUGHING]
  • 00:18:52.931 --> 00:18:55.367
  • - THE 10 COMMANDMENTS CANBE BROKEN IN YOUR HEART
  • 00:18:55.434 --> 00:18:58.036
  • BY THOUGHT AND INTENT.
  • 00:18:58.103 --> 00:18:59.438
  • AND THAT'S THE REASONTHE BIBLE SAYS THAT
  • 00:18:59.505 --> 00:19:00.839
  • EVERYBODY'S A SINNER,EVEN ED IS A SINNER.
  • 00:19:00.906 --> 00:19:03.542
  • [PEOPLE LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:03.609 --> 00:19:04.376
  • - WELL, THAT'S--
  • 00:19:04.443 --> 00:19:05.277
  • - COMES AS QUITE A SURPRISE.
  • 00:19:05.344 --> 00:19:06.111
  • [PEOPLE LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:06.178 --> 00:19:07.880
  • - JESUS SAID IF YOU LOOKON A WOMAN TO LUST AFTER
  • 00:19:07.946 --> 00:19:10.215
  • IN YOUR HEART YOU'VEALREADY COMMITTED ADULTERY.
  • 00:19:10.282 --> 00:19:12.184
  • - I REALLY HAVE TROUBLEWITH THAT ONE, DR. GRAHAM.
  • 00:19:12.251 --> 00:19:13.785
  • [BILLY LAUGHING][PEOPLE LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:13.852 --> 00:19:15.287
  • - NO, I'LL TELL YOU WHY, THEBIBLE SAYS, "ALL HAVE SINNED".
  • 00:19:15.354 --> 00:19:19.024
  • AND THAT'S THE REASON WENEED THE FORGIVENESS OF GOD,
  • 00:19:19.091 --> 00:19:21.126
  • AND THAT'S WHY CHRISTDIED ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:19:21.193 --> 00:19:23.729
  • - OKAY, I DON'T WANT TOBELABOR YOU WITH IT, BUT--
  • 00:19:23.795 --> 00:19:25.531
  • - PHIL, DO YOU KNOW,YOU REALLY BLUSHED.
  • 00:19:25.597 --> 00:19:26.765
  • [PEOPLE LAUGHING]
  • 00:19:26.832 --> 00:19:28.433
  • -[WOMAN] DADDY WOULD ACCEPT TOGO ON THESE SECULAR PROGRAMS
  • 00:19:28.500 --> 00:19:32.538
  • BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE THISWAS JUST ONE MORE WAY
  • 00:19:32.604 --> 00:19:34.806
  • THAT THE GOSPEL OF JESUSCHRIST COULD BE PREACHED.
  • 00:19:34.873 --> 00:19:37.876
  • - AND WHETHER HE WASON "LARRY KING LIVE",
  • 00:19:37.943 --> 00:19:39.578
  • OR "MEET THE PRESS", ORANY SHOW HE DID THAT WAS
  • 00:19:39.645 --> 00:19:41.880
  • NON-RELIGIOUS IN ANY WAY,HE NEVER GOT OFF MESSAGE.
  • 00:19:41.947 --> 00:19:47.452
  • WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?
  • 00:19:47.519 --> 00:19:48.921
  • - HE SAID GO INTO THE WHOLEWORLD AND PROCLAIM THIS MESSAGE,
  • 00:19:48.987 --> 00:19:52.224
  • THAT GOD LOVES PEOPLE, THATHE'S INTERESTED IN PEOPLE,
  • 00:19:52.291 --> 00:19:55.494
  • HE WANTS TO HELP THEM INTHEIR PRESENT SITUATION,
  • 00:19:55.561 --> 00:19:58.197
  • AND HE WANTS TOSAVE THEIR SOULS.
  • 00:19:58.263 --> 00:20:02.034
  • [FIRE CRACKLING]
  • 00:20:02.100 --> 00:20:04.136
  • SOME PEOPLE ARE PREDICTINGTHE POSSIBILITY OF A RACE WAR.
  • 00:20:04.203 --> 00:20:08.774
  • IT'S NOT A PROBLEMIN ALABAMA ALONE,
  • 00:20:08.840 --> 00:20:11.510
  • IT'S A WORLD PROBLEM WHEREVERYOU HAVE TWO RACES LIVING.
  • 00:20:11.577 --> 00:20:15.080
  • [LOUD BANGING]
  • 00:20:15.147 --> 00:20:17.115
  • IS THERE AN ANSWER?
  • 00:20:17.182 --> 00:20:18.750
  • YES THERE IS AN ANSWER!
  • 00:20:18.817 --> 00:20:21.119
  • THE ANSWER IS IN THECROSS OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:20:21.186 --> 00:20:24.289
  • AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY
  • 00:20:24.356 --> 00:20:25.857
  • OF SPIRITUAL BROTHERHOODIN CHRIST ALONE.
  • 00:20:25.924 --> 00:20:29.261
  • [PEOPLE CLAMORING]
  • 00:20:29.328 --> 00:20:32.831
  • - I HAVE SOME VERY SADNEWS FOR ALL OF YOU,
  • 00:20:32.898 --> 00:20:37.869
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING WASSHOT AND WAS KILLED TONIGHT
  • 00:20:37.936 --> 00:20:40.572
  • IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.
  • 00:20:40.639 --> 00:20:41.473
  • [CROWD SHRIEKING]
  • 00:20:41.540 --> 00:20:44.243
  • - GRAHAM, I BELIEVEYOU'VE JUST BEEN INFORMED
  • 00:20:44.309 --> 00:20:46.278
  • OF THE TRAGIC DEATH OF DR.MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
  • 00:20:46.345 --> 00:20:49.181
  • - YES, AND I WAS JUST INFORMEDABOUT FIVE MINUTES AGO
  • 00:20:49.248 --> 00:20:53.385
  • AND IT COMES AS ONEOF THE GREATEST SHOCKS
  • 00:20:53.452 --> 00:20:56.288
  • OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.
  • 00:20:56.355 --> 00:20:58.657
  • THERE IS NO EXCUSEEVER FOR HATRED.
  • 00:20:58.724 --> 00:21:01.326
  • THERE IS NO EXCUSEEVER FOR BIGOTRY
  • 00:21:01.393 --> 00:21:03.929
  • AND INTOLERANCE AND PREJUDICE.
  • 00:21:03.996 --> 00:21:06.365
  • WE ARE TO LOVE AS GOD LOVED US!
  • 00:21:06.431 --> 00:21:09.701
  • [SOMBER MUSIC]
  • 00:21:09.768 --> 00:21:11.770
  • - I THINK BOTH DR.GRAHAM AND MY FATHER WERE
  • 00:21:11.837 --> 00:21:16.708
  • TRYING TO MAKE THEWORLD A BETTER PLACE.
  • 00:21:16.775 --> 00:21:20.345
  • - BILLY AND MARTIN WERE FRIENDS.
  • 00:21:20.445 --> 00:21:22.814
  • AND A LOT OF WHITESDAMNED BILLY FOR THAT.
  • 00:21:22.881 --> 00:21:26.251
  • - WE DEMANDED INTEGRATIONALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING
  • 00:21:26.318 --> 00:21:29.221
  • OF OUR MEETINGS IN THE SOUTH.
  • 00:21:29.288 --> 00:21:31.556
  • BUT NOW TODAY IT'SALMOST IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:21:31.623 --> 00:21:33.458
  • FOR THE PRESENTGENERATION TO UNDERSTAND
  • 00:21:33.525 --> 00:21:35.227
  • WHAT THINGS WERE IN THOSE DAYS,
  • 00:21:35.294 --> 00:21:37.529
  • AND WHAT IT TOOK TO BE THAT WAY.
  • 00:21:37.596 --> 00:21:39.231
  • HOW MANY THREATENINGLETTERS WE GOT, AND HOW MANY
  • 00:21:39.298 --> 00:21:42.401
  • THREATS AGAINST MY FAMILYAS A RESULT OF THE STAND
  • 00:21:42.467 --> 00:21:44.836
  • THAT WE TOOK AT THAT TIME.
  • 00:21:44.903 --> 00:21:48.106
  • - BILLY'S FIRST PUBLIC ACTSAGAINST RACIAL SEGREGATION
  • 00:21:48.173 --> 00:21:51.243
  • TOOK PLACE AT HIS CRUSADES
  • 00:21:51.310 --> 00:21:52.711
  • IN THE SOUTH DURINGTHE EARLY 1950'S.
  • 00:21:52.778 --> 00:21:55.747
  • AT THE TIME IT WASCOMMON PRACTICE FOR ROPES
  • 00:21:55.814 --> 00:21:58.083
  • TO SEPARATE THE WHITEFROM THE BLACK SECTIONS.
  • 00:21:58.150 --> 00:22:02.154
  • -[MAN] HE WALKED INTO THECRUSADE AND THEY HAD ROPES UP.
  • 00:22:02.220 --> 00:22:05.590
  • BILLY SAW THEM.
  • 00:22:05.657 --> 00:22:06.925
  • - BLACKS WAS SUPPOSEDTO SIT BACK OF THAT,
  • 00:22:06.992 --> 00:22:08.860
  • AND THE WHITESWOULD SIT IN FRONT.
  • 00:22:08.927 --> 00:22:11.997
  • I WAS APPALLED AT IT,AND DECIDED THAT I HAD TO
  • 00:22:12.064 --> 00:22:16.001
  • SPEAK OUT ON IT AND HADTO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
  • 00:22:16.068 --> 00:22:18.737
  • I SAID, "NO MORE OF THIS."
  • 00:22:18.804 --> 00:22:21.173
  • AND I WENT TO THE HEADUSHER AND ASKED HIM IF HE
  • 00:22:21.239 --> 00:22:24.076
  • WOULD REMOVE THE ROPES, ANDHE SAID NO, HE WOULDN'T.
  • 00:22:24.142 --> 00:22:28.113
  • -[MAN] BILLY GOT UP FROM THEPLATFORM AND HE WALKED DOWN
  • 00:22:28.180 --> 00:22:31.216
  • PAST THE USHERS AND TOOKTHE ROPES DOWN HIMSELF.
  • 00:22:31.283 --> 00:22:34.720
  • - AND I REMEMBER THATTHE HEAD USHER RESIGNED.
  • 00:22:34.786 --> 00:22:38.590
  • AND THERE WAS QUITE ALITTLE FLACK ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:22:38.657 --> 00:22:42.127
  • -[NARRATOR] IN A 1956 ARTICLEPUBLISHED IN LIFE MAGAZINE,
  • 00:22:42.194 --> 00:22:45.464
  • HE WROTE, "IT IS NOTSUFFICIENT TO URGE PEOPLE
  • 00:22:45.530 --> 00:22:47.966
  • "TO LOVE THEIR NEIGHBORUNLESS WE LEAD THEM ALSO
  • 00:22:48.033 --> 00:22:50.268
  • "TO THE CAPACITY TO LOVE.
  • 00:22:50.335 --> 00:22:52.070
  • "CHRIST GIVES MENTHIS CAPACITY."
  • 00:22:52.137 --> 00:22:54.573
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] WE MUST MEETCHRIST, WE MUST KNOW HIM
  • 00:22:54.639 --> 00:22:57.709
  • AS OUR LORD AND OUR SAVIOR.
  • 00:22:57.776 --> 00:23:01.747
  • - HIS APPROACH WAS MOREOF TRYING TO GET PEOPLE
  • 00:23:01.813 --> 00:23:04.649
  • INTO THE RELATIONSHIPWITH CHRIST
  • 00:23:04.716 --> 00:23:06.651
  • THAT THAT WOULDTRANSFORM THEIR MINDSET
  • 00:23:06.718 --> 00:23:09.187
  • AND THE WAY IN WHICH THEY LIVED,
  • 00:23:09.254 --> 00:23:11.256
  • SO THEY WOULD SEEPEOPLE DIFFERENTLY
  • 00:23:11.323 --> 00:23:13.425
  • AND THUS TREATPEOPLE DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:23:13.492 --> 00:23:22.434
  • -[NEWSCASTER] IN NEWYORK, MR. BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:23:22.501 --> 00:23:24.803
  • MAKES A DRAMATIC DENUNCIATION.
  • 00:23:24.870 --> 00:23:26.805
  • - THERE'S SOMETHINGWRONG WITH HUMAN NATURE!
  • 00:23:26.872 --> 00:23:29.941
  • WHAT IS IT IN THE NATUREOF MEN THAT CAUSES MEN
  • 00:23:30.008 --> 00:23:33.512
  • TO HAVE INTOLERANCE ANDRACIAL INTOLERANCE?!
  • 00:23:33.578 --> 00:23:36.448
  • THE PROBLEM WITH THEWORLD TONIGHT IS SIN!
  • 00:23:36.515 --> 00:23:39.184
  • [SOLEMN MUSIC]
  • 00:23:39.251 --> 00:23:43.255
  • -[NARRATOR] FROM EISENHOWER,TO KENNEDY, TO JOHNSON,
  • 00:23:43.321 --> 00:23:45.924
  • AND THEN NIXON,BILLY WORKED CLOSELY
  • 00:23:45.991 --> 00:23:48.193
  • WITH ALL THESE PRESIDENTS,ENCOURAGING THEM TO TAKE STEPS
  • 00:23:48.260 --> 00:23:50.896
  • TO END RACIAL SEGREGATION.
  • 00:23:50.962 --> 00:23:54.032
  • - ALMOST 50 YEARS AGO,MY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER
  • 00:23:54.099 --> 00:23:56.568
  • TOOK ME TO LITTLE ROCK TOHEAR BILLY GRAHAM'S CRUSADE.
  • 00:23:56.635 --> 00:24:00.972
  • [PEOPLE YELLING]
  • 00:24:01.039 --> 00:24:03.175
  • THE SCHOOLS WERECLOSED BECAUSE OF
  • 00:24:03.241 --> 00:24:04.910
  • LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGHSCHOOL INTEGRATION CRISES.
  • 00:24:04.976 --> 00:24:07.679
  • THE WHITE CITIZENSCOUNSEL IN LITTLE ROCK
  • 00:24:07.746 --> 00:24:09.815
  • TRIED TO CONVINCE, EVENTO PRESSURE, BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:24:09.881 --> 00:24:12.517
  • AND ALL OF HIS PEOPLE TO PREACHTO A SEGREGATED AUDIENCE.
  • 00:24:12.584 --> 00:24:16.688
  • AND HE TOLD HIM IFTHEY INSISTED ON THAT
  • 00:24:16.755 --> 00:24:18.723
  • HE WOULD CANCEL THE CRUSADEAND TELL THE WHOLE WORLD WHY.
  • 00:24:18.790 --> 00:24:24.563
  • AND WHEN HE ISSUED THE CALLAT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE,
  • 00:24:24.629 --> 00:24:27.999
  • THOUSANDS CAME DOWN, HOLDINGHANDS, ARM IN ARM, CRYING.
  • 00:24:28.066 --> 00:24:34.439
  • IT WAS THE BEGINNING OFTHE END OF THE OLD SOUTH
  • 00:24:34.506 --> 00:24:37.576
  • IN MY HOME STATE.
  • 00:24:37.642 --> 00:24:40.011
  • [ANGELIC MUSIC]
  • 00:24:40.078 --> 00:24:42.013
  • - BUT THE FRUIT OFTHE SPIRIT IS LOVE.
  • 00:24:42.080 --> 00:24:44.516
  • BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOWTHAT YE ARE MY DISCIPLES
  • 00:24:44.583 --> 00:24:46.685
  • IN THAT YE HAVELOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.
  • 00:24:46.751 --> 00:24:49.187
  • THAT IS A SUPERNATURALLOVE GIVEN TO YOU BY GOD
  • 00:24:49.254 --> 00:24:52.958
  • WHEN YOU RECEIVE CHRIST.
  • 00:24:53.024 --> 00:24:59.464
  • -[NARRATOR] BILLY'SCONCERN FOR RACIAL EQUALITY
  • 00:24:59.531 --> 00:25:01.700
  • EXTENDED TO SOUTHAFRICA DURING APARTHEID.
  • 00:25:01.766 --> 00:25:05.971
  • HE REPEATEDLY REFUSEDINVITATIONS TO VISIT
  • 00:25:06.037 --> 00:25:08.974
  • UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT WOULDALLOW A NON-SEGREGATED MEETING.
  • 00:25:09.040 --> 00:25:12.477
  • - CHRISTIANITY IS NOTA WHITE MAN'S RELIGION,
  • 00:25:12.544 --> 00:25:14.980
  • AND DON'T LETANYBODY EVER TELL YOU
  • 00:25:15.046 --> 00:25:16.481
  • THAT IT'S WHITE OR BLACK!
  • 00:25:16.548 --> 00:25:18.483
  • CHRIST BELONGS TO ALL PEOPLE!
  • 00:25:18.550 --> 00:25:21.286
  • HE BELONGS TO THE WHOLE WORLD!
  • 00:25:21.353 --> 00:25:25.557
  • HIS GOSPEL IS FOR EVERYONE!
  • 00:25:25.624 --> 00:25:29.194
  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
  • 00:25:29.261 --> 00:25:31.396
  • -[NARRATOR] BILLY'S LOVE FORPEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE
  • 00:25:31.463 --> 00:25:33.865
  • OR NATIONALITY,WOULD SOON BE TESTED.
  • 00:25:33.932 --> 00:25:37.469
  • A TRIP BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN
  • 00:25:37.536 --> 00:25:39.371
  • INCITED A FIRESTORMOF CRITICISM.
  • 00:25:39.437 --> 00:25:42.307
  • -[MAN] MR. GRAHAM WILLRECEIVE YOUR QUESTIONS
  • 00:25:42.374 --> 00:25:43.909
  • FROM THE FLOOR.
  • 00:25:43.975 --> 00:25:45.176
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] YES SIR?
  • 00:25:45.243 --> 00:25:46.478
  • -[REPORTER] DO YOU FEELTHAT DURING YOUR TRIP
  • 00:25:46.545 --> 00:25:48.013
  • TO THE SOVIET UNION YOU WEREIN ANY WAY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF
  • 00:25:48.079 --> 00:25:50.382
  • BY [MUMBLES].
  • 00:25:50.448 --> 00:25:51.650
  • -[REPORTER 2] DO YOUSTAND BY WHAT YOU SAID?
  • 00:25:51.716 --> 00:25:52.984
  • - THE SOVIETS HAS CERTAINLYMADE SOME PROPAGANDA
  • 00:25:53.051 --> 00:25:54.152
  • OUT OF YOUR VISIT, HAS IT NOT?
  • 00:25:54.219 --> 00:25:55.820
  • - I KNEW THAT I MIGHTBE USED FOR PROPAGANDA.
  • 00:25:55.887 --> 00:25:58.156
  • BUT I FELT THE RISKWAS WORTHWHILE.
  • 00:25:58.223 --> 00:26:01.092
  • IT WAS WORTHWHILE--
  • 00:26:01.159 --> 00:26:02.994
  • -[NARRATOR] IN 1982, BILLYGRAHAM VISITED MOSCOW
  • 00:26:03.061 --> 00:26:05.897
  • WITH INTENSE MEDIASCRUTINY AND CONTROVERSY.
  • 00:26:05.964 --> 00:26:09.868
  • [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
  • 00:26:09.935 --> 00:26:11.670
  • BUT MORE THAN 20 YEARSEARLIER, HIS FIRST VISIT
  • 00:26:11.736 --> 00:26:14.606
  • TO THE COMMUNIST NATIONCOULD ONLY BE AS A TOURIST.
  • 00:26:14.673 --> 00:26:22.681
  • THOUGH IT SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE,HIS PRAYER WAS THAT
  • 00:26:22.747 --> 00:26:25.283
  • SOMEDAY HE MIGHTPROCLAIM THE GOSPEL
  • 00:26:25.350 --> 00:26:27.686
  • BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN.
  • 00:26:27.752 --> 00:26:31.356
  • - I BELIEVE THAT'S WHEREIT STARTED FOR DR. GRAHAM,
  • 00:26:31.423 --> 00:26:34.192
  • A LOVE FOR THATPART OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:26:34.259 --> 00:26:36.461
  • A PART OF THE WORLDTHAT WAS SUFFERING.
  • 00:26:36.528 --> 00:26:39.064
  • FROM ALL THE HARDSHIPSTHAT COMMUNISM BROUGHT.
  • 00:26:39.130 --> 00:26:42.000
  • [LOUD MARCHING]
  • 00:26:42.067 --> 00:26:45.136
  • -[NARRATOR] IN COUNTRIESLIKE THE SOVIET UNION
  • 00:26:45.203 --> 00:26:47.072
  • THE CHURCH VIRTUALLY
  • 00:26:47.138 --> 00:26:48.640
  • [WOMAN SCREAMING]WAS SHUT DOWN.
  • 00:26:48.707 --> 00:26:49.774
  • [WOMAN CRYING]
  • 00:26:49.841 --> 00:26:51.543
  • EVERYTHING THAT DIDEXIST WAS UNDERGROUND.
  • 00:26:51.610 --> 00:26:56.648
  • - IN 1977, HE WENT TO HUNGARY.
  • 00:26:56.715 --> 00:27:00.619
  • - HE WILL FORGIVE EVERY SIN--- THE HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT
  • 00:27:00.685 --> 00:27:03.188
  • SAID MAYBE 1.000 SHOWED UP.
  • 00:27:03.254 --> 00:27:06.992
  • THE CIA TOLD ME HUNDREDSOF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
  • 00:27:07.058 --> 00:27:10.762
  • CAME FORWARD TOHEAR HIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:27:10.829 --> 00:27:14.966
  • - HE BEGAN TO PENETRATETHOSE COUNTRIES
  • 00:27:15.033 --> 00:27:17.636
  • AND THOSE AREAS WITHTHE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
  • 00:27:17.702 --> 00:27:19.671
  • AND PEOPLE CAME FROMFAR AND WIDE TO HEAR HIM
  • 00:27:19.738 --> 00:27:22.807
  • WHEN THEY KNEWTHAT HE WAS COMING.
  • 00:27:22.874 --> 00:27:24.542
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM]GOD TOOK YOUR SIN.
  • 00:27:24.609 --> 00:27:26.044
  • - THERE'S A REAL SENSEIN WHICH THE COUNTRIES
  • 00:27:26.111 --> 00:27:28.313
  • THAT WE VISITED IN EASTERNEUROPE WERE SEEN AS A PRELUDE
  • 00:27:28.380 --> 00:27:33.284
  • HOPING THE DOOR WOULDOPEN FOR AN INVITATION
  • 00:27:33.351 --> 00:27:35.887
  • TO THE SOVIET UNION.
  • 00:27:35.954 --> 00:27:37.622
  • [BELLS TOLLING]
  • 00:27:37.689 --> 00:27:41.259
  • 1982 THAT INVITATION CAME,
  • 00:27:41.326 --> 00:27:44.295
  • BUT IT WAS NOT ANEASY INVITATION.
  • 00:27:44.362 --> 00:27:48.667
  • BILLY GRAHAM WASASKED TO ADDRESS AN
  • 00:27:48.733 --> 00:27:50.468
  • INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUSLEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
  • 00:27:50.535 --> 00:27:52.570
  • ON THE PERILS OF NUCLEAR WAR.
  • 00:27:52.637 --> 00:27:54.706
  • BUT IT WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGETHAT THESE EVENTS WERE
  • 00:27:54.773 --> 00:27:56.841
  • PLANNED FOR PROPAGANDA PURPOSES,TO BENEFIT THE SOVIET UNION
  • 00:27:56.908 --> 00:28:00.178
  • AND VILIFY THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:28:00.245 --> 00:28:02.947
  • - I'D ALREADY BEEN TOCOMMUNIST COUNTRIES,
  • 00:28:03.014 --> 00:28:05.383
  • BUT TO GO TO RUSSIA TOADDRESS A PEACE CONFERENCE,
  • 00:28:05.450 --> 00:28:08.653
  • WHICH IN THOSE DAYSLOOKED LIKE THE BETRAYAL
  • 00:28:08.720 --> 00:28:11.289
  • OF ALL THAT WE STOODFOR IN AMERICA.
  • 00:28:11.356 --> 00:28:17.962
  • - THE WORLD SEEMED TO BE KINDOF POISED ON THE KNIFE EDGE
  • 00:28:18.029 --> 00:28:20.865
  • BETWEEN PEACE ANDNUCLEAR ANNIHILATION.
  • 00:28:20.932 --> 00:28:23.935
  • - THE TENSION BETWEEN AMERICAAND THE SOVIET BLOCK WAS
  • 00:28:24.002 --> 00:28:29.641
  • AS TENSE AS YOU COULD GETWITHOUT A BOMB BEING DROPPED.
  • 00:28:29.708 --> 00:28:33.011
  • [PLANE WHOOSHING]
  • 00:28:33.078 --> 00:28:34.879
  • -[NARRATOR] WHEN BILLYARRIVED IN MOSCOW,
  • 00:28:34.946 --> 00:28:36.681
  • SPECULATION AND POLITICALQUESTIONS DOMINATED HEADLINES.
  • 00:28:36.748 --> 00:28:41.820
  • BUT, WHEN BILLY STOOD TO SPEAK
  • 00:28:41.886 --> 00:28:44.189
  • BEFORE THE AUDIENCEOF 600 DELEGATES,
  • 00:28:44.255 --> 00:28:46.991
  • HIS PURPOSE FOR BEINGTHERE WAS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR.
  • 00:28:47.058 --> 00:28:50.562
  • - I SPEAK TO YOU TODAY ASA FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:28:50.628 --> 00:28:54.899
  • DECLARING THAT EVERYTHINGI HAVE EVER BEEN, OR AM,
  • 00:28:54.966 --> 00:28:57.869
  • OR EVER HOPE TO BE IN THISLIFE, OR THE FUTURE LIFE,
  • 00:28:57.936 --> 00:29:01.239
  • I OWE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:29:01.306 --> 00:29:03.875
  • LET US CALL THE NATIONS OFTHE WORLD TO REPENTANCE.
  • 00:29:03.942 --> 00:29:07.212
  • -[WOMAN] TO BE HONEST, I DON'TTHINK THE COMMUNISTS KNEW
  • 00:29:07.278 --> 00:29:09.114
  • WHAT TO DO WITH HIM.
  • 00:29:09.180 --> 00:29:10.615
  • - THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT JESUSCHRIST WAS GOD'S UNIQUE SON,
  • 00:29:10.682 --> 00:29:13.918
  • SENT INTO THE WORLDTO TAKE AWAY OUR SINS
  • 00:29:13.985 --> 00:29:16.187
  • BY HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS.
  • 00:29:16.254 --> 00:29:18.056
  • THEREFORE MAKING IT POSSIBLEFOR US TO BE AT PEACE WITH GOD.
  • 00:29:18.123 --> 00:29:26.865
  • - WE WERE FLYING BACKFROM THE SOVIET UNION
  • 00:29:26.931 --> 00:29:29.400
  • AFTER THAT FIRST TRIP,AND I REMEMBER HIM SAYING,
  • 00:29:29.467 --> 00:29:33.171
  • "THIS MAY BE THEEND OF MY MINISTRY.
  • 00:29:33.238 --> 00:29:37.075
  • "BUT I BELIEVE IN MYHEART THAT THIS WAS
  • 00:29:37.142 --> 00:29:38.910
  • "WHERE GOD WANTED US.
  • 00:29:38.977 --> 00:29:41.513
  • "WE'LL LEAVE THEFUTURE IN GOD'S HANDS."
  • 00:29:41.579 --> 00:29:45.617
  • - THERE HAS BEEN IN THISCOUNTRY SOME CRITICISM OF YOU
  • 00:29:45.683 --> 00:29:48.119
  • FOR GOING TO THEMOSCOW CONFERENCE,
  • 00:29:48.186 --> 00:29:50.388
  • TO THE ASSEMBLAGE OFTHE RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
  • 00:29:50.455 --> 00:29:52.323
  • WHY DID YOU DO IT?
  • 00:29:52.390 --> 00:29:53.925
  • - HE WAS CRITICIZED SEVERELY,EVEN BY EVANGELICALS,
  • 00:29:53.992 --> 00:29:57.762
  • BUT MY FATHER KNEW THATGOD HAD CALLED HIM TO THIS,
  • 00:29:57.829 --> 00:30:00.365
  • GOD HAD GIVEN HIMA BURDEN FOR THIS,
  • 00:30:00.431 --> 00:30:02.300
  • AND HE WAS NOT GOINGTO BE DISSUADED.
  • 00:30:02.367 --> 00:30:04.936
  • - I THINK BILLY SHOWED ALOT OF GUTS TO GO THERE
  • 00:30:05.003 --> 00:30:09.007
  • AND SPEAK THERE.
  • 00:30:09.073 --> 00:30:11.242
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] I LOOKEDON THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS
  • 00:30:11.309 --> 00:30:13.111
  • IN NEED OF THEFORGIVENESS OF GOD,
  • 00:30:13.178 --> 00:30:14.879
  • AND IN NEED OF ARELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.
  • 00:30:14.946 --> 00:30:17.816
  • AND THAT'S HOW IPREACHED TO THEM,
  • 00:30:17.882 --> 00:30:19.317
  • THAT'S HOW I SPOKE TO THEM,
  • 00:30:19.384 --> 00:30:21.019
  • AND THAT'S HOW IWITNESSED TO THEM.
  • 00:30:21.085 --> 00:30:22.654
  • [INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC]
  • 00:30:22.720 --> 00:30:35.433
  • YOU COULD SEE THATTHERE WAS A REVOLUTION
  • 00:30:35.500 --> 00:30:37.802
  • THAT WAS GOING TO COME,BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WERE
  • 00:30:37.869 --> 00:30:41.339
  • WANTING TO BE FREE,FREE TO WORSHIP GOD.
  • 00:30:41.406 --> 00:30:44.442
  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
  • 00:30:44.509 --> 00:30:48.079
  • -[MAN] THE STREETS WEREJUST LINED WITH PEOPLE,
  • 00:30:48.146 --> 00:30:50.215
  • PEOPLE WERE STANDING ONEVERYTHING THEY COULD STAND ON;
  • 00:30:50.281 --> 00:30:52.617
  • ROOFTOPS, EVERYWHERE, AND MYUNCLE SIMPLY HELD UP THE BIBLE,
  • 00:30:52.684 --> 00:30:57.121
  • JUST HELD UP THE BIBLE.
  • 00:30:57.188 --> 00:30:59.490
  • -[WOMAN] THEY WOULDHANG FROM THE TREES,
  • 00:30:59.557 --> 00:31:00.892
  • OR SIT ON TOP OF WALLS,
  • 00:31:00.959 --> 00:31:02.126
  • OR PEER THROUGHWINDOWS JUST TO HEAR.
  • 00:31:02.193 --> 00:31:04.429
  • - [BILLY GRAHAM] WOULD YOUPUT UP YOUR HAND NOW...
  • 00:31:04.495 --> 00:31:05.563
  • [INTERPRETER]
  • 00:31:05.630 --> 00:31:06.965
  • ...AND SAY, "TONIGHT I'D LIKETO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT."
  • 00:31:07.031 --> 00:31:08.933
  • -[MAN] I REMEMBER STANDINGON THE PLATFORM WITH BOXES
  • 00:31:09.000 --> 00:31:12.503
  • OF THE MATERIAL THAT WEWOULD GIVE TO NEW BELIEVERS,
  • 00:31:12.570 --> 00:31:15.573
  • AND JUST SIMPLY THROWING ITOUT TO THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
  • 00:31:15.640 --> 00:31:19.010
  • THAT WERE GATHERED THERE,THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY.
  • 00:31:19.077 --> 00:31:22.814
  • - I WAS INTERPRETING FORDR. GRAHAM, AND WE WALKED
  • 00:31:22.881 --> 00:31:25.750
  • INTO THAT STADIUM,IT WAS PACKED.
  • 00:31:25.817 --> 00:31:30.855
  • THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
  • 00:31:30.922 --> 00:31:33.391
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:31:33.458 --> 00:31:35.760
  • - THE MORAL AWAKENING THATBILLY HELPED TO IGNITE,
  • 00:31:35.827 --> 00:31:39.030
  • STARTING HERE INAMERICA, IGNITED HOPE,
  • 00:31:39.097 --> 00:31:42.267
  • AND KEPT ITS EMBERSBURNING IN FARAWAY PLACES.
  • 00:31:42.333 --> 00:31:45.203
  • BEHIND AN IRON CURTAIN.
  • 00:31:45.270 --> 00:31:48.606
  • NO QUESTION, BILLY GRAHAM,WITH OTHER MESSENGERS
  • 00:31:48.673 --> 00:31:51.843
  • WHO CARRIED FORTH THE WORD,
  • 00:31:51.910 --> 00:31:53.811
  • TIPPED THE BALANCE IN THECOLD WAR, IN FREEDOM'S FAVOR.
  • 00:31:53.878 --> 00:31:57.982
  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
  • 00:31:58.049 --> 00:32:04.122
  • - MR. GORBACHEV,TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!
  • 00:32:04.188 --> 00:32:08.726
  • [HAMMER THUDDING]
  • 00:32:08.793 --> 00:32:09.560
  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
  • 00:32:09.627 --> 00:32:13.464
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] I DON'TCARE WHAT IDEOLOGIES
  • 00:32:13.531 --> 00:32:14.766
  • ARISE IN THE FUTURE,THE ULTIMATE WINNER
  • 00:32:14.832 --> 00:32:17.568
  • IS GOING TO BE THEKINGDOM OF GOD.
  • 00:32:17.635 --> 00:32:19.704
  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
  • 00:32:19.771 --> 00:32:32.216
  • [SOMBER MUSIC]
  • 00:32:32.283 --> 00:32:36.454
  • THIS IS THE VILLAGE ANDIT'S ALL WASHED AWAY.
  • 00:32:36.521 --> 00:32:41.192
  • AND THAT WAS A HOUSE THERE?
  • 00:32:41.259 --> 00:32:42.860
  • -[MAN] YES. GONE.
  • 00:32:42.927 --> 00:32:44.228
  • -[NARRATOR] IN 1977,WHILE BILLY GRAHAM WAS
  • 00:32:44.295 --> 00:32:47.198
  • CONDUCTING A SERIESOF CRUSADES IN INDIA,
  • 00:32:47.265 --> 00:32:50.268
  • NEWS ARRIVED OF A HORRIFYINGCYCLONE AND TIDAL WAVE
  • 00:32:50.335 --> 00:32:54.072
  • THAT HAD KILLED TENSOF THOUSANDS NEARBY.
  • 00:32:54.138 --> 00:32:57.442
  • [SOLEMN MUSIC]
  • 00:32:57.508 --> 00:32:59.911
  • [PEOPLE EXCLAIMING]
  • 00:32:59.978 --> 00:33:07.552
  • - MY.
  • 00:33:07.618 --> 00:33:09.821
  • IT'S HARD TO TAKE IN.
  • 00:33:09.887 --> 00:33:17.929
  • -[NARRATOR] BILLY GRAHAM'STRAVELS OFTEN BROUGHT HIM
  • 00:33:17.996 --> 00:33:20.598
  • FACE TO FACE WITHHEARTBREAK AND SUFFERING.
  • 00:33:20.665 --> 00:33:23.701
  • -[NEWSCASTER] RECONCILETHEIR COMMUNITIES,
  • 00:33:23.768 --> 00:33:25.203
  • BUT PEACE IN NORTHERN IRELANDCAN STILL ONLY BE GUARANTEED
  • 00:33:25.269 --> 00:33:28.106
  • BY THE PRESENCE OF TRUTH.
  • 00:33:28.172 --> 00:33:30.141
  • DEMONSTRATIONS BROKE OUT LIKEA RASH ACROSS THE FACE--
  • 00:33:30.208 --> 00:33:33.411
  • -[NARRATOR] OVER TIMEHIS CONVICTION GREW
  • 00:33:33.478 --> 00:33:36.114
  • THAT HE HAD A RESPONSIBILITYAND COULDN'T JUST
  • 00:33:36.180 --> 00:33:39.250
  • TURN A BLIND EYE.
  • 00:33:39.317 --> 00:33:40.952
  • - ANYONE THAT STUDIES THE LIFEOF JESUS WOULD KNOW THAT HE
  • 00:33:41.019 --> 00:33:44.489
  • WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE POOR,
  • 00:33:44.555 --> 00:33:46.891
  • THE OPPRESSED, THEHOMELESS, THE SICK.
  • 00:33:46.958 --> 00:33:49.694
  • I FEEL THAT I MUST OBEYCHRIST IN THAT AREA AS WELL.
  • 00:33:49.761 --> 00:33:53.898
  • [HELICOPTER HUMMING]
  • 00:33:53.965 --> 00:33:55.666
  • - THERE WAS A MASSIVEEARTHQUAKE IN GUATEMALA.
  • 00:33:55.733 --> 00:33:59.804
  • A FEW HOURS AFTERIT HIT THE BIG NEWS,
  • 00:33:59.871 --> 00:34:02.140
  • MR. GRAHAM CALLED ME UP.
  • 00:34:02.206 --> 00:34:03.508
  • HE SAID, LUIS, I WANTTO GO TO GUATEMALA.
  • 00:34:03.574 --> 00:34:09.480
  • - [BILLY GRAHAM] MY HEARTIS ACHING AND BROKEN.
  • 00:34:09.547 --> 00:34:11.783
  • [INTERPRETER]
  • 00:34:11.849 --> 00:34:15.853
  • IT IS EXTREMELYDIFFICULT FOR ME TO SPEAK
  • 00:34:15.920 --> 00:34:18.256
  • AFTER THE EXPERIENCESOF THIS DAY.
  • 00:34:18.322 --> 00:34:20.558
  • [INTERPRETER]
  • 00:34:20.625 --> 00:34:25.863
  • WE HAVE FIVE BIG PLANESHERE FILLED WITH MEDICINE
  • 00:34:25.930 --> 00:34:29.267
  • AND WITH FOOD.
  • 00:34:29.333 --> 00:34:33.404
  • - IT IMPACTED ME BECAUSE ITHOUGHT, WOW, SUCH AN IMPORTANT
  • 00:34:33.471 --> 00:34:36.908
  • MAN AND HIS WIFE TAKE TIMEOUT TO A DANGEROUS PLACE
  • 00:34:36.974 --> 00:34:41.079
  • JUST TO BLESS THE PEOPLEWHO ARE HURTING SO MUCH.
  • 00:34:41.145 --> 00:34:46.751
  • -[NARRATOR] BILLY GRAHAMHAD RECENTLY ESTABLISHED
  • 00:34:46.818 --> 00:34:48.853
  • THE WORLD EMERGENCY RELIEFFUND, AND THROUGH THE YEARS
  • 00:34:48.920 --> 00:34:52.423
  • IT WOULD PROVIDE PRACTICAL HELP
  • 00:34:52.490 --> 00:34:54.625
  • AFTER MANY NATURAL DISASTERS.
  • 00:34:54.692 --> 00:34:57.428
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM]JESUS SAID WE'RE TO
  • 00:34:57.495 --> 00:34:58.463
  • LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS AS OURSELVES.
  • 00:34:58.529 --> 00:35:01.699
  • THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST HAS NOMEANING UNLESS IT'S APPLIED
  • 00:35:01.766 --> 00:35:05.436
  • TO OUR FELLOW MAN WHOHURTS AND IS IN NEED.
  • 00:35:05.503 --> 00:35:08.539
  • THAT'S OUR NEIGHBOR!
  • 00:35:08.606 --> 00:35:10.908
  • [NEWSCASTERS CHATTERING]
  • 00:35:10.975 --> 00:35:14.078
  • -[NEWSCASTER]A POWERFUL 7.1 EARTHQUAKE
  • 00:35:14.145 --> 00:35:16.013
  • HAS ROCKED THESAN FRANCISCO AREA.
  • 00:35:16.080 --> 00:35:18.082
  • THE WHOLE REGION--
  • 00:35:18.149 --> 00:35:19.283
  • -[RESCUE WORKER 1] THEREMIGHT BE MAJOR INJURIES,
  • 00:35:19.350 --> 00:35:20.218
  • WE'RE ATTEMPTING TO GET 1141--
  • 00:35:20.284 --> 00:35:22.153
  • -[RESCUE WORKER 2] WE'RE GOINGTO NEED SOME TRUCKS DOWN HERE
  • 00:35:22.220 --> 00:35:23.488
  • AS SOON AS YOU CAN GET 'EM.
  • 00:35:23.554 --> 00:35:24.922
  • [HELICOPTER WHIRLING][RESCUE WORKER EXCLAIMING]
  • 00:35:24.989 --> 00:35:26.724
  • [BACKGROUND NOISE DROWNSOUT ALL OTHER SOUNDS]
  • 00:35:26.791 --> 00:35:30.528
  • - AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE,BILLY GRAHAM CAME
  • 00:35:30.595 --> 00:35:32.196
  • AND VISITED THE SITE, ANDI THINK PEOPLE WERE SHOCKED
  • 00:35:32.263 --> 00:35:35.032
  • TO SEE HIM THERE.
  • 00:35:35.099 --> 00:35:37.668
  • IT WAS REALLY THE MINISTRYOF PRESENCE IN PAIN.
  • 00:35:37.735 --> 00:35:42.874
  • - POURING RAIN, VERY COLD,HERE'S THIS GIANT MAN OF GOD
  • 00:35:42.940 --> 00:35:48.412
  • GETTING OUT OF THE CAR, ANDTHEY WERE JUST SORT OF STUNNED.
  • 00:35:48.479 --> 00:35:51.482
  • AND THE TEARS STARTSTREAMING DOWN THEIR FACE,
  • 00:35:51.549 --> 00:35:53.217
  • YOU'RE JUST TOUCHED BY IT,
  • 00:35:53.284 --> 00:35:54.652
  • IT PUT A LUMP IN YOUR THROAT.
  • 00:35:54.719 --> 00:35:59.223
  • -[NEWSCASTER] IT'STHE MURRAH BUILDING
  • 00:35:59.290 --> 00:36:00.324
  • IN DOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY.
  • 00:36:00.391 --> 00:36:02.059
  • THE BUILDING HAS BEEN BLOWN UP.
  • 00:36:02.126 --> 00:36:04.095
  • [HELICOPTER HUMMING]
  • 00:36:04.162 --> 00:36:09.300
  • - THERE'S ALL TYPES OFHUMAN EMOTIONS WHEN A PERSON
  • 00:36:09.367 --> 00:36:11.469
  • HAS LOST EVERYTHING, WHEN THEIRFOUNDATIONS HAVE CRUMBLED.
  • 00:36:11.536 --> 00:36:15.406
  • AND YOU JUST HAVE TO BE THEREAND JUST TRY TO COMFORT THEM.
  • 00:36:15.473 --> 00:36:19.644
  • - SOME OF YOU TODAY ARE GOINGTHROUGH HEARTACHE AND GRIEF
  • 00:36:19.710 --> 00:36:25.449
  • SO INTENSE THAT YOU WONDERIF IT'LL EVER GO AWAY.
  • 00:36:25.516 --> 00:36:30.087
  • BUT I WANT TO TELL YOUTHAT OUR GOD CARES FOR YOU.
  • 00:36:30.154 --> 00:36:36.294
  • [CROWD APPLAUDING]
  • 00:36:36.360 --> 00:36:40.631
  • - THEY DON'T SEE BEYOND THATTRAGEDY, THEY DON'T THINK
  • 00:36:40.698 --> 00:36:42.667
  • LIFE CAN CONTINUE.
  • 00:36:42.733 --> 00:36:44.602
  • IT'S THE GRIEF OF HAVING LOVEDONES THAT WERE JUST DESTROYED
  • 00:36:44.669 --> 00:36:48.406
  • IN A SENSELESS ACT OF TERROR.
  • 00:36:48.472 --> 00:36:51.108
  • [PLANE CRASHING]
  • 00:36:51.175 --> 00:36:52.810
  • [WOMAN SCREAMING]
  • 00:36:52.877 --> 00:36:54.478
  • [PEOPLE CLAMORING]
  • 00:36:54.545 --> 00:36:59.016
  • [WOMAN SOBBING]
  • 00:36:59.083 --> 00:37:03.988
  • [PEOPLE YELLING]
  • 00:37:04.055 --> 00:37:05.723
  • -[MAN] IT'S FALLING! GET UP!
  • 00:37:05.790 --> 00:37:07.525
  • [POLICE SIRENS BLARING]
  • 00:37:07.592 --> 00:37:13.197
  • [SOMBER MUSIC]
  • 00:37:13.264 --> 00:37:14.932
  • - 9/11 WAS ONE OF THEMOST CATASTROPHIC EVENTS
  • 00:37:14.999 --> 00:37:17.935
  • IN OUR COUNTRY'S HISTORY.
  • 00:37:18.002 --> 00:37:20.104
  • [WATER SPLASHING]
  • 00:37:20.171 --> 00:37:29.013
  • [HELICOPTER WHIRLING]
  • 00:37:29.080 --> 00:37:30.615
  • -[RESCUE WORKER]9131, SAY YOUR DESTINATION.
  • 00:37:30.681 --> 00:37:32.083
  • - [PRES. BUSH] THIS IS ANATION THAT, IT WAS IN SHOCK
  • 00:37:32.149 --> 00:37:34.218
  • OVER UNBELIEVABLE ATTACKS.
  • 00:37:34.285 --> 00:37:39.290
  • - WE GOT UNMORRED, ASIT WERE, AS A COUNTRY,
  • 00:37:39.357 --> 00:37:41.259
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW WHATTO BELIEVE IN ANYMORE.
  • 00:37:41.325 --> 00:37:43.894
  • I THINK PEOPLE WERE INSEARCH OF SOMETHING.
  • 00:37:43.961 --> 00:37:48.866
  • - I KNEW THAT WE NEEDEDTO HELP, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:37:48.933 --> 00:37:51.235
  • THE NATION RECOVER.
  • 00:37:51.302 --> 00:37:55.006
  • [AMBULANCE SIREN BLARING]
  • 00:37:55.072 --> 00:37:57.041
  • - THE PRESIDENT WANTEDREVEREND GRAHAM TO PARTICIPATE
  • 00:37:57.108 --> 00:37:59.076
  • IN THE SERVICE AT THENATIONAL CATHEDRAL.
  • 00:37:59.143 --> 00:38:01.545
  • AND THE BIG PROBLEM WAS
  • 00:38:01.612 --> 00:38:03.014
  • THAT THERE WAS NOCOMMERCIAL AIR TRAFFIC.
  • 00:38:03.080 --> 00:38:06.117
  • IN FACT, THERE WERE NO CIVILIANAIRCRAFT ALLOWED TO FLY.
  • 00:38:06.183 --> 00:38:09.420
  • [SOLEMN MUSIC]
  • 00:38:09.487 --> 00:38:10.921
  • WE WORKED WITH THEDEFENSE DEPARTMENT
  • 00:38:10.988 --> 00:38:13.090
  • AND THE FAA TO GETSPECIAL PERMISSION TO FLY.
  • 00:38:13.157 --> 00:38:19.330
  • ON THE MORNING OF THESERVICE THERE WAS LITERALLY
  • 00:38:19.397 --> 00:38:21.565
  • ONE CIVILIAN AIRCRAFTABOVE THE NATION
  • 00:38:21.632 --> 00:38:26.437
  • BRINGING BILLYGRAHAM TO WASHINGTON.
  • 00:38:26.504 --> 00:38:31.409
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] SEPTEMBER 11WILL GO DOWN IN OUR HISTORY
  • 00:38:31.475 --> 00:38:34.845
  • AS A DAY TO REMEMBER.
  • 00:38:34.912 --> 00:38:39.317
  • NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRY,WORDS SIMPLY CANNOT EXPRESS
  • 00:38:39.383 --> 00:38:44.288
  • THE HORROR, THE SHOCK, ANDTHE REVULSION WE ALL FEEL
  • 00:38:44.355 --> 00:38:48.759
  • OVER WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THISNATION ON TUESDAY MORNING.
  • 00:38:48.826 --> 00:38:54.065
  • - [PRES. BUSH] THIS IS THREEDAYS AFTER A VICIOUS ATTACK,
  • 00:38:54.131 --> 00:38:57.668
  • JUST BEING IN HIS PRESENCE,YOU KNOW, GAVE YOU
  • 00:38:57.735 --> 00:38:59.970
  • A SENSE OF CALM, ANDTHE NATION NEEDED CALM.
  • 00:39:00.037 --> 00:39:03.174
  • - WE COME TOGETHER TODAYTO AFFIRM OUR CONVICTION
  • 00:39:03.240 --> 00:39:06.444
  • THAT GOD CARES FOR US.
  • 00:39:06.510 --> 00:39:10.047
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE'STHE GOD OF ALL COMFORT
  • 00:39:10.114 --> 00:39:14.452
  • WHO COMFORTS US IN OUR TROUBLES.
  • 00:39:14.518 --> 00:39:17.655
  • - I SAT THEREWATCHING ON TELEVISION
  • 00:39:17.722 --> 00:39:19.290
  • WITH MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE,
  • 00:39:19.357 --> 00:39:20.524
  • TEARS JUST STREAMINGDOWN MY FACE.
  • 00:39:20.591 --> 00:39:24.628
  • - [BILLY GRAHAM]WE SEE ALL AROUND US--
  • 00:39:24.695 --> 00:39:26.630
  • -[RICK] HE WAS A VOICEOF REASON, HE WAS
  • 00:39:26.697 --> 00:39:29.433
  • THE PASTORAL VOICETO THE ENTIRE NATION.
  • 00:39:29.500 --> 00:39:32.803
  • - THE CROSS TELLS US THAT GODUNDERSTANDS OUR SUFFERING,
  • 00:39:32.870 --> 00:39:38.109
  • FOR HE TOOK UPON HIMSELF, INTHE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST,
  • 00:39:38.175 --> 00:39:42.813
  • OUR SINS AND OUR SUFFERING.
  • 00:39:42.880 --> 00:39:48.219
  • AND FROM THE CROSS, GODDECLARES, "I LOVE YOU."
  • 00:39:48.285 --> 00:39:54.558
  • BUT THE STORY DOES NOTEND WITH THE CROSS,
  • 00:39:54.625 --> 00:39:57.395
  • FOR CHRIST HAS CONQUEREDEVIL AND DEATH AND HELL.
  • 00:39:57.461 --> 00:40:01.599
  • YES, THERE'S HOPE.
  • 00:40:01.665 --> 00:40:04.368
  • [POWERFUL ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]
  • 00:40:04.435 --> 00:40:16.847
  • [PEOPLE CHATTERING]
  • 00:40:16.914 --> 00:40:21.986
  • AS I LOOK BACK OVER MY LIFE,IT'S FULL OF SURPRISES.
  • 00:40:22.052 --> 00:40:26.590
  • [PEOPLE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:40:26.657 --> 00:40:29.894
  • I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULDBECOME FRIENDS WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:40:29.960 --> 00:40:33.097
  • IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIESALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 00:40:33.164 --> 00:40:35.466
  • YOU SAY, "BUT BILLY IDON'T DESERVE SUCH LOVE.
  • 00:40:35.533 --> 00:40:38.002
  • "I'M A SINNER, I'VEBROKEN GOD'S LAW,
  • 00:40:38.068 --> 00:40:40.304
  • "I'VE FAILED HIMA THOUSAND TIMES."
  • 00:40:40.371 --> 00:40:41.906
  • I KNOW!
  • 00:40:41.972 --> 00:40:43.874
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:40:43.941 --> 00:40:45.843
  • I LOOK OUT ACROSS AN AUDIENCEWHEN I STAND UP TO PREACH
  • 00:40:45.910 --> 00:40:50.214
  • AND I THINK OF ALL THEPEOPLE WITH THE DIFFERENT
  • 00:40:50.281 --> 00:40:52.750
  • BACKGROUNDS ANDTHEIR VARIOUS NEEDS,
  • 00:40:52.817 --> 00:40:56.387
  • AND I KNOW THAT THEY AREOBJECTS OF GOD'S MIGHTY LOVE.
  • 00:40:56.454 --> 00:40:59.723
  • FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD!
  • 00:40:59.790 --> 00:41:04.195
  • THAT HE GAVE HIS SON.
  • 00:41:04.261 --> 00:41:06.864
  • HIS ONLY SON.
  • 00:41:06.931 --> 00:41:09.033
  • TO DIE UPON A CROSS.
  • 00:41:09.099 --> 00:41:12.803
  • GOD TOOK YOUR SINS, ANDYOUR SINS, AND YOUR SINS,
  • 00:41:12.870 --> 00:41:18.142
  • AND MY SINS ANDLAID THEM ON CHRIST!
  • 00:41:18.209 --> 00:41:23.380
  • - JESUS WAS ALWAYS SHOCKINGPEOPLE WITH HOW FAR
  • 00:41:23.447 --> 00:41:26.917
  • HE WAS WILLING TOGO WITH HIS LOVE.
  • 00:41:26.984 --> 00:41:30.154
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHATBILLY GRAHAM UNDERSTOOD WELL.
  • 00:41:30.221 --> 00:41:33.424
  • HE LOVED WELL, WHETHER HEAGREED WITH PEOPLE OR NOT.
  • 00:41:33.491 --> 00:41:39.230
  • - HE WOULD NEVER HESITATE,WHETHER IT WAS A SINGLE PERSON
  • 00:41:39.296 --> 00:41:42.766
  • OR JUST A SMALL GROUP, ORWHETHER IT WAS A LARGE GROUP.
  • 00:41:42.833 --> 00:41:47.638
  • HE WAS ALWAYS READY TOSHARE HIS FAITH IN CHRIST.
  • 00:41:47.705 --> 00:41:52.109
  • -[NARRATOR] HE WAS ALSO SIMPLYA GOOD FRIEND AND CONFIDANT.
  • 00:41:52.176 --> 00:41:55.713
  • A TRAIT VALUED BY BOTHTHE HELPLESS AND POWERFUL.
  • 00:41:55.779 --> 00:41:59.750
  • - I THINK PRESIDENTSREACHED OUT TO HIM BECAUSE
  • 00:41:59.817 --> 00:42:01.785
  • THEY WANTED WHAT HE HAD.
  • 00:42:01.852 --> 00:42:03.153
  • - I NEVER HEARD HIMONE TIME CRITICIZE--
  • 00:42:03.220 --> 00:42:04.722
  • - I THINK HIS RELATIONSHIPWAS A COMFORTER,
  • 00:42:04.788 --> 00:42:08.559
  • A ROLE OF ADVISER.
  • 00:42:08.626 --> 00:42:11.228
  • - NONE OF US WERE IN ONTHOSE ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS
  • 00:42:11.295 --> 00:42:14.532
  • THAT HE MAY HAVE HADWITH BILL CLINTON
  • 00:42:14.598 --> 00:42:16.066
  • WHEN HE WAS IN TROUBLE.
  • 00:42:16.133 --> 00:42:17.568
  • OR WITH LYNDON JOHNSON WHENHE DESPAIRED OVER THE WAR.
  • 00:42:17.635 --> 00:42:20.905
  • OR WITH GEORGE BUSH WHEN HEWAS ABOUT TO SEND KIDS TO WAR.
  • 00:42:20.971 --> 00:42:25.042
  • WHILE WE WEREN'T IN ONTHOSE SESSIONS, IT'S OBVIOUS
  • 00:42:25.109 --> 00:42:28.245
  • THAT ALL OF THOSE PRESIDENTSSAID, VERY OPENLY,
  • 00:42:28.312 --> 00:42:31.315
  • I CAN TAKE SUCH COMFORT FROMTALKING TO BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:42:31.382 --> 00:42:37.755
  • -[NARRATOR] WHETHERFOR A PRIVATE MEETING
  • 00:42:37.821 --> 00:42:39.523
  • OR A NATIONAL CELEBRATION,EVERY U.S. PRESIDENT
  • 00:42:39.590 --> 00:42:42.593
  • SINCE WORLD WAR II HASFOUND OCCASION AND REASON
  • 00:42:42.660 --> 00:42:45.696
  • TO CALL ON BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:42:45.763 --> 00:42:47.598
  • - WE RECOGNIZE ON THISHISTORIC OCCASION,
  • 00:42:47.665 --> 00:42:51.435
  • THAT WE ARE A NATION UNDER GOD.
  • 00:42:51.502 --> 00:42:54.405
  • THIS FAITH IN GOD IS OURFOUNDATION AND OUR HERITAGE.
  • 00:42:54.471 --> 00:42:59.643
  • - WHEN A PRESIDENTHAS TO COMMIT FORCES,
  • 00:42:59.710 --> 00:43:02.379
  • SOMEBODY'S SON, SOMEBODY'SDAUGHTER, INTO BATTLE
  • 00:43:02.446 --> 00:43:05.215
  • IT'S VERY TRAUMATIC.
  • 00:43:05.282 --> 00:43:06.717
  • YOU CAN'T BLAME SOMEONE ELSE,YOU DON'T FORM A COMMITTEE.
  • 00:43:06.784 --> 00:43:09.019
  • THE BURDEN IS THE PRESIDENT'S.
  • 00:43:09.086 --> 00:43:11.255
  • AND I JUST WELCOMEDTHE COMFORT GIVEN TO ME
  • 00:43:11.322 --> 00:43:14.592
  • BY BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:43:14.658 --> 00:43:16.093
  • HE WAS THERE, HE WAS AT MYSIDE, AND IT MEANT A LOT TO ME.
  • 00:43:16.160 --> 00:43:20.864
  • BILLY GRAHAM, THE MAN, THEPREACHER, THE HUMBLE FARMER'S
  • 00:43:20.931 --> 00:43:27.304
  • SON WHO HELPED CHANGETHE WORLD IS
  • 00:43:27.371 --> 00:43:29.273
  • A SPIRITUAL GIFT TOALL OF US [CRIES].
  • 00:43:29.340 --> 00:43:33.911
  • [INSPIRING MUSIC]
  • 00:43:33.978 --> 00:43:38.882
  • [SOMBER MUSIC]
  • 00:43:38.949 --> 00:43:43.053
  • -[WOMAN] DADDY NEVER SETOUT TO HAVE A ROLE AS
  • 00:43:43.120 --> 00:43:45.789
  • THE CHAPLAIN TO THEPRESIDENTS, BUT I THINK THAT HE
  • 00:43:45.856 --> 00:43:49.727
  • ACCEPTED THAT ROLE.
  • 00:43:49.793 --> 00:43:51.662
  • HE WAS REALLY INTERESTEDIN THEM AS PEOPLE,
  • 00:43:51.729 --> 00:43:54.865
  • NOT NECESSARILY AS THEPRESIDENT, BUT AS INDIVIDUALS.
  • 00:43:54.932 --> 00:43:58.235
  • - VERY FEW PEOPLE WILLTELL THE PRESIDENT
  • 00:43:58.302 --> 00:44:01.138
  • ABOUT SPIRITUAL THINGSAND RELIGIOUS THINGS,
  • 00:44:01.205 --> 00:44:03.307
  • OR HAVE PRAYER WITH HIM.
  • 00:44:03.374 --> 00:44:05.509
  • AND I FELT THAT THIS WASA WAY THAT GOD USED ME.
  • 00:44:05.576 --> 00:44:09.913
  • JESUS CHRIST WAS THE SON OF GOD!
  • 00:44:09.980 --> 00:44:12.383
  • - I WANT PEOPLE TOKNOW ABOUT BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:44:12.449 --> 00:44:15.185
  • OTHER THAN HE WALKED WITHTHE PRESIDENTS AND KINGS.
  • 00:44:15.252 --> 00:44:20.491
  • BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOWTHE GENUINE BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:44:20.557 --> 00:44:23.527
  • IS CHARACTERIZED IN TWO THINGS;
  • 00:44:23.594 --> 00:44:28.032
  • HUMILITY AND LOVEFOR THE LOST PEOPLE.
  • 00:44:28.098 --> 00:44:32.069
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] YOU COMEBY SIMPLE, CHILDLIKE FAITH,
  • 00:44:32.136 --> 00:44:34.338
  • LIKE A LITTLE CHILDWOULD COME TO HIS FATHER.
  • 00:44:34.405 --> 00:44:38.542
  • - THE MAIN THING WHENYOU MEET HIM IN PERSON IS
  • 00:44:38.609 --> 00:44:43.180
  • THAT HE WILL NOT TAKE THEOXYGEN OUT OF THE ROOM.
  • 00:44:43.247 --> 00:44:50.220
  • THAT HE SIMPLY LISTENS TO YOU
  • 00:44:50.287 --> 00:44:54.258
  • FROM THE VERYMINUTE YOU WALK IN.
  • 00:44:54.324 --> 00:44:58.228
  • - THE PERSON I KNEWWAS A PERSON THAT,
  • 00:44:58.295 --> 00:45:01.065
  • WHILE FAMOUS, WAS A HUMBLEMAN, WAS EASY TO KNOW.
  • 00:45:01.131 --> 00:45:05.469
  • HE WAS THE KIND OF PERSON THATCOULD READ YOU PRETTY WELL
  • 00:45:05.536 --> 00:45:08.605
  • AND WAS ABLE TOABSORB YOUR ANXIETIES.
  • 00:45:08.672 --> 00:45:15.746
  • - HE WOULD BE VISITINGTHE BATTLEFIELDS
  • 00:45:15.813 --> 00:45:18.415
  • AND OFTENTIMES THE HOSPITALS,
  • 00:45:18.482 --> 00:45:21.185
  • AND I REMEMBER ONE TIME
  • 00:45:21.251 --> 00:45:22.986
  • THERE WAS A SOLDIERTHEY'D BROUGHT IN,
  • 00:45:23.053 --> 00:45:25.189
  • HE WAS IN A STRYKER FRAME,
  • 00:45:25.255 --> 00:45:27.124
  • HE'D BEEN SEVERELY INJUREDON THE BATTLEFIELD.
  • 00:45:27.191 --> 00:45:30.427
  • AND THE ONLY WAY BILL COULDSEE HIM WAS TO GET DOWN
  • 00:45:30.494 --> 00:45:34.031
  • ON HIS BACK AND SLIDEUNDER THAT HOSPITAL BED
  • 00:45:34.098 --> 00:45:37.401
  • AND LOOK AT HIM.
  • 00:45:37.468 --> 00:45:38.869
  • AND AS THE FELLOW LOOKED ANDSAW MR. GRAHAM ON HIS BACK
  • 00:45:38.936 --> 00:45:44.208
  • AND BILLY LOOKING AT HIM
  • 00:45:44.274 --> 00:45:45.676
  • AND SAYING, "GOD BLESS YOU,BUDDY, LET ME PRAY FOR YOU."
  • 00:45:45.743 --> 00:45:48.879
  • THE TEARS COMING DOWNTHE SOLDIERS EYES,
  • 00:45:48.946 --> 00:45:53.851
  • FALLING ON BILL.
  • 00:45:53.917 --> 00:45:56.520
  • [INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC]
  • 00:45:56.587 --> 00:46:02.860
  • -[KAY] WHEN I THINKOF BILLY GRAHAM
  • 00:46:02.926 --> 00:46:06.130
  • I THINK OF THAT AWESOME MAN OFGOD THAT DID NOT COMPROMISE.
  • 00:46:06.196 --> 00:46:11.168
  • - JESUS DID MAKE ITPLAIN, AND THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:46:11.235 --> 00:46:13.537
  • DOES MAKE IT PLAIN, THATHE IS THE WAY TO KNOW GOD.
  • 00:46:13.604 --> 00:46:18.809
  • - WHAT HE HAS DONE IS HEHAS IGNITED SO MANY OTHERS
  • 00:46:18.876 --> 00:46:24.681
  • TO TAKE THAT GOSPEL.YOU LOOK AT FRANKLIN--
  • 00:46:24.748 --> 00:46:26.850
  • - JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVEAND HE'S HERE TONIGHT!
  • 00:46:26.917 --> 00:46:28.986
  • [INTERPRETER]
  • 00:46:29.052 --> 00:46:30.521
  • -[KAY] YOU SEE HIM PICKINGTHE BATON UP AND CARRYING IT.
  • 00:46:30.587 --> 00:46:34.892
  • THERE'S A HOST OF OTHERSTHAT HAVE SEEN WHAT HAPPENS
  • 00:46:34.958 --> 00:46:41.098
  • WHEN YOU DON'T COMPROMISETHE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:46:41.165 --> 00:46:44.568
  • OR THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:46:44.635 --> 00:46:46.637
  • SO THE LEGACY LIVES ON.
  • 00:46:46.703 --> 00:46:49.506
  • - I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A COUNTRYWHERE MY FATHER'S INFLUENCE
  • 00:46:49.573 --> 00:46:52.576
  • HAS NOT BEEN FELT, BECAUSETHERE'RE EVANGELISTS
  • 00:46:52.643 --> 00:46:54.978
  • AND PREACHERS ALL AROUND THEWORLD WHO FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE.
  • 00:46:55.045 --> 00:46:58.148
  • HE'S THEIR ROLE MODEL,HE'S THEIR MENTOR,
  • 00:46:58.215 --> 00:47:00.317
  • HE'S THEIR TEACHER,HE'S THEIR PASTOR,
  • 00:47:00.384 --> 00:47:02.052
  • AND THEY'VE NOT EVEN MET HIM.
  • 00:47:02.119 --> 00:47:05.823
  • - I KNOW THAT HE'SBEEN PUT ON A PEDESTAL,
  • 00:47:05.889 --> 00:47:08.258
  • BUT HE WAS NOT PERFECT, ANDHE WOULD'VE BEEN HORRIFIED
  • 00:47:08.325 --> 00:47:11.295
  • WITH ANYONE SAYINGTHAT HE WAS PERFECT.
  • 00:47:11.361 --> 00:47:13.797
  • BUT HE WAS FAITHFUL TO THEGOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:47:13.864 --> 00:47:17.067
  • [PEOPLE APPLAUDING]
  • 00:47:17.134 --> 00:47:22.072
  • [CAMERAS CLICKING]
  • 00:47:22.139 --> 00:47:27.544
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:47:27.611 --> 00:47:31.081
  • - I'VE BEEN ASKED SO MANYTIMES LATELY DO I FEAR DEATH.
  • 00:47:31.148 --> 00:47:38.589
  • NO, I LOOK FORWARD TO DEATH,WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION.
  • 00:47:38.655 --> 00:47:43.861
  • I'M LOOKING FORWARD TOSEEING GOD FACE TO FACE,
  • 00:47:43.927 --> 00:47:49.466
  • AND THAT COULD HAPPEN ANY DAY.
  • 00:47:49.533 --> 00:47:53.570
  • [BIRDS CHIRPING]
  • 00:47:53.637 --> 00:47:58.609
  • -[NEWSCASTER] WE HAVE BREAKINGNEWS FROM NORTH CAROLINA,
  • 00:47:58.675 --> 00:48:01.645
  • THE REVEREND BILLYGRAHAM HAS DIED.
  • 00:48:01.712 --> 00:48:04.882
  • - THE WORLD IS MOURNINGTHE LOSS OF ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:48:04.948 --> 00:48:07.517
  • INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN HISTORY.
  • 00:48:07.584 --> 00:48:09.553
  • - THIS IS JUST ATREMENDOUS LOSS.
  • 00:48:09.620 --> 00:48:12.689
  • BILLY GRAHAM WAS ATITAN OF THIS COUNTRY.
  • 00:48:12.756 --> 00:48:16.426
  • - IT IS HARD TO OVERSTATETHE SIGNIFICANCE
  • 00:48:16.493 --> 00:48:20.797
  • IN AMERICAN CULTURE OVERTHE PAST 50, 60, 70 YEARS.
  • 00:48:20.864 --> 00:48:25.302
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:48:25.369 --> 00:48:47.424
  • -[MAN] BILLY GRAHAM HASTOUCHED SO MANY HEARTS.
  • 00:48:47.491 --> 00:48:50.327
  • -[WOMAN] IT'S JUSTAN HONOR TO BE ABLE
  • 00:48:50.394 --> 00:48:52.229
  • TO SAY ONE LAST GOODBYE.
  • 00:48:52.296 --> 00:48:55.399
  • [WOMAN SNIFFLING]
  • 00:48:55.465 --> 00:48:56.767
  • - HE SERVES AS AN EXAMPLETO THOSE OF US THAT FOLLOW.
  • 00:48:56.833 --> 00:49:00.904
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:49:00.971 --> 00:49:07.511
  • - I'M JUST ONE OFMILLIONS, MAYBE HUNDREDS
  • 00:49:07.577 --> 00:49:10.047
  • OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE,WHO, IN THEIR OWN WAY
  • 00:49:10.113 --> 00:49:13.183
  • WILL FIND SOME WAYTO SAY THANK YOU
  • 00:49:13.250 --> 00:49:15.619
  • AND GOODBYE TO BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:49:15.686 --> 00:49:19.823
  • - IF THERE'S SUCH A THING ASA HUMBLE SHEPHERD OF THE LORD,
  • 00:49:19.890 --> 00:49:24.795
  • BILLY GRAHAM IS THAT PERSON.
  • 00:49:24.861 --> 00:49:29.299
  • [TRIUMPHANT MUSIC]
  • 00:49:29.366 --> 00:49:51.555
  • - BILLY GRAHAMLIFTED UP OUR NATION.
  • 00:49:51.621 --> 00:49:54.424
  • NOT BECAUSE HE OCCUPIED THESPOTLIGHT SO MASTERFULLY,
  • 00:49:54.491 --> 00:49:58.295
  • BUT BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WASN'TTHE ONE WHO BELONGED IN IT.
  • 00:49:58.362 --> 00:50:02.499
  • HE WAS JUST A HAPPY INSTRUMENTIN THE HANDS OF HIS CREATOR.
  • 00:50:02.566 --> 00:50:08.438
  • - HERE LIES AMERICA'S PASTOR.
  • 00:50:08.505 --> 00:50:12.342
  • A MAN MADE GREAT,NOT BY WHO HE WAS,
  • 00:50:12.409 --> 00:50:17.014
  • BUT BY WHO HE SERVED.
  • 00:50:17.080 --> 00:50:21.818
  • - TODAY WE GIVE THANKS FORTHIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE.
  • 00:50:21.885 --> 00:50:26.023
  • AND IT'S VERY FITTINGTHAT WE DO SO RIGHT HERE
  • 00:50:26.089 --> 00:50:30.660
  • IN THE ROTUNDA OF THEUNITED STATES CAPITAL.
  • 00:50:30.727 --> 00:50:35.699
  • WE CAN ONLY IMAGINETHE NUMBER OF LIVES
  • 00:50:35.766 --> 00:50:37.968
  • TOUCHED BY THE PREACHING ANDTHE PRAYERS OF BILLY GRAHAM.
  • 00:50:38.035 --> 00:50:42.672
  • TODAY WE HONOR HIM AS ONLY THREEPRIVATE CITIZENS BEFORE HIM
  • 00:50:42.739 --> 00:50:48.078
  • HAVE BEEN SO HONORED.
  • 00:50:48.145 --> 00:50:51.481
  • [SOFT MUSIC]
  • 00:50:51.548 --> 00:51:04.194
  • ["AMAZING GRACE"]
  • 00:51:04.261 --> 00:51:23.346
  • - I BELIEVE, FROMHEAVEN'S PERSPECTIVE,
  • 00:51:23.413 --> 00:51:25.415
  • THAT MY FATHER'S DEATH ISAS SIGNIFICANT AS HIS LIFE,
  • 00:51:25.482 --> 00:51:29.853
  • AND HIS LIFE WASVERY SIGNIFICANT.
  • 00:51:29.920 --> 00:51:34.224
  • - I'M GRATEFUL THAT GOD HASNOW BROUGHT MOTHER AND DADDY
  • 00:51:34.291 --> 00:51:37.694
  • BACK TOGETHERAGAIN FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:51:37.761 --> 00:51:41.431
  • - MY FATHER WAS FAITHFUL,
  • 00:51:41.498 --> 00:51:43.900
  • HE WAS AVAILABLE,AND HE WAS TEACHABLE.
  • 00:51:43.967 --> 00:51:47.270
  • MAY WE ALL BE THAT WAY.
  • 00:51:47.337 --> 00:51:50.040
  • - MY FATHER WAS NOT GOD, BUTHE SHOWED ME WHAT GOD WAS LIKE.
  • 00:51:50.107 --> 00:51:55.812
  • HE SHOWED ME UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
  • 00:51:55.879 --> 00:52:00.851
  • - HE HAS OFTEN SAID THAT"SOMEDAY YOU'LL READ
  • 00:52:00.917 --> 00:52:03.386
  • "THAT BILLY GRAHAM IS DEAD,"
  • 00:52:03.453 --> 00:52:04.821
  • HE [LAUGHS] SAID, "DON'TYOU BELIEVE ONE WORD OF IT."
  • 00:52:04.888 --> 00:52:08.291
  • HE SAID, "I'LL BE MOREALIVE THAN I AM NOW,
  • 00:52:08.358 --> 00:52:12.896
  • "I'LL HAVE JUST CHANGEDADDRESSES, THAT'S ALL."
  • 00:52:12.963 --> 00:52:18.101
  • AND I COULD ONLY IMAGINE WHATIT WAS LIKE FOR MY FATHER
  • 00:52:18.168 --> 00:52:20.704
  • TO STEP INTO HEAVEN,
  • 00:52:20.770 --> 00:52:26.476
  • AND THERE WAS THELORD JESUS CHRIST
  • 00:52:26.543 --> 00:52:28.411
  • TO SAY, "WELL DONE, GOODAND FAITHFUL SERVANT."
  • 00:52:28.478 --> 00:52:34.851
  • THERE WAS THE THRONE OF GOD,CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE THAT?
  • 00:52:34.918 --> 00:52:38.522
  • MY MOTHER, HIS MOTHER, FATHER,FRIENDS, CLAPPING, CHEERING,
  • 00:52:38.588 --> 00:52:45.328
  • BELLS RINGING, TRUMPETS BLOWING.
  • 00:52:45.395 --> 00:52:49.966
  • NOT BECAUSE IT WAS BILLY GRAHAM,
  • 00:52:50.033 --> 00:52:52.235
  • IT'S JUST ANOTHER CHILDOF GOD HAS COME HOME.
  • 00:52:52.302 --> 00:52:55.705
  • ANOTHER CHILD OF GOD.
  • 00:52:55.772 --> 00:53:00.343
  • [PEOPLE CHEERING]
  • 00:53:00.410 --> 00:53:12.255
  • [PEOPLE LOUDLY CHEERING]
  • 00:53:12.322 --> 00:53:23.400
  • - WE'RE ALL UNDER THESENTENCE OF DEATH,
  • 00:53:23.466 --> 00:53:25.602
  • WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE.
  • 00:53:25.669 --> 00:53:27.904
  • WE ALL NEED TO BEREADY TO MEET GOD.
  • 00:53:27.971 --> 00:53:33.977
  • I KNOW I'M GOING TO HEAVEN
  • 00:53:34.044 --> 00:53:36.012
  • BECAUSE OF WHAT JESUSDID ON THAT CROSS.
  • 00:53:36.079 --> 00:53:39.449
  • JESUS SAID, "I AM THE WAY,THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE,
  • 00:53:39.516 --> 00:53:42.953
  • "NO MAN COMETH TO THEFATHER BUT MY ME."
  • 00:53:43.019 --> 00:53:46.289
  • THE ONLY WAY TO THEFATHER, FATHER GOD,
  • 00:53:46.356 --> 00:53:50.393
  • IS THROUGH HISSON, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:53:50.460 --> 00:53:55.031
  • WHEN JESUS CAME, HECAME TO DIE ON A CROSS.
  • 00:53:55.098 --> 00:54:00.503
  • AND ON THAT CROSSHE BORE OUR SINS
  • 00:54:00.570 --> 00:54:03.039
  • AND SHED HIS BLOOD FOR US.
  • 00:54:03.106 --> 00:54:07.177
  • WE'RE ALL SINNERS.
  • 00:54:07.244 --> 00:54:09.446
  • HE CALLS US TOREPENT OF OUR SINS
  • 00:54:09.512 --> 00:54:12.349
  • AND TO COME TO HIM BY FAITH.
  • 00:54:12.415 --> 00:54:15.485
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, "IFANY MAN BE IN CHRIST
  • 00:54:15.552 --> 00:54:19.022
  • "HE IS A NEW CREATURE.
  • 00:54:19.089 --> 00:54:21.091
  • "OLD THINGS PASS AWAY,EVERYTHING BECOMES NEW."
  • 00:54:21.157 --> 00:54:26.363
  • HE CAN MAKE YOU ATOTALLY NEW PERSON.
  • 00:54:26.429 --> 00:54:31.034
  • HAVE YOU OPENEDYOUR HEART TO JESUS?
  • 00:54:31.101 --> 00:54:33.203
  • HAVE YOU REPENTED OF YOUR SINS?
  • 00:54:33.270 --> 00:54:36.673
  • I'M GOING TO ASK YOUTO DO THAT TODAY.
  • 00:54:36.740 --> 00:54:40.577
  • THIS IS THE MOMENT, "TONIGHTI WANT JESUS IN MY HEART."
  • 00:54:40.644 --> 00:54:51.788
  • YOU DON'T HAVE LONGYOU'LL BE IN ETERNITY,
  • 00:54:51.855 --> 00:54:54.190
  • AND THE DECISION YOUMAKE TONIGHT MAY DECIDE
  • 00:54:54.257 --> 00:54:56.593
  • WHERE YOU'LL BE.
  • 00:54:56.660 --> 00:54:59.663
  • DO YOU KNOW CHRIST?
  • 00:54:59.729 --> 00:55:01.965
  • ARE YOU READY?
  • 00:55:02.032 --> 00:55:09.005
  • - A LOT HAS BEENSAID ABOUT MY FATHER.
  • 00:55:09.072 --> 00:55:12.008
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS, THROUGHOUTHIS LIFE, WHEREVER HE WENT,
  • 00:55:12.075 --> 00:55:15.345
  • HE PROCLAIMED ONEMESSAGE, AND THAT IS
  • 00:55:15.412 --> 00:55:18.515
  • THE ONLY WAY TO GODTHE FATHER IS THROUGH
  • 00:55:18.581 --> 00:55:20.517
  • FAITH IN HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:55:20.583 --> 00:55:24.054
  • YOU SEE, THE BIBLE SAYSTHAT "GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
  • 00:55:24.120 --> 00:55:27.924
  • "THAT HE GAVE HISONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
  • 00:55:27.991 --> 00:55:30.226
  • "THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETHIN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH,
  • 00:55:30.293 --> 00:55:34.130
  • "BUT SHOULD HAVEEVERLASTING LIFE."
  • 00:55:34.197 --> 00:55:36.800
  • SO I ASK YOU, AS MY FATHER DID,
  • 00:55:36.866 --> 00:55:39.436
  • WILL YOU BELIEVE ON THE NAMEOF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST?
  • 00:55:39.502 --> 00:55:41.805
  • WILL YOU TURN FROM YOUR SINSAND ACCEPT HIS GIFT OF LOVE?
  • 00:55:41.871 --> 00:55:45.108
  • HIS GIFT OF FORGIVENESS?
  • 00:55:45.175 --> 00:55:46.776
  • IF YOU'D LIKE TODO THAT RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:55:46.843 --> 00:55:48.745
  • JUST PRAY THIS PRAYER AFTERME RIGHT NOW; LET'S PRAY.
  • 00:55:48.812 --> 00:55:53.550
  • DEAR GOD, I'M A SINNER, I'MSORRY FOR MY SINS, FORGIVE ME.
  • 00:55:53.616 --> 00:56:00.123
  • I BELIEVE THAT JESUSCHRIST IS YOUR SON.
  • 00:56:00.190 --> 00:56:04.094
  • I BELIEVE THAT HE TOOKMY SINS TO THE CROSS,
  • 00:56:04.160 --> 00:56:07.664
  • THAT HE DIED IN MY PLACEAND WAS BURIED FOR MY SINS.
  • 00:56:07.731 --> 00:56:12.202
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT YOURAISED HIM TO LIFE,
  • 00:56:12.268 --> 00:56:15.438
  • AND I'D LIKE TO INVITE HIMNOW TO COME INTO MY HEART
  • 00:56:15.505 --> 00:56:18.775
  • TO TAKE CONTROL FROM THISDAY FORWARD, FOREVERMORE.
  • 00:56:18.842 --> 00:56:23.880
  • AND I PRAY THIS IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:56:23.947 --> 00:56:27.283
  • AMEN.
  • 00:56:27.350 --> 00:56:29.352
  • AND REMEMBER, GOD LOVES YOU.
  • 00:56:29.419 --> 00:56:33.656
  • HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH THAT HESEND HIS ONLY SON FOR YOU,
  • 00:56:33.723 --> 00:56:38.728
  • AND THAT IF YOU WOULDJUST BELIEVE IN HIM
  • 00:56:38.795 --> 00:56:41.364
  • THAT YOU SHOULDN'T PERISH,BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
  • 00:56:41.431 --> 00:56:44.367
  • GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:56:44.434 --> 00:56:45.535
  • [INSPIRING VIOLIN MUSIC]
  • 00:56:45.602 --> 00:56:53.143
  • -[BILLY GRAHAM] I DO NOTOFFER YOU A DEAD CHRIST,
  • 00:56:53.209 --> 00:56:55.779
  • I OFFER YOU A LIVING SAVIOR!
  • 00:56:55.845 --> 00:56:58.748
  • I OFFER YOU A LIVING CHRIST!
  • 00:56:58.815 --> 00:57:01.251
  • HE IS ALIVE ATTHIS MOMENT, ALIVE!
  • 00:57:01.317 --> 00:57:06.189
  • [UPBEAT INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC]
  • 00:57:06.256 --> 00:57:41.825

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