Billy Graham laid to rest in Charlotte

Evangelist Billy Graham speaks at the dedication of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte N.C

The Rev. Billy Graham to be laid to rest Friday

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Members of North Carolina's Congressional delegation presented Franklin Graham with the flag that flew over the Capitol during the time his father's remains lay in honor.

Trump was referring to Graham's 1957 sermon to a crowd of 100,000 as part of his weekslong New York Crusade meetings. "His eyes just pierced right through me. Jesus is the only way", he said.

Alabama Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) delivered a speech on the House floor Tuesday to remember the legacy of the late Reverend Billy Graham. "He will be missed".

There, the two would have lunch - Graham loved anything barbecued - sit on the porch overlooking the Black Mountain, watch with the dogs play, or spend time in prayer.

"We learned hard work, we learned to love the Lord, we learned to pray, we learned to love the Scriptures, and that has never left any of us", Ford said. For Graham, Wilton said, "death had lost its sting". "He lived and died carrying that message".

"Billy Graham was seeking fame and respectability and to make white evangelicals respectable", said Jelks.

Two decades later, the anti-communist Graham was invited to Pyongyang, becoming an honored guest of North Korea's late president Kim Il Sung.

Jackson Cox, a military veteran and member of Victory Baptist Church who uses his musical talent for evangelism when given the opportunity, says Graham influenced him starting at a young age. Approximately 13,000 people - including former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton - filed past his casket during a public viewing in Charlotte this week.

The congregation included President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their wives.

To the family, the service will be much like the crusades Graham used to reach millions during his lifetime.

In fact, the world-famous evangelist's crusade returned to Orlando in 1983 when the City of Orlando rechristened the Tangerine Bowl what many still call the Citrus Bowl, but is today Camping World Stadium. Billy Graham's personal integrity came from his imperative to live a Christ-like life and it led him to the highest possible standards of personal behaviour.

His adult children - all speakers or preachers in their own right - recalled being taught by their parents how to read Scripture aloud and deliver sermons, but also taking quiet walks with their father and receiving his plainspoken wisdom. "A leader without peer in the evangelical movement, a godly, anointed, honest Christian statesman who displayed lifelong moral integrity and character". Franklin Graham did not formally endorse Trump during the 2016 election, but he has supported most of his policies.

Billy Graham was born on a farm near Charlotte on November 7, 1918.

Drew reported from Raleigh, North Carolina. They had five children, all of whom spoke at Friday's funeral.

"I think it likely that, as his father's relationship with Richard Nixon proved to be a low point in his long ministry, Franklin's relationship with President Trump will come to embarrass him", said William Martin, author of "A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story". I know it's very hard, but you need to start somewhere and I suggest you start with the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament, and in the Old Testament start with the very first verse-'In the beginning, God.' And study those passages.

She said officials hope to have the parkway opened again by rush hour Friday. "Jesus is coming. Jesus is coming, '" she said.

Graham's impact was felt far beyond the USA and religious circles.

"I want to thank my good friend Mr. Hultgren for arranging this opportunity to honor Billy Graham".

"Our membership is also highly concerned at the possibility of taxpayer outlay for the costs of transporting and displaying Graham's casket in the rotunda", the notorious atheists wrote. "I would be nothing without Him.' That is what made Billy Graham America's pastor".

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