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In His Will, Billy Graham Urges Family to Defend Gospel 'at Any Cost'

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  • 2018 May 22

The Rev. Billy Graham’s final will and testament has been made public, and in it he praises his wife, Ruth, and admonishes his family to uphold the Gospel no matter what.

The Christian Post shares some of Graham’s words in the document, the rest of which can be found on

"I ask my children and grandchildren to maintain and defend at all hazards at any cost of personal sacrifice the blessed doctrine of complete Atonement for sin through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ once offered, and through that alone. I urge all of you to walk with the Lord in a life of separation from the world and to keep eternal values in view.”

Graham also encouraged his family to read the Bible daily and to trust in Jesus for salvation.

He then went on to thank his wife, Ruth, for the “wonderful, thrilling, and joyous life” they were able to share.

“I want to thank her for her years of devotion, love, faithfulness, and sacrifice. Of all the people I have ever known, she was the greatest Christian.”

In the will, Graham also specified that 10 percent of his residuary estate will go directly to the cause of the Gospel.

"I have done my best before the Lord and I have confidence in all of you that you will consider that you are only trustees of what I have left,” the famous evangelist concludes.


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Publication date: May 22, 2018