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Billy Graham in 1973: ‘Christ Belongs to The Whole World’

The legendary pastor passed away at 99 on Wednesday, after promoting Christianity, civil rights, and God's Kingdom on Earth.

By NTK Staff | 02.21.2018 @4:16pm

Pastor Billy Graham, a man who brought Christian evangalization into the modern era, passed away Wednesday at the age of 99. Tributes to Graham’s contributions to American society poured in from all parts of American life.

For instance, Presidents Trump, Obama, and Clinton praised Graham for his religious devotion:

Others across the country, in many industries, paid their respects to the pastor that revolutionized the spread of religion.

But Graham did not just contribute to advances at the pulpit, also putting himself at the forefront of the civil rights movement across the world.

In the above video, Graham traveled to South Africa during the Apartheid regime to preach of the equality of man in the eyes of God.

“[Jesus] was not a white man! He was not a black man!” the pastor shouted to thousands gathered to hear him. “He came from that part of the world that touches Africa, and Asia, and Europe.”

Graham noted that Christ probably had a darker complexion than his usual audience.

“Christianity is not a white man’s religion, and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people,” he declared. “He belongs to the whole world.”

Graham put this into practice, supporting civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. during his fight for equal rights for African Americans. The pastor bailed King out of jail when he was arrested during civil rights protests in the 1960s.

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