13,821 listen to evangelist Billy Graham’s grandson preach at Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove.
When Billy Graham preached at Ocean Grove’s Great Auditorium in 1955, he was 36 years old. Last weekend, his grandson Will Graham preached three messages in the same venue at what the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) called the Jersey Shore Will Graham Celebration.
At 36 years old, the younger Graham’s vocal tone, delivery, and message reverberate with his grandfather’s influence.
Graham made the most of media hype overFamily Radio founder Harold Camping’s failed prediction that the Christian rapture would take place Saturday evening at 6 p.m., mentioning it in all three messages, but saving his strongest statements on the topic for Sunday afternoon.
There is increasing interest in the “end of days” theme, Graham told 4135 people Sunday. He’s heard Muslims and Hindus talk about it, he said, and the topic permeates pop culture and movies.
“There is nothing left to be fulfilled for the rapture to take place,” said Graham. …
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