Billy Graham died today, 9 months short of his 100th birthday. He was one of the most influential preachers in history, reaching out to the largest audience – estimated to be 2.2 billion people – of any one person ever. He is responsible for an estimated 3.2 million conversions to Christianity. While not a universalist, Graham believed that there were well-meaning people of all faiths who did have Christ in their hearts and were saved even if they had never heard of Jesus or the Gospel.
Graham said, "Someday, you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."