Doctorate Diplomas/Degrees - Honorary
We are the only Universal Life Church who can provide you with the same Christian Ordination and Christian Doctorate Degree had by Rev Dr Billy Graham, DD.
Think a Christian Ordination and Christian Degree Does Not Make a Difference.
Rev Billy Graham Wisely Saw the Need for a Doctorate!
If you've lived awhile . . . recall how many times over the years you have heard the following:
Dr. Billy Graham ... met today with President Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, Bush,...
Dr. Billy Graham ... opens his City Wide crusade tonight in Some-City USA, ...
Dr. Billy Graham ... released his latest book today selling X-number of copies sold...
From 1947-48 through 1990, I'm not sure I ever heard, or saw in print, just "Billy Graham", or just "Reverend Billy Graham". It was always Dr. Billy Graham, or in some cases, the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham.
The world never dreamed "The Reverend Dr. Billy Graham" was really just "Billy Graham" . . . as Billy Graham didn't have an earned or accredited Ph. D., he had an Honorary Doctor of Divinity.
Yet "plain" Billy Graham became the most influential religious leader of the 20th century . . . due in part to being "Doctor" Billy Graham, a rising young minister of great authority, and highest credentials: someone worth listening to, reading his books, and seeking his advice.
And seek his advice they did. Graham met with every US President from Harry Truman to Nixon-Carter-Reagan through George "W" Bush, whom Graham led to a "born-again" relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dr. Graham had the "ear of US Presidents", long BEFORE he had the "ear of the world." Please know that Dr. Billy Graham diligently sought the ear of presidents, BEFORE they sought him. Dr. Graham diligently "sought out" President Truman - pushed, pleaded, and finagled, for a meeting with Truman - quite some time, before getting one.
Meeting with President Truman got Graham's picture on the front page of leading US Newspapers, which made him famous, which caused reporters to interview him, in which he always maintained Presidential confidence - while giving Presidents highest praise and regard - which caused presidents to want to meet with him again and again: Great publicity for both, a win-win situation!
Dr. Billy Graham - was and is - much more shrewd than he 'appears' . . . which is also part of his wise shrewdness in a good way. Dr. Graham had enough 'common sense to act and behave common' . . . and wasn't stupidly arrogant and snobbish as so many "TV celebrity and big-name Ministers are today.
[NOTE: There is a lesson here for ministers. . . if they can learn it. Dr. Billy Graham was "wise in his generation" - as wise as the worldly leaders in media such as Ted Turner and Katherine Graham. Sadly, most ministers are not "wise (shrewd) as serpents" as Jesus commands us, . . . and as Jesus lamented - that most Christian Leaders are not as wise as the Children of the world. (More later on this parable)]
Dr. Billy Graham was listed as the 8th-Most-Influential Person of the 20th Century by Gallup. [SOURCE: Gallup, Wikipedia] It is indeed amazing . . . that a "Country Confederate Preacher" is ranked ahead of many thousands of presidents and world leaders over the last 100 years!
Do you really think young Billy Graham. . . would ever have gotten to meet with American Presidents without a Doctor's Degree? Yet it was not an "earned-accredited" Degree from Harvard or Yale, . . . but a Degree earned by his faithfulness, sincerity and commitment, built upon his Bible School education, a Doctor of Divinity: just like the one you can have, if you can meet the requirements, exemplifying faithfulness, sincerity and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Billy Graham's son Franklin is even more pronounced in his "credentials". Franklin claims the title of "Doctor" and the whole world so acknowledges him. He furthermore claims the title Reverend as an ordained minister. Do you know what Denomination/Ministers' Association ordained him? He was simply ordained by a fellow pastor.
Yet because Franklin - like his dad - "assumes authority", "acts with authority" and "claims authority", his Doctor's Degree is accepted by the world, and both he and the Kingdom of God benefit in the process . . .
all because of his foresight to add the Title "Doctor" to his name - not an earned Ph. D. - but an Honorary Doctor of Divinity.
Somehow, Billy Graham knew in his early years ... wisely and shrewdly ... that he needed the title "Doctor" - so he got one - neither accredited nor earned: but a true Doctor of Divinity none the less.
NOTE: Orders are not subject to cancellation unless we make a mistake. You must be a minister ordained by the Universal Life Church World Headquarters to order this item. If you are not an ordained minister with us, added to your order will be a ministry credential packet and a minister ID card.