Billy Graham’s first radio broadcast, the Hour of Decision began in 1950. Televised versions of the radio program were broadcast on Sunday nights from 1951–1954. Then, in 1957, television history was made when Graham’s historic New York City Crusade, held at Madison Square Garden, was broadcast live on television. While considered cutting edge Christian ministry at the time, today such broadcasts seem elementary given the advancements in broadcast technology.
Today, churches and ministries like Turning Point not only broadcast live on radio and television, they also take advantage of live streaming over the Internet. Anywhere in the world that has Internet access can hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ live and simultaneously. For the first time in history, biblical passages that refer to the whole world seeing the return of Christ make sense.
Take a moment today to thank God for technology and how it extends the Gospel around the world for all to see and hear. Praise Him that technology is one more tool to use for His Glory!
Evangelism is not a human enterprise; it is a divine operation.
Arthur Skevington Wood