Christians Mourn Death of Evangelical Legend

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Christians Mourn Death of Evangelical Legend

A word about Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, who died Saturday at age 81.

Bill was part of a generation of evangelists that is passing away. Among the best known, only Billy Graham remains. But Bill Bright not only personally lead untold thousands to Jesus Christ, he also taught effective methods for sharing the age-old gospel message.

That is his lasting legacy, which will reproduce itself in many generations yet to come. Because of bill bright and how God used him, many will enter the kingdom of heaven. No amount of possessions or worldly accomplishments mean as much.

Among Christian leaders I have known, Bill Bright had the smallest ego and least guile. He truly was a servant first - always looking ways to share his faith with others. "I found it and you can find it, too" was not only an evangelistic campaign in the was his lifelong message to the unsaved.

God will offer up new people to take his unchanging message to the world, but he picked an especially good one in Bill Bright.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.