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Saturday, 20 October 2012

PREACHERS OF COMPROMISE: FRANKLIN GRAHAM AND BILLY GRAHAM

The news in October that Franklin Graham was responsible for removing the classification of “[W]e’re calling people names. If I want to win people to Christ, how can I call them names?” .....And it’s not going to come back, because I don’t want to be involved in calling a person a name.”
Mormonism as a cult from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) website is shocking to say the least. This action followed a meeting between Billy Graham, Franklin Graham and the Mormon Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Grahams endorsement of Mitt Romney speaks volumes about where they stand spiritually. The question might be asked: What were the Grahams doing meeting such a person unless it was to tell him the gospel? Responding to criticism about removing Mormonism as a cult, Franklin Graham said:
"There are problems with this attitude in that teachers and leaders are called to protect the flock, the body of Christ against error and their first priority is to preserve sound doctrine and preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
Billy Graham said he admired Romney’s values and strong moral conviction it was a privilege to pray with him” ---- pray with him!!!!! How can they pray with a man who believes in a different Jesus entirely from Jesus Christ of the Bible? It would be well for the Grahams to note that anyone preaching a false gospel is accursed (anathema) (Galatians 1/8-9).
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1/8-9)
Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is a created being and that he is the spirit brother of Lucifer; they believe in salvation by works - that is just the beginning.
Bill Keller of liveprayer.com put it very bluntly:
“A vote for Romney is a vote for Satan.”
"To not just endorse a 5th generation high priest of a satanic cult that propagates a false gospel leading souls to hell, but then remove the warning from his website that Mormons are NOT Christians in order to justify that endorsement is a sad moment....."
BGEA Website prior to the removal of Mormonism:
A cult is any group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the biblical message of the Christian faith. It is very important that we recognize cults and avoid any involvement with them. Cults often teach some Christian truth mixed with error, which may be difficult to detect.

There are some features common to most cults:


• They do not adhere solely to the sixty-six books of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. They add their "special revelations" to the Bible and view them as equally authoritative.


• They do not accept that our relationship to Jesus Christ is a reality "by grace through faith" alone, but promote instead a salvation by works.


• They do not give Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, full recognition as the second Person of the Trinity, composed of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Some of these groups are Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritists, Scientologists, and others.

WHERE IS THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS?

Jewish presenter of The Majority Report, Sam Seder summed up what kind of Christian witnesses the Grahams are very well:

“All it takes is - Mitt Romney comes, kisses the ring, and you have to erase what it has said on your website for years and years and years……When even the doctrinaire fundamentalists can’t maintain an ideology, what is this world coming to?”


Billy and Franklin Graham’s foolishness has actually exposed them as the hypocrites they are. Franklin Graham squirmed evasively through an interview on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' on the 21st of February 2012 when he was pressed about Obama’s supposed Christianity. How sickening that he subsequently apologised saying that he regrets “any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama.”  Surely it would be honest and straightforward to say that on abortion and gay rights alone Obama’s views are unbiblical, and that he is an enemy of true Christianity by default. They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work. (Titus 1/16)  Hirelings like the Grahams will not make a stand and honour the Lord when it comes to the crunch. People like Obama see right through these cowards.
I believe that Billy Graham and Franklin Graham are marked men and that the Lord will use Obama against them in the future – they will be hoisted with their own petard so to speak….. This is my feeling on the matter - I would not give a prophecy unless I was 100% sure.
Billy Graham has been compromising with the Roman Catholic Church for decades. He was criticised in the past by Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Francis Schaeffer for his ecumenical compromise. In 1961 Graham bought the rights to Halley’s Bible Handbook and butchered it. He removed Dr Halley’s section on Church History which contained warnings about the false doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church; specifically important information about the Jesuits and the papacy, the persecution of the Reformers and the murders perpetrated against Bible believing Christians. According to Dr Halley’s widow this particular research took him years to compile. This is another act of Grahams that has somewhat backfired on him due to the backlash.
In 2002 Billy Graham apologised deeply for any offence he may have caused for anti-Jewish remarks he made privately to President Nixon in 1973 which were secretly recorded. The Grahams keep apologising, but they never seem to learn!
The book The Legacy of Billy Graham: The Accommodation of Truth to Error in the Evangelical Church (Fundamental Presbyterian Publications, 1998):
“[t]he tragic flaw of Billy Graham is that he has increasingly through the years accommodated error in order to gain greater influence” (p. 49).
There are clearly numerous reasons for the current sorry state of Christianity, but considering the influence Dr. Graham has exerted, it is not unfair to say that his accommodation of truth to error has played an unparalleled part in the confusion and error seen in the evangelical church of our day” (p. 61).
It would have been better for Billy Graham never to have entered the ministry at all. Any good he may have done in the beginning is far outweighed by the damage he has done to the body of Christ through ecumenical compromise. He has even denied the Lord Jesus Christ by embracing universalism:
"I think everybody who knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not, they're members of the Body of Christ...God's purpose is to call out a people for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, Buddhist world, the Christian world, or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ, because they've been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus...and I think they are saved, and that they are going to be in heaven with us."
In 2008 Franklin Graham received two salaries, two retirement packages, and other payments from the BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse totalling $1.2 million annually. He was shamed into giving up his BGEA salary, but he still gets a staggering salary from Samaritan’s Purse of $561,000 (2010). Paul said that the apostles had the right of “support” which he defined in terms of basic needs like food and drink (1 Corinthians 9). Franklin Graham’s salary is a far cry from this. Paul’s attitude and lifestyle as a tentmaker was totally the opposite and speaks for itself:
But we did not use this right [of support]. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ. (1 Corinthians 9/12)
But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. (1 Timothy 6/8)
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. (1 Corinthians 5/11)
These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire. (2 Peter 2/17-22)

Dear Reader – Do you have questions about Jesus Christ and how to be truly saved? If so, then please read my post:
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/gods-plan-of-salvation-through-jesus.html

3 comments:

Irv said...

[Speaking of Mitt Romney, Here's a shocking item I saw some time ago on the net!]

Romney's Mormonism Promotes Porn !

by Aaronita Smith

Non-Mormon scholars as well as Mormon ones are aware of a hard-core pornographic drawing in the "Book of Abraham" which is Mormon-approved scripture.
This Book is part of the "Pearl of Great Price" which, along with the "Book of Mormon" and the "Doctrine and Covenants," make up the LDS church's "triple combination" in one volume.
The porn is found in Fig. 7 of Facsimile 2 in the "Book of Abraham" which shows two beings facing each other, which were described by Joseph Smith as representing the "Holy Ghost" and "God sitting upon his throne," the latter clearly showing an aroused male sex organ.
After Smith published this sketch in his newspaper in 1842, which offended Mormon sensibilities, the phallic portion was whited out for more than a century until the "restored" LDS church decided in 1981 to restore what had long been censored!
Equally shocking was the discovery that the "Book of Abraham" had nothing to do with Abraham or his God but was actually based on ancient Egyptian funeral documents depicting occultic obscene practices - and the original sketches showed an erotic phallus on both beings including the one Smith blasphemously claimed was the Holy Ghost!
For further information see "Book of Abraham" (Wikipedia). Also see Jerald and Sandra Tanner's "Mormonism - Shadow or Reality?" which on 76 pages reproduces the original Egyptian X-rated drawings and shows how Smith altered them and created one of his many frauds. Highlights in the classic Tanner work can be seen by typing "Facts From Mormons (By a Utah Resident)" and "What LDS Leaders Say" on Yahoo.

Treena Gisborn said...

How completely sick this is Irv! Thank you for bringing this to light. God bless

Bella said...

I'm done with popular Christian leaders. You can't trust any of them, they all seem to eventually end up preaching a false gospel or getting into bed with unbelievers at some point.

Can we go home now?