Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS
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.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association scrubbed the above reference to Mormonism as a cult from their Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website after meeting with Mitt Romney.
(CNN) - Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed cookies and soft drinks with the Rev. Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham on Thursday at the elder Graham's mountaintop retreat, a reference to Mormonism as a cult was scrubbed from the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
In and interview with Sarah Pulliam Bailey 1/21/2011, Billy Graham was asked. If you could, would you [Billy Graham] go back and do anything differently? Billy Graham's answer: "I also would have steered clear of politics. I'm grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to. But looking back I know I sometimes crossed the line, and I wouldn't do that now." Really Billy!
Billy Graham interview with Sarah Pulliam Bailey 1/21/2011.
If you could, would you go back and do anything differently?
Yes, of course. I'd spend more time at home with my family, and I'd study more and preach less. I wouldn't have taken so many speaking engagements, including some of the things I did over the years that I probably didn't really need to do—weddings and funerals and building dedications, things like that. Whenever I counsel someone who feels called to be an evangelist, I always urge them to guard their time and not feel like they have to do everything.
I also would have steered clear of politics. I'm grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to. But looking back I know I sometimes crossed the line, and I wouldn't do that now.
Billy Graham may have been speaking of his close relationship with Richard Nixon when Billy Graham said this in the above interview: "I sometimes crossed the line." Yes Billy Graham crossed the line when he thought no one was listening while talking with President Nixon after the February 1, 1972 prayer breakfast. But the tapes were rolling in President Nixon's office and Anti Semitism seemed to be on the agenda.
Caught on tape. Billy Graham agrees with President Nixon's Anti Semitic views.
Rev. Billy Graham openly voiced a belief that Jews control the American media, calling it a "stranglehold" during a 1972 conversation with President Richard Nixon, according to a tape of the Oval Office meeting released Thursday by the National Archives.
"This stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain," the nation's best-known preacher declared as he agreed with a stream of bigoted Nixon comments about Jews and their perceived influence in American life.
"You believe that?" Nixon says after the "stranglehold" comment.
"Yes, sir," Graham says.
"Oh, boy," replies Nixon. "So do I. I can't ever say that but I believe it."
"No, but if you get elected a second time, then we might be able to do something," Graham replies.
Later, Graham mentions that he has friends in the media who are Jewish, saying they "swarm around me and are friendly to me." But, he confides to Nixon, "They don't know how I really feel about what they're doing to this country."
Mitt Romney and Billy Graham have at least one thing in common. They say things in private meetings thinking we won't find out and then they try to walk away from what they've said. It's too bad Billy Graham didn't chastise President Nixon for his Anti Semitic remarks, but he didn't and that will be Billy Graham's legacy, as far as I'm concerned.
Billy Graham fooled millions and continues to do so at the age of 93. The good news for Billy is that he has a, what I consider, right-wing, Islamophobe, homophobe, Jesus talking, evil walking, pseudo Christian son (Franklin Graham) to take his place.