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Printed News Letter

June 2017 Issue

Jun 1st, 2017
Art Sadlier

During the early years of Billy Graham’s ministry he preached that Jesus Christ was the only way of salvation. Later in his ministry Billy Graham turned away from the truth of the gospel, denying that knowing Christ was the only way of salvation.

The following are some quotes from Billy Graham which demonstrate that he has apostatised.

Graham says that he does not believe that Christians need to take every verse of the Bible literally. “I am not a literalist in the sense that every single jot and tittle is from the Lord. This is a little different than my thinking through the years.” He has moved to taking parts of the Bible figuratively.

Graham acknowledges a change in his beliefs.

“I used to believe that pagans in far countries were lost if they did not have the gospel of Christ preached to them.....I no longer believe that.”

After departing from his early beliefs Graham called the Pope, “The greatest religious leader of the modern world, and one of the greatest moral and spiritual leaders of the century.”

This in spite of the fact that the Pope preaches another gospel that requires good works and membership in the Catholic Church for salvation. The Pope that Graham eulogizes has been responsible for consigning millions of people to hell through his false gospel.

Billy Graham stated, “The body of Christ comes from all faiths and Christian groups around the world or outside the Christian groups. I think that everybody that loves Christ or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ.

Graham went on to say, “God’s purpose for this world is to call out a people for His name, and that is what God is doing today.”

“He is calling out a people for His name whether they come from the Muslim world or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non believing world. They are members of the body of Christ because they are being called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don’t have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think they are saved and they are going to be with us in heaven.” He added, “There is wideness in God’s mercy.”

The scriptures contradict Graham’s words. Matthew 7:13-15, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

We read, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 17:3, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

Paul said, 1Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

An apostate is one who turns away from the truth he once believed and proclaimed. Billy Graham is an apostate.

The fact is that many godly pastors and leaders, in the early 1950’s, pleaded with Billy Graham not to compromise with liberals. When Graham refused to hear their plea they denounced Graham for his compromise. The majority rejected this rebuke and supported Graham in his ecumenical evangelism.

Billy Graham was the poster boy for new evangelicalism. He led in the compromise of ecumenical evangelism, compromising the truth, by associating with liberals. He broke down the walls of separation between the people of God and liberals; he also broke down the walls of separation between the people of God and the people of the world.

From that time foreword the compromise of new evangelicalism has continued until today the greater part of the evangelical church is sinking into apostasy.

Here is the reason that I have written this article. I fully realize that many people will now write me off for criticising Billy Graham, but the issue is the matter of the survival of the remnant of the Church of Jesus Christ.

God’s people are thrilled to hear the gospel preached. As Billy Graham preached the gospel, God’s people gave him a free pass to bring in error with it. As Graham preached the gospel, God’s people closed their eyes to the compromise that flooded into the church with it.

From 1952 on there was not a crusade that did not include Catholic Priests. Catholic converts were sent back to their Catholic Churches. There was not a crusade that did not include apostate protestant liberal pastors and their churches, the converts from these churches were often returned to them. The walls of separation came down.

A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” A little compromise compromised much of the Evangelical Church. The whole New Evangelical concept of compromise was advanced. From this beginning the loss of separation from the world grew exponentially. Pragmatism, which is the essence of compromise, brought us the false idea that anything that would bring people into the church was good and beneficial.

The church growth movement flourished, the world was brought into the church and separation was lost. Both separated living and separation from apostasy and apostate churches was lost. The body of Christ and apostasy joined forces in some good causes, which further broke down the walls of separation.

My burden is for the remnant of evangelical, fundamental churches that have not compromised. That remnant is also in danger from the massive compromise and apostasy that now surrounds it. Their need now goes beyond separation from liberalism, the need is now to separate from new evangelicalism. God’s remedy for apostasy is separation from apostasy, it is God’s way of stopping the spread of apostasy.

New evangelicalism has brought the world into the church. They have incorporated the world’s music, the world’s ways, the world’s lifestyles, the world’s philosophies and the world’s concept of entertainment. All this has been brought into the church while the plan of Christ for His church has gone out the window.

Here is where the deception comes in. Some of these pastors still preach and teach much Bible truth. There can be no deception unless there is the presentation of truth. The nature of deception is to hide error behind much truth.

Harry Ironside said, “Error is like leaven of which we read; A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." Truth mixed with error is equivalent to all error, except that it is more innocent looking and, therefore, more dangerous. God hates such a mixture! Any error, or any truth-and-error mixture calls for definite exposure and repudiation. To condone such is to be unfaithful to God and His Word and treacherous to imperilled souls for whom Christ died.”

Another voice from the past stated, ““If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest expression every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”

There are pastors today who are teaching much bible truth, and because they are teaching truth they are being given a free pass to bring in error. That error is compromise and it is the destruction of the church.

Because a man teaches some truth he must not be allowed to bring the world and its ways and its music and methods into the church. Where has discernment gone? The music of the world can generate much human emotion and with human emotion false worship floods into the church. There are those who cannot discern between emotion and the movement of the Spirit on the heart. There are those who cannot discern between the holy and the profane.

Christian — we are in a battle; let us not forget this. There are many fronts in this battle, we must be alert and not allow pastors to bring in error because they are teaching and preaching truth.

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