Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How Well Do You Know Billy Graham?

From The Torch, published by Thomas Robb Ministries -

Many people are unaware of the betrayal of Billy Graham. His statements on more than one occasion helped prepare America for racial miscegenation. His February 25th,1974 syndicated column (My Answer) which appeared in the Newspapers all around the country made plain intent, (and perhaps the reason the media made him into an evangelist icon). I have a copy of the column which was obtained from The Atlantic Constitution. In this issue he writes, "In Chattanooga, Tennessee back in 1953 we began insisting that our meetings be purposely mixed. I took this stand before the Supreme Court decision of 1954 and before I had ever heard the word "Integration."

In another issue of this column a white mother asked Graham whether there was any thing in the Bible that would forbid her daughter to marry a Negro. Graham answered emphatically "Certainly Not!"

Billy Graham without shame boasts of his close friendship with Martin Luther King, Graham actually invited King to speak at one of his Team Retreats. This was a gathering of young people who Graham was teaching to be his ambassadors. According to Graham in his autobiography "Just as I am" , "King came "To help us understand the racial situating in America." Graham says that he called King, 'Mike" as King requested. Grahams intent was to break down white resistance in the south. Graham helped accomplish the goal. "The dinner was held in honor of (Mike) Martin Luther King, Jr. -Graham invited Southern Baptists leaders from the Untied States to come. I wanted to build a bridge between Blacks and Whites in our own South, and this seemed like a good opportunity to move toward that goal."

"During our brief stay, some Mississippi Baptists came up to Grady (Grady Wilson, a Graham associate) to welcome him. As they were talking Mike came by and slapped Grady on the shoulder and greeted him warmly. Our friendly relationship with Mike made the point with my Baptist Friends."

"Early on, Dr. King and I spoke about his method of using nonviolent demonstrations to bring an end to racial segregation. He urged me to keep on doing what I was doing-preaching the Gospel to integrated audiences and supporting his goals by example- 'Not to join him in the streets.'"

Graham continues quoting from the words that King spoke to him, "You stay in the stadiums, Billy," he said. "Because you will have far more impact on white establishment there than you would, if you marched in the streets. Besides that you have a constituency that will listen to you, especially among the White people, who may not listen so much to me. But if leaders get far out in front of the people they will lose sight of him and not follow him any longer."

Graham said, "I'll follow his advise."

Graham further displayed his treason in the May 28th,1973 edition of the Mainichi Daily News of Tokyo, Japan. In this newspaper Graham is quoted as saying, "I think communisms appeal to youth and is its structure and promise of the future utopia. Mao Tse Tung eight precepts are basically the same as the Ten Commandments. In fact if we cannot have the Ten Commandments to read in our schools, it'll settle for Mao's precepts."

In an interview with Robert Schuller (May 31, 1997), the founder and pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Graham stated that in effect Jesus Christ is not really necessary for salvation, but that a person simply has to follow “the light” and he will be saved. Here is what Graham said, “He (Christ) is calling people out of the world for His name . . . 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 that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they're going to be with us in heaven . . . I've met people in various parts of the world in tribal situations, that they have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard of Jesus, but they've believed in their hearts that there was a God, and they've tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.”

Graham was interviewed by Larry King on June 16, 2005. The whole section of this interview is given at the end of this article. Here is another example of Billy Graham denying the value of the Cross and the gift of the Blood Atonement. You can watch the actual interview here,
King: “What about those like the Jews, the Muslims, who don't believe (in Christ).”GRAHAM: “That's in God's hands. I can't be the judge.”KING: “You don't judge them?”GRAHAM: “No.”

May 31, 1997. This is an EXACT transcript of a segment toward the end of the Robert Schuller broadcast.
SCHULLER: Tell me, what do you think is the future of Christianity?
GRAHAM: Well, Christianity and being a true believer--you know, I think there's the Body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world, outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not, they're members of the Body of Christ. And I don't think that we're going to see a great sweeping revival, that will turn the whole world to Christ at any time. I think James answered that, the Apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem, when he said that God's purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that's what God is doing today, He's calling people out of the world 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've been 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 that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they're going to be with us in heaven.

On January 21, 1997 Larry King asked: Are you . . . are you comfortable with Judaism?
GRAHAM: Very comfortable - In New York, they have had me to the Rabbinical Council to talk with them and Rabbi Tannenbaum, who was a great friend . . . he gave me more advice and more counsel, and I depended on him constantly theologically and spiritually and in every way . . .

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