We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Billy Graham - False Teacher

Billy Graham has always been ecumenical in his teaching, sending many of those who attended his "crusades" to the Roman Catholic Church.  He has also in his later years preached a form of universalism.  But now he has gone too far.

I'm guessing it is an effort to be politically-correct, but Billy Graham has now removed the Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) from the list of cults which is on his site.  Whether it is people on his managing his website or Graham himself, he is the one responsible for the content as long as his name is on it.  As soon as this organization removed the LDS from the list of cults, they have stepped into the realm of false teachers.

He and his organization should know better.

4 comments:

ali said...

Graham himself had Romney to his home. He comes out and supports Romney - then Graham calls all to vote our christian principles. I feel certain Graham was aware of what 'was' on his website.

This election is between the devil and the deep blue sea - as neither candidate is noteworthy nor chrsitian.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

It matters not that neither candidate is a Christian, because we are not voting for a pastor or other spiritual leader. We are voting for the leader of our nation. We desperately need to get rid of Obama, and we can only do it by voting for Romney. But voting for Romney does not mean we have to agree with his theology. In fact, it makes his theology more public so as to give us more opportunities to expose it for the false belief system that it is.

Anonymous said...

I rarely disagree with you on your comments, but I believe that you are mistaken in your evaluation of the upcoming election. Charles Spurgeon once rightly stated, "Of the two evils, choose neither." God has called us to follow truth. We are called as Christians to live separated lives (as shown many times throughout the New Testament). God will never leave us with just two options if both are wrong. If we are simply voting for the one we think has the best chance of getting rid of Obama, we are simply following the world's philosophy for life, not trusting in God for the results. God did not call us to follow the world's philosophy for defeating one candidate or another. To a large degree, Christianity is antithetic to democracy because Christians will always be in the minority (John 17:14-16). Your evaluation of voting for a leader of our nation, not voting for a spiritual leader puzzles me a little. Do not many of the Proverbs refer to the spiritual condition of the leaders (Proverbs 8:15-16; 11:10; 16:12; 20:26,28)? On a side note, one fallacy that you present with your view is the "fact" that we desperately need to get rid of Obama. I'm curious what your basis for this is. Did not the early church deal with rulers much worse than Obama (especially when they didn't have a choice in who was Caesar)? And yet, the early believers were called to be submissive to their authorities. I do not intend to necessarily change your mind, but rather to stir your thinking about the upcoming election in light of what the Bible teaches.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Anonymous,
First, let me point out that in the N.T. times, and for many centuries afterwards, Christians were ruled by dictatorships (including royalty) where they had absolutely no say in how they were governed. You cannot equate that with the USA where we, the people, are ostensibly the government, and we do indeed have something to say about how we are governed. There is no biblical proscription against Christians exercising their civic duties in that situation. Even with the situation at the time, Paul appealed to his Roman citizenship for his rights under that citizenship.

If then, as the actual government of this nation, we have a tyrant in the office of President who violates the Constitution on an almost daily basis, continues in many treasonous acts (most recently the whole Libyan gun-running deal and coverup while still supplying this nation’s enemies with weapons which are used against us), institutes as law the recognition of same-sex fake marriage, protects and promotes abortion, impoverishes the populace by joblessness and increased onerous taxation, promotes Islam as a faith to support and defend, etc, while essentially throwing Israel under the bus --- is it not our duty as citizens of this nation to do our best to get rid of him and put another person in charge?

God has worked for thousands of years with nations whose leaders were ungodly. I think He knows how to work with this nation with a Mormon president. After all, how many previous presidents were true believers? Does it really matter that Romney is LDS as a president any more than it mattered if Kennedy as a Romanist was a president? Cannot God use an unbeliever to bring about better government?

In this country it is a foregone conclusion that there are only two parties who make it to the presidential office - Republican and Democrat. History has shown that a vote for any other party - or no vote at all - usually helps the incumbent. God has left us with that option for almost a century, and yet you state that God will not leave us with just two options.

The point is that we are voting for a party, not a person. The Republican party has nothing in their platform which, to my knowledge (as limited as it is), violates God’s laws, while virtually all of the platform of the Democratic party does. I will always vote Republican because it is unconscionable for a Christian to vote for any Democrat based on their platform, and no other party is viable.

I trust God with the results, but just like in bring the gospel to people, He uses us to do His work. And if we have Obama again, it will be God’s judgment on us - giving us what we as a nation deserve.