The world’s best-known evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham, has died. He was 99.
From the gangly 16-year-old baseball-loving teen who found Christ at a tent revival, Graham went on to become an international media darling, a preacher to a dozen presidents and the voice of solace in times of national heartbreak. He was America’s pastor.
Many Christians will be mourning this man and celebrating his legacy. But honestly, what sort of legacy did he leave?
Billy Graham was an icon of an ever changing society. He preached what the world wanted to hear. How on earth does one explain his popularity? Jesus was crucified for preaching the Gospel. Graham was celebrated. Something’s wrong.
Graham preached an acceptable, bloodless gospel of easy believism. He told the world that they had the power to invite Him in. The sinful world was empowered and convinced that unless they made Jesus Lord, He would continue to stay outside and wait patiently.
“I’ve got time. I can have a career, family and what-not, then when I’ve done everything I want, I’ll give Jesus a try”.
This is in essence, the message Graham preached to the world. He was the preacher of Presidents. He was the preacher of politicians. He was friends with the Pope.
He believed that we invited Jesus in and because Jesus is a gentleman, He would never push Himself on anyone. He believed in the free will of man, which meant he did not believe in the sovereignty of God.
What can be said about this man? On the surface, he seemed to do a lot of good, and have much fruit. But in who’s name was it accomplished? If Graham was as much of a false convert as the people he preached to, then his motives were selfish and his fruits meant nothing.
Graham was also a high-ranking Mason. Anyone who has done any research in Freemasonry knows that Masons worship Lucifer as their god. They also ascribe to many ways of thinking from Eastern Mysticism to Satanism. Many Masons hide under the disguise of Christianity. That is their biggest weapon. Graham couldn’t have been a Christian if his energies and money were devoted to this horrid cult.
There’s so much one can say about this man. I could go on for pages, but hopefully you can see that this man was a charlatan and an enemy of the cross.
This man is in hell and is being punished for drawing mankind away from Christ’s cross and empowering them to make their own choice, in their own time.