Billy Graham Denies Jesus Is The ONLY WAY To The Father

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  1. Dear pastor Willy Mshilla,

    I’ve made a follow up on this post and so far this is what i have discovered:

    1. The transcript text, which was posted by Gary A.Hand of ON DOCTRINE website. [http://www.ondoctrine.com/index.htm]
    2. The response from Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to this message.

    1. And here is the content of the transcript:

    Dr. Schuller: “Tell me, what is the future of Christianity?”
    Dr. Graham: “Well, Christianity and being a true believer, you know, I think there’s the body of Christ which comes from all the Christian groups around the world, or outside the Christian groups. I think that 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. What God is doing today is 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 they need something that they don’t have and they turn to the only light they have and I think they’re saved and they’re going to be with us in heaven.”
    Dr. Schuller: “What I hear you saying is that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into a human heart and soul and life even if they’ve been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you’re saying?”
    Dr. Graham: “Yes it is because I believe that. 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, have never heard of Jesus but they’ve believed in their hearts that there is a God and they tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.”
    Dr. Schuller: “This is fantastic. I’m so thrilled to hear you say that. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy.
    Dr. Graham: There is. There definitely is.”

    The conversation above occurred between Billy Graham and Robert Schuller, who is the pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California and founder of the Hour Of Power television program. The interview was broadcast on May 31, 1997 on the Hour of Power television program, titled “Say ‘Yes’ To Possibility Thinking,” program #1426.

    2…then I found this reply to the person who chose this transcript as the base of his message to the world:

    “Dear Gary:

    Thank you for your email.

    We appreciate your interest and concern about an interview with Mr. Graham that was conducted by Rev. Robert Schuller. Mr. Graham has faithfully and clearly preached the Gospel for over 50 years, and since the interview he has reaffirmed his belief in Christ as the only way of salvation: “In all our Crusades we place a prominent banner with Jesus’ words, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.’ We put that verse there because people live in a confused world, with so many competing religious voices calling men and women to follow them. But Christ is distinctive and exclusive about the way to God. There can be no true Christianity apart from Him. While some of the ethics and idealism of other religions may run parallel to Christian teachings, the fact remains, as stated by Jesus Christ, ‘No Man cometh unto the Father but by me’ (John 14:6, KJV).

    “Over the years I have met people with many religious and philosophical views. Many of them have had deep commitment to their beliefs. But I have become even more convinced of the uniqueness and the truth of Christ and His Gospel. And I want to continue preaching it as long as possible.”

    We trust that you will pray that Mr. Graham will always correctly interpret God’s Word and be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading in every situation.

    Sincerely,

    Jamie Andrews
    Administrative Services Supervisor
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association”

    Stay Blessed!

  2. Mwisho wa mambo yote umekaribia, tujiweke tayari, kila mtu asimame kwa zamu yake mwenyewe.

  3. Wapendwa,

    Labda naisoma vingine lakini kwangu mimi naona na kumchukulia Billy Graham out of the context,

    Angalia nukuu;

    Dr. Schuller: “What I hear you saying is that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into a human heart and soul and life even if they’ve been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you’re saying?”

    Dr. Graham: “Yes it is because I believe that. 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, have never heard of Jesus but they’ve believed in their hearts that there is a God and they tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.”

    Dr. Schuller: “This is fantastic. I’m so thrilled to hear you say that. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy.

    Dr. Graham: There is. There definitely is.”

    Bibi yangu ambaye ni marehemu anasema hata kabla hajaokoka na kumfuata Kristo wala kulijua Neno la Mungu alitambua kuna Mungu mmoja aliyemkuu, na alisema wazi kuwa Mungu atamtuma mtu? mwanaye kuja kuwaambia habari zake, Hivyo alikuwa na hofu ya Mungu hata kabla hajasomewa Biblia, na Na wammissionary walipokuja na kuleta habari za Yesu aliamua kuachana kabisa na taratibu za jadi na kumfuata Kristo!

    Je utasemaje juu ya Kornelius katika Biblia, alikua halijua Neno la Mungu, lakini Biblia inasema akiwa hamjua Kristo na wala Biblia haionyeshi alikuwa muumini wa dini ya Kiyahudi lakini aliambiwa hivi ” SALA ZAKO NA SADAKA ZAKO ZIMEFIKA JUU NA KUWA UKUMBUSHO MBELE ZA MUNGU”

    Mungu alimtambua na Kumtuma Petro ampeleke kwa Kristo! Kwa sababu sasa tuko katika kipindi cha Wokovu.Hicho nadhani ndicho Billy Graham anachozungumza!Na kwa wale waliosikia mahuburi yake na kusoma vitabu vyake Billy Graham hasemi kuwa Yesu NI MOJAWAPO YA NJIA YA KWENDA MBINGUNI BALI NI NJIA PEKEE!

  4. Dear friends,
    This is what Billy meant;

    Ro:2:9: Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
    Ro:2:10: But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
    Ro:2:11: For there is no respect of persons with God.
    Ro:2:12: For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
    Ro:2:13: (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
    Ro:2:14: For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
    Ro:2:15: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)-KJV

    HE WAS NOT OUT OF SCRIPTURES. I BELIEVE HE EXACTLY KNOW WHAT HE WAS SAYING.

  5. Dear Iqualiptus,

    I am shocked by Rev. Graham’s declaration that Jesus is not the only way to salvation. Billy Graham’s assertion that, “They may not even know the name of Jesus, but they know in their hearts they need something that they don’t have and they turn to the only light they have and I think they’re saved and they’re going to be with us in heaven.” is unscriptural and a false doctrine!

    While you point out verses in chapter 2 of Romans to support Rev. Grahams views, you failed to continue on to chapter 3 because the Bible clearly states Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation, thereby refuting Rev. Graham’s wishful thinking.

    ROMANS 2:14-16 (KJV) For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

    ROMANS 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

    ROMANS 3:19-20 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    ROMANS 3:21-22 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

    ROMANS 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    ROMANS 3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

    ROMANS 3:27-28 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

    Iqualiptus, this is why we Christians should study and search the scriptures, so we can discern what is truth and what is false teaching.

  6. f Billy said those words right after he woke up from his occasional nightmarish bouts at his age today, I can take that with a large pinch of salt…; but, knowing that Billy had associated himself with the likes of Karol Wojtyla when he was alive and noticed how much Billy eulogised this unregenerate individual, having showered him with heaps of praises and honors; calling him (Mr. Wojtyla) the GREATEST preacher of all times (at least this century)), no one can be naïve enough to have misunderstood what EXACTLY Billy meant when he, during that most INFAMOUS interview with the like of Mr. Schuller – a self-professed New Ager and a worshiper of the god of the New Age Movement – another “jesus” who is NOT the YEHOSHUA HAMASHIACH, honestly DENIED Yehoshua HaMashiach to be the Way, the Truth and the Life and that NONE can come to the HOLY FATHER than through FAITH in Him (Yehoshua). Based on this short analysis, Billy’s honest heart led him to pronounce that JESUS CHRIST is just one of the many ways that man can choose to take to get to Heaven! There can be no doubt as to what he actually meant. Therefore, for anyone to say that Billy was grossly misunderstood is plain silly and an assessment based on a misinterpretation of Romans Chapter 2.

  7. I see some quarters got so worked-up about the answers that the old christian soldier gave during this interview. Nonetheless, one has to look through the tunnel of time, to see where Rev. Billy Graham has come up thru.

    50 years of service is no joke. A stretch of 50 years would take in about three generations of a people, i.e. his folks’ generation, his and his kids’ generation. And to run that long, God must have placed a Message with you. The fact that at this interview is where this entire fracas arose by his assumptive answer, it clearly shows that sentiments ran high for him. For a person who has been in the fields that long, trotting the globe, meeting different types of people in different kinds of situations, natives, the poor, the deeply religious people of the likes of Moslems, Buddhists and others, to whom you had an opportunity to preach the Gospel to, and taking in their response to the Gospel, even some who received It with childlike faith, you are likely to be affected. And sentimentally you might find yourself asking God to take them in, hence speaking out your thoughts unknowingly. Which I believe is the case.

    Billy Graham had an Evangelical Message to the world. God had placed this Message of Salvation Through Jesus Christ in his heart. And faithfully he went forth preaching IT to the world. Billy Graham didn’t have a Pentecostal Message; this was placed with Oral Roberts and others. But both Messages went out together at the same period and that is the reference to which Dr. Graham is referring to when he said, “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.” So, in this context, as we look this issue over, it would tell us that the Message (Graham’s) is OVER or the revival itself is OVER (both Messages)! Rev. Graham’s Message fuzzed into the Pentecostal One and thus the whole world was brought to that Pentecostal level spiritually, where we are at today.

    It is in the context of a messenger’s Message being over, that we should look at Rev. Graham as one that has done finished his cause. I would like to liken these great messengers to the eagles. You know when the eagle gets aged, their eyes develop scales, and these scales blur their vision. When the vision gets blurred, the going gets tough, and many a time the people that surround you don’t get it. Just like it happened with John the Baptist, that great bird, he was the one that introduced Christ to the masses. When his Message was over, his sight got blurred even to a point where he sent his disciples to inquire from the very person that he introduced to the masses, to ask him if it was him! When in this kind of a fix, the eagle would look for a rock and bang its head against that rock and the scales would drop off and its sight would be renewed to a young bird, and as usual, he flies out into the skies hunting! Now, the Rock being Christ, I believe that’s the case with our brother in Christ, proof of it being the response from his organization which translate him!

    That “Mathew 10:33” tag which is tagged with this post, is more judgmental in its reflection than correctional, hence not befitting a Christian view of the issue as it happened.

    May the Lord bear with us in our shortfalls!

  8. WHO IS JESUS? By Billy Graham YOU TUBE video

    He said, “When you reject the claims of Christ, that’s a very serious thing”!

    Billy Graham has lived to reject what he preached on this video!

    FROM CHRIST TO UNIVERSALISM.

    Graham stated, Jesus said, “I AM GOD”! “GOD MANIFESTED HIMSELF IN FLESH & BLOOD & LIVED AMONG US”!

    Will someone, PLEASE, ask Billy Graham this question,

    “Where you lying on this video or telling the truth about Jesus Christ”?

    Because you are saying something VERY DIFFERENT today!

    The question to be asked today is: “WHO IS BILLY GRAHAM”? by Jesus Christ.

    Are you a FREEMASON? Are you a UNIVERSALIST? Are you earning $800,000 a year still from your organization? Is your son earning $800,000 a year from the Billy Graham Organization?

    “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but I the Son of Man, have nowhere to lay My head”!

    And someone in the crowd said,

    “JOIN THE BILLY GRAHAM ORGANIZATION & ALL YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED”!

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