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Sad to read the immature comments towards one of the Lord's faithful servants - I guess we'll see in Heaven whose comments will end up as wood, hay and stubble, eh? Remember, O, wise ones, that is word will not return void and empty, but will accomplish all that it sets out to do!
Way too simple, msc. It'll never fly on this site. Salvation must be dissected and reassembled to accommodate the correct ism. Faith? Where does it come from? What does believe mean? Repent? Who does that? Be baptized? Is that necessary? Why or why not? Dunked, poured or sprinkled? What does the name of Jesus mean? "every one of you"? Surely that can't mean every one of you. Or can it?
Reminds me of "depends on what the meaning of is is."
The simplicity that is in Christ frequently seems a long way off.
"Men and brethren, what shall we do? Peter said unto them REPENT, AND BE BAPTIZED EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST"(Acts 2:37,28..Caps added for emphasis on the subject at hand).
And "What must I do to be saved? BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED"(Acts 16:31)
There you have it, John. From the Apostles themselves, when they were asked what must be done for forgiveness and salvation..repentance and faith.
M2, Big difference between the attitude of Christ towards those teaching false doctrine and the attitude and practise of today's religious celebrities. What to read Christ's letters to the seven churches in Revelation and see for yourself?
Catholics leaving Catholicism, smashing and burning their idols of the Queen of Heaven holding her infant?
Sinners becoming holy?
From what I have been learning very few, is it 5 percent, are still attending church one year after coming forward at a Billy Graham Crusade. So does this mean Dr Graham is famous for 95 percent false conversions, people who were never saved in the first place but who were just emotionally drawn to come forward? And the 5 percent came to salvation inspite of his "preaching".
How else is someone supposed to receive Christ as their Savior if they do not pray to Him and ask Him to come into their heart and cleanse them of all sins and become their Savior? That is why they have Altar Calls or as they used to be called Revival Meetings and Camp Meetings to get individuals saved by having them pray to Christ to become their Savior.
Funny everytime that I have heard Graham preach over television I have never heard Graham preach any teaching from the RCC. I have only heard Graham preach about receiving Christ as Savior and inviting individuals to come forward to pray to Christ to receive Him as their Savior. That is the preaching of the Gospel of Christ by having individuals pray to Christ to receive Him as their Savior.
I wonder what version of the sinner's prayer he used this time. The Apostles didnt' use any sinners' prayers...nor altar calls, yet today, so many people judge salvation on these unbiblical evangelistic methods.
Franklin and Billy Graham do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Followers of Jesus Christ are commanded to mark them and avoid them.
Here is an interesting article from BaltimoreCatholic.com -
"Metro Maryland Festival this Weekend at Camden Yards Host Franklin Graham has invited the Archdiocese to participate in the Metro Maryland Festival this weekend at Camden Yards... The archdiocese will have many follow-up events for Catholics who attend, so please take your friends! More info on the Catholic involvement available from ChristLife."