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Rev. Billy Graham speaks to reporters during an interview in a hotel in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, June 14, 2005. Now 86 and in frail health, Graham is all but certain that his revival meeting in New York City next week will be the last he ever leads in th
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The Rev. Billy Graham's baritone, which has beckoned millions to follow Jesus Christ, is softer and huskier. He moves about with a walker and struggles with various ailments.
But after six decades of traveling the world to preach the Gospel, the 86-year-old evangelist is ready for at least one more revival meeting, in New York City next week. The event was moved from Madison Square Garden out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park to accommodate expected big turnouts.
Graham seems all but certain that it will be his last mass event in the United States and probably the last anywhere.
"In my mind, it is," he said during an Associated Press interview at a Long Island hotel where he's resting up for the event. "I wouldn't like to say 'never,'" the amiable evangelist added with a chuckle. "Never is a bad word."...
Mike - guilty as charged on count no 1. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.
However, there is no rule about going off topic.
In any event my original point was that being rude and crude about an old man's picture is not acceptable. We had the same vile comments about the Antichrist on these comments when he too was ailing. That also was not acceptable and I do not wish to see those comments being repeated hereafter and will contend with any that do so. The real issue is not that men go the way of all flesh, but what do they preach and teach when they are alive?
Okay let's try role-playing, with apologies to any Puritan readers.
Teacher: "How did he grab Arminianism out of that?"
Failing student: "I don't know. How he grabbed Arminianism out of that baffles me".
Astute student: "Since Yamil is a Christian and wouldn't villify an old man for his appearance, 33k was no doubt being charitable and assuming that Yamil was referring to the underlying doctrinal errors of the man, the chief of which is his gross Arminianism."
That's right no question mark - you must be educationally challenged or just plain sloppy. Questions often begin with words like "why" "when" "what" or "HOW". Reread your post for a very clear "How" and a very clear implicit question underlying your sentence.
Guess what we call people in England who are good at dishing it out but cannot take it?
The reason that Bob Jones University does not have Graham's portrait among America's Greatest Evangelists is because all that University does is preach hatred for anybody that does not agree with them. What is wrong with recognizing that all Churches who adhere to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity(Deity of Christ also) are just as much True Churches as Evangelical Churches are?
Think about what's being said here: a mass revival can be orchestrated, as if the Holy Spirit works on the evangelist's schedule. Or does "revival" mean something different here?
Regarding politics, "Graham now seeks to shun all public controversies â€” preferring a simple message of love and unity through Jesus Christ. Asked about gay marriage, for instance, Graham replied that 'I don't give advice. I'm going to stay off these hot-button issues.'"
So his fans learn here that gay marriage is not spiritually relevant, just a "political" problem, like the budget or foreign policy. He is too busy with important things like crusades to be bothered with mere problems of the flesh like marriage.
Your comments were in poor taste. The man is 86 years old. Just put yourself in that position and how would you feel if others made those comments about you. SHAME ON YOU!
If you want to critique or rebuke his eccumenical, coompromising positions, that is one thing, but to criticize an aged man who has done more for the cause of Christ in his younger days that you will probably ever do in a lifetime, based on his appearance is appauling and shameful.