Article Calling Mormonism a 'Cult' Removed From Billy Graham Website
An article describing Mormonism as a "cult" was removed from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's (BGEA) website following Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit with Graham last week.
The article described The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as Mormonism, as a group that "teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the biblical message of the Christian faith." Other groups identified as cults in the article include Jehovah's Witnesses, Unitarians, the Unification Church, Scientologists and Spiritists.
The article was removed sometime after Romney, a Mormon, visited Graham at his Montreat, N.C., home last week. Ken Barun, chief of staff for BGEA, said in an emailed statement on Tuesday that the organization removed the article in order to avoid a debate, though he did not specify whether or not the candidate's visit had anything to do...
From what I've learned, I'm a bit surprised that it was up there in the first place. We'll, I wasn't quite sure how to categorize Billy but I guess I do now.
Frank, John, and others...off topic but...as much as you all know, aside from the basics, do you find yourselves, internally, shaking your heads, no , no, no when your Pastor is speaking during Sunday services? I'm asking because of the wide range of opinions on almost every biblical topic that all seem to have aside from the very basics. Nothing is wrong, but I've been wondering how some of you, filled with the knowledge that you have, and along with the way you interpret some things, settle on a Pastor?
As intelligent as many of you are along with the knowledge that you have, I can imagine you silently picking apart a speakers messages because of different views, interpretations, etc so I'm wondering how you settle on a church and Pastor. Also, with the knowledge that you have, is it really even necessary? Or, is it just for the fellowship...that is, having others of like mind around.
I'm typing from my phone and hope I didn't scramble my thoughts. This isn't anything negative if I came off that way. I'm just wondering, I guess, how you find any real satisfaction when one is at the level of knowledge that