Why would an outfit that has robbed people of trillions of dollars want to hassle a guy who ripped off a measly 60 million? I'm surprised Franny doesn't act like other papas and dote on his precocious lad.
Dolores, you are a sweet-spirited person whose posts are always kind and gentle even when others are attacking you. I hope you will continue to communicate with us regardless of those who disagree with you. If you would just transfer your allegiance from the Crimson Tide to the Georgia Bulldogs, you would be purt near angelic.
Please forgive me, mules. Sometimes I say the right thing in the wrong way. I guess that's because I'm a dispensationalist. (That is, I fill up the soap, paper towel and toilet paper dispensers at our church.)
"Vital truth is simple. A great many things are hard to understand; but that which is essential to salvation is not difficult. To know yourself a sinner, and Christ a Saviour, is this a deep mystery? To quit your own self, and your own trusts, simply to rely upon the person and work of the Son of God, is this exceedingly difficult to understand?" (Spurgeon) Many who blast easy believism go to the opposite extreme and add layer upon layer of complexity to the gospel message. Rather than "the simplicity that is in Christ," they prefer the difficulty that is in human logic. If a child cannot understand your gospel, you probably have the wrong gospel. God's power will not come on those whose motive is to impress others with their own intelligence, but on those who humbly and sincerely preach the simple gospel of the prophets and apostles.
John, unlike many on this site, I think BG was a saved man who got further and further off track because of compromise early in his ministry. However, I don't think his pastor's statement has any bearing whatsoever. Nor would I put much stock in Pastor Steve's assertion that you are saved. Graham hobnobbed with Catholics. You, in the other hand, ARE a Catholic, and you're lying every time you deny it. I bet you don't deny it when you're at mass, do you?