Great Sermon! I am not sure of what you seem to be sure. Why do you think he left the Catholic Church? No! He is still glorifying it a lot. Can you as a Christian find good things in the devil and praise him? Think of it. Don't be deceived by this "light version of a Jesuit".
At 2:29 into the video, it states that the etched figure on the stone tablet "is" King Nebuchadnezzar II. Clearly, this is absolutely, atrociously wrong. So, as should be expected, Smithsonian is not suddenly a great ally of the Bible. The figure, if the tablet does indeed depict Babel, should be Nimrod as the best candidate. Alternatively, the ziggurat structure may simply be another pagan temple where Nebuchadnezzar II is truly depicted. The Tablet expert claims that text chiseled into the stone itself calls the temple "the tower of the city of Babylon" (position: 2:06). While it may be built on the cite of old Babel (no reason to confirm or deny, mere conjecture based on similar name, insofar as I'm aware), Babylon is not mentioned anywhere proximate to Babel in the Biblical record. Bottom line, this video is no help at all for the case of Babel, and it throws demeaning "legendary" status upon the Bible (0:15-0:17). If you want a good case for, and a somewhat interesting read on this subject, refer to The Tower of Babel by Bodie Hodge. Or better still After the Flood by William (Bill) Cooper.
Additionally, the link video in question is: http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/videos/some-very-compelling-evidence-the-tower-of-babel-was-real/55877?auto=true
I don't want to register to comment on the link so I'll comment here. One of the comments on the CBN web site stated that the Civil War was one of the results of the 2nd Great Awakening (meaning the war was a good thing). It's this type of mentality that affirms my view that that which we call America is a lost cause. The centralized tyranical government that Lincoln and his posterity created is the government that forces Christian photographers to take pictures of perverse acts such as "gay" weddings. I think we have to look to the East for hope and as far as America is concerned, only a revolution can make it a Christian nation again. [edit: To clarify, by the "East", I mean Eastern Europe and Russia where Christianity is re-emerging as the dominant culture.
Vote We have always voted for the best one available. I am not voting for a Mormon, I intend on voting for the one that is best for this country. I am also a Christian with a 6 year old daughter. Even when we vote for so called Christians they most often disappoint us. I believe that many Christians will have the blood of unborn children on their hands. How dare we stand back and do nothing. Many Christians did not vote in the primaries because they felt limited in their choices. God help this country. Get out and vote! Obama will destroy this country in the next four years if you give it to them. WAKE UP!!!!!!
Ron Paul is the only candidate that stands for the individual and statesâ€™ rights, including freedom of religion, that were originally intended in the founding of America. All the others, including the Republicans, support the idea of privileges, not rights, handed down by the supposedly benevolent dictator of the american megagstate. It is a sign of the time we live in that so-called evangelicals, who should be most aware, have been blinded to this fact.
Michael Hranek wrote: Joel Jesus also told us, 'he who is not with me is against me.' Excuse me but it simply doesn't take a rocket scients of a theologian or a "religious forensic investigator" to know Roman Catholicism is wrong, evil and damnably wrong. Also I lived in the South and although Catholics were in the minority they are there and to imagine Mr. Graham didn't encounter them and didn't know they practised open disobedience to God and to His Word in such things as praying to Mary is an enormous stretch of one's imagination. And if he had heeded what God says in the Bible, God's word would have told him the same thing back in the 1950's as it tells us today, 'Do not be bound together with unbelievers' such as John Paul II with his open Maryolatry.
You are right. . .after all these years, it is hard to accept. One of my earliest memories was watching Billy Graham on television with my grandparents. As a child, all I heard was "Jesus Christ died to save you from your sins. Repent"
I can't defend his ties with Roman Catholicism. I do not agree with the ecumenical movement.
Wayne wrote: Have a look at the following article http://www.ianpaisley.org/revivalist/1984/Rev84jan.htm
I looked at the link, and I understand Rev. Paisley's strong stand against Billy Graham and his associations with the Roman Catholic Church.
I'm not prepared to take on a argument about B.G. and his associations with Roman Catholicism. Personally, I am disturbed by this.
At the same time, knowing that God is Sovereign and that He causes all things - good and evil - to redound to His Glory, I have to rest in that.
Since Billy Graham is pretty much out of the picture now in terms of evangelizing, it just isn't as important as focusing on those who are now misleading the masses, namely Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, and others.