Franklin Graham is following along in his father Billy’s footsteps, and working hand in hand with the Roman Catholic church. The Roman Catholic church preaches a false soul damning gospel, which includes their Catholic Mass. They teach that their Catholic Mass satisfies the justice of God, for sins committed against him. If you believe that, then YOU are not a Christian yourself. If you promote that, then YOU are doing the Devil’s work! Rome teaches that a person is born again when that person is baptized as an infant. The Bible teaches us that a spiritual birth is necessary. (John 3:1-8) Rome teaches that there is a place called Purgatory, while the Bible teaches that a person will be SAVED or DAMNED with no second chance after death! (Mark 16:15-16, John 3:16-21) Rome still prays for the dead souls in Purgatory, and Catholic Masses are still offered up on their behalf also. Jesus Christ preached about Heaven and Hell, and he never mentioned Purgatory, because the place does NOT exist. It is a man-made teaching of the Roman Catholic system, which was demonically inspired! It is almost as if the Lord God Almighty is waiting for the modern day pastors and ministers to preach out against these things, but it is not happening. I do thank the Lord for the small remnant of faithful believers who do speak out, but their voices are often smothered by the large ministries which take in hundreds of millions of dollars, each and every year.
Franklin Graham: Like Father, Like Son
FRANKLIN GRAHAM is continuing in his father’s footsteps. He told the Indianapolis Star that HIS FATHER’S ECUMENICAL ALLIANCE WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH and all other denominations
“WAS ONE OF THE SMARTEST THINGS HIS FATHER EVER DID” (“Keeping it simple, safe keeps Graham on high,” The Indianapolis Star, Thurs., June 3, 1999, p. H2).
Franklin Graham said:
“In the early years, up in Boston, the Catholic church got behind my father’s crusade.
That was a first. It took back many Protestants. They didn’t know how to handle it.
But it set the example.
‘If Billy Graham is willing to work with everybody, then maybe we should too’” (The Indianapolis Star, June 3, 1999). [excerpts From wayoflife.org]
Do not be surprised by this stuff folks because it has been going on for many decades now. Billy Graham’s compromise with the Roman Catholic church can be traced all the way back to 1950, which is sixty-nine years ago. Christian “ministers” have been “puffing up” Billy Graham for many decades now, and that is why HIS apostasy with Rome is so accepted now. I was set free from the false and demonic gospel of the Roman Catholic church, and the Graham organization works hand in hand with them, without missing a beat. The church of Rome is filled with so many false doctrines that it is not even funny. Most “Christian” leaders across the world simply pat the Graham’s on their back, and tell them how wonderful they are, without EVER addressing the FALSE gospel of Rome. Those same leaders will even DEFEND the Graham ministry, before they DEFEND the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
The Modern day “Church World” is loaded with so many crafty, and two-faced people that it is simply mind-boggling. It is downright scary when you think about it. We must remember that apostasy has been prophesied about in the Bible, and the Graham organization, and countless other ministries, are simply fulfilling the scriptures with their apostasy! I encourage YOU to read “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs” and compare the FAITHFULNESS of those Christian Martyrs who stood against the Roman Catholic church, to the APOSTASY of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association over the last several decades. I pray that the true and living God would open your eyes, and that YOU would not remain silent any longer.
The false Gospel of Rome has not changed, but the leaven that Jesus warned us about has done a very good job at seducing souls. It was this same wicked leaven that was working when people such as CHARLES (CHUCK) COLSON and many other compromisers took their pens and signed that ECT (Evangelicals and Catholics Together) agreement back in 1994. The leaven of the false gospel of Rome has made tremendous inroads over the years most noticeable in the Billy Graham ministry. A well documented book by Dr Cathy Burns reveals that Billy Graham removed the warnings concerning Roman Catholicism from his own Crusade Edition of the Halley’s Bible Handbook.
“The original Halley’s up until the 22nd edition (1959), warned about the Jesuits. There are chapters about the Roman Papacy, and the Jesuits. According to Mrs Halley, Mr Halley spent years working on those chapters and never would have permitted the book to be changed. However when he died, Billy Graham bought the rights, and REMOVED all the research and warning about the JESUITS in the editions BILLY GRAHAM printed.” [Billy Graham And His Friends: A Hidden Agenda? By Dr Cathy Burns, page 440]
How can Billy Graham go from declaring Roman Catholicism to be one of the three greatest dangers in the world, to using Roman Catholic lay people as altar workers (counselors) at his crusade meetings? It is actually quite simple. The warning from Jesus Christ regarding the wicked leaven was ignored, and Satan entered in full throttle! The false Gospel of Rome did not change, but Billy Graham certainly did.
Billy Graham’s crusade in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 27-30, 2002, included full participation of the Roman Catholic Church. In preparation for the crusade, five Catholic parishes — Our Lady of Lourdes in Westwood, Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenhills, Our Lady of the Rosary and Guardian Angels in Cincinnati, and Trinity Center in Dayton — presented week-long courses to prepare Catholic counselors to deal with those who came forward in response to Graham’s invitations. According to Curtis Kneblik, assistant director of evangelization for the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Dayton, invitations were sent out to 9,000 Catholics to request their participation in this training, and hundreds responded. Priest Charles Bowes told his parish that the Graham mission was a “golden opportunity to evangelize Catholics and to help our parish…” (The Catholic Telegraph, May 10, 2002).
The Billy Graham organizational committee preparing for the November 2004 crusade in Los Angeles, California, promised the Roman Catholic archdiocese that Catholics will not be “proselytized.” A letter from Cardinal Roger Mahony, dated October 6, 2004, and posted at the archdiocese web site, stated:
“When the Crusade was held in other locations, many Catholics responded to Dr. Graham’s message and came forward for Christ. Crusade officials expect the same for the Los Angeles area. These officials have assured me that, IN KEEPING WITH DR. GRAHAM’S BELIEF AND POLICY, THERE WILL BE NO PROSELYTIZING, AND THAT ANYONE IDENTIFYING HIM OR HERSELF AS CATHOLIC WILL BE REFERRED TO US for reintegration into the life of the Catholic Church. We must be ready to welcome them.”
Do you see how that wicked leaven is at work? There will be no “proselytizing” to the Roman Catholic people, which means that the Roman Catholic people will not be confronted with the differences between their false sacramental gospel, and their man-made traditions versus the true Biblical gospel. It is the same wicked leaven that was working at the C.U.F.I. meetings. It is the work of Satan himself, who hates the true Gospel of Jesus Christ because souls get saved! At the Billy Graham Crusades the Catholic people are being returned to their own Roman Catholic church! As a fairly new Christian I worked as counselor, along with my wife Cathy at the Billy Graham Crusade meeting in Central Park in 1991 New York City. We had to undergo the regular sessions to train as counselors at the Evangel church in Long Island City, in Queens N.Y. Cathy responded to a lady who raised her hand to make a decision, and helped her fill out the card, which sent her right back to her local Roman Catholic local church parish. We both repented afterwards and searched out the Billy Graham ministry and we found out that he has been compromising with Catholics for decades. We ignored the warning from a local Baptist Pastor in Queens who warned us about the Graham ministry, but our excuse was that we just want to see souls get saved. We also found out that the majority of Pastors (especially Charismatic/inter-denominational) are not the least bit interested when you bring these things up. The show must go on! It gets to the point where it is downright scary when you receive that blank stare back from them.
I was saved out of the Roman Catholic church, with it’s Mary worship, and it’s sacramental salvation, and here these guys are sending those poor souls right back into the darkness! I call that wicked, and I call that the activity of wolves. I was formerly a believer in the Marian apparitions at Medugorje, Yugoslavia until the Lord opened my eyes and showed me that it was from the pit of Hell! I thank God for his mercy, and his redeeming blood!
This same leaven is at work at the TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) website where up until recently they sold Rosary beads, Catholic catechisms, books about the Catholic Mass, the rosary and many other things. I checked their website recently and these items seem to have disappeared. Souls are being seduced by the millions and very few are raising a voice against it. The wicked leaven that Jesus warned us all about has been ignored, and the unsaved politicians, and religious leaders have entered inside without resistance. Pat Robertson of CBN fame has also been working hand-in-hand with the Roman Catholic Church for many decades now. If you attend Regent University of which Pat Robertson is the CEO, you will find that they offer up a Roman Catholic Mass every Tuesday in their chapel.
The Jewish apostle Paul, former persecutor and murderer of Christians was one faithful man of God, and he did not ignore the warning regarding this wicked leaven. Paul most certainly has the same spiritual father as every true born again believer in Jesus Christ.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:24-31)
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. (Galatians 5:7-9)