Thursday, October 18, 2007

TBN And Billy Graham

A friend of mine inspired this post by her comments on a previous post. She said something about "good guys" broadcasting on TBN. I am not attacking her with this post, I merely want to point some things out. The ones she mentioned are Laurie, Stanley, Kennedy, Graham, Rogers. Now I do agree with her assessment that "at least they are not falling on the floor." However, most of them still are espousing error. Other than Kennedy, they all have some serious problems with what they teach.
Let's look at the "big" guy Billy Graham. Watch these videos and see if your opinion of him does not change.




Just because someone does not put on a circus does not make their heresy any less dangerous. As a matter of fact often times it makes it all the more insidious.

3 comments:

John D. Chitty said...

It's certainly sad to see the distance Billy Graham fell from fidelity to the truth seemingly for the sake of accessibility to the powerful of the world. I'm not saying he purposely sacrificed truth for the sake of his own advancement, I'm sure he was sincere, it's just sad how sincerly wrong he became over the long haul. The unregenerate world always rewards evangelicals who forsake their traditional stands, and this certainly seems true in the case of Billy Graham. My mother was saved at a Billy Graham crusade many years ago, and I certainly give thanks for that.

By the way, did you ever read how it was Billy Graham's father-in-law's complaints about liberalism in the older Presbyterian denomination that started a chain of events that culminated in the formation of the PCA? I had a booklet on the history of the PCA once, but I've misplaced it. I wonder if that story's online somewhere? If I find it I'll let you know.

John D. Chitty said...

Looks like J. Ligon Duncan's church's website can help us out with that story. First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, has a page on it, entitled,

A BRIEF HISTORY

OF THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
IN THE UNITED STATES (SOUTHERN) WHICH LED TO THE FORMATION OF
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

by Kenneth S. Keyes

mini ministry webservant said...

Well, I did say I didn't agree with everything they said, though I never heard this from B.G. But while listening I kept thinking why does this so sound familiar? (And not because you hear it from the world in general.)

I finally remembered the time I showed a former Presbyterian pastor the answer I gave to someone who asked me what happens to people of "other religions." My answer, of course, was that Christ is the only way. Upon reading this, he angrily declared, "You know better than that!" When I asked him to support his statement from Scripture, he said he couldn't, but he knew it was in there somewhere...

Still, from B.G. I don't get it, cause the "wide" statement doesn't fit their main teaching. Does Billy still believe this? Is he teaching it now?