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Health & Wealth: Billy Graham, Jesus and Your Salvation

A statue immortalizing the late Rev. Billy Graham was unveiled in the U.S.  Capitol last Thursday, May 16, 2024 by House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La, with members of Graham’s family, including his son Franklin Graham, in attendance.

Franklin Graham said he appreciated that the statue depicts his father gesturing while holding an open Bible. “I like the fact that that he is holding the word of God in his hand. My father always took the Bible in the pulpit with him. Even though he may have had the passage typed out in front of him in his notes, he still held the Bible because he wanted that to remind people of the authority of the Scripture (Bible),” explained the head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.

Billy Graham’s focus was about personal salvation and encouraged all those who heard his message during the crusades and evangelistic rallies to come forward and receive Christ into their hearts. And for those who could not quite find the words, he always provided a simple prayer, known as “Sinner’s Prayer”, as follows:

“Dear heavenly Father, know that I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness.  I believe you died for my sins, and rose from the dead. I turn from my sin.  I repent of my sins. I invite you to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow you as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus name, Amen.”

On the important issue of personal salvation, let us remember that Jesus is the final and supreme authority when He gave and proclaimed the Great Commission.  He said in Matthew 28-18-20. “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Jesus said and commanded in Mark 16:15-16,  “Go into all the work and preach the gospel  to every creature. He believes and is baptized shall be saved.”

Obeying what Jesus said and commanded, Peter preached the gospel in its purity on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem and 3,000 precious souls obeyed the gospel in baptism for the forgiveness or remission of their sins (Acts 2-37-38, 41-47, NKJV).

YOUR PERSONAL SALVATION IS AT STAKE HERE! Do you have to follow the teachings of Billy Graham and the other denominational preachers, or follow and obey the teaching and command of Jesus as exemplified by Peter and the rest of the apostles and early disciples?

For your personal salvation, you MUST follow and obey Jesus rather than men like Billy Graham and the other denominational preachers who teach that one needs only to believe and invite Jesus into his/her heart and/or recite the “Sinner’s Prayer.”

Jesus said,  “If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15, NJKV).

Billy Graham and the other denominational preachers are not teaching and preaching the gospel its purity and simplicity. They added and/or omitted from the word of God. Here’s a serious warning in Revelation 22:18-19, NKJV:

“If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away of the book of this prophecy God shall take away his part from the Book of Life from the holy city and from the things  which are written in this book.”

Billy Graham and the other denominational preachers added the “Sinner’s Prayer” and omitted the necessity and urgency of obeying the gospel in baptism for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:37-38, Acts 22:16)

Pope John Paul II emphasized the authority of the Bible: “Something is not right  because the church says it or the pope says it. Something is right because the Bible says it.” (Source: The Christian Chronicle, May, 2005, p.14)

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