Re: Billy Graham's Prophecy
- Greetings Brethren:
The following is a response to the statements that Billy Graham fulfilled a Prophecy noted in the Bible. As responsible Christian scribes and Truth-Seekers we beg to differ. We also note our disagreement on a correct interpretation of scripture. However as a preface to our clarification of scripture that notes the Great Commission of the Gospel and the end times we note the following.
Billy Graham although we respect him as a human being we do not respect Billy Graham as a Preacher. For the record any Preacher today that is not speaking boldly for God is not a God-Sent man. (We do note that some were sent but left God and have gone astray. Also, the usual reason for going astray has been money, power and prestige. This is the same thing that inspired the corrupt Priests and the False Prophets throughout the Bible). In order to speak boldly for God Preachers should warn the people of the evident trip to Hell for all Preachers that mis-lead the flock with the lies of financial prosperity, Faith-healers and all of the trappings of the lust for money in the church.
The utter ungodly attitude of Preachers and the Lost that follow them is so bad that we believe that the establishment of a New Christian Church is the only answer for Christianity to please God. From our investigation and experiences the Preachers and church leaders are virtually hopeless. Thus the remnant among them and among the flock should come out and stand with God, and the Bible instead of Money, tradition and the lies of the Blind, Stupid and Ignorant.
Therefore, Billy graham missed a golden opportunity to offer a message of Repentance to the world. Thus revealing that the Europeans have corrupted Christianity and used the Word of God to justify slavery and all manners of discrimination and exploitation of people throughout the world. It is for certain that the Black Preacher enlisted on the slave plantation to play a game of deceit has continued as his White counterparts to defraud the people during these contemporary times. We declare as God is our witness and Judge that the Con-Game of Tithes and Offerings is the mainstay of the Gross Disobedience to God and a clear violation of the scriptures. Can you find a Preacher that does not support this ungodly distortion of the Truth of God and the Bible? Thus, repentance to God for sin should have been the message of any Preacher thus allowed to speak to the masses of the world.
Meanwhile we note the distortion of the scriptures that are noted by the writer that makes the claim of Prophecy by way of Billy Graham.
Mark 13: 10. "And the gospel must first be published among all nations."
By the time the wars ended in the destruction of Jerusalem, the Gospel was preached in all the countries of the world.
Matthew 24: 14. "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
The word world in this passage means the inhabited earth. The end means the end of Jerusalem the climax of the war. That event occurred in 70 A.D., and the Gospel was to have been offered to all the nations of the (civilized) world at that time. Hence the great commission of the apostles noted in Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16: 15 was fulfilled in the first century. This statement agrees with Romans 10: 18 and Colossians 1:23.
The Lord was not willing for Jerusalem to be destroyed until the Gospel had been offered to the entire extent of human inhabitants on earth, hence He inspired the whole revolution as far as the dates were concerned.
Colossians 1: 23. "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister."
The blessings promised in the preceding verses is based on If. They must continue in the faith. A life of faith will help them stay with God and not be moved from the Gospel that they had heard. Meanwhile the Colossians were not the only people who had heard the Good News. Because it was preached to every creature, which is under heaven. This fact fulfilled the commission that Christ gave the apostles in Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16: 15-16. It is also declared to have been accomplished in Romans 10: 18.
Let it be written that this teaching refutes those who quote the ‘great commission" and apply it to preachers of the Gospel in our day. No uninspired man can "preach the Gospel to every creature, for there are to many languages in the world."
Romans 10: 18. "But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their word unto the end of the world."
The pronoun their refers to the preachers of verses 14 and 15, who were the inspired apostles. Paul affirms that their word had at that time gone unto the ends of the world. This same fact is declared in Colossians 1:23. Therefore when a man applies the "Great Commission" to preachers of today he is perverting the scripture.
We bear witness as the Spirit of Almighty Jehovah God moves in us that the world today is set in a downward cycle. God is displeased. Yes God is displeased with the continued disobedience of His people. Just as the wandering Jews disobeyed God so have the Gentiles that have embraced not God but man and themselves. Meanwhile a humble ex-slave who is without many resources and the fruit of the land comes as Called. Here we would be remiss if we did not note that our prosperity is seen in the Truth and Knowledge of God. There are no greater riches that exist than the Truth of God. However many still denounce us and our messages of Truth, Salvation and Judgement, but we follow the Bible and the Truth of God and not man and objects. But we still make the Call. When will all men and women who speak in the name of God remove the shackles of materialism, tradition and self-pride and repent? God is a forgiving God but the time is drawing near.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal October 4, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Subj: Fwd: FW: Billy Graham
Date: 10/3/2001 1:30:18 PM Central Daylight Time
To: donjlee@..., CALPatton
God is speaking but are we listening?
I thank God for Jesus. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Glory, Glory, Glory
Praise His Holy Name.
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Mark 13:10 reads "And my gospel must first be published among all nations." Blessed be the name of the God of Issac, Abraham and Jacob. HE is in TOTAL control and HE is not sleep. peace awatkins12@... "McGill, Pam" <Pam.McGill@...> wrote:
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Subject: FW: Billy Graham
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I received this from a friend and want to share it with you...
Billy Graham - Sept. 14, 2001
There is one thing out there about what happened on September 11 and Friday,
September 14 that came in under the radar and escaped most Christians.
That day, for the first time in history, one man (Billy Graham) spoke the
Gospel to the entire world at the same time. He delivered the message,
including the gospel of salvation, at the National Memorial Service and was
broadcast on every major television station in the U.S. and by satellite to
the world. Every country in the world received this broadcast...and because
it was a Geo Political event, every leader watched and heard it translated
into his/her language.
Many preachers have their messages broadcast in other countries and carried
around the world, but this is the first time that the entire world listened
to the Gospel preached at one time.
The World and All its leaders tuned in and heard the gospel. Never before
has one individual preached to the leaders of the world and their country at
Mark 13:10 - And the Gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
Matthew 24:14 - And this Gospel of the King shall be preached in the whole
world for a witness to all the nations and the end shall come. Romans 10 -
whole chapter - particularly verse 18.
Here's an observation I received from a friend:
My read on this is that through Billy Graham, Biblical prophecy was
fulfilled. As I listened to him today, I was in a store that had the entire
service broadcast throughout every speaker in the store's audio system. It
was on virtually every TV and radio station and people across America held
hands and wept before God. It is my personal belief that the Holy Spirit
came upon Billy Graham just as it did upon John the Baptist announcing the
Kingdom of God is at hand. I also believe that this is the most significant
prophecy to be fulfilled since Israel became a nation in 1948.
Agree or not, it was staggering to hear this today. Jesus tells us often, to
watch and 'take heed, keep on the alert, for you do not know when the
appointed time is. (Mark 13:33)
Angela Watkins, http://www.angelaswisdom.com/
- Subj: Re: Re: Billy Graham's Prophecy
Date: 10/6/2001 4:22:06 PM Central Daylight Time
From: onegodsouldier@... (WILLIE EDWARD TURNIPSEED SR.)
My thought are very simular to yours in regards to thes so-called
PREACHERS that are presentd with the OPPURNITY OF A LIFETIME to
address the ENTIRE WORLD and just tell it LIKE IT IS!
GOD only wants us all to know that GOD does not want to destroy this
WORLD or see the WORLD DESTROY ITSELF, but if we do not stop all of
this VIOLATING oe WS of GOs set forth in the TEN COMMANDMENT then it
is inevitable that we will self-destruct or GOD will have to "DO IT
I feel very sorry for the people claiming to be MESSENGERS of GOD
that are fearful of MAN!