THE DAY AFTER THE NOV. 4, 2008 ELECTIONS in California, when voters overturned same-sex marriage rights, the media wanted interviews from both the straight communities and from the homosexuals themselves.
As we know, the sodomites suffered a “shocking” defeat and setback. I’m sure they weren’t expecting this turn of events! Also, both Florida and Arizona defeated the same-sex marriage rights. Praise God!
But this article is not just about this, it is about what one homosexual told the press. The Rev. Troy Perry, who founded the predominately “gay” Metropolitan Community Church in Los Angeles in 1968, was quoted as saying, “I’m not pleased, but I’m not bitter about it. I’m a Christian.” Here we have a sodomite claiming to be a “Christian”! This, dear ones, is BLASPHEMY! How can one be a Christian and practice homosexuality?—even more, start a whole Church that allows such abominations . . . a church where “gay” men and women, bisexuals and transgenders congregate, all in the name of “Christianity”? This un-Scriptural trend of being “gay” and being “Christian” is growing, not only in the homosexual communities, but in many other avenues as well.
“Is It Possible to be Saved Thru Christ Without
BELIEVING IN Christ?” This was a headline in a Christian newspaper recently. Someone else is finally addressing this crucial issue! We’ve been asking this for a long time! This popular doctrine (of the devil!) among evangelicals, “emergents” and “contemplatives” today is the (false) idea that a sinner can be saved thru Christ without actually believing in Him. Try that one out! Is that like quenching your thirst without taking a drink?
Dear Ol’ Billy Graham
DR. CATHY Burns, in her masterpiece book, Billy Graham and His Friends, has plenty to write about on this vital subject. If at all possible, buy her book (Sharing, 212 E. 7th St., #B, Mt. Carmel, PA 17851-2211). This book is over 788 pages long. Powerful! On page 121, she writes, “...Graham himself said of (Robert) Schuller: ‘There is no one in all the world I love in Christ more than I do Bob Schuller . . . He has done some of the greatest things for the Kingdom of God of any man in our generation.’” Graham wets on himself over Schuller, who is every bit a LOST HERETIC as Graham!!
Just recently (autumn 2008) Schuller senior made his son step down from pastoring his famous Glass Cathedral in California. What for? For preaching from the Bible!
To the Point
ON PAGES 18-19 of Dr. Burn’s book, she quotes both Schuller and Graham:
RS—“...what do you think is the future of Christianity?”
BG—“Well, Christianity and being a true believer, you know, I think there’s the Body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world.” So far, so good for Graham. Now he introduces this un-Scriptural heresy: “Outside the Christian groups, I think everybody who knows Christ, WHETHER THEY ARE CONSCIOUS OF IT OR NOT, they’re members of the Body of Christ.” Sheer religious BULL! This is “DEMON TALK”!
Graham goes on to speak of Muslims and Buddhists that are “Christians.” I don’t recall, even in all my readings over the years, where Muslims or Buddhists claim to be “Christian” as we understand the term. Lately, Graham has added Jews and practicing homosexuals. He is quoted as saying, “...I think they are SAVED, and that they are going to be in heaven with us.” Really, Dr. Graham, just where in the entire Bible do we ever find such a statement?
To Billy Graham, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, homosexuals and other LOST souls are part of God’s Body! Graham may say this, but the Word of God NEVER even hints at such a rash, unfounded statement.
But Graham contradicts himself in McCall’s magazine (1978) in an article entitled “I Can’t Play God Anymore” (but he still plays God at 90 today!). The magazine has this to say of Billy Graham:
“Graham once believed that Jews, too, were lost if they did not CONVERT to Christianity. Today Graham is willing to leave that up to God. Billy is particularly opposed to evangelical groups such as ‘Jews for Jesus’ who have made Jews the special target for their proselytizing efforts . . . ‘If a person wants to convert to Christianity, that is his own freewill decision,‘ Billy declares . . . ‘I would never go after someone just because he is a Jew, which is why I have never supported the Jewish missions.” What? Billy Graham is supposed to be the world’s greatest evangelist, and here we have him condemning those who want to see the Jews (or any others) receive eternal life.
So he said, “I think everybody who knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they’re members of the Body of Christ,” making it seem as though one MUST BE part of the Body of Christ to be saved, and yet also says that Jews (and others) don’t have to be members of the Body of Christ but can remain members of the Old Covenant Law and yet be saved. I think Mr. Graham is BACKSLID AS HELL to make such a stupid statement!
Pray tell me how one “who knows Christ” cannot be “conscious of it”? When someone witnessed to me about Jesus Christ, I believed and received! Billy Baby wants to play it SAFE—with everyone. You can have Christ, Billy says, although you “may not even know the name of Jesus,” as he told ol’ Schuller in an interview (see Calvary Contender, Oct. 15, 1997, vol. 14, no. 20, p. 2).
Enter Tony Campolo
TONY CAMPOLO is a staunch liberal who is for “gay rights” (see his book 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid To Touch) and was also ex-prez Clinton’s “spiritual advisor” (no wonder prez. Clinton was such a basket case in a presidential role!). In an interview with the Edmonton Journal (Alberta Canada), he was asked by the paper, “Do you believe non-Christians can go to heaven?” Campolo replied, “...we do not know who Jesus will bring into the Kingdom and who He will not.” He believes Jesus lives in everyone! He stated that Christ “actually is present in each one” (see The Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300, 1994, p. 248; Gary Koh, En Route to Global Occupation, 1992, p. 56).
Of course Billy and Tony are buddies. Both are far from being genuine Christians! They are members of the STINKING ROTTING CORPSE (if you don’t have them, write for both of our booklets by that name). Billy has many friends who are nowhere near being Christian; but to Billy, they are “part of the Body of Christ” anyway!
REGARDLESS OF what Bill Graham and friends believe and say, Jesus EXPLICITLY said in John 14:6, “I Am the Way, the Truth and the LIFE: NO MAN (OR WOMAN) COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME!!!!!”
Birds of the same feather, flock together—and there are plenty of “dirty birds” at roost in today’s BACKSLID and HELLBOUND Church. Each heretic defends each other’s heresies. No wonder the world loves dear ol’ Billy Graham! His view of heaven includes every Tom, Dick, and Harry! All this BULL is nothing short of New Age babble. If all could enter the Kingdom of God by their OWN WAY, why did Jesus even die? Why does He tell us to REPENT? Why does He speak of the “STRAIGHT AND NARROW”?
ONE WRITER said, “ The idea that someone might be saved who doesn’t know Jesus might sound wise and compassionate, but it is plainly refuted by Scripture and is therefore a fool’s dream.” Right on!
The Holy Scripture tells us who and who will NOT go into heaven. For instance, Paul, in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, answers this for us. Look it up! I have just written over 300 pages against the homosexual argument wherein they try to prove that verse 9 doesn’t list homosexuals. To them, they (want to) believe that God made them “that way,” so why would they be eliminated? They (want to) believe that God has changed His mind about THAT ABOMINATION! “Fools dream” too.
“EXCEPT A man be born again, he CANNOT SEE (or enter) the Kingdom of God” (Jn. 3:3, 5). Evangelist Billy Graham must have cut his spiritual teeth on these two texts, but now...
Try John 3:16 on also. One must believe on (in) Jesus, and one must repent of his/her sins in order to get eternal life. Therefore, if a sinner does not consciously believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, sent to save sinners, he or she is CONDEMNED (see v. 36). How can any Bible teacher, evangelist, pastor, etc., not understand this?
Cast into FIRE!
JESUS MAKES it plain that “If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and CAST THEM INTO THE FIRE (OF HELL!), and they are BURNED” (Jn. 15:6).
Enter Henri Nouwen
IN SABBATICAL Journey, 1998, p. 51, Nouwen, an “emerging Church” sweetheart, said, “Today I personally believe that while Jesus came to open the door to God’s house, ALL human beings can walk through that door, whether they know about Jesus or not. Today I see it as my call to help every person CLAIM his or her OWN WAY to God.” Brilliant sounding, but FALSE!
St. John (10th chapter) has Jesus saying, “He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up SOME OTHER WAY, the same is a THIEF . . . Then said Jesus unto them . . . I AM THE DOOR of the sheep . . . I AM THE DOOR: by ME if any man enter in, HE SHALL BE SAVED . . .” (Jn. 10:1, 7, 9). Have dear ol’ Billy and friends read this?
ONE MUST recognize the gate which one is to enter. How foolish to encourage a lost soul—one who is seeking salvation—to just pick any ol’ gate to pass thru, as if any ol’ gate will suit, when only one leads to eternal life. Jesus states in Matthew 7:13, “Enter ye in at the straight gate,” but Jesus also warns of the broad way that leads to destruction. Then Jesus warns of false prophets—like Graham and wolves!—that appear to be of the sheepfold (v. 15). Check out verse 21 also. Nouwen errs in saying that people can claim their own way.
Is It Possible?
IF YOU are a Bible-believing believer, do you believe what many of these so-called Christians are saying—“It is possible for someone who does not know Jesus to be saved”?
The whole N.T. is about Jesus Christ and eternal life . . . and there is a way, THE WAY to get that life: GO THRU THE DOOR, which is Jesus Christ. Please read 1 John 5:10-12 very carefully. Note the last sentence, “He that hath the Son (of God) hath (eternal) life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” And, dear ones, the person that “hath the Son” is the person who believes in and on Him, and the person that “hath NOT the Son” is the person who does NOT believe. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “UNCONSCIOUS SAVING FAITH”!!
Enter C.S. Lewis
THIS “LOVED by all” (by those of the emerging Church) person was known for his un-Scriptural teachings/writings—yet claimed to be “Christian.” He says that an individual might be saved even if he follows a false religion in this life and makes no personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Take note of St. Luke 6:39—“Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not BOTH FALL into the ditch?”
Another “Christian” leader made the following statement:
“I affirm no other Savior than Jesus Christ, yet at the same time, I feel no need to know with certainty the final destination of those of other faiths who either have no knowledge of Christ or who do not accept the Christian claims of the atonement” (Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches, p. 46). Really Now? What DOUBLE-TALK! No wonder the modern Church of Christ is CHRISTLESS!
Have any of these fools even considered Jude 3-24? Are we not exhorted to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”? Contend for the faith? What faith? THE ONE WE ENTER INTO THRU THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, I.E., THE ATONEMENT.
Matthew 26:28—“For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many (nations) for the remission of sins.” Dear God, how can any born-again Christian, taking communion, not even know the significance of what Jesus was saying here?
WHOM AMONG the false religions or any other kind of system have given their life for the remission (forgiveness) of sins? NONE! Whom among them have ever baptized any of their followers in the Holy Ghost, like we read in St. Mark 1:8? NONE!! Whom among them can give Divine/Eternal knowledge of salvation unto their people, like we read in St. Luke 1:77? NONE!!!
Whom do we see that has raised men/women from the dead, like we read in St. Luke 24:46-47? “Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer and to RISE FROM THE DEAD . . . and that repentance and remission of sins SHOULD BE PREACHED in HIS NAME (Jesus Christ the Lord!) among ALL NATIONS . . .”
And, my dear heretics that call yourselves “Christians,” what did the Apostle Peter preach on Pentecost? Was it not “REPENT, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ (the Lord) for the remission of SINS, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38)?
And what are we to say about Acts 10:43—“To HIM give all the prophets witness, that through HIS NAME (the Lord Jesus Christ) whosoever BELIEVETH IN HIM shall receive remissions of sins”?
Haven’t you heretics ever read in your Bible, Romans 3:23-26? “For ALL have sinned . . . being justified freely by His grace through THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS: WHOM GOD HATH SENT FORTH TO BE A PROPITIATION THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins . . . to declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him WHICH BELIEVETH IN JESUS.”
THE PATTERN we see is Jesus died, arose, and was glorified. We are to BELIEVE (CONSCIOUSLY) in Him, REPENT of our committed sins, RECEIVE forgiveness, BE JUSTIFIED (pronounced clean) and RECEIVE eternal life. This life is both quantity (endless) and quality (righteous).
“...AND WITHOUT shedding of blood is NO REMISSION!” (Heb. 9:22). “So CHRIST was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them WHO LOOK FOR HIM shall He appear the second time without sin UNTO SALVATION” (v. 28).
What a privilege we have “to enter into the holiest BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS, by a NEW and LIVING WAY, which HE hath consecrated for us...” (Heb. 10:19-20).
It is sheer foolishness to tell others they can be saved without REPENTING of their sins! No repentance, no salvation, no eternal life.
[Study material for this article was adapted from its original sources.]
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