Persevering in the true faith, holding fast the true faith, running and finishing the race, as well as overcoming the many temptations which can cause one to lose faith are all part of clear, explicit admonitions which demonstrate the absolute necessity of believing, preaching and living biblical Christianity, from a sound theological and moral perspective. In short, one must talk the talk and walk the walk. The Pope claims to walk the walk by projecting an ascetic image to the world. Rather than dine on champagne, caviar and filet mignon, he prefers his servants prepare an undemanding meal of baked skinless chicken, salad, fruit and a glass of simple wine. Rather than partake of the many sexual indiscretions of his papal predecessors, Pope Francis appears to lead a life of chaste celibacy. In fact, he has even shown concern over the Roman priesthood’s habitual lack of morality, rebuking those who participated in the innumerable child abuse cover-ups. Fortunately, Pope Francis assures us, only one in fifty clerics are pedophiles. That is reassuring, indeed. However, all the outward ascetic ‘morality’ of the Pope does not offset the overt immorality of his view of Christ’s person and work. The Sacrifice of the Mass, purgatory, prayers to Mary and the dead, as well as the supererogatory merits of the saints and indulgences all renounce and negate Christ’s perfect, never to be repeated cross work. Furthermore, the omniscient God, who cannot lie, calls the Pope in office, ‘The Man of Sin’, his church, ‘The Great Whore.’ So much for his moniker, ‘Holy Father.’ So much for the 'one, holy, catholic, apostolic Church.' Somehow, Billy Graham and hordes of professing ‘Christians’ cannot quite make their way to see the obvious….. ……The obvious truth that the Pope is a liar and a fraud; his church anti-Christianity as prophesied in the Revelation and several other pertinent prophetic passages. And how is it that the so-called greatest preacher of the 20th century could actually believe and profess the following…….? Nearly 20 years later Graham’s views have not changed. According to his theology knowledge of Jesus and the Gospel is not necessary to salvation. Below is a link to the May 31, 1997 interview of Graham by Robert Schuler on his ‘Hour of Power’ program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCgpUPHkgc8 Is it not obvious that Billy Graham has fulfilled 1 John 2:19? They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. Jesus was not exaggerating when He warned: For there shall arise false Christs, [Popes] and false prophets,[Billy Grahams] and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.