Billy Graham School of Evangelism

Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by Rev. G, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. Rev. G

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    Anybody here ever attended a Billy Graham School of Evangelism? Any thoughts? Anybody going to the one in Dallas next week?

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    Shouldn't it be called the Billy Graham school of New Evangelicalism, or How To Please Apostates By Helping To Fill Their Dead Churches?
     
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    Please, tell us what you really think... [​IMG]
     
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    That is what I really think! [​IMG]
     
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    Never Been, but his books are quite helpfull so id imagine the schooling would be also.
     
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    Yes, the schooling should be helpful, Billy has proven to be invaluable by Romanists and apostates.It wouldn't surprise me if the RC cannosied him. The greatest miracle attributable to him must be how he has hoodwinked millions of evangelicals.
     
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    Maybe it should be called the "Billy Graham School of Ecumenicalism". :mad: [​IMG] [​IMG] :mad:
     
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    How many people would critizise Billy Graham if a requirement of doing so was that you had to have led one tenth of the people that he has into a relationship with Jesus Christ?

    Any one can throw stones at those that are in the ministry sharing Jesus Christ with those that do not know Him.

    knifing Billy Graham in the back is at best a cowardly thing to do. But doing it at least takes the focus off of leading people to Jesus Christ ourselves.
     
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    I've heard that Billy Graham's reputation is quite different in the UK with Evangelicals than it is in the US. Looks like this is somewhat confirmed on this thread.
     
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    Yep,

    Seems like alot of the post on these pages are in stone throwing from a distance...

    Let's all lay out our dirty laundry from day one and see that none of us are really worthy of throwing stones. Luckily Jesus takes us and loves us unconditionally and forgives our sins!

    Or if we are keeping score which it seems some are how many have we combined on this site led to Jesus compared to the Grahams. How many bibles have we delivered to those that have none compared to the Grahams. How many people have we tried to help from AIDS compared to the Grahams.

    May God Bless

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    Rev G, Ben W, Jonathan G --

    Thank you.
     
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    Well!! It seems that some CHRISTIANS( :confused: ) are trying to accomplish that that has been imposible for the mainstream media to do! Specifically to tarnish Billy's reputation.
    If the news pundits could have a hay-day with the likes of J. Swyggart, & J. Bakker, surely they could find something dubious in Billy's past (if something substantial truly existed [​IMG] ) if they earnestly tried; don't you think??
    Since it ain't happened yet I guess that just means to some, (Christians, yet!? :confused: )that Billy is a trophy to bag!?
     
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    Sorry guys, procatholic (baptists) and those who share a platform with Muslims, Catholics, and Jews is flagrantly ignoring the strength of the gospel and is subject to criticism. Just because some of you all like him personally, doesn't mean his theology and practice is okay.

    Like the integrity of ecumenicalists, I am out.
     
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    I would remind my Commonwealth brethren that the controversy is nothing new. Mr. Graham's ecumenical methods have been a point of contention for the last fifty years.
     
  15. JonathanG

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    Isn't it God's job to judge?

    If you read some post across these boards there is some real dangerous stabs at people. People outside our Christian/Baptist world are watching us and to try to cut down others among us is a slippery slope.
    Its been posted many times many places but according to our requirements Apostle Paul wouldn't qualify today for any job in our church.

    I don't know about you but I haven't walked 14,000 miles yet to spread the Gospel like Paul and I haven't witnessed to the masses like Billy Graham. I think its time to step back a second and see what our motives are on some of these post.

    May God Bless

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    Jonathan, it's a hard thing. Yes, God judges the heart, but we HAVE to judge the actions. We are told to do that, and to divide the Word correctly!

    From what I have seen, Billy Graham did an incredible job in the beginning. He is responsible for bringing an awareness of the Gospel of Christ to millions of people. What he did was amazing.

    Then what happened? Somewhere along the line did the access to political heads of state diffuse his focus? I don't know. But there came a time when, regardless of his message, the Catholics were sent back to Catholic churches and follow-up of those who came forward was delegated to local ministerial staffs, regardless of denomination, perhaps even of religion, and certainly of doctrinal statements.

    This left people in exactly the same position they were in before they attended a Billy Graham crusade. Well, no -- perhaps they were actually a little more confused now!

    Yes, I know people who have become born-again Christians because of Billy Graham being used by God. But, actually, God can use anyone, and often does. What is important right now, in our time today, is the message that is going out from the Graham organization. It is not what it used to be, and that is sad.

    But as far as judging the man's heart, or the heart of anyone working with him or of anyone at all, that is most definitely God's business and not ours.
     
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    HELEN
    I always appreciate your post though im fairly new to the site I always see you unwaiver and give good advice.

    Billy Graham in my understanding would not come unless you had a support network of churches to be there afterwards to help the new believer.

    I can't imagine not having the body of Christ there to assist you the days weeks and years after you have accepted Christ. Sure some might have been led the wrong way but wonder what the percentage would be if no one was there after the tents were packed and the caravan left town there you are in the dust saying now what do I do. So BG knew that just like a young child a young Christian needs supervision.

    My point on throwing stones is here is a unbeliever debating lets say going to a BG service at Texas Stadium because he has a pulling on the soul to see what Christianity is all about. In the mean time he stumbles into Baptistboard.com and reads what has been strung out here and now thinks hmmmmmmmmm sounds like the spokesman for Christianity(in his mind) in the US isn't such a great guy I'm wasting my time.

    You ask an unbeliever the top names who represent Christianity Billy Graham has to be top two

    Im not in a position to defend but think that the more I read the more I see harshness where there should be humility and judging where there should be outreach. Makes me look more inward.

    Just my two cents

    May God Bless

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    This discussion grieves me. I agree with Ben W and other who point out the thousands Dr. Graham has led to the Lord. Are we "Independent" Baptists the only ones with the truth? I hope not. Certainly, We (I) wouldn't do things exactly the same way he has, but I am grateful he hasn't done everything the way I have either. If you have a problem with Dr. Graham I strongly urge you to write him personally, rather than criticizing him behind his back. I say God bless Billy Graham and please Lord CONTINUE to bless his efforts.
     
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    Amein, Mark.
     
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    I belong to the Seventh Day Baptist church. Who are members of the Baptist World Alliance, Just like many of you whose churches are represented here. We keep the Saurday Sabbath because we believe that it was the early church's tradition changed by the pope in the 3rd century.

    Do Seventh Day Baptists run around sledging other Baptists? NO. We are pleased to be able to be in the World Alliance. We have no problem fellowshipping with other Baptists. I hope that this is the case for the majority of Baptist Denominations. Billy Graham teaches people to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Even Catholics. Some of us could do with some of the reverence for God that some Catholics have.

    When Baptists work together for the cause of preaching the Name of Jesus Christ we can achieve much. When we run around knifing other Christians in the back we achieve very little. There are many in the Australian Church brought to Jesus through Billy Graham.
     

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