Before blogging on WordPress, I had an email list in which I covered many of the same topics I cover today.
This is an email I sent out in 1998, in which I describe how Billy Graham actually laughed: “ha, ha, ha,” covering Bill Clinton’s adultery. The laughing said even more to me than what Billy actually said.
Billy Graham has been instrumental in watering down the gospel in what used to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave” — changing the grace of God into a license to sin.
Billy was interviewed by Katie Couric on NBC’s Today Show:
Subject: Graham’s theology revealed
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998
Dear Bros and Sisters,
I’ve been saying for many years now how I am concerned about Billy Graham’s watered down evangelistic message. Billy seems to emphasize a one time decision to accept Jesus Christ as one’s personal savior, and doesn’t even mention the necessity of working out our salvation through fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12).
Now we see his theology is revealed through this interview. How many people have a false sense of security of going to heaven because of Graham refusing to preach the whole Bible?
Have you ever seen him mention the clear truths in Mt. 7:13-27 (esp. vs. 21-23), Hb. 10:26-31, Rv. 3:1-6?
…I have the news broadcast of this interview taped. To me it is really tragic, but shows Graham’s true theology, with Graham knowing that Clinton claims to be a born again Christian. Billy says nothing of Clinton’s lying under oath, and military personel who’ve been disciplined for less, and Clinton is commander in chief!!! I wish you could hear how Graham laughed in the place I show in brackets below.
Graham also says, “I think a great deal of Bill Clinton.” Keep in mind that the Bible says adulterers and liars will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Thursday March 5 2:31 PM EST
If Clinton Guilty, Billy Graham Says Forgive
By Peter Ramjug
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acknowledging President Clinton has a personality that would make women “go wild,” the Rev. Billy Graham said Thursday he would forgive Clinton if the president were found to have had sex with a former White House intern and then told her to lie about it.
Citing the sex and perjury charges facing the 51-year-old Clinton, Graham, in a candid interview with NBC’s “Today” show, said: “I forgive him … because I know the frailty of human nature, and especially a strong vigorous young man like he is.
“He has such a tremendous personality that I think the ladies just go wild over him.” [Right here, Graham clearly laughed in a way that showed that Billy thinks this is funny.]
Graham, spiritual leader to millions around the world and friend to some U.S. presidents, said the daily pressures faced by presidents may lead some to “temptation.”
He said history had a way of making some U.S. leaders, in spite of their rumored shortcomings, great presidents.
“I’m sure that many would have shortcomings and it’s come out now about certain presidents and things that they did and yet they are considered great presidents,” he said.
Nonetheless, those who hold the power and clout of the White House should be held to higher moral standards than the average person, Graham said.
“I think that a president should attempt, with God’s help, to have a higher moral standard than perhaps the average public has, but we’re living in a whole different world today and the pressure on anybody today is difficult.”
“I wouldn’t ever want to be president myself. The pressure on a president today is unbelievable.” …