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Justin Taylor reports that  Billy Graham formed a personal friendship with Bob Jones Sr during his early ministry years that included an invitation for “Dr. Bob” to speak into his  ministerial life through criticism and guidance.

When Bob Jones acted on the relational offer and spoke  a cautionary word of wisdom into Billy Graham‘s life and ministry, the counsel of the seasoned veteran went completely unheeded.

A mistake Billy Graham now looks upon with regret.  

This illustrates the truism that a wise man  learns from experience, but a wiser man  learns  from the experience and mistakes of others.

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 ” The following excerpts are from a letter to Billy that contains some helpful advice (May 22, 1952):

I would advise you to take a few campaigns in small towns and pull your budget way down. It will do your soul good to get away from the cities and into small communities where Americans live and where there is not so much glamour. . . .

Make it clear that you are not in the business to get church members, but to get church members converted.

Then Jones raised the issue of politics, a source of perennial fascination and power and temptation:

Now, politics has been my weakness. It is going to be a weakness with you. Watch about your association with politicians. If you are not careful, you will be used sometime when you are not conscious of being used. . . .

Recently—nearly 60 years after receiving this letter from Bob Jones Sr.—Billy Graham was asked about his regrets and what he would have done differently. In addition to spending more time with his family, he mentioned his association with politicians:

I also would have steered clear of politics.

I’m grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to.

But looking back I know I sometimes crossed the line, and I wouldn’t do that now.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/05/09/bob-jones-sr-to-billy-graham-a-bad-prediction-some-good-advice

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Posted by on May 15, 2011 in character, counsel, criticism, influence

 

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The “Wider Mercy Doctrine ” In Universalism

Seems Rob Bells recent advocacy of the damnable doctrine of Universalism has created quite the buzz. For many of us, the guilty verdict concerning  Bell came in a long time ago.  Check out  Harper Collins promo of Bell’s new book .

…..in Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—the afterlife—arguing that a loving God would never sentence human souls to eternal suffering. With searing insight, Bell puts hell on trial, and his message is decidedly optimistic—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/02/26/rob-bell-universalist/

Many evangelicals are absolutely unaware that christian Universalism teaches that Christ death atoned for everyone so that  every person,every where will ultimately be saved. They need not hear the gospel. they  may even rebelliously reject  the the Christ of the Gospel and do so without fear  of punishment since the Christ event once and for all reconciled them to God. Hell and the Lake of fire are simply  figaments of  biblical imagination.

The so called “wider mercy doctrine” is simply unprincipled mercy  carried to it’s “universalistic salvific” conclusion. Surely God wouldn’t literally keep his word of wrathful-eternal torment upon  unrepentant sinners. much less the  anti-christ cults or false religions such as Islam,Buddhism,Hinduism and Mormonism.

How could a merciful God do such a thing? Why that would be against his loving character. Doesn’t the bible teach  the humanistic ” fainess doctrine?”.

All this  is  the new mantra of “pseudo ministers” and their compromised compassionates who buy into their heresy. The great Billy Graham was advocating  the wider mercy doctrine of universalism many years ago. Listen for yourself. There is a brief intro before the interview and then hear the “good news that there is no bad news.”

When you read about Bell and finish watching the video, kindly whisper  Paul’s double anathema. Amen!

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Posted by on February 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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