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Billy Graham: 'Will You Pray With Me Today?'
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ^ | Fall, 2014 | BILLY GRAHAM

Posted on 11/07/2013 5:30:18 AM PST by stars & stripes forever

I’ve recently prepared what may well be my last message to our nation. I have prayed a great deal about this. The program is called The Cross, and you can see it on television beginning November 7.

I hope you won’t watch the program alone. It’s intended to be watched with someone you know—a loved one, friend, or co-worker—who needs Jesus Christ.

(Excerpt) Read more at watchbillygraham.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: billygraham; culturewar; godgap; happybirthday; moralabsolutes; religion; religiousleft; salvation; willupraywithmetoday
America is in great need of a spiritual reformation. Encourage your family and friends to tune in to MY HOPE AMERICA.

TV Listings for your area are included on the website.

1 posted on 11/07/2013 5:30:18 AM PST by stars & stripes forever
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To: stars & stripes forever

Not sure why Bill (and presumably Hillary) Clinton got invites to the birthday. Graham has already expressed dissatisfaction with Obama.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 5:34:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Not sure why Bill (and presumably Hillary) Clinton got invites to the birthday.

All the Presidents were probably invited.


3 posted on 11/07/2013 5:37:14 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

4 posted on 11/07/2013 5:44:33 AM PST by PLD
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To: stars & stripes forever

Jesus ate with sinners...


5 posted on 11/07/2013 5:48:51 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Not sure why Bill (and presumably Hillary) Clinton got invites to the birthday.”

Jesus had dinner with tax collectors and prostitutes, too.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 6:02:08 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

I’m just speculating on the “kingmaker” optics it may have for some if Hillary runs in 2016.

After all, Democrat Christian “loyalists” swallowed the lie that Barack Obama shares their beliefs (culturally or theologically).


7 posted on 11/07/2013 6:09:11 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Rev. Graham has always tried to maintain a non-partisan stance, and has reached out to Presidents of both parties throughout his public minstry.

It was the extreme measure of Obama forcing religious organizations to pay for abortificants that caused him to speak out.


8 posted on 11/07/2013 6:41:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/tabor/050629

Graham was a democrat from birth and supposedly his ‘best’ friend president was LBJ. Graham was no where to be found during the trials and tribulations of Nixon. Obama did not need Billy to get elected as Obama had seduced the majority of under 40 college educated crowd. Old bjClinton and his woman have always been pro-abort along with many other ungodly tendencies.

God will judge.

9 posted on 11/07/2013 6:56:34 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Democrat Christian “loyalists”

Such people exist? Most democrats I know attend the “Church of What’s Happenin’ Now.”


10 posted on 11/07/2013 6:57:42 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Just mythoughts

I never understood how Mr. Graham could remain a member of the Democrat party when he understands what the party now stands for...abortion, the sodomite agenda...members of that party vocally renounced G-od THREE times at their convention in Charlotte. They are outspoken LIARS, as well. (Of course, the other wing of the Uniparty shares that affliction, as well.)


11 posted on 11/07/2013 7:05:47 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: henkster
Church going black Christians were assured repeatedly that Barack Obama did not support same sex marriage and the advancement of the homosexual agenda. Some were quite vocal that they would not go against God and help elect a man who did hold such views.

Some black preachers even poo-pood the "rumors" that Obama supported same sex marriage. "I evolved on this issue!"

Yeah, right.

Barry told the San Fransicko crowd that he would have to lie to voters in "Middle America" who still cling to God and guns.

You know what they say about a politician with a "big Bible"...

12 posted on 11/07/2013 7:06:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Following the 2004 Democrats loss, Pelosi and others were quite vocal about increasing the religious optics of the Democrat Party to close the “God gap” (as they called it).

It was part of their strategy that helped them take power in the legislature in 2006 (outing two gay Republicans and calling it evidence of a “Culture of Corruption that rises to the top ranks of the GOP!”).

Following this, they tried to cast arguments for socialized medicine in religious terms. I cannot be forced to tithe to Obama’s faith in God whether that be THE higher power or man’s construct of government as “the eternal provider”.


13 posted on 11/07/2013 7:10:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Billy has always held an open invitation to the presidents. He has always tried to show some amount of support for them, being national figures, probably hoping that they would endeavor to live better lives, even if not actual believers. His son has often noted to believers that although he has kept an open door policy, it never meant that he supported their own beliefs/politics, etc. He wanted them to feel free to ask for counseling, advice, etc.


14 posted on 11/07/2013 7:59:10 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Just mythoughts

I think that some people associate “best friend” status to those who don’t condemn. I’ve heard all that stuff before, too, as I’m sure the whole Graham Association has had to deal with. Billy has never condemned any of the presidents. While he has spoken out against Obama, he has not condemned him. I think we best leave the condemnation to God alone. Along with that, leave the anger and misgivings at the cross. I don’t pretend to know all that is going on, and you should not either. Billy Graham has tried to not be condemning, and I would say that it has fared better for him than many in the pulpit who do start condemning people openly. For some reason, they seem to have a great “fall”!


15 posted on 11/07/2013 8:05:28 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: stars & stripes forever

In the 70’s, I started researching the persecution of the church, reading every book I could find on the subject. It soon became apparent that the freedom experience in the USA was unusual in history. I believe that when Billy Graham passes away, the persecution will become severe in this country.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 8:26:34 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

I tend to agree with you. I feel like Billy Graham is the last of the “prophets” for America. God is reaching out to us one last time. Will we listen? I pray we do. Great little video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH_Izul6J5M


17 posted on 11/07/2013 8:48:37 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: stars & stripes forever

Prayer that MANY in our country tune in, even if only out of curiosity, to see what he has to say. It was very moving!


18 posted on 11/07/2013 9:04:44 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Will be watching with family. Praying Rev Graham’s message will go out into our nation.


19 posted on 11/07/2013 2:47:07 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

I just watched it on TBN. Powerful. Very well done.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 5:30:13 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: who knows what evil?
I never understood how Mr. Graham could remain a member of the Democrat party when he understands what the party now stands for...abortion, the sodomite agenda...members of that party vocally renounced G-od THREE times at their convention in Charlotte. They are outspoken LIARS, as well. (Of course, the other wing of the Uniparty shares that affliction, as well.)

Deception was the 'sign' that Christ warned the disciples when they asked what would be the sign of His return.(Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21) Liberals have become expert deceivers in politics, education, economy, and certainly not last or least religion. And we are warned that those who claim to be of Christ would carry the social justice promises of politicians.

When the pervert Bill was outed as a slut, I was disgusted to the core by Billy's covering of him. Then as if that was not enough Billy then on a so call come to Jesus tour endorsed Hillary for president and claimed old bjClinton missed his calling.

Reality really stinks but at least the deception can be dusted off the feet in life's journey. At least 10 times in the New Testament, 6 times by Christ Himself we are foretold about the resurgence of Sodom and Gomorrah, as well as Egypt the famous baby killers of Israel. I have never heard Billy say much more than 'do you love Jesus'.

The majority of my friends and relatives are some form of 'baptist' and they were born and bred democrat. They have an inbred loyalty to the democrat party.

21 posted on 11/07/2013 6:53:47 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Shery
I think that some people associate “best friend” status to those who don’t condemn. I’ve heard all that stuff before, too, as I’m sure the whole Graham Association has had to deal with. Billy has never condemned any of the presidents. While he has spoken out against Obama, he has not condemned him. I think we best leave the condemnation to God alone. Along with that, leave the anger and misgivings at the cross. I don’t pretend to know all that is going on, and you should not either. Billy Graham has tried to not be condemning, and I would say that it has fared better for him than many in the pulpit who do start condemning people openly. For some reason, they seem to have a great “fall”!

The WORD sufficiently condemns us all. Look how popular John the Baptist was, or Elijah, or Daniel, Jeremiah, and even Moses... I could list many more that rejected and worse when they alone spoke the WORD. Christ the first protestant had the religious community plotting to kill Him.

We commoners were blessed by having the Written WORD given us, so we can read for ourselves IF those claiming to be spokes people of Christ are what they claim to be.... We are told to test the fruit. Fruit testing requires the mind to discern.

22 posted on 11/07/2013 6:58:59 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: stars & stripes forever; DungeonMaster

BILLY GRAHAM HAS BEEN COMPROMISED FOR YEARS

Very sad to learn about the direction he went, especially considering where he used to be.
23 posted on 11/08/2013 7:59:15 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer

BILLY GRAHAM HAS BEEN COMPROMISED FOR YEARS

How many people have you brought into the kingdom? Will the LORD tell you, “Well done, good and faithful servant?”


24 posted on 11/08/2013 8:51:02 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: newgeezer

1. Read the directions below (Matthew 7:1). 2. Read the criteria on which GOD judges. 3. See how you stack up against Bill Graham. 4. No one is perfect, but GOD judges a man’s heart.

MATTHEW 7:1 [ Judging Others ]
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? ...

MATTHEW 25
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’


25 posted on 11/08/2013 9:01:09 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

No doubt we all personally know many brothers and sisters who came to salvation by hearing Mr. Graham over his many decades. I don’t and wouldn’t presume to know his heart.

If there is evidence he believes Jesus Christ is NOT the (only) Way—that is the point, “the measure [I] use” here—I’d be cautious about putting him on a pedestal. That’s all.


26 posted on 11/08/2013 9:39:58 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer

From your website:

“There’s no basis for fellowship between the Christian and the Roman Catholic Church.”

Hmmm....yes, I have a number of theological differences with the Catholic Church, and yes, it is obvious that many Catholics are not saved - as could also be said of many Baptists I’ve met.

But if THAT is what you mean by Billy Graham being compromised...well, there are a lot of fire-breathing Protestant preachers who have been compromised far worse!


27 posted on 11/08/2013 9:47:37 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Mr Rogers
Okay. But, perhaps I need to make it clear that the site I linked isn't my website any more than The Salt Lake Tribune is yours.
28 posted on 11/08/2013 10:02:10 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer

“I’d be cautious about putting him on a pedestal.”

I don’t put anyone on a pedestal except the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Actually, the majority of American clergy & congregations will be held accountable for their silence regarding America’s national sins.

If just a fraction of pastors and their congregations would contact their legislators and march on their State Houses to stand for truth, America would not be in these dire straights.

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We will all stand accountable, except for GOD’s mercy and grace. (2 Chronicles 7:14)


29 posted on 11/08/2013 10:11:01 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever
I don’t put anyone on a pedestal except the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

If nothing else, your instruction to "See how you stack up against Bill Graham" made me wonder, at least.

Regardless, thanks for sharing. Maranatha!

30 posted on 11/08/2013 10:39:49 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: newgeezer
Sit in any church or listen to any preacher long enough and you'll hear something you do not agree with or see them have a bad day. Some sit and wait for it so they can accuse.

For a man who gave 60 years of his life to preaching The Gospel I believe he's done his best and at great personal cost to him and his family for the sake of The Kingdom. He's 95 years old. For those of us born in the 1950's Billy Graham was already 30-40 something years old.

Not every preacher is given the same tallents or the same mission for that matter. Ethics wise he has ran one of the most accountable ministries for it's size in the world. His personal behavior free of scandals. His home life including his home can easilly be called modest. His Fruits? Spreading the Gospel to likely Hundreds of millions if not Billions in his life time. A son, daughter, and grandson in the ministry. His son Franklin took over a very large and at times dangerous ministry from his mentor Bob Pierce.

No preacher is perfect. No preacher, missionary, priest, Pope, no one not even the Apostiles were perfect and they had their own shortcomings. They are human and Graham doesn't clain perfection.

Billy Graham is a man GOD used to bring a message and make a difference in this world. Perhaps he may well be the last of such messengers on such a large scale before the Second Coming.

I watched the special last night. I saw a very humble man giving a message he has preached for his entire life. I also see around me a secular world with a secular media and even jealous ministries chomping at the bit to find anything they can take and twist out of context to discredit him.

Some are angered because he didn't publically rebuke certain presidents. The man had their ear and their trust. Does any Freeper want what they discussed with a preacher published in the paper or made nightly news? Or does he follow the lessons of Daniel a trusted advisor to kings while he was still a servant to GOD? Leaders who at first despised him then even one tried to kill him. GOD annoints the leaders in this world. They are either a blessing or a judgement upon nations. Even David realized as much at a young age.

One of Mr Graham's messages is included on a CD of Rick Skaggs "Soldier of the Cross" album on the beginning of the song "Are you afraid to die". It was dubbed as a lead in to that song. Judging from the sound of Grahams voice I'd say he said it likely in the late 1980's or thereabouts. It was before his voice became weaker. Here is the text.

"I believe the time to be born and die is in GOD's hands. If it's my time to die I'm prepared. I don't know what the future holds but I know who holds the future. I was asked by a person today are you absolutely sure that you're going to heaven. I said I'm absolutely sure. Not because of anything I've done. I've sinned. I'm going to heaven because of what Christ did on that cross and the fact GOD raised Him from the dead. What about you? Is there a doubt in your heart that if you died this moment you'd go to heaven? Now is the accepted time today is the day of salvation. Come while you can."

31 posted on 11/08/2013 11:54:54 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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