Billy Graham Dead
And here I thought Jesus said: "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Billy Graham did a lot of giving; he simply didn't advertise it.
Incidentally, Jesus rebuked Judas for criticizing Mary on her decision to "waste" some very expensive oil by anointing Jesus with it..
Riches has its place.
Riches has its place.
Yep~ MY wallet. MY bank account. MY stock portfolio. MY 401(k).
NOT the WTS. (Pay attention, Sophia!) NOT Billy Graham Ministry. NOT any other religious charlatans!
Just another American religious huckster. We've all been fooled by guys like him. Sadly...
Notice what Jesus says ( Billy Graham was the complete opposite of Jesus... his whole life was whoring and romancing political figures ):
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
The Sanhedrin was the chief legislative body in Judea and was composed of Sadducees and Pharisees (Acts 23:6). It had political, legislative, judicial and religious functions. Members of the Sanhedrin were the equivalent of the congressmen and senators that represent us today.
I do not share some of the views on the 'greatness of Mr Graham - I believe him to have been a truly great Charlatan -
He was a salesman who turned the gospel into a commodity.
He manipulated the crowds and applied emotional blackmail to coerce frightened and gullible souls to come forward and repeat the magic spell that would save them from hell.
I have no idea if he believed his bullshit or not but either way he was a huckster.
DESIROUS OF CHANGE:
You got that right. The money belongs in yours and my wallet - not anybody else’s.
I can’t remember even once listening to Billy Graham. Even in the days I was Catholic (before JW), I never had the slightest curiosity about a televangelist like him. Fast forward to now...I know better and am done with it all.
I remember my mother watching Billy Graham's ministries and taking notes. She was looking for gaps in his logic so that she could prove here faith as a JW. My mother was an old-school JW. She actually attempted to understand her beliefs and seek proof in the scriptures. I can't help but believe that, if she lived long enough, she would have been ultimately been able to connect the dots and see that the JW religion was a fraud.
In any event, I digress, please RIP, Billy Graham.