Graham Agrees with Rome on Salvation of Unreached

In a May 31, 1997 interview with ecumenical TV evangelist Robert Schuller, Billy Graham affirmed his agreement with the Roman Catholic position on salvation of those who have never heard the gospel.

Graham responding to Schuller's question about the future of Christianity, said "God's purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that's what God is doing today, He's calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non-believing world. They are members of the Body of Christ because they've been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don't have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they're going to be with us in heaven."

This statement directly agrees with the Roman Catholic universal catechism, page 224: para. 847: "Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience, those too may achieve eternal salvation."

Thus Roman Catholicism has said that if you never hear about Christ you can be saved by being the best person you can. This directly contradicts Acts 4:12 which says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Jesus, Himself left no doubt: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6.)

In part, Graham has also bought into the other false Roman road. Graham and his son, Franklin, are scheduling a "Festival '98" crusade in Albuquerque, New Mexico in early May. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Baptist pastor Alan Hawkins is "excited beyond words" to have Billy Graham there. The Journal also reports that "Representatives from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, which serves more than 260,000 Catholics, is participating in the festival."

This means that many of the counselors used to follow up on those who come forward in the meetings will be Roman Catholic.

Their counsel will not be according to biblical salvation by faith alone. It will be a false salvation on the installment plan dispensed by the "Church."

How sad that many of the Catholic people who respond to the simple gospel that Graham preaches will be met by a counselor that will tell them that what they are feeling is a desire for a renewal to Mother Church.

Just don't miss mass and do good works will be fine.

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