preston,never saw that interview,and did hear of it till now.Robert Schuller is he of the same way of thinking? He at times seems very liberal as his denomination sways to and fro.<quoted text>not to long ago, you defended Billy Graham in a reply to gif(not that he was opposing graham, dont want you to think that I am saying that) and now you are saying exactly the opposite of what graham has said and it has been recorded.
Jesus is the WAY,and we cannot change that,no matter how good and noble believers of other religions may act or do good things,and believe of course in their diety.
Now I believe your statement to be correct and accurate, but graham doesnt and has said otherwise.
The Infamous May 31, 1997 Interview: Graham and Schuller
The Reverend Robert
Robert Schuller: "Tell me, what do you think of the future of Christianity?"
Billy Graham: "I think everybody who knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not, they're members of the Body of Christ...God's purpose is to call out a people for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, Buddhist world, 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...and I think they are saved, and that they are going to be in heaven with us."
Robert Schuller (overjoyed): "What I hear you saying is that it's possible for Jesus Christ to come into human hearts and soul and life even if they've been born into darkness and never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you are saying?"
Billy Graham: "Yes it is, because I believe that. I've met people in various parts of the world...that have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard of Jesus, but they've believed in their hearts that there was a God."
So, there you have it. The world's most famous evangelist teaches that no one needs Jesus to be saved and enter the Kingdom of Heaven. They're already members of the Body of Christ whether they know it or not! All they have to do is believe in a God--like one of the three million Hindu gods; or perhaps the man-god whom many Buddhists worship, the Dalai Lama; or the Moslem's Allah; or perhaps the Cosmic God of the evolutionists; or the witches' horned god, Pan; or perhaps all that people must do is believe in the New Age deity--themselves--as God!
You know lots of people today are considering a broad faith like the one mentioned in the interview.Billy Graham is not my lord,nor is he the one I pray to.If of course that interview is true,and what he said is accurate,I am sadened by that.He could have said, people's hearts are being prepared to receive Christ's message of salvation. I understand where he is coming from,but I cannot agree that, as those people remain in darkness and do not hear the gospel,that they receive salvation through Christ.We might as well not even waste our missionaries,and the efforts to bring the gospel to every creature.
Billy Graham has come a long way if he has resorted to that,his son never says things like that.