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.<quoted text>SNIPPED;Mother Teresa also witnessed a Muslim woman who was starving and when food was given to her she shared it with a Hindu family. Great and noble gestures of love and humanity are afforded to all human beings.Com passion knows no limitations. However that does not take away from the C h r i s t,and His very special relationship with the Father,and when He infuses His Spirit into a soul,that is quite unique and different from RELIGIOUS observance.
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. Jesus was the only ONE who not only declared Himself the Way,but showed the Way in its perfection by His life,death and Resurrection.
Notice all three you cannot leave out any aspect of the Life,death and Resurrection of our Lord,that is solo truth to Him alone,and no other deity or religion matches Him,even pagan history may have similar stories of a superhuman,but Jesus lived and showed in demonstration to those around Him the reality of His:Life,death and Resurrection.Non-Christian religions mimmick many things concerning truth,and people show good things,but Jesus alone proved that we human beings are in need of a Savior,of whom He is,and Jesus alone proved that He is God and also Man,of which there is none other.So our faith in Him is unlike any other religion,nothing compares to Him!
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!