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June 29, 2016 at 15:07
Reblogged this on lindaBornAgain….glorifying Him until I see Him face to face.
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June 29, 2016 at 15:26
Thanks brother Vincent
June 29, 2016 at 16:16
welcome :)God bless you Wally
June 29, 2016 at 15:09
I think Billy Graham might disagree with you on this one…
June 29, 2016 at 15:27
Hmmmm…not sure where you went with this one Patrick. You have to splain. Some people love Billy Graham..some think he is the devil himself.
June 29, 2016 at 18:01
Billy Graham the devil? Heck naw,… I’m just messing with ya about the packed stadium. I know where you are headed with this though.
June 29, 2016 at 18:07
Yeah you probably do. I love to hear him preach; he is amazing. I used to DVR the old Crusades when they would come on. Some reports from later in his life were not really encouraging, though. Some feel he became to willing to dilute the Gospel to make a friend. I don’t know if he did, as I have not really dug into the issue.
June 29, 2016 at 17:52
Sadly there is a bit of truth to this
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June 29, 2016 at 18:08
Thanks, Wally. No doubt that’s the general rule. As for Billy Graham, many certainly came to the Lord through his ministry- millions? – but he also pushed ecumenism like nobody’s business and even lapsed into universalism towards the end of his ministry. I’ve been meaning to write a post on Graham but I need to do it in the right spirit. Anything written about Graham that’s less than flattering is met with outrage and immediately dismissed.
June 29, 2016 at 18:11
Ha,we must have been writing comments at the same time, Tom! I’d like to see a post on that actually. I have heard it was an issue but don’t have personally studied knowledge of it. Or maybe it’s not a great idea. Let sleeping dogs lay so to speak. Dunno.
June 29, 2016 at 18:33
Graham’s thinking on ecumenism was far different from mine but I’m working on being less angry about things I disagree with. I would argue that Graham set the stage for people like Joel Osteen but I’m getting ahead of myself. I might just let it go because Graham is such a revered icon and few would connect with a critical examination. I think most of today’s Christians would reject anything critical said of Osteen.
June 29, 2016 at 18:57
I think it’s very commendable that you recognize this is possible and issue and are working on it, Tom. It’s tough….stand on truth without being hateful.
Joel Osteen actually is responsible for my start in blogging. Check this link out, and in it are two other links. You might like them. They might even be useful as you work on this issue within yourself.
June 29, 2016 at 19:31
Thanks a lot, Wally. Looking forward to reading through those. Yup, no sense getting ornery (although Jesus could get angry at the Pharisees and Sadducees at times). I’m grateful for the many souls that were saved through Graham and I love him. And I think I will write about some of the regrettable mistakes he made. But the Lord is still on his throne. Argh, it’s even harder to say I love Joel Osteen but I love him too.
June 29, 2016 at 19:37
I agree with you Tom regarding Graham opening the door for the mega churches and the arena packed preachers–just as I 100% agree with Wally’s latest meme—absolutely true–people flood to the “feel good,” self affirmation dribble being passed off a truth and the holy Word—I take issue with all of that as the bottom picture in Wally’s post rings of the real truth—that is, is that it is hard to hear and less than appealing to be digested by the masses—we have troubles to be sure as so many in the world of “Christianity” of mega churches and mega preachers are passing off a false truth…
Thank you both your honest reflections…
June 29, 2016 at 20:06
Thanks, Julie. It’s very easy for me to attack people who promote bad doctrine…er…I mean, doctrine that’s not Scriptural but the Lord is influencing me to communicate the same information with more of His grace in mind. But, yeah, what passes for Christianity today is so lacking. We need to keep our focus on Christ and not allow what others may do discourage us. I don’t deserve any of the blessings he’s given me. Thanks!
June 29, 2016 at 20:23
I, like you, often need to temper my “ire” and God always gently leads the rebuff—tempering my approach and responses—but your words rang of such truth and that is rare to find in today’s christian world of happy happy, joy joy —
June 30, 2016 at 05:04
Thanks, Julie! Yes, His truth AND grace, and I’m trying to be more mindful of the grace part.
June 29, 2016 at 19:39
Love this Wally as it is steeped in an absolute true reflection of the phenom of the mega christian….an absolute falsehood!
June 29, 2016 at 20:18
Thanks Julie and thanks for addressing this with others as well. Sometimes it seems in blogging that it’s commenters and the host yacking, when it’s just so cool when the commenters get to talking. Then I can just sit back and learn.
June 29, 2016 at 20:33
Tia the teacher in me– for good or bad 🙂
June 29, 2016 at 20:38
that should read tis—bad bad teacher 🙂
June 30, 2016 at 05:57
to me the full seats mean the Lords there… multitudes followed…
June 30, 2016 at 06:01
Indeed multitudes did follow. Multitudes also bailed out on Him when His preaching got tough. Thanks, Bill as always.
June 30, 2016 at 06:03
true again… to reach the few, we must sow a lot of seed…
June 30, 2016 at 06:23
Yes, we must sow lots of seed, and if we can get a big crowd and sow seed, that is wonderful. The issue I have is that a big crowd does not mean seed is being sown. Sometimes what is being tossed out is not seed, but manure.
I hear people say when a preacher fills a stadium “what a great work for The Lord is being done!” Not necessarily so, as it might be work for the Devil being done.
June 30, 2016 at 07:26
you are right of course… I still tend to believe it is the Spirit of God that draws people. We also have to consider how many people a certain man can train up in the way they should go, and is he giving the whole council of God.
You are a blessing my brother…
June 30, 2016 at 10:35
June 30, 2016 at 16:59
There is truth to this
June 30, 2016 at 17:00
No kidding, right?
July 13, 2016 at 11:55
Sad but true
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