God does work good through all circumstances, and can exercise His will in spite of Satan. Christians recognize that He created Satan, and certainly knows how Satan thinks. Some readers may wonder whether it isn't just as well to allow Billy Graham to continue his crusades, even though behind the scenes he might be something else.
This Author would like to suggest that Christians reevalute what is really happening at the Crusades. Marshall Frady has written perhaps the best book making an attempt to present the real picture of Billy Graham behind the myth. His book is Billy Graham. A Parable of American Righteousness. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1979.
One Christian commented that if every Christian read Frady's book Graham would lose his support. Frady covers the NY Crusade on pages 291-315. The details are especially enlightening in terms of Be Wise As Serpent's research. The original patronage to have the crusade came from people like the Vanderbilts, Goulds and Whitneys. To oversee the NY Crusade an executive committee was established with names that could come from a Who Who of the New World Order if such a book existed. The committee chairman was
Ragen Hull president of Mutual Life of NY. The committee included Chase Manhattan bank's president George Champion, 33° Mason Norman Vincent Peale, and millionaire William Randolph Hearst, Jr. (pp 292-93). Millions were spent on the Crusade from money Christians and Churches donated. Enormous volunteer time and energy were put into building everything up for the moment Graham would speak. 650 billboards announced Billy Graham along with 40,000 bumper stickers. Although the Crusade was billed as designed to save "Sodom" New York, 7,500 of the Garden's seats went to Christians bussed in from all over the U.S. 11,200 seats in all were given to distant delegations, guest ministers, the crusade staff of counselors, ushers, and choir. Only 7,800 seats were available for New Yorkers. Most of the New Yorkers who did go were church members. Most of the decisions were made by Christians for minor backsliding. Of the people who went forward 64% were referred to churches they were already members of, and almost all the other 36% did not join where they were referred. Graham himself admitted that 40 to 70 percent of the decision cards were from people of sponsoring churches and almost all the rest were from people who had been members of non-sponsoring churches. Frady concludes from the various studies and figures that Graham's NY Crusade did little for the unsaved of NY, but did revitalize Christians who attended somewhat. (It also netted the Billy Graham Crusade many extra millions.)
Observors of the crusade described the coversions as popcorn conversions. All over the stadium comes a pop! pop! as people puff and bloom into weightless Christians, (p. 307) One minister who observed the NY Crusade said, "My greatest misgivings about Graham is his apparent conviction that a kind of intramural revival within the church serves just as well as a true sweeping revival out in the world. For that reason, I don't think he's ever going to reach the truly lost, the truly destitute and despised and unreconciled of the earth. With him, it's more an inside-the-sanctuary production --a matter of housekeeping within the faith." (p. 311)
BILLY GRAHAM'S MASONIC MEMBERSHIP STICKS OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB TO THOSE FAMILIAR WITH FREEMASONRY.
Graham pals around with other Mason clergymen. In his books, if he refers to people it is typically someone who is a Mason. His masonic membership sticks out like a sore thumb to those familiar with masonry.
Christ rubbed shoulders with all types. But he didn't legitimatize them like Billy Graham has. Billy Graham commented once concerning his friendships, "I make every effort not to let it appear that I favor one party over another. I count Secretary Dulles a friend, but Senator Humphrey is also a good friend of mine, [who he met]...when we were both swimming in the nude at the YMCA pool in Minneapolis where he was running for mayor." Allan Dulles was especially an important player for the New World Order and Senator Humphrey has been very connected too. Repeatedly, these are the people Billy Graham spends his time with doing various recreational activities. Much more can be said along this line, including his subtle support for his fellow Masons' political campaigns, such as Sen. Jesse Helms.
One particular Christian close to Billy Graham spent time in an eastern city in a hotel room with Billy Graham talking about the conspiracy. After spending 18 hours in this hotel room discussing the New World Order, Billy Graham is reported to have said, "I am a captive of this organization." It is a standard tactic of the llluminati, their New World Order and its various branches to use fear and blackmail to bring people into line. This is what separates those who love Christ, and those who esteem other things first. Those who try to save their lives will lose their lives, and those who lose their lives for Christ's sake will be the ones who really save their lives—this is taught in Mt 16:25, Mk 8:35, Lk 9:24, 17:33, and Jn 12:25.
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