Billy Graham's Website Removes "Mormonism" From List of Cults

Apparently, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has a list of cults on its website for people who are interested in knowing who the Billy Graham Evangelical Association believes to be cults. And their list was recently updated to remove Mormonism, which happened about the same time Graham took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal, that read "As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election may be my last. I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman." In the meantime, Graham's son, Franklin Graham, wrote a column in which he asked, "So, can an evangelical Christian vote for a Mormon? My answer is yes, for if a biblically faithful evangelical could only vote for a candidate who was perfectly aligned theologically, he or she would be unable to cast a vote for president on November 6" ...

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Christi

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Christi commented…

Not saying that either side is right or wrong, but I have a huge problem with the change of Mormonism off the cult list. The reason why the world is the way it is and the church is the way it is has to do with the act that we tailor our beliefs according to fit the moment. This has caused a broken church as well as a broken society. Fact of the matter is when the antichrist comes it will fool a lot of people. Are Christians going to tailor their beliefs then too? Maybe that's why the antichrist will convince so many people, because we lacked the moral back bone to stand up for what we believe in?

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Mairi McCormick

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Mairi McCormick commented…

WORD! This is why I couldn't bring myself to vote. I don't support this system.

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Info commented…

Jesus didn't care much bout politics, as a matter of fact, I don't think he cared at all. probably because of what he came to do, he could do it without any political help. We can influence the government on either party. However, a great percentage of Christians think that a PRESIDENT is going to solve their problems ar be in agreement with biblical truths when this presidents do not FEAR God. A word of advise, if you are not preaching the gospel and start living according to it, there is no much time left. Forget a bout world politics and get on with the Kingdom's way.

Christi

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Christi commented…

Not saying that either side is right or wrong, but I have a huge problem with the change of Mormonism off the cult list. The reason why the world is the way it is and the church is the way it is has to do with the act that we tailor our beliefs according to fit the moment. This has caused a broken church as well as a broken society. Fact of the matter is when the antichrist comes it will fool a lot of people. Are Christians going to tailor their beliefs then too? Maybe that's why the antichrist will convince so many people, because we lacked the moral back bone to stand up for what we believe in?

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steve waterman

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steve waterman commented…

Info - "Jesus didn't care much bout politics, as a matter of fact, I don't think he cared at all."

Except this is simply not true - Israel at the time was a temple state, i.e. a theocracy. Jesus continually engaged with the Jewish religious/political leaders of the time and had much to say about their interpretation of laws and their actions. More fundamentally, his actions at the temple during Passover were most likely understood at the time to be a challenge to the temple system itself, and probably contributed to his crucifixion And of course the "kingdom of God" that you refer to is a term that would have had political connotations for people living in a theocracy.

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