Doesn’t Scripture Agree With Billy Graham That Righteous Non-Christians Get To Heaven, Too?

Dear Westboro Baptist Church,

Regarding the scripture: 

Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Another way to interpret verse 12 is: “it’s true that people can only be saved through Jesus, but if someone is a good person but does not know Christ, then it might still be possible for that person to be saved, but then only through Christ’s mercy.”

I believe that Billy Graham was correct in saying that only God knows whether or not righteous non-Christians can be saved. Of course, you’re entitled to your opinion, as well.

Regards,

Brian.

 

Dear Brian,

We say with Jesus Christ at Matthew 22:29: “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”

You do not get to impose your ideas onto that passage. The whole body of Scripture must be brought into focus as all of Scripture agrees with itself in a beautiful symphony of plain words.

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:20-21)

“And [Jesus Christ] said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:15-16)

Preach whose Gospel? Christ’s Gospel. If you don’t believe Christ’s Gospel, then you are damned.

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

You should not shorten the arm of God in His work of getting His word into the ears of His elect people, and His command that they hear and believe, with your silly notions about what you think is right, when it flies in the teeth of the plain words of Scripture.

Further, there is no righteousness outside of Christ. In fact, there are no good people, period!

“They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” (Romans 3:12)

If you do not have the righteousness of Christ, you have nothing.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

For further information on the lies Billy Graham told about The Bible, see this latest WBC video production: http://www.godhatesfags.com/video/videonews.html  

Thanks for writing.

Your friends at WBC

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Do Not Be Deceived: Billy Graham Lied On God For Money – Making Him A Spiritual Whore And Most Likely In Hell

Billy Graham was not a good and faithful servant. He was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, as our Savior warned us about. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-16)

 

 

 

 

 

This is a transcript of Westboro Baptist Church’s latest video production, which you can watch here: http://www.godhatesfags.com/video/videonews.html

Billy Graham, known as “America’s Pastor,” died on February 21, 2018, at the age of 99.  People across the world are now singing his praises, and a common theme is captured in a statement by Vice President Mike Pence:  “Billy Graham’s ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and his matchless voice changed the lives of millions.  We mourn his passing but I know with absolute certainty that today he heard those words, ‘well done good and faithful servant.’  Thank you Billy Graham.  God bless you.”  His dead body is on display in North Carolina, and on Wednesday, his body will be transported to Washington DC, to become only the 4th private citizen to ever lie in honor in the US Capital Rotunda.

If we knew nothing else about Billy Graham, the response to his death is a guarantee that he was a false prophet:

“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:22)

Billy Graham was not a good and faithful servant.  He was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, as our Savior warned us about.  “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-16)

He no doubt spoke a lot of truth, just like all wolves in sheep’s clothing do, but the man preached a false gospel.  Gospel preaching is not about manipulating peoples’ emotions while you make an altar call with some maudlin hymn playing in the background.  It is not about having a person recite some saccharine-laced prayer and then telling them that now they are born again.  The gospel message is a command from the King of kings and Lord of lords to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus, and it is a thing that is only effectual if that King first performs a supernatural act in your heart.  Being born again is not something that you do…it is something that God does.

I will give 3 examples of Billy Graham’s lies.

Example #1:

Billy Graham taught that all men long for goodness, each of us has a hunger for God, and all you have to do is exercise your free will, make a decision for Christ, and allow Him to follow through with His plan that He has for your life.  This is so wrong on so many levels.  Men do not long for goodness.  Men do not hunger for God.  Men do not have a free will, and the decision on whether you are saved or not is not yours to make.  Listen.

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”  (Romans 3:10-12)

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13)

“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy… Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.” (Romans 9:16,18)

Example #2:

Billy Graham taught that God loves everyone and that Jesus died for everyone, and in fact, His love is so absolute that you don’t have to have ever even heard of Jesus Christ to be saved.  Listen:  God does not love everyone – He hated Esau (Romans 9:13).  Jesus did not die for everyone – the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep, and only the sheep (John 10:11).  And if someone asks you if good Jews, Buddhists, Moslems, Hindus, and secular people can go to heaven, the correct answer is a resounding no!  The correct answer is “there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).  The correct answer is “the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).  Billy Graham’s answer to that question was:  “Those are decisions only the Lord will make. It would be foolish for me to speculate on who will be there and who won’t … I don’t want to speculate about all that. I believe the love of God is absolute. He said he gave his son for the whole world, and I think he loves everybody regardless of what label they have.”

Example #3:

Billy Graham refused to preach against the sins of his day.  He called issues like abortion and sodomy “hot-button issues” and said that he wouldn’t talk about them because “it divides the audience.” The translation of that is “if I preach against specific sins, I’m going to upset people, and then they’ll stop coming to my crusades and filling my coffers with money.  So I’ll just speak in very generic terms about sins, so nobody will know what I’m talking about.”  The command is “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1) and “Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations” (Ezekiel 16:2).  You CANNOT preach the gospel unless you are clearly preaching against sin:  “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.” (1 Timothy 1:9-11).

Westboro Baptist Church, therefore, will be preaching, Lord willing, at the funeral of Billy Graham on March 2, 2018, so that a little bit of truth might shine forth on the sea of lies currently encircling the globe.  Our prayer is that by the foolishness of our preaching, as described in 1 Corinthians 1, one of God’s sheep will be called forth.

Amen.

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The Very Premise Of The Transgender Movement Seeks To Undo The Basic Principles Of Existence Put In Place By God

A person is what that person is.
A person is not what that person is not.

Dear WBC,

I am a junior in high school. I want to discuss a recent press release entitled “WBC to Picket Alex Gino and the March of Tranny Filth in Wichita, KS.” I believe there is a misleading sentence: “The tranny movement is based upon  deep seated hatred for God and His commandments.”

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading organization for transgender equality, and therefore could easily be considered the leading organization of the transgender rights movement in America. According to their mission statement, their organization is “devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.” Nowhere within this mission statement is a hatred for God and His commandments mentioned, and action against violence and discrimination is supported within the Bible. This support is seen in:

Galatians 6:1  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Romans 14:13  Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

The transgender rights movement within the United States is not based upon a hatred for God or His commandments. It is based upon a desire for a society that does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity.

Kendall

 

Greetings Kendall,

At Westboro Baptist Church, we do not cater to anyone’s sins or their subjective sense of reality (i.e. their delusions that they are anything other than what God created them to be, and in fact are nothing). We recognize the fundamentals of the objective reality that God has put into place regarding the subject of your letter. Allow me to enumerate those fundamentals thusly:

A person is what that person is.

A person is not what that person is not.

Those are the rules. We did not make them. ‘Nowhere within this mission statement is a hatred for God and His commandments mentioned…’ On the contrary, the very premise of the transgender movement seeks to undo these basic principles of existence put in place and maintained by that one and only sovereign King who created all things after His own counsel, and by His own will, and for His own pleasure. You cannot change your chromosomes. God will not change your chromosomes. God does not care what you think you are. Nor should He. Therefore, we say your problem is not with our flier, but is, in fact, with God. Consider the scripture:

1 John 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Acts 17:24  God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25  Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26  And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27  That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.

God determined the bounds of the habitations of all creation in the counsel halls of eternity before the world began.

From your letter:  ‘…action against violence and discrimination is supported within the Bible.’

Allow me to elucidate you regarding the nature of violence and discrimination as it pertains to transgenderism and the word of God. Pursuant to the scriptural reasoning stated above, transgenderism is violence: it is violence to God, and it discriminates against righteousness to sanitize and legitimize sin. The proper action to take against this violence (to the defense of anything lovely, or good, or righteous) is identified plainly in the word of God.

See? Your thinking is exactly backwards. But rejoice, for the Lord has given His word to help

Regarding Galatians 6:1 and John 13:34 which say:

Galatians 6:1  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

John 13:34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

Indeed, when one’s brother is caught in a sin, you that are spiritual restore him. But how? How do you restore him, and effectually love him as Christ loved us? That is to say:  how does the scripture define love?

Leviticus 19:17-18  17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. 18  Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

You restore your brother by way of sound, scriptural counsel. You do not cater to his sins, or encourage him in wrongdoing. You warn him that his sin is going to take him to Hell, and he needs to repent.

Finally, regarding Romans 13:14, which says:

Romans 14:13  Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

These words apparently do not mean what you say they mean. First: if you look at the surrounding context, this is clearly talking about censoriously condemning (judging) your brother based on things that are not, on their face, sinful. For instance:

Romans 14:2  For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. 3  Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

Lastly, encouraging outright sin against God is casting a stumblingblock in your brother’s way.

Thank you for writing.

Your friends at Westboro Baptist Church

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To Warn Against The LGBT Soul-Damning Sin Is Bible Love!

Dear Westboro Baptist Church,
I am a junior in high school. I would like to raise the issue of LGBT discrimination in our nation, and in your congregation. I myself am a straight white male, and confirmed in the Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, Kansas. However, we as fellow Christians must realize that all men are created equal, no matter what their sexual orientation is.
Even though the LGBT community have made significant steps towards equality, many companies and people discriminate against same-sex couples, and trans-genders. First, I would like to present the idea that everyone has, and is entitled to their own opinion. It is a crazy concept to grasp, but not everyone will agree with your opinion. One thing we can do is resect each other’s opinion.
(Four long paragraphs of vain jangling have been removed. They added nothing to the discussion.)
So that leads me to my final point. We need to learn to accept world diversity. My hopes of the future is seeing a world where all people are created equally, despite their sexual orientation. Where people don’t have to be afraid of being put down, or denied a basic human service based on what or who they love. My envision of this world begins with all of our choices. I implore you not base your thoughts on first glance, to respect other’s beliefs, as well as their own opinions, and to remember that there are more people than ourselves on the planet. Take a walk in their shoes, and treat them like you would want to be treated. It is very elementary phrases, but they’re so true. We don’t need laws to grant rights to the LGBT community. All we have to do is treat other’s with kindness, and be open-minded.
I look forward to your reply.

Greetings High School Student
I am a member of the Westboro Baptist Church. I would like to raise the issue of our responsibility to strive against sin in humble obedience to the Sovereign God who created us. We, as fellow Christians, do recognize that all men are created under an equal bondage to sin (Psalm 14:3), and therefore equally recognize the solemn necessity that Jesus Christ charged to all that would follow him when he said that if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23).

This is a common theme expressed throughout scripture. To wit:

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Romans 13:13-14 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

This is a crazy concept to grasp, but what a man believes is supremely irrelevant. God does not care what you believe. God does not care about your opinions. God does not care about your feelings. You do not have to believe in a hurricane for it to turn your house into a lake.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 But let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For he will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

As a Christian (for it is a Christian you claim to be), that is your duty. In order to fear God and keep his commandments, it stands to reason that one must know what those standards are. Given that fundamental premise, I could not help but notice that there was no scripture to support any of the things that you wrote in your letter. Did you know that if you do not serve God, you are going to Hell?

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me (Christ), he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Regarding your point about judging based on race, gender, and sexual orientation:

Acts 17:26 And [God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Sexual orientation and race and gender are not the same things. That one’s skin is black or white, or whether one is male or female, these distinctions are concerned with immutable conditions of being. God never said it was a sin to be black, or a woman. However, who one fornicates with is, in fact, not an immutable condition of being, but a voluntary behavior that one chooses to engage in. If you want to try and make the argument that homosexuals ‘don’t have a choice in who they love’, I point you right back to Luke 9:23. Deny yourself and your sinful proclivities. There is only one union that is recognized by God as marriage: one man, one woman, for life (Matthew 19:4-6). So seeing as only marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled (Hebrews 13:4), God says ‘No’ to everything you just wrote concerning the so-called ‘rights of the LGBT community’.

Why did God destroy Sodom?

Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

People pay vague homage with their lips to common pieties and social bromides like ‘kindness’ and ‘open-mindedness,’ but their tenderest mercies are cruel (Proverbs 12:10), and their minds are so ridiculously closed that they cannot comprehend truth (Proverbs 30:11). Last thing: to do unto others as you would have them do unto you is not a trite ‘elementary saying.’ That is Jesus Christ at Matthew 7:12.

Matthew 7:12 ¶ Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

How does one love their neighbor, and effectively adhere to this standard? God defines love in Leviticus 19:17-18. To wit:

Leviticus 19: 17-18 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

We are about the business of serving God here at the Westboro Baptist Church, not man. You can have whatever opinions you want, but know this fact, if nothing else: if you do not repent of your sins, you will go to Hell. That is also Jesus Christ at Luke 13:3.

Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Thank you for writing.

Your friends at Westboro Baptist Church

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