The Slope Gets a Little Slippier…
You may have read a recent article regarding the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Apparently, shortly after Rev. Graham and his son Franklin met with Mitt Romney, the association removed an article from its website which stated that Mormonism is a cult. The timing of this was apparently in response to an on line article from another organization. I researched this pretty quickly but I believe the story is true. The following is a quote from an ABC news story: “Our primary focus at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has always been promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Ken Barun, chief of staff for the association, wrote in a statement. “We removed the information from the website because we do not wish to participate in a theological debate about something that has become politicized during this campaign.”
Unfortunately, this news is troubling on at least two “fronts”. First, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has done an excellent job, as far as I know, of promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ. So then why remove the article describing Mormonism as a cult? Mormonism is clearly a cult. There is no doubt about that. Removing a letter telling the truth seems, in my opinion, to blur what the true gospel of Jesus Christ really is. Second, why is the BGEA afraid to tell it like it is? I see no problem with Billy and Franklin Graham meeting with Mitt Romney, and even praying for Mitt Romney. Why is the BGEA concerned about a theological debate, especially when the BGEA is on the right side of the debate? Are they really afraid of the backlash that will come their way by standing up to the truth? (Note: they probably only increased the backlash by taking down the article!)
I suggest you read about this on the internet. I am afraid it is indicative of a very slippery slope that we continue to slide down. I can like Mitt Romney and even vote for him, as I plan to do. But he still belongs to and is active in a cult. He wouldn’t have been my first choice for President but given the two choices I have, I’ll vote for him. I’ll also pray for him. But my most important prayer needs to be that he come to know the real Jesus Christ, not the Mormon redefinition of Jesus. Because only the real Jesus can forgive sins and guarantee eternal life in heaven. The “Mormon Jesus” can’t do that….even if you have President of the United States on your earthly resume.