Why Billy Graham Went To Hell

By David J. Stewart | March 2018

Galatians 3:1-3, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”

       When someone is asked to name a great preacher off the top of their mind, many would immediately name Evangelist Billy Graham. Mr. Graham has that look! Throughout his ministry Billy preached with a thunderous voice that captivated his listeners. He had a wonderful smile, and a stern glare that intimidated the toughest sinner. Graham appeared to be the best of the best amongst preachers. But keep in mind what the Bible warns...

2nd Corinthians 11:13-14, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

Satan has his own ministers. They don't usually appear as Anton LaVey's Church of Satan. The Devil is cunning and shrewd, smarter than you or I. Satan knows that to trick people, that is, deceive them into Hell, he must fabricate his lies as close to the truth as possible, yet still not be wholly truth. Billy Graham mastered the art of deception, which is easily exposed by the plain Word of God.
 

The New Testament Religious Cult of Galatianism and Billy Graham

To understand why Evangelist Billy Graham went to Hell, it is helpful to understand “Galatianism.” Galatianism is the heresy which had crept into the church at Galatia (which is an area located in the country of Turkey today), which added circumcision under the law of Moses to faith in Jesus Christ to be saved. Partial faith in Christ plus works is no faith at all.

Let me give you a helpful illustration that I thought of while walking this morning. Let's say I hand you $100 and ask you kindly to walk to the hardware store a few blocks away to buy something. You agree. As you are walking you notice that I am following you. So you stop and ask me why I am following you. I reply, “I am just making sure that you do what I asked you to do.” You then reasonably ask, “Well, don't you trust me?” I say, “Yes, of course I trust you, but I just want to make sure that you do what I asked you to do.” You'd probably say something like, “Well then maybe you should go get it yourself at the hardware store!” But I insist, “No, I want you to go get this for me, but I am going to follow you.” So you say, “Well then let's go together!” So I say, “No, I asked you to go, not me, so you can go get it.” But then you turn around and see that I am still following you.

Sound crazy? Ladies and gentleman, that is no more absurd that Billy Graham's plan of salvation!!! No man is truly trusting Christ who foolishly thinks that more is required for salvation than simply believing the Gospel. Billy Graham believed and taught that believing the Gospel is NOT enough to be saved (as I will show you in a moment). The mindset of a truly born-again Christian is that JESUS PAID IT ALL, period! I am going to Heaven because of what Jesus, the Christ, did through the cross to pay for my sins. Jesus' precious blood is why I am saved. That precious blood is sprinkled today on the Mercy Seat in Heaven (Hebrews 9:12, 24; 12:24). The life I live, or don't live, has absolutely NOTHING to do with my salvation. There is nothing to validate, prove, verify or complete concerning my eternal life, which is my eternal security. These blessed doctrines are one and the same!

Here is Billy Graham's Confusing Plan of Salvation (please watch this!)

Here are the heretical words of Billy Graham from his website. This is a false gospel which cannot produce the new birth...

How To Be Sure You're Saved

First, you must recognize your need.

Second, you must understand the cross.

Third, you must count the cost.

He also said, “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost? … So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:28, 33).

Many people come to Christ without first counting the cost. The cost includes repentance, the forsaking of sin, and a continual, daily, open acknowledgment of Christ in your life.

Fourth, you must take a definite step.

One day at Stanford University, a student of a non-Christian faith came to me and said he was convinced that Jesus is the Son of God but said he couldn’t confess Him publicly. He said that back in his own country the cost socially would be too great.

I had to tell him that the Bible says: “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33).

Like the rich young ruler of old, the student went away sad. He had counted the cost and was not able to pay the price of open acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as his Savior.

We ask people to make a public confession of Christ in our meetings because Christ demanded a definite commitment. Christ had reasons for demanding that people openly follow Him. He knew that an unwitnessed vow is no vow at all. Until you have surrendered to Christ by a definite act of your will, you are not a Christian.

SOURCE: How to Be Sure You’re Saved | Decision Magazine | BGEA

Billy goes horribly wrong on step three, when he requires people to “COUNT THE COST” to be saved...

Third, you must count the cost.

He also said, “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost? … So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:28, 33).

Many people come to Christ without first counting the cost. The cost includes repentance, the forsaking of sin, and a continual, daily, open acknowledgment of Christ in your life.

SOURCE: How to Be Sure You’re Saved | Decision Magazine | BGEA

Notice carefully that Luke 14:33 plainly uses the word “disciple.” Mr. Graham fails to differentiate between being an adopted son of God (John 1:12; Romans 8:15), verses becoming a disciple (Romans 12:1). Graham demands that people COUNT THE COST, which is totally unbiblical. Graham requires sinners to PAY THE PRICE, which is totally unbiblical. He demands that people PAY THE PRICE of forsaking sin. He demands that people PAY THE PRICE of continually and daily openly confessing Christ in their life. Judas did this! Judas followed Christ, becoming one of Jesus' very apostles!!! Judas made a vow to follow Christ, but is sadly in Hell forever!!!

If I haven't convinced you yet that Billy Graham is burning in Hell, please consider the following...

We ask people to make a public confession of Christ in our meetings because Christ demanded a definite commitment. Christ had reasons for demanding that people openly follow Him. He knew that an unwitnessed vow is no vow at all. Until you have surrendered to Christ by a definite act of your will, you are not a Christian.

SOURCE: How to Be Sure You’re Saved | Decision Magazine | BGEA

Did Christ really demand a public commitment to have eternal life? No, He did not!

Ladies and gentlemen, I triple-dog dare you to show me anywhere in the Holy Bible where making a commitment is required to be saved. We read in John 12:42-43, “Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” The Bible passage I just quoted to you exposes Billy Graham as a liar, deceiver and false prophet! Many of the chief rulers “BELIEVED ON HIM” (Jesus Christ) and were immediately saved. All they did is “believe” to be saved! They “DID NOT CONFESS HIM,” because they were afraid of rejection by the corrupt self-righteous Pharisees. The Bible says those chief rulers got saved, but loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Clearly, they hadn't surrender to Christ's Lordship yet, and they didn't make a vow, nor did they decide to follow Jesus, they simply and only BELIEVED on Him and were born-again!!!
 

The Simplicity That is in Jesus Christ

My friend, please read the simple and plain words of the Word of God...

John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

Oh listen to me carefully my dear friend, and I am being your friend, examine the preceding Scripture. LOOK AT IT! This is the “SIMPLICITY” that is in Christ. ...

2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”

We are saved by believing. But what about repentance? Repentance is included in believing! No one has ever believed who didn't repent, for repentance is simply a change of mind from wrong thinking to believing the Gospel. Proof of what I say is the fact that the word “repent” is not mentioned even once in the Gospel of John!!! If a person didn't repent (think differently) they wouldn't be willing to believe to be saved. So you don't even have to mention repentance when witnessing to someone, just as John doesn't mention it. And for that matter, neither does John mention “repentance” even once in the Epistles of first, second and third John. Yet, John said the very reason for the Epistle of 1st John was so that professed Christians could “KNOW” they are saved (1st John 5:13). I want you to see dear reader that getting saved is ease, free, permanent and simple!
 

Billy Graham Preaches the Complication That is in Satan

In sharp contrast to the simplicity that is in Christ (which is the Gospel), Billy Graham's plan of salvation is much more difficult, which requires counting the cost and paying a high price. You must, according to Billy, forsake your sins, and that is something which is very hard to do. In fact, it is impossible! Who can forsake their sins? This was Paul's whole point in Romans chapter two. Paul said in Romans 2:13, “For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” That is, if you want to get to Heaven by keeping the law, then you must keep it perfectly. You cannot fail here and there and get it half right. Paul knew that the Jews were trying to merit Heaven. It was their Judaism religion, which was centered around ceremonial laws (e.g., circumcision and the Sabbath Day) and keeping the law. But they were filled with adulterous thoughts, hatred for others, covetous and saturated with sin. Paul tells them that hearing the law doesn't make a man righteous in God's eyes, they must actually obey the law perfectly, and they weren't doing it!

In Romans chapter three, Paul spends the entire chapter detailing how sinful and corrupt the human race is, summarizing his indictment of man in Romans 3:20, “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Paul is now teaching them the true purpose of God's law, which is to give all men the KNOWLEDGE that we are guilty sinners. Like the self-righteous Jews to whom Paul was addressing, Billy Graham completely fails to grasp the purpose of the law, for if he did understand its purpose, he wouldn't require people to forsake their sins to be saved, which effectively is the same as keeping the law. It is clear to me that Billy Graham was blinded by his own greatness (i.e., in man's eyes).

But you say, surely Billy Graham must be in Heaven! A Christian lady recently said to me, that she has heard countless testimonies from people online, who said they were influenced and saved as a direct result of Billy Graham's preaching. May I say, I do not doubt that some people were led to God through Mr. Graham's influence, and at some point heard the Gospel from some other source and got saved. However, they didn't get the Gospel from Billy Graham, as I just evidenced to you. I have received testimonies from people who were drawn to a religious rock concert, or some ecumenical religious group, as their first step toward the light. But then over time they realized that something was wrong and they sought truth elsewhere, eventually finding their way to a good old-fashioned, Bible-believing, New Testament church. So, an unsaved person may feel drawn to a dynamic public figure like Billy Graham or John Hagee; or a fashionable person like Joel Osteen; or a persuasive man like Pat Robertson. But this does NOT necessarily mean these men are true men of God. In fact, all of these men preach a corrupted plan of salvation that includes works.

It is the same case with the modern Bible versions. I have heard some preachers claim that they were saved from a New International Version (NIV). No, you weren't. The truth is that many of the churches that use the modern corrupted seed, also use the incorruptible seed of the King James Bible (1st Peter 1:23), and so the truth is there mingled amongst lies! In such churches, as would be suspected, some people are saved and most others aren't saved. Those pastors will have blood on their hands for all the souls that spend eternity in the Lake of Fire, because they were deceived and misled by Satan's corruptible seed. Satan knows that he cannot completely get rid of the truth, so he does the next best thing, which is to obscure the truth in confusion. Satan publishes hundreds of English Bible versions to confuse everybody. The churches are confused today. People are confused on what it means to repent. They are confused on how to be saved. They are unsure about what God requires of them to be saved and stay saved. We know that once a person is saved, he is permanently saved and nothing else is required. Once a child of God, always a child of God!!!

I triple-dog dare you (and that's a serious dare!) to show me anywhere in the Holy Scriptures where following Christ is required to have eternal life. I triple-dog dare you to show me anywhere in the Word of God where it says to make a “vow” in order to be born-again. What is Billy Graham teaching: commitments, vows, following, surrendering to Christ? These are not the Good News (i.e., Gospel) of Christ's death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection, by which we are saved through faith (1st Corinthians 15:1-6; Romans 1:16). I triple-dog dare you to show me anywhere from the Gospel of John, God's Gospel tract (John 20:31), where it mentions anything about making a vow, following, surrendering, or committing yourself to God to be saved!!! No, rather, we are taught to simply BELIEVE (trust) upon the name of Jesus. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
 

Believers Are Redeemed from the Law, Not Expected to Forsake Sin to Be Saved

There are many false prophets today who are teaching that to be saved, a person must forsake their sinful bad habits. This heresy is commonly termed, “Lordship Salvation.” Folks, that is keeping the law! Billy Graham says:

Many people come to Christ without first counting the cost. The cost includes repentance, the forsaking of sin, and a continual, daily, open acknowledgment of Christ in your life.

SOURCE: How to Be Sure You’re Saved | Decision Magazine | BGEA

That is preservation by perseverance! This is “Calvinism” (i.e., the false teachings of a man named John Calvin, 1509-1964). The tenets of Calvinism are often taught in 5-points. The fifth point is called, “The Perseverance of the Saints.” That is, Calvinism teaches that if a person is really saved, they WILL persevere in holy living and continuous repenting (forsaking) from sins. So if a professed Christian is living in open sin, Calvinists claim they are not saved. Evangelist Paul Washer is a popular Calvinist preacher, a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (a Calvinist institution). And sadly, so also was Billy Graham a Calvinist in his views on salvation, although he may not have been a 5-point Calvinist.[1] Graham clearly believes (from examining his previous quote) that part of the COST to a person to be saved, is to forsake sin and continually acknowledge Christ openly in your life. Folks, that is horrible doctrine! How can a person ever have the 100% assurance of salvation if you have to “continually” do anything?

The 5 Points Of Calvinism Refuted (an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Steven L. Anderson)

Mr. Graham hypocritically says repeatedly that eternal life is a gift, obtained by grace alone through faith, and it sounds great what he says; but then he no sooner gains the crowd's confidence, that he changes direction and starts adding requirements to be saved; such as, an ongoing lifetime effort to confess Christ openly before men, forsaking sinful bad habits the rest of your life, making a public vow to follow Christ for the rest of your life, fully surrendering to Christ's Lordship (i.e., Boss), counting the cost and paying the price of discipleship! None of these things are the Gospel!!! And Billy says you must CONTINUE doing these things to have eternal life!!! That is NOT the Gospel set forth in the King James Bible!!!!!!!

To no surprise, Billy Graham and John MacArthur both attended Bob Jones University, a citadel of apostasy in America today, where the Devil's counterfeit Bible versions are uplifted, sold and sanctioned. It does not come as a surprise to anyone awake to righteousness, that the satanic Alexandrian Bible versions are synonymous with Lordship Salvation. Case in point, take a look at how the Easy-To-Read Version changes and perverts God's simple plan of salvation. What's that, you say you want more? Okay, here you go, more apostasy from Hell that Bob Jones University sanctions, loves and commits spiritual whoredom with! Someone's got to care! Someone's got to stand up for what is right! Someone's got to be on the frontlines fighting for God!!! Here am I Lord, send me!

I greatly encourage you to read one of the best sermons you'll ever find, by Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951), which is titled...

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? (Dr. Harry A. Ironside)

Redeemed From The Law: Galatians 3:13 (MP3 by Dr. Ironside)

Galatians 3:13, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.”

In Galatians 3:1, the apostle Paul called the churchgoers at Galatia “bewitched,” because they were trusting also in the works of the law to be saved. A dangerous religious cult had infiltrated the church at Galatia, teaching the people that “believing” the Gospel wasn't enough to be saved. This is much like the John MacArthur Lordship Salvation cult, which has infiltrated the Bob Jones camp...

Galatians 6:12-14, “As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”

Let me explain the preceding passage. In the Old Testament, God gave His law to men as a perfect standard, telling them to keep it perfectly to be saved. They failed utterly, which God already knew would happen. God had given man the law as a measuring stick, which according to Romans 3:19 was for the purpose of silencing all men from self-righteous boasting, so that we would all become guilty sinners before a holy God. That is, that we will come to realize what God already knows. And then, once we see our self as a guilty sinner, the law brings us to Jesus Christ to be saved by God's grace through faith (Galatians 3:24-26).

Most of the Jews missed the point, still stuck on the idea that if they kept the law perfectly they could enter into the Kingdom of God. Many of the New Testament Jews were proud, particularly the religious cult of the Pharisees, who boasted of their own goodness, trying to keep the law to be saved. So when some born-again Christians came along, teaching a form of salvation apart from keeping the law (which meant that physical circumcision was not necessary), it made the Jewish cult at Galatia look bad. So if the cult could recruit the church at Galatia, it would add prestige to their group, allowing them to glory in the flesh. The apostle Paul wrote the Epistle of Galatians to rebuke, teach and warn the church at Galatia what was going on, because they evidently couldn't see the forest for the trees. Paul said he is only going to glory in the cross of Jesus Christ!!!

One of the greatest evils I see today are compromised Baptist pastors, who support Calvinist churches down the street. The lines of separation are being blurred between Bible-believing Christians are Calvinists. Bob Jones University is a big part of the problem, since they are not separated from Calvinists. The modern Bible versions are all infected with Calvinist doctrine, redefining repentance to mean a changed life to be saved. Satan is laughing at the stupid churches! Is your pastor and church stupid? It is if you use the Alexandrian Bible perversions! And your pastor is a loser if he supports other “sister churches” who use the corrupt Bible versions, even though he himself may not. We are at spiritual war folks! The average pastor is a disgrace and a spiritual criminal!!!

Billy Graham is burning in Hell forever, with his faith plus works false plan of salvation. The religious people in Matthew 7:21-23 were as dedicated to serving the Lord Jesus Christ as can be! They followed Jesus. They confessed Jesus openly in public. They turned away from some of their sins and did “many wonderful works” instead. They made vows to commit their lives to confess, follow and surrender all to God. But Jesus called them “ye that work iniquity” and today they are burning in the fires of Hell for ever and ever with Billy Graham!!! People write to me regularly, asking where they can find a decent pastor. I tell them, Good luck! A man that can lead a church is not a good pastor! A man who can lead a church and PREACHES THE TRUTH is a good pastor!

“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!”
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)


Souls Are Dying!

Precious Christian Testimonies

How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)

“The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)


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