There’s no question that Billy Graham left a legacy – but just what kind of “legacy” are we talking about? Sure, thousands – if not millions – may have walked the aisle and asked Jesus into their hearts in his crusades, but will it matter in the Kingdom?
“I am saved by grace through faith” seems to be the “go to” verse in any discussion involving the subjects of grace and salvation, but are these subjects really understood? Do we realize the depth of what this means, or are we just parroting what we’ve been told by the pulpit masters?
When one reads the Acts 16 account of the encounter between Paul and the girl possessed by a Python spirit (divination), many things get left unsaid and lost in translation. There is so much more to this scenario than meets the eye! Come with me and we’ll take a closer look at this situation.
In the days ahead, our ability to speak the right words will do nothing to disguise the loyalties of our heart. The question is “Who do you serve?”
Like most of the doctrine that we learned growing up, our concept of the salvation process was formulated within a framework that, in my view, cannot really be backed up with Scripture. This framework made it easy for debates such as “once saved always saved vs. losing your salvation” to thrive in and confuse the church. This framework is flawed.