understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will
The Voice Of Billy Graham, Or The Voice of Jesus?
by disciples of Jesus of Nazareth
all Gospel verses quoted from the Faithful New Testament translation or
( all Gospel verses quoted from the Faithful New Testament translation orFNT
The voice of Jesus is a powerful thing. We are to hear his voice. We are to know his voice. How is one to do such a thing when there are so many out in the world today preaching their version of the Truth? How are we to separate these false testimonies of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from the Truth of our Lord? The task seems insurmountable. Yet, is it?
Truth of the matter is that it is very simple, yet due to the love of
life in this world, it is quite hard to many. If we listen to
Jesus, we learn there is only one thing we must do in order to hear the
Truth. We must hear Jesus when he says, “Hear MY
3 The gatekeeper opens [the gate] to this [one], and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls1 his own sheep by name, and he leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5 They will not follow [the voice belonging] to [a] stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.
14 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, 15 just as the father knows me, and I know the father, and I lay down my psyche-life6 in behalf of the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this sheep-pen, and I must lead [these], and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd.
37 Pilate therefore said to him: So are you [a] king? Jesus answered: You say that I am king. I am born for this and am come into the world for this, in order that I witness to the truth. All those being from the truth hear my voice.
The Voice of Billy Graham???
This paper deals with one of many men in today’s world who gives false testimony against our Lord. Let us compare the voice of Billy Graham to the voice of Jesus of Nazareth.
This evangelist, who has spent his life and energies preaching a flawed salvation doctrine founded on believing something about Jesus, has never yet realized what it means to actually believe Jesus.
"Why did God forsake Jesus?"
Matthew Henry's Commentary
God had forsaken Jesus because Jesus, on the cross, became sin!
It seems the perfect explanation, and is clearly biblical, being based on the doctrine of Paul as expressed in II Corinthians 5:
 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
This powerful doctrine stands as the foundation of the Christian religion. It rests on a belief that Jesus, on the cross, was a sacrificial offering for the sins of all humanity. What great love! What great love that Jesus would subject himself to such horror for our sakes! What great love that God would give his Son thus to suffer for us!
The Lie Unmasked
Attractive as it
is, this explanation for why God forsook Jesus on the cross cannot
stand. First, it rests on the false doctrine of Paul according to which
Jesus was a sacrifice for our sins. Second, it ignores the
great and infinite mercy of the Father. Third, it perverts a
true conception of the justice of God. Fourth, it limits the
love of God. Fifth, it ignores the fact that Jesus explained
his crucifixion contrary to this.
Knowing that God
does not desire sacrifice, Jesus would never have made himself such.
No, to comprehend what was transpiring there one must listen to Jesus
explanation of the event, which I have posted at the Great Principle
That the crucifixion was an exemplary rather than a substitutionary act he confirmed when he stated for all the ages to hear:
34 And calling upon the crowd with his disciples he said to them: If anyone would come after me, let him renounce4 himself and take up his cross, and be following me.
now see? He died ahead of us, not instead of us.
His death was exemplary, not substitutionary. Had
Jesus saved his life, he would have lost eternal life as surely as
would any other person.
Which Voice Do You Hear?
are further links to false testimony from Billy Graham vs.
true testimony from Jesus of
Longer articles where Billy Graham is noted:
You can also visit The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at BGEA and download his views on almost any subject. His search box will help you to find his views on specific topics.
Again we ask…Which voice do you hear?
Let us choose the voice of Jesus:
24 Truly truly I say to you that the [one] hearing my word and believing the [one] having sent me has eternal zoe-life9 , and does not come into judgment, but is moved out of death into zoe-life9. 25 Truly truly I say to you that [the] hour comes and now is when the dead will hear the cry of the son of God and those having heard will zoe-live. 26 For as the father has zoe-life9 in himself, likewise also to the son he has given zoe-life9 to be having in himself. 27 And he gave him authority to be doing judgment, because he is [a] son of man.
28 Be not marveling at this, that [the] hour comes in which all those in the graves will hear his voice, 29 and those having done good will come out to [the] resurrection of zoe-life9, [but] those having done [as a practice] worthless10 [things] will come out to [the] resurrection of judgment. 30 For I am not able to be doing anything from myself; just as I hear do I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the [one] having sent me.
31 If I witness concerning myself, my witness is not true. 32 Another is witness concerning me, and I know that the witness is true that he witnessed concerning me. 33 You sent to John, and he has witnessed to the truth; 34 but I do not receive witness by man, but I say these [things] that you be saved. 35 That [one] was the burning and shining lamp and you wanted to rejoice for [hour] in his light.
36 But I have [a] witness greater than John; for the works that the father has given me in order that I complete11 them, these works themselves which I do witness concerning me that the father has sent me. 37 And the father having sent me, that [one] has witnessed concerning me. Neither his voice have you ever heard nor his visible-form have you ever seen, 38 and his word you do not have abiding in you, because he whom that [one] has sent, in this [one] do you not believe. 39 You search the scriptures, because you suppose in them to be having eternal zoe-life9, and these are those witnessing concerning me. 40 And you do not want to come to me in order that you have zoe-life9. 41 I do not receive glory from men, 42 but I have known you that you do not have the agape-love of God in yourselves. 43 I am come in the name of my father, and you do not receive me; if another come in his own name, that [one] you will receive. 44 How are you able to believe, receiving glory from each other, and the glory of the only God12 you do not seek?
45 Be not supposing that I will accuse you to the father, the [one] accusing you is Moses, in whom you have hoped. 46 For if you were believing Moses, you would have believed me; for concerning me did that [one] write. 47 But if you do not believe the writings of that [one], how will you believe in my words?
1 Truly truly I say to you, the [one] not coming in through the gate into the sheep-pen but coming up from elsewhere, that [one] is [a] thief and [a] robber. 2 But the [one] coming in through the gate is [the] shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens [the gate] to this [one], and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls1 his own sheep by name, and he leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5 They will not follow [the voice belonging] to [a] stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers. 6 Jesus told them this parable; but these [ones] did not know what it was that he was speaking to them.
7 So Jesus said again, Truly truly I say to you that I am the gate of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers. But the sheep have not heard them. 9 I am the gate. If anyone enter through me, he will be saved, and he will come in and will go out and will find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except in order that he steal and slaughter2 and destroy3 ; I came in order that they have zoe-life4 and have [it] exceedingly.5
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd appoints his psyche-life6 in behalf of the sheep. 12 But the hired-hand also not being shepherd, of whom the sheep are not his own, he sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees—and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]— 13 [he flees] because he is [a] hired-hand and the sheep are not [a] concern to him.
14 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, 15 just as the father knows me, and I know the father, and I lay down my psyche-life6 in behalf of the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this sheep-pen, and I must lead [these], and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. 17 Because of this the father agape-loves me, because I lay down my psyche-life6, in order that I again receive it. 18 No one takes it from me, but I dedicate it myself. I have authority to dedicate it, and I have authority to again receive it; this commandment I received from my father.
19 [A] division again came to pass among the Jews because of these words. 20 And many among them were saying, He has [a] demon and is insane; why do you hear him? 21 Others were saying, These words are not [those] of [one] demon-possessed. Is [a] demon able to open [the] eyes of [the] blind7 ?
The Festival of Dedication then came to pass in
27 Now my psyche-life9 is troubled, and what should I say? Father, save me from this hour? But because of this I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name. [a] voice therefore came from heaven: I have glorified [it] and will again glorify [it]. 29 The crowd therefore having stood and having heard were saying: Thunder came to pass, others were saying: [An] angel has spoken to him. 30 Jesus answered and said: This voice did not come to pass because of me but because [of you]. 31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now will the ruler of this world be thrown out.
33 Pilate therefore went in again into the Praetorium and called Jesus and said to him: Are you the king of the Jews? 34 Jesus answered: Do you say this from yourself or did others tell you concerning me? 35 Pilate answered: Am I [a] Jew? Your nation and chief-priests have delivered you up to me. What did you do?
36 Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my officers would have fought in order that I not be delivered up to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here. 37 Pilate therefore said to him: So are you [a] king? Jesus answered: You say that I am king. I am born for this and am come into the world for this, in order that I witness to the truth. All those being from the truth hear my voice. 38 Pilate says to him: What is truth?
May You Hear His Voice and no other!
His Peace to you.