Last updated on November 2nd, 2019
First and foremost, prayers of comfort and healing to all those mourning the death of Billy Graham. I know Billy Graham’s sermons created a special connection with millions of people around the world. Today they’re all feeling the pain of his loss right now. With all that said, I know you’re wondering why I asked the question, “Did Billy Graham Sermon’s cost millions of souls salvation?”
On the one hand, Billy Graham’s sermons lifted the story of Christ to millions of people that lived on this earth through his TV specials and preaching all over the world to stadiums full of people. The experience he gave to his audience whenever he preached helped to bring much more attention to Christ. That’s to be commended, but there’s a sad dark side to all of this.
While he got people’s attention on Christ, he taught them all the wrong way to get saved. He gave that same false sinner’s prayer salvation teaching that so many still give today. Mr. Graham probably had a large part to do with influencing generations to think that was true and keep teaching that in churches. When you think about it, there’s a chance millions of people never got saved according to what Jesus said, that one has to believe and be baptized (Mark 16:16).
It’s a sobering reality. But we can only hope the people who went on to believe they were saved took the time to really read scripture carefully, and discover that they needed to get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38) before it was too late. For more information on why baptism is necessary for salvation, you can read my baptism posts here and here.
Peace to you all in Christ.