Billy Graham: An American Icon
Uniquely American, the king without successor.
There will never be another Graham, just as there has never been another Elvis.
The cultural and societal environment they were part of no longer exists, the ground that produced them forever to lie fallow.
There will always be pretenders to the throne, but all have the comparable gravitas that a Paul Anka had to Presley.
Nice song… now go away, little boy.
I was never a fan of Graham, even in a religious culture that produces fans of clergymen.
I had theological and methodological differences with him and I may never forgive him for siring Franklin.
Despite any of those issues, there was much I admired and respected about Billy Graham.
He was a faithful husband, father, and grandfather.
He was a pioneer of using all the media at his disposal.
He never seemed to be in it for the money.
Above all else, that man loved Jesus.
Jesus, as is his habit, loved Billy first.
I have no doubt that he is enjoying the presence of the Savior.
If you don’t think so, you’re an idiot and probably wouldn’t know Jesus if He personally handed you His business card.
If you think that perhaps Billy is roasting in hell for being “ecumenical” you may think you are saved by pristine doctrine instead of a living Lord.
That means (according to pristine doctrine) that you are going to split hell wide open.
You should have listened to Billy preach the gospel…it’s not too late.