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Rev. Armen Thomassian
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Why I Cannot Join In The Eulogizing of Billy Graham
2/25/2018 (SUN)
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Why I Can't Praise Dr. Graham

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Cheryl GorrianContact via email (4/12/2020)
from U.S.
“ Honest appraisal ”
His life should provide a cautionary tale for all young ministers out there looking to take the world by storm, and make a name for themselves. You are neither more nor less than what God thinks of you. The fame and opinion of this world of empty show are not only irrelevant, but detrimental to a Christian. If a Christian minister has the fame of this world, he probably is riding fences he ought not to ride. I think Billy Graham started out with good intentions. He may have originally thought that by making certain deals, such as with the Catholic church, the end would justify the means; that he could parlay his fame into a ministry that would get him to reach unreached peoples. Unfortunately, that's not how fame works. You can't play the devil's game, and win it for Christ. The only way to win against the devil, is not to play. What he ended up accomplishing is a staggering number of people who think they have "Get Into Heaven Free" cards because they suffered the embarrassment of walking an aisle once, and thus, they never have to worry about it again. Unfortunately, they were never given to understand that they have to pick up their cross and die daily, and that they are bondservants bought with a heavy price. They need our prayers for a real conversion.

Anonymous Name (9/3/2019)
“ Billy Graham: Rebellious Apostate ”
This sermon shows why Billy Graham was a rebellious apostate. This apostate pastor lead America in rebellion against Yehovah, especially with his appearance on the Crystal Cathedral's Hour of Power on 31 May, 1997. Billy Graham lived up to his reputation as America's Pastor since Mr. Graham partnered with other rebellious apostates across America and around the world. Apostasy in the church is a sign of the coming Antichrist and Billy Graham's apostasy was evidence that America is preparing the world to receive the Antichrist. While this sermon primarily mentions Billy Graham, it is a warning that apostasy is a sign of rebellion against the Righteous Authority of Yehovah and His Anointed Messiah, Yeshua Hamashiach, which is the Name of Jesus Christ in Hebrew.

Anonymous Name (8/29/2019)
“ Billy Graham: America's Apostate Pastor ”
Billy Graham (November 07, 1918 – February 21, 2018) definitely lived up to his reputation as America's Pastor. Mr. Graham promoted and propagated apostasy from America to all around the world. Only an apostate pastor like Billy Graham would seek worldly honors in Satan's Kingdom like being called "The Pastor Of The U.S. Presidents." Not to mention that Billy Graham had the worldly honor of lying in the U.S. Capitol where the United State Congress is based. Of course, Jesus and His Apostles would be at odds with the dignitaries of this world, including the politicians, presidents, popular musicians, congressional legislators, supreme court justices, professional athletes, and even worldly pastors. Billy Graham's apostasy was most evident in that most evangelicals feel at home in this ungodly world, whereas Jesus Christ and His Apostles were persecuted by the unrighteous world. It is worth noting John 15:18-21 in times like these.

JohnE (5/5/2019)
from AZ
“ Great Sermon! ”
Thank you Pastor Thomassian for your straightforward presentation. Of course, we will never know for sure, until we get to Heaven, Dr. Graham's impact on the Gospel presentation. God will use who he will to accomplish His purposes in Salvation. However, Dr. Graham's associations with Liberal theologians and his apparent acceptance of Rome were, of course, problematic. Apparently, he shunned the pleas of Bible-believing fundamentalists in the 60s to abandon his leanings toward befriending liberals. This was his ultimate undoing.

Anonymous Name (1/19/2019)
“ Remembering Luke 6:26 ”
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. (Luke 6:26).

Anonymous Name (12/13/2018)
“ Billy Graham: Promoter of Apostasy ”
This sermon shows why Billy Graham promoted apostasy from the very beginning of his "ministry" all the way to the end of his life. If we examine Billy Graham carefully, we will realize that Billy Graham promoted apostasy, especially apostate liberal denominations, including those affiliated with the World Council of Churches, theological liberalism, and Roman Catholic popery as well. All this means that The Lord will hold Billy Graham responsible on Judgment Day for promoting the aforementioned apostasy like popery and theological liberalism.

gabriel smitContact via email (4/26/2018)
from south africa
“ Great Sermon! ”
very well done! if the world likes you, take heed for it tries to kill Christ

Jennifer Mason (3/17/2018)
from South
“ Great Sermon! ”
God bless you for speaking the truth in love. In some this blessed virtue was not present when they spoke of Mr. Graham and our Lord was not glorified in the least.

Yolanda (3/10/2018)
from AZ
“ Great Facts and No Speculation ”
I love a pastor that cares for sheep by speaking honestly. Pastor Armen, thank you for building your conclusion upon facts.

John Yurich USA (3/8/2018)
from USA
“ Graham Preached The Biblical Gospel ”
Graham preached the Baptist doctrine of salvation, which is the biblical gospel of salvation in every Crusade.

Yolanda (3/8/2018)
from AZ
“ Great Sermon! ”
You are so right. Even though his theme seemed to have been about the prodigal son, and not the glorified Christ, he made clear that forgiveness from God would be granted to anyone turning to God in repentance. It was also made clear through the singing of “Just As I Am”, that all we can offer God is our sin. We are undone at best. Christ, the Rock was cleft for us. God uses means, strange to us, to gather his sheep. He used, poverty, corn husks, and the rejection of friends to bring the prodigal back to the father.

B. McCausland (3/6/2018)
“ Thank you ”

Bonnie G (3/5/2018)
from San Diego
“ Excellent message ”
I really didn't know that much about Billy Graham before except what I heard on the news. I didn't know what the controversy among Christians about him was. This message was very helpful. Thank you for all the research you did. And thank you for your goal of defending the truth

nancyContact via email (3/5/2018)
from southeast USA
“ Thoughtful Sermon ”
This is an excellent sermon. Pastor Thomassian acknowledges the unassailable godly conduct of Billy Graham, both in his family life and finances. But the pastor painstakingly explains how grievous an error it is to join hands with Rome, which Mr. Graham certainly did. Also he quotes Mr. Graham asserting in an interview that some people who have never heard the name of Christ will be in heaven, contradicting Romans CH 10. It took courage to preach this sermon given the iconic status of Mr. Graham.

Becky SchmittContact via email (3/4/2018)
from New Mexico
“ Important Sermon! ”
B Graham was an important early instrument for the ushering in of the final antichrist system, which is now upon us. He had early leanings to ecumenism which R Hearst, used by Satan, picked up on. The pulpits are now full of men (& women!) preaching blatant new age principles. Even though it is distasteful, it has become MANDATORY to warn, just as Paul did. Thank you for this!

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  Rev. Armen Thomassian
Born in Scotland and raised in Northern Ireland, Rev. Armen Thomassian currently serves as the Senior Minister of Faith Free Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC, and teaches Old Testament Theology at Geneva Reformed Seminary. Prior to receiving his theological training at the...

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