The responses to the news of Billy Graham’s death have been varied, as one might have expected. They stretch from the kind:
“Thank you Billy.
See you on the other side,
To the septic, as in that of the Teen vogue columnist Lauren Duca:
“The big news today is that Billy Graham was still alive this whole time. Anyway, have fun in hell, bitch.”
Archbishop Cranmer, (aka Adrian Hilton) penned a brief but admiring note in which he concentrated on what he perceived as the shift in Graham’s soteriology, and an implicit interrogation of his role as an evangelist.
“I used to believe that pagans in far countries were lost if they did not have the gospel of Christ preached to them,” (Dr Graham) said in a 1978 interview with McCall’s magazine. “I no longer believe that,” he added, calmly and assuredly. Continue reading “A study in the contrast between Political and Pneumatic Christianity in the light of the life and death of Billy Graham.”