Dr. Billy Graham the well known evangelist is visiting Belfast. He has been invited by those
who profess to be evangelical, and loyal to the Lord Jesus Christ.
One wonders how far these gentlemen know the activities in which Dr. Graham participates,
or how far they are prepared to condone such activities.
Dr. Graham has departed completely from the Reformation viewpoint concerning the
Church of Rome. He looks upon that church as a Christian church, and when Roman Catholics
profess conversion at his campaigns he directs them back to the Roman Catholic Church.
He has called the second Vatican Council the work of the Holy Spirit, and in Pittsburg spoke of his
intention to attend a Roman Catholic Mass, and added, "Many of the people who reach a decision
on Christ at our meetings have joined the Catholic Church, and we have received commendations
from Catholic publications for the revived interest in their church following our campaign."
In his Berlin Congress of Evangelism he opened negotiations with the Roman Catholic Church,
and as a consequence two Roman Catholic priests were present.
In 1967 Dr. Graham received an Honorary Dr.'s degree from the hands of a Roman
Catholic priest at the Roman Catholic Belmont Abbey. On that occasion Dr. Graham
claimed that he preached the same gospel as the Church of Rome. His actual words were,
"Finally the way of salvation has not changed. I know how the ending of the book
will be. The gospel that built this school, and the gospel that brings me here tonight
is still the way of salvation."