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Billy Graham Largest Evangelist

Don't most agree that the Rev. Billy Graham has probably won the most souls for Christ since the beginning of time? I know he's responsible for my own salvation as a child. The gospel has almost been delivered to every part of the world.

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There's no question that Billy Graham has been doing holy work all his life, but God wants us to now to see HIS grace, not the evangelists. God is pouring out HIS spirit...He is a jealous God (we ALL must decrease that He may increase).

As we focus more on listening (HEAR His voice, John 10:27), we will learn a clear distinction between right and wrong so that the change from right to wrong/evil is clear and abrupt (with no middle ground, "no variation or shadow due to change" James 4:5).
---greg on 3/24/08


Jesus did not come to bring us "peace" of mind so that we could continue doing whatever we want regardless of it's merit, He came to create a division in our mind (Romans 12:2) between right and wrong/evil, (Luke 12:51) so that our conscience can be purified also (Hebrews 9:14). Then we can have the PRESENT heaven in our hearts and mind by also having the "rivers of living water", John 7:38 that flowed from Christ's side at the cross.
---greg on 3/24/08


I'm sorry things didn't work out right, but Billy Graham's true attitudes started showing with secret tapes in the White House about 30 years ago (yes, he got involved with politics, his downfall), but now The Lord's spirit is taking over (Halleluliah!). So, you can't count it all bad. The Lord is taking televangelists all over the place (Praise Jesus, His spirit has come "in the last days").
---greg on 3/24/08


Everyone's aware that the first step is accept Jesus as Savior (Luke 3:6). All flesh have salvation AVAILABLE to them, there also "BETTER things" that belong to salvation (Hebrews 6:9). All works are blessed, but serve only the "SAINTS" (brethren in Christ). God is not needy. God says "in the last days", He will pour out His SPIRIT". We should "WALK IN THE SPIRIT", Galatians 5:16 and 25) and LIVE BY the "sword of the SPIRIT" Ephesians 6:17).
---greg on 3/24/08


We read "the WORD OF TRUTH" 2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 1:13, John 14:6, the introductory doctrine of Christ (Hebrews 6:1). God wants to have a personal relationship with us, His spirit yearns jealously over His new creation, James 4:5. Man's doctrine of "SELF abasement"/self abaTement/abandonment, Colossians 2:18 has prevented Him from having a personal relationship with us so that God may be "everything" to you, 1 Corinthians 15:28.
---greg on 3/24/08




He said a Prayer & a Blessing over me in 1980, Oki Japan!
It saddens me to hear these things, He was such a warrior for Christ when i was a LittleBoy.
Goodness Father, the Falling away from Sound Doctrine is truely Starting, EVEN the Mighty men of God are forgetting they are Blood Bought & their is only one Blood that covers Sin and ONLY one person strips we are healed by, JESUS!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/24/08


1. Perhaps the reason why Billy Graham does not preach anti-Catholicism is because he is called to preach the gospel and that only. All who go to hear him will hear the word of God preached. We are regularly told on this website that it is the Holy Spirit who calls people to salvation, not a man. That being so, He can do that for Catholics without prompting B.G. to preach any anti-Catholicism. Preaching anti-Catholicism would probably result in no Catholics being allowed to hear him preach
---RitaH on 3/24/08


2. My guess is that not every Catholic comes away from his meetings 'still in error'. Billy Graham preaches the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ. He never, (to my knowledge) mentions planting a seed, getting wealthy and never suggests that converts should leave one church for another. He leaves that decision to the individual after prayerful consideration and gives encouragement to clergy in each area to follow up the individual - which is how it should be.
---RitaH on 3/24/08


Alan of UK, Billy Graham should have used his position to enlighten Christians who are in the Catholic Church. He should have explained the errors of Catholicism. A pity he did not have the courage or the knowledge or whatever. Just a hint would be enough. But he did not wish to offend people and so they went to his campaigns and came out still in error.
---frances008 on 3/23/08


Yes, Billy Graham has helped to do this (remember, God's the One in charge), but never forget that Billy Graham is just a man and messes up, too. He was on Larry King Live recently and said (on national television no less) that he's no longer sure he believes that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. This goes directly against everything the Bible teaches.
---Heather on 3/23/08




Yes I agree Billy Graham Is a awesome man filled with the love of God and the compassion of Christ! I went to a meeting of his at the Oakland Coluseum and I will never forget the experience. It was so Poweful.
---angea7453 on 7/16/07


I agree with Alan. Billy Graham's crusades are very carefully planned and prayed for. Counsellors are recruited in large numbers, usually from the churches in the areas where crusades are held. They are sometimes in the crowd and come down as soon as an appeal is made and sometimes they are elsewhere and begin to appear from a different direction from those who desire counselling. 'Plants' are not Billy Graham's way of doing things. There would no point in an appeal if there were no counsellors waiting.
---m.p.a. on 11/26/06


My mom and dad went forward she was a Jew he was a Mennonite so thru them I became saved later. I later went forward at a crusade and then helped out later at 2 different meetings. They are above board most are there in prayer, all languages,colors, backgrounds on common ground salvation for their city.
---Jeanne on 11/26/06


R.W. You accuse Billy Graham of using "plants" to come forward.
They were not plants, they were counsellors, to meet and talk with those who had been led to come forward.
I know, I was one of those who went forward 51 years ago.
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/24/06


he said in an interview w/ newsweek that, with regards to other religions, he CANNOT speculate as to whether or not they will be in heaven. Mr. grahams ecumenical ideals are nothing more than age old universalism-that all roads lead to heaven. called catholics his brothers. they also had plants in the crowd to come down front . beware of billy graham
---r.w. on 11/24/06


Betty ... and others ... How has Billy Graham led people astray?
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/1/06


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Betty, in what way has Billy Graham lead people astray?
---emg on 11/1/06


Betty, So what does it taketo be saved?
---jason on 11/1/06


No, I do not agree. There are other evangelist that have won many souls legitimately to Christ, for it is not the numbers which God cares about, but the sincerety and the endurance of the committments made for Jesus.
---Eloy on 11/1/06


Billy Graham is a good man But he does not preach the truth he is sincer But acording to the word of God he has not taught what the bible says it takes to be saved Yes he has drawed million's to his meeting but he ha lead them astray not willingly but he did
---Betty on 11/1/06


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Thank you Jason,

However concerning I John 1:9 ,It is an epistle it is written to believers.

The bible is written primarily for believers.

The believing, the asking for and receiving forgiveness are fairly close to simultanious events. It's all part of the salvation gift set. You believe, you want to be forgiven, it's granted through Jesus. You don't have to do good works - but you want to do them like you want to be blemish free all for the glory of God.
---grace3869 on 10/31/06


I believe the moment they believe the Word by faith and step out of the pew they are believers. At this point they go forward and start asking God to forgive them....


I'm not sure. I think the moment someone believes they know they need forgiveness and ask for it. I think it all comes one right on top of each other. Once you believe you desperately want God's forgiveness and you immediately receive it.
---grace3869 on 10/31/06


Grace, Thank you for your spirit! However concerning I John 1:9 , Who wrote it? John. To whom? Believers. It is an epistle it is written to believers. Do believers need to be saved? No they are already saved but they still have flesh. Look at what He says. "If WE (John, a believer, included himself) confess OUR sins." John isn't trying to lead himself & believers to be saved. He is saying, now that youre a believer, you''ll still sin. You need to confess them to your Father. cont>>
---Jason on 10/30/06


Grace 2, When we add to the simplicity of salvation we add works. Question, If someone's in the pew and is convicted by the Spirit they need salvation, at what point do they become saved? I believe the moment they believe the Word by faith and step out of the pew they are believers. At this point they go forward and start asking God to forgive them. I believe this asking of forgiveness is their first act as a Christian. One must be indwelt by God to understand their sins in fullness. I hope this helps.
---jason on 10/30/06


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Grace, if you're going to heaven for eternity, are you not planning on coming back to earth for the Millenium Reign of Christ. Heaven will be a lonely place all by yourself

Does that mean I get the mansion and the swimming pool all to myself? To be honest I haven't given any thought to what happens after I get to heaven - I assume I will do whavever God wants me to do and be a lot better at it than I am here on earth.
---grace3869 on 10/30/06


If we confess our sins, he is faithul and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9

So Jason what you are saying is that repenting means changing your ways as opposed to confessing your sins which is telling Jesus about them and asking for forgiveness?

I can see your point about repenting and even like it. But I do think salvation includes confessing or knowing that Jesus forgives our sins. Otherwise he died for nothing.
---grace3869 on 10/30/06


Grace, if you're going to heaven for eternity, are you not planning on coming back to earth for the Millenium Reign of Christ. Heaven will be a lonely place all by yourself.
I never said I don't believe in a literal heaven. There is a Holy City that we call heaven but it's not for us until after the millenium. Where do we go now? To the throne room of God.
---jason on 10/30/06


Grace, sorry for any confusion. My point is that repentance doesn't mean to be sorry for your sins. God has never sinned but he has repented. Repentance: to change one's mind. Found in the dictionaries of old including the 1621 copies. God changed his mind. This doesn't mean he sinned and was sorry for it. CONT>>>
---jason on 10/30/06


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Grace, 2 Repentance means the same in the N.T. "to change one's mind" Man will never be able to turn from his sins copletely. Even after salvation, we sin. If you say that repentance is necessary for salvation, "Repent and be Baptized" look at it biblically. Change your mind and be baptized, repent of what? Who God is. You must BELIEVE upon him. BELIEVE that Jesus is God, Believe that you are a sinner, believe that he died for you. The key word throughout scripture is BELIEVE. Cnt>
---jason on 10/30/06


Grace, 3 This is why I asked if you believed someone could be led to Christ using the book of John. You answered yes. Repenting of sin is never mentioned in the book of John. Therefore, how can it be a requirement as you say for salvation. John says Believe. In Acts, the Phillipian Jailor never repented of sin, He asked "what must I do to be saved" the answer? "Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ"
Believe is the key. Cont<<<
---jason on 10/30/06


Grace, in conclusion, Repenting, as given in the epistles is an action or work for the Believers whom are already saved.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted (lit. turn AGAIN), that your sins may be blotted out (not remembered at the Judgement seat), when the times of refreshing (Lit. Christs coming to reign) shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Who is Peter talking to? Verse 17 says The BRETHREN.
---jason on 10/30/06


Jason - Do you "assume" that the Kingdom of Heaven is Heaven "eternity", or do you have biblical proof?
Please, I'm interested in what God says.

Well if you are interesred in what God says read the bible. I don't mean to be flippant (much) but I don't think I can speak for God.

What I think is that Heaven is a place and when we get there - we should be able to stay for eternity.
---grace3869 on 10/29/06


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Jason - Grace, #2 Again I ask Can A person be led to the Lord from the Book of John?

I think you can be led to the Lord by reading the bible and that includes reading the Gospel of John. Because you can read what is written and hunger for God's righteousness. So yes, I believe reading the Gospel of John (and the bible) can lead a person to Christ. No reading the bible doesn't give you salvation - but it can lead you to Jesus who can give it to you.
---Grace3869 on 10/29/06


Jason -Grace, #1: No I'm not a Hyper Calvinist. One must believe upon Christ to be saved. But you still didn't answer my question. Did God repent or not? If so, does it meet your definition?

What is a Calvinist? I can't answer your question because I don't understand it. Does God repent for his sins? As far as I know he hasn't made any. I'm not trying to avoid it. I just don't understand it.
---grace3869 on 10/29/06


Grace, #1: No I'm not a Hyper Calvinist. One must believe upon Christ to be saved. But you still didn't answer my question. Did God repent or not? If so, does it meet your definition? Please answer the questions. cont.
---jason on 10/28/06


Grace, #2 Again I ask Can A person be led to the Lord from the Book of John?

Please answer the question given. You just walked arooouned it earlier.
---jason on 10/28/06


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Grace, Do you "assume" that the Kingdom of Heaven is Heaven "eternity", or do you have biblical proof?
Please, I'm interested in what God says.
---jason on 10/28/06


Grace, If to repent means to be sorry for your sins then one would have to say tha God Himself is a sinner. God repented many times int he old testament. Gen. 6:6, Ex. 32:12, and so on.

Jason, I'm not understanding your point. You asked me what to repent meant. Are you telling me we are not suppose to be sorry we sinned? I'd of said asked for forgiveness of our sins - but I suspect you'd say we don't have to cause Jesus already forgave us.
---grace3869 on 10/27/06


Jason - Can A person be led to the Lord from the Book of John?

Also, What I said its that the Kingdom of Heaven is the same as the Kingdom of God which isn't heaven but is the Kingdom here on Earth, the Millenium Reign.
---Jason

I would assume God rules Heaven so it would be part of his Kingdom.

Your question was why do I believe Jesus is in our hearts and to provide scripture for that and I did. That's why I meantion the scripture in John.
---grace3869 on 10/27/06


Grace, If to repent means to be sorry for your sins then one would have to say tha God Himself is a sinner. God repented many times int he old testament. Gen. 6:6, Ex. 32:12, I Sam 15:35, 2 Sam 24:16, Jer. 26:19, Amos 7:3 7:6, and so on.
---jason on 10/26/06


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Grace, Can A person be led to the Lord from the Book of John?

Also, I didn't say there was no Heaven. Thank God there is! What I said its that the Kingdom of Heaven is the same as the Kingdom of God which isn't heaven but is the Kingdom here on Earth, the Millenium Reign.
---Jason on 10/26/06


Grace, the Kingdom of Heaven isn't heaven

How can their not be a heaven? If there isn't a heaven - then these blogs are moot.
---grace3869 on 10/26/06


Grace, what do you believe "repent" means?

Repent - is to confess your sins to Jesus and to be sincerely sorry for them and to try to sin no more.

I say try - because we all sin and fall short of the glory of God.
---grace3868 on 10/26/06


Grace, Please refer scripture to stand your claim that Jesus is the Part of the trinity in the hearts of believers.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strenthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith. Eph 3:17

and John 17:20-26 One of my most favorite scripture passages. Isn't it great that Jesus prayed for us even then? How cool is that?
---grace3869 on 10/26/06


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Also, since we don't know for sure if we are believers or not according to your statements, how do we know for sure that we indeed have 2 or 3 gathered in His name?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:1

(For we walk by faith, not by sight) 2 Cor 5:7

You act on what you believe to be true - God knows what is true. Trust in him.
---grace3869 on 10/26/06


EJ ... Billy Graham would say that he has won NO souls for Christ.
Absolutely NIL ZERO ZILCH
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/26/06


Grace, the Kingdom of Heaven isn't heaven. Literally it is the reign of the heavens and is the same as the Kingdom of God which we all know to be the 1,000 year reign of Christ, not eternity. You may have eternal life but be dismissed from reigning in the Kingdom because you never grew to know the Lord.
---Jason on 10/26/06


Grace, what do you believe "repent" means?
---Jason on 10/26/06


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Grace, Please refer scripture to stand your claim that Jesus is the Part of the trinity in the hearts of believers. Also, since we don't know for sure if we are believers or not according to your statements, how do we know for sure that we indeed have 2 or 3 gathered in His name?
---jason on 10/26/06


Part One of Jason's Questions.
1. What must man do to recieve ETERNAL LIFE?
To receive eternal life - you must repent and believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior and only through Him do you get to the Father
2. Where is Christ today? Christ is in the heart of believers and wherever 2 or more are gathered in his name.
---grace3869 on 10/25/06


Part two of Jason's Questions

3. What ia the purpose of the Holy Ghost on Earth today? To guide, instruct and comfort, etc.

4. Can a person be saved and know it? Matthew 7:21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven

In otherwords some people will believe they are going to heaven only to find out that it is not so.

The ultimate judge and decision maker is Jesus.
---grace3869 on 10/25/06


The pope himself cannot be sure of his salvation. By the very teachings of the RCC he must necessarily go to Purgatory. What an outrageous unbiblical teaching!!
---mima on 10/25/06


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Grace8369 - I have a family member who has kissed the pope's ring - yes, that is something else that is done in the RCC. Leading a person to a church is not leading them to Christ. When a person is led to Christ, it really is to Christ, not a church. Jesus does not work through religion. Jesus works in and through those who believe that He died on the Cross for their sins and rose from the dead.
---Helen_5378 on 10/25/06


Grace, you say your RCC is Crhristian. Please explain.
1. What must man do to recieve ETERNAL LIFE?
2. Where is Christ today?
3. What ia the purpose of the Holy Ghost on Earth today?
4. Can a person be saved and know it?

Thank you for your answers.
---jason on 10/25/06


Helen, simply put you are wrong. Unless you've had a personal audience with the Pope you have no idea whether or not he's lead anyone to Christ. Since the Catholic church is a Christian church and even you have said he's lead people to the Catholic Church then he has lead people to Christ.

Granted you don't believe the Catholic Church is Christian but there again you are wrong. And no we don't have to discuss that. I know your opinion I just don't agree with it.
---grace3869 on 10/24/06


winning the most soul 4 Christ is not the point It's are they preaching truth? Being popular doesnt mean they have God's approval to heaven. B/Graham has preached the 7th day is the Sabbath and he also said "Are we keeping the true Sabbath? He said "No were not but it's okay to worship on Sunday as long as we come to worship God one day a week" I ask you, is that biblical? I rather stay with the bible thank you. B/Graham is the only preacher who publicly admits hes wrong I respect him.
---mmadm on 10/24/06


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Grace8369 - With all respect, the pope has never led a single soul to Christ. The pope's purpose is to get as many as he can into the roman catholic church. A true born-again Christian would have nothing to do with anything the pope says, because he is not Biblical at all. :)
---Helen_5378 on 10/24/06


Pope John Paul II was a very respected man. Holy and submissive to God. He respected Billy Graham as I'm sure Billy Graham respected him. I'm sure the pope by his example and his message lead many people to Christ. People convert to Catholicism all the time. Tjere are at least 10-15 in my church right now going through the program.
---grace3869 on 10/22/06


The pope has never won a soul to Christ in his life, whatever pope it is. The RCC is totally focussed on winning souls to the RCC itself, not Jesus. Matthew 23:13 says "...For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither
go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in". That is because all RCC members, pope included, do not know where they are going when they die.
---Helen_5378 on 10/22/06


i'll knock the rc's and the pope. the pope is antichrist-pjII said his salvation was in mary. and b. graham was/is an ecumenical who said catholics are his brothers. he may have been a mason, cause he said he's not even sure if he is saved. many commitments he had, but few converts. big difference. benny hinn is a false teacher too-said we're all little messiahs walking on earth.
---r.w. on 10/21/06


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if BGraham, EGW or Bill Bong are good preachers dont ever forget that it was not of their own doing...it is not a race to get the most saved..many out of those who come forward has fallen out already cos noone did a follow up on them..we need to pray for all preachers and for all who came forward...lets all be one in Christ..
---jana on 8/21/06


Whoever wins souls for Christ, it is between God & him/her. The way/method is the wisdom that God has imparted on one to use to win souls for Him. God deals with individual differently.

It will stir discrimination when one starts comparing who wins more souls than the other. This is not a competition or a sales target of any product. It is clearly between you and God.
---t3 on 7/12/05


t3 I know what Billy Graham and many preachers have done in their lives to help people come to the knowledge that they are sinners needing to be saved. Can you explain what you think the Pope has done to bring about the same result? No I'm not knocking R.C.s I'm just curious.
---Paul_James on 7/11/05


ALL servants of God e.g. Rev. Billy Graham, Benny Hinn and many other more, including the Pope win souls for Christ.
---t3 on 7/11/05


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I must make this statement Dr Graham is a servant of GOD.HE gives ALL the glory to GOD, and takes no credit to anything,other than being a servant.
It is us that make him godlike we see results and say wow what power,as though a mere man can save souls or heal people. GOD does the saving, NOT MANS WORD. God s word
---willow on 7/10/05


Pt 1
Just a reminder to be careful what you say about any servant of God. If you are using the news media to base your opinion, you are likely listening to a worldly report. The world will never glorify God or His servant.

The Bible says - "Leave these men alone! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men, you will only find yourselves fighting against God." (Acts 5:38,39)
---DoryLory on 7/10/05


Pt 2
As far as handkerchiefs go, check out Acts 19:12,13 - "God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them." -- It seems that God came up with the idea, not Benny Hinn or any other minister.
---DoryLory on 7/10/05


Pt 3
God says - "Do not touch my anointed ones ... " (Psalm 105:15)
Jesus said - "Do not stop him ... for whoever is not against us is for us." (Mark 9:38-41)
Paul said - "Who are you to judge someone else's servant?" (Romans 14:4)

If you have problem with a minister of the gospel, then pray for him. We need to remember that God's ways are not always our ways.
---DoryLory on 7/10/05


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William: I understand what you are saying HOWEVER, if Graham had not obeyed the Lord and used his gift of evangelism and been receptive to the God given vision to reach the world, then I am not sure how many people would have come to Christ in the past 70 years.
---Madison on 7/9/05


William Bateman, We are commanded to give honor where honor is due, and we thank God that he has given such power to men. So it is more then necessary to thank the preacher for saving a soul. Thus i credit the preacher 100%, and i also credit God 100% for sending him. Please read Romans 10:14-18. "Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will hide a multitude of sins." James 5:20.
---Eloy on 7/9/05


No. I don't think that Billy G. is the greatest evangelist of all time. That distinction would probably go to Jesus - followed by Paul and the other apostles, then many of the great protestant reformers. Remember, it is the Holy Spirit - not the man - that convicts of sin unto repentance.
---Jerry on 7/9/05


NO MAN, whether it be Adam, Spurgeon, Graham or anyone else is responsible for even ONE person being "won to Christ!" That job belongs to God Himself; the Holy Spirit. All the rest of us are simply laborers in the Master's fields; some planting, some watering but only THE HOLY SPIRIT giving the increase! To give ANY MAN credit for one's coming to Jesus Christ; leaves great occasion to pride and other sinful acts that takes the focus off of God and places it on the shoulders of mere men.
---William_Bateman on 7/9/05


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In Benny's defence, I have seen A LOT of 'preachers' ask for money for a 'prayer cloth.' Bob Tilton is one who did it all the time. I don't think that Benny Hinn has ever done that to my knowledge.
---NVBarbara on 7/9/05


Isnt Benny Hinn that guy who tells people to send money and he will send you a "magic cloth" and you will be healed if you do this.I have no respect for him. Or anybody that manipulates people like that.
luv,
sue
---sue on 7/9/05


Madison, yes Benny Hinn, it is a good thing that the Lord uses him to heal alot of people.
---Eloy on 7/9/05


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