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  •  Actually, Graham became inclusivist... (4+ / 0-)

    ...in his later years. Consider this quote, from a 1997 interview with Robert Schuller (emphasis added):

    "And that's what God is doing today, He's calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they've been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don't have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they're going to be with us in heaven."
    Some evangelical Christians are still trying to handwave away Graham's statements on the question (this quote was only one instance of inclusivism in Graham's thinking), but I think the argument is clear that he saw alternative paths to salvation.

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 09:41:17 AM PDT

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    •  I believe his own children are some of the ones (4+ / 0-)
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      still trying to handwave away his statements.

      In our criminal justice system, a Republican is presumed innocent until the 2nd Coming. - Gooserock

      by ExpatGirl on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 09:54:05 AM PDT

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    •  That's what Paul said (2+ / 0-)
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      Romans 2

      13 For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

      14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

      15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 03:40:21 PM PDT

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