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Billy Graham Gives Advice on How to Respond to False Prophets

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  • 2017 Jan 06

The Rev. Billy Graham recently responded to a reader’s question on how to interact with those who promote a false gospel.

A reader submitted this question which Graham responded to on the Answers section of his website:

"A couple came to our door the other day and said they wanted to read the Bible to us. They were very friendly, but later my uncle said we shouldn't have let them in because they belong to a cult. Now they want to come back and talk to us about their beliefs. Should we let them?"

According to Charisma News, Graham told the reader that being cautious and discerning of false prophets is important:

“Although you don't identify the organization or group that this couple represents, you are wise to be cautious—and in this instance, I urge you to heed your uncle's advice. Only a few decades after Jesus' ministry, the Bible warned that ‘many false prophets have gone out into the world’ (1 John 4:1b).”

Graham went on to say that not recognizing the Bible as the Word of God and not recognizing Jesus as the Son of God are red flags.

“Don't be misled, but by a simple prayer of faith turn to Jesus Christ and invite Him to come into your lives today. Then ask Him to guide you to a church where you'll learn from the Bible and grow stronger in your faith,” he concluded.


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Publication date: January 6, 2017