Protestant Leaders Praise the Pope of Rome

Lastly, did you catch what Graham said of himself? "There may be a question about my own, but… I think he's with the Lord, because he believed." Billy Graham, uncertain about his own salvation? This man who has preached to millions the world over, urging them, in true Arminian fashion, to "decide for Christ" – this man is not even sure of his own salvation? That statement speaks volumes about this "Protestant" who has deceived millions with a false "gospel."

Not to be outdone, Billy's son Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, praised the pope and claimed that he and the pope preached the same Gospel! He said: "We disagree on a lot of doctrinal issues and I guess those disagreements will always be there. At the same time we did agree on the fundamentals that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God who came to this earth to die for our sins and when he died on that cross and shed his blood he took the sins of the world with him on the cross; and if we confess our sins and repent and by faith receive Christ into our hearts God will forgive us and cleanse us. These are fundamentals of the faith we agreed on and support and we appreciate this man and the stand he has taken on so many of these moral issues."[xi]

As is so often the case with today's "Evangelicals" and "Fundamentalists", Franklin Graham praised the pope of Rome for his stand on "moral issues" – and it is this which is driving the satanic ecumenical movement more than anything else: Romanists and Protestants are uniting on "moral issues" – fighting abortion, for example – and ignoring their differences in doctrine. Franklin Graham is as deceived as his father: the pope of Rome did not agree on "the fundamentals." John Paul II believed all the damnable heresies of Romanism: that regeneration is by baptism, that salvation is by works, that idols may be worshipped, that Mary is "Co-Redemptrix", that Christ's death was not all-sufficient, etc., etc.

Franklin Graham also said: "Pope John Paul II has modeled three qualities I will always associate with him – faith, courage, and forgiveness. He also reminds us that, regardless of one's power or status, we all answer to an Almighty God. It is this God, and not the Vatican or the Catholic Church that Pope John Paul II looked to for strength and wisdom and guidance during often-perilous times in our world."[xii] No, Mr. Graham, the Papal Antichrist looked to his false religion, never to the true God.

James Dobson, head of Focus on the Family and another famous supposed "Evangelical" who is anything but, said this: "Today's passing of Pope John Paul II is an immeasurable loss – not only to our friends of the Roman Catholic faith, but to the entire world. We found common cause with him and with the ‘culture of life' he espoused so eloquently; the legacy he left us is to be cherished." He added: "While we grieve the profound loss of this remarkable man, we celebrate his life, his ministry and his undeniable impact on the world."[xiii] Another blind and deceived leader, deceiving others by his false "gospel."

Another big-name, deceived "Evangelical" of our times is Charles W. Colson, founder and president of Prison Fellowship and co-founder of "Evangelicals and Catholics Together". He said: "I had the honor of meeting His Holiness…. The pope's willingness to reach out to Christians outside of the Roman Catholic faith was critical to promoting unity across the Christian family. His vision, his determination, and his loving spirit will be missed by Christians around the world."[xiv] Calling the Antichrist "His Holiness" is about as deceived as one can get.

"Big-name" Protestant deceivers fell over themselves to praise the Antichrist. "Evangelical" broadcaster Pat Robertson weighed in with these words: "He has been a man of great warmth, profound understanding, deep spirituality and indefatigable vigor… [I am] deeply grieved [at his death]. John Paul II has been the most beloved religious leader of our age – far surpassing in popular admiration the leader of any faith."[xv]