Will — defender, sand — house


(8/15/2018)

From: Bill Steidtmann

On the day before Donald Trump landed in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant God ordained that he should first visit Asheville, N.C., for Billy Graham’s 95th birthday. Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918, and here’s the reason why it was November 7:

Romans 11:7, “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.”

The problem is that God elects who will believe and who will be blinded, while Billy Graham preached the falsehood that each person elects themselves by making a decision to believe, i.e. he taught that you can meddle in God’s election. Billy Graham is famous for his “crusades,” wherein people were invited to elect themselves by asking Jesus to do something he had already done.

From Wikipedia, “List of Billy Graham’s crusades: ... The first Billy Graham evangelistic campaign, held from September 13-21, 1947, in the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Mich., was attended by 6,000 people. He would rent a large venue, such as a stadium, park, or street ... He would preach the gospel and invite people to come forward to ask Jesus to be their savior ...”

Here’s the reason his first crusade began on September 13:

Romans 9:13, “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”

It will help to read this verse in context, in order to see the “election” aspect of God choosing Jacob and not Esau, even before they became responsible decision-making adult sinners:

Romans 9:11-12, “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.”

That God is controlling everything is not something rebellious Man, or Satan, will acknowledge or submit to, not in the religious sphere, and not in the political sphere either, since that would mean that democracy only “works” in the sense that God ordains that His decision be carried out by voters who almost all blindly think the results are independent of any outside influence pulling on their strings, as in the final 2016 U.S. presidential debate:

Trump: “Look, Putin, from everything I see has no respect for this person.”

Clinton: “Well, that’s because he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.”

Trump: “No puppet, no puppet.”

Clinton: “And it’s pretty clear ...”

Trump: “You’re the puppet.”

Clinton: “It’s pretty clear you won’t admit ...”

Trump: “No, you’re the puppet.”

Clinton: “... that the Russians have engaged in cyber attacks against the United States of America, that you encouraged espionage against our people, that you are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish list, break up NATO, do whatever he wants to do, and that you continue to get help from him because he has a very clear favorite in this race, so I think that this is such an unprecedented situation; we’ve never had a foreign government trying to interfere in our election. We have 17, 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyber attacks come from the highest levels of the Kremlin and they are designed to influence our election. I find that deeply disturbing, and I think it’s time that you take a stand ...”

The name William comes from Old German “wil” and “helm” (think English “helmet”), meaning “determined protector,” or “will defender,” and the surname Graham (from The Internet Surname Database): “The translation is either the homestead (ham) on the gravel from the Olde English pre-seventh-century ‘grand,’ meaning ‘gravel,’ or ...” William Graham’s error is that he and his disciples defend the will of Man as the determining factor and foundation of salvation, and that theological homestead is built on the gravel.

Matthew 7:26-27, “And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”

 

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