From: Bill Steidtmann
In my article “Sound barrier” I wrote about decision theology’s requirement that Man do something in addition to the work that Christ did. This error places the “election” responsibility with Man instead of God. Billy Graham’s first evangelistic “crusade” was on September 13, 1947, that is 9-13, because Romans 9:13 reveals the truth of God’s election:
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.” Romans 9:13: “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
The name “Esau” may be cognate with an Arabic word that means “covered, hairy [garment],” but Jewish commentators also point to the Hebrew word (Strong’s #6213) “asah” which means “to do, to make.” At birth, Esau is “red” and “hairy,” and later in life he acquired the nickname “Edom” which means “red” in Hebrew.
Genesis 25:29-33: “And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.”
God connects Billy Graham to the words “do” and “red” because decision theology’s “offer” gospel is an Esau “do” Edom “red” birthright losing sale that stands in opposition to the truth of God and Jesus Christ doing the electing, and doing the saving, and doing the granting of faith. In the following spiritual double entendre, Billy Graham unwittingly projected his own problem in a warning about the godless “Red philosophy” and recommends electing, choosing, and deciding not to be “Red.”
From The American Mercury, August 1954, “Satan’s Religion,” by Reverend Billy Graham: “It is a battle to the death – either Communism must die, or Christianity must die, because it is actually a battle between Christ and anti-Christ … With the Red philosophy of ‘Might makes right,’ their possession of the A-bomb and H-bomb makes the world a powder keg … If the world elects to go to the left and embrace this godless philosophy of deceit, force, and bloodshed, it will plunge into the dark abyss of totalitarian despair and gloom, and ultimate annihilation. If it turns to the right and takes the way of the Cross … The choice is ours. This is our hour of decision.”
Of course the decision makers don’t imagine themselves as spiritual “Esaus,” they think they’re the “Jacobs.” The Billy-Bell false Jacobs guard themselves against the “Do” line of Edom with a Baal-Bel System monitoring line between themselves and the Red threat in the cold Great White North.
From Wikipedia, Distant Early Warning Line, “... also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line, was a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic region of Canada … It was set up to detect incoming Soviet bombers during the Cold War … The construction of the DEW Line was made possible by … [a] collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Bell System … and on 15 April 1957 … Western Electric turned over to the Air Force, on schedule, a complete operating radar system across the top of North America ...”
Jeremiah 50:2b-3a: “Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces. For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her ...”