Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good be from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
Because the holy scripture did not predict the Messiah would come from Nazareth, Nathanael could not understand what Philip was telling him, and asked him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” And Philip replied by saying, “Come and see. God’s people can come from anywhere and anyplace. Christians will say God loves Israel; the Jews are God’s chosen people, but is that really true? As a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian, many members of the Adventist denomination don’t really embrace Reverend Billy Graham, primarily because of what he believed and taught about the 4th commandment. I have heard Christians say Billy Graham was a third-degree mason. Therefore, he was linked to a secret society of evil people. Is that true? I don’t know; but what I do know, is Billy Graham preached the word of God, to more countries, in person, on radio, on tv, and on the internet than any Christian pastor, of any church denomination. Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Nathanael asks Philip, just like the actions of Jesus prove He was the One Moses wrote about, Billy Graham’s evangelistic lifestyle. If he can come from Charlotte, North Carolina, a child of God can be born anywhere. Billy Graham desired to play baseball, but the Lord gave Billy a different direction in his life. Growing up in a Christian family, Billy attended many church services. In the fall of 1934, Billy heard a sermon, and one evening, Billy told his mother, that he was now saved. After high school, Billy went to several Bible colleges, but Billy got most of his education from God’s word. In 1948, Billy Graham, at 29, became the youngest president of Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis. He used his position to plan tent revivals everywhere. Billy Graham became an influential evangelist, very young and quick, preaching and teaching in many countries and on many continents worldwide. The United States of America wasn’t only Billy Graham’s concern. The entire world to Billy was full of God’s children, even if he was nicknamed the American pastor. As an American pastor, he would counsel every American president of his lifetime, from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama. Besides his religious aims, he helped shape the worldview of many people who came from different backgrounds, leading them to find a relationship between the Bible and contemporary secular viewpoints. According to his website, Graham preached to audiences of 210 million people in over 185 countries and territories through various meetings. Usually, at the end of Billy Graham’s sermon, he would do a alter call. His last announcement was, won’t you come and give your life to Jesus, with true repentance in your heart? That was Philip’s message to Nathanael. Come and see the Messiah. Are you ready to come and see who the Lord is? Ask me if you want to know more? God bless you; Jesus loves you, and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel J Head.
Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
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