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8 Famous People Who Defended Latter-day Saints


Billy Graham Defends Glenn Beck's Faith

Shortly after Billy Graham's death, a man USA Today touted as the "world's best-known evangelist," Latter-day Saint and talk show host Glenn Beck interviewed Graham's daughter, Ruth. During that interview, Beck spoke emotionally of a memory he shared with Billy Graham in 2014.

He begins sharing this message at 27:21 in the video below:

"I remember five years ago, your father asked me some very pointed questions," Beck said. "And somebody in the room said, ‘Just a reminder, he’s Mormon.’ And your father turned to the individual and said, 'I know.'

"And he looked back at me and said—we were talking about a certain subject—and he said, 'Tell me how you know that came from Christ.' And I told him."

Beck continues, "And [Graham] looked back to the other individual and said, 'He sure sounds Christian to me.'"

Beck then went on to ask how we can rid ourselves of the divisions that so often separate us as Christians. 

But this encounter was not the only time Graham stood up for Latter-day Saints. During the 2012 presidential election, Graham's son publicly announced the removal of a page from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website—on which classified the Church as a cult and advised people to avoid any association with such religions.

About the removal of the page, Billy Graham’s media representative explained:

“Mr. Graham’s calling is not to pass judgment, but to proclaim the Biblical truth that Jesus is the only way to heaven, allowing every individual and group to fall along that plumb line. He further stressed that salvation is the work of Almighty God and that only He knows what is in each human heart.”

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