William Franklin Graham (Billy Graham): Well Christianity and being a true believer, you know I think there’s the the body of Christ which comes from all the Christian groups around the world or outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ or knows Christ, whether they’re conscious of it or not, they’re members of the body of Christ and I don’t think that we’re going to see a great sweeping revival that will turn the whole world to Christ at any time. I think James answered that the Apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem when he said that God’s purpose for this age is to call out a people for his name and that’s what God is doing today. He’s calling people out of the world for his name. Whether they come from the Muslim world or the Buddhist world or the Christian world or the non believing world, uh, they are members of the body of Christ because they’ve been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus, but they know in their heart that they need something that they don’t have and they turn to the only light that they have and I think that they are saved and they’re going to be with us in heaven.
What I hear you saying that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into a human heart and soul and life even if they’ve been born in darkness and have never had an exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you’re saying?
Billy Graham: Yes it is because I believe that I’ve met people in various parts of the world and tribal situations that they had never seen a Bible or heard about ababa never heard of Jesus, but they believe in their heart that there was a God and that and they tried to live life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they live suspend a stick
Dr. Shuller: I’m so thrilled to hear you say that there’s a wideness in God’s mercy.
Billy Graham: There is that definitely is.