Christians must be aware that although times have changed, the Bible’s message has not, the Rev. Billy Graham explains in response to a question on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s website. Responding to a question posted by a follower on the website’s “My Answers” section Monday, the 97-year-old religious leader explains that while the Bible may use some archaic language, such as “idolatry,” its words can still be applied to modern-day living.
“The Bible doesn’t need to be updated, and one reason is because it tells us truths about ourselves and about God that will never change,” Graham says, pointing to Luke 21:33 which states: “Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My Words will never pass away.” The evangelical leader then references the Bible’s use of the word idolatry. Although modern-day Christians are not faced with the same type of idol worship encountered by people who lived during biblical times, they do experience other versions of idolatry, including the worship of money, fame, sex and power. READ MORE