Jerry Falwell = John the Baptist
God had chosen Billy Graham to be the 2nd coming of John the Baptist. Sadly he never heard of Sun Myung Moon after WWII and became the most famous Christian leader in the world who taught the opposite of the Divine Principle. And like John the Baptist, he failed to see the humble messiah when he did hear about him many years later. He failed his mission and God gave the honor to Jerry Falwell. Falwell has not been spiritually high enough to accept the Divine Principle, but he has been a great man of God for literally hugging the Messiah and being his friend.
Billy Graham was supposed to restore the failure of John the Baptist. He was a Baptist and didn't know that John was working with him from the spirit world. Like most people he can't see spirit world and didn't know his mission. He never heard lectures or read the book on the Divine Principle that would have answered the questions he still asks. He has said his whole life that he wants to ask God when he dies and go to heaven, what happened at the Fall of Man. The Messiah knows. You can read the answer to that question in chapter two of the Principle.
God wanted Billy Graham to introduce the Messiah to the peoples of the world. He has given many crusades in many places. America is like Rome that had places people could come by the thousands. The Coliseum in Rome is like the football stadiums of America. He was supposed to travel with Sun Myung Moon and introduce him like all speakers are introduced. John the Baptist was a few years older than Jesus. Billy Graham is a few years older than Rev. Moon.
America was the most powerful nation on earth in 1945. Everyone else was weak, including the diabolical Soviet Union led by the Anti-Christ Stalin. Billy Graham would have been a powerful influence on White America and White Europe. They would have accepted an oriental man from a dirt poor country. America was very prejudiced after WWII because the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor and fought a terrible war for four years. Korea had also been brutalized by Japan for over 40 years. They had suffered 10 times as long as America and even worse had been ruled by them.
Billy Graham's job was to be the mediator between bigoted white America that had put Japanese-Americans in prison camps during the war simply because of their race. America at that time discriminated against black people by having them drink at segregated water fountains, use separate rest rooms for "colored" only, and sit in restricted areas of theaters away from the superior white people.
America was sick with racial prejudice and Billy Graham's monumental and providential job was to be color blind and help the Messiah teach them that the way to world peace is for whites to marry blacks and orientals. Billy Graham was given the charisma from God to accomplish this seemingly impossible task. When the world saw Billy Graham bow in respect to a slanty-eyed foreigner from a third world country they had never heard of, the Christians of the world would have followed him.
I could give awesome statistics and tell stories from Billy Graham's life of how so many people have found Jesus because of his world wide crusades. But I would like to give a personal one. I remember my mother drove 50 miles to take me to see him when he had a crusade in Omaha, Nebraska when I was a boy in the 1950s. He was a sensation wherever he went. He was mesmerizing, not only to America, but the entire world. No one has ever spoken in person to as many people as he has.
I can remember the magic I felt sitting in the stands with thousands of people. When he asked for those who wanted to accept Jesus to be their lord to come out of the stands and down onto the field this 10 year old boy bolted out of his seat without saying a word to his mother and bounded down the steps to the field. People were getting out of their chairs and I was flying by them at breakneck speed. It was like out of a movie for me. The spiritual giant was far into the field standing alone on a stage at least 10 feet high. Hundreds, if not thousands, were making their way down the steps and on to the field. I arrived before anyone and stood all alone at the foot of what looked like God in the heavens. The bright lights of the field at night shining around him put a surreal glow around my champion of God.
I was out of breath when I finally got to the tower this John the Baptist was standing on with the authority of heaven. The beams of light contrasted with his blue suit. I felt I was in heaven walking on clouds.
Then the most extraordinary thing happened to me. The most famous man of God in the world focused on me. He put his hands on the railing of his tower in the sky, leaned forward, looked into my eyes with God's pure love and we smiled at each other for what seemed an eternity. Time stood still. I couldn't hear anything. It was just a simple boy from a remote little town getting love from the greatest man on earth. He was introducing me to Jesus.
I was snapped out of my trance when someone appeared at my side and started talking to me. I found myself in a sea of humanity. Some nice person asked for my name and address so they could send a monthly magazine from his headquarters in Minneapolis. It came every month for a year. I treasured every issue and read it cover to cover. If Billy Graham had introduced Sun Myung Moon that night my mother and I would have accepted on the spot. So would the rest of the world.
If that had happened there would have been no cold war that tortured and killed millions of people in the godless 1984s of Russia, Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Cuba, China, North Korea and North Vietnam.
Like Jesus, the new Messiah had to suffer when the chosen people rejected him. And countless people had to suffer. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was one of those countless souls who endured Satan's nightmare because Billy Graham and others did not accept Sun Myung Moon as the Messiah. Fifty thousand young men died in Korea and 50,000 more died in Vietnam because Billy Graham and his wife did not accept Rev. and Mrs. Moon as their True Parents.
I was in my 20s when I heard the Divine Principle lectures in a dumpy house in Omaha. I was taught about the providential role of Billy Graham. I remembered my experience years before and decided to write to him. I felt a letter to him would never make it because his staff would screen me out. But I had a feeling that his wife would read a letter from me. I wrote and told her about the Divine Principle and asked if she had heard this wonderful new truth. To my surprise she wrote me right back. I still remember the incredible pain I felt when she told me in her own handwriting to look elsewhere for the Messiah. I got that letter 25 years ago. I hope she can hear the Principle in her lifetime and learn God's will. I will send this chapter of my book to her, but I'm not holding my breath that she can even read this far before throwing it into the trash. She is old now and I realize that the reality of God's restoration providence is very slow. If she doesn't open her heart to the truth that hurts, perhaps her children will. Maybe it will take three generations of the Graham family to see that the Bible is very clear in showing that John the Baptist failed and that God has worked His most amazing, "mysterious way" in sending a messiah who was given his mission a few miles from where Ruth Graham was going to school in one of the remotest places on earth.
By growing up in China, she learned to love oriental people. She was not corrupted by the West. By going to school in Korea she was groomed to be a bridge between the young, humble Korean messiah and the rich, powerful white nations. She would have been invaluable as a helpmate to her husband who would have to grapple with the heresy and the skin color of someone so different than the John the Baptist. Her acceptance of the young Christ from the East would have been as important as her husband's. Christians have been waiting for 2000 years for the return of Jesus. They needed Ruth Graham to help them make the jump to accepting what looked like a blasphemer of God.