Christian doctrine has an inner clock that its pendulum has been winding down, that its ticking has become less audible, less reliable, over the rough course of centuries and cultures. There’s a certain logic in this, but it’s a logic not verified by fact. In the course of his own career,
Graham has seen that the harder the doctrine, the more believable it is. And hence he has had no difficulty in presenting, much as Paul before him, the Gospel whole and entire-angels, miracles, virgin birth, atonement for sin, Heaven and Hell-to the people of the world in a literal, non-critical acceptance of the biblical narrative.
In its way, this book, The Faithful Christian, is itself an invitation to meet, not only Billy Graham, for he has written all the words, but also Jesus Christ, Who is Himself the Word, Who spoke the Word of God Himself, and Who Himself promised eternal life.