Full text of evangelist Billy Graham’s sermon titled “Conscience” which was delivered in Memphis, Tennessee in 1978.
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Billy Graham – Evangelist
Now tonight, I want you to turn with me to Mark the Sixth Chapter — the Sixth Chapter of Mark, starting at verse 14, these words:
Mark 6:14: “And King Herod heard of Him, for His name was spread abroad…” Now this is… he was hearing of Jesus, all the things that Jesus was doing: making the blind to see, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak, and even raising the dead, and King Herod heard about it. And he said that John the Baptist was risen from the dead.
They said, ‘You’ve made a mistake, his name is not Jesus, it is John the Baptist.’ John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, I killed John the Baptist. When Salome danced in front of me I was so taken with her dancing that I promised her anything in my whole kingdom, and she asked for the head of John the Baptist to be brought on a platter. And I regretted it. I liked John the Baptist, even though I didn’t agree with some of the things he was saying, especially when he accused me of adultery. But I didn’t want to have to kill him, but I had made a promise in front of all my lords and ladies, and all the heads of state, that I would give this girl anything she wanted, and she asked for the head of John the Baptist so I had to send an executioner to go and bring his head. And I know he’s risen from the dead, that’s the only explanation for this man that’s going around the country now who’s become very famous. They call him Jesus, but actually he’s John the Baptist.