Wednesday, August 24, 2011

John Meacham, Author Of 'Divine Revelation', Disputes Billy Graham’s Views Of Spiritual Birth

In 'Decision Points', George W. Bush relayed a story about Billy Graham's views regarding spiritual birth. Author John Meacham disputes Graham's views and offers an alternative in his latest release 'Divine Revelation: A Call From Christ To Join The Armies Of Heaven'

In his book 'Decision Points', George W. Bush writes: "In the summer of 1985 we took our annual trip to Maine. Mother and Dad had invited the great evangelical preacher Billy Graham. He had asked him to answer some questions from the family after dinner. The first question was from Dad. He said, ‘Billy, some people say you have to have a born-again experience to go to heaven. Mother (my grandmother) here is the most religious, kind person I know, yet she has had no born-again experience. Will she go to heaven?’ Wow, pretty profound question from the old man. We all looked at Billy. In his quiet voice, he replied, “George, some of us require a born-again experience to understand God, and some of us are born Christians. It sounds as if your Mom was just born a Christian’”

"No one," stated Mr. Meacham, "is born a Christian. Billy Graham should have told the Bush family that a person goes to heaven as a result of their decision to believe in Jesus Christ. He should have also explained that being born again marks our spiritual birthday. As I share in my book 'Divine Revelation: A Call From Christ To Join The Armies Of Heaven', my spiritual birthday was October 24, 1982."

Mr. Meacham spent eight days at the Sea of Galilee in 2005. During this time he received a new revelation from Christ that involved messages that spoke of the state of the seven churches in this modern time. His previously released work, 'Is Your Church Heavenly?' details both his experience and the messages he received.

"Many Christians in America," continued Mr. Meacham, "would rather take a first physical step to be like the Bush family and enjoy wealth and prominence than to take a first spiritual step to live to understand God. We are now one nation under our own selfish desires and not one nation under God. We should all heed the words of David Platt in his book 'Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream' and turn away from our pursuit of prosperity and turn towards Christ."

In addition to inspiring the reader to develop a closer relationship with Jesus, these books also offer churches an excellent resource for Daily Devotions, Small Group Discussion, or Bible Study Classes. 'Divine Revelation: A Call From Christ To Join The Armies Of Heaven' can be purchased by churches at a 50% discount. 'Is Your Church Heavenly?' appeals to individuals, church leaders, church members and groups who desire to take steps towards improving their churches through directly following the advice and guidance of Jesus. Jesus' evaluation of each of the churches is presented in such a manner as to make them easily understandable to any Christian reader. The book is hard hitting, sometimes harsh and completely honest in its assessment of the state of Christianity today. It provides practical suggestions for change.

In his new book, John Meacham takes the reader with him on his journey and his close encounters with the spiritual. He shares his personal struggles and shows how he became a prophet for God. His experience will allow the reader to develop a closer relationship with Christ, begin to build a spiritual life and prepare for the Second Coming of Christ.

Mr. Meacham is available for interview and speaking engagements and can be contacted using the information below, or by email at More information on 'Divine Revelation: A Call From Christ To Join The Armies Of Heaven' and 'Is Your Church Heavenly?' is available at his website.


John Meacham has served Christ’s Church as a Christian author, lay pastor, supply preacher, elder, workshop leader, small-group coordinator, Bible-study instructor, and Sunday-school teacher. As a part of his church work, John developed a small-group program titled AIM (An Involved Membership) and prepared a group study guide for the book Is Your Church Heavenly? A Question from Christ for Every Christian (published in 2008)

John was born on October 22, 1951 in Hickory, NC. He grew up the son of faithful Presbyterian parents. However, despite loving instruction and example from his parents and the Presbyterian Church until his conversion at age 31, he thought the story of Jesus Christ was a lie. Two days after his birthday in 1982, he learned the truth of Christ.

John and his wife Sue live in Raleigh, NC, and have two married sons and three granddaughters.


John Meacham