I don’t know much about Billy Graham. I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but if I can assume that this article is referring to Mormonism, then he has some facts wrong about what Mormons believe. In the article he answers a question that asks “How do we know that the books we have in the Bible are the only ones that are supposed to be there? A man I work with belongs to a religious group that claims the Bible wasn’t complete until their founder discovered some additional books that God revealed to him.” Now, if that question isn’t referring to Joseph Smith and Mormonism, I’m not sure what it is referring to. Maybe there is another religion out there that it could match up with.
But where Graham gets it wrong is when he says “Without exception, these later so-called ‘revelations’ deny the Bible’s teaching about Jesus’ divinity, or say that He cannot save us.” In this case, he is making a blanket statement about any religion that claims to have scriptures other than the Bible, which certainly matches with Mormons, if not with any other religions. Graham may have it right when it comes to some other religion I don’t know about, but Mormons do not deny the Bible’s teachings about the divinity of Jesus, nor do we say that He cannot save us.
Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Nobody else is. Oh, we’re all spiritual children of God, to be sure, but only Christ had God as his father in this world. With a body created half by God and half by a mortal, Christ had powers none of the rest of us has. I suspect this power was necessary for him to perform the Atonement, when he suffered for all our sins, in that any fully mortal man’s body could not have withstood it. But Christ had power over death, and therefore could support the anguish of the Atonement without his spirit separating from his body, which is the definition of death.
Mormons certainly don’t say that Jesus can’t save us. If he can’t, who can? There is no one else Mormons look to for salvation other than Jesus Christ. There is no one else we can look to. As far as I understand, God himself cannot do for us what is achieved through Christ, although of course God does do it, but only through Christ.
But perhaps I misunderstand. Perhaps Graham is misinterpreting the Mormon belief that Christ cannot save us in our sins. That is, Mormons believe that in order to be saved, one must do what God and Christ say is necessary to gain salvation. Some religions claim all that is necessary is to believe in Christ. If by “believe in Christ” they mean keep his commandments, follow him, be baptized in his church, and do everything else he tells us to do, then yes, we believe likewise. If they mean all one has to do is say the words “I believe in Christ” with no change of heart, no change of actions, no repentance, etc., then no, we do not believe Christ has the power to save such a person, because he himself has said that only those who do his will, which is God’s will, can be saved. And of course the person who says they believe in Christ but then does not do what he says they need to do is lying. But I’m not sure if I know what Graham is referring to or not. I’m just guessing.