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Why are so many homes shattered by disappointment, grief and pain?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Our nation was once known by strong families. Why are so many homes shattered by disappointment, grief and pain? -- F.T.

A: The basic reason for unhappiness in the home is that we have disregarded God and the principles He has given us. We have refused to acknowledge His plan for the family. The ...Read more

Meditation 8/18 - 8/24: Alive in Christ - He Is Risen!

Religion / Bible Verses /

He Is Risen!

My friends, I want you to remember the message that I preached and that you believed and trusted. You will be saved by this message, if you hold firmly to it. But if you don't, your faith was all for nothing.

But Christ has been raised to life! And he makes us certain that others will also be raised to life. Just as we will ...Read more

What does the phrase "fruit of the Spirit" mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the phrase "fruit of the Spirit" mean? -- F.S.

A: Put in the simplest terms, the Bible tells us we need the Spirit to bring fruit into our lives because we cannot produce godliness apart from the Spirit. Nor can we obtain this great and promised gift outside of having Jesus Christ at the ...Read more

Meditation 8/18 - 8/24: Alive in Christ - He Is Risen!

Religion / Bible Verses /

He Is Risen!

Now let me remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is built on this wonderful message. And it is this Good News that saves you if you firmly believe it--unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place...Read more

Only two ways to become a member of a religion, by blood or by belief

Religion / God Squad /

What am I?

Q: I am 54 years old, baptized Catholic at 20 years old. My Mom was Protestant and my father was Roman Catholic. I was never baptized as an infant and took classes with a priest at 19 and decided I wanted to become a Catholic. We just found out that my mother's family was really Jewish. What am I? I am a practicing Catholic with a ...Read more

Does Jesus still heal diseases as He did when He was on earth?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My son is an alcoholic. This disease did not come on him suddenly, but over many years of depending on various forms of alcohol to get through life. Does Jesus still heal diseases the same way He did when He was on earth? -- H.H.

A: The Biblical concept of healing means far more than relief from a ...Read more

Meditation 8/18 - 8/24: Alive in Christ - He Is Risen!

Religion / Bible Verses /

He Is Risen!

Friends, let me go over the Message with you one final time--this Message that I proclaimed and that you made your own; this Message on which you took your stand and by which your life has been saved. (I'm assuming, now, that your belief was the real thing and not a passing fancy, that you're in this for good and holding fast.)...Read more

Are sexual sins worse than others?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems that sin is being redefined in the present culture. Who is capable of deciding what sin really means, and are sexual sins worse than others? -- S.S.

A: Adultery and other sexual sins are forbidden and condemned by God in His Word. God will not hold adulterers and sexual predators blameless...Read more

Meditation 8/18 - 8/24: Alive in Christ - He Is Risen!

Religion / Bible Verses /

He Is Risen!

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a...Read more

Australian court rejects Cardinal Pell's bid to overturn conviction

Religion / Religious News /

MELBOURNE, Australia -- An Australian court has rejected jailed Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his conviction and he will continue to serve a six-year sentence for child sex abuse.

Three judges at the Court of Appeal in Melbourne handed down a majority two-to-one decision on Wednesday rejecting Pell's appeal and upholding the conviction....Read more

Why are humans driven to bad habits?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have developed a lot of bad habits and try to change my ways but it's difficult. Why are humans driven to bad habits? -- B.H.

A: Human beings are creatures of habit. Sometimes we are aware of them and sometimes we aren't.

The designation "bad habits" covers a wide range of negative behavior and ...Read more

Meditation 8/18 - 8/24: Alive in Christ - He Is Risen!

Religion / Bible Verses /

He Is Risen!

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since...Read more

Spiritual Life: To build true community, where do we need to get to know each other?

Religion / Religious News /

"I don't WANT to get to know HIM!"

That angry outburst came from the mother of a white football player regarding a black teammate who had become a dear friend. Her son had been pleading with her, that once she got to know his friend she would welcome him home for dinner. She responded accordingly, much to her son's dismay. The scene, as you may...Read more

What are some of the characteristics of false religion?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What are some of the characteristics of false religion, cults, idol worship, etc., and is there an example from the Bible that can help me recognize this today? -- R.C.

A: A cult can be defined as a religious group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from truth, and truth is found in ...Read more

Meditation 8/18 - 8/24: Alive in Christ - He Is Risen!

Religion / Bible Verses /

He Is Risen!

Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have...Read more

A Return To Barbarity Or Justice?

Religion / The Three Wise Guys /

U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on July 25 that our federal government is bringing back capital punishment after more than 16 years without a federal execution. Is it a tragic regression into barbarity or a way to implement justice?

Imam: Within Islam, capital punishment is generally accepted as a means of administering justice in ...Read more

Meditation 8/18 - 8/24: Alive in Christ - He Is Risen!

Religion / Bible Verses /

He Is Risen!

Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who ...Read more

Meditation 8/11-8/17: Cease from sin.

Religion / Bible Verses /

Cease from sin.

Christ suffered here on earth. Now you must be ready to suffer as he did, because suffering shows that you have stopped sinning. It means you have turned from your own desires and want to obey God for the rest of your life.

You have already lived long enough like people who don't know God. You were immoral and followed ...Read more

What does it mean to say that God sees the hearts of mankind that are dark and evil?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean to say that God sees the hearts of mankind that are dark and evil? -- H.M.

A: The heart is the seat of our emotions, the seat of our decisive action, and the seat of belief (as well as doubt). It symbolizes the center of our moral, spiritual, and intellectual life.

The Bible ...Read more

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America becomes nation's first 'sanctuary denomination'

Religion / Religious News /

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the first North American denomination to declare itself a sanctuary church, committed to supporting and sheltering migrants entering the country.

The ELCA announced its decision last week at an annual assembly in Milwaukee, where leaders also participated in a march and prayer...Read more

 

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