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Do we need a spirit of forbearance?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems society today has little to no patience with others who disagree with them. My grandmother says we need a spirit of forbearance. Would that help? -- G.C.

A: Forbearance is a word which has been almost dropped from our vocabulary. It means to abstain from condemning others, to refrain from ...Read more

Meditation 1/26 - 2/1 Salt & Light NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Christian: Who Are You?

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a ...Read more

Why are youthful generations so selfish?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Since the 1960s youthful generations have been called the "Me Generation," disregarding others and thinking only of themselves. Why is this? -- M.G.

A: Some years ago, writer and social critic Tom Wolfe coined the phrase the "Me Generation." Each generation tends to be a "me" generation, since ...Read more

Meditation 1/26 - 2/1 Salt and Light NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Christian: Who Are You?

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put ...Read more

Meditation 1/26 - 2/1 Salt and Light KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Christian: Who Are You?

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a ...Read more

Meditation 1/26 - 2/1: Love Described 1 Cor 13 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things,
hopeth ...Read more

Is the church called to humanitarian work?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My daughter claims that she is called to the mission field and is raising money to go, but she is under the impression that Christian work is humanitarian aid. Is the church called to humanitarian work? -- C.M.

A: Today Christian service is often mistaken for humanitarian work. It's important to ...Read more

Meditation 1/19 - 1/25 He Is Our Rock: Ps 18:30-36 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Your way is perfect, LORD,
and your word is correct.

You are a shield for those
who run to you for help.

You alone are God!
Only you are a mighty rock.

You give me strength
and guide me right.

You make my feet run as fast
as those of a deer,
and you help me stand
on the mountains.

You teach my hands ...Read more

Nelson Perez greets Philadelphia faithful day after being named the next archbishop

Religion / Religious News /

PHILADELPHIA -- While Nelson Perez was a priest in Philadelphia more than a decade ago, he often came to confess his sins at the Shrine of St. John Neumann, the fourth bishop of Philadelphia, whose body is entombed inside the shrine in the city's Northern Liberties section.

At the time, Perez had no idea -- he'd one day succeed Neumann himself....Read more

How can anyone truly believe a fun Hell could exist?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A website propagating that Hell is a fun place claimed that it would be filled with hilarity, laughter, and satisfying every desire without any guilt. How can anyone truly believe that such a Hell could exist? -- H.B.

A: Hell has been cloaked in folklore and disguised in fiction for so long that ...Read more

Meditation 1/19 - 1/25 He Is Our Rock: Ps 18:30-36 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

As for God, his way is perfect.
All the LORD's promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look
to him for protection.

For who is God except the LORD?
Who but our God is a solid rock?

God arms me with strength;
he has made my way safe.

He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
leading me safely along the mountain ...Read more

Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez is named Philly's next archbishop

Religion / Religious News /

PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis on Thursday named Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez as the next head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region's 1.3-million-member flock.

Born in Miami, raised in New Jersey and ordained at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa., Perez, 58, ...Read more

In search of a good death

Religion / God Squad /

Q: Thank you for writing your column, I read it regularly. I am an agnostic. Most of my family are believers. My mother and I have discussed this issue many times. She agrees with you that it is not our choice to decide when we are taken from this earth. She believes that it is God's decision alone. I have a couple of issues with this.

Why ...Read more

What are the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What are the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches and does it have anything to do with the church today? -- C.W.

A: The book of Revelation contains seven letters dictated to the Apostle John to be sent to the seven churches in Asia. Pastors today would do well to take up a serious study of these ...Read more

Meditation 1/19 - 1/25 He Is Our Rock: Ps 18:30-36 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

What a God! His road
stretches straight and smooth.
Every GOD-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
Makes it.

Is there any god like GOD?
Are we not at bedrock?

Is not this the God who armed me,
then aimed me in the right direction?

Now I run like a deer;
I'm king of the mountain.

He shows me ...Read more

Is praising God really about music?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is so much talk in church about praising the Lord, but I don't hear too much about repenting. Is praising God really about music? -- S.L.

A: "Praise and worship" has become a cliché. Praising the Lord is not something we're called to do on Sunday morning. It's a way of life -- praising God ...Read more

Meditation 1/19 - 1/25 He Is Our Rock: Ps 18:30-36 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

This God--his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD proves true;
he is a shield for all those
who take refuge in him.

For who is God, but the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God?--

the God who equipped me with strength
and made my way blameless.

He made my feet like the feet of a deer
and set me secure on ...Read more

What did the apostle Paul mean when he said he wanted to be all things to all men?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What did the apostle Paul mean when he said he wanted to be all things to all men? It seems contradictory. -- M.H.

A: The Apostle Paul never compromised the Gospel message. When he wrote to the Corinthians he said, we "endure all things lest we hinder the gospel of Christ" (1 Corinthians 9:12). ...Read more

Meditation 1/19 - 1/25 He Is Our Rock: Ps 18:30-36 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

As for God, His way is blameless;
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

For who is God, but the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God,

The God who girds me with strength
And makes my way blameless?

He makes my feet like hinds' feet,
And sets me upon my high places.

He ...Read more

Light Notes: Quiet please! God would like to speak

Religion / Religious News /

I love to talk. That's why I married a man of few words ... a guy who likes action. Bill can paint the house, mow our five acres of pasture and drive to the "other Washington" in the time it takes me to get to the point of a conversation.

Which is exactly my point. I want to bend his ear when I have his full attention.

So, when I found him ...Read more