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How can a God of love send anyone to Hell?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can a God of love send anyone to Hell? -- H.B.

A: God doesn't send anyone to Hell. The Bible declares that Hell was never intended for man but for the devil and his demons (Matthew 25:41). Those who reject Christ choose to follow Satan, and they will follow him right into his ultimate destiny, ...Read more

Meditation 10/20 - 10/26: Is Your Calling Sure? NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.

2 Peter 1:10,11 NASB

Walk Worthy!

Therefore I, ...Read more

Is there any refuge from this persistent guilt I bear?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am unable to overcome my grief because of how I spoke to my father just before he died. Our relationship was always troubled, but down deep I know he loved me, and I am sure I gave him reason to be hard on me. Is there any refuge from this persistent guilt I bear? -- G.S.

A: We are all imperfect ...Read more

Meditation 10/20 - 10/26: Is Your Calling Sure? NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:10,11 NIV

Walk Worthy!

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of ...Read more

Meditation 10/20 - 10/26: Is Your Calling Sure? NKJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:10,11 NKJV

Walk Worthy!

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a ...Read more

Do angels come and take us to Heaven when we die?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandmother tells me that when a person dies angels come and take us to Heaven. Is this a fable or is this really true? -- A.W.

A: There is a difference between a fable and truth. The important thing to remember is that God calls His children to Heaven, but not all people belong to Him, though ...Read more

Is there any hope to turn our societal addiction to prescription drugs around?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is so much in the news today about societal addiction to prescription drugs. Is there any hope to turn this around? -- D.A.

A: Some of the most heartbreaking stories are from people who tell how drugs have ravaged their lives and destroyed families. Each generation, it seems, becomes more ...Read more

Mediation 10/13 - 10/19: Sing Unto God! NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Sing praises to God and to his name!
Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.
His name is the LORD--
rejoice in his presence!

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows--
this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

God places the lonely in families;
he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
But for rebels, there ...Read more

Surrounding a dying friend with love

Religion / God Squad /

Q: One of my dear friends is dying from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). We are a group of women who have grown up next door to each other, from toddlers to now senior citizens (YIKES). I am struggling (as we all are) with watching my friend slowly slipping away. She can no longer move or speak; we ...Read more

Why is the Bible filled with violence and conflict?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is the Bible filled with violence and conflict? It doesn't seem that this storyline follows the idea that God is love -- C.S.

A: Violence and conflict in Scripture is revealed because God's truth never covers up the ugliness of sin, and all of mankind is born in sin. Christ can rid us of inner ...Read more

Mediation 10/13 - 10/19: Sing Unto God! MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Sing unto God... Rejoice Before Him!

Sing hymns to God;
all heaven, sing out;
clear the way for the coming of Cloud-Rider.
Enjoy GOD,
cheer when you see him!

Father of orphans,
champion of widows,
is God in his holy house.

God makes homes for the homeless,
leads prisoners to freedom,
but leaves rebels to rot in...Read more

Does the Bible address growing old?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am old and in poor health. Does the Bible address growing old? -- A.A.

A: While the Bible doesn't gloss over the problems we face as we grow older, neither does it paint old age as a time to be despised or a burden to be endured with gritted teeth. Nor does it picture us in our latter years as ...Read more

Mediation 10/13 - 10/19: Sing Unto God! ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Sing unto God... Rejoice Before Him!

Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
lift up a song to him
who rides through the deserts;
his name is the LORD;
exult before him!

Father of the fatherless
and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.

God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to...Read more

Why do people say that Christ will make us new creatures?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do people say that Christ will make us new creatures? I have not experienced that phenomenon, even though I go to church regularly. -- C.D.

A: The whole matter of receiving new life in Christ is like a coin, having two sides. Life has a divine side and a human side. In our human life we must ...Read more

Mediation 10/13 - 10/19: Sing Unto God! NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts,
Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.

A father of the fatherless and
a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.

God makes a home for the lonely;
He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only the ...Read more

Light Notes: Pink connected the two strangers, but then they found there was more

Religion / Religious News /

Pink connected us on the beach back then. A coincidental meeting on a sun-kissed stretch of vacant Texas sand, a place where the memory still gives my heart pause.

As I studied the newly arrived text, my pulse quickened. Could this be the same Melissa I'd prayed for continually since 2013, her name written inside a tiny seashell as a daily ...Read more

Are mistakes and sin the same thing?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Preachers used to preach a lot about sin, but in recent years they talk more about mistakes than sin. Are mistakes and sin the same thing? -- M.D.

A: Plain and simple, sin is unbelief to the truthfulness of God. It is unbelief that shuts the door to Heaven and opens the door to Hell. It is unbelief...Read more

Mediation 10/13 - 10/19: Sing Unto God! NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Sing to God, sing praise to his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds
his name is the LORD
and rejoice before him.

A father to the fatherless,
a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families,
he leads forth the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-...Read more

Mediation 10/13 - 10/19: Sing Unto God! KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Sing unto God... Rejoice Before Him!

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:
extol him that rideth upon the heavens
by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

A father of the fatherless, and a judge
of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

God setteth the solitary in families:
he bringeth out those which are bound
...Read more

Why do Christians keep saying that Jesus is the Prince of Peace when the world is in terrible turmoil and gets worse with every passing day?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do Christians keep saying that Jesus is the Prince of Peace when the world is in terrible turmoil and gets worse with every passing day -- P.S.

A: The Bible is not content to leave the nature of the peace Christ purchased for us in doubt. It ...Read more