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The beggar on the corner

Religion / God Squad /

Q: Every night as I drive home headed to the highway and sit at a stoplight, I always encounter people holding cardboard signs asking for money. I never know if I should give or not. As a practicing Catholic, I am well aware of Jesus teaching to love thy neighbor and treat the least among us as we want to be treated but I also know that ...Read more

Why does religion separate mankind instead of uniting us as the Bible commands?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Religion seems to separate mankind instead of unite them as the Bible commands. Why is this when we are all brothers and God is the Father of the whole human race? -- M.T.

A: There is a great deal of misunderstanding when it comes to the universal Fatherhood of God and brotherhood. The majority of ...Read more

Meditation 12/8 - 12/14 The Angel's Message MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

The angel said,

"Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great
and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide:

A Savior has just been born in David's town,
a Savior who is Messiah and Master.

This is what you're to look for:
a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger."

At once the angel was joined by a huge ...Read more

Why do people have to insist that their particular religion is the right one and the rest are wrong?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do people have to insist that their particular religion is the right one and the rest are wrong? Since the gods are more powerful than man, doesn't it seem reasonable that the gods can sort it all out in the end? -- I.W.

A: All peoples, primitive or modern, have acknowledged some kind of deity....Read more

Meditation 12/8 - 12/14 The Angel's Message ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

And the angel said to them,

"Fear not, for behold, I bring you good
news of a great joy that will be for all
the people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of
David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

And this will be a sign for you:
you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling
cloths and lying in a manger."

...Read more

California attorney general to issue subpoenas to 6 Catholic dioceses in priest abuse inquiry

Religion / Religious News /

LOS ANGELES -- California prosecutors plan to issue subpoenas to half of the state's Catholic dioceses as part of a growing investigation into the church's handling of sex abuse cases, according to several dioceses and the California Catholic Conference.

The move marks another escalation of the California attorney general's investigation of the...Read more

Is sexual obsession is destroying our nation and way of life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Sexual obsession is destroying our nation and way of life. Society is throwing out the Ten Commandments to make room for vulgarity in every form. Why can't our society see this destruction and stop calling it freedom of speech? -- S.S.

A: Western society has become so obsessed with sex that it ...Read more

Meditation 12/8 - 12/14 The Angel's Message NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

But the angel said to them,

"Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you
good news of great joy which will be for
all the people;

For today in the city of David there has
been born for you a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.

"This will be a sign for you: you will find
a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger....Read more

Spiritual Life: Your name? There may be more to it than you imagined

Religion / Religious News /

How did you get your name? Most of us know the answer. Most are proud of their given name and of the story behind it.

For reasons beyond the scope of this article, in many cultures one marriage partner may adopt the surname of the other. In other situations, one may move the family name to a middle name, or may hyphenate both last names, or ...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it says that people are dead in trespasses and sins?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the Bible mean when it says that people are dead in trespasses and sins? -- S.A.

A: The Bible speaks of the things of the world that blind people to spiritual truth (2 Corinthians 4:4). Until men and women submit to the Lord Jesus Christ, they are spiritually dead. They do not understand ...Read more

Meditation 12/8 - 12/14 The Angel's Message NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

But the angel said to them,

"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of
great joy that will be for all the people.

Today in the town of David a Savior has
been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths
and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the ...Read more

Meditation 12/8 - 12/14 The Angel's Message

Religion / Bible Verses /

And the angel said unto them,

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there ...Read more

Meditation 12/1 - 12/7: Trust in the Lord CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

A Prayer for Help

I patiently waited, LORD,
for you to hear my prayer.

You listened and pulled me
from a lonely pit
full of mud and mire.

You let me stand on a rock
with my feet firm,
and you gave me a new song,
a song of praise to you.

Many will see this,
and they will honor
and trust you, the LORD...Read more

Is the United States on a slippery slope?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The United States is on a slippery slope. When we think of our history and the military sacrifice, is seems all in vain. I pray that we will humble ourselves and turn back to God. -- A.R.

A: The Los Angeles Times carried an ad that read: "Spend Now--...Read more

Meditation 12/1 - 12/7: Trust in the Lord NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.

He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.

He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be...Read more

How many verses in the Bible are inspirational?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Last Christmas a neighbor gave my children a Bible trivia game. I have never really believed in the Bible; however, as I have read the questions to them and heard their different answers, it caused me to go and buy a Bible and dig for the answers. One particular question is: How many verses in the ...Read more

God's girl part

Religion / God Squad /

Q: Was there a female goddess inside the ark of the covenant? I don't know why I feel that there is a female part of God. I sincerely do need clarity on this. -- U

A: The only things inside the ark were the tablets of the law, the broken pieces of the first tablets that Moses smashed, a golden jar filled with the manna the people ate during ...Read more

Meditation 12/1 - 12/7: Trust in the Lord MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

I waited and waited and waited for GOD.
At last he looked; finally he listened.

He lifted me out of the ditch,
pulled me from deep mud.

He stood me up on a solid rock
to make sure I wouldn't slip.

He taught me how to sing the latest God--song,
a praise--song to our God.

More and more people are seeing this:
they enter ...Read more

Why does the Bible refer to angels and then archangels, and are they mentioned by name?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible refer to angels and then archangels, and are they mentioned by name? -- A.W.

A: Scripture designates Michael as an archangel (Jude 9) and is the only archangel mentioned by name. The prefix "arch" suggests a chief, principal, or great angel. Thus, Michael is an angel above other ...Read more

Meditation 12/1 - 12/7: Trust in the Lord ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.

He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.

He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.

Blessed is...Read more