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Why doesn't Jesus help us know peace worldwide?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Since the turn of the century it seems that we as a people have digressed. Governments and the United Nations haven't made much progress. Why doesn't Jesus help us know peace worldwide? -- H.D.

A: The human race continues its futile search for peace ...Read more

Meditation 6/16 - 6/22: The World Is Not Our Home NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

The World Is Not Our Home

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you ...Read more

Who is the most wicked king in the Old Testament?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: American Christians seem to be comparing modern politicians with leaders who are mentioned in the Bible -- good and bad. Is it right to make such comparisons, and who is the most wicked king in the Old Testament? -- P.D.

A: Judging belongs solely to the Lord because He is the only One who can know ...Read more

Meditation 6/16 - 6/22: The World Is Not Our Home NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The World Is Not Our Home

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy....Read more

Bay Area churches are building housing in God's backyard

Religion / Religious News /

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- There's a new acronym floating in the alphabet soup of California housing parlance: YIGBY, or "yes in God's backyard."

Congregations in the Bay Area and beyond are taking steps to build affordable housing on their properties to shelter some of the many local residents who can't pay the region's sky-high rents. Housing ...Read more

The Rise Of Nationalism And A Faith Response

Religion / The Three Wise Guys /

We have witnessed the rise of nationalism in both Europe and the United States. This trend is catching the attention of many people as it seeks to reshape the policies of those who are feeling threatened by the influx of migrant people into their communities and countries. We discuss all of this from a faith perspective.

Imam: There has been a ...Read more

Meditation 6/16 - 6/22: The World Is Not Our Home KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The World Is Not Our Home

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained ...Read more

What does the word "slothful" mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandfather recently died and left his well-marked King James Bible to me. I believe the Bible, but I have never really read it. Many of the words in it sound archaic. Is it true that the KJV is still the best-selling Bible and what does the word "slothful" mean? -- G.S.

A: The King James Bible ...Read more

Meditation 6/9 - 6/15: Use the narrow gate Lk 13:24-30 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Enter by the narrow gate

Do all you can to go in by the narrow door! A lot of people will try to get in, but will not be able to. 25Once the owner of the house gets up and locks the door, you will be left standing outside. You will knock on the door and say, "Sir, open the door for us!"

But the owner will answer, "I don't know a thing ...Read more

Can our nation turn itself around?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandson served in the military and is now back in civilian life. He feels defeated when he sees so many Americans against our flag. Can our nation turn itself around? -- D.S.

A: America has gone a long way down the wrong road. We are blessed to have brave citizens serve this country, but no one...Read more

Meditation 6/9 - 6/15: Use the narrow gate Lk 13:24-30 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Enter by the narrow gate

"Work hard to enter the narrow door to God's Kingdom, for many will try to enter but will fail. When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. You will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Lord, open the door for us!' But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from.' Then ...Read more

After year of scandal, US Catholic bishops approve measures to hold themselves accountable

Religion / Religious News /

BALTIMORE -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops overwhelmingly -- though not unanimously -- approved a new framework Thursday for policing their own conduct, hoping it would be enough to stanch a series of scandals that brought to light sexual misconduct and inaction within their ranks over the last year.

The measures include a new code of ...Read more

If aliens exist, have they found their way to our God?

Religion / God Squad /

Q: What does faith believe with regard to life on other planets? Reports of fighter pilots viewing strange activity makes you wonder. -- From M on Long Island, N.Y.

A: Now that the government has brought the study of UFOs out of the whack-a-do shadows and into the we-need-to-study-this-more-closely realm, your question is both relevant and ...Read more

Why do so many people doubt biblical history that has been authenticated?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have traveled and seen the Seven Wonders of the World. It has surprised me how many of these sites point to Scripture and reveal a great deal about biblical history. Why do so many people doubt biblical history that has been authenticated? -- W.T.

A: There are seven wonders of the ancient world ...Read more

Meditation 6/9 - 6/15: Use the narrow gate Lk 13:24-30 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Enter by the narrow gate

A bystander said, "Master, will only a few be saved?"

He said, "Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on your life with God. The way to life - to God! - is vigorous and requires your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you'll sit down to God's salvation banquet just ...Read more

Religious communities consider how much faith to put in marijuana

Religion / Religious News /

PHILADELPHIA -- On June 2, at a Philadelphia synagogue, Karen Michaels attended a conference about cannabis and various religions' views on it. She knows she was there because she has the notes she wrote. But she can't recall a minute of it.

The former community health administrator from Fairmount has no short-term memory. It was violently ...Read more

Why does God change between the New and Old Testaments?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Old Testament give the impression that God is harsh and unloving, but the New Testament reveals God as loving and merciful? -- D.S.

A: Often people make judgments about the Bible without ever picking it up and reading it. These judgments are passed on to others and believed. It is man,...Read more

Meditation 6/9 - 6/15: Use the narrow gate Lk 13:24-30 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Enter by the narrow gate

"Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then he will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.'...Read more

Spiritual Life: There's a voice crying in the wilderness. Listen and respond

Religion / Religious News /

"Did you hear that?"

"Yeah," my friend responded. "I think so."

We stood stock-still, straining to hear the sound again.

The sun was setting over one of the most breathtaking scenes imaginable. We were just below the Wenatchee Guard Station standing on a basalt spine in the Umatilla National Forest. The gulf below us broke away with a steep, ...Read more

Petition, evidence being gathered to ask Vatican to remove Fort Worth Bishop Olson

Religion / Religious News /

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Hundreds of parishioners from across the Diocese of Fort Worth have begun the process to ask Pope Francis to remove Bishop Michael Olson.

Philip Gray, a canon lawyer and president of The St. Joseph Foundation, is advising the groups, gathering evidence and writing the petition. There are nine cases being brought against ...Read more

 

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