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Has Christianity has become a cultural cliche?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Christianity has become a cultural cliche. I meet many people who identify with the Christian faith but their lives do not reflect a different way of living from almost any other religion. Is this acceptable according to Scripture? -- C.C.

A: If Christianity is important at all, it is all-important...Read more

Meditation 3/29 - 4/4 The Everlasting Kingdom ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Everlasting Kingdom

I saw in the night visions,
and behold, with the clouds of heaven
there came one like a son of man,
and he came to the Ancient of Days
and was presented before him.

And to him was given dominion
and glory and a kingdom,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
should serve him;
his ...Read more

Does the Bible speak about a nation's sovereignty?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a political science student but am disillusioned by those who say that because America was founded on Christian principles it will never fall. Does the Bible speak about a nation's sovereignty? -- P.S.

A: The Bible is filled with knowledge about the nations and kingdoms of the world, but the ...Read more

Meditation 3/29 - 4/4 The Everlasting Kingdom NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Everlasting Kingdom

"I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.

"And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
Might...Read more

Spiritual Life: He was running out of money but faith overtook fear

Religion / Religious News /

On a cloudy day in a thick forest near Mount Fuji, I found myself facing a fear beyond anything I had ever experienced. This wasn't just fear for me, it was fear for my family. What had I done to them?

I walked the narrow mountain track, my heart pounding, my stomach in a knot.

At age 33, I had been appointed as a missionary to Japan by a ...Read more

Does God have a heart like man?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There's a lot said in religion about people's hearts being wicked, but does the Bible speak of God's heart; does He have a heart like man? -- H.S.

A: God created mankind in His image. "For the mouth of the Lord has spoken" (Isaiah 1:20). "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro... to show Himself ...Read more

Meditation 3/29 - 4/4 The Everlasting Kingdom NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Everlasting Kingdom

"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.

He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an ...Read more

Meditation 3/29 - 4/4 The Everlasting Kingdom NKJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Everlasting Kingdom

"I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.

Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. <...Read more

What's the solution to the hostility in our society?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I spent years in the military and served in many wars, but the hostility that is happening right under our feet in the good old US of A sometimes seems more violent to me. What's the solution? -- P.C.

A: People don't have to be on the battlefields of the world to experience strife and conflict. ...Read more

Meditation 3/22 - 3/28 Suffering for God's Glory CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Dear friends, don't be surprised or shocked that you are going through testing that is like walking through fire. Be glad for the chance to suffer as Christ suffered. It will prepare you for even greater happiness when he makes his glorious return.

Count it a blessing when you suffer for being a Christian. This shows that God's glorious ...Read more

Can't Congress learn from past history in order to shape a worldview that is worthwhile?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I hear Americans talk about the hatred between political parties being at an all-time high, and I suppose it is. But can't they learn from past history in order to shape a worldview that is worthwhile? -- H.P.

A: The Berlin Wall is an example of division that a political climate can create; for it ...Read more

Meditation 3/22 - 3/28 Suffering for God's Glory NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad--because these trials will make you partners with Christ in his suffering, and afterward you will have the wonderful joy of sharing his glory when it is displayed to all the world.

Be happy if you...Read more

The spiritual vaccine: part 3

Religion / God Squad /

In this time of fear and uncertainty, I have turned the focus of my column to the one thing that is certain. We need to sustain hope and reduce panic. As in all things, my first resource for hope is the revealed word of God in the Bible. What we need to know and what we need to believe and what we need to heal is always there waiting for our ...Read more

Are we wrong to be weary of this stage in life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Our adult children stay perturbed because we talk about our declining years. We don't believe our children understand the frailties of aging. Are we wrong to be weary of this stage in life? -- A.P.

A: Dr. E. Stanley Jones, born in Maryland, made a profound impact on all those around him because of ...Read more

Meditation 3/22 - 3/28 Suffering for God's Glory MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Friends, when life gets really difficult, don't jump to the conclusion that God isn't on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.

If you're abused because of Christ, count yourself fortunate. It's the Spirit of God and his ...Read more

Private prayers and empty funerals: The pandemic is hard on the Middle East faithful

Religion / Religious News /

BEIRUT -- Paying no attention to the tenets of social distancing, the abaya-shrouded women -- no masks or gloves among them -- crowded into the Baghdad square surrounding the shrine to Imam Musa Kadhim.

"I invite China, Italy and Iran," one of the women said to a journalist from a satellite news station. "Those are the three biggest countries ...Read more

Isn't life to be enjoyed?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I don't believe parents can really love their children when they heap on them rules and regulations that steal the fun away from life. Isn't life to be enjoyed? -- G.C.

A: There was a woman who cared for an orphan girl. While waiting to be adopted by this woman, the orphan was given instructions to...Read more

Meditation 3/22 - 3/28 Suffering for God's Glory ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of ...Read more

Is the Bible a guidebook for life and death leading to eternity?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I grew up thinking the Bible was a book about right and wrong, but someone told me it was a guidebook for life and death leading to eternity. Which is it? -- R.W.

A: There's a stretch of highway going up into the mountains of North Carolina that was under construction for many years. It is rugged ...Read more

Meditation 3/22 - 3/28 Suffering for God's Glory NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.

If you are reviled for the name of ...Read more