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Can we believe anything into existence and be our own gods?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’m a high school senior. One of my teachers says that we can believe anything into existence and in a sense be our own gods. I know this isn’t true but I don’t quite know how to debate the claim. – F.F.

A: It is impossible to believe anything into existence. Try it. Who ...Read more

What’s the secret to being near to God and know that He is with us?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friends and I were talking about how we want desperately to be near to God and know that He is with us. We work hard at doing good to others. We try every day to be better than the day before, but it seems the harder we try, the more defeated we are. What’s the secret? – T.A....Read more

What has happened in our culture that we cannot at least be civil to one another?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why must we hurl accusations and hatred? Seldom do I pass someone with a smile on their face or a spring in their step. People seemed so unhappy, so burdened; even in families, there seems to be conflict present. What has happened in our culture that we cannot at least be civil to ...Read more

How can we determine if a pastor is preaching from the Bible?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can we determine if a pastor is preaching from the Bible and not from another source that may sound good but is not God’s Word? – D.P.

A: Through Bible study and prayer, we are given discernment to tell the difference between what is of God and what is not. God’s people ...Read more

Is it true that the Bible says to eat, drink, and be merry?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that the Bible says to eat, drink, and be merry? – F.H.

A: The author of Ecclesiastes (in the Bible) wrote of the reality of searching for happiness in a foolish way. A comedian has said, “Enjoy as much as you can. Even if you live to be 90, that’s not as long as ...Read more

Does God care about our everyday decisions?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Even as a Christian, I stay torn when it comes to making decisions about the smallest things. Many times I get conflicting information from my friends in comparison to what I believe the Bible instructs me to do. Does God care about our everyday decisions? – D.M.

A: How many ...Read more

How can I forget the past and try to do better?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It’s hard to forget the past and try to do better. I have a lot of regrets but surely there is a way to move forward and not be stifled by yesterday. – F.P.

A: Whatever has happened in life so far — both good and bad — cannot be altered, and all the decisions and events ...Read more

Are my friends worth the trouble?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Sometimes I wonder if friends are worth the trouble. Mine seem to always discourage me about my faith in God. While they say they believe there’s a God, they claim He really doesn’t care much about what happens on this planet. If people can really go that far to believe in God ...Read more

Why are Christians more into backbiting than peacemaking?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do people have to constantly stir up trouble and gossip about people that they call friends? Isn’t that hypocritical and mean-spirited? Christians especially are called to love others, but there seems to be more backbiting than peacemaking. – C.G.

A: Society is immersed in ...Read more

Why do Christians contend that Jesus is the only way to truth?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do Christians contend that Jesus is the only way to truth? There are so many religions in the world with historical figureheads. My conclusion is to remain neutral on choosing one over the other. – R.S.

A: When it comes to God’s truth, there is no such thing as staying ...Read more

Should we store up our treasures in Heaven?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve always heard that we should store up our treasures in Heaven. I’ve also heard that when we die we can’t take anything with us, so what does this mean? – S.T.

A: As an old man was dying, he told his grandson, “I don’t know what type of work I’ll be doing in Heaven...Read more

Are angels real or are they only a figment of imagination?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Are angels real or are they only a figment of imagination? – A.S.

A: In the late 1800s, a German composer and his sister wrote a musical version of the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” Early in the opera, Hansel and Gretel become lost one night in a dangerous forest. Before ...Read more

How can a person equip themselves to win in life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The feeling of defeat seems to follow me in everything I do. Does Satan get pleasure in defeated Christians? How can a person equip themselves to win in life? – O.D.

A: Satan will do everything he can to bring discouragement, but we must never give him a foothold in our lives. ...Read more

How do I keep my children from participating in most things the world does?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’m struggling with how to help my kids understand the principle of living in the world but not being part of the world. We’re a Christian family wanting to shine God’s light in a dark world, but as a mother, I don’t want my children to participate in most things the world ...Read more

Is there a secret to learning how to use time as a friend instead of an enemy?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a procrastinator and not proud of it. My sweet parents left me a family heirloom—a 19th century clock. A handwritten note was behind the small door. My mother wrote: Redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16). When I hear the clock strike the top of another hour, I realize I cannot get...Read more

Does the Bible say anything about a person’s conscience?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandmother is always telling me that if I make the wrong choice in life my conscience is going to always be looking over my shoulder. She knows a lot about the Bible but she said it was up to me to find it. Does the Bible really say something about a person’s conscience? – W...Read more

Where can I turn for help?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I believe the Bible to be the best spiritual book ever written, but my philosophy professor says that the Bible is only one of the spiritual books that give insight into the mind of man. I am a Christian but I don’t know how to debate this subject. Where can I turn for help? – P...Read more

Does the Bible say anything that could help me be a better guy and prepare for the future ahead?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am in middle school and love to study science. I’ve been learning about metamorphosis and was wondering if the Bible says anything that could help me be a better guy and prepare for the future ahead. – T.A.

A: Another word for metamorphosis is “transformation.” The Bible ...Read more

Why does the Bible contradict itself?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Bible says over and over again, “Fear not,” but it also says to “fear God.” Why does the Bible contradict itself? – F.R.

A: There are different kinds of fear. Not all fear is wrong. It is right for a child to fear a hot stove or a sharp knife, because those can harm ...Read more

Is it sinful to be emotional as long as it doesn’t lead to hurting others?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: People say that I am too emotional and that I need to learn to be more like other people in my life that don’t show their feelings. Is it sinful to be emotional as long as it doesn’t lead to hurting others? – E.P.

A: God wove various personality traits into His created beings...Read more

 

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