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Isn't the Bible actually deceitful?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems to me that the Bible is deceitful, a lofty story, that causes people to believe they can live a holy life when it isn’t possible at all. – B.D.

A: People reading the Bible for the first time are often surprised to discover how much human drama it contains. Almost every...Read more

What exactly does "God is truth" mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Some say that God is truth. What exactly does that mean? – T.S.

A: Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

Why did He say this? Because He also said, “I am… the truth” (John 14:6). What a marvelous statement this is. ...Read more

Does modern technology diminish what has been done in the past?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A country singer wrote a song titled: “I Like the Old Stuff Better.” The lyrics got me to thinking about the past and how this country was built on common sense and hard work. Does modern technology diminish what has been done in the past? In other words, is it always right to ...Read more

Why do Christians claim that their faith is different?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do Christians claim that their faith is different from all other religions in the world, and is Humanism a religion or simply the way of human life? – W.R.

A: Many voices make many claims. Atheists say there is no God. Polytheism may allow that Jesus is one of many gods. ...Read more

How is it possible to restore a patient’s hope?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A medical journal carried a story about a frequently missed diagnosis called “Soul Sickness.” Some physicians stated that the cure is to restore the patient’s hope. How is this possible? – R.H.

A: The human body is the house in which the soul resides temporarily. The soul ...Read more

There’s no way to start over again, is there?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: By my own bad choices and self-will I’ve wrecked my life. There’s no way to start over again, is there? – B.C.

A: An outstanding businessman once said, “My life is a complete wreck. I’ve spent so much money on psychiatrists – they cannot patch me up. I’m too far gone ...Read more

Why is the Gospel so controversial?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is the Gospel so controversial and why do some say everyone must decide what they think about it? – G.D.

A: The Bible says that it’s appointed that man will die once (Hebrews 9:27). All of nature’s in the process of dying. Yet most people are living as if they think that ...Read more

Is good done for a selfish reason still good?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It’s been said that if a person does good to someone even for a selfish motive, that they have still done good. Is this true? – D.G.

A: “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weights the spirits” (Proverbs 16:2). There is a mystery about sin, but in ...Read more

What should the Christian position be when all sides are fighting each other?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I think all of America is dreading this political season where so much hate abounds. What should the Christian position be when all sides are fighting each other? – P.D.

A: America was founded on Biblical principles; our laws are based on Scripture. Many of our forefathers, ...Read more

How does God view suicide?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How does God view suicide? – L.G.

A: The Bible says, “The thief (Satan) comes only to kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10, ESV).

God alone is the Giver of life and it is dangerous to take life into our own hands. Such thoughts...Read more

How can I overcome jealousy?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I struggle with jealousy and I am feeling guilty about it. If I could understand it I might be able to overcome it. What do I need to do? – J.S.

A: Discontent with our position and possessions often indicates a self-centered attitude which leads to intolerant, resentful, and even...Read more

How important is it that my children understand the truth of the Trinity?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My church doesn’t have a good program for my children so my wife and I teach them Bible lessons at home. We’re having trouble helping them understand the truth of the Trinity. How important is it that they grasp this? – F.G.

A: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the ...Read more

If God knows all then why do we need to pray?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It’s been said that prayer is one of the most important things we can do. If God knows everything, why do people need to tell Him of their concerns and wishes? – P.D.

A: Prayer is one of the privileges of the child of God, made possible because Jesus Christ has opened up the ...Read more

Is there a standard to consider before having children?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband and I are newlyweds and both career-oriented. Many of our friends have discouraged us from having children because it causes problems with childcare. While we can afford to hire help to care for children we might have, I am not sure we are equipped. Is there a standard to...Read more

Is it true that people see things differently from God, and if so, why?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that people see things differently from God, and if so, why? – G.V.

A: God views us from His heavenly throne in the light of eternity. Mankind views life from a personal point of time [in the world they see]; this is a worldview. We see ourselves as self-sufficient, ...Read more

Is abortion really the same as gendercide?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: During the pandemic it was reported that some doctors were helping women abort their babies at home by taking a pill since many could not travel to an abortion clinic. One mother said she chose abortion because she did not want to have another girl since she already had three ...Read more

Does ipraying for our country make a difference?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Flag Day doesn’t get much attention these days and I wonder why Americans seem so indifferent to allegiance to our country. Yet I hear a lot of people – even politicians – say that we should pray for our country. Does it really make a difference? – F.D.

A: Prayers lifted to Almighty God can...Read more

Why do some people credit the power of Satan?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do some people credit the power of Satan in their lives and treat him as though he is on the same level as God? – S.L.

A: Godlessness permeates society and culture. There are those who are drawn to Satan. They want to learn more about the devil, demons, witchcraft, the occult, etc. In many ...Read more

Does God call out to people and we should heed His voice?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Recently I read an article that claimed that God calls out to people and we should heed His voice. What does that mean? – G.V.

A: God’s Word tells us that He calls out to sinners – that is anyone ever born, and He calls out to individuals because He is a personal Savior.

The Bible says: “...Read more

Why doesn’t God intervene for the sake of mankind?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I used to laugh at religious people when they would talk about the end of time. But as I witness the volume of storms that pound the world and health scares that paralyze the world, I am reconsidering what they’ve had to say. Exactly what does the Bible say about these things and why doesn’t God...Read more

 

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