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Has Christianity has become a cultural cliche?

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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

Does the Bible speak about a nation's sovereignty?

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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

Does God have a heart like man?

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Why does God allow good people to suffer?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It's difficult to understand why God permits suffering, particularly when good people suffer. Why is this? -- S.P.

A: Suffering is a natural part of life. But God can, and does, use it for good. While this is hard to comprehend, suffering can be used to build the faith needed to depend on God.

We ...Read more

How can the Bible claim that God cannot look upon evil yet judge evil people?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can the Bible claim that God cannot look upon evil yet judge evil people? -- P.S.

A: Admittedly it is hard to understand many things in Scripture, but it is not because Scripture is wrong; it is because mankind is made up of weak and imperfect people, unable to scarcely grasp the overwhelming ...Read more

How can God reconcile the world to himself?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There's widespread hatred for the God of the Bible so I'm puzzled at the statement that God reconciles the world to himself. What does that mean? -- G.R.

A: In His 33 years on earth, Jesus suffered with man; on the cross He suffered for man. "God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ" (2 ...Read more

What should I pray about?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Recently I was saved through the witness of a co-worker. He said the most important thing to do was to pray. What should I pray about? -- N.B.

A: When souls are saved, a desire to be nourished from God's Word is of utmost importance. Bring everything in your life to God in prayer and watch how He ...Read more

How difficult can it be to determine what Christianity really is?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Because of the debate between politics and religion, many are saying that it's difficult to determine what Christianity really is. Can it be explained in simple terms? -- C.C.

A: There's great confusion today in what it means to be a Christian. It's frequently debated in news forums on network ...Read more

Is society is bent on evil?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Society is bent on evil at almost every turn. My kids cannot go to school without having immorality crammed down their throats. It's a constant battle. People seem to think that they can redefine sin by making even foul language acceptable. -- S.D.

A: A headline in USA Today read: "Is sin dead?" ...Read more

Why are rescue personnel resistant to the salvation that Jesus offers?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Rescue stories always inspire me. It is always puzzling that most people celebrate someone being pulled from a fire or accident. Why are some of the same people resistant to the salvation that Jesus offers? -- R.Q.

A: "Search and rescue" is a term heard almost every day, whether in the newspaper, ...Read more

Is it a promise from God that we can be happy?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Our country is obsessed with happiness, but is it a promise from God that we can be happy? -- P.H.

A Thomas Jefferson wrote about "the pursuit of happiness." But for many it is a delusion. While Jefferson was correct that we should have a "right" to pursue happiness, a problem is created when ...Read more

Will my blind granddaughter ever be of use to the Lord?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My teenage granddaughter has lost her eyesight and is devastated. I am at a loss to know how to encourage her. She is a Christian but doubts that she will ever be of use to the Lord -- B.G.

A: It is easy for others to say, but the Bible teaches that ...Read more

Why do Christians use scare tactics to frighten people into belief in God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do Christians use scare tactics to frighten people into belief in God? -- D.S.

A Life is like a shadow, like a fleeting cloud moving across the face of the sun. King David said, "We are aliens and pilgrims... as were all of our fathers; our days on earth are as a shadow" (1 Chronicles 29:15). ...Read more

How can I help my friends realize God's love?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friends have recently been stripped of their wealth and prestige because of bad decisions they've made. They say they feel completely alone in the world. How can I help them realize God's love? -- C.L.

A: Those who focus all attention on financial gain, business and social prestige -- any ...Read more

How can I be certain that God is in control in the midst of conflict?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can I be certain that God is in control in the midst of conflict? -- G.C.

A: For those who belong to Christ and have Him at the center of life, God is near. When we struggle, fight, and strive for our way, we are not "resting" in the Lord. "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not ...Read more

 

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