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Isn’t it powerful to pray in His name?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Some say that the name Jesus is offensive, but I don’t understand that. Doesn’t that name represent love? Isn’t it powerful to pray in His name? – L.J.

A: This wonderful name reminds us – and those listening and watching – that Jesus has opened the door to Heaven for us...Read more

Does the Bible address the Internet?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The internet is filled with more danger than good things. It just seems that modern technology has given a platform for everyone to talk about themselves and some say that people’s obsession with it is dangerous. Does the Bible address this? – I.S.

A: The internet can be used ...Read more

How can we keep God’s perspective when conflict is raging?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Conflict is raging. How can we keep God’s perspective? – G.P.

A: The world has always been in a state of unending conflict. Lawlessness is in conflict with the law. Intrigue and dishonesty are in conflict with truth and honesty. Intolerance is at odds with tolerance and ...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it says that people should be “pure in heart”?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am elderly, but when I see the way the world is today, it seems nearly impossible for young people to ever know what purity is. I have to say that the older generation has not set a very good example. The language alone that comes from our politicians and entertainers has ...Read more

What does it mean for a person to give their life to the Lord?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean for a person to give their life to the Lord? – L.S.

A: A police sergeant once asked what the secret was to living a victorious Christian life. While there is no magic formula, if one word could answer it the word would be “surrender.” To surrender means to ...Read more

How can I know God if He can't be seen?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’m a bit of a recluse. No one cares if I exist or not. I’ve even searched for God but I’ve come to the conclusion that God is elusive. It’s hard to know someone when they are never seen. – N.E.

A: Most speculations about God miss one very important truth: God wants us to...Read more

Why does the Bible say that Christians should be a “peculiar” people?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible say that Christians should be a “peculiar” people? If my friends think I’m weird, they won’t have anything to do with me. How can that help me be a witness for Jesus? – B.D.

A: The word “peculiar” can mean many things, but the best definition is ...Read more

How can Jesus understand the suffering that people are experiencing in the here and now?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If Jesus sits on His heavenly throne how can he possibly understand the immense suffering that people are experiencing in the here and now? – S.S.

A: Jesus suffered on the cross more than any other person in human history. The details of how He suffered were predicted in the ...Read more

Were angels only active in Bible times?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friend constantly talks about angels, has pictures of them in her home, and actually worships them, but she never speaks of God. Doesn’t the Bible say that this is wrong, and does God use angels today or were they only active in Bible times? – W.A.

A: On a deserted, narrow ...Read more

Could the leader of the whole world emerge as a robotic god?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a high school graduate going into the field of robotics. It is the most awesome subject to study because robotics may one day make it possible to control the world around us. It’s even possible that the leader of the whole world will emerge as a robotic god. My parents and I ...Read more

What can I say to them?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friends say that my Christian faith is hypocritical because I believe the Bible to be literal even when I say that Jesus is the door. They respond, “Does he have hinges?” What can I say to them? – C.H.

A: Jesus opened Heaven’s door for us by His death on the cross, ...Read more

How can I remedy my "short fuse?"

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Recently I heard that even one small sin of impatience can trigger many other sins. I’m not sure I buy that, but it has come to my attention that I have a shorter fuse with my family than I do my friends. How can that be remedied? – G.R.

A: There was a young Christian woman, ...Read more

Why is it wrong for Christians to work for riches?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is it wrong for Christians to work for riches? – M.H.

A: The Bible does not condemn wealth, but Jesus did speak of the deceitfulness of riches. Those who have great wealth may tend to feel independent, to rely on and trust in their riches rather than in God, it can be the ...Read more

How can I keep my son away from peer pressure?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My son has been a good kid but lately he is giving in to peer pressure from his friends who have talked him out of going to church, and it’s changing his behavior. While he’s not really comfortable with some of the things they do and say, he feels accepted, and belonging to this...Read more

Is there a way to find a religion that really works?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I feel like a religious orphan. With so many religions in the world, it’s hard to decide which one works the best. It seems they all stem from culture or politics. Is there a way to cut through all the rules and spiritualism and find something that really works? – M.G.

A: When ...Read more

Are the changes in society running everything into the ground?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The changes in society are running everything into the ground. It’s scary to think how content people seem to be with living in a virtual world. Is there anything that remains the same? – T.C.

A: Fear and anxiety have become the hallmarks of our age. Fear and anxiety are like ...Read more

Is there a prayer for the new year?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there a prayer for the new year that can give hope and courage to face the ever-changing world we are living in today? – N.Y.

A: Our Father and our God, at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future.

We each ...Read more

Why do so many people go into depression when the calendar changes?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Last year I spent Christmas with a couple who celebrated in a big way. A week later, they went into severe depression and lamented about the coming new year. Why do so many people go into depression when the calendar changes? – H.D.

A: Many people look back on the year and ...Read more

Does God disapprove of foul language?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: All my buddies use language that my parents don’t approve of because they say it offends God, but they’re words used on television, by politicians, and in school. Does God really disapprove? – B.L.

A: “Four-letter words” have always been considered vile. But the most ...Read more

Is there a difference between a lie and stretching the truth?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there a difference between a lie and stretching the truth? – L.S.

A: God’s Word teaches that we should be truthful in our representations of ourselves. The Bible teaches that proper conduct includes truthfulness. Jesus denounced the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees! In...Read more

 

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