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Is it wise to try and find a Bible verse for them to understand, or should I wait until they have a more mature understanding of spiritual things?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Children amaze me with their questions. I protect my children from listening and watching the wrong things, so I make sure they are looking at wholesome books and watching good programs carefully selected to instill in them the right values. When they ask questions, is it wise to try and find a ...Read more

Is anything in the Bible that says we should commit ourselves to God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: While attending a conference on joy, I heard a speaker challenge those in attendance to commit themselves to God. I’ve been in church all my life but I’ve never heard that said. The speaker passed out a little card with a prayer on it, asking us to read it and sign. I am careful about what I put...Read more

How can a Christian deal with this?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My best friend all through school and college – best man at my wedding, godfather to my children – has turned on me with no explanation. I’ve searched my heart to see what I might have done to cause the destruction of a treasured friendship. He blocks me on social media and has even relocated ...Read more

What can a person do to overcome horrible memories and the selfishness that caused them?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It is hard to get over the guilt I feel since my parents passed away. In their last years of life, I was very busy in my career and raising my family. My parents were struggling as they aged and dealt with weakness and pain, and no doubt loneliness. I sent them money, but I didn’t go to them and ...Read more

Is it wrong to tell them He is seeking them?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Some friends of mine don’t understand my personal relationship with the Lord. We share much in common, but not when it comes to God. They pride themselves in diversity and fail to recognize their own prejudice against God. Is it wrong to tell them He is seeking them? – P.M.

A: By nature people ...Read more

Is the Old Testament not for today?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A leading pastor who was interviewed on Fox News declared that the Old Testament is not for today. Is this true? – B.D.

A: The Old Testament may not seem relevant to us today – but it is, because it’s part of God’s holy Word. After all, the Old Testament Scriptures were quoted by Jesus when...Read more

Why does God allow people, especially people who follow Him, to suffer so?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It has been gut wrenching to watch my parents grow old and exist in bad health that keeps getting worse. Why does God allow people, especially people who follow Him, to suffer so? The dying process is grotesque, and I think it is worse for the caregiver than the patient because we have no control of...Read more

Why do Christians ignore reality and think they can navigate life through faith?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many of my Christian friends say that the only way to live properly is to live by faith in God, but I pride myself in living according to fact, not suppositions. Religion is fiction, made up by multitudes of people. I prefer dealing with reality in order to navigate in a world that is increasingly ...Read more

Is this the message of the Bible -- to experience life to the fullest?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My daughter is on a pursuit of finding happiness and though she grew up in church, she is on the wrong path. As her father, I see destruction ahead for her because she is running after the things society tells her will make her successful and happy. My part in it is that I’ve enabled her to ...Read more

Is my faith in vain?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I pose this dilemma in hopes of coming to the right conclusion. I turned my life over to the Lord thinking that He would give me peace and prosperity through His salvation, but my life has gotten tangled up more than ever and it puzzles me. I anticipate every morning that the day ahead will be ...Read more

Is it wrong to stay busy doing things like sports and watching TV to relax?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It was a wake-up call to me when someone asked how I spent my time. Other than my 40 hours of work each week, I couldn’t answer. I’m not sure that my life is really making a difference in spite of the fact that I work hard at my job. Is it wrong to stay busy doing things like sports and watching...Read more

Doesn’t the Bible say a lot about the heart in connection to our health?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There’s an ad on television about getting a medical-grade EKG through an app on a mobile phone. The ad asks the question, “How’s your heart? I used this as an illustration to friends I was talking to about the Lord. They thought it was cool that a computer could calculate the heart’s ...Read more

Is it really possible to “forgive and forget?”

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’m enraged because of what some people have said about me at work — unkind and untrue accusations. Is it really possible to “forgive and forget?” Even as a Christian, I don’t think I’m able to do that. – F.F.

A: What is impossible with people is possible with God. He can give us a ...Read more

Is there an overview of the Bible that will help us study together?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My parents gave me the most beautiful Bible for Christmas. They became Christians after I came into their home through the foster care system. A couple who cared for me a short while before helped place me in this home after they led my adoptive parents to the Lord. Inscribed is the most beautiful ...Read more

How can we flee from the devil if we don’t recognize him?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many people are unaware of the power Satan has. Does he put all of his effort in keeping others from God’s salvation? Or does the devil go after people of faith and, if so, how do we combat him? The Bible says that we should flee from the devil, but how can we if we don’t recognize him? – R.S....Read more

When people use the phrase “this may be your Gethsemane,” what does that mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When people use the phrase “this may be your Gethsemane,” what does that mean? – H.L.

A: The garden of Gethsemane is at the base of the Mount of Olives outside the gates of Jerusalem. The word Gethsemane means “oil press.” When olives are harvested, they are squeezed under an ...Read more

What’s the most concise way to be an effective witness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was asked by a co-worker what the Gospel of Jesus is. I couldn’t explain it clearly. What’s the most concise way to be an effective witness? I want to be faithful in speaking God’s truth. – R.W.

A: The Bible says, “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was ...Read more

Is there a story lead my brother away from temptation?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My brother is discouraged in his faith, but he’s not walking away from it — at least not yet. His buddies set him up for temptation in such clever ways and he’s conflicted whether he should fall in with them. I’m quite a bit older than he is and helped raise him. Now that he’s in college, ...Read more

Is it a a blessing to work in a VA hospital?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It’s been a blessing to work in a VA hospital. The sacrifice of men and women for the sake of our nation’s freedom is humbling. While I always desired to work in a ministry organization or church, I’ve found that the Lord has given me a greater ministry in this environment. I’ve been able to...Read more

How has society become so self-absorbed and filled with injustice?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Our society has become self-absorbed and filled with injustice. Hateful people are given enormous platforms by the media to spew their venom. Is this a sign of the times? – H.P.

A: Hate knows no bounds. It is in motion at every level. Looking out for number one has become the goal of many. To ...Read more

 

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