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How can a God of love send anyone to Hell?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can a God of love send anyone to Hell? -- H.B.

A: God doesn't send anyone to Hell. The Bible declares that Hell was never intended for man but for the devil and his demons (Matthew 25:41). Those who reject Christ choose to follow Satan, and they will follow him right into his ultimate destiny, ...Read more

Is there any refuge from this persistent guilt I bear?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am unable to overcome my grief because of how I spoke to my father just before he died. Our relationship was always troubled, but down deep I know he loved me, and I am sure I gave him reason to be hard on me. Is there any refuge from this persistent guilt I bear? -- G.S.

A: We are all imperfect ...Read more

Do angels come and take us to Heaven when we die?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandmother tells me that when a person dies angels come and take us to Heaven. Is this a fable or is this really true? -- A.W.

A: There is a difference between a fable and truth. The important thing to remember is that God calls His children to Heaven, but not all people belong to Him, though ...Read more

Is there any hope to turn our societal addiction to prescription drugs around?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is so much in the news today about societal addiction to prescription drugs. Is there any hope to turn this around? -- D.A.

A: Some of the most heartbreaking stories are from people who tell how drugs have ravaged their lives and destroyed families. Each generation, it seems, becomes more ...Read more

Why is the Bible filled with violence and conflict?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is the Bible filled with violence and conflict? It doesn't seem that this storyline follows the idea that God is love -- C.S.

A: Violence and conflict in Scripture is revealed because God's truth never covers up the ugliness of sin, and all of mankind is born in sin. Christ can rid us of inner ...Read more

Does the Bible address growing old?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am old and in poor health. Does the Bible address growing old? -- A.A.

A: While the Bible doesn't gloss over the problems we face as we grow older, neither does it paint old age as a time to be despised or a burden to be endured with gritted teeth. Nor does it picture us in our latter years as ...Read more

Why do people say that Christ will make us new creatures?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do people say that Christ will make us new creatures? I have not experienced that phenomenon, even though I go to church regularly. -- C.D.

A: The whole matter of receiving new life in Christ is like a coin, having two sides. Life has a divine side and a human side. In our human life we must ...Read more

Are mistakes and sin the same thing?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Preachers used to preach a lot about sin, but in recent years they talk more about mistakes than sin. Are mistakes and sin the same thing? -- M.D.

A: Plain and simple, sin is unbelief to the truthfulness of God. It is unbelief that shuts the door to Heaven and opens the door to Hell. It is unbelief...Read more

Why do Christians keep saying that Jesus is the Prince of Peace when the world is in terrible turmoil and gets worse with every passing day?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do Christians keep saying that Jesus is the Prince of Peace when the world is in terrible turmoil and gets worse with every passing day -- P.S.

A: The Bible is not content to leave the nature of the peace Christ purchased for us in doubt. It ...Read more

Why can't America resolve the conflict of hate and violence?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why can't a prosperous nation like America resolve the conflict of hate and violence? Is there hope for a nation that is seeing more outrage and more mass killings than ever before? -- D.T.

A: The great flaw in the American economic system has finally been revealed: an unrealistic faith in the ...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it speaks of strife?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I don't hear the word "strife" used much anymore but it seems that is the best description for what is going on in society today. No one seems to agree on anything. What does the Bible mean when it speaks of strife, and can our government overcome it through more laws? -- S.R.

A: The Greek word for...Read more

Does God really care about what career I choose or where I go to college?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Does God really care about what career I choose or where I go to college? -- S.S.

A: God desires first that we submit our lives to Him and receive the salvation He offers. When we become His obedient children, He wants us to walk with Him every mile of our life's journey. He equips us so that we ...Read more

Has society has demoralized the purity of sex and what God intended it to be?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is so much in the news today about sexuality. Doesn't it seem that society has demoralized the purity of sex and what God intended it to be? -- D.I.

A: Purity is probably the least appreciated of all the Christian virtues. We live in the most permissive society since pagan times. Movie ...Read more

Does life really continue after we leave this world?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I attended my first funeral at 21. I heard things I've never heard before about leaving a good legacy and about being certain that there is life beyond the grave. Does life really continue after we leave this world and how important is it that we leave a memorable mark? -- D.W.

A: In the midst of ...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it says like newborn babies we should desire the milk of the Word?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the Bible mean when it says like newborn babies we should desire the milk of the Word? -- N.B.

A: Birth is only the beginning for a newborn baby; that child is not meant to be a baby forever but to grow and become strong and eventually reach adulthood. The same is true for us. When we ...Read more

How does one know the right one to choose?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My mailbox is filled weekly with fundraising requests to help with world disasters and community drives. I cannot possibly respond to them all. How does one know the right one to choose, and does it really even help? -- F.R.

A: There are many compassionate organizations reaching out to those in ...Read more

Why did God say the world was good, when so much of it is obviously imperfect?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why did God say the world was good, when so much of it is obviously imperfect -- even evil? -- P.P.

A: After God created the world, He said it was perfect, because He had made it exactly the way He wanted it to be. He pronounced His creation very good (Genesis 1:31) before Satan tempted Adam and ...Read more

How can I offer myself as part of the solution?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It's frustrating to hear about trouble and not be equipped to do anything. How can a person offer themselves as part of the solution if they do not have money to send, or time to give to others who are hurting and in danger? -- C.W.

A: It's natural to feel helpless when we read about trouble at ...Read more

Why do Christians insist that Jesus was divine?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Most people will readily admit that Jesus was a great man. But why have Christians always insisted that He was more than a man -- that He was also divine? -- B.Q.

A: Humans do not decide who Jesus is. Jesus Himself said that He was divine. Faith in Him is believing this truth. He said, "I and My ...Read more

How can my home be as successful as my company?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I own a large corporation and work hard to conduct business in an honorable way. But one of the hardest jobs I've ever tried to do is be a good parent. How can my home be as successful as my company? -- C.D.

A: Being a parent is hard, especially in today's world. Sometimes we overlook the basics. ...Read more

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