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Why does religion separate mankind instead of uniting us as the Bible commands?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Religion seems to separate mankind instead of unite them as the Bible commands. Why is this when we are all brothers and God is the Father of the whole human race? -- M.T.

A: There is a great deal of misunderstanding when it comes to the universal Fatherhood of God and brotherhood. The majority of ...Read more

Why do people have to insist that their particular religion is the right one and the rest are wrong?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do people have to insist that their particular religion is the right one and the rest are wrong? Since the gods are more powerful than man, doesn't it seem reasonable that the gods can sort it all out in the end? -- I.W.

A: All peoples, primitive or modern, have acknowledged some kind of deity....Read more

Is sexual obsession is destroying our nation and way of life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Sexual obsession is destroying our nation and way of life. Society is throwing out the Ten Commandments to make room for vulgarity in every form. Why can't our society see this destruction and stop calling it freedom of speech? -- S.S.

A: Western society has become so obsessed with sex that it ...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it says that people are dead in trespasses and sins?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the Bible mean when it says that people are dead in trespasses and sins? -- S.A.

A: The Bible speaks of the things of the world that blind people to spiritual truth (2 Corinthians 4:4). Until men and women submit to the Lord Jesus Christ, they are spiritually dead. They do not understand ...Read more

Is the United States on a slippery slope?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The United States is on a slippery slope. When we think of our history and the military sacrifice, is seems all in vain. I pray that we will humble ourselves and turn back to God. -- A.R.

A: The Los Angeles Times carried an ad that read: "Spend Now--...Read more

How many verses in the Bible are inspirational?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Last Christmas a neighbor gave my children a Bible trivia game. I have never really believed in the Bible; however, as I have read the questions to them and heard their different answers, it caused me to go and buy a Bible and dig for the answers. One particular question is: How many verses in the ...Read more

Why does the Bible refer to angels and then archangels, and are they mentioned by name?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible refer to angels and then archangels, and are they mentioned by name? -- A.W.

A: Scripture designates Michael as an archangel (Jude 9) and is the only archangel mentioned by name. The prefix "arch" suggests a chief, principal, or great angel. Thus, Michael is an angel above other ...Read more

What can Christians do to make Christianity more relevant?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can a person distinguish between Christianity and other faiths? What can Christians do to make Christianity more relevant, and can Christianity ever become the prominent religion? -- R.D.

A: There is something that distinguishes Christianity from all the religions of the world. Not only does it...Read more

Do the majority of people not understand the source and gift of love?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Google reported that the most asked theological question is "What is love?" Does this indicate that the majority of people really do not understand the source and gift of love? -- L.U.

A: Until the Good News of Jesus Christ burst onto the human scene, the word love was understood mostly in terms of...Read more

What is the difference between man's wisdom and God's wisdom?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What is the difference between man's wisdom and God's wisdom? -- W.S.

A: The eighth chapter of Proverbs is deep and wide because it is the voice of wisdom speaking to our hearts. It is the Lord Jesus Himself gathering up His eternal attributes that call out to us with His understanding, truth, ...Read more

Can a good Christian cheat his customers?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have a business associate who wears his religion on his sleeve, always boasting of all that he does for the community. He may be active in church on Sunday, but he cheats his customers the rest of the week. This makes me doubt his sincerity and he has turned me off on Christianity. -- D.R.

A: An ...Read more

Is worship found only in the music of the church?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a lot of emphasis today in churches about worshipping God. There are worship pastors, worship singers, worship bands; I even went to a church that directed the people to look at the worship screen for the words of the worship songs. Is this what the Bible means by worship, and is worship ...Read more

Has Thanksgiving been "gobbled" up by football, food, and fun?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Doesn't it seem that Thanksgiving has been "gobbled" up by football, food, and fun, instead of remembering the beginnings of our nation and the battles won by the grace of God? -- H.B.

A: There is no better passage for Thanksgiving Day than Psalm 100:4: "Enter into His...Read more

Is it wrong to donate bodily organs to science after death?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I've been told that it is against the Bible to be an organ donor because of the coming resurrection when our bodies will be raised to life again. Is it wrong to donate bodily organs to science after death, for instance, in the case of donating eyes, and how does one go about it? -- A.D.

A: People ...Read more

Can I redeem the years I have lost?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been very wicked all my life. Just recently I found Jesus through hearing a sermon on the radio. Can I redeem the years I have lost? -- O.M.

A: Sin makes an indelible impression on us in this life. Regret is not easily erased. But God can do the impossible. God can do more with a few days of...Read more

How does one stop worry before it destroys them?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: As a recent retiree, I have to admit that I am fearful for the future when I look at the state of the world and how it impacts all of us. I admit that I worry that I will have enough money to sustain me in my old age. How does one stop worry before it destroys them? -- W.S.

A: It's difficult to ...Read more

How can I find true happiness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A popular author has written a series of books about how to find true happiness, but none of his suggestions for me have worked. I don't understand why? -- H.S.

A: A French philosopher once said, "The whole world is on a mad quest for security and happiness." A former president of healthandspirit/religion/billygraham/s-2292549">Read more

As a youth pastor, what problem should I address first?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are so many deep-rooted problems that plague young people today. I am a youth pastor and I want to relate to teenagers in an effective way. Should I tackle sexual topics first, since that seems to be the greatest of all the problems, or is it drug abuse? -- T.A.

A: It's stunning to learn that...Read more

Shouldn't my daughter use her talent for the Lord?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am troubled that while my daughter's talent is being recognized, what she is being exposed to could ruin her more than any success that may come. She was offended when I suggested she use her talent for the Lord. Why am I wrong to give warning? -- C.M.

A: A well-known story is told years ago ...Read more

Can anger be justified in some cases?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that anger can be justified in some cases; if so, is there a good example in the culture today? -- A.J.

A: When we see children abused, we should speak out and pray that righteous anger will lead to solutions to protect the helpless.

We must be careful, however, that our anger is not a ...Read more

 

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