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How do we provide the right kind of home for our children?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am fearful that my husband and I may not be able to provide the right kind of home for our children. We both came from broken homes and don't have any experience in knowing how to create the right environment. Is there a formula? -- W.M.

A: God is the Creator of the universe. He set the ...Read more

How can it be emphasized that a person's legacy is much more than money?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am preparing my will and I fear my children will not realize the impact of what I am leaving to them. How can it be emphasized that a person's legacy is much more than money? -- P.F.

A: When the multimillionaire J. P. Morgan died, his will consisted of about 10,000 words and 37 articles. In his ...Read more

Why do I rub people the wrong way?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been trying to improve my interpersonal relationships. I seem to rub people the wrong way and have asked myself why. I try to be a good neighbor. I try to be a good friend, but people don't respond favorably to me. What am I missing? -- C.F.

A: We should thank God for the people in our lives...Read more

Can past mistakes come back and haunt us?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a lot in the news about past mistakes and how they can come back and haunt us. Are they mistakes or sins? -- A.P.

A: Many people prefer calling sins mistakes but there is a difference. A driver can follow a GPS and ignore the prompt to make a turn and end up on a dead-end road. He has made...Read more

Should I no longer love football?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Football is in the news a lot these days and I used to love the game. I am a high school coach, but the ugliness of societal ills seem to be spoiling things that once brought a sense of pleasure -- a momentary and satisfying break to the problems of the day. I just want to throw in the towel. Am I ...Read more

What can a person do to overcome despair?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am discouraged about the world we live in today. There is so much turmoil and dread for tomorrow. Though I read my Bible, just listening to the news is discouraging. It is hard to find a glimmer of good. I can't even escape in my own house. What can a person do to overcome such despair? -- D.P.

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What does it mean to receive a calling in life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: -- C.O.

A: God is a personal God. He is not lofty or hard to find. His Word tells us that He calls out to sinners -- that is anyone ever born.

God makes three calls. First, He calls us to the Person of Jesus Christ: " 'Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'Though your sins are ...Read more

Does God look at who we really are and not what we do?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I love God and try to do good things in my life. I stay current with the news and try to respond to people's needs. My friend told me that God does not look at what we do but who we really are. Is that true? -- H.W.

A: There are many people who spend their lives doing good deeds. This, in fact, was...Read more

Why are people looking away from God for the solution to today's problems?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why are people looking to politics, science and education for the solution to the problems we face today? -- P.T.

A: Many people who call themselves Christians actually doubt the authority of the Scriptures, believing in a god of their own imagination. Jesus Christ has been robbed of His deity. ...Read more

Is there a chuch within a chuch?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am 50 years old and it seems the Protestant church has changed drastically from when I was a young child, and not for the better. I was told that there is a church within a church. What does that mean? -- C.W.

A: There is a group of people, often a minority, in almost every congregation who have ...Read more

Are revolutions the only way to make changes in the world?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My professor teaches that revolutions are the only way to make changes in the world. Is she right? -- D.S.

A: Revolution means "change," and the world is changing so fast that no one can really keep up with it. Students in classrooms often only hear what is bad about the world. Many professors ...Read more

Is it wrong to play golf?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My wife tells me I am addicted to golf and that God is not pleased with my obsession. I work hard to provide for my family and golf is a release from the tensions that build up during the week. Is this wrong? -- G.N.

A: Obsessions can bring harm to relationships. But golf can be a useful game. When...Read more

Why does the Bible say that there is pleasure in sin?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible say that there is pleasure in sin? -- S.P.

A: The Bible declares that there can be pleasure in sin. We know this from our own experience. But the Bible also says that sin's pleasure is only for a season (Hebrews 11:25). Then it's over, leaving us bitter, and finally destroying us...Read more

What is the key to being a good parent?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Parenting in today's world is harder than it used to be. What is the key to being a good parent? -- G.P.

A: Parents are responsible not only for meeting the physical needs of their children -- which even nature teaches -- but also for spiritual growth. The Scriptures, which God intended for ...Read more

Q: What exactly is an evangelist?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What exactly is an evangelist? -- E.P.

A: An evangelist is like a newscaster on television or a journalist writing for a newspaper, except that the evangelist's mission is to tell the Good News that never changes.

The primary responsibility is to preach God's Word, telling people simply and ...Read more

Are today's children surrounded by too much darkness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: As a parent in today's world, I am uneasy about allowing my children to participate in Halloween. It has changed from when I was young. Children are already surrounded with too much darkness. Exalting demons and ghosts as a form of youthful entertainment seems dangerous. Still today I...Read more

Is it wrong to seek happiness when so many are in despair?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it wrong to seek personal happiness when so many people around the world are in despair? -- H.P.

A: There are two kinds of happiness. One is when our circumstances are pleasant and we are relatively free from troubles. The problem, however, is that this kind of happiness is fleeting and ...Read more

Can a person really find a soul mate to share the deepest things of life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Can a person really find a soul mate to share the deepest things of life? -- S.S.

A: Matchmaking has become a booming business in our culture's restless search for a "soul mate." Online services promise to bring light into your life by matching you up with someone just right for you. "Relationship ...Read more

Why do young people seek out acceptance from others?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do young people seek out acceptance from others? -- C.P.

A: To the question, "What appears to be the thing that young people are looking for the most?" a Harvard University professor answered, "They want to belong." How coincidental that Facebook, a 21st-century phenomenon, was conceived and ...Read more

What did Jesus mean when He said that the rocks would speak on His behalf?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What did Jesus mean when He said that the rocks would speak on His behalf? -- R.S.

A: When the Pharisees told Jesus to silence His followers for proclaiming Him the King of glory, Jesus said, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out" (Luke 19:40). Jesus, ...Read more

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