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Why doesn't Jesus help us know peace worldwide?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Since the turn of the century it seems that we as a people have digressed. Governments and the United Nations haven't made much progress. Why doesn't Jesus help us know peace worldwide? -- H.D.

A: The human race continues its futile search for peace ...Read more

Who is the most wicked king in the Old Testament?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: American Christians seem to be comparing modern politicians with leaders who are mentioned in the Bible -- good and bad. Is it right to make such comparisons, and who is the most wicked king in the Old Testament? -- P.D.

A: Judging belongs solely to the Lord because He is the only One who can know ...Read more

What does the word "slothful" mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandfather recently died and left his well-marked King James Bible to me. I believe the Bible, but I have never really read it. Many of the words in it sound archaic. Is it true that the KJV is still the best-selling Bible and what does the word "slothful" mean? -- G.S.

A: The King James Bible ...Read more

Can our nation turn itself around?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandson served in the military and is now back in civilian life. He feels defeated when he sees so many Americans against our flag. Can our nation turn itself around? -- D.S.

A: America has gone a long way down the wrong road. We are blessed to have brave citizens serve this country, but no one...Read more

Why do so many people doubt biblical history that has been authenticated?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have traveled and seen the Seven Wonders of the World. It has surprised me how many of these sites point to Scripture and reveal a great deal about biblical history. Why do so many people doubt biblical history that has been authenticated? -- W.T.

A: There are seven wonders of the ancient world ...Read more

Why does God change between the New and Old Testaments?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Old Testament give the impression that God is harsh and unloving, but the New Testament reveals God as loving and merciful? -- D.S.

A: Often people make judgments about the Bible without ever picking it up and reading it. These judgments are passed on to others and believed. It is man,...Read more

How can praying to a picture of Jesus be wrong?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have a picture of Jesus in my home and each morning I pray to that picture. My neighbor tells me I am wrong to do this. How can praying to a picture of Jesus be wrong? -- W.W.

A: The Bible does not tell us what Jesus looked like. There have never been accurate paintings or drawings made of Him ...Read more

Is belief in God the same as the belief the devil has in God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is belief in God the same as the belief the devil has in God? -- B.G.

A: The devil and his demons know God exists; certainly Satan stands before the throne of God accusing mankind, as seen in the book of Job. The demon world also believes in the ...Read more

Is this temptation?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I struggle with peer pressure and often make decisions and do things that I know are not the best, but I succumb to influences by others, I suppose, to be liked and accepted. Is this temptation? -- P.I.

A: An important lesson can be learned by experimenting with magnets. Children often do this, ...Read more

What does the Bible say about reincarnation?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the Bible say about reincarnation? -- S.D.

A: Many today find the idea of reincarnation attractive -- the belief that after we die we come back to earth again. Some people are influenced by other religions; others simply like the thought of being able to live out multiple experiences.

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Is it right to compare a computer virus to sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I heard someone compare a computer virus to sin. Isn't that making light of something as serious as sin? -- S.V.

A: When flu season comes around each year people live in dread of getting this terrible virus, because the flu invades the whole body. Weakness sets in making it difficult to function or...Read more

Is a significant portion of the Bible irrelevant today

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: In recent years we've seen an attack on the Ten Commandments. Now there are even prominent pastors who are calling the Old Testament that contains the Ten Commandments to be thrown aside. As an American -- and a Christian -- this is shocking. Is such a significant portion of the Bible irrelevant ...Read more

Why does the Lord's Prayer instruct us to pray for our daily bread?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been troubled by a portion of the Lord's Prayer that has been in the news. We are told to pray for our daily bread. But most Americans have more than their daily bread and live better than most other nations on earth. Why does the Lord's Prayer instruct us to pray this way? -- P.S.

A: God ...Read more

Hasn't our culture advanced beyond archaic laws?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Bible is full of illicit relationships even among those who claimed to love God. Why does it matter whether we live by rules stated in the Bible? Hasn't our culture advanced beyond archaic laws? -- C.P.

A: Premarital sexual relations are wrong. This is not man's standard, but God's. There are ...Read more

Is there any hope for my son to overcome his PTSD?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My son returned from a military tour in Afghanistan and severely struggles with PTSD. He served our country fighting one battle only to return and fight a greater battle that he is not winning. It is so discouraging to watch his struggles that often lead to raging fits and other anxiety symptoms. Is...Read more

Doesn't it seem unchristian to put everybody in the same category?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I generally respect pastors and preachers, but I think it is dangerous for them to condemn everyone as a sinner. There are many good people even if they aren't religious. Doesn't it seem unchristian to put everybody in the same category? -- N.S.

A: Christians do not set the standard of truth, this ...Read more

Why do my parents say they know what I am thinking?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am constantly arguing with my parents even though I do love them. I just want to be left alone to make my own decisions. Why do my parents say they know what I am thinking? -- Y.D.

A: Young people seldom give thought to the fact that parents were once teenagers themselves. Many of the same things...Read more

Is there a way to understand why this happens?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a Christian employed by a large corporation. I work more hours than others on my team, yet they are the ones being promoted and awarded. They brag about it as they slip out early for "happy hour" and taunt me because I do not follow them. While I have no intention of turning against my faith, ...Read more

How can I handle the pain?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My parents waited until I was in college to divorce. It devastated me. I didn't think anything could be more painful. Then my father remarried. I found myself wishing for only the agony of their divorce, but a stepmother on top of it is too much! I don't think she is such a bad person, but seeing ...Read more

Is it difficult to know God's will?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My biggest struggle as a Christian is to know God's will and the purpose of my life. The more people I talk to about it, the more confused I get. Is it difficult to know God's will? -- K.H.

A: There is a simple answer which is this: God's will is for everyone to obey His Word. This was His will ...Read more

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