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What does the nature of sin mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the nature of sin mean? -- S.N.

A: The notion of sin and the nature of sin have been debated from the beginning of time, and that debate continues today. Sin presents itself in the mind, manifests itself in word and deed, and is hidden in the heart of everyone. It will overtake the man ...Read more

Does the Bible talk about one's golden years?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many people believe that retirement leads to the golden years. I don't see what is golden about the elderly on walkers, in wheelchairs, or wasting away in nursing homes. Does the Bible talk about this season of life? -- A.A.

A: Many are surprised to learn that the term "golden years" was coined in ...Read more

How can I stand up to my intolerant friends?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was fortunate to learn about, and receive, Jesus through Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). But many of my friends who consider themselves "tolerant" are shunning me and my friendships are weakening. How can I stand up to them? -- N.C.

A: Some...Read more

Will we ever truly see Jesus bodily and experience supernatural power?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Easter Sunday's message to the world is that Jesus is alive! Will we ever truly see Him bodily and experience supernatural power? -- E.M.

A: The psalmist said, "I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness" (Psalm 17:15). All those who know Christ as ...Read more

What does "I am the resurrection and the life" really mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many people will soon hear the famous saying, "I am the resurrection and the life" but what does it really mean? -- R.L.

A: "I suppose I'd believe in life after death if I ever met someone who had gone there and then came back to tell about it," a man once wrote. But this is exactly what Jesus did ...Read more

Why is Good Friday celebrated with such happiness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a wickedness about Good Friday that I cannot reconcile. Why is it celebrated with such happiness? -- E.M.

A: A great evil was done on the day known as Good Friday and many people down through the ages have asked this question, "Why is it called "good"? As a ...Read more

Do martyrs experience the same agony Jesus experienced at His death?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Do martyrs experience the same agony Jesus experienced at His death? -- M.W.

A: The Garden of Gethsemane is the place where Jesus was revealed to be truly human. There he faced the choice between obedience and disobedience. He was not a robot programmed to obey God automatically. He knows what it's...Read more

Is it necessary to prove the Bible is true?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I saw a news report that Pontius Pilate's ring may have been discovered during an excavation. Is it necessary to prove the Bible is true by such things? -- A.G.

A: The Bible says, "The entirety of (God's) word is truth" (Psalm 119:160). God calls on mankind to believe His word, by faith. "Now faith...Read more

Why is life so complicated?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have tried to live a good life but even in doing good there are bad consequences. My neighbor lost his job and I gave him some money. He ended up robbing me. Why is life so complicated? -- T.A.

A: When we look at our own goodness we tend to get sidetracked to the fact that mankind is weighed down...Read more

Are we in danger of going the way of other great and powerful nations?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: America has been a land of plenty for much of its history and some believe our nation can never fall. Are we in danger of going the way of other great and powerful nations? -- S.C.

A: Fifteen hundred years ago the people of imperial Rome were living in luxury, ease, and prosperity. The Romans ...Read more

What does Palm Sunday mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does Palm Sunday mean? -- P.E.

A: A great crowd of people gathered in the city of Jerusalem and welcomed Jesus, proclaiming, "Hosanna!" They spread palm branches before Him and praised His name, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord" (Luke 19:37-38). In less ...Read more

Why does the world seem to only love the beautiful, energetic and successful?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was once very popular having been the homecoming queen of my graduating class. I always felt loved and respected. Now that I am old and disabled, life has left me lonely. Why does the world seem to only love the beautiful, energetic and successful? -- D.P.

A: A few years ago a beautiful young ...Read more

Can my greedy past warn others?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: During my glory days I accomplished many things through high ambition and keeping my focus on success. Now I am an old man with only a bank account to show for my accomplishments. My wife and family abandoned me. By God's grace He has not forgotten me and brought me back to His truth. I am doing ...Read more

Does the Bible address laziness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What can be said to a person who refuses to work for no other reason than pure laziness? Does the Bible address this subject? -- L.B.

A: "If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat" (2 Thessalonians 3:10). Many people do not believe this is in the Bible, which proves they do not read it. It is a...Read more

How can God condone sexual perversion?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It has been said that sexual relations is a gift from God. How can God condone something that is so destructive, particularly when we see the obsession with pornography, child abuse and sexual immorality used as the most popular form of entertainment? -- S.C.

A: God blesses only sexual relations ...Read more

Is anger inherited or learned? Didn't God show anger?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I grew up in a volatile home environment. Is anger inherited or learned? Didn't God show anger? -- E.A.

A: Every human being is capable of demonstrating anger. Think of a tiny baby who exhibits fits of temper before they can even talk. A toddler can fly into a fit of anger and upset the entire ...Read more

Does God permit Himself to change?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a lot said today about there being many ways to Heaven. Even some Christians embrace many things that they used to oppose. Does God permit this? I thought God never changed? -- H.C.

A: Jesus never changes (Hebrews 13:8). Christians are people like everyone else except they have been ...Read more

Why do young people have such little direction in life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are multiple thousands of college graduates every year but so many of them wander, not knowing what to do once they have gotten their diplomas. Why do young people have such little direction in life? -- S.C.

A: Young adults today are staring into the face of a great giant called "vocation." ...Read more

Do we need more authority?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: We have more red tape, more government regulations, and more rules than ever before; yet our society has gotten out of hand with disregard for the law and justice, especially among youth. Why is this? -- T.A.

A: It may surprise many adults to learn that most young people want authority in their ...Read more

Should Heaven make a difference in the way we live right now?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is Heaven something that only affects our future, or should Heaven make a difference in the way we live right now? -- P.F.

A: One of the Bible's greatest truths is that we were not meant to live only for the here and now. From the beginning, we were meant for Heaven. If someone asks a Christian ...Read more

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