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The Bible says that Jesus is divine, but does it say what Jesus looked like?

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Q: The Bible says that Jesus is divine, but does it say what Jesus looked like? — D.J.

A: The world’s fascinated with how Jesus might look. From the magnificent cathedrals in Europe to Sunday school classrooms, artists from the centuries have created conceptions of Jesus.

Jesus has no stronger portrait than given in Scripture. It’s a ...Read more

Is it more important to have faith or do works in service to God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it more important to have faith or do works in service to God? — F.W.

A: There is always debate about the doctrines of faith and works—and which should come first. Which carries the most weight with God?

Jesus Christ did not offer us a choice of faith or works. The Scripture ...Read more

Should I leave my honorable and good-paying job for a position at a local church?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am struggling whether to leave my honorable and good-paying job for a position at a local church. I have sought counsel from several people who tell me to do what I will enjoy the most. Is that the best advice? — G.A.

A: God will never lead contrary to His Word and this is why He wants...Read more

How can anyone bring about change that will renew hope for a brighter future?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Hope seems at an all-time low. Now more than ever, Americans are being confronted with the ideas of socialism within our borders. How can anyone bring about change that will create a more peaceful world and renew our hope for a brighter future? — H.P.

A: No one belonging to the human ...Read more

How can give my son hope?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Our son has graduated from college with academic honors and high hopes. Within weeks, the economy plunged, the job market dried up, and he says he has lost his faith in God. It seems hopeless to keep him moving forward. — H.H.

A: The year was 1939. A luxury liner pulled out of New York. ...Read more

Are the Ten Commandments still in effect today and does it name the worst sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Are the Ten Commandments still in effect today and does it name the worst sin? — W.S.

A: The Ten Commandments are founded on God’s great love for mankind and are designed to help us live obedient lives. They are just as valid today as they were when God gave them. They reflect the ...Read more

Is it true that at one time people spoke the same language, and does God speak to us in our own language?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that at one time people spoke the same language, and does God speak to us in our own language? — O.L.

A: Before the great flood of Noah’s time people communicated in one language. After the flood event, another crisis emerged when the people again revolted against God. ...Read more

Will homeless people have a home in Heaven?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When I see homeless people, I often wonder if Heaven is really a place. If it is, these precious people will someday have a home, right? — H.H.

A: The Bible assures us that Heaven is a definite place. Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would ...Read more

Is there hope for the living after the loss of a loved one?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there hope for the living after experiencing the loss of a loved one that leaves us weak and suffering in grief? — G.S.

A: Even in the midst of grieving, mourners begin to look for glimmers of hope. First, an hour will not go by without thinking of the loss; then a few hours, then a ...Read more

What does it mean when the Bible says that those who believe in Jesus Christ are not of this world?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean when the Bible says that those who believe in Jesus Christ are not of this world? — A.S.

A: Believers in Jesus — those who have been saved and obey God’s Word — are members of God’s kingdom. The Bible says that the kingdom of God is within them. While good ...Read more

What can I do to prepare for being old?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Someone told me that we can “think” ourselves into old age. My mind tells me I’m still young but with each birthday I know that is not true. What can I do to prepare for being old? — A.P.

A: From the moment a child is born, the fight against aging and death begins. The mother ...Read more

Why is Adam blamed for the fall of the human race?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is Adam blamed for the fall of the human race? Shouldn’t God take some of the blame for creating man in the first place? — A.S.

A: Adam was the fountainhead of the human race. He sprang up by the hand of God like a crystal-clear spring from the ground. Adam was permitted to choose ...Read more

Will forgive me for these weaknesses called sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve never committed a crime, but I have wicked thoughts and a depressed spirit. My friends tell me that God will forgive me for these weaknesses called sin, but it’s hard for me to believe that a Holy God can really love someone like me. — D.G.

A: No matter how terrible our sins, ...Read more

Should I leave my children alone or should I try to guide them in their prayers?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Sometimes I have to stop my long-winded child because her prayer goes on and on. My other child is too timid to pray. Should I leave them alone or should I try to guide them? – T.P.

A: The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, and the Bible instructs parents to teach their ...Read more

Why were the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah places of great sin and judged so harshly?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why were the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah places of great sin and judged so harshly? – S.P.

A: The people of Sodom had a false sense of security. They had obtained all the military power and economic strength; they also had sinful pleasure. They had become obsessed with fun and leisure; ...Read more

Don't religious books contradict each other?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a history major and a librarian and have read thousands of books. I love words. But I struggle to find any book that has all the answers to life. I have stayed away from religious books because they all contradict each other, don’t they? – R.B.

A: There is indeed a book that ...Read more

Why do I feel so useless?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve lived a great many years, but I’m still young enough to do something worthwhile. Why do I feel so useless? – W.U.

A: Many people find themselves asking, “What’s the purpose in living?” When they realize that pleasure, money, happiness, security, or success leave them ...Read more

Does God speak to people who do not believe in Him?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Does God speak to people who do not believe in Him? – U.S.

A: God speaks in many ways and to many people. God speaks to us in nature. When He created the heavens and the earth, He gave us an incredible, complex, beautiful, and orderly universe. “For since the creation of the world His ...Read more

When parents and children disagree, aren’t parents ultimately responsible for bringing matters to the right conclusion?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When parents and children disagree, aren’t parents ultimately responsible for bringing matters to the right conclusion? – P.R.

A: A teenager once complained, “The problem with parents is that by the time you get them, they’re too old to change!” This brings a smile, but the truth...Read more

What’s the difference between happiness and joy?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What’s the difference between happiness and joy? – H.J.

A: Many people think that being happy and being joyful are the same thing, but there is a difference. We experience a sense of happiness when our circumstances are pleasant and we’re relatively free from troubles. The problem, ...Read more

 

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