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Can the church come back and win a lost world to Christ?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The pandemic has put the church out of commission, it seems. Can it ever come back and win a lost world to Christ? – P.R.

A: The Bible lays out the definition and the purpose of the church on Earth and from Jesus’ own words He said, “I will build My church, and the gates of ...Read more

How do we as believers know the joy of Christ when the world is so dark around us?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How do we as believers know the joy of Christ when the world is so dark around us, and is this really God’s will for us — to be joyful in spite of what is going around us? – J.Q.

A: People saw in Jesus a quality of life they had never seen before, and they wanted to ...Read more

Does God approve of the attacks on our law enforcement communities across the nation?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am outraged at the attacks on our law enforcement communities across the nation. There must be recourse to turn this around. – L.E.

A: Some years ago, a young policeman was carried through the hospital doors on a stretcher. Forty minutes earlier, he had tried to arrest two ...Read more

Does God punish people who try to do right?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Does God punish people who try to do right? – G.R.

A: The Bible says that “whom the Lord loves He [disciplines]” (Hebrews 12:6). Believers are not immune to God’s chastening. The Biblical story of Jonah reveals that before God could use Jonah, Jonah first had to humble ...Read more

What does the Bible say about the afterlife?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friends and I have been watching a television series on the afterlife. Religions have some pretty wild takes on it. What does the Bible say? – A.L.

A: Many answers about life after death are deceiving and will lead people right into Hell, the very place they are told does not ...Read more

Is God disappointed with me?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: God must be very disappointed with me. I don’t see how I can still be a Christian when I keep losing my temper. – C.S.

A: One reason many Christians aren’t sure of their salvation is because they still sin, and they fear God may reject them because of it. Sin is serious. But ...Read more

How can I help my children see about life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can I help my children see that life is not about reaching our own goals but searching out how God would help us fulfill the purposes He has for us? — C.P.

A: Some people are focused on using all their energies to reach their goals. Others drift through life with little ...Read more

How is God’s love different than how people love?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am trying to explain to my friend why God’s love is different than how people love. It seems we’ve misused the word love, or perhaps we as a culture have minimized it and drained its true meaning. — L.G.

A: Behind every dealing God has with us is His perfect love. It was ...Read more

Shouldn't we concentrate on how to be happy?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It’s troubling to hear preachers say that all people are sinners who have rebelled against God and will one day face judgment, and then describe him as a god of love. I have nothing against God, but I don’t believe that he cares about how people live as long as they don’t ...Read more

Can people acknowledge Jesus as a real person and still not believe?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There was a day when even entertainers acknowledged that Jesus was who He said He was, yet did not claim Him as their Savior. Today there’s a deep hatred at the mention of His name. Can people acknowledge Jesus as a real person and still not believe? — A.J.

A: The Saturday ...Read more

How can I determine which stories in the Bible are true?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Bible’s filled with many good things, but what’s hard to believe are sensational stories about the creation of the world in only seven days, the parting of the Red Sea, or Noah’s Ark and the great flood. God certainly doesn’t do these things in the presence of people ...Read more

Can our minds really help us in times of trouble?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My dad always said, “Mind over matter,” when it came to dealing with problems. Now that he’s gone, I find myself hearing those words in my head when I’m up against a struggle. Can our minds really help us in times of trouble? — M.T.

A: Think about the incredible number of...Read more

How can I help my kids learn from the events of 9/11?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I home-school my children and am teaching them about the tragic events of 9/11. I was only 8, but the visions of what happened will always be in my mind. I don’t want my kids just to know the tragedy, but I want them to learn from it. – A.E.

A: Sept. 11, 2001, is a date people ...Read more

Isn’t there some way to know that God truly is active and real?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that knowing that God is involved in our lives is more important than “feeling” His presence? While I understand that faith is about believing without actually seeing, isn’t there some way to know that God truly is active and real? – G.T.

A: On a windy day, a boy...Read more

How can a problem be turned into a blessing?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My dreams of becoming an aquatic athlete have come to a screeching halt because of a spinal injury and it is devastating. I’ve spent most of my childhood and teen years preparing to fulfill my dream. People in my church tell me that problems can be turned into blessings. I don’t...Read more

How do I live on the positive side of life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My youth pastor preached recently on the positives and negatives of life and asked everyone to think of an example of living on the positive side of life. Is there a Bible verse that says something about this? – Y.G.

A: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called ...Read more

Is there ever a time when isolation can be a good thing?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: In light of the horrible pandemic that drove people inward, locking themselves away from society, what does God say about isolation? Is there ever a time when it can be a good thing? – P.W.

A: Loneliness is the predominant attitude in our culture. A person can be lonely in the ...Read more

How can a person learn to “enjoy” the Bible and encourage others to read it?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can a person learn to “enjoy” the Bible and encourage others to read it? – B.I.

A: For the Christian, learning to enjoy the Bible is to open the Word of God and read His truth. Almighty God communicates with His people through prayer and the richness of His Word; this is ...Read more

Why do so many able-bodied Americans refuse to work?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I would like to see our nation repent this Labor Day. It is embarrassing to see how many Americans who are able-bodied refuse to work. Surely, this is going to end up in a disaster. – R.W.

A: Jesus had a great deal to say about labor (work). He was interested in ...Read more

Why are some so skeptical of an outward expression of faith in God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I saw a family praying before their meal in a restaurant. My friends who were with me scoffed and said it was an insincere display. Why are some so skeptical of an outward expression of faith in God? – P.F.

A: The Bible says that we should “give ourselves continually to prayer�...Read more

 

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