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Why are humans driven to bad habits?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have developed a lot of bad habits and try to change my ways but it's difficult. Why are humans driven to bad habits? -- B.H.

A: Human beings are creatures of habit. Sometimes we are aware of them and sometimes we aren't.

The designation "bad habits" covers a wide range of negative behavior and ...Read more

What are some of the characteristics of false religion?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What are some of the characteristics of false religion, cults, idol worship, etc., and is there an example from the Bible that can help me recognize this today? -- R.C.

A: A cult can be defined as a religious group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from truth, and truth is found in ...Read more

What does it mean to say that God sees the hearts of mankind that are dark and evil?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean to say that God sees the hearts of mankind that are dark and evil? -- H.M.

A: The heart is the seat of our emotions, the seat of our decisive action, and the seat of belief (as well as doubt). It symbolizes the center of our moral, spiritual, and intellectual life.

The Bible ...Read more

Is the Bible the Constitution for Christians?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Americans live by the Constitution of the United States and I have heard it said that the Bible is the Constitution for Christians. Is this true? -- C.L.

A: A constitution is made up of principles by which a nation, or a people, are governed. The Bible stands as the supreme constitution for all ...Read more

Is there any way to be sure about my boyfriend?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been dating the same guy a long time and I am comfortable with him. But now that he has asked me to marry him, I doubt whether he will make a faithful husband, but I am afraid to say no because I might not ever get married. Is there any way to be sure? -- S.G.

A: No spouse is going to be ...Read more

How should we deal with our friends?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My roommate and I are both Christians, but are constantly in disagreement with lifestyle choices. When we invite our friends over I offer them their favorite alcoholic drinks, and have current movies to watch. She will not budge when it comes to her value system and it makes our friends ...Read more

What is the difference between natural religion and the Christian faith?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My university professor is teaching that all religions stem from natural religion. What is the difference between natural religion and the Christian faith? -- S.P.

A: Natural religion is opposed to divine revelation, which accepts the Bible as the authoritative source of the teaching of sin and ...Read more

When the Bible speaks of "neighbor" does it literally mean people who live in our neighborhood?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When the Bible speaks of "neighbor" does it literally mean people who live in our neighborhood? -- N.U.

A: The word "neighbor" generally means someone who lives near, in the same community. But the Bible speaks of neighbor as anyone we may come in contact with, as in the story of the Good Samaritan...Read more

Is God opposed to us having fun in life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My college buddies and I pull pranks on others just for fun. We enjoy movies about evil until others actually carry out the entertainment for real. Sometimes it gets us in trouble. Is God opposed to us having fun in life, and are we responsible if someone carries out an act that was just meant for ...Read more

What does it really mean to be a person of integrity?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There was a day when society held in high regard the man or woman who were "people of their word." The daily news is filled with deceit and despair. People from all walks of life rise and fall. Is integrity a lost virtue? What does it really mean to be a person of integrity? -- P.D.

A: Integrity ...Read more

Do Christians have their heads stuck in the sand?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: With the state of the world in such a mess, it puzzles me to hear other Christians say that we have a glorious future ahead. Isn't that like having our heads stuck in the sand? -- F.S.

A: No matter how foreboding the future, the Christian knows the end of the story of history. For believers in ...Read more

Why do Christians say that Jesus lives in their hearts?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do Christians say that Jesus lives in their hearts? -- S.I.

A: When people accept Christ as Savior, He gives us new life where He becomes the center of our thinking, our speaking, and our actions. We commit everything to Him because He promises to give us strength to live according to what ...Read more

Does it surprise God to see what man has accomplished in his own right?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Does it surprise God to see what man has accomplished in his own right? -- S.M.

A: Everything good that mankind has ever accomplished has been because God gave people the knowledge, the ingenuity, the ability, and the strength for success. Jesus said, "For without Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5)...Read more

Was pride the chief sin committed against God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My mother used to tell me that pride was probably the chief sin committed against God. Does the Bible support this theory? -- E.P.

A: Pride is associated with failure, not success. The Bible says: "For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life --...Read more

Is it really that important to bother with preparing a will?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If we should store up treasures in Heaven as the Bible says, is it really that important to bother with preparing a will? -- P.D.

A: While no one likes to dwell on death or prepare for it, the Bible emphasizes these matters. Life is uncertain; but our future doesn't have to be. Since death is an ...Read more

Do we leave out a big part of God's story if we only talk about God's love?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The debate about God's judgment versus God's love is back in the news. Do Christians leave out a big part of God's story if they only talk about God's love? -- L.G.

A: A Bible professor once said, "Never preach Hell without tears in your eyes." Proclaiming the love of Christ cannot be fully ...Read more

What is the difference between "professing Christ" and "possessing Christ"?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There was an online article "The Religion of Whatever," pointing out that religion is "whatever" we make it. What is the difference between "professing Christ" and "possessing Christ"? -- A.C.

A: Professing faith in Jesus Christ is clearly not the same as possessing Christ, who is the source of ...Read more

What does it mean to walk the narrow way?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean when the Bible says we should walk the narrow way? What does that really mean? -- O.F.

A: There are two roads of life, the world's path and God's path. Imagine a very wide road with people all walking in the same direction. In the center of that road is a narrow path that goes in ...Read more

Will animals not be in Heaven?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It upsets me when I hear people say that animals will not be in Heaven. Does the Bible really teach this? -- A.L.

A: God's creation story is the first miraculous account in the Bible which includes His creation of animals. While the Bible does not specifically answer the question of animals in ...Read more

How can I convince my friends there is a Heaven?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a tenth-grader trying to live in such a way that my friends will ask me why I believe in Jesus, but many of them don't even believe that there is a Heaven. How can I convince them? -- H.D.

A: The apostle Paul appeared before King Agrippa and presented the truth of Jesus Christ, but the king ...Read more

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