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Can social media really be good for society?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The progression of social media is of great concern to me as a parent. It’s taking over my teenagers’ every waking moment. They love to post about their activities and their accomplishments. This technology that fits so comfortably in the palm of the hand is distracting my kids from handling ...Read more

Does God consider alcoholism a sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My mom has put her dad in a facility to help him conquer alcohol addiction. He has been very resistant and I’m afraid that he’ll just get out and go right back to drinking, and when he gets drunk he is very abusive. My mom is an incredible woman because my grandfather lives in her home and she ...Read more

Is God in Heaven right now and is Heaven open for everyone?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is God in Heaven right now and is Heaven open for everyone? – H.O.

A: The Apostle John wrote about the wonderful aspects of Heaven in the book of Revelation. There is much mystery and untold wonder and glory. But we must not miss this truth: the door to Heaven is open for everyone, and the ...Read more

Is there Scripture that speaks of angels as males?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A friend of mine asked me to debate whether angels are genderless. When I mentioned Michael and Gabriel being males, she pointed to the fact that females go by those names as well. Is there Scripture that speaks of angels as males? – A.G.

A: Word studies in the Bible show us many things and often...Read more

Is a person’s destiny in their hands or in the hands of God when it comes to living life now?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is a person’s destiny in their hands or in the hands of God when it comes to living life now? What does the Bible mean of being mastered by something or someone? – M.M.

A: God has put eternity in our hearts and the Bible tells us that no one will have an excuse when it comes to their destiny ...Read more

Is God like us or is God basically a vapor or something that is in the atmosphere?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is God like us or is God basically a vapor or something that is in the atmosphere? – G.W.

A: God isn’t made of atoms or molecules; He isn’t part of the created world. He exists in a wholly different realm. Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well that “God is Spirit” (John 4:24). ...Read more

Isn’t this skewed thinking?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have a lot of friends who are afraid of dying, so they fill their life with working hard to leave an inheritance to their children. They say that it will bring them peace knowing that they are helping their children after they’re gone. Isn’t this skewed thinking? – C.I.

A: The Bible reminds...Read more

How much can children understand about God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband and I have several grandchildren and we are honored to have them visit often. When they do, some of the younger ones ask a lot of questions about God and the answers can be complicated. How much can they understand? – G.Q.

A: When children ask about God, we should do our best to answer...Read more

Should I feel guilty for praying that the Lord take my sick mother?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My mother was an invalid for a long time. She asked me to pray that she would die so she would not have to suffer. So I did pray for the Lord to take her, and He did. Now I feel guilty and am having a hard time moving on even though I understand that God holds our lives in His hands. – G.D.

A: ...Read more

Is hope for better times futile?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: So many bad things are happening in the world. Is hope for better times futile? – H.A.

A: An old Scottish proverb says, “Were it not for hope, the heart would break.” Hope is a gift. Taking hold of such a prize leads us out of uncertainty into profound assurance. Possessing hope can drive ...Read more

What should I do about my work-obsessed husband?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband and I have been married five years and we do love each other; however, he is obsessed with his work. His explanation for always working is to make enough money for us to have everything we want. I work part time to contribute but most of what I make is for childcare. It doesn’t quite ...Read more

Is it true that Jesus suffered more than any other person did?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that Jesus suffered more than any other person did? – S.J.

A: No one ever experienced greater spiritual suffering than Jesus did. The wheel of humiliation and death would squeeze Jesus to the point of great agony. His death was a spiritual battle against the powers of darkness, and His...Read more

Can peer pressure be stronger than any other temptation?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I don’t see what’s so bad about hanging out with my buddies, but my mom keeps telling me not to follow the crowd and says peer pressure can be stronger than any other temptation. Is that really true? – C.P.

A: It has fascinated people to discover the strength of two magnets placed a short ...Read more

Why do other preachers call people to make a decision for Christ?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I hear some preachers say that it’s up to God who goes to Heaven and that individuals have no say in the matter. Why do other preachers call people to make a decision for Christ? – S.S.

A: Jesus died for the sins of the world and extends His mercy and grace to whoever will repent of sin and ...Read more

Will truth prevail?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: People seem perplexed that America’s historical landmarks are being removed and our young people are learning from their elders how not to respect our foundations. We have already seen the Ten Commandments come under attack, and now many people say that the Old Testament is no longer relevant. ...Read more

Is there an answer to questions like what’s the purpose of life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I recently read a book about society living in this age of quest… always asking questions but the answers never satisfying the inquisitive mind. Is there an answer to questions like what’s the purpose of life? – A.Q.

A: “Why am I so empty?” This is a question many people ask. We’re ...Read more

Will God overlook a dishonest answer if He knows my motive is to protect someone?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Society is claiming that truth can differ according to individual viewpoints. I am faced with an uncomfortable scenario in my business where I know, and have evidence, of wrongdoing. If I am asked for a statement, the truth could hurt someone, and I could even lose my job. Since I’m a Christian, ...Read more

What’s the significance of Palm Sunday?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What’s the significance of Palm Sunday? Is it more like Christmas Eve… the excitement before the big event? – R.W.

A: What we’ve come to know as Palm Sunday was a day where, in the city of Jerusalem, a great crowd of people gathered and welcomed Jesus, ...Read more

Is there hope that my daughter can be saved?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My heart’s broken that my daughter who grew up in the church and always loved it has drifted away. She relies on the fact that she’s still a church member but there are no signs that she’s living for the Lord. My friends say that she may never have been saved and may have to go through a ...Read more

What can be done to change the godless environment that permeates the world?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What can be done to change the godless environment that permeates the world? Politics and governments never result in permanent change for the better. – W.C.

A: Changes in governments through resolutions and new laws don’t change people’s hearts. The forces building up in our world are so ...Read more

 

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