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Does my wealth and underwriting many social causes have any merit in the afterlife?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean to store up riches in Heaven, and is it true that when the Bible speaks of riches it is referring to virtues, not money? I do have wealth and underwrite many social causes. Does that have any merit in the afterlife? – H.S.

A: We are only stewards of the world’s resources. They...Read more

What does “Gospel of crisis” mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There’s sure a lot of religious lingo that is hard to understand including sin, sanctification, and salvation. What does “Gospel of crisis” mean? I thought the Gospel was a message from God. – G.C.

A: Christianity is centered on the Gospel that brings conviction, confession, and change. But...Read more

Should I leave my job to do mission work?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’m struggling about leaving my job to do mission work. Several of my friends have done this and are traveling the world. It seems like a good thing to do – expand my life and do good things for people at the same time, but my wife is opposed to giving up a steady income. Isn’t this a bad ...Read more

Should Christians flee worldliness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: As Christians we are called to go into the whole world with the good news of the Gospel; yet, some say (which I think is a bit out of date) that Christians should flee worldliness. What does this mean and does the Bible actually say this? – W.W.

A: Worldliness has been vastly misunderstood on the...Read more

My Answer

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There’s a weekly ecumenical Bible study that happens at my place of employment during the lunch hour, with space provided by the large secular corporation where I work. The group has grown with curiosity seekers. I’ve been asked to lead this group, but I’m no Bible scholar. Some of my co-...Read more

My Answer

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Some years ago, I was carrying guilt that weighed me down and discouraged me from getting on with life. After hearing the Gospel, I got my heart right with God and He gave me a new lease on life, including the restoration of some relationships that had been lost. As Christians, are we supposed to ...Read more

How do I explain that one needs to secure their foundation on the lasting promises of God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friend says that money, success, and marrying the right person ensures a solid foundation. As a building contractor, I think he’s putting his faith in the wrong things and leaning on Styrofoam pillars, but I don’t quite know how to explain to him that he needs to secure his foundation on the ...Read more

Does God still call people the same way He did in Bible times?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My youth pastor walked to the edge of the platform, took out his iPhone, held it up, and asked our group, “Have you noticed a call from God?” We all looked at each other wondering if he was coherent. He asked that we open our Bibles to Jeremiah 33:3, and he read, “Call to Me, and I will answer...Read more

Isn't it wrong to bring Heaven down to an earthly level?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems the older I get the more I look forward to Heaven, though I cannot begin to imagine eternity in the presence of God. It bothers me when I hear people talk of Heaven as a place where they can enjoy leisure on God’s heavenly golf course, or watching football in the most magnificent stadium....Read more

How can I possibly be at peace when my life is in shambles, and the world is also a mess?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My life is in shambles, and the world is also a mess. How can I possibly be at peace? – S.P.

A: The Bible tells us to seek God first; put Him above everything else. We must learn from our disappointments and failures and ask God to forgive our sins and help us overcome them – and He will send ...Read more

Is there no one who can absolutely say there is one God, or what gods are like?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am studying philosophy and specifically about the various gods that govern the world – and that we can actually be a god. The curriculum says that no one can absolutely say there is one God, or what gods are like. I don’t believe this but I’m not sure how to back up my claim. – O.G.

A: ...Read more

Why did Jesus say that the world would become as in the days of Noah?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why did Jesus say that the world would become as in the days of Noah? I thought God said he would never again flood the earth. Is this a contradiction in the Bible? – G.F.

A: It is man and not the Bible that needs correcting. The sixth chapter of Genesis tells us that people of Noah’s day ...Read more

Is there one good reason I should give my life to Jesus?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there one good reason I should give my life to Jesus? It won’t get me out of prison any quicker, and no one here would believe me anyway if I said I turned my life over to God. If I tried, I’d fail. It doesn’t really make sense that I could become a new person, as they say “in Christ,” ...Read more

How can I convince my family I am a changed man and want to restore family unity?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was the black sheep of my family for many years and caused a lot of turmoil. I am feeling the urge to go to all those who are still living and apologize, but the memories are so painful I don’t think they’ll accept me. They think that my turning to God is simply to get my father’s ...Read more

Is COVID-19 the sin that puts distance between man and God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on our way of life, causing widespread unrest in society and changes in social interactions, severely affecting human relations. Surely, it has done more damage than even the world wars. Some preachers have likened it to the sin that puts distance between man and ...Read more

Doesn’t it seem that narrow-minded people should compromise with some grace and the other broader party consider the consequences?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am searching for an answer to this question: If two Christians are at odds with one another concerning a moral issue and both believe they are right based on the Scripture, how can they be in unity as Jesus desires? Who is the one who should give in and go the way of the other for the sake of ...Read more

Is it a copout to blame the devil when we do things wrong, or does he initiate temptation and then we make it worse by caving in?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it a copout to blame the devil when we do things wrong, or does he initiate temptation and then we make it worse by caving in? In other words, is Satan always to blame when things go wrong in our lives, or are we sometimes responsible? – S.U.

A: The Bible makes it clear that Satan is real and ...Read more

Is there an example of a great man or woman in the Bible who walked away from the trappings of celebrity?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My doctoral thesis looks at narcissism as a mental disorder, elaborating on celebrities in all fields of industry who successfully turned away from its trappings. Is there an example of a great man or woman in the Bible who walked away from the trappings of celebrity? – C.S.

A: “By faith Moses ...Read more

Does God really love me and is he in control?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: “God is love.” Really? I don’t feel that God loves me at all. My life is so messed up. Some of it’s my fault and the rest of the mess is because other people have taken advantage of me; and if God really is in control, He must think it’s OK. At least this is where my mind is right now. Am ...Read more

What does the quote “a crown of beauty instead of ashes,” mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A friend of mine gave me a book that has the poetry from the Bible. I love the phrase “a crown of beauty instead of ashes,” but I’m not sure what it means. As I watch what is going on in the Middle East and Israel, I pray that beauty will somehow come out of the ashes of destruction we see on ...Read more

 

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