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Is it wrong to abort a child with a serious defect?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My wife and I have two daughters and we love them dearly. We have just learned that we are expecting our third child, a girl, and we are told she has a serious defect. I desperately want a son but we cannot afford to keep having children. Why is it wrong to abort this child and spare her, and us, ...Read more

If God cares about me, why do I have so many problems?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a Christian but it seems I run into problems constantly. My friends who do not believe in God tell me that if God really cared about me I would not have trouble in this world. Are they right? -- U.T.

A: Only in fairy tales do people live charmed lives. We may think that some people have it all...Read more

Was Jesus greater than other religious leaders?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am studying world religions in college and the materials mention Jesus only as another religious leader. The professor says there is not much to differentiate all those who claim to have the answers to life. Is this really true? -- S.S.

A: No one can match the biography of Jesus Christ. He was ...Read more

Is the world too terrible to bring children into?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My wife and I have been married 10 years and she is reluctant to have children because of the terrible condition the world is in now. I can't say that I disagree with her, but I feel that we are cheating ourselves of having, and raising, a family. Am I wrong? -- C.H.

A: If you were to study the ...Read more

Why do I feel empty and dissatisfied?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I celebrated my 50th birthday and was reminded by my friends of all that I have accomplished. I have a beautiful wife. I am retired from a successful career and have money to do whatever I want for the rest of my life. But I have to admit, I feel empty and dissatisfied. How can that be? -- S.R.

A: ...Read more

Is there no one book that explains the human race?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My professor says that there is no one book that explains the human race. I disagreed but couldn't explain why. She told me it proved I didn't know what I was talking about. Could she be right? -- C.S.

A: It is important to know why you believe what you do. There is indeed a book that answers the ...Read more

Why can't my friend just leave people alone, especially when they seem happy with life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My best friend is someone I've known my whole life, but wherever we go he is constantly asking people if they want to be saved. Why can't he just leave people alone, especially when they seem happy with life? -- I.F.

A: Who doesn't want to be saved? Think about it. The majority of people love to ...Read more

What can I do to overcome the depth of emptiness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband recently passed away after 65 wonderful years together. Now that he is gone my grief is overwhelming. My friends tell me that I should be thanking the Lord that he no longer has to suffer. Now I am feeling guilty. What can I do to overcome the depth of emptiness? -- G.W.

A: First, don't ...Read more

How can we slow down the moral corruption that will lead to the death of our nation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems that America is losing its way. We elect many religious people to Congress. Can't they do something to stop, or at least, slow down the moral corruption that will lead to the death of our nation? -- T.A.

A: The answer cannot be found in political parties or government institutions. God ...Read more

Is it wrong that my ill mother constantly prays that she might just die and go to Heaven?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My mother is quite old and in bad health. She constantly prays that she might just die and go to Heaven. Is that wrong? -- A.W.

A: No, it isn't wrong. In fact, if Christians never yearn for Heaven, it may mean we've become too satisfied, or too preoccupied, with our lives right now! It's easy to ...Read more

Can you help me explain to my friend what church is really all about?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friend says she only goes to churches that make her feel good about herself. I have tried to explain to her that going to church is about worshiping God and learning about Him, not serving self. Can you help me explain to her what church is really all about? -- T.F.

A: Society today reflects the...Read more

How can I help my newly unemployed son?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: After 20 years as a loyal employee, my son has lost his job in order for the company to make room for a younger person with less experience but more education than he has. I am worried about him because he has fallen into deep depression. He feels rejected and like a complete failure. How can I help...Read more

Does faith in God replace worry?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a worrier by nature. My grandmother tells me that worry will make me old before my time. She says faith in God replaces worry, so why are people so resistant to trusting God? -- D.G.

A: We live in an era that many refer to as "the age of anxiety." Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes ...Read more

Can someone really redirect their life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Suddenly I realize I am getting older and have wasted so much time. Somehow I thought I would always be young and vibrant. It has made me reconsider life and the pathway I am on. Can someone really redirect their life? -- G.O.

A: One of the saddest things is to watch someone come to the end of life...Read more

Can only the study of science can explain human nature?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: One of my college professors says that only the study of science can explain human nature. His lectures sometimes confuse me, but who am I to argue with such a man of intelligence? -- C.S.

A: Science is learning to control just about everything but ...Read more

What's the use in continuing when there is no hope for a better day?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: One bad thing after another keeps happening to me. I try to pick myself up but it seems my decisions about life lead me into deeper trouble. What's the use in continuing when there is no hope for a better day? -- B.L.

A: Hope is a gift. Have you ever...Read more

How can I really know that I am hearing from God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have always believed that God speaks to people through Scripture. Am I wrong and how can I really know that I am hearing from God when I pray? -- P.W.

A: First, God speaks to those who belong to Him through His holy Word. The authors of Scripture made it clear that God was speaking to them and ...Read more

Is it wrong to not forgive my sister?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My sister is angry with me because I was chosen over her to lead an important program at church. She has turned many of my friends against me and it is hard to forgive her for making my life miserable. Am I wrong? -- A.S.

A: Forgiveness is one of the most beautiful words in the human vocabulary and...Read more

What does walking in the Spirit of God mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I went to a new church recently and heard a sermon about walking in the Spirit of God, but the pastor never explained what that means. Can you help me understand this? -- S.W.

A: To walk means to place one foot in front of the other and to go forward one step at a time. If you stop doing this, you ...Read more

Is it sinful to worry?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a terrible worrier, and nothing I try seems to help me conquer this crippling emotion. The older I get the more timid I become. Even a simple rainfall causes me to alter my plans and stay inside. Is this sinful? -- W.W.

A: If we trust in our worry more than we trust God we are sinning by our ...Read more

 
 

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