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How can I help my daughter who battles depression and has become addicted to prescription drugs?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My daughter battles depression and has become addicted to prescription drugs. She has a good life, really, but never seems to recognize how fortunate she is. How can I help her? — A.P.

A: While battles rage around the world and storms gather in the human spirit, depression steals...Read more

If a good person believes in Jesus will they go to Heaven?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it really true that all a good person has to do is believe in Jesus to be saved and go to Heaven? — R.S.

A: Just to say “believe in Jesus” can produce a false assurance of salvation because even the devil “believes in Jesus.” To believe in Jesus is to turn from a life ...Read more

Will we ever overcome the darkness of the past year?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The world seems so uncertain these days. I try to encourage others but it is hard to find someone to encourage me. COVID-19 really brought on a spirit of depression among so many people, and I wonder if we will ever overcome the darkness of the past year. — D.P.

A: Have you ever ...Read more

Is worrying sinful?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My pastor says that worrying is sinful. If so, I am a big sinner, but I cannot conquer it no matter what I do. I read books on it and have even sought help from a doctor. What does the Bible say about it? — W.M.

A: We must ask ourselves why we worry about some things, and not ...Read more

Why am I such a real loser?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a real competitor but I am also a real loser. I can’t seem to overcome my losing streak, and I am discouraged and even jealous of others that don’t work as hard but seem to always win. What am I doing wrong? — B.L.

A: No one chooses defeat over victory. Everyone loves to...Read more

Was the unknown God an idol without a name?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Being a history student, I am fascinated by so many stories in the Bible. I have been told that it mentions an unknown God. Was that an idol without a name? — H.S.

A: Paul declared, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was… ...Read more

What can be said to “bring me around?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The concept of God is not an easy thing to embrace. To really believe that one God could oversee the entire universe, much less create it, does not set well in an educated society. Yet I have many intelligent friends that truly believe this notion and it gives me pause to at least ...Read more

Is there a secret to learning patience?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Patience is not one of my virtues and it for sure isn’t my husband’s greatest strength. This causes tension to mount at times. Is there a secret to learning this attribute? — S.I.

A: Most people struggle in the area of having patience, especially with others. But it is ...Read more

Why do I sometimes experience guilt over nothing?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I sometimes experience guilt over nothing. Why is this? – M.G.

A: The Bible says that all have broken God’s laws and guilt is inescapable. Guilt rests upon the entire human race due to sin. Some people may feel it more intensely than others, but the guilt is there whether in the ...Read more

Is it wrong for a Christian to attend a secular college?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been given a scholarship to a state university, but my parents don’t like the idea of me getting a secular education. I don’t want to go against their advice, but I don’t have the same financial opportunity at a Christian college. Is it wrong for a Christian to attend a secular...Read more

Are we wrong for taking such stands?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The culture wars are destroying our homes, our schools, and even our places of worship. Why does today’s culture seem okay with fighting everything good while the same people condemn Christians for fighting everything that is bad, namely sin? Are we wrong for taking such stands? – F.S. ...Read more

What is the true church?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I dropped out of church when I went to college. Now that I am raising a family, I see the importance of church as a way to help guide children, but church is different than it used to be and I’m not sure I like it. What is the true church? – C.D.

A: There is a group of people, often a ...Read more

Who wants to bring innocent children into this vile and uncertain world?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband and I were married in 2019. We had grand hopes for an exciting life together, but we barely gotten back from our honeymoon when COVID-19 paralyzed the world. Now we question whether we should have children at all. Who wants to bring innocent children into this vile and uncertain ...Read more

Is jealousy worse than hatred?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I grew up hearing that jealousy is a worse sin than hatred. Which sin is worse? – H.J.

A: Sin is sin, but it is true that hate knows no bounds. It is in motion at every level. “Look Out for Number One,” has become the motto of scores of people. To make good, they kick anyone who ...Read more

Can I ever hope to hear directly from God, or does He only communicate through Scripture?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a new Christian and am trying to learn from others about what God wants me to do in my new life. Can I ever hope to hear directly from God, or does He only communicate through Scripture? – G.S.

A: God speaks to those who belong to Him through His holy word—He is the Word! The ...Read more

Will Christ help me with my alcoholism?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I desperately want to stop drinking and have tried everything I know. I’ve gone as long as a year without a drink, but the first time something negative happens in my life, I turn back to what helps me forget my troubles. The problem is this: Alcohol makes me forget for a time, but when I...Read more

My Answer

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Our country is in a very bad way. People are more inclined to let the government pay them for not working while employers are begging people to work! So it makes me especially angry for my husband, who is a very hard worker, to have lost his job during this critical time. He is completely ...Read more

Does science have any answers for us?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There has been so much talk the last year about science. I used to trust in it quite a bit, but after all the confusion surrounding the coronavirus, I’m not so sure that science has the answers. – S.S.

A: Science is learning to control just about everything but man. More important than...Read more

How can this be reconciled?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are many churches today that claim that portions of the Bible are no longer relevant. It is staggering to see how many people are buying into this theory while calling themselves Christians. How can this be reconciled? – P.H.

A: Many people who call themselves Christians actually ...Read more

What is the point of a vow if we just shrug off our sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband has informed me that he is involved with another woman. He admits he has violated his vows but he said that God will forgive him and so should I. What is the point of a vow if we just shrug off our sin? – D.H.

A: The Bible asks, “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may ...Read more

 

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