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Is there proof that Jesus, who came to earth in human form, is really God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there proof that Jesus, who came to earth in human form, is really God? -- P.S.

A: Jesus lived a perfect life. Those who schemed to bring him to trial had to obtain false witnesses to bring charges, because he was blameless. "In Him there is no sin" (1 John 3:5).

There was also evidence of His ...Read more

If God loves everyone, why is it necessary to receive His forgiveness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If God loves everyone, why is it necessary to receive His forgiveness? -- R.H.

A: Forgiveness is a healing balm for the troubled soul. God loves us enough to offer His forgiveness that opens the pathway to a relationship with the Savior of the world. When we are not willing to repent of sin against...Read more

How can we learn more about Thanksgiving?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Thanksgiving seems to get lost between Halloween and Christmas. There isn't much said about the tradition of the holiday. It used to mean family time, a plentiful meal and recounting blessings. Children today seldom learn this. How can it be changed? -- H.W.

A: It is ...Read more

How are the poor in spirit blessed?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Sermon on the Mount is an inspiration even to people who are not necessarily inclined to have faith in God. It also moves me deeply, but what exactly does the verse mean that says: "Blessed are the poor in spirit"? -- S.S.

A: Many people have asked, "How can being poor in spirit be a blessing?"...Read more

Is it a sin to be tempted?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it a sin to be tempted? -- T.W.

A: It is not a sin to be tempted, for everyone is tempted. The devil tempts, but he can tempt you only so far as God permits -- and God always provides a way to escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). The sin is in yielding to temptation instead of seeking God's power to ...Read more

Have people made Jesus bigger than life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am not necessarily against Jesus but I think people throughout history have embellished his story and made him bigger than life. Show me where I might be wrong. -- D.Q.

A: Jesus Christ is bigger than life! He breathed life into the first man, Adam, and He gives life to every human being. He is so...Read more

How do we provide the right kind of home for our children?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am fearful that my husband and I may not be able to provide the right kind of home for our children. We both came from broken homes and don't have any experience in knowing how to create the right environment. Is there a formula? -- W.M.

A: God is the Creator of the universe. He set the ...Read more

How can it be emphasized that a person's legacy is much more than money?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am preparing my will and I fear my children will not realize the impact of what I am leaving to them. How can it be emphasized that a person's legacy is much more than money? -- P.F.

A: When the multimillionaire J. P. Morgan died, his will consisted of about 10,000 words and 37 articles. In his ...Read more

Why do I rub people the wrong way?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been trying to improve my interpersonal relationships. I seem to rub people the wrong way and have asked myself why. I try to be a good neighbor. I try to be a good friend, but people don't respond favorably to me. What am I missing? -- C.F.

A: We should thank God for the people in our lives...Read more

Can past mistakes come back and haunt us?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a lot in the news about past mistakes and how they can come back and haunt us. Are they mistakes or sins? -- A.P.

A: Many people prefer calling sins mistakes but there is a difference. A driver can follow a GPS and ignore the prompt to make a turn and end up on a dead-end road. He has made...Read more

Should I no longer love football?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Football is in the news a lot these days and I used to love the game. I am a high school coach, but the ugliness of societal ills seem to be spoiling things that once brought a sense of pleasure -- a momentary and satisfying break to the problems of the day. I just want to throw in the towel. Am I ...Read more

What can a person do to overcome despair?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am discouraged about the world we live in today. There is so much turmoil and dread for tomorrow. Though I read my Bible, just listening to the news is discouraging. It is hard to find a glimmer of good. I can't even escape in my own house. What can a person do to overcome such despair? -- D.P.

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What does it mean to receive a calling in life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: -- C.O.

A: God is a personal God. He is not lofty or hard to find. His Word tells us that He calls out to sinners -- that is anyone ever born.

God makes three calls. First, He calls us to the Person of Jesus Christ: " 'Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'Though your sins are ...Read more

Does God look at who we really are and not what we do?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I love God and try to do good things in my life. I stay current with the news and try to respond to people's needs. My friend told me that God does not look at what we do but who we really are. Is that true? -- H.W.

A: There are many people who spend their lives doing good deeds. This, in fact, was...Read more

Why are people looking away from God for the solution to today's problems?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why are people looking to politics, science and education for the solution to the problems we face today? -- P.T.

A: Many people who call themselves Christians actually doubt the authority of the Scriptures, believing in a god of their own imagination. Jesus Christ has been robbed of His deity. ...Read more

Is there a chuch within a chuch?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am 50 years old and it seems the Protestant church has changed drastically from when I was a young child, and not for the better. I was told that there is a church within a church. What does that mean? -- C.W.

A: There is a group of people, often a minority, in almost every congregation who have ...Read more

Are revolutions the only way to make changes in the world?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My professor teaches that revolutions are the only way to make changes in the world. Is she right? -- D.S.

A: Revolution means "change," and the world is changing so fast that no one can really keep up with it. Students in classrooms often only hear what is bad about the world. Many professors ...Read more

Is it wrong to play golf?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My wife tells me I am addicted to golf and that God is not pleased with my obsession. I work hard to provide for my family and golf is a release from the tensions that build up during the week. Is this wrong? -- G.N.

A: Obsessions can bring harm to relationships. But golf can be a useful game. When...Read more

Why does the Bible say that there is pleasure in sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible say that there is pleasure in sin? -- S.P.

A: The Bible declares that there can be pleasure in sin. We know this from our own experience. But the Bible also says that sin's pleasure is only for a season (Hebrews 11:25). Then it's over, leaving us bitter, and finally destroying us...Read more

What is the key to being a good parent?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Parenting in today's world is harder than it used to be. What is the key to being a good parent? -- G.P.

A: Parents are responsible not only for meeting the physical needs of their children -- which even nature teaches -- but also for spiritual growth. The Scriptures, which God intended for ...Read more

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