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Is chasing time a normal cycle of life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Time moves so fast that there is little chance to rest from one activity before having to prepare for another, with no time for reflection. Is chasing time a normal cycle of life? -- B.P.

A: We all have exactly the same number of minutes in a day. How will we use them? The Bible tells us that life ...Read more

Does the Bible address the subject of bad words?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a new Christian with a desire to live a different life than I have the past 40 years. I struggle to break bad habits like using bad language. I say things I don't realize until someone points it out to me. Does the Bible address this subject? -- F.M.

A: The fact that a person recognizes sinful...Read more

What will Heaven be like?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that whatever makes us happy on earth will make us happy in Heaven? What will Heaven be like? -- H.B.

A: Even when we allow our imaginations to run wild on the joys of Heaven, our minds are incapable of conceiving what it will be like. Only in Heaven will we know exactly what it is, but ...Read more

What does the "age of grace" mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the "age of grace" mean? -- A.G.

A: The world is living in the "age of grace." Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world and extended His mercy and grace to whoever will receive Him as Lord and Savior (Revelation 22:17). God's offer of forgiveness and a new life still stands. But this ...Read more

Why can't people live life the way they want?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why can't people live life the way they want to when it comes to their own personal morality? Why is it anyone's business? -- I.L.

A: No one lives in the world "alone." The human race was put on Earth to enjoy the benefits given by God. The world needs moral leadership that respects the rights of ...Read more

What makes the difference?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There's a popular trend today that says when we help people we are God's hands and feet, but there are many secular organizations that do good work. What makes the difference? -- H.W.

A: A familiar passage that motivates humanitarian work says, "Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these ...Read more

How can poor people be blessed when they suffer so much?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It has been said that the most uplifting sermon Jesus ever preached was the Sermon on the Mount. I do a lot of social work and it bothers me that Jesus said that poor people are blessed. How can that be when poor people around the world suffer so much? -- S.W.

A: When Jesus spoke to crowds He ...Read more

Are my parents hypocrites?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My parents drink alcohol on occasion and always at social events, but they tell me to never drink. Isn't this hypocritical? -- C.T.

A: Some of the most heartbreaking stories are from people who tell how alcohol or drugs have ravaged their lives and destroyed their families. The Bible condemns the ...Read more

Why doesn't Jesus help us know peace worldwide?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Since the turn of the century it seems that we as a people have digressed. Governments and the United Nations haven't made much progress. Why doesn't Jesus help us know peace worldwide? -- H.D.

A: The human race continues its futile search for peace ...Read more

Who is the most wicked king in the Old Testament?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: American Christians seem to be comparing modern politicians with leaders who are mentioned in the Bible -- good and bad. Is it right to make such comparisons, and who is the most wicked king in the Old Testament? -- P.D.

A: Judging belongs solely to the Lord because He is the only One who can know ...Read more

What does the word "slothful" mean?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandfather recently died and left his well-marked King James Bible to me. I believe the Bible, but I have never really read it. Many of the words in it sound archaic. Is it true that the KJV is still the best-selling Bible and what does the word "slothful" mean? -- G.S.

A: The King James Bible ...Read more

Can our nation turn itself around?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My grandson served in the military and is now back in civilian life. He feels defeated when he sees so many Americans against our flag. Can our nation turn itself around? -- D.S.

A: America has gone a long way down the wrong road. We are blessed to have brave citizens serve this country, but no one...Read more

Why do so many people doubt biblical history that has been authenticated?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have traveled and seen the Seven Wonders of the World. It has surprised me how many of these sites point to Scripture and reveal a great deal about biblical history. Why do so many people doubt biblical history that has been authenticated? -- W.T.

A: There are seven wonders of the ancient world ...Read more

Why does God change between the New and Old Testaments?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Old Testament give the impression that God is harsh and unloving, but the New Testament reveals God as loving and merciful? -- D.S.

A: Often people make judgments about the Bible without ever picking it up and reading it. These judgments are passed on to others and believed. It is man,...Read more

How can praying to a picture of Jesus be wrong?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have a picture of Jesus in my home and each morning I pray to that picture. My neighbor tells me I am wrong to do this. How can praying to a picture of Jesus be wrong? -- W.W.

A: The Bible does not tell us what Jesus looked like. There have never been accurate paintings or drawings made of Him ...Read more

Is belief in God the same as the belief the devil has in God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is belief in God the same as the belief the devil has in God? -- B.G.

A: The devil and his demons know God exists; certainly Satan stands before the throne of God accusing mankind, as seen in the book of Job. The demon world also believes in the ...Read more

Is this temptation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I struggle with peer pressure and often make decisions and do things that I know are not the best, but I succumb to influences by others, I suppose, to be liked and accepted. Is this temptation? -- P.I.

A: An important lesson can be learned by experimenting with magnets. Children often do this, ...Read more

What does the Bible say about reincarnation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the Bible say about reincarnation? -- S.D.

A: Many today find the idea of reincarnation attractive -- the belief that after we die we come back to earth again. Some people are influenced by other religions; others simply like the thought of being able to live out multiple experiences.

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Is it right to compare a computer virus to sin?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I heard someone compare a computer virus to sin. Isn't that making light of something as serious as sin? -- S.V.

A: When flu season comes around each year people live in dread of getting this terrible virus, because the flu invades the whole body. Weakness sets in making it difficult to function or...Read more

Is a significant portion of the Bible irrelevant today

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: In recent years we've seen an attack on the Ten Commandments. Now there are even prominent pastors who are calling the Old Testament that contains the Ten Commandments to be thrown aside. As an American -- and a Christian -- this is shocking. Is such a significant portion of the Bible irrelevant ...Read more

 

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