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Should we pray for those who persecute us.?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There’s a Bible verse that says we should pray for those who persecute us. This is troubling to me. What person can really do that? – P.E.

A: Persecution brings terrible pain, but those who persecute us are to be the objects of our prayers. God Himself is the power that makes prayer work. ...Read more

Why does the Bible say that no one is good, “no not one”?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible say that no one is good, “no not one”? – N.G.

A: The word good in the language of Scripture literally means “to be like God,” because He alone is the One who is perfectly good. It is one thing to have high ethical standards but quite another for the Holy Spirit...Read more

What hope is left if we can’t depend on proper oversight of the people?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve been told that government was ordained by God but it seems that government and kingdoms have both failed. I thought America had it figured out, but our governing bodies are imploding as well. There’s chaos everywhere. What hope is left if we can’t depend on proper oversight of the people?...Read more

Why are churches so inclined to bury the old hymns of the church and take up new chants that don’t move the heart to compassion?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why are churches so inclined to bury the old hymns of the church and take up new chants that don’t move the heart to compassion? When I go to church, I want to experience church, not a rock concert with strobe lights and smoke. My teenagers say that I am old fashioned and can’t move with the ...Read more

Isn’t it that the Apostle Paul gave his address to the people of Athens what made the location famous?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Touring parts of Greece recently my husband and I were stunned to learn that many people there still worship the ancient gods. We visited the Parthenon and were disappointed that there was no indication of where the Apostle Paul actually gave his address to the people of Athens. Isn’t this what ...Read more

Did Jesus come as a martyr or to sit on David’s throne?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The problems in the Middle East – particularly Israel – are treacherous and unsettling, but it does cause me to consider why Jesus came to Earth to bring peace when it seems in vain. Did he come as a martyr or to sit on David’s throne? – B.L.

A: Jesus came to Earth for the purpose of ...Read more

What is the spiritual significance of their being only one point of entry in Noah’s ark?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My family visited the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. We were fascinated to learn that there was only one point of entry in Noah’s ark. What is the spiritual significance of this? – O.W.

A: Every house and building has at least one entrance. Every nation has points of entry. The children of Israel ...Read more

Is it true that a person can go to church and believe in God and still not go to Heaven?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that a person can go to church and believe in God and still not go to Heaven? This is concerning to me, yet I know many people from around the world that say they believe in God and go to church (or in some cases a mosque or temple). – C.G.

A: Many people from around the world claim ...Read more

How can God help me in my work as a nurse?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: As a traveling nurse, I get discouraged and depressed because of all the suffering I see and the family tensions that arise. The agony some people go through is truly horrible, and while I can help some patients with comfort care, I feel inadequate to comfort them in their greater need for ...Read more

Should my daughter see only a Christian psychiatrist?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My daughter is dealing with emotional problems from hanging around the wrong crowd. She is seeing a psychiatrist who is not a Christian but has an excellent professional reputation, but has recommended that my daughter cease going to church for now until the doctor/patient relationship is fully ...Read more

Why do preachers go around still emphasizing the brutal death of Jesus?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Christian message is primarily about Jesus, which would include His death on the cross. I am a Christian but I do not believe that this should be the main focus of our religion. The focus should be on God’s love and the kindness that Jesus showed to people. This is the only thing that will ...Read more

If a person believes in Jesus Christ, does that mean the person should also believe in angels?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If a person believes in Jesus Christ, does that mean the person should also believe in angels? Will the angels have a part in the return of Christ to Earth? – A.H.

A: In choosing to follow Jesus Christ, we also choose the protective watch and care of the angels in Heaven. Jesus is the commander-...Read more

How can I get a clear answer on the cost of salvation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It’s hard to get a clear answer on the cost of salvation. Some say it’s a gift from God, others say we have to earn our salvation, and then there are those who claim it costs nothing. My pastor says it’s all the same and that people just use different terminology. Which is it? – S.C.

A: ...Read more

Is there anything wrong with starting somewhere else than the beginning of the Bible and then backing up?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When I was released from prison, my mother gave me her Bible and told me that if I would read and take it to heart, I would understand the Gospel that could change my life. I never want to see the inside of a cell again and have asked the Lord to forgive me of my sin and for breaking my mother’s ...Read more

Does the Bible speak to young people not listening to their elders?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’m a baby boomer caught between the greatest generation and Generation X. My generation is in a quandary of how its children don’t understand how to get through the next hour without an iPhone in hand, caught up with hoping the government forgives their student loans while they seek to buy ...Read more

Why can’t churches see eye-to-eye on something that seems as simple as wanting to draw people in a pleasant way?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a Christian, but I agree with many Bible teachers today who say that talking about sin turns people off to the Gospel and that many may come to Christ if He is presented in a more cheerful way. Why is this so debated and why can’t churches see eye-to-eye on something that seems as simple as ...Read more

What does child addiction to electronic devices say about society today?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are many articles these days about child addiction to electronic devices, particularly cellphones and tablets with cartoon-clad covers. I see toddlers in strollers tapping and scrolling faster than any adult does. Concern is building as to the negative impact it is having on behavior. And no ...Read more

Is it possible God would give me a reason to face life and make living worthwhile?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A choice I made when I was a teenager is more than I can live with and taking my own life is something I consider often. I had an abortion because some of my friends had gone through it to escape the consequences. I thought the pain would go away, but it increases and the consequences of guilt is ...Read more

Is the Holy Spirit part of God and is it essentially the personality of God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am trying to learn about the Holy Spirit. Is it part of God and is it essentially the personality of God? – P.S.

A: The Holy Spirit is God Himself. We should never refer to the Holy Spirit as “it,” for the Holy Spirit is a Person. He speaks to us, commands us, intercedes for us, and He ...Read more

 

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