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What did Jesus teach about working?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What did Jesus teach about working? -- L.D.

A: Jesus had a great deal to say about labor (work). He was interested in common people. The Bible says, "And the common people heard Him gladly" (Mark 12:37). In fact, Jesus Himself was a laboring man. He was a carpenter. Wouldn't you like to have been ...Read more

What should a parent do if a child refuses to pray?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it important for children to pray and, if so, what should a parent do if a child refuses to pray? -- P.C.

A: Encourage your children to pray and teach them by example. When children see and hear their parents pray it can become a natural and important thing throughout their lives. But don't ...Read more

Why do Christians obsess about sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is it that sin is determined by religion and why do Christians, in particular, obsess about sin? -- S.P.

A: Religion is man-made. In order to compete with God for the domination of the world, Satan, whom Christ called "the prince of this world," was forced to go into the "religion" business. ...Read more

What proof is there of the great flood?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: As a student of archaeology, I am studying what is called the myth of the great flood. My professor says that anyone who truly believes this account fails to believe truth by evidence. What can I say to refute that? -- A.S.

A: "Archaeology substantiates Noah's Flood," said the London Times in 1929....Read more

How can I be less depressed?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have recently lost two friends who overdosed on drugs. It has made me depressed and most of my thoughts are unhappy. I can't do anything for them now, so how can I change my thinking? -- H.I.

A: Grief can kill a person emotionally and physically. If not counteracted with God's strength and power,...Read more

My AnswerIs believing in Jesus enough?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friend asked me to become a Christian and said all I had to do was believe in Jesus to be saved. Is that all there is to it? -- C.C.

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 ...Read more

Why don't our leaders live spiritually?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am tired of hearing spiritual people talk about the right way to live and then they live like the devil. My grandparents were wonderful people and while I am not of the same faith they were, I could always count on them to tell me the truth. But I don't see this lived out among many today, ...Read more

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

 

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