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Is this all there is?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When I graduated from college with honors, I thought I would conquer the world. I was excited about life. Then COVID-19 hit. I haven’t been able to find a job and there seems to be little hope. Is this all there is? — L.H.

A: Some see their own life’s journey as a series of unrelated...Read more

What is the secret to overcoming sorrow and finding peace and happiness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am having a hard time being joyful. Discouragement follows me. Living through COVID-19 has deepened my sorrow and loneliness. What is the secret to overcoming this horrible emotion and finding peace and happiness? – S.L.

A: We should be a “glimmer” for someone who may be ...Read more

What does the Bible teach about temptation?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Temptation is a troubling thing. What does the Bible teach about it? – T.T.

A: Temptation is exactly the same for us as it was for Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. And Satan also tempts us in the same way that he tempted Jesus – through “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes...Read more

What does it mean to be carnal?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean to be carnal? – C.E.

A: Carnality is a Biblical word that is not used much anymore but has a powerful effect on life. It means living life consumed by satisfying fleshly desires, feeding selfishness while serving the body and starving the soul. Carnality is the state of...Read more

What is sufficient to win eternal life?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I try to live according to God’s Word but my friend who is a pastor said that his good work in the ministry will win him the acceptance of Jesus. Is this sufficient to win eternal life? – G.D.

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

Is God’s forgiveness really important to get to Heaven and why would He pay our penalty of sin?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is God’s forgiveness really important to get to Heaven and why would He pay our penalty of sin? – H.B.

A: Imagine for a minute that you committed a crime, were arrested, and were sent to jail. The day has now come for you to appear in court. As you stand before the judge, there is ...Read more

Is being addicted to prescription drugs the same as addiction to drugs and alcohol?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am addicted to some prescription drugs. Is that the same as addiction to drugs and alcohol? – A.V.

A: Volumes could be written on the problem of drug addiction. Millions of barbiturates are swallowed every night to help the nation sleep. Millions of tranquilizers keep people calm ...Read more

If we fight sin are we are not fighting sinners?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If we fight sin are we are not fighting sinners, and is this right? – F.S.

A: Christians understand that the world is embroiled in the great battle between right and wrong, just as the Bible says. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light ...Read more

Can this be a Biblical church?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My church is no longer the church it used to be. Many say they follow the Lord but don’t really read His Word or preach it. Can this be a Biblical church? – D.C.

A: Within the vast complexities, bureaucracies, organizations, and institutions of Christendom there exists the true Body of...Read more

Does God require this of the innocent?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My son-in-law has committed adultery and my daughter is devastated, but out of concern for his soul she does not want to leave him. I am upset about this because he is making a fool of her. Does God require this of the innocent? – W.M.

A: When a spouse is unfaithful in marriage there is ...Read more

How can I have victory over fear of things I have no control over?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Being a resident of Louisiana my entire life has caused me to live in constant fear because of the storms that batter this region of the country. How can I have victory over fear of things I have no control over? – L.F.

A: Many people have faced ominous storms since the beginning of time...Read more

Will education help be a part of solving the problems of mankind?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My parents taught me to believe in God, but after going through the 2020 pandemic it is hard for me to believe that there is a God and more difficult to believe he loves humanity. My professors come closer to explaining the suffering in the world by helping me understand that education will...Read more

What can a parent do to make sure that children learn the right things that bring them true happiness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I worry about what my children learn in school but I am not able to send them to a private school. What can a parent do to make sure that children learn the right things that bring them true happiness? – P.T.

A: There are many examples in the Bible about people seeking happiness. King ...Read more

What can we do to restore the authenticity of our history?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a Millennial and my children are considered Gen Z. I hear some politicians and churches say that our generations are lost to the knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. I resented it until I learned that the American Constitution really was founded upon Biblical laws. I was never taught ...Read more

Since God is in Heaven, how can people walk with Him as instructed in the Bible?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Since God is in Heaven, how can people walk with Him as instructed in the Bible? – I.S.

A: Parents who take their child for a walk generally want the child to stay close so that he or she does not stumble over rocks, slip into mud holes, or get hit by a car. Parents should guide the ...Read more

How can I prepare to be be a good soldier when my faith is tried?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Watching the deterioration of our nation is frightening. I believe in the Lord and His power but I do not feel I will be a good soldier when my faith is tried. How can I prepare? – N.P.

A: As a whole, our nation does not know what persecution is. We do not know what sacrifice is. We do ...Read more

The Bible declares that God hates sin, so why has He tolerated it since the beginning of time?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Bible declares that God hates sin, so why has He tolerated it since the beginning of time? – H.S.

A: Christ died for one reason – because of God’s hatred of sin and His deep love for us that He would make a way for the human race to be delivered from His judgment and to know His ...Read more

What is the secret to overcoming defeat?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Much has been lost in the past year and it’s discouraging to realize that our country has taken many steps forward, but more steps back. What is the secret to overcoming defeat? – O.D.

A: No one chooses defeat over victory. Winning is something everyone wants to experience. The late ...Read more

What does apostasy really mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I read in the New York Times and other articles about a movie entitled "Apostasy." Several ministers have commented on it so it must have something to do with religion but what does apostasy really mean? -- A.Q.

A: The word apostasy is derived from two Greek...Read more

 

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