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Why did God give the law if He knew people couldn’t possibly keep it?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why did God give the law if He knew people couldn’t possibly keep it, and what was the significance of the Old Testament sacrifice? – L.K.

A: The Bible teaches that the law was given as a mirror. When we look into God’s Word, we see what true righteousness is. The Ten Commandments ...Read more

Is it wrong to long for the 'olden days'?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand why my parents longed for the “olden days.” I understand more the older I get. I just don’t like how the world is changing. Everyone wants what is new; I long for what was. Is this wrong? – O.D.

A: Many changes have taken place in our world...Read more

Why can’t I overcome?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I struggle with resentment in my life, and to be honest, I often blame God even though I do love Him as Lord and try to live in a way that is pleasing. Why can’t I overcome? – R.H.

A: How does resentment develop? It develops within the climate of resistance to God’s will for our ...Read more

Why is there so much suffering?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems the smarter society gets the more evil it becomes. Why is there so much suffering? – S.P.

A: Suffering affects all kinds and classes of individuals every day. Suffering in scores of forms can be found all around us. One has only to go to the poor in the cities, the hospitals, or...Read more

How can I encourage my daughter who lost her eyesight?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: At 35, my sister lost her eyesight and is discouraged that she will never be able to do anything for the Lord. She was so active in the children’s ministry at church and now her handicap is turning her into a recluse. How can I encourage her? – D.S.

A: For most of her 95 years on earth...Read more

What makes a Christian different from anyone else in the world?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What makes a Christian different from anyone else in the world? – H.Q.

A: One Christian might say he is different from his non-Christian friends because he belongs to a church. Another might reply that she is different because she knows she has been forgiven of her sins and is going to ...Read more

What does "disciple" mean when used in the Bible?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The word “disciple” today usually means that a person is part of a cult. But the word when used in the Bible meant something else, didn’t it? – D.F.

A: People in Jesus’ day knew what the word “disciple” meant. The Roman world was filled with philosophers and teachers who ...Read more

Is it true that God really wants to be a friend?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that God really wants to be a friend? – F.G.

A: Biologists speculate about how mankind came to be on earth, but the question is not “how” but “why.” This is the crucial question. Don’t miss what the Bible says about this: God created us to have a personal ...Read more

Do atheists really disbelieve that there is an all-knowing God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Do atheists really disbelieve that there is an all-knowing God and that death is the end of ourselves, the end of life completely? – E.L.

A: On a visit to the Soviet Union’s famed “Academic City,” a distinguished scholar from one of the finest research centers in Siberia said that ...Read more

How does God even know who I am?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How does God even know who I am? – K.G.

A: There are three great truths about our journey through life.

First, God put us on the journey of life. We were not put on Earth by chance or by accident.

Second, God wants to be with us on our journey through life. We must never assume that ...Read more

How can I change my future if I can’t erase my past?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can I change my future if I can’t erase my past? – F.P.

A: People cannot change their past. Whatever has happened in life so far — both good and bad — cannot be altered, and all the directions and events that have led to certain pathways are indelibly inscribed in the story of ...Read more

Is culture is the dominant influence that shapes people's lives?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am studying human behavior and have to write about the things that influence people the most. My classmates do not agree on the most significant things that shape people’s lives. Doesn’t it seem that culture is the dominant influence? There is so much destruction within culture, how ...Read more

Since we cannot really “see” God, how can we literally walk with Him as the Bible directs?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Since we cannot really “see” God, how can we literally walk with Him as the Bible directs? — W.G.

A: Walking always implies movement, progress, and direction. To walk means to place one foot in front of the other and to go forward one step at a time. If you stop doing this, you are ...Read more

Is this what it means that God works in mysterious ways?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My wife and I came close to adopting a child from another country when COVID-19 locked down the world. Our hopes were dashed. People said it was in God’s plan. We never expected to have our own biological children but now we have a child on the way. Is this what it means that God works in...Read more

Is the unknown god the god that other religions pray to?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I heard a Bible teacher tell about a god in the Bible called the unknown god. Is this perhaps the god that other religions pray to? — I.W.

A: The Apostle Paul stood before the people of the great city of Athens and directed their attention to the unknown God. He had been walking through ...Read more

What is the truth?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a lot said about people of faith, yet I have many friends who say they have faith but they cannot identify “faith in what or in whom.” Some say it is just believing that there is a greater power than mankind. What is the truth? — P.F.

A: Having faith in God the Creator of ...Read more

Is complete lawlessness what it means to transgress against God’s law?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: We are living in an age of complete lawlessness. Is this what it means to transgress against God’s law? — L.G.

A: This word “transgression” could be translated “lawlessness.” 1 John 3:4 speaks of transgressions against Almighty God.

Jesus indicated that as men approached the ...Read more

Why do other people take advantage of patient people?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Patience is a virtue, we’re told, but it seems like other people take advantage of patient people; people who let others walk all over them. Is this what the Bible teaches? — P.V.

A: Learning patience is not easy for most. The Bible calls patience an attribute of God and we are to pray...Read more

Do Christians show a lack of faith if they set goals?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve been told that Christians show a lack of faith if they set goals. Is there any truth to this? — G.O.

A: Attaining success in life is not wrong, but if we go about it without obedience to God’s Word it can lead us down the wrong path. The Bible tells us that God’s thoughts are...Read more

 

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