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Are the stories true of people dying, going to Heaven, and then coming back to tell about their experiences?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Are the stories true of people dying, going to Heaven, and then coming back to tell about their experiences? -- P.D.

A: Best-selling books and blockbuster movies have been read and seen about people dying and coming back to life and telling about Heaven. There was much excitement, curiosity and ...Read more

Why does the Bible say that the Lord may test people but it can result in gold?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible say that the Lord may test people but it can result in gold? -- B.Q.

A: When Job, of the Old Testament, considered the wonders of God in the midst of his trials and hardships, he proclaimed: "When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold" (Job 23:10).

Anyone who goes through...Read more

Can bouts of depression and anxiety cause physical illness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Can bouts of depression and anxiety cause physical illness? -- H.W.

A: Science has confirmed what the Bible taught centuries ago. There is a close relationship between our minds and bodies. Proverbs puts it this way: "A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones" (17:...Read more

Is Independence Day a religious holiday?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is Independence Day a religious holiday? -- C.E.

A: The Fourth of July marks the day that the United States declared itself an independent nation. America has probably been the most successful experiment in history. It was built on a religious foundation.

The Bible ...Read more

Can the sin of one person or even a few people cause suffering for many?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Can the sin of one person or even a few people cause suffering for many? -- S.D.

A: Just as Adam and Eve's sin of disobedience infected the entire human race, sins committed by one can have devastating results for others. It spreads like poison gas into every available crevice. What may have been ...Read more

How can a loving God look down and not intervene?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can a loving God look down on our lives and watch as we get ourselves into trouble and not intervene? -- D.C.

A: Once a man was standing on top of a mountain and noticed two cars in the distance heading toward each other on a dangerously winding road. Neither driver could see the other ...Read more

Why suffering get worse the more advanced we become?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does it seem suffering gets worse when we have more conveniences and more scientific breakthroughs than all of history? -- S.A.

A: In every country throughout the world there are people suffering -- it has been like this since the beginning. Personal pain has been with us since God told Eve she...Read more

Why are people so focused on sex?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems no matter where I turn, there are headline stories about sex. Why are people so focused on this subject? -- G.I.

A: The mind is the devil's favorite avenue of attack, always striving to put doubt in people's minds that lead to doubting God and His creation (Genesis 5:2). We must trust God ...Read more

Which author should we believe?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are so many books offering tips on how to make money, how to lose weight, how to raise children, how to be successful, and how to get along with people. It's hard to know what author to believe. Is there a standard which can be depended on to give good advice and accurate information and ...Read more

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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

 

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