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If God is perfect, why does He get angry?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If God is perfect, why does He get angry? Isn’t that a sin? – A.G.

A: When the Bible tells us that God “is slow to anger” (Nahum 1:3), it simply means that He is patient beyond man’s capability. It takes a great deal to stir God’s anger – but when it happens, it is ...Read more

Why is it important to read the Bible?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is it important to read the Bible? – B.Q.

A: The study of Scripture is important. When the Bible says, “The entirety of Your word is truth” (Psalm 119:160), it is vital to understand that the Bible does not contradict itself but interprets itself.

God’s message of ...Read more

Did God’s love begin when He sent Jesus into the world?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Did God’s love begin when He sent Jesus into the world? – L.B.

A: God’s love did not begin at creation, at the manger, or at the cross; God’s love began in eternity past. Before the world was established, before the time clock of civilization began to move, God’s love ...Read more

Why can’t people discern the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am an educator and I thirst for knowledge. But I am also a Christian and my associates tell me that I should seek knowledge rather than lean on common sense and faith in God. Society is consumed with knowledge, yet it seems that there is little common sense (or wisdom). Why can’...Read more

What is the secret to standing strong when troubles come?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are so many storms in life — literal and imagined. What is the secret to standing strong when troubles come? – M.S.

A: Thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards — bad weather comes in many different forms. Florida winters are sunny and warm while life in Pennsylvania may ...Read more

Why does the Bible say that Jesus’ kingdom will never fail?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: History proves that empires eventually fall. Why is this, and why does the Bible say that Jesus’ kingdom will never fail? – K.E.

A: How does the Kingdom of God differ from man’s created societies? Conversion is a requirement of citizenship in Heaven. Jesus Christ said, “...Read more

Should a public restaurant encourage praying?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My family went to a restaurant with a sign in the window: Prayer is welcomed here. I felt troubled when we received a discount because we had prayed before our meal, until the owner came and told us that this has opened up ways to testify of the Lord. – M.P

A: To bow the head in ...Read more

Why is the Bible refused as a source of truth?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems strange that a book that has been around longer than all others is refused as a source of truth, especially when it is a book filled with hope and promise. – B.H.

A: Unlike the books of men, the Bible is a book of promise—and hope—and it doesn’t change or get out ...Read more

What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness? – H.T.

A: Hunger, in the physical sense, is a sign of life. Dead men need no food; they crave no water. Humans must have nourishment or they’ll starve. The Bible teaches that the soul must feed on the things of God ...Read more

Why Does God Continue to Allow Evil?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The question about why God allows evil cannot be answered, but doesn’t it remain one of the most troubling aspects of God? – G.E.

A: This world is not the way God meant it to be. When parents stand by the grave of a child snatched away by accident or illness, this is not the ...Read more

Will we be prepared for the next catastropic illness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: With all the medical advances that have been made, it is shocking to see how helpless the world was when COVID-19 first hit. While some treatments have been successful, there is still the question of all the other catastrophic illnesses that people face. – C.S.

A: We are indebted...Read more

Is there a difference between man’s law and God’s law?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there a difference between man’s law and God’s law, and does God command people to love others regardless of what they may do to us? – L.G.

A: The religious leaders of Jesus’ day had more than 600 man-made laws they were required to obey. The people couldn’t keep all ...Read more

Since God promises to be with us, why do I feel defeated?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Sometimes I feel that nothing I do turns out right even when I go the extra mile. I pray and ask God to help me see things differently but I stay discouraged. Since God promises to be with us, why do I feel defeated? – D.S.

A: Discouragement, hopelessness, despair—so many ...Read more

Why did King Solomon write so much about attaining riches and wisdom?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are many people who are not necessarily religious but still know about the riches and wisdom of King Solomon as told in the Bible. Why did he write so much about attaining all of this and yet it was all vanity? – R.W.

A: King Solomon was convinced he knew how to find ...Read more

Is converting cash to gold spritual?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There’s a lot in the news about converting cash into gold. I am surprised that the world of finance uses a spiritual term when talking about converting cash into gold. – C.C.

A: The very definition of conversion means “the process of changing from one form to another” and ...Read more

Should we slow down and turn the culture around?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am part of the baby boomer generation and we grew up at a good time in America. I don’t know that my grandchildren will ever know the good times that our nation once knew. It seems like everyone should slow down and turn the culture around. Is this a pipe dream? – S.D.

A: ...Read more

Is fear a sin?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Living on the East Coast is fun, but I’m filled with terror when hurricane season arrives, and I take every precaution there is. But some of my friends seem to laugh at a coming storm. Is fear a sin? – N.D.

A: Fear grips people’s hearts when danger lurks. People have faced ...Read more

Isn’t this denial of the truth?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: In studying the religions of the world, my professor does not dispute that Jesus was a historical figure, but that’s all. She argues this without taking anything from the Bible into consideration. Isn’t this denial of the truth? – H.C.

A: It’s not wrong to say that Jesus is...Read more

How can I resist the sin of temptation?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can I resist the sin of temptation? – F.T.

A: Temptation isn’t the same thing as sin, and it isn’t a sin to be tempted, but it is a sin to give in to the temptation.

At the beginning of His ministry, Jesus was tempted by the devil, but Jesus didn’t give in to Satan’s...Read more

 

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