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Do the majority of people not understand the source and gift of love?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Google reported that the most asked theological question is "What is love?" Does this indicate that the majority of people really do not understand the source and gift of love? -- L.U.

A: Until the Good News of Jesus Christ burst onto the human scene, the word love was understood mostly in terms of...Read more

What is the difference between man's wisdom and God's wisdom?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What is the difference between man's wisdom and God's wisdom? -- W.S.

A: The eighth chapter of Proverbs is deep and wide because it is the voice of wisdom speaking to our hearts. It is the Lord Jesus Himself gathering up His eternal attributes that call out to us with His understanding, truth, ...Read more

Can a good Christian cheat his customers?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have a business associate who wears his religion on his sleeve, always boasting of all that he does for the community. He may be active in church on Sunday, but he cheats his customers the rest of the week. This makes me doubt his sincerity and he has turned me off on Christianity. -- D.R.

A: An ...Read more

Is worship found only in the music of the church?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a lot of emphasis today in churches about worshipping God. There are worship pastors, worship singers, worship bands; I even went to a church that directed the people to look at the worship screen for the words of the worship songs. Is this what the Bible means by worship, and is worship ...Read more

Has Thanksgiving been "gobbled" up by football, food, and fun?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Doesn't it seem that Thanksgiving has been "gobbled" up by football, food, and fun, instead of remembering the beginnings of our nation and the battles won by the grace of God? -- H.B.

A: There is no better passage for Thanksgiving Day than Psalm 100:4: "Enter into His...Read more

Is it wrong to donate bodily organs to science after death?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I've been told that it is against the Bible to be an organ donor because of the coming resurrection when our bodies will be raised to life again. Is it wrong to donate bodily organs to science after death, for instance, in the case of donating eyes, and how does one go about it? -- A.D.

A: People ...Read more

Can I redeem the years I have lost?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I have been very wicked all my life. Just recently I found Jesus through hearing a sermon on the radio. Can I redeem the years I have lost? -- O.M.

A: Sin makes an indelible impression on us in this life. Regret is not easily erased. But God can do the impossible. God can do more with a few days of...Read more

How does one stop worry before it destroys them?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: As a recent retiree, I have to admit that I am fearful for the future when I look at the state of the world and how it impacts all of us. I admit that I worry that I will have enough money to sustain me in my old age. How does one stop worry before it destroys them? -- W.S.

A: It's difficult to ...Read more

How can I find true happiness?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A popular author has written a series of books about how to find true happiness, but none of his suggestions for me have worked. I don't understand why? -- H.S.

A: A French philosopher once said, "The whole world is on a mad quest for security and happiness." A former president of healthandspirit/religion/billygraham/s-2292549">Read more

As a youth pastor, what problem should I address first?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are so many deep-rooted problems that plague young people today. I am a youth pastor and I want to relate to teenagers in an effective way. Should I tackle sexual topics first, since that seems to be the greatest of all the problems, or is it drug abuse? -- T.A.

A: It's stunning to learn that...Read more

Shouldn't my daughter use her talent for the Lord?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am troubled that while my daughter's talent is being recognized, what she is being exposed to could ruin her more than any success that may come. She was offended when I suggested she use her talent for the Lord. Why am I wrong to give warning? -- C.M.

A: A well-known story is told years ago ...Read more

Can anger be justified in some cases?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that anger can be justified in some cases; if so, is there a good example in the culture today? -- A.J.

A: When we see children abused, we should speak out and pray that righteous anger will lead to solutions to protect the helpless.

We must be careful, however, that our anger is not a ...Read more

How can I overcome disappointment in people who claim to be Christians and later in life abandon all they believed?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can I overcome disappointment in people who claim to be Christians and later in life abandon all they believed? It seems it makes a mockery of my faith -- D.F.

A: Once there was a woman who seemed to be a perfect example of Christian character: active in her church, respected in her community, ...Read more

How can I do better in living right before God?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Living right before God and others is important to me, but I disappoint myself almost daily. How can I do better? -- T.D.

A: People often react with the explanation: "I can't believe I said (or did) that. I didn't even realize what I was doing until it was too late." Satan had deceived them into ...Read more

Why is it that since I have become a Christian I have been insulted, and threatened by bad things?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was told that if I became a Christian my problems would go away; that God is for us. Why is it that since I have become a Christian I have been insulted, and threatened by bad things? -- W.C.

A: Christians aren't exempt from the problems of life; we too experience illness, temptation, ...Read more

Is marriage really worth all these risks?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My boyfriend and I are discussing marriage since we don't believe it is right to live together. We hear so much negative about marriage: having to put up with in-laws, money problems, differences in how to raise children, possible divorce if a couple decides they are not compatible. Is marriage ...Read more

How strong is the Christian faith in other countries?

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How strong is the Christian faith in other countries? -- N.W.

A: The church is the body of Christ on earth. All true believers who follow Christ make up his church -- and it is worldwide, even in countries where God cannot openly be worshipped.

The church isn't just a particular building or ...Read more

Why is praying so hard?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is praying so hard? It seems that every time I sincerely try to pray, distractions come and I lose heart -- P.W.

A: For many people prayer isn't a joy but a burden. When they fail to pray, they feel guilty; when they do pray, they worry that they might not be doing it correctly. Or disruptions ...Read more

Can faith really grow and become stronger?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My faith is so weak. Is strong faith something reserved for only a few special people? Does faith mean shutting out our doubts and pretending they don't exist? Can faith really grow and become stronger? -- D.A.

A: Faith grows when it is planted in the fertile soil of God's Word. Not only must we be...Read more

 

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