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Meditation 7/7 - 7/13: By Faith! KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

By Faith! Looking for more...

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same ...Read more

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

Religion / Billy Graham /

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

Meditation 6/30 - 7/6: Blessed is the nation... Ps 33:8-12 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Everyone in this world
should worship
and honor the LORD!

As soon as he spoke
the world was created;
at his command,
the earth was formed.

The LORD destroys the plans
and spoils the schemes
of the nations.

But what the LORD has planned
will stand forever.
...Read more

Can bouts of depression and anxiety cause physical illness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

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

Meditation 6/30 - 7/6: Blessed is the nation... Ps 33:8-12 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Let the whole world fear the Lord,
and let everyone stand in awe of him.
For when he spoke, the world began!
It appeared at his command.

The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations
and thwarts all their schemes.
But the Lord's plans stand firm forever;
his ...Read more

How to be a perfect stranger

Religion / God Squad /

Q: What is the appropriate action for a person of the Jewish faith, if you are at a church service and the congregation kneels down during the service? Should you kneel down or stay seated? -- From M

A: Stay seated but sit in the back.

Richard Siegel, a friend of mine who passed away this year, wrote a book titled "How to Be a Perfect Stranger...Read more

Is Independence Day a religious holiday?

Religion / Billy Graham /

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

Meditation 6/30 - 7/6: Blessed is the nation... Ps 33:8-12 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Earth-creatures, bow before God;
world-dwellers - down on your knees!
Here's why: he spoke and there it was,
in place the moment he said so.

God takes the wind out of Babel pretense,
he shoots down the world's power-schemes.
God's plan for the world ...Read more

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

Religion / Billy Graham /

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

Meditation 6/30 - 7/6: Blessed is the nation... Ps 33:8-12 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him!
For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.

The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The ...Read more

Southern Baptist leader accused of teen's sexual assault pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Religion / Religious News /

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A former Southern Baptist leader arrested last summer on accusations that he'd sexually assaulted an Arlington teen more than two decades earlier pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to misdemeanor assault.

Mark Edwin Aderholt, a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate, had been initially charged with sexual assault ...Read more

Meditation 6/30 - 7/6: I Repent NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

"I Repent"

1Then Job answered the LORD and said,

"I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?'

"Therefore I have declared that
which I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."

'Hear, now, and I ...Read more

How can a loving God look down and not intervene?

Religion / Billy Graham /

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

Meditation 6/30 - 7/6: Blessed is the nation... Ps 33:8-12 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Let all the earth fear the LORD;
Let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of Him.

For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.

The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

The counsel of...Read more

Why suffering get worse the more advanced we become?

Religion / Billy Graham /

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

Spiritual Life: Joy doesn't depend on life's events

Religion / Religious News /

Br. David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, teaches about the transforming power of living gratefully not just when something wonderful or special happens, but every day no matter what is happening.

I've recently been involved with two people whose lives were challenged by adversity, and seen grateful living's power sustain one of them and ...Read more

The Trouble With 'Bad Religion'

Religion / The Three Wise Guys /

On their radio program, The Three Wise Guys talk a great deal about "Good Religion." Often it is a reminder that there is also some very bad religion out there. Here, they will spend a little time discussing the issue of "Bad Religion," and why it creates so much trouble in the world.

Rabbi: "The trouble with religion is ..." That's a phrase I ...Read more

Meditation 6/30 - 7/6: Blessed is the nation... Ps 33:8-12 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord

Let all the earth fear the LORD:
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

For he spake, and it was done;
he commanded, and it stood fast.

The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought:
he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

The counsel of...Read more

Minneapolis pastor and First Covenant Church evicted over LGBT stance

Religion / Religious News /

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Evangelical Covenant Church voted Friday to evict the Rev. Dan Collison from the Minneapolis denomination, ending a five-year conflict over LGBT inclusion and cementing the denomination's position on same-sex marriage.

Covenant leaders also voted to expel Collison's First Covenant Church, a historic church in downtown ...Read more

Why are people so focused on sex?

Religion / Billy Graham /

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

 

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