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Why should I be saddled with “setting my house in order”?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My parents are aging and suddenly they are obsessed with “setting their house in order” before they die, both financially and spiritually. And now they want me to do the same though I’m in the prime of life. Why should I be saddled with such a dismal task? – D.P.

A: Life is uncertain, but ...Read more

Meditation 5/15 - 5/21: Salvation Only in Jesus - Acts 4:8-14 NIV

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Salvation in No Other Name

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them:

"Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel:

It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom...Read more

Meditation 5/15 - 5/21: Salvation Only in Jesus - Acts 4:8-14 KJV

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Salvation in No Other Name

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth...Read more

How can a young person identify as one of "the nones"?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I keep hearing about young people leaving the church and they are known as “the nones,” believing in something but not identifying with religion. How can this be? – T.N.

A: People can have religion but not know Christ. Professing faith is clearly not the same as possessing Jesus as Savior, ...Read more

Meditation 5/8 - 5/14: Love Your Enemies - Mt. 5:43-48 CEV

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Love Your Enemies

You have heard people say, "Love your neighbors and hate your enemies."

But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you. Then you will be acting like your Father in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both good and bad people. And he sends rain for the ones who do right and for the ones who do wrong...Read more

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Ky. Christian school asks middle schoolers to write warning against homosexuality

Religion / Religious News /

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Christian school in Louisville gave an assignment this week asking middle school students to write a letter to a hypothetical friend warning against homosexuality, resulting in public criticism and a review by school leaders.

The Christian Academy of Louisville School System assignment calls for a seventh grader to write a ...Read more

Is there anything tangible that Jesus left on Earth that has been uncovered?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was spellbound to read about the archaeology digs in Egypt in 2021. Is there anything tangible that Jesus left on Earth that has been uncovered? – H.U.

A: The testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ is the most powerful message that rings throughout the ages. The Bible is “the word of God, and… ...Read more

Meditation 5/8 - 5/14: Love Your Enemies - Mt. 5:43-48 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love Your Enemies

"You have heard the law that says, 'Love your neighbor' and hate your enemy.

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust ...Read more

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Commentary: Conservative Christians will regret overturning Roe. They're sacrificing religious liberty to do it

Religion / Religious News /

The imminent overturning of Roe v. Wade is a disaster for women. It is also a disaster for the Catholic Church, whose hierarchy in America has made opposition to abortion central to its mission.

The American Catholic Church is deeply divided, and the bishops’ obsession with matters of gender and sexuality is driving these rifts. Most American...Read more

The God Squad: Marriage in the twilight years

Religion / God Squad /

Q: In 2019, I became a widower after almost 43 years of marriage. I reconnected in 2020 with a friend from the early '80s. Due to her devout faith in Christianity, we have yet to be intimate. We are both in our 70s and want to spend the rest of our lives together. We are fortunately financially independent so there really is no valid reason ...Read more

How do we know what Jesus looked like?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are so many pictures of Jesus and they all have a similar look. How could anyone even hundreds of years ago have known what He looked like? All we have are His words, right? – I.P.

A: The words of Jesus that are found in the pages of the Bible tell us who Jesus is and what He is like. This ...Read more

Meditation 5/8 - 5/14: Love Your Enemies - Mt. 5:43-48 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love Your Enemies

"You're familiar with the old written law, 'Love your friend,' and its unwritten companion, 'Hate your enemy.'

I'm challenging that. I'm telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working ...Read more

How do I debunk reincarnation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My family has been watching a documentary on reincarnation and now my teenagers seriously believe that they may have lived at another time. I thought by allowing them to watch this program it would broaden their minds but instead it has troubled them. I don’t know how to turn them around. – R.F....Read more

Meditation 5/8 - 5/14: Love Your Enemies - Mt. 5:43-48 ESV

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Love Your Enemies

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For ...Read more

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Baltimore's oldest Reform temples celebrate merger with installations, festival of Jewish thought

Religion / Religious News /

BALTIMORE -- It has been an agonizingly long time since the members of Baltimore’s two oldest Reform Jewish temples have been able to worship as well and as fully as they’d like.

Membership at Har Sinai Congregation and Temple Oheb Shalom dwindled for years, and with it their prospects for long-term survival. They considered merging five ...Read more

Does depression take a toll on the mind and the body?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I lived through the Great Depression but what we are going through today in this country doesn’t compare. A more serious depression is taking the lives of the elderly and even the young people. We brag about our progress but with the high numbers of suicide, I don’t believe this is the progress ...Read more

Meditation 5/8 - 5/14: Love Your Enemies - Mt. 5:43-48 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love Your Enemies

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.'

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. ...Read more

Is it wrong for a Christian to work on Sunday?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was brought up in the mid-20th century where most businesses were closed on Sundays. In recent decades, this has all changed and everything is open on Sundays, requiring people to work as though Sunday is just another day. Is it wrong for a Christian to work on Sunday? – J.D.

A: How wonderful ...Read more

Meditation 5/8 - 5/14: Love Your Enemies - Mt. 5:43-48 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love Your Enemies

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who ...Read more

Meditation 5/8 - 5/14: Love Your Enemies - Mt. 5:43-48

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love Your Enemies

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he ...Read more