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Why can't America resolve the conflict of hate and violence?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why can't a prosperous nation like America resolve the conflict of hate and violence? Is there hope for a nation that is seeing more outrage and more mass killings than ever before? -- D.T.

A: The great flaw in the American economic system has finally been revealed: an unrealistic faith in the ...Read more

Mediation 10-6 to 10-12: Let God Be True! NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Let God Be True and Every Man A Liar!

True, some of them were unfaithful; but just because they broke their promises, does that mean God will break his promises?

Of course not! Though everyone else in the world is a liar, God is true.

As the Scriptures say,

"He will be proved right in what he says,
and he will win his case in ...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it speaks of strife?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I don't hear the word "strife" used much anymore but it seems that is the best description for what is going on in society today. No one seems to agree on anything. What does the Bible mean when it speaks of strife, and can our government overcome it through more laws? -- S.R.

A: The Greek word for...Read more

Mediation 10-6 to 10-12: Let God Be True! MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Let God Be True and Every Man A Liar!

So, what if, in the course of doing that, some of those Jews abandoned their post? God didn't abandon them.

Do you think their faithlessness cancels out his faithfulness? Not on your life! Depend on it: God keeps his word even when the whole world is lying through its teeth.

Scripture says the same: ...Read more

Animals are not made in the image of God

Religion / God Squad /

Q: I wholeheartedly agreed with your recent column about dying and hospice. My dilemma is why is it different for animals? Why do we get to play "God" and end their suffering just because they are dying, have lost bladder control and are ruining the carpet? I have always felt that nature should take its course, even if my rug is at risk. We just...Read more

Does God really care about what career I choose or where I go to college?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Does God really care about what career I choose or where I go to college? -- S.S.

A: God desires first that we submit our lives to Him and receive the salvation He offers. When we become His obedient children, He wants us to walk with Him every mile of our life's journey. He equips us so that we ...Read more

Mediation 10-6 to 10-12: Let God Be True! ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Let God Be True and Every Man A Liar!

What if some were unfaithful?

Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,

"That you may be justified in your words,
and prevail when you are judged."

Romans 3:3,4 ESV

For the word of the LORD is upright,...Read more

Has society has demoralized the purity of sex and what God intended it to be?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is so much in the news today about sexuality. Doesn't it seem that society has demoralized the purity of sex and what God intended it to be? -- D.I.

A: Purity is probably the least appreciated of all the Christian virtues. We live in the most permissive society since pagan times. Movie ...Read more

Mediation 10-6 to 10-12: Let God Be True! NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Let God Be True and Every Man A Liar!

What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?

May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,

"THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS,
AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED."

Romans 3:3,4 NASB ...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

Does life really continue after we leave this world?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I attended my first funeral at 21. I heard things I've never heard before about leaving a good legacy and about being certain that there is life beyond the grave. Does life really continue after we leave this world and how important is it that we leave a memorable mark? -- D.W.

A: In the midst of ...Read more

Mediation 10-6 to 10-12: Let God Be True! NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Let God Be True and Every Man A Liar!

What if some did not have faith?

Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar.

As it is written:

"So that you may be proved right when
 you speak and prevail when you judge."

Romans 3:3,4 NIV

For the word of the LORD is right and ...Read more

Idolatry In The Modern Age

Religion / The Three Wise Guys /

We hear the word "idol" -- in one of its forms -- all the time. Today it's usually used in secular settings, but it has ancient roots in religious thinking. Where does the idea of idolatry come from? We'll look at both its ancient usage in religion and also what we might mean in the modern context.

Rev: It's right there, very early on in the ...Read more

Mediation 10-6 to 10-12: Let God Be True! NKJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Let God Be True and Every Man A Liar!

For what if some did not believe?

Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:

"That You may be justified in Your words,
 And may overcome when You are judged."

Romans 3:3,4 NKJV

For the word...Read more

What does the Bible mean when it says like newborn babies we should desire the milk of the Word?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the Bible mean when it says like newborn babies we should desire the milk of the Word? -- N.B.

A: Birth is only the beginning for a newborn baby; that child is not meant to be a baby forever but to grow and become strong and eventually reach adulthood. The same is true for us. When we ...Read more

Meditation 9/29 - 10/5 - The Lord's Servant CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Everyone, listen,
even you foreign nations
across the sea.
The LORD chose me
and gave me a name
before I was born.

He made my words pierce
like a sharp sword
or a pointed arrow;
he kept me safely hidden
in the palm of his hand.

The LORD said to me,
"Israel, you are my servant;
and ...Read more

How does one know the right one to choose?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My mailbox is filled weekly with fundraising requests to help with world disasters and community drives. I cannot possibly respond to them all. How does one know the right one to choose, and does it really even help? -- F.R.

A: There are many compassionate organizations reaching out to those in ...Read more

Meditation 9/29 - 10/5 - The Lord's Servant NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Listen to me, all of you in far-off lands!
The LORD called me before my birth;
from within the womb he called me by name.

He made my words of judgment as sharp as a sword.
He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand.
I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver.

He said to me, "You are my servant, Israel,
and you will bring ...Read more

Caring for the dying is one of the ways love can be repaid

Religion / God Squad /

Q: If one has a disease which, if left untreated, will result in death, is it a sin? Is it suicide to refuse treatment? What is your opinion about right-to-death issues (euthanasia) for terminal patients? (No name or address, as I do not want to be identified by any person)

A: What a person who is terminally ill (I am going to assume that the ...Read more

Why did God say the world was good, when so much of it is obviously imperfect?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why did God say the world was good, when so much of it is obviously imperfect -- even evil? -- P.P.

A: After God created the world, He said it was perfect, because He had made it exactly the way He wanted it to be. He pronounced His creation very good (Genesis 1:31) before Satan tempted Adam and ...Read more