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Can I give up so much to know Jesus?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I would like to believe in Jesus but so many of my friends tell me that it could be a negative experience because a person has to give up so much. I’m not sure I can do that. – S.D.

A: The same Jesus that said, “Go and sin no more,” is the same Jesus that said to His followers that He ...Read more

Meditation 5/22 - 5/28: Submit to God - 1 Peter 5:6-11 NASB

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Submit to God; Resist the Devil

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

But resist him, ...Read more

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Top Southern Baptist leaders minimized sexual abuse claims, 'ignored or even vilified' victims to protect abusers, report says

Religion / Religious News /

Top leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention mishandled sexual abuse claims, while ignoring — or even vilifying — victims to protect abusers, an explosive new report released Sunday has found.

The report is the conclusion of a seven-month investigation by Guidepost Solutions, an independent company that was contracted by SBC’s executive...Read more

Is it true that people find different ways to God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it true that people find different ways to God? – P.C.

A: People come to Christ in many different ways; your experience won’t necessarily be like someone else’s. This is not to be confused with the fact that there is only one way to salvation and that is through Jesus Christ. He is the ...Read more

Meditation 5/22 - 5/28: Submit to God - 1 Peter 5:6-11 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Submit to God; Resist the Devil

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith...Read more

Meditation 5/22 - 5/28: Submit to God - 1 Peter 5:6-11 KJV

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Submit to God; Resist the Devil

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Whom resist stedfast in the faith,...Read more

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In aftermath of Roe leak, Central Florida church leaders share range of abortion views

Religion / Religious News /

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As a crowd gathered outside City Hall in downtown Orlando to rally a day after a draft of a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked, Rev. Margalie Belizaire joined them to demand that the nation’s abortion rights remain intact.

The demonstrators needed to see her there, said Belizaire, minister at First ...Read more

Where did evil come from and why does God allow it?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Where did evil come from and why does God allow it? – E.O.

A: Theologians and philosophers have grappled with the existence of evil for centuries without finding a complete answer. The debate is as old as the human race. Some have concluded God must not care. We live in a random universe, they ...Read more

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

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Salvation in No Other Name

Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and told the nation's leaders and the elders:

You are questioning us today about a kind deed in which a crippled man was healed. But there is something we must tell you and everyone else in Israel. This man is standing here completely well because of the power of ...Read more

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San Francisco archbishop says Rep. Nancy Pelosi is not entitled to receive Communion

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Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will be barred from receiving Communion in response to her push to codify abortion rights, underscoring the nation’s widening divisions as the Supreme Court considers whether to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

His statement marks the latest clash between ...Read more

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San Francisco archbishop says Rep. Nancy Pelosi is not entitled to receive Communion

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Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will be barred from receiving Communion in response to her push to codify abortion rights, underscoring the nation’s widening divisions as the Supreme Court considers whether to overturn Roe v. Wade.

His statement marks the latest clash between Cordileone...Read more

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San Francisco archbishop says Rep. Nancy Pelosi is not entitled to receive Communion

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Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will not be admitted to receive Communion in response to her push to codify abortion rights, underscoring the nation's widening divisions as the U.S. Supreme Court consider whether to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

His statement marks the latest clash between ...Read more

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Q&A: Talking God, science and religion with theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek

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Frank Wilczek has a special fondness for rainbows.

It's not just the show-stopping, full-arc-across-the-sky rainbows that catch the Nobel laureate's eye. He's equally transfixed by the array of color that shows up on soap bubbles, in sprays of water and in prisms.

"There are rainbows all over the place, once you start paying attention," he ...Read more

How is it possible to keep a pure mind?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It has been sad to watch the entertainment companies go from family entertainment to vile entertainment. How is it possible to keep a pure mind? – M.P.

A: We live in the most permissive society since pagan times. Movie marquees, covers of magazines, and billboards scream sensual messages. “If ...Read more

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

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Salvation in No Other Name

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

"Leaders and elders of our nation, are we being questioned because we've done a good deed for a crippled man? Do you want to know how he was healed? Let me clearly state to you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed in the name and power ...Read more

The God Squad: Happy Vesak Day!

Religion / God Squad /

In my attempt to make good on the promise of the God Squad, which is to honor all the different spiritual paths up the same mountain, I ask you to join me in wishing the Buddha a very happy birthday! This year Vesak, Buddha’s birthday, fell on May 8 for Buddhists in China, Vietnam and in the Philippines; May 15 in...Read more

How do I deal with my son's terrible present?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My son asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day. In an effort to pique his interest in the things of God, I asked for a new Bible in black. My intention was to re-gift it to him. Instead, he gave me a book about being our own gods and he told me that he could not give me a Bible because it was full...Read more

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

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Salvation in No Other Name

With that, Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, let loose:

"Rulers and leaders of the people, if we have been brought to trial today for helping a sick man, put under investigation regarding this healing, I'll be completely frank with you--we have nothing to hide. By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the ...Read more

Why do people continue to doubt the validity of Jesus?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do people continue to doubt the validity of Jesus, His history, and claims when it has stood the test of time? As a seminary student, it’s discouraging to hear Bible professors question God’s truth. I know the truth for myself, but I wish I could be more articulate in my responses when this ...Read more

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

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Salvation in No Other Name

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

"Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of ...Read more