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Is there a difference between man’s law and God’s law?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there a difference between man’s law and God’s law, and does God command people to love others regardless of what they may do to us? – L.G.

A: The religious leaders of Jesus’ day had more than 600 man-made laws they were required to obey. The people couldn’t keep all ...Read more

Meditation 11/21 - 11/27: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

Like a cloud, the LORD God
will appear over his people,
and his arrows will flash
like lightning.
God will sound his trumpet
and attack in a whirlwind
from the south.

The LORD All-Powerful
will protect his people,
and they will trample down
the ...Read more

Since God promises to be with us, why do I feel defeated?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Sometimes I feel that nothing I do turns out right even when I go the extra mile. I pray and ask God to help me see things differently but I stay discouraged. Since God promises to be with us, why do I feel defeated? – D.S.

A: Discouragement, hopelessness, despair—so many ...Read more

Meditation 11/21 - 11/27: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

The Lord will appear above his people;
his arrows will fly like lightning!
The Sovereign Lord will sound the ram's horn
and attack like a whirlwind from the southern desert.

The Lord of Heaven's Armies will protect his people,
and they will defeat their enemies by hurling great ...Read more

The God Squad: Sticky Wing Heather: A Hanukkah midrash

Religion / God Squad /

On the sixth day of creation God said to the angels, "I think I'll make a cow." And the angels said, “What do we care? Go make one now."

Then God made some rats and the angels said, "Fine, fine, fine, they’ll be food for cats.” But when God said, "Rats and cows are not the total plan. Tomorrow I'm gonna make a man."

The angels screamed...Read more

Why did King Solomon write so much about attaining riches and wisdom?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are many people who are not necessarily religious but still know about the riches and wisdom of King Solomon as told in the Bible. Why did he write so much about attaining all of this and yet it was all vanity? – R.W.

A: King Solomon was convinced he knew how to find ...Read more

Meditation 11/21 - 11/27: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

Then God will come into view,
his arrows flashing like lightning!
Master God will blast his trumpet
and set out in a whirlwind.
God-of-the-Angel-Armies will protect them -
all-out war,
The war to end all wars,
no holds barred.
Their God will save the day. He'll ...Read more

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Light Notes: Let our legacy of beauty, goodness and truth be self-evident

Religion / Religious News /

“Lorna” was 102 years old when she died. A member of her church congregation from childhood, over the decades she had become one of their matriarchs in faith and ministry.

Lorna’s legacy of gentleness, kindness and grit was well known across several generations of family and church friends. She was quite short, but her stature was upright...Read more

Is converting cash to gold spritual?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There’s a lot in the news about converting cash into gold. I am surprised that the world of finance uses a spiritual term when talking about converting cash into gold. – C.C.

A: The very definition of conversion means “the process of changing from one form to another” and ...Read more

Meditation 11/21 - 11/27: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

Then the LORD will appear over them,
and his arrow will go forth like lightning;
the Lord GOD will sound the trumpet
and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.

The LORD of hosts will protect them,
and they shall devour, and tread down the sling stones,
and they shall ...Read more

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Commentary: No, Michael Flynn, America doesn't need one religion

Religion / Religious News /

There was a time, not so long ago, when Michael Flynn’s latest pronouncement would have been considered outrageous, but I’m afraid we’ve reached the point of outrage fatigue.

“If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion,” Flynn declared at a right-wing rally this month at Cornerstone ...Read more

Should we slow down and turn the culture around?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am part of the baby boomer generation and we grew up at a good time in America. I don’t know that my grandchildren will ever know the good times that our nation once knew. It seems like everyone should slow down and turn the culture around. Is this a pipe dream? – S.D.

A: ...Read more

Meditation 11/21 - 11/27: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

Then the LORD will appear over them,
And His arrow will go forth like lightning;
And the Lord GOD will blow the trumpet,
And will march in the storm winds of the south.

The LORD of hosts will defend them
And they will devour and trample on the sling stones;
And they will ...Read more

Is fear a sin?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Living on the East Coast is fun, but I’m filled with terror when hurricane season arrives, and I take every precaution there is. But some of my friends seem to laugh at a coming storm. Is fear a sin? – N.D.

A: Fear grips people’s hearts when danger lurks. People have faced ...Read more

Meditation 11/21 - 11/27: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

Then the LORD will appear over them;
his arrow will flash like lightning.
The Sovereign LORD will sound the trumpet;
he will march in the storms of the south,

and the LORD Almighty will shield them.
They will destroy
and overcome with slingstones.
They will drink and ...Read more

Meditation 11/21 - 11/27: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through ...Read more

Isn’t this denial of the truth?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: In studying the religions of the world, my professor does not dispute that Jesus was a historical figure, but that’s all. She argues this without taking anything from the Bible into consideration. Isn’t this denial of the truth? – H.C.

A: It’s not wrong to say that Jesus is...Read more

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Light Notes: Ouch! Life can hand us a pair of 'cruel shoes'

Religion / Religious News /

Not too long ago I visited a friend’s new home, and I got lost ... in her clothes closet.

A place equivalent to the size of an airplane hangar — and filled from top to bottom with enough shoes to make Imelda Marcos gasp, even at 92 years of age.

Of course, the array of pointy-toe, rounded-toe and open-toe designs weren’t all women’s ...Read more

How can I resist the sin of temptation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can I resist the sin of temptation? – F.T.

A: Temptation isn’t the same thing as sin, and it isn’t a sin to be tempted, but it is a sin to give in to the temptation.

At the beginning of His ministry, Jesus was tempted by the devil, but Jesus didn’t give in to Satan’s...Read more

The God Squad: Weird Thanksgiving things to be thankful for…

Religion / God Squad /

Herewith I present my annual essay on things we don’t ever include in our formulaic list of Thanksgiving blessings like family, food, home and football games. In the past I have given thanks for high-voltage repair linemen, nursing home workers, and squirrels. Of course, I encourage all of you, dear readers, to send me your off-the-grid ...Read more