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Does the Bible Say There is No God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: I think you can prove anything you want to from the Bible if you just try hard enough. For example, doesn't it even say in one place that there is no God? -- F.F.

A: You're right, up to a point. If you deliberately ignore what the Bible actually says, you might be able to deceive yourself into believing the opposite of what it clearly states...Read more

Meditation 1/15 - 1/21 He Guides Us: Psalm 32:6-11 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you
while you may be found;
surely when the mighty waters rise,
they will not reach him.

You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Selah

I will instruct you and teach you
in the way...Read more

Meditation 1/15 - 1/21 He Guides Us: Psalm 32:6-11 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

For this shall every one that is godly pray
unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found:
surely in the floods of great waters they
shall not come nigh unto him.

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve
me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about
with songs of deliverance. Selah.

I will instruct thee and teach ...Read more

Why Do I Need to Go to Church?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: I've always been pretty independent, and the idea of going through all the hassle of getting up and going to church has never attracted me. What's wrong with just watching a church service on TV? I'd be hearing the same message I'd hear if I went, wouldn't I? -- N.J.

A: Yes, you probably would hear the same message, and I'm thankful God has ...Read more

Meditation 1/8 - 1/14 Psalm 32:1-5 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Joy of Forgiveness

Our God, you bless everyone
whose sins you forgive
and wipe away.

You bless them by saying,
"You told me your sins,
without trying to hide them,
and now I forgive you."

Before I confessed my sins,
my bones felt limp,
and I groaned all day long.

Night and day ...Read more

Detective says he warned of key witness in trial of monsignor

Religion / Religious News /

PHILADELPHIA -- It was January 2012, a month before the start of the child endangerment trial of Monsignor William J. Lynn, and retired Philadelphia Police Detective Joseph Walsh was called back to work by the district attorney's office to prep a key prosecution witness.

Instead, Walsh told a Philadelphia judge Friday, the veteran detective ...Read more

What Do I Do Now?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: I suddenly realized this Christmas that my faith was very shallow, and that I needed to become like the shepherds and the wise men, and actually come to Jesus and worship Him. But what do I do now? -- D.G.S.

A: I'm very thankful that what happened on that first Christmas over 2,000 years ago came alive to you this Christmas! Just as God led ...Read more

Meditation 1/8 - 1/14 Psalm 32:1-5 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Oh, what joy for those
whose rebellion is forgiven,
whose sin is put out of sight!

Yes, what joy for those
whose record the LORD has cleared of sin,
whose lives are lived in complete honesty!

When I refused to confess my sin,
I was weak and miserable,
and I groaned all day long.

Day and night your hand of
...Read more

After the death of a loved one, everlasting hope helps us cope

Religion / God Squad /

Q: You wrote almost a year ago about your deep personal loss with the death of Father Tom Hartman. All who have lost such a close, personal, human connection -- whether family or friend -- understand something of what you feel. I wrote some time ago in response to a question you asked in one of your columns about the one question we would ask if...Read more

Why Do I Still Face Temptation?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: When I gave my life to Jesus, I got the impression that I'd no longer be tempted to do anything wrong. But it isn't true, and I'm tempted all the time. Why do I still face temptation? Maybe I'm not a real Christian. -- S.A.

A: Nowhere does the Bible say that we won't be tempted to sin if we belong to Christ -- not at all. In fact, we may ...Read more

Meditation 1/8 - 1/14 Psalm 32:1-5 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Count yourself lucky,
how happy you must be
you get a fresh start,
your slate's wiped clean.

Count yourself lucky--
GOD holds nothing against you
and you're holding nothing back from him.

When I kept it all inside,
my bones turned to powder,
my words became daylong groans.

The pressure never let up...Read more

Do We Really Have Souls?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: I'm in high school, and my biology teacher says the only difference between us and other animals is that we have more mental capacity. I asked him about our souls, but he doesn't believe there is such a thing. Who is right: my teacher or the Bible? -- Z.M.

A: Your teacher is entitled to his opinion -- but the Bible tells us something far ...Read more

Meditation 1/8 - 1/14 Psalm 32:1-5 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man against whom
the LORD counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my ...Read more

Can You Turn to God Just Before You Die and Be Saved?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: My cousin has always lived kind of a wild life, but he says he isn't worried because he plans to turn to God just before he dies, and he says God will forgive him and let him into Heaven. Is this right? -- L.K.L.

A: The Bible says that God is willing to forgive anyone who turns to Him in repentance and faith, and sincerely puts their faith ...Read more

Meditation 1/8 - 1/14 Psalm 32:1-5 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!

How blessed is the man to whom the
LORD does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

When I kept silent about my sin,
my body wasted away
Through my groaning all day long.

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;<...Read more

Why Does God Have Us Grow Older?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: I just had my 60th birthday, and I'm not handling it very well. I hate the thought of growing older, and now people are asking me questions like when I plan to retire. It really bothers me. Why don't my friends stop trying to upset me? -- H.McN.

A: I doubt if your friends are deliberately trying to upset you; in fact, they probably think ...Read more

Meditation 1/8 - 1/14 Psalm 32:1-5 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is he whose transgressions are
forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Blessed is the man whose sin the
LORD does not count against him
and in whose spirit is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.

For day and night
your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength ...Read more

Meditation 1/8 - 1/14 Psalm 32:1-5 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto whom the
LORD imputeth not iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no guile.

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old
through my roaring all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:
my moisture is turned into ...Read more

Meditation 1/1 - 1/7 Wait on the LORD CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

You, LORD, are the light
that keeps me safe.

I am not afraid of anyone.
You protect me,
and I have no fears.

Teach me to follow, LORD,
and lead me on the right path
because of my enemies.

Don't let them do to me
what they want.

People tell lies about me
and make terrible threats,
but I know I will ...Read more

Do I Need to Get Better for Jesus to Accept Me?

Religion / Billy Graham /

Q: How much do I have to clean up my life before God will accept me? I want to believe in Jesus and follow Him like some of my friends do, but I know I need to get my life together first. -- Z.S.

A: If you were going to be received by the President or the Queen of England or any other important person, you'd probably do everything you could to ...Read more