DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Ive been trying to read some in the Old Testament recently, and Id like to ask you a question: Why dont we still do animal sacrifices, like the people were commanded to do in those days? D.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: What do angels look like? My aunt likes to collect figures of angels (she has dozens of them around her house), but how do we know if angels actually look like them? R.E.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM:: Im in jail, and the only reason people here turn to religion is so theyll impress the parole board and get out earlier. They even laugh and admit it privately. As far as Im concerned, religion is just a fake, and I dont want anything to do with it. What would you say to that? J.H.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I was in a bad car wreck several months ago, and the doctors didnt give me much hope of survival. But I made it, and Im almost completely healed now. Ive never been religious, but did God have something to do with this? K.D.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I know I wasnt a very good father, but Im an old man now and I really wish I could see my children again. Ive begged them to forgive me, but they just ignore me. I dont know why Im writing, but maybe you can urge fathers to do better than I did. B.W.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I wish I could relive the last few months. I had an accident while driving, and two people in my car were hurt (thankfully, not seriously). Id been drinking a bit, and I hate myself for being so stupid. Please warn people about alcohol and driving, especially us teens. M.H.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My husband retired last year, and two months later we sold our home and moved south, like weve always dreamed of doing. But now were wondering if we made a mistake. We dont know anyone here, and its too far from our children. P.F.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: What is Jesus doing right now? I heard that he went to heaven after he rose from the dead, but why didnt he just stay here on Earth? S.J.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Do you Christians worship three Gods, or just one? Ive heard about God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, but doesnt that mean you believe in three Gods? Ive always wondered about this. F.Z.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I feel terrible because my grandmother raised me after my parents divorce, and after she died I realized I never even thanked her for all she did for me. How could I have been so thoughtless? Will God forgive me? A.K.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Is it worth it to try to teach young children about God or the Bible? Our son is 6, and right now, he only understands things he can see. R.P.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I know Im supposed to read the Bible, but Ive never been much of a reader and I just have a hard time getting going. Will God forgive me if I dont read the Bible? Maybe the Bible is just for preachers. Z.F.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Ive heard the Bible says somewhere that the devil is a liar, and Im sure its true. But what is his biggest lie? Maybe your answer would help me to be on guard against it. L.W.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I have a cousin who says he believes in Jesus and claims hes going to go to heaven when he dies, but he sure doesnt act like a Christian. How bad can you be and still be a Christian? M.J.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: We tried to raise our daughter to do whats right, but shes gone off the deep end and is living in exactly the opposite way. The strange thing is that she still wants to be close to our family. Should we just overlook the way shes living and pretend it doesnt matter? D.G.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our parents just told us theyre getting divorced. They also told us theyve stayed together all these years just for our sake, until we were grown. We feel very guilty because they couldve gone their separate ways and been happy if it hadnt been for us. Are we wrong to feel this way? M.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our church is involved in a community ministry to homeless people, but its discouraging because you see the same people all the time, and we dont seem to be doing any good. Shouldnt we use our limited resources to actually accomplish something? Z.J.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Ive always heard that God hates the sin but loves the sinner, but is this really true? How can God love someone who abuses children, kills innocent people, or things like that? I know I sure cant. L.H.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Are there bad angels as well as good angels? If they do exist, can they hurt us? And where did they come from? I thought God created the angels, but maybe Satan also created some. Is that possible? C.P.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our daughter (whos in her late 20s) seems to be suffering from deep depression, and we dont know what to do. She even talks about ending her life. She says shes a follower of Jesus, and we pray a lot for her, but it doesnt seem to help. Could you ask people to pray for her? N.G.