DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Is it possible to be addicted to things other than drugs or alcohol? Or are some of the things we do just bad habits that we could break if we really wanted to? M.D.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My grandmother used to say that the longer we live, the closer well be to God. Is that true? It was with her, because she became more devout as she got older, but Ive known others who just got grumpy and hard to live with when they got old. J.Q.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My neighbor just confessed to me that shes carrying on an affair behind her familys back, and is thinking about leaving them so she can marry her lover (whos also married). I want to help her, but how can I? She claims shes at peace with her decisions. N.N.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My aunt went into a nursing home a few months ago, and whenever I go to see her I come away saddened because so many of the people there are lonely and never have any visitors. Should I encourage our pastor to start visiting there? L.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I have a friend whos always been the upbeat, optimistic type, no matter what happened. But now shes been diagnosed with untreatable cancer, and its really sent her into an emotional tailspin. What happened to all her optimism? A.R.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My aunt is in hospice with untreatable stage 4 cancer, and she keeps asking me why God doesnt just let her die and go to be with Jesus. I always try to be optimistic and tell her shes going to get better, although we both know she isnt. What can I say to cheer her up? L.A.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: What advice do you have for a new mother? I didnt grow up in a stable home, and I dont want to make the same mistakes my mother made, even if they werent always her fault. V. M.
Satan believes in God — that is, he believes God exists, and he even knows that God is powerful.
For many years I made it a practice to read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs every day, enabling me to read through those two books each month.
Jesus proclaimed he was the truth, sent from heaven to reveal God to us.
The future is in God’s hands, it reminds us, and someday all God’s enemies will be defeated and Jesus Christ will rule forever as king of kings and lord of lords.
Don’t be concerned about this, because in church you’re surrounded by people who love you and genuinely want to help you — even if you don’t yet know them.
The faiths of the world often they contradict each other, and none presents a sure way to know God.
Someday in heaven an understanding of evil and why God allowed it to exist will be given us — but not yet.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I really dont have a lot of respect for most politicians, so why should I pray for them? Im not sure it does any good anyway to pray for a better world, because things just seem to be getting worse, no matter how much people pray. J.N.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Im kind of a technology geek, and when I walked through our local electronics store the other day, I suddenly realized that most of the products werent even around 20 years ago. Do you think technology could be the key to solving the worlds problems? R.K.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My friend says shes spiritual but not religious. What do you suppose she means? She turned me down when I asked her to go to church with me, and said she didnt believe in organized religion. N.C.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: How big a sin do you have to commit before you lose your salvation? I really believe in Jesus and have given my life to him, but Im still afraid I might do something that will make him turn against me. K.G.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Did Jesus have a sense of humor? I seem to have been born with one, but sometimes I wonder if Im wrong to express it since Jesus didnt try to make people laugh, at least as far as I can tell. M.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I didnt take my daughters to church when they were young. Now theyre all living immoral lives and just laugh when I say anything about it. Is God punishing me? D.L.