DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: How do we know if what someone says about God is actually true? Maybe its just something they dreamed up or that they sincerely think is true but it isnt. Im not sure we can know anything for certain about God. Z.N.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I grew up believing that it didnt take much to make God angry at me, and I always needed to be on my best behavior or he might do something bad to me. But my cousin says Im wrong and that God loves us and treats us kindly no matter what we do. Which of us is right? T.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our church went heavily into debt to build our new building, but now our pastor has left, several families are drifting away, and were having a hard time making the mortgage payments. Does the Bible say anything about borrowing lots of money to build a church? K.R.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My fiance and I deeply love each other, but we cant decide where to get married. His family belongs to one denomination and my family belongs to another, and, of course, they each want us to get married in their church. How can we keep everybody happy? R.O.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My sister claims shes been saved, but I dont understand what shes talking about. Our family always went to church and tried to do whats right. But now shes acting like were misguided or something. Whats going on? J.D.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I know teenagers often rebel against their parents, but I admit I went overboard and have been a rebel ever since. We have two children now, and Im scared because I realize I dont have any idea how to be a good father. J.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My parents got divorced when I was 8, and it was such a traumatic time for me that I vowed Id never get divorced myself. But now my marriage looks like its headed for the rocks. I cant believe this is happening. What did I do wrong? V.L.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: How can I know whether or not a group is a cult? A woman in my office keeps trying to get me to go with her to her religious assembly, but I dont know anything about it. I didnt come from a religious family, but I know I need God. L.H.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My aunt gave me a book for Christmas about astrology, and how to tell the future from the stars. Shes into things like that big time, but my mother says I shouldnt even open the book. I promised her Id ask what you think. D.C.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: We spent Christmas with our son and his wife, and I came away wondering if shes really the right wife for him. Shes so different from us, and we just didnt feel comfortable around her. They seem happy, but should I say something privately to him? R.L.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: This past Christmas, I got to thinking about what might have happened to Jesus while he was growing up. Does the Bible tell us? Ive seen articles saying he went to places like Tibet or India to learn about philosophy and religion. Is there any truth to this? D.G.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Whats so wrong with pride, which you preachers seem criticize so much? In my opinion, pride is a good thing, because if you dont have pride in what you do, youll never accomplish anything worthwhile. Why is the Bible against pride? N.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I think Ive heard you say that salvation is a free gift, but how can that be? Doesnt God expect us to try to get our lives in order before hell let us into heaven? J.G.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Will we be perfect when we get to heaven? I cant imagine being instantly free of all the things I know arent right in my life. Maybe well just slowly get better and better in heaven, because well have more time to become good. Could my theory be right? Y.M.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Im pregnant, and now my boyfriend wants nothing to do with me. I thought having a baby would bring us together, but it didnt. Now I have to decide if Im going to keep the baby or have an abortion. Im so confused. Nothing is turning out the way I hoped it would. What should I do? K.S.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I suppose youve heard the old saying that I can resist everything but temptation. Well, thats certainly true of me. Any suggestions? M.H.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My girlfriend keeps bugging me about going to church with her, but to be honest, I dont feel any need for religion, and neither do most of my friends. It would be hypocritical for me to pretend otherwise, wouldnt it? N.K.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I cant get around very easily because of some physical disabilities. Theyve gotten worse recently, and now Ive had to stop going to my church because it isnt handicapped accessible. Will God understand why I dont go anymore? A.B.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Why did Jesus perform all those miracles? From what I can tell, they didnt convince most people that he was the son of God, and anyway he didnt heal everyone he met, did he? L.J.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Our children want us to draw up a will, but we arent wealthy, and we think they can sort things out once were gone. Why should we bother? N.S.