Answers

Read thoughtful responses to a wide assortment of questions from Billy Graham’s My Answer column and other resources.

Mr. Graham, how would you like to be remembered?

Mr. Graham, how would you like to be remembered?

Why doesn’t God get rid of bad people?

Why doesn't God just do away with all the bad people in the world? The world sure would be a lot nicer place to live in if He did, and maybe we'd even have lasting world peace.

Is the devil as powerful as God?

Is the devil as powerful as God? Sometimes I think he must be, because the world is just as bad as it ever was.

How do I defend the bible’s authority?

My professor says that there is no one book that explains the human race. I disagreed but couldn't explain why. She told me it proved I didn't know what I was talking about. Could she be right?

What does it mean to say that God sees the hearts of mankind that are dark and evil?

What does it mean to say that God sees the hearts of mankind that are dark and evil?

How Can I Celebrate Thanksgiving When I’m Not Feeling Thankful This Year?

I’ve had several invitations to be with some of my family for Thanksgiving, but I’ve turned them all down. I lost my wife to cancer a few months ago, and it just would be too painful to be with them. And anyway, I don’t have much to be thankful for this year.

I’d like to change my life because I know I’m on the wrong track, but I just can’t make myself do it.

I just don't understand myself. I'd like to change my life because I know I'm on the wrong track, but when it actually comes down to doing anything about my problems, I just can't make myself do it. I guess I like my present way of living too much. Have you run into others with this problem?

Does it Do Any Good to Pray for Politicians?

Does it honestly do any good to pray for our politicians and other world leaders? Our pastor does it every week, but I can't see that it does any good. The world is just as bad as it ever was.

Does it really do any good to pray for things like our nation and world peace?

Does it really do any good to pray for things like our nation and world peace? I get very discouraged when I read the headlines every day, and it doesn't seem to me like our prayers are doing much good.

Self righteous cousin

My cousin is very religious and keeps telling us how we need to change, but to be honest most of our family avoids her because we don't like her self-righteous, "holier-than-thou" attitude. She's always lecturing us because we don't do things exactly the way she thinks we should, and we get tired of it. Are we wrong?

Why are some people so critical and judgmental?

Why are some people so critical and judgmental? Almost every time my neighbor comes over she cuts down other people and goes on and on about their faults. I've wondered what she must be saying about us behind our backs. Should I just ignore her?

How did the writers of the Bible know about things that were going to happen hundreds or even thousands of years later?

How did the writers of the Bible know about things that were going to happen hundreds or even thousands of years later? I admit I have a hard time thinking the Bible has much use to us today.