Answers

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

What does it mean to put on the whole armor of God? Putting on armor seems a little restrictive.

Where did evil come from and why does God allow it?

I know you say God will forgive us, but how do we know it’s true? I often ask God to forgive me, but I’m not sure He really does.

The kindest person I know is my atheist friend who has no use for God. On the other hand, some of the most difficult and unpleasant people I know say they are Christians. How do you explain this?

My grandma keeps telling me that she thinks it’s harder to be a young person today than when she was growing up, but I’m not sure I understand what she means. Was her generation more religious or something?

My high school is in shock, because last week one of our classmates took his life. He always seemed like a nice person, although I guess he didn’t have many friends. What could we have done? I feel guilty for not helping him somehow.

I’ve decided I’m not going to make any New Year’s resolutions this year. I’ve always made a long list of changes I plan to make in my life, but then I never keep them, and I just end up feeling guilty. So why bother?

How can I deal with the fear and anxiety that makes me want to stay home all the time?

How can I be better about reading my Bible and praying?

How can I be more consistent in my life as a Christian? Almost every day, I start out with good intentions, but then something comes up and I end up acting the same way everyone else does.

Why did Jesus stay around for 40 days after He came back from the grave, instead of going immediately into heaven? This came up in our Bible class the other day and no one seemed to have an answer.

I’m a high school teacher, and it’s been a very discouraging year for me. I can’t even count the number of my students who’ve gotten pregnant, or are on drugs, or get drunk every weekend, etc. I can’t talk about Christ in the classroom, and yet I know He’s the only answer. What should I do? Sometimes I wonder if I should just quit.