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 be poor in spirit? Billy Graham’s Answer

What does it mean to be poor in spirit?

I am afraid I may have committed the unpardonable sin, but I can’t find anyone who can really explain what that sin is?

What does the Bible say about making resolutions?

Every year, I always make a long list of New Year's resolutions, but since I never keep them I've decided this time to make just a few. Does the Bible say anything about making resolutions?

Why do I get depressed after the holidays? Billy Graham’s Answer

Maybe no one else has this problem, but after the holidays I always get kind of depressed. It doesn't make sense because we have a close-knit family and I always enjoy Christmas, but afterward I always feel this big letdown. Why is this?

Billy Graham’s Answer on Holiday Spending, Stress

I know Christmas is still some weeks away, but I'm already getting uptight about it. It's always such a hectic time and we always end up spending far more than we planned to. To be honest, I don't really enjoy Christmas any more, although I know I ought to. Any suggestions?

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?