Christians can't take a "casual" approach to their faith in God, the Rev. Billy Graham said in a post this week.
Responding to a question on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, the 97-year-old religious leader said Christians must be completely dedicated and involved in their faith.
Graham explains in the BGEA "My Answers" post that while many are be tempted to stop attending church so they can focus on other weekend activities, such an approach to Christianity and Christ's love is not sustainable in the long run. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham described Nancy Reagan as an "extraordinary first lady" whom he looks forward to "being reunited with in Heaven" following the 94-year-old's death on Sunday.
Graham, 97, released a statement mourning the former first lady's passing on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, saying he was "privileged to know Nancy and Ronald Reagan for more than 50 years and greatly valued their friendship."
"I am saddened by the news of Nancy's passing," the evangelical leader continued, adding that Nancy "will be greatly missed, and I look forward to being reunited some day in the future in Heaven." more >>
Christians must ask God for help in confronting their fears, the Rev. Billy Graham advises, suggesting that Christians stop wallowing in their fears and turn them over to God.
On the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, the religious leader was asked: "I have a friend who worries all the time about her health. If even the smallest thing goes wrong, she's convinced it must be something serious and she runs to her doctor. I've urged her not to worry so much, but it doesn't do any good. How can I help her?"
Graham responded that while it's important to take care of your physical well-being, it's also important not to let health issues control your life. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham warns Christians not to fall prey to their boss' inappropriate advances in a recent "My Answers" post on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Responding to a question regarding a married boss' "uncomfortable" advances in the workplace, Graham says employees must "firmly and clearly" let the employer know that their behavior is neither appropriate nor welcome.
"You should not do anything to encourage him or give him an excuse to break up his marriage. The Bible is clear: 'If sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. ... Do not set foot on their paths,' Proverbs 1:10, 15," Graham says. more >>
Christian parents must accept their child's decisions whether they approve of them or not, the Rev. Billy Graham advises in a message posted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association'swebsite Saturday.
The renowned 97-year-old preacher was responding to a question posted to BGEA's "My Answers" which asked how parents should handle their daughter's marriage when they don't approve of the fiancé.
"We can't always control what our children do as they grow older and become adults — nor should we. And even when they make mistakes or go against our advice, they are still our children, and we still love them and want what is best for them," Graham explains. more >>
No other book is as important as the Bible and Christians need to make an effort to understand it, the Rev. Billy Graham advises.
When asked for tips on how to better understand the Bible, the evangelical pastor said the Holy Book is the most important text to understand in the entire world, "because it is God's Word — God's message — to you, and to all humanity."
Graham then goes on to give advice for beginning to explore the Bible, suggesting that a first-time reader not start at the beginning, but rather start with one of the Gospels in the New Testament, adding that he often recommends John. more >>