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I have wandered away from the Lord. Is there a way back?
It is good that you realize you have drifted away from the Lord; with such knowledge you can seek a restored relationship. We have the assurance of His Word ...
I know I need God, but He must be mad at me for the way I've treated Him.
Billy Graham writes, "One of the devil's oldest tricks is to tell us God is so angry at us that He'll never forgive us. But this is not what the Bible says."
Why do you say that all we have to do to have eternal life is to believe in Jesus?
Billy Graham writes, "You have asked a very important question, and I pray you will consider it seriously, because nothing is more important than our eternal salvation."
How do I know God has really forgiven me?
Billy Graham writes, "If you have sincerely given your life to Jesus and are trusting Him alone for your salvation, then God has promised to forgive you—and He cannot lie."
I get discouraged because I can't seem to conquer some bad habits, and I wonder if God is going to give up on me.
Billy Graham writes, "Don't ever doubt His love, and don't ever doubt His willingness to forgive us when we truly repent!"
What is grace, in your view?
Billy Graham writes, "Some have called it 'God's unmerited or undeserved favor'—and that is what it is: God's mercy and goodness to us, even though we don't deserve it."
How can God really forgive us completely and act as if we had never sinned?
Billy Graham writes, "Sin is so serious and so devastating that it could be erased in only one way: if God's own son would become the sacrifice for our sins."
Does God ever give up on us?
Billy Graham writes, "The person who is in the most danger spiritually is the one who doesn't care about his or her spiritual state. Don't let that ever become true of you!"
I'm 93, and if I haven't already been good enough to go to heaven, I guess it's too late for me.
Billy Graham writes, "God is perfect, and even one sin makes you guilty in His eyes. Does this mean we have no hope? No, and the reason is because of what Christ has already done for us."
Since I turned my back on God when I was in my teens, will He refuse to have anything to do with me now?
Billy Graham writes, "No, God hasn't turned His back on you, nor will He refuse to welcome you if you turn in faith to Him. The Bible says, 'He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance' (2 Peter 3:9)."
Every time things are going well and I think maybe God loves me, something reminds me of my past.
Billy Graham writes, "The key is to stop trying to convince yourself that God loves you—and accept the fact that He actually does! Perhaps the most important thing I can say to you is this: God loves you just as you are."
How bad does someone have to be before there isn't any hope for them?
Billy Graham writes, "One of the Bible's greatest truths is that God is willing to forgive absolutely anyone who truly repents of their sins and commits their life to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior."
My husband never wanted anything to do with God, but before he died, he said he was giving his life to Jesus. Do you think God forgave him?
Billy Graham writes, "If your husband truly gave his life to Jesus Christ, then you can be confident that he is now in heaven—in spite of all the years he ignored God."
Does God ever give people a second chance?
Billy Graham writes, "It's never too late to turn to God, because God still loves us—even when we are rebellious and want nothing to do with Him—and He still wants us to become part of His family forever."
I had a lot of stress in my life, and instead of turning to God I turned to alcohol. I wonder if I've become an alcoholic. Can God help me out of this pit?
Billy Graham writes, "I don't think I've ever met an alcoholic who was glad he or she had gone down that road—and I can understand why. Alcoholism is a destroyer—of health, self esteem, work, relationships, everything."
I walked away from a bad car wreck a few weeks ago, and my mother says God is giving me a second chance. What am I supposed to do?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, your mother is right: What happened to you wasn't good luck—it was God! ... The first step I urge you to take is to pause and thank God for being with you and delivering you from death or serious injury."
How many second chances does God give us, before He gets fed up and won't have anything more to do with us?
Billy Graham writes, "If God had already given up on you, then you wouldn't be concerned about your salvation, and you never would have written this letter."
I don't understand my aunt and uncle. They're very devout people and go to church every time the doors are open, yet they're very judgmental about members of our family who don't live the way they do. No one likes them, and yet they're constantly telling us we are lost and need Jesus. I thought Christians were supposed to be kind and loving.
My friend (who doesn't believe in God or religion) tells me that if I really believe the Bible, then why don't I follow all the laws in the Old Testament? I do believe the Bible is God's Word, but am I doing something wrong by not following these laws?
Many of the laws in the Old Testament were given only for the people of that time, and they no longer apply to us as Christians now that Christ has come.