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I have mixed feelings about how our family should be involved in Halloween. What should I do?
We encourage each family to develop their own approach to Halloween based on their own convictions and the options for celebration available to them.
What does the Bible mean when it calls Satan an "angel of light"?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible doesn't say Satan is an angel of light; it says he only masquerades as an angel of light."
When we sin, who is responsible—us or the devil?
Billy Graham writes, "We are responsible when we yield to temptation—but Satan is also in the background tempting us ..."
I know they say God lives in heaven, but where does the devil live?
Billy Graham writes, "God is not limited to time or space (and to a lesser degree, neither is the devil)."
What's wrong with getting involved in things that are usually labeled occult practices?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible is very clear: If we want to please God, we will avoid everything that has anything to do with the occult."
What does the devil look like? Does he have horns and a pitchfork?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible doesn't tell us exactly what the devil looks like; the pictures you see of him (with horns and a red suit and so forth) simply come from the artist's imagination."
What does the Bible mean when it says that the devil believes in God?
Billy Graham writes, "It is true that the devil 'believes' in God—that is, he believes God exists. But this is a far cry from the kind of faith we are called to have."
Does Satan have supernatural beings under his control the same way God does, with His angels?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible doesn't go into great detail about Satan and how he works; after all, our focus should be on God, not Satan."
If you were the devil, what would you try to do in the world?
Billy Graham writes, "I would just keep on doing what the devil already does: oppose God in every way possible. God is for good; Satan is for evil."
I know God is supposed to love everyone, but is there anything or anyone that He actually hates (other than the devil)?
Billy Graham writes, "You're right when you say God is a loving God—and the reason is because love is part of His nature or character."
Who is stronger, Satan or God?
Billy Graham writes, "Satan's power is limited; God's power is limitless. Satan's power is temporary; God's power is eternal."
Does doubt come from the devil, or do we have doubts because of something that's wrong in our hearts?
Billy Graham writes, "The very first question in the Bible came from the mouth of Satan ... Does this mean the devil is directly responsible for every doubt we have? Not necessarily."
A friend of mine says I need to buy a good luck charm with magical properties that would ward off the devil. Is this true?
Billy Graham writes, "Most likely, you would simply be throwing your money away—but at worst you could find yourself involved with spiritual powers that are not from God."
How can there be any competing spiritual powers that are opposed to God?
Billy Graham writes, "God is the sovereign spiritual power over all creation—but He isn't the only spiritual power."
I know you don't believe in the occult, but how do you explain some of the strange things that happen?
Billy Graham writes, "There are supernatural or occult powers and forces at work in the world—forces that do not come from God but are actually opposed to Him."
A heart attack prevented me from going on a mission trip recently. Did God close the door? Or did Satan?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, sometimes Satan may be blocking our path—but even then, God can use those situations for His glory."
How can I tell if God is telling me to do something, or if it's the devil?
Billy Graham writes, "Pray and ask God to guide you in this decision. Often, we want to tell God what we want Him to do—but ask Him to help you guard against this, and to seek His will instead of your own."
My cousin is considering leaving his wife. Do you think the devil can put thoughts into a person's mind?
Billy Graham writes, "There is much we don't know about the devil's methods, but we do know we need to be alert and constantly on guard against him, and not let ourselves be led astray by his lies."
Should we pray for Satan, so he'll change his evil ways?
Billy Graham writes, "Satan is absolutely opposed to God; he always has been and always will be. He isn't like any other creature; he is an evil, malevolent spiritual power whose single goal is to block God's will."
There is so much evil in the world. Why doesn't God do something about it if He is really all-powerful?
Billy Graham writes, "I still don't know the full answer. But I do know this: God is real—but so is Satan, and the evil we see all around us comes from him, not from God."