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If God loves us so much, why would He ever send a person to a place like hell?
It is not God's desire that any person should suffer an eternity in hell. The Bible says, "He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish ..."
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I'm troubled by Old Testament stories about God destroying or ordering the destruction of whole cities. Isn't God a God of love?
Many struggle with the Old Testament accounts of the wholesale destruction of some nations and cities by God. God destroyed the whole world civilization of Noah's day by a flood.
If there is intelligent life on other planets, does God care about those creatures as much as He does us?
Billy Graham writes, "It's interesting to speculate about life on other planets. But God is concerned about our lives right now."
How can God be a God of love but at the same time also be a God of judgment?
Billy Graham writes, "God loves us with a love that is far greater than human love—but He is also a God who judges sin and evil with perfect justice."
Why would a loving God send anyone to hell?
Billy Graham writes, "If you think about it, the lawbreaker is to blame for what has happened to him, not the judge."
I have a very hard time believing that God loves me because my own father was abusive. How can I believe in God's love?
Billy Graham writes, "Parents may not love us as they should—but God does. We know it because Jesus Christ was willing to die for us."
Just look at all the wars in the world. They sure don't point to a loving God.
Billy Graham writes, "Do you want to know if God loves us and if He loves you? Look at Christ. He loves you so much that He was willing to give His life for your salvation."
My friend believes a loving God wouldn't send anyone to hell. Is he right?
Billy Graham writes, "Nowhere in the Bible do I find any support for ... the belief that everyone will be saved in the end, whether they had any faith or not."
Why do Christians believe that God made Jesus go to the cross? I thought God is a God of love.
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, God is a God of love—and the greatest proof of His love is that He was willing to send His Son into the world to die for our salvation."
My family has written me off as a "black sheep." Has God written me off also?
Billy Graham writes, "No matter who we are or how old we are, or even what we have (or haven't) done, God still loves us and He yearns to welcome us home."
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."
I have a hard time believing God loves me when I know He's keeping track of all my sins.
Billy Graham writes, "God does know all about us, and nothing we do will ever be overlooked. ... But this isn't the whole story—not at all!"
How can I keep from getting upset whenever someone criticizes me, or says something that is hurtful, or ignores me?
Billy Graham writes, "Almost everyone feels this way from time to time—but this isn't the way we should react. When we do react this way, we end up only hurting ourselves."
I'd give anything to know that God has really forgiven me for all the wrong things I've done. I've prayed and prayed for Him to forgive me, but how do I know if He has?
Billy Graham writes, "The most important thing I can tell you is that God loves you, and He doesn't want you to carry this burden of guilt any longer."
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!"
My ex-boyfriend talked me into getting an abortion. I know God won't forgive me.
Billy Graham writes, "God loves you, and Christ died to take away every sin you ever committed—every one."
I am 6 years old and I want to write a letter to God. Where can I write Him so He will get it? Will He write me back?
Billy Graham writes, "You don't have to write a letter to God to ask Him your question—and the reason is because you can talk to Him and tell Him what you're thinking. This is what we call prayer."
I have a friend on my high school soccer team whose father was abusive. She has a hard time relating to God as a loving father.
Billy Graham writes, "Pray for your friend, that God will help her overcome her fears and doubts. In addition, ask God to help you explain to her that God isn't like her father, or like anyone else who might have hurt her."
All my friends think I have my life together. But down inside, I know I'm just a big fake. Can God do anything for me?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, God can do something for you—and He wants to, because He cares about you and He doesn't want you to go through life empty and without any real purpose."
Why did God create the human race? He must have known we were going to turn our backs on Him.
Billy Graham writes, "God made us for one reason: so He could have fellowship with us. It wasn't that He was lonely or needed us—but He made us in His image so He could shower His love upon us."