Billy Graham’s Answers on Abortion By BGEA January 28, 2019

• Topics: Abortion SHARE11K+ TWEET HomeStoriesBilly Graham’s Answers on Abortion pregnant woman Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3 (ESV) With recent abortion laws changing in our country, it’s important to note what the Bible says about the issue. Throughout God’s Word, it’s clear that human life is precious to Him. More than ever, we need biblical answers to questions regarding abortion and the sanctity of life. Billy Graham once said, “I know it’s common today to think of abortion as a simple answer to an inconvenient problem—but it is actually a far more serious issue. Your child isn’t simply a mass of tissue; he or she is a human being in God’s eyes.” Here are a few My Answers from the evangelist. Q: Why is abortion such a big issue for Christians? A: Life is sacred, and we must seek to protect all human life. >> Read the entire answer Q: I’m single, pregnant, and don’t know what to do. A: I know it’s common to think of abortion as a simple answer to an inconvenient problem, but it’s a far more serious issue. >> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer Q: Would it be wrong for me to pray that my girlfriend will be open to getting an abortion? A: You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Two wrongs don’t make a right”—and it’s true, especially in this case. >> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer Q: Our teenage daughter is pregnant. What advice should we give her? A: May you and your daughter carefully and prayerfully consider your options. >> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer Q: I got an abortion. I can’t forgive myself, and I know God won’t forgive me either. A: You are wrong when you say God can never forgive you. >> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer God cares about all lives, including yours. Find peace with Him today. MORE STORIES Biblical Encouragement for Women Healing from Abortion Targeting Black America: The Abortion Industry, with its Roots in Eugenics, Disproportionately Preys on African-American Women and Their Babies Why Do Many Pastors Avoid Warning Against Homosexuality and Abortion? When Truth Is Labeled ‘Hate Speech’ 5 Responses from Billy Graham on Race, Social Inequality Read Today’s Devotion In His Image Today’s Daily Devotion Share Your Story. Get email updates from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Be the first to know about the BGEA’s work in your community and around the world. You’ll also receive timely spiritual encouragement and access to Billy Graham’s sermons and My Answer archive.

From Billy Graham Desk

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One faithful witness is worth a thousand mute professors of religion. Tom Allan, Scotland’s famous young preacher, was brought to Christ while a black soldier was singing, “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” He said it was neither the song nor the voice, but the spirit in which that soldier sang—something about his manner, something about his sincerity of expression—that convicted him of his wicked life and turned him to the Savior. Our faith grows by expression. If we want to keep our faith, we must share it—we must witness.

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Prayer for the day

May others be drawn to You, Lord Jesus, as I tell them of Your love.

Promises

Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

Reflection

Ever blessed are those who put their trust in the strength of the Lord for He will bear them up. Labouring under the curse and by the sweat of his brow, man toils under a fell weight-and to his futility. Therefore, this promise of rest is a sure comfort to be felt by all of God’s children. God, in His grace and beneficence, will bring all His people into an eternal Sabbath rest. No more, forever, need we worry that our work would be toilsome or labourious. His yoke is made easy and His burden made light-and so it is out of this rest that the child of the King will work joyfully for the welfare of the Kingdom. Praise the Lord for His ever-abounding goodness and mercy upon the saved!

The power of unused power, Day 6

The power of unused power, Day 6

Today’s reading is drawn from Zephaniah 1:2-7.

How fast will your car go? You don’t know? Well, how high do the numbers on your speedometer go — 130 . . . 140 . . . 150? And you probably have never even taken your car up to 100 mph. Right? Wow, just think of all that raw, unused power! It’s enough to make your heart pound, isn’t it?

If you’re mechanical enough to understand what’s really going on under your hood, you know something about this power. You know that if you actually drove those speeds very often, you could cause serious damage to your finely-tuned engine . . . not to mention what this would do to your stellar driving record. But knowing that you could drive at speeds north of 100 and choosing not to can be a pretty heady thing.

Sometimes power is more powerful when it’s not used.

Did you notice that Zephaniah’s prophecies are all written in the future tense? He was telling the people that many, many terrible things would happen to them if they continued in their disobedience and sinfulness. He was reminding them of something they had known all along: when God unleashes his power, it’s an incredible thing — a devastating thing. “Do whatever you can,” Zephaniah seemed to be saying, “to avoid the Sovereign Lord’s wrath and power.”

In your job as a dad, you have a disciplinary speedometer. This instrument registers numbers much higher than posted and safe speed limits. Do you have the right to push your accelerator to the floor and demonstrate some of that power? Of course you do, and sometimes it’s all you can do.

But most experts agree that if you spend too much time at those high speeds, you’ll do damage to yourself, not to mention those around you. Sometimes that power is more powerful when it’s not used. When your children see you voluntarily holding back, they’ll be impressed with — and thankful for — your restraint. They may even be willing to get in line without your pressing the accelerator.

Sometimes dads are called on to use their power. Their families need the strong voice, the demonstration of authority or the crack of the whip. It’s not enjoyable, but it is necessary. But most of the time, even when you could use that power, it’s better to hold back, leaving some of that potential force unused.

God’s restraint — His mercy and His grace — is what makes Him so awesome. Does He have the power to do whatever He wants? Of course, He does. Does He have the right? Again, yes . . . especially given our sinfulness. But most of the time it’s His tenderness and patience that melts our defiance and realigns our wayward hearts.

Perhaps you need to discover the power of unused power. Your family will be grateful.

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