The Bible, rather than the Internet, is the best source to learn about God
by Billy Graham
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September 15, 2012 01:01 AM | 1071 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Q: I was searching on the Internet for the answer to a question I had about God, but I just ended up confused. There must have been a dozen different websites on religion, all claiming to have the answer to my question. But they didn’t agree, and anyway, most of them just wanted money. Is the Internet useless for finding out about God? — J.W.J.

A: No, it isn’t necessarily useless; every day, for example, many people give their lives to Jesus Christ through the information we present on our own website (BillyGraham.org). Incidentally, many of them come from other countries, including nations that are otherwise closed to the Gospel.

At the same time, not everything concerning religion on the Internet is true, and I urge you to be cautious about using it. Almost anyone can start a website that claims to lead you to the truth — but not all do.

In fact, many websites come from cults that promote all kinds of false beliefs, or even anti-Christian groups that deliberately want to lead you away from Jesus. Remember the Bible’s warning: “I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3).

I encourage you instead to make the Bible part of your life every day, because through its pages you’ll discover God’s truth. God gave it to us so that we can come to know Him and discover how He wants us to live. Most of all, through it we come to know Jesus Christ, who came down from heaven to show us God’s love. Only He could say, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). Put your life into His hands today.”

Q: I just started college, and when my roommate found out I was a Christian, he laughed and said it wouldn’t be long before I threw it all overboard. When I asked why, he said it’s because no intelligent person can be a Christian. Is he right? — M.N.

A: No, he isn’t right. Some of the most intelligent and influential people in history have been Christians, and it’s true even today.

Over the years, in fact, I’ve been privileged to meet a number of them, including many Christians who were outstanding scientists or scholars. Some told how they’d started out as agnostics, or even atheists, but as they studied the universe they realized it didn’t make sense to say it had happened by chance. They came to echo the words of the psalmist: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). Then, as they read the Bible, they realized not only that God made the universe, but also that He loves us and sent His Son into the world so we could come to know God personally.

Ask God to lead you to other Christians on your campus; you may be able to find information about Christian groups on campus bulletin boards. In addition, set aside time every day to be alone with God, through reading His Word, the Bible, and through prayer.

In addition, pray for your roommate, and for others you’ll meet who’ve never thought seriously about Jesus. Pray, too, that you will be a witness for Christ by the way you live. And when questions arise, ask God to help you find answers; your Christian bookstore can suggest some books to help you. Remember Jesus’ promise: “I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

Send your queries to “My Answer,” c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit www.billygraham.org.
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