Where Is God When Terrorism Happens? Billy Graham’s Answer

By   •   July 15, 2016   •   Topics:

With so many tragic events commanding news headlines, it can seem like evil is wrapping its dark fingers around the globe.

So where is God?

Here’s what Billy Graham has to say:

Q.  Where is God in the midst of terrorism? Just look at all the wars in the world, or all the other terrible things that happen. They sure don’t point to a loving God.

A. If we only look at the bad things in the world, we might conclude God doesn’t care about us. But what do these wars and other tragedies point to? They point us to another reality: the reality of human sin.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer.

Q. Is God really in control?

A. Evil is real, and this world is often attacked by spiritual forces that are not from God but from Satan. Their authority is limited and temporary, but it is nevertheless real, and we see it on every hand.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer.

Q. Why is there so much violence in the world? 

A. If a vote were taken across the world today almost everyone would say they want peace—yet everywhere we look we see hatred and conflict and war. Our times are almost like those of Isaiah’s day: “the envoys of peace weep bitterly.”
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer.

Q. Will wars ever cease?

A. We should encourage every effort to bring peace to our world, and the Bible certainly urges us to pray for peace and support those who work for peace.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer.

Q. The only thing religion has done for the human race is cause war and conflict. How do you explain that, if religion is true?

A. I can understand your confusion because, unfortunately, religion often has been a source of conflict between peoples and nations, even to this day. However, instead of making you turn away from God, this ought to make you more determined to find Him.
>> Read Billy Graham’s entire answer.

Q. How do you raise up godly children in light of evil?

A. Many parents do not realize that they are responsible for their children’s mental and spiritual growth and character building, as well as for feeding and clothing them. If parents fail, God is going to hold them responsible.
>> Read Billy Graham’s response.

Audio: The Cause of War (1954 The Hour of Decision broadcast)


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  1. Lorraine Scott says:

    Billy Graham is right. God is not responsible for our children. we are

  2. Ligia Smith says:

    God is good all the time but due to our rebelliousness we suffered.

  3. Irene wanjiru says:

    What a powerful way to answer questions from a man of God.

  4. Sherry Ammons says:

    Thank you for you insight and wisdom Rev. Graham. These thoughts also came to mind. The Lord’s ways are higher than our ways, and His thinking is higher than ours. We cannot always understand why these things happen. But we can continue to pray, walk in faith and encourage those around us. Because ultimately we know He is in control and will never leave us or forsake us. God Bless you.

  5. Frederick Exaud Kileo says:

    Shalom Ev. Billy Graham
    we still need God’s intervention

  6. Peggy Krebs says:

    We are in a spiritual battle. There is so much POWER in prayer. We do pray for our leaders that promote peace. Donald Trump and now Pence is going to put God BACK in our country and PROTECT Christians!!

  7. Mei Marker says:

    Thank you for using social networks. Appreciate your presence and we need you.

  8. Olga Leyva says:

    God bless us.

  9. Hennie says:




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