Questions and Answers

Have you ever wanted to ask a question at Bible study but didn’t because the question seemed stupid or even blasphemous? Is it ok to doubt what we confess to believe? Should a Christian question his religion (or parts of it)?

If we believe the Bible is the ultimate truth, that God sovereignly put this book together by the hands of believers and that therein lies all that God thought we ought to know, then we should not be afraid to ask questions. Instead we should continue to ask questions! When we ask questions we get answers. When we get answers we get to know God better. When we start to know God better we grow in hope.

Combine these two thoughts from these two great men and you end up with a similar conclusion:

“A faith without some doubts is like a human body without antibodies in it.  People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic.”

Tim Keller, The Reason for God

“The ancients were afraid that if they went to the end of the earth they would fall off and be consumed by dragons. But once we understand that Christianity is true to what is there, true to the ultimate environment – the infinite, personal God who is really there – then our minds are freed. We can pursue any question and can be sure that we will not fall off the end of the earth.”

― Francis A. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

 

We should be ready, wether it’s going great or awful, to give answers for the hope that is in us. (1 Pet 3:15)

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One Response to Questions and Answers

  1. Dalene says:

    Dankie!

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