Church looks at questions for God

If you could ask God any question, what would you ask?
Matt Westerhold
Feb 23, 2013

Will I be saved? Does everything really happen for a reason? Are my deceased loved ones doing OK?

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Send these queries, and more, to a local church's leaders, and they'll try to provide the answers.

Grace Community Church in Fremont begins its third "#GodQuestions" series today, kicking off a month-long program dedicated to tackling tough issues surrounding religion and faith.

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DEEPsix

The OLD TESTAMENT IS THE WORD OF G-D....

starryeyes83

Prove it. I want tangible proof.

freethinker1

Love starry's post!

newcreation1996

I wouldn't ask Him anything. He has already revealed everything He wants us to know. I trust Him completely and His ways are much higher than mine.

eggsandpeaches

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luvblues2

Looks like most of us are gonna burn in hell.

thinkagain

Yep, and you’ll have all eternity to regret your choice.

The most important thing a Christian can do is try and enlighten one to the salvation under grace that is freely offered. If they decline, all we can do is shake off the dust of our feet at their door and leave them to their fate.

John Harville

Salvation cannot be earned. It's already given. Jesus told Nicodemus he had to be born again because he had not been born in a world with Jesus.
From the cross Jesus said forgive 'them' - making no specification.

thinkagain

Wrong! Not given, freely offered.

shucks

correct

freethinker1

No such thing as hell

luvblues2

My experience in religious activities... I was born and raised Catholic. Baptized at 2 days old. (if Catholic babies die before baptism they burn in hell)..20 some odd years later I checked out 3 other Christian religions. They told me different things and had me walk in water with my clothes on to get baptized 3 more times. They all had different versions of the Bible and also interpreted many verses in many different ways. Those 3 religions also told me that once I was "saved" that I couldn't be un-saved unless I turned from God. I haven't turned from Him. I'd just like to KNOW he is there. I pray for the people on this planet. I try to live and have taught kids the right way to live as best I could. But, let's be real......

Why would God confuse us?

I'm going to hell.

thinkagain

On the essentials, the Bible is abundantly clear. There is nothing ambiguous about the deity of Christ, the reality of heaven and hell, and salvation by grace through faith.

On some issues of less importance, however, the teaching of Scripture can be distorted by an individual’s own personal biases and pet doctrines.

The fact is that many who claim to be Christians have never been born again. They wear the label of “Christian,” but there has been no true change of heart.

The fact is that if you were truly born again, you would KNOW that He was with you.

The existential nature of personal revelation of God can only be individually experienced. Man is a spiritual being in a corporeal body.

freethinker1

Gotta love when people use Bible teachings to prove the efficacy of the Bible.

John Harville

I call BS.
If the Bible is so clear, then the world would be awash in Christianity.
How DARE you judge if someone was 'born again'?
If baptism is for forgiveness of sins.... why did Jesus need to be baptized?

On some issues.... Scripture can be explained in terms of an individual's personal experiences. It's why parents ask why God would take their sweet child with a terrible illness. Unless you've been there, you really can't answer that for them - except perhaps to say that God and Jesus aren't about cancer and death and God doesn't 'take' people.

thinkagain

Where did I say water baptism is for forgiveness of sins? Where did I judge whether or not a particular individual was born again?

Your reply methodology of continually throwing baloney at the wall hoping one will stick isn't working.

luvblues2

Believe what ya want, thinkagain. I really don't feel the same as you and my only question to God would be, (I will repeat) Why?

shucks

Why what?

luvblues2

God would know, "Why what?".

shucks

So..... why ask why?

luvblues2

Because I don't?

shucks

"...I really don't feel the same as you and my only question to God would be, (I will repeat) Why?"

Ok, enough.

Contango

By definition, an omniscient diety would know the question before being asked.

luvblues2

Amen, Contango.

John Harville

Contango and Luvblues: WRONG! God expects us to seek answers, to find our way, to live out Jesus' commandment to "Love one another as I have loved you." Check it out - Jesus never told would-be believers they were wrong. He told a parable or asked them questions.
However, he did call out the Pharisees EVERY TIME they tried to use SCRIPTURES as a weapon to BEAT DOWN the populace.

Contango

Nuthin' "WRONG" about it.

If the deity isn't omniscient, then that deity isn't God. An omniscient deity would know BOTH question AND answer.

Unless you are also omniscient, it's your opinion to metaphysically know with 100% certitude what God "expects."

shucks

Wastes of time.

lifetimeresident

I would ask GOD what has Cleveland done that was so bad that you cursed them with the BROWNS.

Informer

If there were a god, and I happened to meet him before I spent an eternity in hell, I would ask him if we are all your children, and you have the power to heal the sick, feed and clothe the poor, why dont you? As a parent this appalling realization is disheartening. If my child needed food or clothes, and I had the means to get them, I would! I would also ask which god he or she was, theres thousands.

freethinker1

If God is willing to prevent evil, but not able, he is not omnipotent.
If he is able but not willing, he is malevolent.
If he is both able and willing, whence cometh evil?
If he is neither able nor willing, why call him God?
-Epcurius

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