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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Click here for the e*Paper or get a copy of Sunday's Register to find out what questions people are asking God, and, maybe even what the answers might be. 

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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.

Comments

rjk1915

Not a new thought in the lot.

luvblues2

Ecclesiastes 1:9

New International Version (NIV)

9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

Contango

To God: Which religion is the "true" one?

God: None.

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Woody Allen: I was reading the Bible last night, penciling in corrections.

shucks

“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
― Woody Allen

starryeyes83

woody allen is a creepy pedophile

John Harville

I'm not at all afraid of death... but dying scares the hell out of me!

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Mime Bloggling

I'm just glad God is God and I'm not.

The Big Dog's back

Me too.

Contango

@ Dog aka brutus smith:

So do you still believe this?

"Actually a bunch (of) Stone Age right wingnuts wrote the Old Testament." (brutus smith, Sept. 10, 2010)

shucks

Had to take a look at your dossier,huh ?

Kottage Kat

AMEN !!!!!!!!!!!

kURTje

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The Big Dog's back

Ahahahahahahahahahaha!

luvblues2

I really hope none of you were really expecting another man or the newspaper to give you answers from God. If "it isn't" in YOU, you will receive nothing. We live together or die apart.

Contango

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." (MT 10:34)

"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." (LK 22:36)

King of Peace huh?

freethinker1

Exactly! The god of the Bible is responsible for a couple million deaths. Satan, meanwhile, is responsible for fewer than a dozen deaths in the Bible.

John Harville

boundthinker 1... and then there is love them that hurt you. turn the other cheek. If a man demands your cloak give your shirt too (the shirt off your back?) forgive 70 times 7.
Where's the war message?

John Harville

To fulfill prophecy and be executbable, o ye ignorant.
He could not be crucified if he wasn't a criminal. Having swords in his party made him the leader of rebels.
You forgot the remainder of the Luke scripture (remebering Luke wasn't there) when two said they had swords and he said 'it is enough'. This is not a matter of belief... it's just a matter of the history of Roman law. It's why they kept asking if he was 'king of the Jews'.

Contango

It was Passover, thousands of Jews were in Jerusalem. The Romans were nervous.

Jesus does his nutzy thing with the money changers in the Temple.

Examples must be made.

Fini

John Harville

Jesus in the temple was not against the money-changers and the vendors of lambs and pigeons for sacrifice, and cloth for garments. Jesus was angered at the money-changers who cheated their customers, the vendors who sold damaged lambs and pigeons and doves instead of those unblemished and worthy of sacrifice.... it's called righteous anger.

Contango

His "righteous anger" never the less helped bring him to the attention of the Roman authorities that were looking to quell any civil unrest.

reporter54

You just proved my comment about interpretation. Do we interpret this as war is okay? And that we should spend our money on implements of war? I think this passage supports gun ownership and that we should sell our other possessions so we can afford guns. What do you think?

Contango

Pretty much everyone can find a passage in the Bible that will support their position.

Heck, even slavery can be justified using Biblical passages. The "Curse of Ham":

"And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." (Genesis 9:26)

John Harville

Moses gave a list of commandments regarding responsibility to slaves.
He also said you can sell your daughter.
...and a woman found not to be a virgin by her husband could be put to death...

shucks
Contango

So on the question of gun rights, this website claims to speak authoritatively for the Judea-Christian God or is it merely one out of many possible Biblical interpretations and opinions?

John Harville

Hmmm Reporter 54...
Lessee, David sent a man into war so David could have his wife. David committed murder and adultery - and God forgave him and made him the direct ancestor of Jesus.
Judas wanted to fight the Romans... and Jesus said no.
As for selling your possessions, Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell ALL he possessed, give the money to the poor (probably to buy swords) and come follow Jesus if he wanted eternal life.
When two already had swords at the Last Supper and asked if the group should get more, Jesus said two would be enough.
And when Peter cut off the guard's ear, Jesus rebuked Peter and healed the guard.
Oh... "he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword" (feel free to substitute 'gun')

shucks

What other possible Biblical interpretations and opinions are there ?

luvblues2

There are as many interpretations and opinions as there are people.

starryeyes83

Agreed.

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