The Big Questions

Caution advised:  Mankind cannot and will not know everything (at least not in this life).  This Uth4Christ provision is not to get you questioning, but for you to gain greater understanding of everything spiritual-related from simple questions like, "Who is Jesus?" to the more complicated, "Why do bad things happen?"

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WHO

...does God let bad things happen?


Scripture teaches us that God can only do good, pure, loving acts. But just like a prent, sometimes goodness, purity, and love cause you to have to allow certain poor choices to be made by the child in order for the child to learn certain lessons and grow. God desires that we are come back to Him--out of sin. He requires goodness, purity, and love from us.




...do we have the Bible?


The Bible is God's Word given to us. It is the history of man's fall and redemption. Here we learn what God requires of us, how to live holy, examples of great men and women that encourages us. We receive God's Word of comfort, peace, direction, warning, and most importantly and most exceedinly...His love for His people.




...do we memorize Bible verses?


Scripture says to rehearse God’s Word. It isn’t so much about head-knowledge as it is heart-knowledge. If we have Scriptures memorized, it means we are studying God’s Word and therefore more equipped to use it in everyday life. If we don’t get in the Word, we’ll forget what God desires from us. And we need that light unto our path so as not to sin against God.




...is the Book of Revelation so hard to understand?


Ever try to understand or explain a dream of yours? Doesn’t make it any less real or impactful or meaningful. This Book was a vision given to Apostle John about the second coming of Jesus Christ. His birth, life, and resurrection was miraculous. Can you even imagine how incredible end time events will be when He has final victory over Satan; sin is erased from the world; and we get to spend eternity with our King?




...do I feel bad after I do something wrong?


Even though we are all born into sin, we still have a God-consciousness. In other words, because we were designed specifically to worship God, it’s in us all to love Him and serve Him. It’s just all this bad stuff around us that clouds that. So when you do something wrong (don’t worry, we all have), guilt kicks in. Most of the time, we know what we did was wrong...especially afterwards. And it isn’t until we repent that we are absolved of that guilt.





WHERE

...can Jesus be alive today if He died on the cross?


Jesus defeated death when He rose from the dead 3 days after He was crucified. BEcause He was God's Son and not merely man, His sacrifice paid the price for our sins and He was put into His glorified state once again. Therefore, He is alive! And His death also resulted in the Holy Spirit to be within us always.




...did Jesus do miracles?


Jesus, because He was God's Son and part of the Trinity, could could just about anything He wanted. God designed the human body, physics, math, animals--and all submit to His will. Why the miracles He did? Because they achieved a great purpose--to teach a lesson and/or to show God's love, mercy, power. Nothing was meaningless.





WHAT

...does God let bad things happen?


Scripture teaches us that God can only do good, pure, loving acts. But just like a prent, sometimes goodness, purity, and love cause you to have to allow certain poor choices to be made by the child in order for the child to learn certain lessons and grow. God desires that we are come back to Him--out of sin. He requires goodness, purity, and love from us.




...do we have the Bible?


The Bible is God's Word given to us. It is the history of man's fall and redemption. Here we learn what God requires of us, how to live holy, examples of great men and women that encourages us. We receive God's Word of comfort, peace, direction, warning, and most importantly and most exceedinly...His love for His people.




...do we memorize Bible verses?


Scripture says to rehearse God’s Word. It isn’t so much about head-knowledge as it is heart-knowledge. If we have Scriptures memorized, it means we are studying God’s Word and therefore more equipped to use it in everyday life. If we don’t get in the Word, we’ll forget what God desires from us. And we need that light unto our path so as not to sin against God.




...is the Book of Revelation so hard to understand?


Ever try to understand or explain a dream of yours? Doesn’t make it any less real or impactful or meaningful. This Book was a vision given to Apostle John about the second coming of Jesus Christ. His birth, life, and resurrection was miraculous. Can you even imagine how incredible end time events will be when He has final victory over Satan; sin is erased from the world; and we get to spend eternity with our King?




...do I feel bad after I do something wrong?


Even though we are all born into sin, we still have a God-consciousness. In other words, because we were designed specifically to worship God, it’s in us all to love Him and serve Him. It’s just all this bad stuff around us that clouds that. So when you do something wrong (don’t worry, we all have), guilt kicks in. Most of the time, we know what we did was wrong...especially afterwards. And it isn’t until we repent that we are absolved of that guilt.





WHY

...does God let bad things happen?


Scripture teaches us that God can only do good, pure, loving acts. But just like a prent, sometimes goodness, purity, and love cause you to have to allow certain poor choices to be made by the child in order for the child to learn certain lessons and grow. God desires that we are come back to Him--out of sin. He requires goodness, purity, and love from us.




...do we have the Bible?


The Bible is God's Word given to us. It is the history of man's fall and redemption. Here we learn what God requires of us, how to live holy, examples of great men and women that encourages us. We receive God's Word of comfort, peace, direction, warning, and most importantly and most exceedinly...His love for His people.




...do we memorize Bible verses?


Scripture says to rehearse God’s Word. It isn’t so much about head-knowledge as it is heart-knowledge. If we have Scriptures memorized, it means we are studying God’s Word and therefore more equipped to use it in everyday life. If we don’t get in the Word, we’ll forget what God desires from us. And we need that light unto our path so as not to sin against God.




...is the Book of Revelation so hard to understand?


Ever try to understand or explain a dream of yours? Doesn’t make it any less real or impactful or meaningful. This Book was a vision given to Apostle John about the second coming of Jesus Christ. His birth, life, and resurrection was miraculous. Can you even imagine how incredible end time events will be when He has final victory over Satan; sin is erased from the world; and we get to spend eternity with our King?




...do I feel bad after I do something wrong?


Even though we are all born into sin, we still have a God-consciousness. In other words, because we were designed specifically to worship God, it’s in us all to love Him and serve Him. It’s just all this bad stuff around us that clouds that. So when you do something wrong (don’t worry, we all have), guilt kicks in. Most of the time, we know what we did was wrong...especially afterwards. And it isn’t until we repent that we are absolved of that guilt.





WHEN

...can Jesus be alive today if He died on the cross?


Jesus defeated death when He rose from the dead 3 days after He was crucified. BEcause He was God's Son and not merely man, His sacrifice paid the price for our sins and He was put into His glorified state once again. Therefore, He is alive! And His death also resulted in the Holy Spirit to be within us always.




...did Jesus do miracles?


Jesus, because He was God's Son and part of the Trinity, could could just about anything He wanted. God designed the human body, physics, math, animals--and all submit to His will. Why the miracles He did? Because they achieved a great purpose--to teach a lesson and/or to show God's love, mercy, power. Nothing was meaningless.





HOW

Is there only one God?


Yes, but there's two parts to this: First, there is only one and true living God. God, the Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God that Christians worship and read of in the Bible. Second, don't be confused with the term "Trinity". Trinity only means that there is 3 parts to 1 God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost is one God with three different roles.




Does God see everything I do?


He does. Not only that, He knows every hair upon your head. If some fall out, He still knows. We call it omnipresent and omniscient--He's everywhere and knows everything. We only have power to see the things directly around us. But being God, He's able to be right next to you and still be the one who keeps the earth spinning.




Can God forgive all my sins?


Not only can He, but it's a promise to all who ask for forgiveness. He chunks those sins as far as the east is from the west and into the Lake of Forgetfulness. And once that happens, you are totally free from that bondage and weight. Unlike people, He won't throw it back in your face on down the road.




Do we have to fold our hands to pray?


Absolutely not. Folding hands perhaps is more polite or helps to keeo your hands still...But Scripture tells us that we are always to pray. Can you imagine eating or writing out your history paper or playing basketball with your hands folded? Of course not. He simply desires us to pray within our heart in everything we do--keeping a constant line of communication between us. If at the dinner table or at night before your bed you wish to fold your hands, please do.




Can Christians hear God talking to Him?


There’s a few ways God can talk to us.

  1. Right out speak it, as He often did to His people in the Old Testament. There’s no rule that says He can’t now...if He wills it, He certainly will. However, this is rare now that we have His Spirit within us.
  2. Through His Word. It is His Word, is it not? You’ll be amazed at how personal scriptures can be to you at the very time you need it. He's speaking to you!
  3. Through His people--prophets, preachers, teachers, etc. They are His mouthpieces and He uses them to bring a message to us.
  4. Sometimes He even speaks to us in our dreams through visions.
Regardless of how He speaks to you (and He does), we should take just as much care to listen and obey.





OTHER

Is there only one God?


Yes, but there's two parts to this: First, there is only one and true living God. God, the Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God that Christians worship and read of in the Bible. Second, don't be confused with the term "Trinity". Trinity only means that there is 3 parts to 1 God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost is one God with three different roles.




Does God see everything I do?


He does. Not only that, He knows every hair upon your head. If some fall out, He still knows. We call it omnipresent and omniscient--He's everywhere and knows everything. We only have power to see the things directly around us. But being God, He's able to be right next to you and still be the one who keeps the earth spinning.




Can God forgive all my sins?


Not only can He, but it's a promise to all who ask for forgiveness. He chunks those sins as far as the east is from the west and into the Lake of Forgetfulness. And once that happens, you are totally free from that bondage and weight. Unlike people, He won't throw it back in your face on down the road.




Do we have to fold our hands to pray?


Absolutely not. Folding hands perhaps is more polite or helps to keeo your hands still...But Scripture tells us that we are always to pray. Can you imagine eating or writing out your history paper or playing basketball with your hands folded? Of course not. He simply desires us to pray within our heart in everything we do--keeping a constant line of communication between us. If at the dinner table or at night before your bed you wish to fold your hands, please do.




Can Christians hear God talking to Him?


There’s a few ways God can talk to us.

  1. Right out speak it, as He often did to His people in the Old Testament. There’s no rule that says He can’t now...if He wills it, He certainly will. However, this is rare now that we have His Spirit within us.
  2. Through His Word. It is His Word, is it not? You’ll be amazed at how personal scriptures can be to you at the very time you need it. He's speaking to you!
  3. Through His people--prophets, preachers, teachers, etc. They are His mouthpieces and He uses them to bring a message to us.
  4. Sometimes He even speaks to us in our dreams through visions.
Regardless of how He speaks to you (and He does), we should take just as much care to listen and obey.