Questions & Answers
How do we know that God Exists?
Why is Jesus the only way to God?
What is the Trinity?
“There is one God” (Timothy 2:5, KJV). “ Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me.” (Isaiah 44:6, NASB). However, even though God is one in His essential being or nature, He is also three persons. “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26, KJV). “God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us..” (Genesis 3:22, Revised Standard Version).God’s plural nature is alluded to here, for He could not be talking to angels in these instances, because angels could not and did not help God create. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, not the angels, created all things (1 John 1:3;Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:2).In addition to speaking of God as one, and alluding to a plurality of God’s being, the Scriptures are quite specific as to naming god in terms of three persons.
There is a person whom the Bible calls the Father, and the Father is designated as God the Father (Galatians 1:1).The Bible talks about a person named Jesus, or the Son, or the Word, also called God. “The Word was God…” (John 1:1,KJV), Jesus was “also calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God” (John 5:18, NASB).There is a third person mentioned in the Scriptures called the Holy Spirit, and this person – different from the Father and the Son – is also called God (“Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit?… You have not lied to men but to God” (Acts 5:3,4 RSV).
The facts of the biblical teaching are these: There is one God. This one God has aplural nature.
This one God is called the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, all distinct personalities, all designated God. We are therefore led to the conclusion that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one God, the doctrine of the Trinity.
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?
Our problem is we want god to be Superman, e.g. snatch a child out of the way of a backing car, stop a bullet, etc. and out coercing the forces of the world. Christianity offers no knockdown solution, but the Bible does give us ground to stand on as we try to live in a world where suffering is real.
The Bible teaches us that the world God made was utterly good. (Gen. 1:31) Even though God did not create evil, nor does He will it, He nevertheless uses it to accomplish His purpose. For example, god sometimes uses pain in profound way to draw people to Himself. God has done something, came as the Son of man who was well acquainted with suffering. On the cross, He dealt with the problem of evil at its root.
What makes the Bible so special?
There are so many interpretations of the Bible?
Henry Mitchell’s Black Preaching, set forth this hermeneutical principle…” one must declare the Gospel in the language and culture of the people. The vernacular…”
The Bible says,…” you have heard that it was said to those of old,, “You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment…”
Why should I believe yours?
How can you believe a bible so full of contradictions?
The Scripture’s concern for error is not a technical or scientific precision with regard to reporting, but a reliability in Witness. Error is “swerving from the truth” and upsetting the faith says Berkower.
The Bible says, NKJV…Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David,was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. Therefore, I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory…Remind them of these things, charging them before
the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers….”II Tim 2:18-14.
For example, the Samaritan woman did not have to be mathematically and exactly precise in giving directions to her fellow villagers, but had to be close enough to being correct in order to place her friend in the proximity of Jesus. Scripture does not convert, edify and inform us of God’s will and purpose merely through precision and technical accuracy, but through the reality of Jesus Christ himself as the living word of God. Jesus says,… do not think that I come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
What does the Bible say that is relevant to me now?
The preached Word enables one to transcend the vicissitudes of life, to trace the sunshine through the rain and look upon the world with quiet eyes and a soul of tranquility. In the Bible, God Himself speaks to mankind. It is a book of divine instruction, advice for our problems, rebuke for our sins, and daily inspiration for our every need. The Bible is full of insight relevant to everyday problems. The Bible is a story to be interpreted in the light of the human situation.
The Bible says, Heaven is a free gift…” for by grace are ye saved, through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast….”Ephesians 2:8,9
Why should I become a Christian?
The Bible says, … “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting live. John 3:16.
And Titus 3:3-5 says, …”For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us, through t he washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
The worst hypocrites are in the church?
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee…”And Titus 1:16 says… “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient and unto every good work reprobate…”
Does it really matter what I believe?
The Bible says,… “and this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day….” John 6:40
Why do I need to ask Jesus Christ to be my Savior and Lord?
How do I go about becoming a Christian?
”Again, the Word says,… “But what does it say, the word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart: (that is, the word of faith which we preach) that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For withthe heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession ismade unto salvation… How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they havenot heard: And how shall they hear without a preacher? So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God…” Romans 10:8-17.