10 Questions About God: How Good Are Your Answers

10 Questions About God: How Good Are Your Answers?3 min read

When I waded into the waters of baptism at age 15, my basic questions about God had been answered to my satisfaction. But in the years since, new questions have come up. On some of those questions, I’ve not been satisfied with the ordinary answers that I’ve been given.

10 Questions About God: How Good Are Your Answers

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Perhaps you’ve had these same questions, or other questions that don’t go away.

When you’re in a relationship with another person, it’s not unusual to have questions about him or her. As you get to know them, many questions get answered. But some questions persist, and new questions surface.

It’s like that with God.

You may have known about God for a while. You may have started a relationship with him. And while your most important questions may have been answered, there are questions that remain.

In this post, I’ve listed some questions that I’ve wrestled with. Perhaps you’ve had the same or similar questions. In the weeks ahead, I’ll be tackling each of these questions. While Bible may not specifically answer each question, I’ll be using the Bible and what it teaches as the foundation for each answer.

I’ve purposely focused on questions that deal with real life circumstances. I’ve focused on questions that directly tie into a person’s sense of well-being. You’ll notice that these aren’t questions about the origin of God, what happens when we die, or whether there were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark. While these are important questions to answer, I won’t be answering them here.

As you read through this list, keep a tally of how many of these questions you already have satisfactory answers for. If the ordinary answers you’ve heard in the past don’t sit well with you, or if you’re unsure of your own answers, I invite you to follow along in the weeks ahead. If you have good answers for each of these, I still want you to follow along—check out my answers, and let’s discuss our differences if we come to different conclusions.

My 10 Questions About God

  1. What’s God’s purpose for my life?
  2. How can I hear God’s voice?
  3. How good does a person have to be to be saved by God?
  4. Will God save a person if they never heard of Jesus?
  5. If God knows I’m hurting, why doesn’t he help me?
  6. Will God save unborn children, aborted children, and babies who die before baptism?
  7. Why does God allow innocent children to be abused?
  8. If I’m afraid, does that mean I don’t trust God enough?
  9. Why won’t God take away my depression?
  10. Will God save a person who commits suicide?

How Good Are Your Answers?

How did you do? Do any of these questions challenge you or someone you know, but the answers just don’t seem good enough? Leave a comment below and let me know which questions about God nag at you, even if your question isn’t on the list.

 

Jon Beaty

I'm a counselor, writer and believer in the power of God to help you thrive in your marriage and family. I live with my family, a small herd of Boer goats, and thousands of honeybees near Portland, Oregon.

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