These are some basic Questions that we as Christ-followers ought to ponder…also, I would really love to hear your answers! This is a safe place to ask and answer Please comment below or on this social media feed…let’s dialogue together!
“Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way.” (1 Peter 3:15 The Living Bible)
1) What is Salvation & Stuff?
What does it mean to you?
How do you receive it?
Can you keep it – what does maintaining that salvation look like?
2) How do biblical texts apply to modern society today?
Do they still apply?
How do I know which ones still apply?
How to I pick and choose these?
3) Why does it appear that God is morbidly violent in the Old Testament, yet Jesus seems to be a pacifist in the New Testament?
How do we reconcile the two if God and Christ are both a part of the Holy Trinity?
How to we reconcile deaths of children in the old testament when Jesus says “suffer the little children to come unto me” in the new testament?
What has changed from the old to the new?
4) How does free will affect my faith?
If God preordained all things, where does that leave us?
Does this mean I actually have free will or is it a selective type of free will?
If I have this free choice/free will does that mean God doesn’t know what I will choose?
5) Why do you believe?
Is it because of your family or parents?
Is it because of your personal experiences in life?
How do you quantify your faith to those around you?
What makes your faith in Christ better or more tangible than other religions or faiths?
I look forward to your personal ponderings on these questions…
There is no dumb or wrong answers here…This is a safe place to question, to search and to help one another along this faith journey! So please, don’t hold back…let’s talk about it!