Tough Bible Questions
Tue, 18 May 2010 - 11:29 AM CST
Teachers: Can you dialogue with your students about these tough Bible questions?
Question: ‘How do we know the stories in the Bible are true?’ or another version of this ‘How could Jonah REALLY get swallowed by a big fish or Moses REALLY part the Red Sea?’
Read an answer to questions like these written by Stanley Horton, Th.D., distinguished professor emeritus of Bible and theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and general editor of Logion Press, Springfield, Mo.
Question: ‘How do I know if I’ve committed the unpardonable sin?’ or another version of this ‘Is there a sin God will never forgive?’
Read an answer to questions like these written by James K. Bridges, the general treasurer for the Assemblies of God.
Question: ‘What about people who believe in God but don’t worship Jesus?’ or another version of this ‘Will good people of other religions get to go to Heaven, too?’
Read an answer to questions like these written by John Bueno, the executive director of Assemblies of God World Missions.
Read an answer to questions like these written by Michael Brown, Ph.D., who specializes in answering Jewish objections to Jesus. His three-volume series on Jewish apologetics is published by Baker Books.
Question: ‘If God is so good and loving, why does He let innocent babies suffer?’ or another version of this ‘Why do bad things happen to ‘good’ people?’
Read an answer to questions like these written by Opal Reddin, D.Min., an Assemblies of God minister and distinguished professor emeritus in Bible/theology at Central Bible College in Springfield, MO.
Question: ‘I don’t think the Old Testament and New Testament agree—is God angry, or is He loving?’ or another version of this ‘Should we only read the New Testament?’
Read thoughts on questions like these written by Jeff McCrory, a pastor with an Old Testament Ph.D. and adjunct professor in Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. Check out his articles below.
December 09, 2004 “It’s All About Grace, Old and New”
April 26, 2005 “A Mad God”