10 Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask
As mentioned last week we realize there are some questions that are hard to answer without offending or upsetting people. Questions that when answered may end friendships, divide families, and in today’s “woke” society even lose us our jobs. Instead of walking around hoping no one will ask them, our goal this fall will be to discuss them and the strategies we can use to be ready to answer.
The Barna group conducted a national poll and found the following ten questions topped the list of questions Christians hop no one will ask…
- What makes you so sure that God exists at all — especially when you can’t see, hear, or touch him?
- Didn’t evolution put God out of a job? Why rely on religion in an age of science and knowledge?
- Why trust the Bible, a book based on myths and full of contradictions and mistakes?
- Everyone knows that Jesus was a good man and a wise teacher—but why try to make him into the Son of God, too?
- How could a good God allow so much evil, pain, and suffering—or does he simply not care?
- Why is abortion such a line in the sand for Christians—why can’t I be left alone to make my own choices for my own body?
- Why do you condemn homosexuality when it’s clear that God made gays and that he loves all people the same?
- How can I trust in Christianity when so many Christians are hypocrites?
- Why are Christians so judgemental toward everyone who doesn’t agree with them?
- Why should I think that heaven really exists—and that God sends people to hell?
As mentioned last week, as we study these questions and build our knowledge to answer them, we need to pray for the understanding & love needed to address these questions and concerns in a way that brings Glory to God and his Kingdom. As we move forward each week we will do just that, as being correct means very little if we lose the opportunity to save souls in the process.
We will start the conversation with question one next week, but parents, grandparents, and youth, go ahead and start the conversation at home. These questions, that are timely and relevant, are an opportunity for family devotionals. We need to draw nearer to God in order to strengthen our abilities to answer the questions people are asking.