As pastor I get questions all the time, “what about this, what about that?” I love questions and I think this is going to be a great series! Our teaching group has helped me collect some of the most common questions asked. And there will be more coming in. Just write you questions on your Connection Card, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RidgeFellowship or even better on this blog, just post a comment at the bottom.
Before we get started lets lay some ground rules. We believe the Bible is the Word of God. If the Bible speaks directly to a question, we will take a stand and will not waiver at all.
There are many questions that you’ll ask that the Bible doesn’t speak directly to and so we may look for principles to apply to answer your questions. Whenever we do so, we’ll tell you, other times we may give you our opinion, because the Bible is not always clear on every question we have.
And lastly, We don’t have to agree on everything, its ok to disagree. We do have to be nice and love one another. Ok?!
So here’s an answer to a question that I get often that relates directly to our series, “Is it OK to question God or the Bible?”
ABSOLUTELY! In the Bible the word “why” appears over 550 times. Many people including Moses, David, Paul and even Jesus, (remember: “My God My God Why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:45) have asked “why” or questioned God. Its natural, its ok, go for it. God is big enough to handle your questions.
Remember we are told by Jesus,
‘Love the Lord your God with all your ….MIND.’ (emphasis mine) Matt 22:37
So ask away and get ready for some Q & A!
For more about the series, Things that Make You Go Hmm, go to www.RidgeFellowship.com