Archive for March 2020

#STRask - March 30, 2020

Questions about why we’re responsible for Adam’s sin, whether God will restore creation to the way it was before the Fall, and whether the idea that “history is written by the winners” should affect our view of the historicity of the biblical record. (Jon fills in for Amy.)
  • Why am I responsible for Adam and Eve’s sin?
  • Will eternity be a restoration of how things would have been with Adam if he hadn’t fallen?
  • Does the idea that “history is written by the winners” mean anything for the historicity of the biblical record?

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#STRask - March 26, 2020

Questions about why God forgives some and judges others, advice for those struggling with an overly critical spirit, and how to fight against apathy.
  • Why did God seem to forgive and use people like David or Jacob but send His wrath down on others?
  • What advice can you offer to those who struggle with an overly critical spirit?
  • How can we fight against the apathy that is so prevalent around us?

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#STRask - March 23, 2020

Questions about what a relationship with God looks like, what the witness of the Holy Spirit is like, and how we can know we’ve experienced it.
  • If your decision-making material is correct, has my relationship with God been all in my own mind?
  • What is the witness of the Holy Spirit like, and how can we know we’ve experienced it?

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#STRask - March 19, 2020

Questions about whether Genesis 32:26 models how we should pray to God, the validity of using formal prayers, and how one can pray the Psalms when there are calls for God to strike down enemies.
  • Does Jacob’s wrestling with God in Genesis 32:26 model how we should pray to God?
  • Are the use of formal prayers less valid because I am not being spontaneous?
  • How does one pray the Psalms when there is so often a call for God to strike down enemies?

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#STRask - March 16, 2020

Questions about God having no beginning and no end and whether evil is only the absence of good.
  • How can God have no beginning and no end?
  • Is evil only the absence of good?

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#STRask - March 12, 2020

Questions about whether we’ll be able to grow spiritually in Heaven, whether we’ll be able to fall off a cliff in Heaven, and whether the Old Testament was written in 500 BC.
  • Will Christians be able to grow spiritually in Heaven?
  • Will it be possible for me to accidentally fall off a cliff in Heaven?
  • Is the general consensus that the Old Testament was written in 500 BC correct?

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#STRask - March 9, 2020

Questions about whether Jeremiah 4:2 contradicts Jesus’ command, how the disciples misunderstood Jesus if Greg’s view of the voice of God is correct, the prodigal son parable, and prenups.

  • When Jeremiah 4:2 tells people to swear “as the Lord lives,” is it contradicting Jesus’ command not to swear by anything in Heaven?

  • If God always succeeds when He tries to communicate with us, how is it that the disciples constantly misunderstood Jesus?

  • How could the older son in the prodigal son parable represent the Pharisees?

  • What are your thoughts on Christians signing prenups before marriage?

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#STRask - March 5, 2020

Questions about what 1 Peter 3:1 means when it tells wives to submit “in the same way” and how the Holy Spirit can be in millions of people.

  • What does 1 Peter 3:1 mean when it tells wives to submit to their husbands “in the same way”?

  • How can one Spirit be in millions of people?

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#STRask - March 2, 2020

Questions about whether an argument against God is fallacious, whether a Christian teen should disobey his unbelieving parents, and what to say to someone who says he’s asked Jesus into his heart but doesn’t feel any different.

  • Is this argument against the existence of God fallacious?

  • Should a Christian teenager obey his unbelieving parents who tell him not to read the Bible or attend church?

  • What should you say to a young person who says he has asked Jesus into his heart over and over but doesn’t feel any different?

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