Q. I have a question that a friend of mine is arguing with me about. Which religion came first? I say it’s Judaism, followed by Christianity, and he says it’s Hinduism, followed by Judaism. Can you explain to me which religion came first and subsequently followed, and how they came about? Thank you.
Q. Can you please explain what does predestination mean because this word confuses me. At times I think it means to be programmed before time to come to God, but when I come to think that God gave us a choice to choose to believe in the redemption of our sins by Jesus Christ then my concept of predestination does not make sense. When you are explaining it please do that by also touching where Paul speaks about it in the book of Ephesians.
Q. Thank you for your Godly wisdom in answering our questions. Your site is the highlight of my day. I have become friends with a young lady who attends my church and who has told me she is not saved. Her question to me this past Sunday was how can God also be Jesus? What would be a good answer to a non-believer who hasn’t a clue, but one who is genuinely seeking answers?
Q. What books of the Bible are best to read if I want to become more in awe of God and His power? I know that almost every book of the Bible has God demonstrating His power in one way or another, but are there any books in particular you would recommend for me to start with?
Q. I was just reading an answer you gave on Reformed Theology. In part of your answer, you said, “Reformed theology teaches that God’s covenant with man has been transferred from Israel to the Church.” What concerned me about this was that you did not say – And this is not true. My question to you is, what are your thoughts on this issue?
Q. Something has always confused me. Example: God selected Saul to be Israel’s first king but God must have known Saul would become disobedient even causing his own death and the death of his three sons. Why would God select Saul to be Israel’s king knowing this would happen? And non believers have asked the question. Why would a loving God let people be born He knows are going to hell? I think this is a good question.
Q. I was wondering about your take on Reformed Theology. I recently attended a conference hosted by a Reformed ministry. With the aberrant theologies infiltrating many of the evangelical churches today, I’m desperate to find sound doctrine being taught. The Reformers seem to hold true to the Scriptures, but they also have a few practices I’m not very familiar with.
Q. Since Jesus is God, why does God refer to Him as His Son? Even though I believe that They are one, I’ve never really understood the fact that They are one, yet separate, that Jesus was born as a man but also existed WITH the Father before the creation of the earth. I just wish that it would click in my mind so that I could truly understand. I’m afraid that if a nonbeliever were to ask me about these things, I wouldn’t really know how to answer them. How can I try to convince someone of something that I myself don’t really understand? I pray that God will clarify this for me through your answer.
Q. A friend at work asked me who created God. In Genesis 1:1 it says, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” I believe that with my whole mind, heart and soul, but it doesn’t answer the question of who created God, where did He come from, or how did He come into being?