Hard To Answer Bible Questions:
The 10 Most Difficult For Christians
& the Bible's Simple Answer
Hard To Answer Bible Questions: The 10 Most Difficult Questions For Christians & The Bible's Surprisingly Simple Answer by John Lilley
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In this article am going to list ten difficult questions that most Christians cannot give a satisfactory logical answer to. You don’t hear Christian preachers teaching on these questions or subjects because they seem to have no logical answer…
But there is an answer, and a simple one at that. After the questions you'll find a link to my free book, which explains the Biblical answer to these seemingly impossible questions.
Here are the 10 difficult questions:
1. Why would God create billions of people, knowing beforehand that the vast majority of them would end up burning and screaming forever (trillions upon trillions of years…) in torture and agony in hell? (1 Pet. 1:19-20 tells us God knew mankind would sin and would need Jesus to die on the cross, before He even created us.)
A variation of this first question: Why would God create a system where the punishment for 100 years (max) of sin is trillions of years of torture? Human courts will not sentence people to torture because it is unethical. So why can God get away with it? Why would He operate - create a universe and a system of punishment for sin - according to a completely different sense of justice than that which He built into humanity?
2. How can God justify sending billions of people who have never heard the gospel, to hell, when the Bible itself says “How can they believe in Him whom they’ve not heard?” and “How can they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14) (Rom. 1:18-21 says sinners are without excuse because of the testimony of nature and the conscience God built into them, but then Rom. 10:9-10 says in order to get saved you must believe Jesus was resurrected and say He is Lord with your mouth, which means it is necessary for a person to hear and know the gospel story in order to get saved, as Rom. 10:14 clearly states.)
3. How can God send a nice Chinese man who never heard of Jesus but worked hard to feed his family, committed some sins like the rest of us, and died – to hell to burn forever in agony? Isn’t the punishment way out of proportion with the crime? Why does God’s system of justice seem so different than that which He built in to us?
4. How could God “choose us in Him before the foundation of the world” “according to the good pleasure of His will" (Eph. 1:4-5), knowing that those He didn’t choose will end up burning and screaming forever – how can God just arbitrarily choose who will go to heaven and who will go to hell?
5. Or, for those who take the other side (the “we choose” side) on the predestination dilemma, if this is the all-important age when God is determining who goes to hell and who goes to heaven, why does He allow Satan so much leeway? God can lock up Satan any time, so why does He wait until the next age – when it’s too late? If the stakes are so unfathomably high, why is He allowing such difficult circumstances on earth to seemingly make it as hard as possible for people to get saved?
6. If God is trying to advance His Kingdom as much as possible and save as many people as possible during this age, why are we “losing the battle” so badly? Why is Satan getting so many more souls to go to hell than we are able to get to heaven? Again, why would God create humans knowing He would lose so many to endless burning and screaming?
7. Why do so many evil people have so much power, wealth, and influence – and why are we so unsuccessful at replacing their power and influence with our own? In other words, why is God allowing Satan to continue to be the “god of this age” (2 Cor. 4:4) when He told us to “make disciples of all nations”? Why is God allowing us to lose?
8. If our commission for this age is to “make disciples of all nations”, why have ZERO nations been made disciples? Why are we moderately successful at discipling individuals but a total failure at discipling nations (making it so that whole nations obey God's rules of morality)? Why are we failing at God’s mission for us?
9. If a Christian goes to heaven consciously immediately when he dies, and is immediately chatting it up with Jesus in heaven and receiving/enjoying his reward, why would that Christian need to be resurrected at the rapture? Why did the apostle Paul say in Hebrews 11:35, 39-40 that the dead heroes of faith have not yet received their reward and made great sacrifices in hopes of a "better resurrection" (not a better conscious death), if those dead heroes of faith are already in heaven consciously chatting with Jesus and enjoying their reward? Again, what is the point of the rapture if dead Christians are already consciously chatting with Jesus in heaven and enjoying their reward?
10. If an unsaved person goes to hell immediately when they die, how can God justify giving them this horrible punishment before He gives them their chance to be judged at the white throne judgment? And why would He raise them from the dead to be judged at the white throne judgment merely to say "You've been very bad" and then throw them back in hell? Wouldn't the people already know they'd been bad? What is the point of the white throne judgment if it's merely a "you've been bad" lecture" before throwing the person back in hell? And Is. 45:23 says (quoted by Phill. 2:10-11 and Rom. 14:11) that eventually (the only logical time recorded in Scripture for this to happen would be at the white throne judgment) "every knee will bow and every tongue will swear allegiance to" or "swear by" God. So why would Jesus then immediately turn around and throw billions of people who have just sworn allegiance to Him into hell again?
To learn the Biblical answer to all these (seemingly) difficult questions,
read my FREE BOOK by clicking here.
In the book I explain thoroughly exactly how the accurately translated Bible logically answers all the questions listed above in a way that makes perfect sense to both the heart and mind.
The answers to these questions come right out of the pages of the Bible itself - when you translate certain key Greek and Hebrew words accurately and sort it all out, as I do in the book.
It is impossible to know God better and truly understand Him - His heart and His mind - unless you know what He really said in His Word! The reason Christians are so “stumped” with the questions I listed above is because they are reading English Bibles that grossly mistranslate a few extremely important key words, making it impossible to figure out what God's plan for humanity is as revealed in the Bible.
To find out
a) what these massively important Greek and Hebrew words are,
b) how their blatant mistranslation in most English Bibles causes Christians so much confusion,
c) how translating them accurately provides an amazingly simple answer to all ten questions above,
d) exactly what happens to a person at death as explained in the (accurately translated) Bible, and
e) exactly what the ultimate destiny of Christians and non-Christians will be according to the (accurately translated) Bible,
all explained in an easy-to-read style, Scripture-by-Scripture, with simple logic and common sense that anyone can understand,
Click here to read my free book.
Read my free book Hell Is a Mistranslation
to have the most difficult, hard to answer Bible questions – which most Christians avoid thinking, conversing, or preaching about because they seem to have no logical answer – answered logically and with amazing simplicity by translating a few important words accurately, according to the plain literal meaning of the underlying Greek and Hebrew words rather than inaccurately (according to pagan/Catholic tradition with no basis whatsoever in the underlying Greek or Hebrew words).
God bless - I hope you the information I provide you with is helpful to you. And always remember: "Test everything and hold on to what is good." (1 Thess. 5:21).
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