25 Hard Questions with quick answers from the Bible
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25 Hard Questions
with quick answers from the Bible
Quotes are from the NIV (New International Version)

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1. Who made God?
Genesis 1:1, 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Is. 43:10-11   "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.43:11 I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior."
 

2.  How old is God?
Isaiah 40:28-31 "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
 

3.  Has anyone ever seen God?
1 Timothy 6:15-16 "God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 6:16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen."
 

4. What is God like?
Exodus 34:5-7"Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD.
 34:6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,  34:7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."
 

5. Can you become a Christian after you die?
2 Peter 2:4-6, 9 "For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; 2:5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 2:6 if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 2:7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men 2:8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) -2:9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment."
 

6. Is there any sin God will not forgive?
1 Timothy 1:15"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners - of whom I am the worst."

7.  Is Jesus God?
John 1:1-3 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 He was with God in the beginning. 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."
 

8. How many "gods" are there?
1 John 4:1-3 "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 4:2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 4:3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world."

9.  Do all religions have the same God
Acts 17:16, 22-23, 30-31
17:16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols...17:22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 17:23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. 17:30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.17:31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."
 

10. Does God speak to people?
Hebrews 1:1-3 "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 1:4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs."
 

11. Is Jesus God or man?
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 He was with God in the beginning. 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men."
Hebrews 4:14-16  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
 

12. Did Jesus ever sin?
Hebrews 4:15 "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin"
 

13. How can you know that you are a Christian?
Romans 10:9-13 "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10:10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 10:11 As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." 10:12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile - the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 10:13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
 

14. Who is the Holy Spirit?
John 16:5-15 "Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?' 16:6 Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. 16:7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 16:8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 16:9 in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; 16:10 in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 16:11 and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. 16:12 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 16:14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 16:15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
 

15. Does God ever speak to you when you are praying?
Hebrews 1:1-3 "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 1:4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs."
 

16. How does God answer prayer?
Luke 11:9-13 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.11:10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
11:11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?
11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
11:13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

17. How do we know that God will forgive us?
1 John 1:9-2:2 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1:10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense - Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world."
 

18. Do you have to feel forgiven to be forgiven?
John 5:24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
 

19. Who wrote the Bible?
2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 3:17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
 

20. Do you have to go to church to be a Christian?
Hebrews 10:25 "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
 

21. How will the world end?
2 Peter 3:10 "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 3:12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 3:13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness."
 

22. What is Heaven like?
Revelation 21:1-4 "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 21:2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
 

23. What is Hell like?
2 Thess.1:9 "They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power "
 

24. Why read the Bible?
1 Peter 2:2 "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 2:3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good." (Milk is the the main source of food for Babies and spiritual milk - the Bible - the main source for Christians)
 

25. Are Christians the only people who go to Heaven?
John 14:6-7 "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 14:7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."