I'm right with the atheists in that most Christians are pretty stupid. But I'm not with them in all the other BS they like to pull with the Bible being 100% false, God not existing, there being no afterlife and on and on. There is so much to be said about all this so let's just jump right in. These questions were taken from another website.

  1. If God is omnipotent (all-powerful), why did he take six days to create everything? Why not speak everything into existence all at once?

    Let's start things off right. What word is used for God during this 6 day creation? Perhaps one should first learn the terms used and then re-think what is really going on here. There are multiple Hebrew words used for God throughout the Bible. Why?

  2. Why won’t God heal amputees?

    Who's to say healing them is the right thing? Do you know how they became that way? Do you know the lessons they need to struggle through to grow? Growth comes through adversity. You grow through challenges.

  3. If God is so perfect, then why did he create something so imperfect allowing pain, suffering and daily atrocities?

    Same as above

  4. Why did the little old lady that God healed one Sunday need her walker to get around again next Sunday? Was she only temporarily worthy of a healing?

    Same as above

  5. How did Noah fit the millions and millions of species on this planet into his ark?

    It's a metaphor. It's a story.

  6. If Noah did fit all of these species on the ark for forty days and forty nights, how did the penguins make it from Mt. Ararat to the Antarctic? How did the koala bears make it to Australia with no eucalyptus to eat along the way?

    It's a story. What is the message being told?

  7. Why do innocent children have to suffer with terminal diseases such as cancer? What part of ‘God’s plan’ is this exactly?

    Here we go again, this point has already been asked a few times. Changing the clothes of a question doesn't make it any different. Perhaps it would be a bit more "scientific" to simplify the list.

  8. How is it that the bible explains the earth to be 6,000 to 8,000 years old when we know that dinosaur bones are at least 65 million years old? The ‘missing link’ fossil ‘Ida’ found recently is estimated to be at least 47 million years old.

    The Bible doesn't say this - Welfare Christians do.

  9. Why can’t the all-powerful God not forgive someone of their sins after they die? Example: A christian man that is seemingly on God’s good list makes a stupid decision and decides to drink a little too much at the fish fry. On his way home he crashes into a mini-van killing a mother and her two children and himself. This man led a very faithful life and made one stupid, yet grave mistake. If this man did not ask for forgiveness of his sins before the electrical activity in his brain ceased, then God will judge him and send him to hell to burn for eternity.

    This is exactly right and this is what the Bible teaches. Most Christians have this concept wrong.

  10. God wants everyone to worship and follow him and if they don’t, they burn in hell for all eternity. What does this type of attitude say about his character? By definition, he would be described as a tyrant.

    Many of the Gods in the Bible (Jehovah, Elohim) are not THE universal God. Therefore, these are simply people, or LORDs, not God. Uh, oh...

  11. If Jesus died on the cross and spent three days in hell to pay for the sins of the world, then why would we have to go to hell ourselves and pay for them again? God is then, in essence, being paid for our sins twice. With that said, was Jesus’ sacrifice not worthy enough? If that is the case, why should we care that he died for our sins if his sacrifice means nothing at all?

    Perhaps one should first ask what hell is really talking about.

  12. If God wants us all to follow and worship him, why didn’t he create us as such? *Your expected answer will be addressed in the next question.

    This is all religious crap, it has nothing to do with God or the Bible.

  13. What good is it for us to have free will if the intention is for us to not use it? Sure, we can use our free will, but we will burn in hell for eternity if we do. Russian roulette, anybody? It sounds like a set-up to me.

    Um, no you won't. The Bible never says this either. Read the freaking book. And don't just surface-read it. Study it.

  14. In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, why would God kill Lot’s wife, Sarah, by turning her into a pillar of salt for simply looking in the wrong direction? *Warning of impending sarcasm.* God is a merciful God, right.

    Again, which God is this really talking about? What Hebrew word is being used for "God" in this story? The Gods of the Bible are almost never the universal principle. It's usually a person or group of people.

  15. What purpose does hell serve? If it is punishment for sinful actions, shouldn’t it be used for correctional purposes? Seeing as though you burn forever, you will never get out of hell to show that you have learned your lesson. Would it make since to live a faithful Christian life glorifying the Lord and to accidentally sin by saying a curse word the instant you smash your car into the back of a tractor-trailer, thereby being condemned to burn in hell forever?

    I was unaware this is what Hell was. I don't see such a description in the Bible. Once again, fooled by the Welfare Christians. And of course Hell is to help you become better.

  16. We know that we feel physical feelings through electrical impulses that send information to our brains through our nervous system. Once we die, we no longer feel pain due to the lack of a physical nervous system and, oh yeah, a brain. How could we ‘feel’ the excruciating flames of hell for eternity? Does God make you feel this torment for all eternity out of pure malice because you wouldn’t worship him?

    I mean cmon. This is coming from a scientific person too. If your spirit was placed in a body that can experience electrical currents can it not be placed into another body? Does it need a physical body at all to experience such things? Read a book.

  17. If God is omnipotent, why does he not just show himself to all of us, all at once, thereby ending this game of free will and temptation?

    Why should he? Maybe he only shows himself to people who live by universal law.

  18. If God is perfect and his creations perfect, why did he fail several times? He had to impose suffering upon the human race because Adam and Eve defied him by eating of the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Failed! He had to flood the planet 1,600 years later wiping out all but eight humans. Failure! He had to confuse human language after Nimrod and the Tower of Babel incident so that they could not effectively communicate with each other. Failure! How is this a track record of a perfect being?

    Once again, the God of the Bible is almost NEVER THE God.

  19. If, in the beginning, there was only God and he created everything, why would he create angels that had the propensity to defy him? This very fallacy led to Lucifer challenging his authority because he desired to share the same power as God. This led to the rise, or fall depending on how you look at it, of Satan, the most notorious enemy of God and his followers. Failed, again!

    I really can't even approach questions like this. The questions are totally re-iterations of what Welfare Christians say and have no foundation Biblically or even rationally.

  20. Why would you trust ‘God’s plan’ given his track record of many failures?

    Um, yeah. Once again, what is that Hebrew word used for God again? I'm familiar with Elohim and Jehovah, but not quite sure about what this God word means...

  21. A disciple of Christ, Thomas, was a skeptic. He walked with Jesus during his time on earth and physically witnessed with his own eyes certain miracles performed by him such as raising Lazarus from the dead and so forth. However, after the crucifixion, Jesus supposedly rose three days later. Thomas did not believe it was truly him despite being told, prior to the incident by Jesus, that he would rise again in three days. Thomas required physical proof. Jesus allowed him to touch him and feel the wounds in his body to offer proof. Why doesn’t god extend the same proof to humans alive today? Those that doubt his existence are no different than Thomas, requiring physical proof and he was a disciple of Jesus himself. If Thomas had been born one generation later, or even living today, he would have burned in hell for all eternity because he would not believe for the lack of physical proof. Paul was born after the death and ascension of Christ. Throughout his life, he did not believe that Jesus was the son of God and even went out of his way to persecute Christians thinking that their religion was a dangerous belief system to practice. Lo and behold a flash of light came out of the sky and Jesus Christ himself appeared to Paul explaining to him that he is actually the one true god. Jesus told him that he was persecuting the followers of the only true faith. From that point on, Paul was a converted Christian. Again, if God was willing to go out of his way to physically prove to Paul that he actually exists, why is this not done today? Why isn’t God willing to show those that doubt today the same degree of physical proof? Why should we be any different than Thomas and Paul?
  22. Christians argue evolution by asking why there aren’t any half-ape half-men walking around today, right? Why don’t we see giants, fiery talking serpents, talking donkeys and many other mythical creatures that are described in the Bible?

    Maybe there were, maybe there weren't. It's not really a big deal. What is a big deal is the story.

  23. If we are to only have sex for the purpose of pro-creation, and to do so outside of the scope of pro-creation is sinful, then why would God create us with an over abundance of nerve endings in our reproductive organs making sex extremely pleasurable? It sounds like yet another set-up.

    Perhaps some setups are to be overcome?

  24. Why do Christians share the same statistical rate of divorce as everyone else? “What God hath made, let no man put asunder.” How could Christian marriages fail if they are sanctified by God? Hmmmm…. interesting.

    Because most Christians are phony Christians. I call them Welfare Christians.

  25. In the book of Luke chapter 19 verse 27, Jesus says, “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.” This seems pretty clear that Jesus would have Christians kill all non-believers. How do you explain this?

    I use my head for once and understand the message.

  26. If God created everything, why did he create AIDS, influenza, ebola, ecoli and so on and so on? These, as viruses, are living things. You definitely can not use the free will card for this one. Is this another part of ‘God’s plan’?

    Why do parent's children do evil things? Is this question some kind of a joke?

  27. 27 – How can God answer a prayer giving a working-class man in the United States a raise at his place of employment so that he can move his family into a larger house, but he does not answer the prayers to stop the starvation and disease of millions upon millions of children around the world? This must be another infinitely wise part of ‘God’s plan’.

    I'm not sure if you've realized it or not, but life is a class to learn lessons. It's not supposed to be fun or easy. You have to work to make it that way. There's nothing wrong with a little pain and strife. If you want easy leave the material world.

  28. If God’s word is supposed to be the accurate word of God himself, how are we supposed to trust it enough to model our lives after it 100% when hundreds of books were excluded from the original text throughout so many translations and revisions in history?

    Truth is truth, it doesn't matter where it comes from. If the Bible says something that is true why would you discard it simply because of the source?

  29. Why is there no evidence of any of the miracles performed by God? None whatsoever.

    What would evidence look like?

  30. If God and Jesus are the same, having the same mind, knowledge and power, then why would Jesus beg himself in the garden of Gethsemane, to spare himself from having to be crucified? Furthermore, why would Jesus ask himself why he has forsaken himself by allowing himself to be crucified?

    They're not the same.

  31. If you believe that your eternal life is more important than your physical life and you believe that all children are innocent in the eyes of God, why not kill your children so they are guaranteed to go to heaven? You can’t tell me that it is because killing is a sin. First of all, you could repent thereafter and be forgiven. Secondly, if you would sacrifice your life for your child who is about to be hit by a train, and you believe your eternal life is more important than this life, then it would stand to reason that you should kill your children to ensure their entrance into heaven before they are old enough to be held accountable for being a creature of sin, right?

    You don't learn your lessons by avoiding them. Most Christians obviously have this wrong.

  32. If you do believe that children are innocent in the eyes of God, wouldn’t it be reasonable to suggest that abortion doctors are winning more souls for Christ than Christian missionaries? Why not bomb a pre-school? That would surely win a lot of souls for Christ.

    The better question would be why are they entering the physical to being with?

  33. If you do not believe that children are innocent in the eyes of God, wouldn’t it be fair to suggest that God is a monster? Do you see the conundrum here?

    Who comes up with these questions?

  34. It is a common belief among Christians that the only unforgivable sin is consciously rejecting Christ as Lord and savior. With that said, it is also believed by Christians that those who have never heard of Jesus and the Christian faith, i.e. individuals within an isolated tribe, babies and so forth, have no concept of Christ and can not, therefore, be in the position to consciously reject him. This would allow them entrance into heaven by default. With that said, why would you tell anyone about Christ? Why would you spread the word if that would put them in the position to consciously reject him? If they are already going to heaven due to their ignorance of the word of God, why not just let that be? You would, in effect, be losing more souls to Satan by spreading the word. You might want to rethink that whole “fishers of men” thing.

    Hmmm, or you can just think it through and figure out that the phony Christians preaching this obviously have it wrong.

  35. Imagine that I had the power and ability to feed millions and end all suffering. Now, imagine that I simply chose not to do so because these millions of people that are suffering did not like me. You would probably like me even less then, right? Then why does God get a ‘get out of jail free card’? Wait a minute, ‘God’s plan,’ right?

    Well, if you fed all the starving people they would now live a life of luxury and vice, similar to that of the overweight, stubborn, "godless" Americans. Sounds like a great solution...

  36. Why are more atrocities committed in the name of God than anything else?

    Because most religious people do what they're told.

  37. The bible states that it is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. If it is fairly impossible for the rich to go to heaven then why are there wealthy Christians? Why wouldn’t these rich Christians give up all of their wealth to make it easier for them to enter the kingdom of heaven?

    Maybe because it's a lesson and not a literal truth.

  38. Building upon the previous question, if it is almost impossible for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven, then why would God create heaven as having pearly gates, streets of gold and many mansions? It sounds like he wants us to be poor in life so that we will want to be rich in the afterlife, maybe? Does this make any real sense?

    I was unaware Heaven had pearly gates.

  39. If God is perfect then his creations should be perfect, right? Then that would mean that the earth is a perfect creation. Then why would God have to create another perfect place, heaven, and use it to entice us to believe in him? What kind of assurance do we have that heaven would be any better than his other ‘perfect’ creation, earth?

    I'm going to stop answering these questions now.

  40. God allowed Jesus to be tempted as a human by Satan in the wilderness of the desert. Again, if God and Jesus are the same entity, then what kind of sense does it make for God to allow himself to be tempted by Satan in the wilderness to see if he would give in to the temptation? In addition to that, if he were all-knowing, he would have already known the outcome and, therefore, could have avoided the whole thing all together.
  41. If heaven is to be a place free of sadness, pain and suffering, then how can you be happy in heaven knowing that the vast majority of humankind is painfully burning for eternity, especially when some of them may be your loved ones?
  42. Seeing as though everything we, including Christians, enjoy in the modern world is a product of science, why do Christians so fervently deny factual scientific evidence that disproves so many aspects of the bible and their religion as a whole?
  43. If Christianity is the only true religion, then why do practitioners of all other religions feel fulfilled in their faith and achieve the same desired results as Christians?
  44. If God created everything, then why did he create the tree of knowledge of good and evil and put it right in the middle of the garden of Eden for Eve to eat of it’s fruit if he didn’t want her to? Furthermore, why did God create the serpent that tempted Eve? Uh-oh, it sounds like another possible set-up.
  45. In the beginning God created Adam and Eve, right? Then Adam and Eve had Cain and Abel. What happens next? How did the species propagate itself? Incest is genetically detrimental to offspring. It is also seen as being terribly immoral among the majority of people alive today, including Christians. There was either some incest going on or God created more people from scratch and we weren’t told about it. The same scenario applies to the flood incident. Sure, Noah’s three sons had wives, but that would still mean that, out of the eight remaining individuals on the planet, there is only a 50% variation of genetic code. Mathematically, inbreeding was sure to be necessary to replenish the earth.
  46. Why does God allow things to happen among his followers that he has already deemed to be sinful, i.e. incest example above, “thou shalt not kill” and so forth, and it is alright as long as it is done in his name? Remember, more deaths have occurred in history in God’s name.
  47. How did Adam live to 930, Seth 912 and Methuselah 969 years old when anthropological evidence show that we have progressively increased our longevity throughout history? If they did live that long back then, this concept would be reversed and our longevity should have been decreasing throughout history, right? That would mean that people 500 years ago should have lived to at least 200 years old. Why do we not find evidence of this throughout written historical birth and death records as well as archaeological and anthropological evidence?
  48. God has killed more people than Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Sadam Hussein, Milosavic and Jim Jones combined. Why would you not follow them instead of God? Based on this standard, these monsters are compassionate compared to God.
  49. Why is it that when a Christian is faced with questions that have huge negative implications towards the logic of their faith, they conveniently say that it is in God’s plan? Judging by the above mentioned failures, God’s plan does not seem to be a very good one.
    Last, but not least……..
  50. Why would God give us the capability of logic and reason and expect us not to use it when it comes to belief in him and his word?

It's almost scary that the supposed "smart" people in our society, atheists, are stumped by these types of questions. I thought they were supposed to be the innovators and thinkers of our time. So much for that.

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REPuckett: Laughable and vain attempt.

You failed to answer ANY of these questions. I was expecting a challenge. Not only did I not receive a challenge, but I got someone with a serious lack of knowledge of the christian religion and the bible as a whole. Just remember, just because there is an answer, it doesn't mean that it is a correct one.

Candy Smith: No he did not fail to answer
@REPuckett (view comment)

No he did not fail to answer most of the questions! A Good portion of the questions are just flat out stupid.

Reuben Neilson-Bell: 1 Question this Author still can't answer!
@REPuckett (view comment)

My one question is; Why did I come on here expecting a laughable Atheistic set of questions and instead got a laughable set of 'Christian' answers, this is complete and utter trash. I can't remember the question and I don't care to be frank but if you had actually done your research you would have found that Elohim is Hebrew for God and Jehova is another name for God

Aaron: really?

Man, I am a Christian and I thought your answers were crazy. And as a seminary student, if you believe the different hebrew words for God signify different gods then you are not christian and do not understand monotheism. I appreciate the heart in it but there are some MAJOR theological issues with the way you answer here.

Quinton Figueroa: Wait a minute. By believing
@Aaron (view comment)

Wait a minute. By believing that the different Hebrew words for God signify different gods means you can't be a Christian? These words are very specific and clear that they are talking about different entities when they are used. The Genesis 1 creation is clearly different than the Genesis 2 creation and Elohim and Yahweh are both used appropriately. How could El, Elohim, Eloha, Yahweh and all the other unique Hebrew words later translated as God and LORD be even close to the same thing? These different words clearly mean different things when looked at from a contextual, Strongs Concordance and even logical point of view. Even the King James Bible translates Elohim as God and Yahweh as LORD God. Surely, there is a reason on why these words appear differently. LORD God is not the same as God. Yes, they could be synonyms, but in the context of the Bible the majority of cases are always for a specific reason. You might think it doesn't matter, but to the authors of the Bible it mattered greatly. Like I've said, it's a big topic and most people aren't even remotely close to being prepared to undertake such a study, hence their laughable attempts at answering the many questions presented by atheists and other religions.

So I kindly turn it around and say you're not a Christian but rather a Welfare Christian that likes freebies just like a Socialist or Communist likes their freebies. Why do any thinking when the Church can do that for you? Why save yourself when Jesus can do that for you? Sounds like quite a deal, except for the fact that Socialism has never worked in the past and it isn't working now. There's a reason it's called DOGma.

A Christian on a very important mission: Ponder this a moment

Dear sir,
I do not want to be disrespectful in any way, but I must contradict your beliefs, if they are stated clearly in your article. God is three in One; God the Father, God the Spirit, and God the Son. You may ask "But how can this be? There are too many names in the Bible referring to these 'gods' and how can someone be three but one at the same time?" The way this works is similar to a clover, it has three leaves but it is one clover. Each leaf is not it's own clover. To address the multiple names, have you ever had a nickname? Have you ever been described with description words like: funny, manly, intelligent, strong? These 'names' that refer to God are describing words. In the 'old days' names had meaning, or even more so than now. For example, When Issac had his sons Jacob and Esau, he named them as so Esau was red and hairy (Esau means red one) and Jacob was gripping Esau's ankle (Jacob means ankle grabber or deceiver). Names have meaning, thus the use of multiple names for the One God because, like us, He is a complex being that takes time to actually begin to understand and know. I will not say that you are not a believer or not because I don't know you, that is between you and the Lord. But God does say that if you cause His young ones to stumble (the false answers given about Him within the article), that you will receive consequences that are not in your favor. I am not here to judge, that is God's job, but it is my job to guide other towards Him and His kingdom. I will NOT stand for the misrepresentations and the destruction that Satan intends to bring. Satan's job is to steal, kill and destroy everything good and worthy. I see that it has been at least 8 years since you wrote this, your beliefs could have changed and God could have already set you upon the path already. If you do have questions and would like them answered, please feel free to email me at: [email protected]. I am up to answer anything and I will not respond with negativity but with love. If I don't have the answer, I will find it so then I can, not only help you, but help others. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
-A Christian on a very important mission.

Ray Mendoza: A true student of the origins of Judaism and monotheism
@A Christian on a very important mission (view comment)

Sir I suggest you study the origins of these words Yahweh, El, Elohim, rather than relying on your own reasoning from a biased Christian perspective. If you did you would learn that El is originally the head of the polytheistic religion of Canaan, the Father of the gods and titled god most high. Yahweh was another god adopted and adapted by early Israelites who were polytheists before they were monotheists. In time Yahweh was equated with El essentially elevating Yahweh to the head of the pantheon. Imagery of El and his goddess wife is also found in inscriptions saying ,"Yahweh and his Asherah," with a depiction of king and queen on the throne in heaven. Israelite culture came from Canaanite culture. The shared polytheistic religion and identical original Hebrew script. See Proto Hebrew and Phoenician alphabets, read on Ugaritic literature, and read up on archaeological finds of early Israelite culture and religion. Leave your three in one doctrine at home when studying what the scholars and academics have to say on it. Satan has nothing to do with it, it's just education.

DonJ: Questions Christians can't answer

The author of this clearly can't answer them either. Dismissing the question or pretending that there is no issue is just a tactic, not an answer. Best I could figure is the guy took the attitude "if you have to ask you won't understand the answer."

YourNameHere: Can't You Do Any Better Than This?

Because your framing of the questions indicate a very limited understanding - but a great deal of misinformation - I'm only going to answer only 2 of your misguided points.

1)If God created everything, why did he create AIDS, influenza, ebola, ecoli and so on and so on? These, as viruses, are living things. You definitely can not use the free will card for this one. Is this another part of ‘God’s plan’?

RESPONSE: We live in a world that has been corrupted - beginning when Adam forfeited his dominion over earth to Satan. God had created a world free of contamination and disorder. Disease, mutations and death are all results of contaminations that came into play through man's disobedience to God. God created the air. Man comes along and pollutes it by adding chemicals that were not intended by God to be in the air. So, now the air is contaminated. Is that GOD'S fault?

2) What purpose does hell serve? If it is punishment for sinful actions, shouldn’t it be used for correctional purposes? Seeing as though you burn forever, you will never get out of hell to show that you have learned your lesson. Would it make since to live a faithful Christian life glorifying the Lord and to accidentally sin by saying a curse word the instant you smash your car into the back of a tractor-trailer, thereby being condemned to burn in hell forever?

RESPONSE: I'd like to know where you get your knowledge of Christianity from - because your premise is total nonsense. If a person surrenders himself to Jesus Christ's authority, and receives His free gift of salvation - he will NOT be condemned. But those who refuse to come to Jesus - the ONLY source for salvation - they have only themselves to blame for violating the Holy Laws of God. Jesus died in your place - but to in order to be saved, you must RECEIVE His gift of salvation. It won't apply to you, unless you trust Him. Example: Your apartment building is on fire. The fire department arrives. You yell, SAVE ME!". They tell you to jump into their waiting net - three stories below you . . . but you REFUSE! The fire department yells up to you, "Jump into our net - It's the ONLY way!". But you yell back - "What kind of loving Fire Department would make only ONE WAY for me to be saved? In fact - what kind of Fire Department would allow my building to be on fire in the FIRST place??? So, you stay inside your apartment - defiant to the end. You die in the fire. Did the Fire Department FORCE you to die? Did GOD? No, you did it to yourself. God's trying to warn you that unless you come to Jesus to be saved - you will die in your sins and spend eternity in Hell. Does that make God a "tyrant? God offered His own SON to be tortured and murdered in YOUR place - so YOU could receive God's ONLY safety net from the penalty of your own violations of His Law. After all Jesus has done for you - you will have no grounds to call God "unfair".

Quinton Figueroa: It's funny because I was
@YourNameHere (view comment)

It's funny because I was actually on your side in this article defending Christianity. However, since you have posted the typical weak Christian response I am now going to turn on you too...

1. First a lesson: Your answer has some truth to it, but it has a clear misunderstanding of the fall. Disease and all that crap doesn't come as a result of man's disobedience to God, it comes about as a result of the material realm and man's distance from God. It's not a bad thing, it's simply a prodigal journey through matter. This realm is built to have polarities and extremes to help us grow. These are the dynamics of third density. Disease, hardships, suffering, etc is all here to help us grow. These are basic parts of the material world that force us to try different things and overcome our earthly passions. They bring us to a higher level as we learn from each one and we become more capable beings which each lesson we learn. How can you attack disease, suffering and pain but yet turn a blind eye to peace, harmony and joy? Why not attack these "good" things also then?

Furthermore, contrary to Welfare Christianity and affirmed through real Biblical study, we don't have one life here. Being blind, having AIDs, being killed and what have you is quite inconsequential in the eternal realm of things. It's like playing a video game with a handicap for the sake of experiencing it that way. You pick up different information with the handicap. It's not bad or good. It is what it is. Once you die you get to play the game all over again with a new character. These "diseases" and "sufferings" are all just different characters for us to try out in the game of life.

2. And now a tip: See, you're doing what all the Christians do when it comes to hard questions. You force your view on people without ever trying to even understand their perspective. Using your religious and Biblical bias has absolutely no bearing on somebody who is coming at it from a non-religious and scientific standpoint. You just sound like a fanatic rambling off a program they heard from their master... not the way to convince somebody your viewpoint. The fear thing doesn't work either. You need to come at it with logic and rationality for these types of people. You took a perfectly legitimate question and sidestepped it with religious dogma. You failed to even come close to remotely answering the question and have furthered the disrespect these people have for Christians. You didn't even try to answer this question. You simply played the same tape most Christians play when faced with hard questions. F-

Reuben Neilson-Bell: Your first point sounds an

Your first point sounds an awful lot like reincarnation

Your second point? You can't answer a question about God and Christianity by answering using the reason Christianity and the Bible? What are you on about mate?

REPuckett: Why must you insist to continue plagiarizing my content?

I am the original author of this article and you are plagiarizing me. I have already attempted to rectify this issue amicable with you and you have, apparently, declined the amicable route. All I asked was that you provide the original source of the content which is here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2691709/top_50_questions_christ... Please be expecting a cease and desist from my attorney.

Shelly Barclay: Hmmmm. . .

Are you going to post a link back to that man's original article and accredit him as the author of the above questions or are you just going to plagiarize it and give crappy answers? Just because you did not post the article in its entirety doesn't make this any less a case of plagiarism. Remove it or fix your blunder.

"It's almost scary that the supposed "smart" people in our society, atheists, are stumped by these types of questions."

Ah, but at least we are not stumped by copyright laws, as you are. Besides, why would I want to answer questions about BS? That would be like you expecting me to answer questions about fallacies in Harry Potter. It's a waste of time. God doesn't exist. Get over it and learn to respect people's intellectual property.

Quinton Figueroa: You know, I thought long and
@Shelly Barclay (view comment)

You know, I thought long and hard about giving the author credit but after the way he asked me and threatened with legality I decided he was not worth my time.

First of all I didn't even get the content from his site, I got it elsewhere. Sure, he's the author but how was I supposed to know to give him credit and not the site that I originally got these questions from?

Second, coming in and immediately threatening with legal means is elementary and silly. He didn't even mention which article was the one that was plagiarized. He just came in and started saying he was going to take legal means. So being that the original author has the legal means I am waiting to have your "attorney" send me an evil, mean letter to take the content down. I play with these types of threats on a daily basis. I'm not new to the Internet and I'm not new to law. People bluff. They're full of crap. You don't think I can see through this author's lies just like his weak questions?

I have no problem actually linking to the site and would have gladly done so had the original author asked nicely without the threat. But this is the perfect example of why this original post was so bad. The author was already attacking before even trying to understand. I mean cmon, I used to argue when I was in 3rd grade but then I grew up.

I'll let the author post the link in the comments. Fine, go ahead. But will I post the link at the top of the article? Naw, I would much rather get that nasty letter from this fake attorney to force me to do it first since we live in such a law abiding, sensor reality that is so quick to jump to conclusions and get emotional. I mean seriously, God is fake yet this attorney is real? People are so freaking stupid sometimes.

Anon: "You know, I thought long and

"You know, I thought long and hard about giving the author credit but after the way he asked me and threatened with legality I decided he was not worth my time."
TRANSLATION: "I considered doing the legal thing, but he hurt my feelings so I'll literally steal his content."

God: I demand that you give credit

You stole this article, and as the one and only God, I demand that you either give credit to the original author, RePuckett, or I shall smite yee!

Quinton Figueroa: Hi God. You obviously don't

Hi God. You obviously don't exist. I have all these cool little books I read in science class that told me Newtonian physics is where it's at so I'm sticking to my guns! I love authority :) Science obviously keeps correcting itself and erasing its mistakes as it progresses, but that's okay, I am fanatically religious in my scientific views. We finally know enough now to prove you don't exist. We are by far the smartest group of humans the world has ever seen. After all, we know so little about history to even know that there were smarter people than us. We're shallow, closed-minded, and highly set in our ways of obeying our universe-city professors. Yay for a life void of purpose and growth!

Damn: I hope your God sends you to

I hope your God sends you to Hell for stealing this article. That is exactly what plagiarism is, stealing.

Quinton Figueroa: My God is the same as your
@Damn (view comment)

My God is the same as your God.

White Bitch: I have an answer for 25!

I have an answer for 25!

I looked in the bible and clearly you need to read a few verses before verse 27 and Jesus was telling a story. So get your facts straight Byotch. And kiss my lovely ass.

Fucks & kisses,
White Bitch

G: Wow. I have my first headache

Wow. I have my first headache ever after reading all of your pathetic answers Quinton. Thanks bud.

Asha: This is pathetic

I love watching theists run around, trying to defend their God despite the lack of evidence. It's actually really funny. They are so dumb, believing in fairy tales, and are too arrogant to listen to evidence. The bible CONTRACTS itself so many times, it's not even funny. Also, all of your articles (and your plagiarized articles) are extremely biased (by that, I mean when they shouldn't be), and utter nonsense.

Scooter: God

OK - let's be clear here. When you say, "I'm right with the atheists in that most Christians are pretty stupid" - you have immediately shown your own stupidity.

- You don't know 'most' Christians-
- You've never spoken to 'most' Christians
- You haven't a clue about what 'most' Christians think on the issues you've listed.

. . . So why should I even bother to engage such a fool if you do not want to have an intelligent conversation about God?

Such stupidity on your part. Aghhhhhhh!

Sylvain Poirier: Other list of hard questions

As a former evangelical christian I am very familiar with the flaws of Christianity and many of the real questions that are never answered. So I just wrote a page listing many questions I know to be among the biggest challenges. At the bottom I included a comment on the 2 main "answers" of the present article, why I found them indefensible.

Candy Smith: 1.) Because speaking and

1.) Because speaking and making everything happen in a couple of seconds is lame, plus there wouldn't be a whole lot to write about in The Bible.

Candy Smith: Questions Christians can't answer or can they

Why can’t the all-powerful God not forgive someone of their sins after they die?
Example: A christian man that is seemingly on God’s good list makes a stupid decision and decides to drink a little too much at the fish fry. On his way home he crashes into a mini-van killing a mother and her two children and himself. This man led a very faithful life and made one stupid, yet grave mistake. If this man did not ask for forgiveness of his sins before the electrical activity in his brain ceased, then God will judge him and send him to hell to burn for eternity.

This is exactly right and this is what the Bible teaches. Most Christians have this concept wrong.

Raymond Petra: Answer for question No.1 :)

Because God love us. He prepared everything for us, so Humans can live a comfortable life in Earth. God's time and our time is different.

Raymond Petra: For question No.2

There is so many testimony about healing amputees from God through Priests, go check it.

Raymond Petra: Answer for quetion No.3

God never give that to us, the one who's giving that is Satan, all of that happened, is because of Sin, not God.

Raymond Petra: Answer for quetion No.3

God makes everythings perfect, everything that was Imperfect was happened when human disobey God's order, Ex. When Eve and Adam ate the fruit from the tree that was on the middle of Eden garden.

Raymond Petra: Question No.4

I didn't found that on the Bible.

Raymond Petra: Question No.5

It is God's desire. Well what do you think? It's God. God is Almighty and He's beyond our human thinking. He can do anything that was impossible to Human.

Raymond Petra: Question No.6

It did not said how many time it took on Bible. God is Almighty, He can do anything that was impossible to humans.

House of Cards: God exist whether you like it or not

The general population of the world today are either atheists or humanists which are both I feel quite the same with coined with different view points but the fact is God does exist he does not need me to prove he does because he does! but I feel the conviction to so I will.
The first I would like to clarify is forgiveness.
Forgiveness has been debased and messed up to the general public till it is a subject of puns and jokes.
The Bible says that forgiveness of God is acquired through personal conviction and the acceptance of the need of a saviour. The intentioned sin, sins that you intentional plan to do and undertake them are abominable before the Lord, but even then if the individual finds God and sincerely asks for forgiveness then he is a new creation, he is forgiven. An absurd question like why a parent can't kill a child on the bases that they are innocent and thus would got to heaven and the parent can then ask for forgiveness is an absurd twisted question.The Bible says plainly in Exodus that THOU SHALT NOT KILL. A true Christian would be abhorred by them. The taking of the human life is a sin that shows degraded mentality of an individual. Christ says that to even be angry against a person and to keep the anger inside is like to kill. It clearly shows God's abhorrence for the sin murder.

Secondly the question that why did God spend six days creating everything is fortuitous. When you buy a box of chocolate it is your ability to eat all of it in a day, but it doesn't necessarily mean you will. So why is that so different from God, he had the power to do it in a second but he chose to do it in a six day span! It is also an example to us, we are to take time in doing things not to rush into them taking time to contemplate and execute. It is not to say God needed time to think that is not at all what I am saying for He knows all things. What I am saying is it is an example for us, we of mortal flesh to exercise patience in all our endeavours.

God is a Failure?
No and through all eternity he is not a Failure, but man is the failure. In the beginning in Eden man was the failure. The Lord God always puts before man the way of Life and Death, of Good and Evil he forces not man but gives him the chance to make his own decisions he is a perfect God man is the creation which brought imperfection unto itself. Man when given the chance to obey God chose the devil. FAILURE. In Noah's time God gave man his freedom of will and yet again man chose to sin. Man had given dominion of the world into the Hands of the devil and the devil caused the rampage of sin yet still God gave the men of those times freedom of choice yet they continued to defile the world so God had to destroy the workings of his hands not due to his failure as a creator but man's failure as creature. At the the Tower of Babel God caused different languages as a means of causing man to populate the world as was his command in the Garden of Eden, to give birth and multiple to populate the WHOLE EARTH.

Now of Monotheism or Polytheism
In the beginning in Genesis the Bible says 'Let Us create man in our own image'
I am a protestant Christian, believing in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. and as such I believe then that they Three yet are One. For in John the Bible says 'In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God' Here Jesus Christ the Living Word is with God from the beginning. In John 1:14 It says and the word became flesh and dwelt among us' Jesus Christ came to the Earth. To further prove that Jesus Does exist the bible says in John 1:3, 'All things through him was made and without him nothing was made that was made!' Jesus Christ is the Son of God not of maternal birth but of eternal existence. The Holy Spirit is also mentioned in the OLD and NEW TESTAMENT. In Genesis 1 it says 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and earth was without form and void and the spirit of God was upon the waters' furthermore in Matthew 28: 19 the Bible says 'Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptising them in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit'
So then you would ask if there are Three of the How are they One?
Well the word Elohim as rightly said by a friend in this discussion is of plural meaning firstly signifying more than one or two since the Hebrew Eloah is for two in context to God.
Now a rope is made of tiny other ropes but it doesn't stop the rope from being a rope.
Neither does an egg being made of a shell, a membrane and a yolk stop it from being an egg.
The Trinity work in unison their intention and desires synced. They are the perfect meaning of Unity.

Now to the Cause of Suffering and Pain.
The Lucifer the first archangel of the Lord now the Devil is the main cause of suffering. Now the most usual reaction of blaming the devil for the suffering of the world is usually met the with the sarcastic, blame-game, reception but is is truth.
The Bible says the devil comes to 'Steal, Kill and Destroy'
The Devil has no whatsoever good intention towards man no matter the covering he brings. Yet man turns to blame God for the suffering? we should be blaming ourselves. The bible clearly states that when man ate of the fruit of Good and Evil removed himself from the jurisdiction of God to under the Devil. We due to sinning put ourselves under the Reign of the Evil One. We pushed God out of the picture! Yet he still gives us hope he sent his Son to die for our sins, what manner of LOVE! We forsook him yet he sent Jesus to DIE for our sins. Yet the earth is still not completely removed of this Wicked Fallen Angel he continues to wreck havoc, but the Lord gives us hope. He says he will come again, to take his children home those who bear the Mark of God and the Testimony of Jesus, those who Love the Lord with all their hearts all their soul and all their strength.
So you would say where do there the diseases come from?
The Devil!
Where do the wars come from?
The Devil!

Now of Hell
I am a Protestant Christian, of the churches that came of the Martin Luther Revolution. The Methodist, the Pentecostal, The Presbyterian and all the others.
There is a church called the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and I am a member of this church. We do not believe in an eternal Hell.
The Word of God in Revelation 20 the Bible talks about it.
The wages of sin is death. But God, who alone is immortal, will grant eternal life to His redeemed. Until that day death is an unconscious state for all people. When Christ, who is our life, appears, the resurrected righteous and the living righteous will be glorified and caught up to meet their Lord. The second resurrection, the resurrection of the unrighteous, will take place a thousand years later. (Job 19:25-27; Ps. 146:3, 4; Eccl. 9:5, 6, 10; Dan. 12:2, 13; Isa. 25:8; John 5:28, 29; 11:11-14; Rom. 6:23; 6:16; 1 Cor. 15:51-54; Col. 3:4; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 20:1-10.)
If you're really interested in finding out about the true Hell and punishment of the ungodly please read you'll be amazed at the difference between the of biblical Hell, and I dare say this on my own, conjured meaning of Hell

House of Cards: questions?

If you have questions on what I have said please speak I would like to be of service to clarify things to you.
'For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life' John 3:16

Kraaifontein: Thank you

hi guys, Just on a note, i feel that the questions should be answered with the word of God. That is the plumb line we have that we should follow. Heb 4v12. A lot more effort could have been done to answer the questions. They might seem "stupid" but some people actually have an issue with some of these questions and caused people to doubt.

As i said, Christianity has been so subbed divided that many people believe different things. For example i don't agree that there are different gods in Christianity but rather that it is adjectives describing God. Neither do i agree with the fact of no Hell at all. I'm not here to have an doctrinal debate about it. Neither am i here to change anyone point views or maybe change mine because you guys showed me in the word that i am wrong (because the word is truth, and our opinions and doctrine needs to be aligned to the word of God). (2 Tim 3:16)

@house of cards: thank you very much for what u wrote and adding scripture it. God bless you for your time. What the Protestants did was commendable and many of you died for what i believe today. i would like to "kick" you off with Heb 6 nkjv/kjv. Note baptismS. Flowing into Matth 3:11. Hope you enjoy the journey.

All i want to tell you guys is, don't simply believe what anyone tells you, but check in the word. We shouldn't just believe what the pastor, preacher, minister, friendly blogger whoever tells us just because of their position, but because it is accurate to what the Word says.

Thanx for reading.

Grace and peace
K

Ryan Stepp: I'm an atheist and I'm not

I'm an atheist and I'm not stumped. Because instead of answering the questions, you basically avoid them by saying "god works in mysterious ways". That's not a logical answer.... And if Noah's Ark is only "a story" then what do you think the rest of the bible is?! Thank you! Have a nice day!

Idk : I do know God exists but I don't trust him

I have grown up in a christian family...but I will not say I am christian, not because I don't believe God exists. No I do. I just don't want to put my complete faith in someone I can't understand. I want to be 110% commited rather than a blind follower just accepting a religion thats been shoved down my throat my whole life. Iv'e accepted him in my heart and still talk to him everyday about everything and anything, but I do not completely put my trust in him, and I know christians always say "You can never fully understand God so just put your trust in him" but many christians say that as if it's so easy and as if they themselves completely trust him, when in all honesty if God asked them to give everything they owned to the poor they would hesitate. If you completely trust someone, doubting them should be a foreign expression. Therefore I would like to ask questions in hopes that someone can explain them and help me more fully understand and trust God.

“Whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything” John 3:20. I have been taught my whole life that God is all knowing. That he knows the future of all of us long before we are even born. So why did he create us?
I know it seems like a really dumb question to ask but, if he loved us then why did he create us to go through all this suffering? If he knew that Adam and Eve were going to fall (I understand that he gave us free will therefore what Adam and Eve did was completely their fault) then why did he create us? If he knew we would sin and turn away from him, that he would have to kill his son which would pain him greatly, that he would have to send us to hell to burn forever, that lucifer would fall... why would he create us. Hell was created for lucifer, but why why didn't God just kill him? Dosen't that mean God knew beforehand about all the suffering we would go through and the sin we would commit so he just let lucifer burn in a pit until we did eventually sin, so he could be set free for a while to torment us? I don't understand why he would ever create us to worship him, I mean he has a whole choir of angels up there worshiping him ALL the time. So why would he need to create us at all? Why would he literally create us even though he KNEW that billions of us would be sent to eternal torment? Why would he let satan have that pleasure? I thought that he hated him more than anything else, so why let him torture us if he 'loves' us even though we sin? Why create us with free will if we really don't have a choice? I understand when the user @YourNameHere made that whole analogy about hell (Just in case you can't be bothered to find the comment: Your apartment building is on fire. The fire department arrives. You yell, SAVE ME!". They tell you to jump into their waiting net - three stories below you . . . but you REFUSE! The fire department yells up to you, "Jump into our net - It's the ONLY way!". But you yell back - "What kind of loving Fire Department would make only ONE WAY for me to be saved? In fact - what kind of Fire Department would allow my building to be on fire in the FIRST place??? So, you stay inside your apartment - defiant to the end. You die in the fire.) I understand that the firemen are represented as 'God', sinners are represented as the person in the burning building, and the fire represents hell so the analogy does make sense a bit, but then if the firemen were all knowing (as god is) wouldn't that mean they know the fires going to happen before it happens? So then in the analogy they would have arrived when you called them rather than before, even though they knew the fire was going to happen and told you to trust them even though they knew what choice you were going to make, and if the fire represents hell that wouldn't it make sense to say that the firemen themselves made the building catch on fire just as God made hell? So in a way your'e asking me to trust the very people that set my building on fire just because they are well respected by many others and they are 'trying' to save me. Thats probably not a good analogy but do you get what I mean? At this moment I've realised I have completely derailed and this is not just 1 question but actually a few.... I'm just gonna let you guys figure out what you want to answer and if you can please do.
Thanks

Amanda: Answer your question.

So your basically asking the same question “why did he?”. Well I’ll answer. Because he loves us. When Adam sinned the ownership of earth and everything on it was given to Satan and God was making a way to grab that ownership back. (Hence why God had to flood the earth because sin was so grand) He wanted us to get a chance at eternal life. That’s why when Jesus fasted for those 40 days, Satan came to tempt him to try to stump him but Jesus was stronger than than Adam . And conquered him. And that’s when the demons saw how powerful Jesus was. That they would recognize him anywhere. And when Jesus died in that cross he thought of us... everyone of us. He didn’t die and automatically give us eternal life.. his death was so he could grab that key and give us the choice to choose what we wanted.. ETERNAL LIFE or ETERNAL DEATH.. that’s how much he loves us. He loves us more than the angles that are up in his presence.. you can tell because when those angles were tempted by Lucifer he didn’t hesitate to throw them down with him. And why is it hard? Hard to follow through and give it all up to Jesus ? Because we need to EARN our way into heaven.. God isn’t gonna have another Lucifer incident again, he’s making sure of it. So if you wanna buy a car what do you do? You save money and sacrifice buying thise shoes or those clothes at the moment so you can have the money to buy that car.. you want that car.. and by saving money and guarding your heart from buying new things you don’t need you just want you’ll get that car. And after that car you’ll have all your money to use on the things you want. That’s what we need to do for Him. Sacrifice the things we want now to do the things we need. Fasting, praying, reading the Bible, praising. He sacrificed it all for us. He lived 30+ years on earth to show us the way and that it’s not impossible to follow through.. not only him there are many followers of Jesus that lived a life rughteously before God. For example Enoch. He was living so righteously before God that he never died. God took him to heaven with flesh and bone. I could keep rambling about this. But no one needs to push this onto you. Neither try to convince you. This isn’t a religion.. it’s a relationship. And if theres no relationship, then there won’t be any salvation. Those who want to believe will.

Franklin: These questions are known by

These questions are known by Christians and pastors collectively and instinctively, but none would admit it.
If only the world new who God is then all the aforementioned questions and more would be answered. There is a reason why Satan is called a deceiver.

Friedman: So.... Satan is a deceiver,
@Franklin (view comment)

So.... Satan is a deceiver, yet God creates Satan, thereby God is a deceiver? Just saying.

Anonymous: It's more God created Satan
@Friedman (view comment)

It's more God created Satan but not as a deceiver. Satan had free will and then chose to try to rise above God and deceive.

1John 4:16: For anyone reading this

For anyone reading this article It was poorly written and the article tries to answer questions but fails to answer questions by dancing around the original question or coming up with theoretical conclusions. To the author I hope that you can find the time in your life to go to a evangelical church, ask to speak to a pastor all these questions and anymore that you can come up with. You are completely blind and have yet to open your eyes. I understand that is a very odd concept but you are stuck in the world view so your "rant" has no direction or substance which is why Christians are reading this and out of Love asking you to take a look at your life, the way you perceive the world and ask yourself the question. What if there really is a God. I am a follower of the living God and I know my God is a God of Love so I ask you to reach out to him because this rant looks like a cry for help. My fellow Christians are here to help you! Since you have 50 questions up there I'm not going to answer all 50 of them but here is an easy one a person who reads the bible would know. Hell is a Lake of fire, Eternal Darkness and the Gnashing of teeth and described in the bible which you said didn't have a definition. As with the rest of your questions most are indeed laughable. I was an atheist until I found how much proof there is for Christ. I wish I could say that I had the faith to believe but truthfully it is the outstanding proof for Jesus and the bible that lead me to faith. I will keep you in my prayers, please take some time to explore Christianity because the answers your looking for are all there. All 50 listed here and the infinite amount you will come up with trying to discover who Jesus is and why he died for you. -A Christian.

Jesusrocker2001: 1John 4:16 Reply
@1John 4:16 (view comment)

amen. I am a high school student, and my friend and i answered the first 15 questions easily. we had to stop after that because our study hall ended lol! XD But yes, to the author of this article, I hope you find what you are looking for... whether to disprove Christianity, which people have been trying to do for hundreds of years and failed, or if you are simply trying to find truth. Go to an evangelical church and study God's side of things. I recommend a Foursquare church. They tend to be very Evangelical.

Jesusrocker2001: God(s) of the Bible?

So you are saying that there are multiple Gods in the Bible. You obviously just surface read, like you told Christians not to do in Q. 13. You must've really not read it too, because these are all different names of God. Prince of Peace, Jehovah, Elohim, Great I Am, God of Jacob, etc. These are all names of the same God. And if you still don't find that the Bible says these are separate names for the same person, you also have to remember that the Old Testament and the New Testament are both written in different languages, those being Ancient Hebrew and Ancient Greek. Many sayings would be lost in translation. These names are all the same God. And in Answer to Q. 2, I have personally seen a man whose right leg was 6" shorter than his left. When I prayed over it, i watched as it grew 6". How do you explain that using "real" atheist science?

Quinton Figueroa: Yeah, that must be it -- a
@Jesusrocker2001 (view comment)

Yeah, that must be it -- a high school Christian talking about the nuances and depth of the Bible.

They're not the same God. They have different meanings for different reasons. It's not translation, I'm using the original Hebrew. The Hebrews use different words for God for specific reasons. They go a bit deeper than the surface level Christian story. Christians are the ones who need to go back and do their homework -- not the Hebrews.

Dylan James: Can I just say, this was

Can I just say, this was hilarious to read. I am a Jehovah's witness. First of all, the bible tells us that there is only one god, that's an easy answer. The Bible mentions hell, not hellfire. Hell, In the Hebrew language, otherwise known as Sheol, means "nothing" literally. When we die, nothing happens. The bible tells us in revelation that only 144,000 people, that God has chosen, will Go to heaven. I could answer them all, but because I am a Jehovah's witness, I will say that the things that's different sects of Christianity believe in have no solid evidence in the bible.

Quinton Figueroa: > First of all, the bible
@Dylan James (view comment)

> First of all, the bible tells us that there is only one god, that's an easy answer.

Where?

> When we die, nothing happens.

Why?

> The bible tells us in revelation that only 144,000 people, that God has chosen, will Go to heaven.

On what criteria are the elect chosen?

Dylan James: OK, psalms 83:18 tells us

OK, psalms 83:18 tells us that only one god is the most high over all the earth. That's one of your questions answered.
The reason nothing happens when we die is because, as Jesus said before he resurrected Lazarus, death is just a deep sleep, like unconsciousness or a coma. Another question answered.
3rd, the 144,000 are chose as those who uphold gods laws and principals in every way and who are also considered worthy by Jesus to rule with him in heaven once this system ends. The book of Daniel tells us that soon, there will be a new system, a new world, where god will destroy the wicked and keep those who serve him to help god, along with Jesus and the 144,000, to rebuild the earth to a perfect state. Going back to question 2, those who have died will awake from there sleep and have a chance to prove themselves to god. This who obey god will get everlasting life, and will live without pain and will have a perfect body. This all happens while the 144,000 rule with Jesus in heaven.
All 3 questions answered. You should read the bible before you ask questions.

Quinton Figueroa: > OK, psalms 83:18 tells us
@Dylan James (view comment)

> OK, psalms 83:18 tells us that only one god is the most high over all the earth. That's one of your questions answered.

That's a surface level answer.

The word used in 83:18 is Yehovah (Yahweh/Jehovah): https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H3068&t...

In 83:12 we have elohim: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H430&t=KJV

In 83:1 we have elohim and el: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H410&t=KJV

These are all different Hebrew words used for different reasons. You can't lump them all into "God" and think you're being accurate. They are different words used for different reasons.

If you go back to Genesis 1:1 the word used for God is elohim. If we go to Genesis 2 it now takes the form LORD God from the Hebrew words Yehovah elohim. In Genesis 3:5 we have God and gods both being translated from the Hebrew elohim. And of course in Genesis 1:26 we have, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness". Us and our are plural, as is the Hebrew word elohim. So you may have a bit more homework to do.

This stuff isn't accidental. There's a reason these different words are used and then translated poorly in English. It's just that most Christians don't study it and know the difference or want to know the difference.

Then we have the whole discussion about John 10:34 where Jesus quotes the Old Testament Psalms 82:6 saying, "Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?".

There's way more to it than simply one verse and calling it a day. This is just a few verses. We could go into interreligious study (which of course Christians won't do) and even non-Biblical books where Jesus talks like the Gospel of Thomas and other Nag Hammadi texts.

I've heard your sales pitch before. And I'm not anti-Christian by any means. I just know most Christians take a dumbed down, low level interpretation of scripture, which is fine until you start running into contradictions.

Dylan James: Psalms 83:18 tells us that

Psalms 83:18 tells us that only one god is most high over all the earth.
When we die we are in a deep sleep, like a coma or like being unconscious. This is what Jesus said when he resurrected Lazarus. The 144,000 are chosen by god and ALSO by Jesus. If the devote their lives to god, do his will, and live a life that is in concordance with gods view of good, then they can be picked. Not only that, they are chosen by Jesus to rule with him over a paradise earth. The book of Daniel tells and speaks of this new paradise earth, and even prophecy's accurately about when it is to come. The 144,000 will rule with Jesus on this paradise earth and will help rebuild it. Those who are not announced but still serve god in a way that pleases him will be on the earth rebuilding it, while Jesus and the 144,000 will direct them.
I said earlier about how when we due, we are in a deep sleep. Everyone who sleeps eventually wakes up. Likewise, those who did die, whether they served god or not, will be resurrected. That is if god chooses them, as he may not choose Adam and Eve etc. Then, they will have a choice to either serve god or to disobey him, which will ultimately result in death forever. Those that remain faithful to god will receive perfection, and everlasting life without pain

Dylan James: Actually, the reason they are

Actually, the reason they are spelt differently is because no one knew and still doesn't know how to spell gods name. That is why Jews stopped using the name of god because they didnt know how to spell it or pronounce it. All you have to do is research in some encyclopedias and older books and they will tell you this. There is only one god, and if you want me too, I can show you a verse from the bible to prove it. Its just that, just like Jesus, god has many titles, and also, no one knows how gods name is really spelt or pronounced

Quinton Figueroa: Surely that must be it.
@Dylan James (view comment)

Surely that must be it. Case closed.

Anonymous: I hope that you understand

I hope that you understand the true meaning of life and why God have given it to you.This world is not my final home.God has given everybody a mission to complete, or a goal God wants to have you complete it.If you can't complete it, its still fine, the important thing is that you have to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he suffered for you, so you can earn a eternal life. I also wish that somebody can show you the results that God

Anonymous: Bible

Jehovah does not create robot gods, all his creation, including his angelic sons, Jesus, Satan before his fall, and humans. Jehovah taught them all and gave them free will to choose eternal life or death. Get a Bible study with people who use the most accurate Bible........Owl
Ask Google this question: What is the most accurate Bible translation in the world?

Anonymous: Christianity

Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Psalm 37:23-24 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand
Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

extra word: this world is not my final home

Anonymous: top 50 questions Christians can't answer or can they.

I hope that you understand the true meaning of life and why God have given it to you.This world is not my final home.God has given everybody a mission to complete, or a goal God wants to have you complete it.If you can't complete it, its still fine, the important thing is that you have to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he suffered for you, so you can earn a eternal life. I also wish that somebody can show you the results that God
really does exist. Because Noah's ark is a true thing, and it's been proven.Also Ill say that atheists are going into a very wrong directions...Into hell. Now that's the thing thats not just "Oh well,Ill spend some more time in it and it'll be over".No ,no no no, its not how it works buddy.Its eternal,And so you say that people die and nothing comes after?So Ill say that people had a death and a resurrection experience , and they saw hell and the heavens,I really hope that God enters your life buddy, because even if something bad happens like cancers, or any other diseases , its just a life test, our whole life is a test, and death is just another door to the eternal hell either to eternal heavens.

anonymous: The Divine Name in the Hebrew

The Divine Name in the Hebrew Scriptures

Early Hebrew Tetragrammaton

The divine name in the ancient Hebrew letters used before the Babylonian exile

Later Hebrew Tetragrammaton

The divine name in the Hebrew letters used after the Babylonian exile

The divine name, represented by the four Hebrew consonants יהוה, appears nearly 7,000 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. This translation renders those four letters, known as the Tetragrammaton, “Jehovah.” That name is by far the most frequently occurring name in the Bible. While the inspired writers refer to God by many titles and descriptive terms, such as “Almighty,” “Most High,” and “Lord,” the Tetragrammaton is the only personal name they use to identify God.

Jehovah God himself directed Bible writers to use his name. For example, he inspired the prophet Joel to write: “Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” (Joel 2:32) And God caused one psalmist to write: “May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” (Psalm 83:18) In fact, the divine name appears some 700 times in the book of Psalms alone—a book of poetic writings that were to be sung and recited by God’s people. Why, then, is God’s name missing from many Bible translations? Why does this translation use the form “Jehovah”? And what does the divine name, Jehovah, mean?Why is the name missing from many Bible translations? The reasons vary. Some feel that Almighty God does not need a unique name to identify him. Others appear to have been influenced by the Jewish tradition of avoiding the use of the name, perhaps out of fear of desecrating it. Still others believe that since no one can be sure of the exact pronunciation of God’s name, it is better just to use a title, such as “Lord” or “God.” Such objections, however, lack merit for the following reasons:

Those who argue that Almighty God does not need a unique name ignore evidence that early copies of his Word, including those preserved from before the time of Christ, contain God’s personal name. As noted above, God directed that his name be included in his Word some 7,000 times. Obviously, he wants us to know and use his name.

Translators who remove the name out of deference to Jewish tradition fail to recognize a key fact. While some Jewish scribes refused to pronounce the name, they did not remove it from their copies of the Bible. Ancient scrolls found in Qumran, near the Dead Sea, contain the name in many places. Some Bible translators hint that the divine name appeared in the original text by substituting the title “LORD” in capital letters. But the question remains, Why have these translators felt free to substitute or remove God’s name from the Bible when they acknowledge that it is found in the Bible text thousands of times? Who do they believe gave them authority to make such a change? Only they can say.

Those who say that the divine name should not be used because it is not known exactly how to pronounce it will nevertheless freely use the name Jesus. However, Jesus’ first-century disciples said his name quite differently from the way most Christians do today. To Jewish Christians, the name Jesus was probably pronounced Ye·shuʹa‛. And the title “Christ” was Ma·shiʹach, or “Messiah.” Greek-speaking Christians called him I·e·sousʹ Khri·stosʹ, and Latin-speaking Christians Ieʹsus Chriʹstus. Under inspiration, the Greek translation of his name was recorded in the Bible, showing that first-century Christians followed the sensible course of using the form of the name common in their language. Similarly, the New World Bible Translation Committee feels that it is reasonable to use the form “Jehovah,” even though that rendering is not exactly the way the divine name would have been pronounced in ancient Hebrew.

Why does the New World Translation use the form “Jehovah”? In English, the four letters of the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) are represented by the consonants YHWH. As was true of all written words in ancient Hebrew, the Tetragrammaton contained no vowels. When ancient Hebrew was in everyday use, readers easily provided the appropriate vowels.

About a thousand years after the Hebrew Scriptures were completed, Jewish scholars developed a system of pronunciation points, or signs, by which to indicate what vowels to use when reading Hebrew. By that time, though, many Jews had the superstitious idea that it was wrong to say God’s personal name out loud, so they used substitute expressions. Thus, it seems that when they copied the Tetragrammaton, they combined the vowels for the substitute expressions with the four consonants representing the divine name. Therefore, the manuscripts with those vowel points do not help in determining how the name was originally pronounced in Hebrew. Some feel that the name was pronounced “Yahweh,” whereas others suggest different possibilities. A Dead Sea Scroll containing a portion of Leviticus in Greek transliterates the divine name Iao. Besides that form, early Greek writers also suggest the pronunciations Iae, I·a·beʹ, and I·a·ou·eʹ. However, there is no reason to be dogmatic. We simply do not know how God’s ancient servants pronounced this name in Hebrew. (Genesis 13:4; Exodus 3:15) What we do know is that God used his name repeatedly in communication with his people, that they addressed him by that name, and that they used it freely in speaking with others.—Exodus 6:2; 1 Kings 8:23; Psalm 99:9.

Why, then, does this translation use the form “Jehovah”? Because that form of the divine name has a long history in the English language.

The divine name Jehovah

God’s name at Genesis 15:2 in William Tyndale’s translation of the Pentateuch, 1530

The first rendering of God’s personal name in an English Bible appeared in 1530 in William Tyndale’s translation of the Pentateuch. He used the form “Iehouah.” Over time, the English language changed, and the spelling of the divine name was modernized. For example, in 1612, Henry Ainsworth used the form “Iehovah” throughout his translation of the book of Psalms. Then, in 1639, when that work was revised and printed with the Pentateuch, the form “Jehovah” was used. In 1901, the translators who produced the American Standard Version of the Bible used the form “Jehovah” where the divine name appeared in the Hebrew text.

Explaining why he used “Jehovah” instead of “Yahweh” in his 1911 work Studies in the Psalms, respected Bible scholar Joseph Bryant Rotherham said that he wanted to employ a “form of the name more familiar (while perfectly acceptable) to the general Bible-reading public.” In 1930 scholar A. F. Kirkpatrick made a similar point regarding the use of the form “Jehovah.” He said: “Modern grammarians argue that it ought to be read Yahveh or Yahaveh; but JEHOVAH seems firmly rooted in the English language, and the really important point is not the exact pronunciation, but the recognition that it is a Proper Name, not merely an appellative title like ‘Lord.’”

The Tetragrammaton

The Tetragrammaton, YHWH: “He Causes to Become”

Hebrew text for the verb “to become”

The verb HWH: “to become”

What is the meaning of the name Jehovah? In Hebrew, the name Jehovah comes from a verb that means “to become,” and a number of scholars feel that it reflects the causative form of that Hebrew verb. Thus, the understanding of the New World Bible Translation Committee is that God’s name means “He Causes to Become.” Scholars hold varying views, so we cannot be dogmatic about this meaning. However, this definition well fits Jehovah’s role as the Creator of all things and the Fulfiller of his purpose. He not only caused the physical universe and intelligent beings to exist, but as events unfold, he continues to cause his will and purpose to be realized.

Therefore, the meaning of the name Jehovah is not limited to the related verb found at Exodus 3:14, which reads: “I Will Become What I Choose to Become” or, “I Will Prove to Be What I Will Prove to Be.” In the strictest sense, those words do not fully define God’s name. Rather, they reveal an aspect of God’s personality, showing that he becomes what is needed in each circumstance to fulfill his purpose. So while the name Jehovah may include this idea, it is not limited to what he himself chooses to become. It also includes what he causes to happen with regard to his creation and the accomplishment of his purpose.

Jim C Nograles: I suggest everyone study

I suggest everyone study basic teachings of other religions and compare them. Bible is so corrupted and verses are contradictory. Many stories deemed man-made. Bible was not preserved in original form and of course, translations suffer lost of accurate meaning. In other words, Bible is not considered authentic and unreliable.

Disappointed by this article: Some Complaints

I actually came onto this article because I was having trouble believing in my faith. I was confused and conflicted. I wanted to see hard questions being discussed tactfully. What I got was a whiny response to very reasonable and deep questions. Most of them were not even answered! You avoided all of the questions you did not know the answer to. You sounded like a cranky child, and I still have no answers to my hard questions. If you truly believe that "most Christians are pretty stupid" in the sense that you are referring to yourself as a smart one, I worry what kind of idiots you've been hanging out with!

Quinton Figueroa: Give me your hardest question
@Disappointed by this article (view comment)

Give me your hardest question and I will walk you through it to the best of my ability.

A servant of Jesus: praying for you

I hope you see the light of the heavens and seek the truth of God

Anon: Well Educated Opinion of a Christian

I’ve pondered much of this myself. I’m fairy well studied in all Abrahamic faiths and many other non-abrahamic faiths. I believe some of these questions warrant a different response.

Many times throughout the Gospels, Jesus says and does things and then says that he’s doing this for the benefit of those around him. Jesus makes references to the Old Testament and in providing clarity has asked the Jews listening why they nullify the words of god with the traditions of their elders. We understand from Moses that he was advising on right and wrong and eventually gave leaders guidelines for determining these things while he would then be freed up to only hear on the most important or challenging issues. This could be considered an indication that those guidelines were situational and/or built upon or amended by humans/ pharases over time. Additionally, we know through historical accounts that those pharases had to bid for those positions and came from wealthy status rather than humble and spiritual statuses. Therefore I’m with the understanding that unless something in the Old Testament or non-gospel New Testament says something like “the lord said”, it’s most likely the human witness opinion or at best observation. The most pure of us all are still faulty.

I wish I could go through and add commentary for each of these questions. I have observed that through studying philosophy and religion a little or fair amount, you can be drawn away from it. But if you truly study it and hold the same standard of evidence for EVERYTHING in history equally, Christianity is very very compelling. I wasn’t really a Christian until I sought historical evidence and held accepted historical events to the same standard. I read the gospels (and learned how incredibly well preserved they are) and read unabridged English translations of non-Christian sources from antiquity. There’s a wealth of information out there.

That being said- I think that the complexities of heaven and purpose for God giving eternal life isn’t well covered because it’s not well understood. Books in the Bible elude to various and segregated places of heaven. Additionally, the book of Enoch (referenced by Moses etc. but not in standard bible) does too, so do many modern books from people of various backgrounds and even Islamic texts. [Side note: I DO NOT believe Islamic texts hold truth. I recommend anyone considering Islam unbiasedly read the Hadiths (sayings of the prophet), ask themselves if that sounds like it’s from any god, and question the necessary assumptions for Islam which are either historically or scientifically disproven. The “most trusted” or favored Hadith according to Islamic scholars are Sahih al-bukhari and Sahih Muslim.] Back to my point... these different places of Hades or heaven don’t all necessarily promise eternal life. We simply don’t know and haven’t been told by a reliable source (as far as I know). Jesus is clear that many will come to him believing themselves to have been (in my own words) religiously qualified and expecting eternal life and he will say ‘I don’t know you. Away from me you evil doer.’

We cant help people who are set on dissuading people from god just as they can’t help those set on persuing or persuading of an understanding of god. We can however help ourselves by committing to unbiased self study. After all, as a Christian I ask: isn’t it really about the spiritual journey of learning and becoming pure at heart and spirit? I recommend everyone study alone, read, practice what you’ve read, read, apply findings and read some more. Then if you’re in agreement with me you should let the gospel guide your heart and faith, try to understand fate through prayer and resources such as the book of revelations.

A Christian on a very important mission: Please don't believe the lie

My heart breaks when I read this. The answers are not answered correctly and are giving lies to others. THIS ARTICLE CAN NOT BE TAKEN AS TRUE FOR THE ANSWERS. I dearly wish that wolves did not have access to sheep skins. This article doesn't show at all who God is. People ask why God let bad things happen; I asked that myself. I have every reason, by the world's standards, to hate God. If God didn't reveal that He is always with me and loves me, not because He has to, but because He love who I am (I'm not perfect, I screw up a lot and am no better than anyone else). God called everything He made good, except for one thing; people, of whom He called VERY GOOD. He knew each one of us before He created the world, He knew our faults, our mistakes, our shortcomings and He loved us knowing how screwed up we really are. He knew the bad things that would happen but He didn't prevent all of it because then He would have to take away our free will. I don't want to write so much that you won't read. If you have questions please feel free to email me at: [email protected]

Anonymous: When an astounding number of

When an astounding number of your comebacks to these questions are "It's not real." then you really need to ask what exactly it is that you believe in.

saved: jesus

I have true good news love was jesus's motive accept his love not the fucking bible or religon and live your life not judging and telling people how to live,we have laws in our countries and that are the ones to follow if you dont want trouble in your life today and forever is already done for all fucking people believe in the christ its that easy.have a great life and love all.

jeshua: Just one question

Im just 17, How can jesus heal ? See this>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcle1xtePU8
Why cant humans do it?????????If you CAN Do it,Then i will be an atheist

igore: Never Heard of Jesus

Never heard of Jesus? The simplest, and indeed the only logical way to deal with this question is this: Regardless of the process/mechanism God uses to deal with a person who has not heard of Jesus/Christ, if that process/mechanism is equitable and fair, then all people can be assessed by that process/mechanism and the outcome will be identical. If the outcome is not identical, the process/mechanism is not equitable or fair. Thus Jesus/Christ is irrelevant/redundant.

Robert Kilmarnoch: Answer this

These answer tell us nothing worth knowing. My brother died at 20 years old of testicular cancer. It was a very painful death for him and I. I prayed for weeks up until he died. I asked Jesus to spare his life. My brother was a good Christian boy. So my question is simple. Why did Jesus kill my brother? There is no Christian answer that works. If Jesus could cure cripples and the blind, then sparing my brother's life would have been simple. The answer of course is that Jesus was simply a good man and not the son of God. And all of Christianity is mythology maintained to employee Christian hucksters.

Ana Gabriela: Q3 though

Honestly, I understand both sides to some of the questions, but question 3 is like asking: "if evolution is real, why are there still so many illogical people left in the world?"

aren: awful article

you didn't answer any of these questions. how can you convince non-believers by those answers? awful

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