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Bible Questions and Answers

Bible Questions and Answers

biblicalqampa-bible-questions-and-answersOne of the first posts I made on this site was asking people to chime in with any questions they may have about the Bible, with the intentions of creating a Bible Questions and Answers page. I’ve had the pleasure of catering to many questions since, and have noticed the questions that came were a bit different than imagined. Which is wonderful as far as I’m concerned.

When offering up answers to some biblical questions, it doesn’t mean that I believe that I know it all, that’s just dumb. Nor does it mean that my answers to any question is the final authority by any stretch. I seek to bolster people’s faith in God, and promote getting into his Word. There is only one final authority, which is the Word of God found directly in the Bible.

Something you may want to think about is using the search bar that you’ll find at the top of this page to the right. There is a chance that you’ll find an answer to your question via an existing post or page in here somewhere. I messed around with it a little bit and was happy how it works. the only problem is that answers given via comments don’t show up.

Questions from Believers

Particularly when answering questions from believers, some of them were as simple as a quick look up in the Word.  I’ve found in the Biblical Q&A, I knew where to find answers when they didn’t, I’d show them where to find their answer and that would be it. Not that I already knew the answer, just roughly knew where to look. Know what I mean?

A prayerful answer hunting trip in the Word carrying biblical questions and answers would come eventually. So in that circumstance, that was all there was to it. Pretty much helping with locations. Those are great because I do enjoy searching out the Word of God. As previously stated, those type would often come from believers.

Another type of question that would come in from believers would be, what I thought particular bible verses meant. Some are pretty tough, and took much guidance from the Holy Spirit. Thankfully, those are usually the ones that would turn into a new Bible Study page or a new post for the blog. If the answers start getting lengthy, it seems to make more sense to turn it into something more visible, so others that may have the same question can perhaps pick it up right off the bat, instead of going fishing in the Biblical Q&A . And as I’ve stated already, the search bar up top doesn’t cover comments.

There are also several questions that been asked that were assumed Biblical but had nothing to do with anything that the Bible has to do with. These are typically denominational presuppositions, or a doctrine that was made up somewhere in the mystery of time passed. In time these things (depending on what it is) wind up becoming doctrine, and taught as being actually Biblical.

Questions from Unbelievers

Many people that don’t particularly believe in God the Father, or Christ Jesus, also came with questions. Those to me are a blessing, because if the Lord would use this site to clear where the waters had been muddied, then none of this is in vein. There are a few places where other viewers chimed in to help answer some questions (which I strongly promote by the way), and that is also a blessing.

The world views God completely different than he really is, and it shows with some of the questions that have come in. Satan has used his time on this earth to smear God’s name and any knowledge of God to the unbeliever. He has turned lies into worldly truth, and caused for some to believe that the truth in God’s Word is a lie. They need to be shown differently and without upbraiding, with meekness and patience, because that’s what’s necessary.

Sidebar: Believers and Unbelievers

I use this term instead of Christians and non-Christians. I do this to create a distinction, because unfortunately, there are tons of unbelievers under the Christian banner. In the political arena, a Rino means: Republican in Name Only. Well, It is unfortunately obvious that there are many CHRINO’s out there as well. Christians in Name Only. So I’ve eliminated that down to believers and unbelievers. I hope that makes sense. 

Rekindling the Biblical Q&A

biblequestionsandanswers-bible-questions-and-answersI guess I’ve said all that to say this… The Biblical Q&A (which is actually titled Answers to Biblical Questions),
section has been tucked away in time and space here at Supernatural Truth in Christ. There are some great questions in there and I’d encourage you to go check them out! But please concentrate new questions to this post.

All questions are welcome from believers and unbelievers alike! It helps you get a question answered (if at all possible), it helps me just as much to grow with each answer found, and also helps visitors to this site who may be interested in the same topic, and could help them with questions they may have shown up with. No need to be bashful, just ask!

If you know anybody that has some questions about the Bible, or anything that may be found between the covers of it, please share this page using the share tab below! Any comments are welcome also, not just questions. So please feel free to do so.

God bless you all in Christ Jesus, and thank you for contributing to this Biblical Questions and Answers post!

 

 

 

 

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36 thoughts on “Bible Questions and Answers

  1. Thank you for this website and your willingness to answer questions. When a believer tries to answer questions about life by quoting the Bible, non-believers will often dismiss their answers because they don’t see the Bible as relevant. So, how do you answer the question, “Why do you believe the what the Bible says? Why should I believe what it says?”

    • Hi Sue,

      Thank you for the perfectly sensible questions. Before I answer, please allow me to talk about the outlook you had mentioned.

      “They don’t see the Bible as relevant”

      People are trained and indoctrinated for the majority of their lives these days to dismiss the Bible, as you stated, deeming it as irrelevant. But the truth is, it’s more relevant and more accurate than tomorrows newspapers.

      I’ve found that the majority of folks that consider the Bible irrelevant, are those who don’t want there to be an Almighty God who’s made one simple way of salvation, through his Son Christ Jesus. They don’t want to do what he’s said to do, or believe that whatever he’s said will come to pass.

      It’s against what they want reality to be, so for some, they become willingly ignorant of what the Bible says in the first place, only adhering to verses that are taken out of context, and using them as an excuse to hate God, if they’d even concede that he exists. (Please bear in mind that I’m painting with an extraordinarily large brush.)

      They don’t want to bend to the will of God, but are instead instructed that it’s better to cater to your own selfish desires, and that sin is an old fashioned way to control people. Hell isn’t a real place, but somewhere made up for control purposes. On and on and on…

      It’s against what they’re told are their “best interests” from a worldly perspective. This world (not to be confused with the earth itself, but meaning the systems therein), which is under Satan’s control for the time being, is bursting at the seams, trying to cause all things to attempt to snuff out the Bible.

      Everything from scientific claims to false religions, all seem to attack one common foe; God himself. They may not think so, but that’s the truth of it. Because they can’t lay hold of the Lord, they attack his Word, his followers, and anything that would have to do with him.

      I can see these things happening on a daily basis. So do other Christians who have come to the understanding the depths that the enemy of the Lord has reached, in order to try to snuff out Christianity. All of which by the way, is spoken about in detail in the Bible and is happening just in time on the grand scheme of things per the same.

      Now that I’ve ranted a bit, about those questions. lol

      “Why do you believe the what the Bible says?”

      Wow, I’m taken aback by trying to answer this outside of Bible verses. Without going deep enough to cause one to get the bends, I’ll answer that question as simply as possible. And the answer is:

      Because it’s true. This may not be a satisfactory answer, and only causes for someone to respond with about ten thousand other questions. But what more can I say? It’s true, and has proven itself to be the truth several times over in my life.

      I took the Lord up on a dare that he gives in his Word. “Try me, and see that I am true.” That’s what I did, and that’s what HE did.

      “Why should I believe what it says?”

      My answer above could be copied and pasted to answer this question also.But instead, I’ll turn to the most universal answer. Say I believe what the Bible says to be true and you don’t.

      If you’re right and I’m wrong, then it really doesn’t matter much does it?

      But if I’m right and you’re wrong, well, it will cost you your eternity.

      All the history of the world is nothing more than a blip on the radar as it relates to eternity. Do you really want to miss out on Heaven? You’d spend an eternity away from the complete and total source of life, love, and joy, all because of refusing to accept a real and tangible relationship with the Father.

      God makes it so easy, it takes a theologian to screw it up. Jesus did all of the heavy lifting, we only need to believe on him, and be Saved.

      The Bible is many things. It’s a history lesson, a source given and preserved for us to actually know God Almighty personally, a manual pertaining to how to live life to its fullest distributed to us by the Author of Life, a guide as to what’s coming in the days, months, and years ahead, a sword for us to use against spiritual enemies, promises given to us between the Father and mankind, a revelation into what reality really is and why, and among these things and more, a testament to what the Lord has done to give us access to himself and his dwelling.

      Whew, looks more like a blog post than an answer huh? lol

      Thanks for your question, and I appreciate you asking.

      God bless

      Brian

  2. What a wonderful site! I am a believer, but like everyone , I have questions. Like you, I am quick to look up answers online. Even then, you have to sift through what may or may not be truth according to the Word. This site gives me confidence that it will become a go to place for me to find answers. Also, I love the way you invite unbelievers into conversations too. How else will the Truth be known…Blessings to you!

    • Hi there Valerie,

      Thank you for your comment! I’m humbled by it and thankful to the Lord 🙂

      You’re right, browsing for answers is fine if you’ve got a decent grip on the Word of God, because as you said, you can be lead right off of the pages of the Bible and into the hands of a false teaching. Even here, in any of the teachings on this site, I ask everyone to not just follow anything I’m saying blindly, but to get into the Word of God, and see things with their own eyeballs. Typically, I add as much scripture as I can to cater to those who may not take the time to open their Bibles, but they don’t know me from a hole in the wall! I could be writing anything and assigning a Name, Chapter, and verse, to it.

      And there are people out there that do just that! We need to be very careful about these things, particularly in this age of deception and bitterness against the Body of Christ. Satan’s at work as we speak doing everything he can to misdirect people either away from God completely, or to misguide believers to imagine and believe a vain thing that renders them less of a threat to him.

      Well, anyways, thank you so much for your comment, and absolutely feel free to come on back! God bless you always in the name of Jesus!

      Brian

  3. The first thing I noticed was the home page header was duplicated. Unnecessary. Secondly, I would just point out that you should edit your writing very carefully. There are some English language usage errors that you can clean up. For instance, in the third line under the sub heading, ‘Questions from Unbelievers’, “than” should be “then”.
    That said I would like to commend you on the humility and openness of your content. Too often religion is a subject approached by those whose minds are already made up.

    • Hi there Reed,

      Thank you for pointing that out to me! The earlier pages to the site all have the duplicated Headers. I believe that happened when I switched themes for the site, and I’ve been fixing them as I go along. This is one of those older posts…

      I think that I fixed the other error that you found. Funny that I messed that up here, because about a month after I wrote this particular page, I began to write a book. During the grievous editing process, I realized that I needed to learn to type English. So it was a learning experience, re-training the brain all of the long lost and forgotten classes from a lifetime ago. I also learned that I really, seriously, and totally, use too many proverbs. lol

      Thanks again and thanks for the comment and God bless!!

      Brian

  4. Hi,
    When I saw your site, I was really excited. I love such sites that are dedicated towards enlightening the body of Christ and virtually anyone. You were quite detailed in preparing out minds to engage your work with a clear and simple introduction. The questions, yes, could vary and could come from different quarters. But you were kin on addessing such issues as were brought in and arranged in your search tool.

    In fact, I will gladly recommend your site to anyone as online library for Christian discourses.
    Well done Reynolds,
    Nnanna.

    • Hi there Nnanna,

      Thank you very much for your kind remarks! I appreciate your willingness to recommend this site to your piers! I praise the Lord for any information on this site that may build some up, instruct some, bless some, encourage some to get into the Word of God, or to introduce some to the Father himself!

      Your positive feedback is truly a blessing and thanks again for it! May the Lord bless you and keep you in Jesus mighty name!

      Brian

  5. Hey, I really missed reading articles like yours 🙂
    I have to agree with you, unfortunately there are a lot of people who are Christians just by name…
    I wanted to ask you, which are the most common questions believers ask? I mean, except explaining more difficult verses, like you said. Is there a certain field that believers are more interested in?

    • Hi there Ashley,

      Actually, yes there is an area where Christians come up short more often than not. I ran into it so much on other outlets (as well as this one), the Lord prompted me to actually write an entire book on the subject. That would be Kingdom of Darkness in a Fallen World.

      That book answers so many different questions… But the main focus of the book is to explain what the Bible lays out historically concerning the spiritual war and tactics used by Satan against God and his people. In doing that we go through what demons are, ghosts, deceptions, a few different demonic spirit types, how to spot them at work today, and what to do about them. But seriously, there are so many different things covered in the book that I often wind up having a hard time describing exactly what it’s about. lol

      So I guess the short answer to your question would be questions concerning the spiritual side to Biblical history and it’s existence today.

      Thank you for your kind words and your comment! God bless you in Jesus name.

      Brian

  6. Hi Brian, thanks for making a page like this! I have a question for you: How do you go about interpreting the Book of Revelation?

    I find it to be pretty confusing, and I don’t know whether I should take it literally or whether I should take it metaphorically.

    Sorry if this is too big of a question to answer in one comment. If you’d like me to be more specific, what do you think of the “Lake of Fire” that Satan and various unbelievers seem to get thrown into? Is there supposed to be a literal lake of fire, or is this a symbol of something else?

    Thanks!

    • Hi there Kiefer,

      I love the book of Revelation! It is quite an awesome book, and well worth studying for a good long time. I can give you a pointer when it comes to Revelation. Do your good diligence to get a firm grasp on the book of Daniel, and you’ll have an easier time with Revelation. Much of what’s in Revelation can be found back in the Old Testament, and will remove many different questions about what should be literal and what shouldn’t.

      Personally, I take much of it very literally and quite seriously. I’ll tell you what… If you want to enjoy the most thorough and comprehensive study into the book of Revelation, head to YouTube and search for Chuck Missler: Book of Revelation Part One. There are over 20 parts to this study and his insight is outstanding. A very gifted man of God, and you can tell he’s invested many years into studying the topic.

      Now about your second question my answer is that the Lake of Fire is a literal place, built specifically for Satan and those who have followed him over the years. Angels and humans alike. Allot of people get this confused with Hell, but they are not synonymous. Hell is one place, Lake of Fire is something completely different.

      Hell is where people now go if they die in their sin, not having received Christ Jesus and believed on him who the Father sent. God’s sacrifice in his only Begotten Son Jesus is the one way that he established in order for us to be atoned for whatever we’ve done in our lives that is against him; knowingly or unknowingly. And if someone chooses to reject his sacrifice, then they aren’t atoned for and they will pay for all of the things that they otherwise could have had wiped away.

      Anyways, Hell is where these people are kept until the White Throne Judgement:

      Revelation 20

      10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

      11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

      12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

      I hope this helped you in some way, and I can’t stress enough to you what a great study into Revelation you’ll get from the work of Chuck Missler. Look him up on YouTube and you’ll see what I mean. Thanks for the comment and God bless you!

      Brian

  7. Hey thanks for the page.. This stuff is way cool. I always like trying to understand the mysteries that the Bible contains. The whole idea of the site is super cool. I like the fact that you dress certain issues in each post in order to expound upon what people might be wondering about. Keep up the good work.

    • Hi there JP, thank you very much, I appreciate you comment! I do try to do exactly what you stated because much of what I wind up writing about on this site is extracted from different questions that have been presented to me, or maybe some of the more general hard ones that people typically don’t get a solid answer to.

      The deepest questions have an answer that is usually found in deep study of the Word of God, being lead and having understanding into the scriptures opened up by the Holy Ghost. Jesus said that the Holy Ghost will lead us into all truth. All means all, not just most. So if there is a spiritual or supernatural question that seems to be unanswered, it’s in the Bible, you’d just need to know where to look!

      Some things are worth taking time to look into. No buried treasure becomes unearthed without some work.

      Thanks again for your comment! I’m glad that you enjoy the site! If you’ve got any questions about anything please don’t hesitate to ask! God bless!

      Brian

  8. I really like and appreciate how you say one of your objectives is to bolster other people’s faith in God. I also agree that it can be hard understanding what some bible verses mean and am wondering how you were able to learn and better understand overtime? Also, was there anything you did that helped you find more faith in God?

    Great site you have here and very helpful. Really like how you made the distinction between believer and unbelievers verses christians and non-christians. When it comes down to it, I think we can all choose to believe or not to believe without having our religious label affect that decision.

    • Hi Pete, thank you for the comment and questions.

      First thing I’m glad that I did to better understand the Bible was to jump from the NIV to the KJV quite awhile ago. It’s all a matter of becoming familiar with the words people used back then, once you’ve gotten yourself used to the thee’s thy’s and thou’s, the KJV isn’t a problem at all. Going from the NIV to the KJV was like going from watered down cool-aid to cool-aid straight from the package. lol.

      Second, I learned to pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit to open my eyes to all truth that is to be found in his Word. Pray for understanding and insight. Another thing that I learned to do was to stop and just ask questions about something that might not make sense. That has actually helped tremendously. Whenever you find something that doesn’t make any sense, there’s something to be learned.

      Thirdly, once you get to know the character of God, his Word opens right up. Usually people that don’t know God are the first to tell people that you CAN’T know God. That’s a lie. That’s like saying because I’ve never flown a plane that nobody else can either. But when you do get to know him, and get to know him through his Word, there are tons of things that begin to make sense that otherwise would not have.

      Last but not least, I have learned many things from other preachers or pastors over the years, some of which you’ll find in the Blog section of this site. As far as actually learning to dissect the Word and really get into a deep study, Chuck Missler has a way that I’ve picked up on, that really gets to the meat of the Word. Not so much in what he’s saying, but how he goes about doing things to notice things that people typically skim through. The Lord has really given him an incredible gift to teach. I’ve got a few videos loaded up in the category section if you’d like to check him out.

      As far as more faith in God goes… It’s all about how much you trust him. Faith is something that can be exercised, given from the Father, built upon or torn down. Faith is not something that is strictly attributed to God. We can have faith in all the wrong things as well.

      Exercise what faith you have in the Lord, and it will stretch and grow in time or through different occurrences. You might not feel like you have any more faith than you had 5 years ago or so, but as you get closer to the Lord, he gets closer to you. Faith in him gets really easy for the most part once you’ve come to understand how real he is and what he’s gone through for you, and how he feels about you. He is the most capable being in the entire universe, you will come to the point that trust and faith in anything or anyone else but him is just kind of ill placed.

      Well I hope this answered a few things, Thanks again for your kind words and your questions! God bless you in Christ Jesus!

      Brian

  9. I think your page has a wonderful setup and it is obvious that you are very passionate about this topic.

    I, myself, am not very religious. I have studied many different religions and have found too many similarities within them all, as well as many inconsistencies.

    I also find that I have a problem with the fact that many “traditional” Christian celebrations hold their major factors within those of the pagan traditions.

    I am glad that you are passionate about this. It comes out clearly in your work, and I’m sure your target audience responds quite well to your posts.

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi there Becca,

      Thank you for your compliment about the page! I’ve been working at it and learning how to do all this website stuff as I go along. Funny you should say that you’re not very religious, because neither am I. Actually, neither was Jesus. It was the religious crowd that gave him the hard time in the first place. If you’d like, I did a post a while back about these kinds of things called Call it Supernatural Truth- On the Long Road to Heaven? You’re right, many of the holidays today were blended in long ago to the Babylonian traditional holidays. That was a tactic used by Satan after realizing that he couldn’t persecute the Christians to death and snuff it out, so he instead shifted gears to take it down from within, or at the very least steer the ship off course. Thus being able to blend things together.

      The word you used is Traditional. I’ve got a problem with traditional Christianity too, oftentimes it’s un-biblical. The Bible is pretty clear:

      Colossians 2:

      8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

      That’s why it is paramount to get to know Jesus for yourself, and learn of him. People can really do a good job at making Christ look bad. Jesus wants us to have an active relationship with him, and we learn about him and how to get to know him through his Word. Let God be true, and all men a liar!

      Because you’re not religious and seem to be annoyed with men’s traditions, you seem like a prime candidate to get to know Jesus without any presuppositions! I’d like to encourage you to head over to the Revelation of Salvation page, and ask Jesus into your heart. He will change your life forever. It’s a completely personal thing, not religious. Jesus is into being real, not puffed up practices.

      Thanks again for your comment!

      Brian

  10. I take this chance first to congratulate you for coming up with such a site,it is an inspiration i must say.Many times we read the holy bible,i believe we are different and our understanding for the holy book is also different.Along the way you will be challenged by people,both believers and non believers,Just trust in your revelations and give that whats is right.When stuck also i will be visiting your site for more clarifications.Thank you

    • Hi there,

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I hear you about being challenged along the way. Honestly, I’ve had more problems and negativity from believers than I’ve had from anyone else. The Body of Christ is cannibalistic, and that should never be so! A hand should never seek to cut off a foot because it’s not a hand! Well, anyways, lol, thank you very much. I hope that you do come back and if there’s anything I can help you with I’ll try!

      God bless you in Christ Jesus!

      Brian

  11. You stated above that you, “…seek to bolster people’s faith in God, and promote getting into his Word.” So here’s my question: Is “faith” epistemologically valid?

    • Hi Dorian,
      Let’s look at the word first. Epistemology is the study of knowledge. Now from a worldly standpoint, my opinion is no. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Therefore, that which is seen no longer requires evidence or faith. There will be a time where faith will no longer be necessary, because we will see Jesus face to face. On that day, why would we need faith?
      I believe that anybody can acquire knowledge and have no faith, to me that screams of religion. I don’t really believe that faith is something that comes from the head, but from the heart, distributed from God Almighty.
      Romans 12:3
      For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

      All that said, God’s Word as a whole is completely epistemologically valid.
      Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
      Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
      Thank you Dorian for your question and God bless you!

      • Even though you answered, “from a worldly standpoint, my opinion is no..” I am still convinced I’m not making my question clear (otherwise you never would have made statements of faith “as if” they were true).

        Yes, epistemology is the study of knowledge, but you’re not answering from a position of knowledge (you’re answering from a position of faith); so let me rephrase the question entirely for clarity. You okay with that?

        Q: Can faith determine a true from a false proposition?

        (I assume now you see the relationship to epistemology — that is, if a belief is not true, it cannot be deemed knowledge.) Do you see? I cannot claim 2+2=5 as knowledge; but I can claim 2+2=4 as knowledge. Do you see? In order for it to be knowledge, it must first be true!

        Thus, can faith determine if a proposition is true, or false?

        • Hi again Dorian,
          I answered the question of faith as if it were true, because I am a man of faith, and as far as I’m concerned, it is. And I was answering in a position of knowledge about faith. Concerning your question, my answer is still no. If you put your faith into a tree or a statue, the sun or the moon to save you from hell, you’ll be very disappointing when you die. All the faith in the world will not determine the reality of that proposition.

          However in the Bible, people were physically healed from all kinds of infirmities through faith. At times they were healed because they had faith, others they were healed because the one laying on hands had faith.
          Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
          Acts 3:6-7 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

          First case the healed had faith, second case the one who God used to heal had faith. In both cases, they caused for those things that be not as though they were. The common denominator is Christ Jesus. I’d suppose it does matter who you’re putting your faith in, or to what, or for what.
          My question to you would be, why is that even a question? lol. What’s up there? Is it faith you have an issue with, or just who that faith is in?
          Looking forward to your response & God bless you.
          Brian

          • For now, I’d like to stick just with the original issue of whether faith can determine a true from a false proposition. To be clear, your answer is “no,” right? That faith cannot determine the truthfulness of a proposition.

            And if that’s the case, good. Because either answer can be tested, and it is easily demonstrated that faith has no epistemic value. There is no power, ability, or method, whereby faith “can” determine the truthfulness of anything whatsoever.

            (Muslims have faith; Christians have faith, and while what they both claim to be God’s Word cannot be simultaneously true, they both CAN be simultaneously false. Faith cannot determine truth, no matter how hard one wants to believe. It is therefore epistemologically invalid.) Believing something is true, doesn’t make it so! Right?

            But as you pointed out, one adopts faith in the “absence of knowledge.” (I.e., “..there will be a time where faith will no longer be necessary..” – because faith will be replaced with actually knowing.)

            But in spite of that, you said: “God’s Word as a whole is completely epistemologically valid.”

            So now you have two epistemic contradictions:
            1. You are bearing false witness against truth by attesting to a faith as a truth (even as you admit that faith cannot determine what’s true); and,
            2. You are attesting that God’s Word, (Qu’ran, Gita, Book of Mormon, KJV Bible, etc), are all true (epistemologically valid)!

            But how can they be true (epistemologically valid) when they all contradict each other? Surely you’re going to say that YOUR God’s Word is actually God’s Word, and THEIRS is not. But on what basis are you (and they) making that assumption?

            Do you see? You are all pretending your brand of belief is true in the absence of actual knowledge.

            The only epistemically valid answer to anything “God” related is, “I don’t know!” Because that would be a true statement.

            • Hold on a second, you’re taking what I said way out of context.
              First, Yes you quoted me correctly, but how in the world do you propose that you’d have faith in anything without some form of knowledge? I never said faith is clueless. You’ve got to know a thing or two about something before putting any faith into it. That’s just common sense. Maybe I thought that would be assumed.

              Second, Yes I stand on my original comment about the Holy Bible (God’s Preserved Word, and no other) is completely epistemologically valid, that is unless we’ve changed the meaning behind the concept of it. You saw the scriptures that I posted to back that, and I still stand on that.

              3rd, You claim that I am bearing false witness against truth. Well, I have faith in the truth.
              John 8:31-33
              31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
              32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

              If I am bearing false witness against Christ (who is the Way the Truth and the Life), tell me where I’m going wrong. Truth isn’t found in some philosophy decided by a bunch of humans as far as I’m concerned. It’s by God Almighty himself. I am certain that you disagree, and that’s your prerogative.
              4th I never attested to any such thing that the Qu’ran, Gita, Book of Mormon, are true. Not sure how you came up with that conclusion. Those are not God’s word, but were hand delivered by fallen angels. They do all contradict each other, so they’re not all true. There is only one truth, and that’s in Christ Jesus in God’s preserved Word (The Bible).
              I am making that declaration by way of evidence that Christ Jesus has given me, by Him being real, and entering into my heart, creating in me a newborn spirit, which is something I had never understood until it actually happened. You don’t know how spiritually dead you really are until you’ve been given a new born spirit in Christ Jesus. Then as further evidence, he sends the Holy Ghost to dwell inside you. I could go on, and on.

              There’s no pretending with God. Not when he’s come to be with you as he was with with Christ.I’m not speaking for anyone but myself, but I will not pretend anything concerning him. Woe is me if I did, because as I somehow have wound up in a position on this site to be teaching, there’s a strict warning about that in the Word.

              I can show what little evidence to back up what I’m saying that a comment box can allow. I can see that you have an ax to grind against God. You most likely have your own reasons. You know as well as I do, that we don’t know each other at all, and I have zero reason to care about you in the least, and I wouldn’t if it weren’t for Christ in me. He loves you, and he does not want you to live on denying him. He wants to show you things that you think aren’t even real. He loves you and died in your place, so you won’t have to answer for anything that you’ve done that is punishable after death. He died so that we don’t have to go to hell and live out all eternity in torment wishing we would have just listened.

              You see, I have no reason to care, save Christ in me caring for you. There is my evidence that what I’m saying is true. Because when you go, I don’t want you to suffer that fate, now why would that be if it weren’t for Christ in me?
              Let me tell you, you’ve got no clue who you’re missing out on. But as it has been established, it’s your choice.

    • I am posting this on top of my first post to add space (okay)?

      You asked: “…but how in the world do you propose that you’d have faith in anything without some form of knowledge?”

      Ans: Putting (or having) “faith” in something is not the issue. One can put faith in anything one likes. The issue is when one conflates faith with knowledge. And that’s what I pointed out you are doing.

      Next, you stated: “Yes I stand on my original comment about the Holy Bible (God’s Preserved Word, and no other) is completely epistemologically valid,… You saw the scriptures that I posted to back that, and I still stand on that.”

      You’re backing a statement of faith… with a statement of faith. There is no fact that demonstrates the existence of any God, let alone any book as the work or “Word” of such a being. But instead, you make that ASSUMPTION on the basis of faith, like others according to their religion.

      Next, you said: “You claim that I am bearing false witness against truth. Well, I have faith in the truth.”

      Of course you do! So does everyone else. But again, that’s not the issue, is it? The issue is, does believing something IN faith, make it true?

      Now stop, and absorb that. And then ask yourself, “What DOES make something true?”

      When you can answer that honestly and openly, you’ll understand the significance of faith as error pretending to be knowledge.

      Faith has no epistemological value, as it CANNOT determine a truth from a falsehood — ergo it cannot be a substitute for knowledge.

      I am simply trying to get you to see that one simple point (because you conflate the two constantly).

      PS: You stated that you can “see?” that I have “an ax to grind with God?” Since my opening question concerned the epistemology of faith, you should already know that I am concerned with truth, not superstition. I therefore hereby openly announce that I know of no God to grind an ax with. (But you should have known that!) There is no mandate for me to pretend knowledge I do not have.

      • Dorian,
        The bottom line is this…
        You will not accept anything that I say, unless it falls withing your pre-determined answers. Why would you ask questions which you feel as though you already have the answers? Especially when you know just by the nature of this site, that my answer would come from a Biblical perspective. Does that sound like Something to be found in a Q&A, or in a debate? This is a Biblical Q&A, not a merry-go-round for us to go back and forth over and over, because we will, and to me it’s clear why.

        In all of this, you’ve ignored the biggest problem (the gorilla in the room) which is the fact, as you stated or openly announced, that YOU know of no God. Therefore, that must mean that everybody knows of no God or there is no such thing. That’s where you’re stuck. Just because you don’t know God, does not mean that that must apply to everyone, nor does it make God unknowable. I KNOW God, and I know of many others that KNOW God. He makes himself perfectly knowable and available. And he’s made it so easy that it takes a good theologian to screw it up!

        In Biblical terms, the fact that you do not have Christ Jesus, and have not been born again into his Kingdom, that would make you spiritually dead. To me that explains why you cannot understand things of a spiritual nature under that condition. The carnal mind understands the things that are carnal, not things of the Spirit.

        Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

        Romans 8:6-9 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
        9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

        You will disagree with that, along with everything else I’ve had to say, but it wouldn’t hurt you to just chew on it for awhile.

        Can a person tell someone how to fix a car without ever having driven or seen one, or seen any prints or specs? Having never read the manual, can anybody determine it’s accuracy? And if someone does read it, and it goes against how they think it should be, having never been in any car, what are the chances of them being right about it?

        I’ve answered you as openly and as honestly as I could. So there’s where we are with this whole topic. I’m not going to keep going back and forth beating dead horses.
        Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

        Don’t you understand how futile it is to keep on striving and toiling against God? What good does it do, and what difference does it make? He’s still God. I’m still standing on all that I’ve said. Including that the Lord made it as easy for you as possible to know him as he is. It’s all on you. Christ’s yoke is easy and his burden is light. Once you accept him and let him into your heart, all you need to do is just ask God to give you his Holy Spirit and he makes all things plain and make sense as you break into that manual. If you’d like to do that, I’ve structured a prayer that at least gives the words to say. Doesn’t have to be verbatim, but like I said it’s a structure made for those who aren’t too familiar with prayer. Click here.
        I’m putting the kibosh on this one Dorian. Like I said, it’s a Q&A, not a debate forum. May God bless you and deliver you from all that the enemy has planned for you in Jesus name.

  12. I have always had a question and I have been to scared to ask. I have been brought up a catholic and taught that way. And I would class myself as a believer. But I always had a question, which i SHOULD know the answer to but I just don’t. And I feel I am too far down the line to ask. Now I have children and I need to have answers for them, so maybe you can help me. How do we answer when people ask do you not believe in evolution then? How does evolution fit into Christianity?

    Sorry if this is such a basic question, but with an anonymous online face (sort of), I finally feel I can ask!

    • Hi Ruth,

      The question only sounds basic, but it really isn’t. Never be afraid to ask anything. Don’t be bashful!

      However the short answer to how does evolution fit into Christianity would be… It doesn’t. It’s a religion all by itself. It may surprise you that there is more evidence out there for a young earth created 6,000 or so years ago, and that there was a flood encompassing the globe about 4,400 years ago, than there is for evolution.

      Instead of answering this myself, Please allow me to let the top dog in this arena answer your question, and give you some eye popping information about the whole evolution scam.

      Kent Hovind – Part 1 – Age of the Earth

      That is a good start. And when you see the length of the video you’ll see why it’s better to just watch it than to have to read a thorough response. lol. Or, you can also check out his YouTube channel

      Kent Hovind Official

      Thank you for your question and God bless you always in Christ Jesus!

  13. I love this! I feel like a lot of Christians want to share Christ on their terms, the minute you ask a question they dont know the answer to or that seems “unbeliever”ish – they tend to get a little annoyed lol,

    I love the fact that your open to it all. Its a great site for the enquiring minds of both believers and unbelievers

    • Hi Whitney,

      Thank you for your comment! In my opinion, in that situation the Christian should probably admit they haven’t touched up on the answer to the question, jot it down, and go get the answer! Being honest shouldn’t come after you’ve tried to answer something to death, or grasping at straws. Handling it in the way I first mentioned, you can get back to the person with the right answer, or if it’s too late, at least you have the answer for the next time it comes up.

      Honesty is key, to the one that you’re witnessing to, but also to yourself. That’s allot different than this medium, because I can take the time to rummage around for answers that I either never considered, flat out don’t know, or just need to polish up on to be more comprehensive. Anyways…

      Thank you for your comment and I’m glad you like the site! God bless you!

  14. I really like what you’ve chosen first sight. Not to say I have ever been the biggest religion fanatic, but I did find this site very interesting :-). I think maybe I should think more about Jesus and where I am in life. Thank you for the excellent content and easily to read the site. I hope you arrive within your business

    • Thank you John! I’m glad to hear that you’ve never been a religion fanatic, neither was Jesus! Much of religion is man’s way of trying to earn their way to God. I’ll just let you know that no matter where you are in life, Jesus wants you just as you are. Please check out the Revelation of Salvation page for more on that topic, and not only think more about Jesus, but see what he thinks about you!

      Thank you for your comment and kind words. God bless you!

  15. Interesting page. It looks as though at lot of people can find use in this and come together for discussion. I like how you allow yourself to be open to questions from both Christians and non-Christians. It shows faith as well as knowledge and openess. I hope that you can continue to spread a positive message with your site and bring value to people

    • Hi Chris and thank you very much for the complimentary comment! Christians do have many questions, but those who aren’t Christians are actually the ones who need to have their questions answered the most, that is, if their salvation may hang in the balance. I guess a good picture of what I’m saying is found in Matthew 9:

      10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

      12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

      Catch what he’s saying here. I haven’t come to preach to the quire. lol. That said, Questions from either are both important. For the believer to be edified, and to the unbeliever to hear the truth.

      Thanks again for your comment and God bless you!

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