I have been asked a few questions that I have had a hard time answering and am hoping to get some insight from members who have encountered such questions or some similar questions that can lead us to doubt.
- Why would God have to sacrifice His Son if he
was the all powerful creator of everything that is?
- Why didn’t God just put to death Adam and Eve
and start over rather than allowing sin to multiply
throughout the world, leading to the death and
destruction of so many?
- The world is much worse now than it was in the
times before due to technology and increased
population. Why was the sacrifice of a savior
more necessary then than now? Why not before
the flood and Noah?
- How can we feel or appreciate the pain if Jesus
if He is a God and could possibly be resistant to
pain? God would be immune to physical pain
that mere mortals experience.
- Are we mere puppets of a “puppet master” who
knows our thoughts and actions before we even
perform them? If He is all-knowing then our lives
make no sense and we are not in control of our
thoughts and actions. We either have free will,
which makes no sense in the sight of an all
knowing God who already knows our ending well
before we do, or we are puppets in the play. The
fact that Jesus knew that Judas was going to
betray him illustrates this question well because
He knew what Judas would do before he even
conceived doing it. Was Judas really guilty of
betrayal or was he a pawn in the plan of the
sacrifice of Jesus?
- The universe and the galaxies within it is vast.
Why would a God who created this enormous,
complex system spend so much time on a less
than perfect organism such as humans or even
deep-sea slugs for that matter? Why even have
simple organisms such as the bottom dwellers of
the ocean which more than pale in comparison to
a human as we pale in comparison to a great
- Did God make Satan? If He made everything
then He had to make satan which makes no
sense at all if God is pure and hates evil. How
could an all-knowing God with unlimited powers
allow such an evil entity as satan to even exist
within His garden of eden?
Questions such as these make believers doubt Christianity, as the contradictions that are present within the questions seem to make more sense than the answers that are hard to come by. Please share your knowledge to help better equip us who are trying to believe The Word as true when we are asked these questions. I know that God exists because he has allowed me to do things I couldn’t do on my own but I have doubts that arise from these questions that make me feel inadequate to witness to others who think Christianity is a fairy tale. Thanks for all responses.