The Bible Answers the “Big Questions”
James R. Aist
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)
There are a number of “big questions” that mankind has been struggling with since Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden for sinning against God. All too often, the answers to these questions seem unknowable, especially when God is left out of consideration. This article focuses on answers to some of these “big questions” that I have discovered through careful study of the Bible. You may or may not find these answers to be as convincing and satisfying as I do, but the Bible does have answers nonetheless.
The article is structured so as to first introduce you to each of the questions I am addressing here, and then to provide hyperlinks that will connect you to the pertinent article(s) that will provide the answer(s). Let’s get started, shall we?
- What is man? This may seem at first to be a silly question with an obvious answer, but, for our purposes, it’s a good place to start. All of the other “big questions” arise because of our unique nature and existence. For a biblical answer to this question, click HERE.
- For what purpose did God create us? Before God created Adam, He had already created the earth, with all of its plants and animals, and the angels. Something must have motivated Him to conclude His works of creation with…us. But what was it? For a biblical answer to this question, click HERE.
- What is the righteousness that God requires? Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden for sinning against God, and this separation from God continues to this day in all who are born into this world. But God has provided a way for us to be reconciled to Himself by becoming righteous ourselves, despite our sins. How can this be? For a biblical answer to this question, click HERE.
- Who goes to hell? All of mankind have sinned and fallen short of the righteousness that God requires. God has provided a way for mankind to be reconciled to Himself, but what happens to those who do not follow this way? For a biblical answer to this question, click HERE.
- Why is evil and suffering so pervasive in this present world? The Garden of Eden into which Adam was originally placed was an environment free of evil and suffering. Why isn’t our world still like that? For a biblical answer to this question, click HERE.
- Why is God allowing Satan to tempt us during this Age of Grace? Those of us who have been “born again” are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, so why hasn’t God already put an end to Satan’s permission to tempt us to sin? For a biblical answer to this question, click HERE.
- What is Jesus waiting for? Jesus promised that He would come again to the earth to destroy His enemies and rule the earth with His saints. That was about 2,000 years ago, and He still hasn’t come back. So, what exactly is He waiting for? For a biblical answer to this question, click HERE.
As you can see, I have not tried to answer all of the “big questions”, but I hope that you have been blessed by what the Bible says about these seven. Perhaps you can discover on your own what the Bible has to say about your “big questions.” Happy hunting!
(To read more of my articles on biblical topics, click HERE)
Thank you, Hugh. I have not considered publishing beyond self-publishing on this website. Sorry, I don’t know of a publisher to recommend to you, but I hope you are successful in getting your work published. All the best to you, my friend.
This is great organised relevant material. Have you considered editing this (and more) into a concise Evangelical Catechism?
I am working on what I hope will become a book if I can find a publisher*: Tentative Title âSecure in the Centre, Exploring the Edgesâ. Affirming agreed theological propositions, and suggesting answers to related areas where Christians disagree. (It follows up my book âWhy Christians Disagreeâ (Struik/TEASA 2001)). E.g affirming Godâs Faithfulness and re-interpreting 2 Timothy 2:11-13; affirming the Inspiration of Scripture and re-interpreting 1 Timothy 2:12. â¦â¦â¦â¦. and Iâm working on other books too: a pastoral manual on Congregational Singing, Godâs Guidance, etc.
Be encouraged as you too âre-thinkâ theology!
In Christ, Hugh
Â· *If you know of publishers who may be interested, please send me contact email addresses. But I impose notobligation.
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