If there were any question you could ask God, what would it be?
Would you ask about pain and suffering or why sometimes Christians do such a bad job of living up to Jesus’s teachings? Perhaps you’d like to know who God is and how you can know Him or why He made the world the way He did. There are so many kinds of questions to ask – questions about life’s purpose or church or what the future holds or about your personal situation. Whatever your question, now is the time to ask God.
But you may be wondering how a website can speak for God? The answer is that Christians believe the Bible is God’s inspired Word. It has answers to life’s important questions. So, any response from this website will always be based on what the Bible does or doesn’t say. Which might just raise another question in your mind. Namely, ‘Why is it reasonable to think the Bible is God speaking?’
Here are a few quick thoughts. Sometimes Christians are accused of circular reasoning. So, ‘The Bible is the Word of God because the Bible says it is the Word of God’. But believing the Bible is much more like a court deciding to trust witnesses. And the Bible is impressive and reliable history. Christians see a coherency and integrity in the biblical data that leads them to base their life around its message. The first section of the Bible, the Old Testament, is written by prophets looking forward to the coming of a great and everlasting King who will be God himself.
When Jesus came he affirmed the authenticity and message of the Old Testament prophets and claimed to be this great King. The New Testament is the second major section of the Bible and is a record of Jesus’s life and ministry written by eyewitnesses and their contemporaries. Because Jesus so clearly fulfills the expectations of the Old Testament, Christians see God at work. Quite simply, the Bible’s record of events has the ring of truth about it. But why not see for yourself? Start reading a gospel in the New Testament. Mark’s gospel is the shortest. You could look it up here online.
In the meantime Jesus said,
… ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
So feel free to dip your toe in the water and ask a question. We’ll do our best to respond to you as soon as we can but if it takes a day or two it may be because we’re getting lots of questions. When we reply we promise that we’ll respect your privacy and not pass your email address to other organisations. We’ll also respect your desire to end any email conversation.
We look forward to hearing from you soon,
The AskGod.com.au Team