In light of the fact that the funding for deBUNKED is going so well I thought it would be good to share with you a list of questions that we keep. The following list came in over a 2 month period!
I’m letting you know right up front, it’s a LONG list. I’ve not exaggerated the number of questions on this list. Truth be told, I’ve cut some out because I know that many of you won’t read this if it’s too long. Also, these are pretty much in the sequence in which I received them.
You may be asking why we need to take the time to answer these questions. To you it may not matter at all. I’ve had folks tell me something to the effect that they’re not concerned about the questions, they have faith and nothing will shake that. At one event one of the speakers actually made the comment that when someone asked him questions like the one’s I’ve listed below his response was:
“I don’t know anything about that, but I know this, Jesus loves you and died for your sins!”
My response is, Praise God! I’m not concerned about folks that have faith that strong. The problem is that there are a lot of other folks that do struggle with issues and need help. To make that point let me let one of the young men from a college in Texas illustrate why we are taking this so serious.
“These questions keep burning in my mind. It is even making me somewhat fearful to try to share the Gospel. I feel like my faith is hanging on by a thread and any more well articulated thought through objections to it would destroy it. I’m leaning on just not thinking about it and go on and try not to worry but I don’t think that’s a proper way to deal with this since its basically running away. I want to just trust that God is all Loving, Righteous, and Just as the Bible says since it’s the final authority on all things and that His judgments are final and good. But these doubts just won’t go away. Please help.”
God has commanded us to study to show ourselves approved and that we’re supposed to have answers for why we believe what we believe. It’s my humble opinion that means we need to care about the questions people are asking. I hasten to add this, I KNOW that my answering their questions isn’t what will save them. That is the work of the Holy Spirit, He will do the convicting and converting. We do the conversing and through our obedience God is glorified.
I had a Pastor at a recent event tell the congregation why he supported Reasons for Hope so strongly. He said,
“In our world today may young folks are asking us fact based questions and too many in the church are answering with faith based answers! When someone asks a fact based question, we should be able to give them a fact based answer and then take it to the Gospel. That’s what Carl and Reasons for Hope does.”
That BLESSED me more than you can ever know. Knowing that people see our hearts and understand what we’re trying to accomplish is so encouraging.
One last point. The questions you see below are the ones that we go after in the deBUNKED series. When younger generation asks, we go after it to the best of our ability pointing to God and His Word.
So, without further ado, here goes.
I could continue, but I won’t. Don’t let anyone tell you that the younger generation isn’t seeking. They are! The real issue is are the “mature” Christians prepared to do what God commanded us to do and give the answer why we believe, in meekness and fear.
Please pray for our deBUNKED outreach and pray for us. Most importantly, Stay Bold!