Popular questiones asked and answered from Scripture!

We have summarised answers to basic questions we are asked time and time again.  We hope this is helpful.  We do not offer exaustive answers, but we believe they are good basis for further study.

1. How can I be sure that I am going to Heaven?

James 1:12 says “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”  To make good on His promise of the crown of life, God gave His only Son, to die for the sins of the world (Jn 3:16).  The crown of life is secured for me by the blood of Christ, I am sanctified in the body of Christ and justified by His blood.  God who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) and His Son ahve done their part for my salvation.  For my part, belief, faith, baptism is only the first step on the road to Heaven.  To complete my journey and to assured of my place in Heave, I must be actively involved in my faith, act, word, deed, church, brethern, obedient to God’s Word. (Jn 14:15)

2. What proof is there of God?

Romans 1:19-20 says “because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” The evidence for God is all around us.  The design, the order, the complexity, even the interdependance that we can see and study, lends evidence to an all powerful creator and designer.  But the greatest proof is found within ourselves in that we alone, have been given dominion over all creation and have a morality, a conscience to correct our errand ways, because we reflect our makers purpose having been made in his image.  the proof of God is found in the enivtable conclusion, that all that we see and know and are, copuld not have happened by chance.

3. Why has God forsaken me,when he says he loves me?

It may be one of two things.    Firstly: It may be a situation that actually you may be able for: 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NASB) “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” God will not let you go through a situation if you’re not able for it.  Sometimes a challenge maybe something that was needed for you to grow.Look below at what it says in James 1:2-4 (NIV) “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  So the situation may be there to actually help you, though it may not seem like that going through it. Or else it could be the second thing: The situation may be a consequence of your own wrong doing so God may have nothing to do it because you chose to act this way. Isaiah 59:2 (NLV)  “But your wrong-doings have kept you away from your God. Your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear.”  If so, there’s good news, the relationship with God wcan be re-established. Read Psalms 32.

4. Why is the church of Christ different to all others?

2 John 1:9  (NASB)  “Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.”  Though many religions acknowledge openly that the Bible is the revealed word of God, few if any look to this revelation for authority for their worship and religious practices.  The church of Christ (Rom 16:16) will give Book, Chapter and Verse for all that it does (in God’s name) weather it is popular or not.

5. Evolution or Creation?

Matthew 19:4-5  (NASB)  “And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?”  Apart from the detailed account in the book of Genesis of the creation story, which some have questioned to be fiction rather than fact, Jesus in Mt 19 clarifies beyond argument that He for one, believed it to be our actual origins and where God right from the beginning instituted the order of marriage.  Hardly relevant if God had first created us as primitive primates!