Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask About the Christian Faith by Josh McDowellMy father had me read this book because there were a few questions I had been wondering that this book had answers too. While I did enjoy this book, and I found answers to a lot of questions I was asking, and some to questions I wasnt. I did find though, that with some questions it did seem to skirt around the answer and never fully answered and for that, I found it quite dissatisfying, but for most of them, I found the answer that I was searching for. I recommend this book, not just for Christians who are struggling but also for non-Christians who are asking questions that no one seems to want to answer. This is the book for you. I recommend, but be ready to do some more searching for some questions.
60 Faith Questions I Hope To Answer Before My Kids Leave Home
During the Christian spiritual journey, followers of Christ are forced to eventually face some basic faith-related questions. Here are a few of the most common ones:. What does salvation really mean? When does it happen and is it permanent? Do you choose your own salvation or is it predestined? Is everyone saved or just a select few? The idea of salvation is extremely complex, and our concept of it directly influences how we live, evangelize, and interact with the people around us.
Faith, hope, and love are often referred to as three theological virtues—or three divine sisters. The whole Christian life, in terms of our living in response to God and his new work in us, springs from faith, hope, and love. Everything we do as Christians relates to these three virtues. These theological virtues are graces given to us from a gracious God. Saving faith is the Spirit-enabled embrace of and resting on our faithful God in Christ for the redemption offered by him through the promise of the gospel.
Biblical, battle-tested, real-life help for "living by faith in the Son of God" Galatians A powerful discussion. What other questions would be helpful to think through — so we can better understand and live by faith? A principle of human behavior is that whatever I trust to satisfy me I desire the most — and whatever I desire the most I obey. So — when I trust Christ as my all-satisfying Treasure — I will be transformed, because I will passionately desire and obey Him. When I trust Jesus Christ as my all-satisfying Treasure John , and when I trust that through obedience I will experience even more of His all-satisfying presence John , I will obey.
M any people today are interested in discussing spiritual matters. If the one you are talking to opens the topic to God, he or she will be more likely to listen to what you have to say. The key is first listening to them. Use these 20 questions to turn almost any conversation into a discussion of spiritual things. People invest time and energy into developing their career, their bodies and relationships, but often neglect the spiritual dimension of their lives.
I said that I would draft a bucket list of conversations I want to have with my kids before they leave home someday and share them in a post. Here they are! The possibilities are endless, but after reflecting on my own experiences and questions, these are the ones I want to prioritize with my kids. They are questions that, if asked point blank, would probably only be understandable to older teenagers. In almost every case, these are questions that will be answered over the course of several years, with age appropriate ways of learning at each stage. Write the questions you want to ultimately answer and work backward from there on how to start teaching those answers at whatever age they are now. We acknowledged how strange that is and started talking about how we love God through our actions, our prayers, our worship, etc.