Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stop Rebuking Questions You Can't Answer!

My heart breaks for those, especially young people, who have questions about their faith that ministers, leaders and "older" saints refuse to answer.  We have now a generation who wants answers.  It does no good to dismiss their sincere inquiries.  In this day and age of knowledge and information, it's imperative that we rightly divide the word of truth and share from a sincere relationship with God, rather than rebuking and dismissing those who ask questions we are frankly unable to answer.  Let's just be honest and prayerfully seek God for revelation when we don't know.  Let's partner with them to pray, search the Scriptures, study the word and history to find solutions.

Remember, we shall know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH shall make us free (John 8:32)!  Don't give the enemy credit for bringing truth to the surface.  That's God's doing, even if it makes us feel uncomfortable!  Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17)... not the traditions in which we are comfortable or the misguided interpretations of Scripture so many of us have accepted without responsibility to know God, and His word, for ourselves.

Questions, when of a pure and sincere heart, are not evil.  Remember, those closest to Jesus called him Rabbi.  TEACHING was His specialty during His time on this earth.  Let's follow suit.

"Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it."
1 Peter 3:15, NLT

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