Wondering What to Believe?
Does Nature Give Proof of God?8 Digging Deeper
Can I Hear God's Voice?8 Digging Deeper
- Does God Care About My Concerns?
- Best practices for a thriving relationship.
- God wants us to know Him
- Ways that God communicates to us today.
- God gives us scriptures through men.
- Life changing love letter from God.
- God provides us a way for a relationship with Him through Jesus.
- Are you too busy for God?
Who is God?8 Digging Deeper
- God reveals himself throughout time so that people can worship the one true God.
- Evidences of the Existence of God.
- A God that always keeps his word.
- God’s ways above our ways.
- The Truth of God’s Nature.
- God is a loving, caring, beneficent God.
- A God that is God is long-suffering and forgiving.
- Striving to become more like God.
Who Wrote the Bible?8 Digging Deeper
- The Truth in the Bible.
- The Origin of the Bible
- The single author behind the many writers in the Bible.
- God foreshadowing discoveries made in today’s world.
- Why people downplay the evidences in the Bible.
- Foreshadowing of Jesus in the Old Testament
- Using doubt as an excuse to not change.
- What it means to have faith in the Bible.
Can I Trust the Bible?7 Digging Deeper
- Is it possible for us to know if the Bible is true?
- The differences and similarities between faith and trust.
- The significance in the magnitude of New Testament manuscripts compared to other ancient manuscripts.
- How large numbers of discovered manuscripts support the authenticity of the Bible.
- Why do you think about the very small (.001) part of critical textual variations found in the New Testament?
- How has the Bible impacted your life?
- Do you trust the Bible?
Is there a Right and Wrong?7 Digging Deeper
- The different standards for determining what is right and what is wrong.
- Is it in our nature to know what is right and wrong?
- Is right and wrong discerned by each person for themselves or is it ultimately determined by a higher authority?
- What to do in a situation where two people have different beliefs on what is right and wrong?
- Is there a standard when determining what is right and wrong?
- Is the Bible is our absolute moral standard for topics such as honesty, sexuality, the value of human life?
- Do you believe you can determine with absolute certainly what is right and wrong?
Why Does God Allow Evil?9 Digging Deeper
Who Am I?7 Digging Deeper
What is the Meaning of Life?7 Digging Deeper
- What is the meaning of your life? What is your purpose?
- How Jesus brings meaning to our lives.
- How does knowing Jesus will judge both the good and the bad in our lives impact the way we live?
- What do you make of the reading from Ecclesiastes 5:15?
- What do you want to be said about your life when you’re gone?
- How our understanding of the meaning of our life impact the way we live.
- What would you say was the meaning of the life you’ve lived so far?
Does God Love Me?5 Digging Deeper
The different standards for determining what is right and what is wrong.
Would it be because they have different standards of determining right and wrong? What one person by his standard says is right, another person by his standard says is wrong. The root problem is that they have different standards. A business that sells fabric by a yard of 36 inches would measure a different cut of cloth than a business that sells fabric by a yard of 30 inches. Or, in the metric system, if a business used a measurement of 100 centimeters to a meter to sell fabric that would differ from a business that used a measurement of 70 centimeters per meter. The problem is not with a merchant’s honesty and sincerity, or feelings or conscience, but with the standards used for a yard or a meter.
Our conscience can be compared to an alarm clock that is set to alarm at a certain time. The feeling or sense of “good and right” or “bad and wrong” is determined by the time the clock is set to alarm. When the alarm sounds, the conscience is pricked telling the person that a certain behavior is bad. As long as the clock runs and the alarm doesn’t sound, the person feels good about what he does. The settings of our “conscience clock” can be changed by teaching or experience.
Why do people have different answers or standards on what is right and wrong? Consider some of the reasons.
a. They want to justify what they do and not be criticized or condemned for it.
b. They reject all forms of authority and do not want anyone telling them what to do.
c. They think that the views of the majority determine morality.
d. They trust the judicial system. Whatever is legal is moral.
e. They trust their own conscience and feelings to tell them what is right and wrong. Their mantra is, “If I feel good after it, it is moral; if I feel bad after it, it is immoral.”
f. They follow the teachings of whatever their religion says is right or wrong.
g. They believe in a personal God who has given revelation that says some things are right and some things are wrong.
h. They search the stars for astrological signs or believe in horoscopes or karma to determine right and wrong.
i. They believe that “whatever is the loving thing to do in any circumstance” is right and that whatever is unloving is wrong.
Can you think of other reasons why people have different answers of right and wrong?