As an avid reader of the Bible, have you been pondering over some of the biblical answers to tough questions? These answers will be brought to you on a platter of gold through this article. Pay close attention as you read!
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Sometimes when Christians read the Bible, they tend to ask themselves some deep questions about what they have read and to seek answers most times through prayers, but there are still some questions about God and the Bible that cannot be answered.
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Every day, questions arise from different aspects of the scriptures and sometimes we find these questions difficult to answer based on our own human knowledge of things, and as Christians, it would now occur to us that we can try answering such questions by looking into what the Bible says about it. Since that is the focus of this article, let’s get right into it. Meanwhile, you can look into some trivial Bible questions and answers you may be curious about.
Biblical Answers to Tough Questions
I will be curating the biblical answers to tough questions we ask every day while going through the word of God. I will be listing out the questions and then go on to answer them one after another. The answers to the questions will be with scriptural backups using the King James Version Translation. They are as follows;
- Could Jesus Have Sinned?
- What Can We Know about Angels?
- Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?
- Will There Be Sex in Heaven?
- What Is Baptism in the Spirit, and When Does It Happen?
- Should All Christians Speak in Tongues?
- Why Doesn’t God Always Heal the Sick?
- What Did Jesus Mean When He Said, “Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged”?
- What Is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
- Does the Bible Teach the Doctrine of Original Sin?
1. Could Jesus Have Sinned?
This is the first on the list of biblical answers to tough questions. Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God who came down from his throne in heaven to die for our sins. The author of Hebrews tells us that Jesus was “in every respect . . . tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).
The Scripture is clear that Jesus, the sinless Son of God, was tempted to sin by the devil according to the following books of the Bible (Matthew 4:1–11; Mark 1:13; Luke 4:2; 22:28; Hebrews 2:18). Jesus Christ according to the book of 1 Peter 2:22 which states “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:” was sinless and yet died on the cross of Calvary for our redemption.
2. What Can We Know about Angels?
Angels are spiritual beings who assist God, especially in the work of salvation, conveying His Word to human beings, and attending to the need of God’s people. The Bible makes it clear that it is God who commands them in our favor according to the book of Psalms 91:11 which states “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”
Lot was helped out of the city Sodom and Gomorrah by them; according to the book of Genesis 19:16. Israel cried out to God and God sent an angel; according to the book of 2 Kings 19:35 and, the Church prayed and God sent an angel to break Peter out of prison according to the book of Acts 12:7-9.
3. Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?
This is the next on our list of biblical answers to tough questions. A Christian is a person who has fully trusted in Jesus Christ as the only Savior and therefore possesses the Holy Spirit according to John 3:16; Acts 16:31 and Ephesians 2:8–9. But a Christian can lose their salvation according to the book of Hebrews 6:4-6 which says that “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”.
Also, the book of 1 Timothy 1.18–20 also emphasized that “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.”. From these Bible verses, it is quite clear that Christians can lose their salvation if they do not work it out with fear and trembling according to the book of Philippians 2:12.
4. Will There Be Sex in Heaven?
Our Lord Jesus Christ made it clear in the Bible according to Matthew 22:30, which says ” For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” since the only time the Bible supports sexual intercourse is after marriage, it means that since there is no marriage in heaven, there will definitely be no sexual intercourse in heaven since it is a fleshy pleasure because when we die, our spirit and soul goes to heaven, not the flesh that is used for sexual intercourse.
5. What Is Baptism in the Spirit, and When Does It Happen?
Jesus Christ taught that we must be baptized of the water and of the spirit (Holy Ghost) to receive remission or forgiveness for our sins. According to the book of John 3:5, when Jesus Christ met with Nicodemus, he made him know that “except a man be born of the water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”.
Jesus Christ set the example for us by being baptized to “fulfill all righteousness”. When you are baptized, you receive a remission of your sins according to Acts 2:38. You make a covenant, or promise, with God: you promise to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, to follow Him, and to keep His commandments.
6. Should All Christians Speak in Tongues?
In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul mentioned tongues and prophecy along with other gifts, and affirms that Christians do not all receive the same gifts in Chapter 12:29-30 which says “Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But in 1 Corinthians 14:5 Paul says, “I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interprets, that the church may receive edifying.”
Later in the same chapter, he speaks of the possibility of all speaking in tongues (14:23) and of all prophesying (14:31). Speaking in tongues is for the edification of the church and also to pray according to God’s will. All Christians shouldn’t speak in tongues as there are different spiritual gifts given to Christians for the edification of the church.
7. Why Doesn’t God Always Heal the Sick?
God has the power to heal at any time. The gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) mention countless times when Jesus healed people. Sometimes healing does not occur because of the presence of sin for which there has been no confession or repentance. James 5:15-16 says “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” clearly instructs us to confess our sins to one another and pray for one another that we may be healed. Paul had a problem with his eyesight that God never healed.
When Timothy was sick, Paul told him to drink wine according to 1 Timothy 5:23. Lazarus who was raised from the dead eventually died later. Paul says that he had a thorn in the flesh which he prayed for God to remove over and over again, but God never removed it. Job suffered because God had a whole bigger purpose for him than mere comfort on this planet according to the book of Jo. And Job’s suffering was not the result of a lack of faith. Some of the greatest blessings in this world come from God’s power in the midst of trials. God changes us, molds us, strengthens us, and builds us through hardship.
8. What Did Jesus Mean When He Said, “Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged”?
The teaching of Jesus that said “Judge not that you be not judged” according to the book of Mathew 7:1 implies that because all people are sinners, no one is worthy to condemn another. Christ explains to us that we are to judge only after we have judged ourselves and dealt with our sin according to the book of Mathew 7:3-5 which says that
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” This is clear proof that we shouldn’t judge others but allow God to be the judge for our sins and mistakes.
9. What Is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is the conscious and hardened opposition to the truth. It is also known as an Eternal Sin that can never the forgiven by God according to the book of Mathew 12:32 which says “And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”. The sin of Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is a very deadly sin that one cannot be redeemed from.
10. Does the Bible Teach the Doctrine of Original Sin?
The Bible teaches the doctrine of original sin which was brought into the world by the first man God created, Adam. Apostle Paul also made it very clear in the book of Romans 5:12 that “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” and Romans 5:19 that “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
The Book of Romans 3:23 also emphasized that “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” The original sin that was brought by Adam made all men sinners before God, but he has provided for us his only begotten son Jesus Christ according to the book of John 3:16 that “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”.
With these biblical answers to tough questions, I believe you would be able to see the answers to the questions that have been worrying you.