5 Questions That Christians Ask (Part 1)
II Peter 3:1-4
“This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
Ever since Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven, humanity has been asking when will He return or what things will precede His return. The questions themselves aren’t a lack of faith but most people will ask so that they can live the way that they want to live and change at the last minute. This assures them a spot with the righteous while allowing them to live as wicked as they want to live.
There are 5 questions that Christians tend to ask that reveals a lot about their relationship to God. We will discover what these questions are and the reason why they are asked. Join us as we address 5 questions that Christians ask.
Question 1 – (WHEN)
I have learned in my short existence that people asking the question (WHEN) are not only seeking a definite time frame but they are usually curious with a bit of sincerity. Notice our text:
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers”
People will usually mock and “hate” when it comes to Christianity, especially when we mention Christ’s return. Because they don’t believe He ever existed, they can’t fathom His return. However, when people mock, scoff or hate Christians there is a small part of them that secretly hope that it is true.
Their jobs are to scoff and not believe Jesus Christ. Our jobs are to compel them to believe enough to come into God’s House.
“And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
We compel them to come in by learning how to answer their questions by presenting the scriptures logically so that the Holy Spirit has something to work with in their hearts and minds. Today in your walk with The Lord, I encourage you to study difficult questions and learn how to answer them logically with scripture. This will do more to compel them to come into God’s House than a mere invitation. In tomorrow’s devotional we will discover the next question. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.