5 Questions That Christians Ask (Part 2)
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 2 – (WHAT)
I have learned in my short existence that people asking the question (WHAT) are seeking a tangible item that satisfies their curiosity. In short, they seek substance or person of substance. In our text we see this:
“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.”
“for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation”
Have you ever heard a person say “If God is so real, then why don’t He just show himself so that people will believe?” or this question “What scientific proof can you show me that God is real?” I would advise you not to become frustrated but to look at this line of questioning and reasoning as their pursuit for answers to their questions. Our text gives us a tangible time whereby they judge history. “For since the fathers feel asleep” tells us that someone once held high the banner and two, there is not enough evidence t convince the person questioning about the existence of God or His coming.
Most people want to be convinced that God is real but their inability to look beyond the physical realm blinds them to the world of seeing God through faith. This is why the bible doesn’t make sense to them and this is why christians question God’s Word. All due to a lack or absence of faith. Where is your faith?
The bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This means that there is substance to faith and there is a believer to faith. Using this scripture for tomorrow’s devotional we will discuss who delivers the substance of faith and who hopes for it. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.