Do you have questions about the Bible? I know I do. Over the years I have run into Christian who seem to dislike questions about the Bible. Now, there are a variety of reasons as to why this is, some are a little insecure about their faith, some just don’t want to think about it, and others worry that their faith won’t stand up to the questions which might be asked. This, to me, is sad and it makes me wonder what happened to the mentality of the days when people like Paul would write stuff like this to the churches.
“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Admittedly there are some odd things in the Bible, the Old Testament arguably has the biggest collection of these odd things. Consequently, its content is often used as ammo agents Christianity. However, Most of these “arguments” are made by people who really don’t understand the Old Testament, so they sound good on the surface, but fall short when the context is added. Here is a link to an article by creation.com, they provide some good insights into some of the popular problems people have with Old Testament. Like, “Was Sabbath-keeping serious?”, “Is God a homicidal maniac?”, “Does God force people to sin, then punish them for it?”. Here is the link. https://creation.com/bible-immoral-book
This is a long article, so I would just read what interests you. (Also, important note, if you don’t like the reason given that doesn’t mean it’s wrong, it takes more than dislike to determine that).
As Christians, we should not be afraid of questions, after all, The Bible was designed to give you questions. From the Old Testament to the New, there are paradoxes, mysteries, and questions raised, all masterfully placed there by our creator, to help us learn to search for truth. Where we inevitably find him. The answers don’t always come easy, but this is expected, the Bible was designed to transform who we are, not just what we know.
“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5
thanks for reading, here is the link again,
I if you have questions about the Old Testament or just like reading then you should check it out.
have a good one!