Just a few questions that have bounced off my head at one time or another. I’ve figured out some Biblical answers to many of them, but figured I’d post them here in case you get insomnia. Some of the questions are whimsical, and suitable for all. However, some of the questions have some pretty severe implications and may very well challenge your notions about life, God, heaven and hell. If you are not the kind of person to want to kick the tires of your own faith, may I humbly suggest that you do not read this page. NOTE: By no stretch of the imagination should these questions be construed to suggest that God and/or His Word are problematic. Many of the questions here are satisfactorily addressed directly and/or indirectly in the Bible, so any perceived problem is not on the part of God. The problem always lies with the people trying to interpret Him (Is 55:8-9), especially when trying to ignore many of the things He says. So while these questions provoke thought, please see them as an appeal to make sure we’re drawing our conclusions from Scriptures and not unhinged traditions & commentators.

  • If satan is the prince of the power of the air, do people sin when they’re in outer space?
  • If God made hell for the devil and his angels (Matt 25:41), does that mean He did not make hell for humans? And if He didn’t, is it an oversight that He is sending humans to a place not made for them? And if God isn’t prone to oversights, should we understand ‘angels’ to refer to anyone (human, angelic or otherwise) that serves the devil?
  • Will we wear clothes in heaven? If so, what will we be covering up? And if we won’t wear clothes in heaven, why does God hand out robes in Rev 6:11?
  • If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us (1 John 1:9). What happens if we don’t confess our sins? If He doesn’t forgive, is there condemnation (Rom 8:1)?
  • If Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Malachi, Jesus, Peter, Paul, James and more called people names, can we?
  • If Jesus taught and practiced shaking the dust off sandals (Matt 10:14-15), and Nehemiah (Neh 5:13) and Paul (Acts 13:51; Acts 18:6) practiced it, should we? If we refuse to follow His teachings on this, can we still say we’re Christ-followers?
  • If the Authorized King James was finished in 1611 and authorized by the King James in 1611, how is it that the King James Version in common use today, thoroughly revised in 1769, is also the “Authorized King James Version” since the good king died in 1625, over 140 years prior to this major revision that’s in common use today?
  • How many people do you think were alive when Noah’s flood hit? Like my 9th grade algebra teacher would say: “show your math”. (The Bible doesn’t say one way or another, but it’s not hard to do some reasonable math and come up with a number well into the millions, if not billions.)
  • If John the Baptist knew that he would be beheaded for it, do you think he would have told Herod, a non-Jew, that it was unlawful for him to have his brother’s wife? (Matt 14:1-12) Should his actions have any bearing on how we talk to those around us?
  • How did Jesus’ disciples recognize Moses and Elijah in the Transfiguration? (Matt 17:2-3)
  • Since  the Old Testament saints  born before Noah came from a cleaner gene pool, do you think they used ~85% of their brains, unlike modern humans who only (supposedly) use ~15% of their brains?  If so, how would this change what we understand about their behavior?
  • True or False: People who believe in free will have been predestined to think they have free will.
  • If God wanted everyone to be saved, couldn’t He have simply predestined everyone and not just a few? And since He didn’t predestine everyone, why did He make people He didn’t predestine for salvation?
  • If you found 50 verses in the Bible that directly oppose an opinion you have, would you change your opinion? 30 verses? 20? 5? What’s your number?
  • Considering the fact that there are probably several verses in the Bible that oppose your opinion on any given topic, why do you hold the opinions you do?
  • If Adam wrote a book on his life, his memoirs, the facts of Creation and whatnot, according to the Bible, what is the minimum number of people that would have passed the book onward as it made it’s way from Adam, down through the ages to, say, Moses?


Feel free to post any replies below. And don’t forget – many of these questions are answered directly (or indirectly) in the Bible.

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