General Ministry
Josh Griffin

We just landed on the questions for a little resource we’re putting together for the end of the Dear God series. Talk about some tough questions! We’ve got some work to do answering these, eh?

  • Is it OK to ask questions?
  • How was the Bible compiled?
  • How do we know the Bible is reliable?
  • Is there right and wrong?
  • Why do good people suffer?
  • How do I deal with regret?
  • What’s heaven like?
  • Will there be people I know there?
  • How could a loving God send people to hell?
  • Are Catholics Christian?
  • Does purgatory exist?
  • I thought Jews were God’s chosen people. Are they Christian?
  • What do Buddhists believe?
  • What do Hindus believe?
  • What do Muslims believe?
  • What do Mormons believe?
  • How do I get to heaven?
  • What about people who have never heard about Jesus?
  • Are there animals in heaven?
  • Why do I need to be baptized?
  • Do we still have to tithe?
  • Isn’t homosexual love still love?
  • What does the Bible say about abortion?
  • What should we believe about stem-cell research?
  • What are angels like?
  • What is the Trinity?
  • Where are dinosaurs in Genesis?
  • If someone commits suicide, can you go to heaven?
  • Why are drugs wrong?
  • Why are there inconsistencies in the Bible?
  • Why should we “fear” God?
  • Who created God?
  • Some churches say if you know God, you should speak in tongues? Why don’t we?
  • How do I share my faith?
  • Who do people raise their hands in worship?
  • What does the Bible say about evolution?
  • Did Judas go to heaven?
  • Why do we go to church?
  • Is going to a party but not drinking OK?
  • Is cussing wrong?
  • Is it OK to masturbate?
  • Is it wrong to date?
  • How far is too far?
  • Why should we wait until marriage?
  • Is killing in war considered murder?
  • Does God create one single soul-mate for you?
  • Why am I on earth?
  • Do babies go to heaven?
  • Is it OK to date a non-Christian?
  • Why does God not answer all prayers?
  • What’s our responsibility to the environment?
  • What’s hell like?
  • Why does God destroy entire cities including women and children in the Old Testament?


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  • That’s a headache waiting to happen.

  • Jake says:

    Why not just do a 3 year teaching series on these questions?

  • jason says:

    What about one more question:

    Why is spelling so hard?

    see: “How was the Bible complied?” “What do Mormans believe?”

  • Kevin says:


    …that’s awesome!

    I mean, you could’ve gotten a bunch of blank index cards. But, the fact of the matter is that our kids are wondering these things. I’m happy that they’re willing to share their doubt and frustration.

    It’s also fascinating to see them more or less fall into just a few categories (What’s God like? / What do I do with myself & moral actions? / What’s the nature of salvation? / Etc. )

    On the other hand,… good luck! :-p

  • .justin says:

    you have your HANDS FULL.

    but isn’t that awesome that you know what they want to know?

    and i’m sooo stoked to NOT see “could GOD make a rock so big even he can’t lift?” …this has always been at the top of our lists when we did this sort of thing…

    good luck, is right!

  • Oh, I know the answer…

    because God said so.

    Okay, so some of these are crazy tough!

  • Josh says:

    Fixed the spelling errors …


  • Theresa Rae Gay says:

    My head is spinning…but I’d love to see the answers you all come up with! Talk about a book!

  • Ange says:

    Hey Josh — if you need help answering the questions about Muslims…why good people suffer…let me know. These are some super heavy questions!!!

  • Zach says:

    Josh, what is your strategy for answering these questions? Develop the next years talks? Break them into categories and cover them over several talks, or at the next lock-in do a 12 hour Bible study and find the answers in the Bible?

  • Dad says:

    Remember your old man knows EVERYTHING, so feel free to bounce any question out to me and I will give you the correct answer and how share it with teens.

    That’s the problem with getting old. You finally know the answers and nobody asks you the question.

  • Josh, are you willing to share your answersresearch when you are done?


  • Danny Schneible says:

    Being a Catholic, I guess I’d have to change the one question to “Are Protestants Christian?” 😉 J/K! let me know if you’d like a “borderline-Christian’s” input.

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