Myfishbites - Big Questions
Big Questions Section
This section includes answers to some big questions. We don't claim to have the answers (only God has all the answers!) But we hope and pray this helps you and the young people you work with. These are not definitive and you may way disagree or be able to add more, but they hopefully act as an inspiration or starting point.
There are 18 questions answered as of April 2016. We must also credit "When Skeptics Ask" by Norman Geisler and "Cosmic Codes" by Chuck Missler, "It makes sense" by Stephen Gaukroger and the website http://carm.org/ (Christian Research and Apologetics Ministry). We've tried our very best to give easy answers to the questions and then more advanced / detailed answers and even further study.
QUESTIONS (18 answers)
Why do we have to pay for the sin of Adam & Eve? Once Adam and Eve sinned, then sin entered the whole human race. You can say that humanity's DNA was infected with a disease called sin. We also gave the power that God gave to use to satan who was the one who tricked Adam & Eve into sinning. Only one solution - one medicine could be effective - Jesus. Adam was the 'first adam' who allowed sin into the human 'DNA'. Jesus came as a human (as an 'adam' which means man) and cancelled out the debt of sin and made a way for the human 'DNA' (so to speak) to be restored.
Why do bad things happen if God is good? God created the world as good but man rejected God (man is till doing this). Bad things happen because mankind is infected with sin and because there is an enemy of God, satan. He is determined to destroy, kill and rob humanity of all that God made them to be and to physically kill them. Bad things are not from God - he created a perfect world for us and heaven is a perfect place. God is the one who makes bad things right. We often ask why bad happens if God is good. But we never credit God for the good that happens in the world! We see God's true nature through Jesus and through the fact that he takes all our bad and gives us all his good.