The series "Got Questions?" continues, with Pastor Dave providing answers for more tough questions. Three main questions are listed below, along with a brief summary of the answers. But lots of other questions were included in the message as well.
1. Why did God bother to create humans? Was he lonely?
A: The Bible is consistent from cover to cover in its message that creation exists to glorify God, and for no other reason (Is. 43:6-7, 48:11, Jer. 33:9, John 21:18-19, etc.). It is not about us, although we play a very important role (Eph. 1:4, 3:10-11, Psalm 8:3-6, 1 Cor. 6:2-3).
2. How can we know the whole Bible is true?
A: This was covered in great detail in last week's sermon, but Pastor Dave offered two verses for additional perspective (2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21). In short, Scripture was written by men but the content is from God, through the Holy Spirit. It is as true as God himself is.
3. Why do bad things happen to good people? And why do good things happen to bad people?
A: God temporarily allows evil in this world because he has something greater in mind. (See also Matthew 5:44-45.)
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