Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 ~

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 2015 Question Time

What does the Bible teach us about God?

The modern idea of God is a being who is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, along with a bunch of other superlatives. Is this view supported by the Bible?

Let's find out...
  1. What does it mean to repent?
    1. Is it possible for a perfect god to repent?
    2. How many times in the Bible does God repent?
      Hint: It's more than 10 times!
  2. How can an all-knowing god have free will? or change its mind?
    (See Numbers 23:19)
  3. Can a perfect god create something that is not perfect?
  4. Are you capable of an action that God is not capable of?
    1. Can God be surprised?
    2. Can God experience regret? (See Genesis 6:6 NET)
    3. Can God be embarrassed?
    4. Can God experience shame or guilt?
    5. Can God forget something? (See Genesis 8:1)
  5. Can a god who commands the killing of children and infants be considered "all-good" (or even just "good")? (See 1 Sam 15:2-3)
    1. What about slavery?