Anonymous Asks

We might have called these Questions from Camp or Questions from Teens, except that some didn’t come from camp and some didn’t come from teens.

Some of these may seem more basic than others, but all give us an opportunity to explore issues that actually matter to real people.
Anonymous Asks (0) Do you think that we should wait to date until we are more prepared to be married, or date younger?
Anonymous Asks (1) Why not get rid of the Old Testament?
Anonymous Asks (2) If your father tells you to kill someone and you say ‘no’, would that be considered a sin?
Anonymous Asks (3) Is feeling same-sex attraction a sin? Is it even a choice?
Anonymous Asks (4) Does God not accept or dislike the genders in the LGBTQ+ community?
Anonymous Asks (5) How do I stay close to God when there is nothing bad happening?
Anonymous Asks (6) How do you reconcile Ephesians 2:8-9 with James 2:24?
Anonymous Asks (7) If Adam and Eve had Cain and Abel, shouldn’t those be the only people on earth? So who was Cain’s wife?
Anonymous Asks (8) If God doesn’t like suicide, isn’t what Jesus did kind of like that? Did God send his Son to be murdered?
Anonymous Asks (9) In the Trinity, we know the attributes of God and Jesus, but do we really know many about the Holy Spirit?
Anonymous Asks (10) How can we know that God is actually real?
Anonymous Asks (11) How can I help a non-believer friend who is extremely struggling?
Anonymous Asks (12) Where did God come from before he created earth, animals and humankind?
Anonymous Asks (13) If the stars are so far away and it would take millions of light years for them to be seen from earth, why do we see stars?
Anonymous Asks (14) How do you stay on a spiritual high?
Anonymous Asks (15) How do you not focus on what people think of you?
Anonymous Asks (16) I have a friend at my public high school and she isn’t really walking with God anymore. What do I do?
Anonymous Asks (17) Why memorize scripture?
Anonymous Asks (18) How do you know when you’ve found ‘the one’?
Anonymous Asks (19) I keep praying the sinner’s prayer. I’m so anxious. Am I saved or not?
Anonymous Asks (20) Does God have a specific career or school for you to go to?
Anonymous Asks (21) How do you know if you’re being called to go to the mission field?
Anonymous Asks (22) What if I have doubts about my faith? What should I do?
Anonymous Asks (23) How can I be a witness to my friends and still be accepted?
Anonymous Asks (24) How do you separate from bad friends without hurting them or making them think you’re stuck up?
Anonymous Asks (25) In dealing with authority, how can I explain things or make a point without sounding argumentative or disrespectful?
Anonymous Asks (26) Why is God so morbidly violent in the Old Testament?
Anonymous Asks (27) How do I talk to an atheist about Jesus?
Anonymous Asks (28) How did people know about God before the Bible?
Anonymous Asks (29) Does Jesus love us all equally?
Anonymous Asks (30) What is the unforgivable sin?
Anonymous Asks (31) How do I know I’m saved?
Anonymous Asks (32) What is an effective way to show, shine, and represent our faith as hormonally crazy teenagers?
Anonymous Asks (33) Why does God allow trials, tribulations, and suffering?
Anonymous Asks (34) How do you know God is real besides ‘look all around you’?
Anonymous Asks (35) Why is it ok for the church to sell coffee and other products?
Anonymous Asks (36) How can we make our faith stronger?
Anonymous Asks (37) Why does school suck?
Anonymous Asks Again Why does school suck?
Anonymous Asks (38) Can ghosts and evil things get me?
Anonymous Asks (39) How did dinosaurs exist if they are not found in the Bible?
Anonymous Asks (40) In Genesis, Adam and Eve leave the garden and cities are already there and other people. Please explain.
Too Hot to Handle:
Anonymous Asks (41)
Many Christians seem to live more in defeat than victory. Shouldn’t the word of God, being born again, or both, be more spiritually powerful?
Anonymous Asks (42) How do we minister if we are already in a Christian school?
Anonymous Asks (43) Does God know what we will do?
Anonymous Asks (44) If you are not a Christian and believe that Jesus died on the cross to relieve us of our sins, can you still go to heaven?
Anonymous Asks (45) Do I have to be nice to everyone?
Anonymous Asks (46) Spiritual worship: like ghosts and stuff? I don’t understand it.
Anonymous Asks (47) How did people stay alive so long back in the Old Testament?
Anonymous Asks (48) Why doesn’t God interact with us today the way he did over the periods covered in the Bible?
Anonymous Asks (49) I have a friend who says she is not religious. How do I respond?
Anonymous Asks (50) How do you get over a broken romantic relationship?
Anonymous Asks (51) How do I deal with people in my life who have hurt me deeply?
Anonymous Asks (52) Why is the Bible so weird sometimes?
Anonymous Asks (53) Why should I pray if God already knows what will happen?
Anonymous Asks (54) How do biblical texts apply to modern society?
Anonymous Asks (55) Why is envy one of the seven deadly sins?
Anonymous Asks (56) Will we have a second chance to go to heaven?
Anonymous Asks (57) Isn’t hell an unreasonable punishment for not believing in a specific set of truth claims?
Anonymous Asks (58) How can I witness to peers who have intelligent answers to all my arguments for Christianity?
Anonymous Asks (59) Is suicide a mortal sin?
Anonymous Asks (60) How can I tell if it’s my own feelings or the Holy Spirit?
Anonymous Asks (61) Is low self-esteem better than pride?
Anonymous Asks (62) Does it really matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere?
Anonymous Asks (63) If I doubt my salvation, am I still saved?
Anonymous Asks (64) Does everything happen for a reason?
Anonymous Asks (65) How can I satisfy my sexual needs and desires outside of marriage?
Anonymous Asks (66) Did Jesus have brothers and sisters?
Anonymous Asks (67) Are intrusive thoughts sin?
Anonymous Asks (68) Can Christians use essential oils and aromatherapy?
Anonymous Asks (69) If it is true that “whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire,” then why did Jesus and his apostles call people fools?
Anonymous Asks (70) Does God love everyone?
Anonymous Asks (71) Is God mad at me?
Anonymous Asks (72) How is it fair that God tested Adam in Eden when he knew Adam was destined to fail?
Anonymous Asks (73) Is born-again virginity possible?
Anonymous Asks (74) Does God only help those who help themselves?
Anonymous Asks (75) Does God know when I will die?
Anonymous Asks (76) What does the Bible say about insecurity?
Anonymous Asks (77) Is my baptism still valid if I sin?
Anonymous Asks (78) Is what I feel love or lust?
Anonymous Asks (79) Is being depressed a sin?
Anonymous Asks (80) What are valid reasons to break up?
Anonymous Asks (81) Will my pet go to heaven?
Anonymous Asks (82) Should I wait for God to bring me a boyfriend?
Anonymous Asks (83) Why isn’t the Bible in chronological order?
Anonymous Asks (84) Does Christianity need to develop a new gospel adapted to today’s world?
Anonymous Asks (85) Does the Bible say to ask Jesus into your heart?
Anonymous Asks (86) How can I become more spiritually discerning?
Anonymous Asks (87) Are our dreams from God?
Anonymous Asks (88) What should I say when someone morally offends me?
Anonymous Asks (89) Is physical healing part of Christ’s atonement?
Anonymous Asks (90) Why should I talk about my faith at school?
Anonymous Asks (91) How can I honor an abusive parent?
Anonymous Asks (92) Are soul mates for real?
Anonymous Asks (93) Is it wrong to wish for something?
Anonymous Asks (94) Is it possible to go a whole day without sinning?
Anonymous Asks (95) Do you have to say certain words to become a Christian?
Anonymous Asks (96) How can I avoid the appearance of evil?
Anonymous Asks (97) Does God make mistakes?
Anonymous Asks (98) Are Christians supposed to be perfect?
Anonymous Asks (99) What should I do about my ‘privilege’?
Anonymous Asks (100) Can I really do all things through Christ?
Anonymous Asks (101) If all my sins are forgiven, why do I need to stop sinning?
Anonymous Asks (102) Do miracles still happen today?
Anonymous Asks (103) What is one way you can worship God without using music?
Anonymous Asks (104) Why is sexual purity so important?
Anonymous Asks (105) What are the differences between a pastor, a priest and a preacher?
Anonymous Asks (106) How can Christians say their religion is the only true one?
Anonymous Asks (107) What does the Bible say about capital punishment?
Anonymous Asks (108) Why do we follow some Levitical laws and not others?
Anonymous Asks (109) If God loves the world, why does he make people choose between loving him back or spending eternity in hell? That sounds more like an ultimatum than love.
Anonymous Asks (110) What should a believer do before he dies?
Anonymous Asks (111) How often do you need to say ‘amen’?
Anonymous Asks (112) What’s the difference between reincarnation and resurrection?
Anonymous Asks (113) Does God give second chances?
Anonymous Asks (114) Where did Jesus come from?

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