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Ask God One Question

An opportunity to ask God ONE question

This was the question we asked students at a university mission in The Netherlands a few months ago:

“If you would have the opportunity to ask God one question what would it be?”

In this mission event, students had the opportunity to listen to talks about the meaning of life and God during lunch. Lunch was provided by the SEARCH committee. The students appreciated this opportunity and came with good and challenging questions to the meetings. These were rather small meetings of about 20-40 students at each meeting.

The topics of the lunch talks

Students selected the topics for these lunch talks. These topics give us a glimpse of the type of questions students are asking. Here are some of them. Is faith just a fantasy? or, Is a fulfilling life possible without ultimate purpose? and, what kind of relationships do I need to be truly happy? These are important questions that demand a reasonable answer.

More questions students asked

Here are 13 questions students would ask God. I walked around the university and collected these questions before giving my talks. It was interesting to see the first reaction of the students when they heard the question I mentioned above. It was fun to do. But I also sensed the pain, confusion, and frustration in some of these questions. My heart went out to these students.

  1. How can I be rich, healthy and happy? (this was amusing)
  2. Why does war exist?
  3. Why does life suck for some people and not for others?
  4. What will happen after I die? (more students asked this question)
  5. Why?
  6. Why things go wrong?
  7. Is the Bible true?
  8. What is the story all about when God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son? (which of course he never did, but is a good question)
  9. Why did God create the world/universe?
  10. Why is there so much inequality?
  11. How long will it take for Jesus to come back?
  12. Did God intend the world to be as it is now?
  13. What is the purpose of life?

Looking for honest, authentic answers

But where can someone find answers to these type of questions? Here are some links that could help. A wise man, Jesus, once said, “seek and you will find.”

Links

A short but useful book. The gospel of Mark

Short answers 

Longer answers

 

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