Sometimes finding truth isn't about getting the right answers, but more of trying to figure out the right question.
Recently I asked a group of youth, along with their leaders, to share some of their questions. To get them started I suggested 3 categories - here's the second one:
Share a question that produces a lot of debate:
- Is Jesus real? (And many questions like it)
- Should women be ordained? (And many, many like it)
- Should women be pastors?
- Is there a heaven?
- Who should be the next President of the USA?
- If God knows it all, then why did He allow sin to start?
- What is the right day to worship?
- Is there a hell? Is God just or vengeful?
- How do we know that God exists?
- Is abortion ok?
- Did Jesus sin when being a human?
- Should Adventist pastors marry gay people?
- Was Jesus white, black or hispanic etc?
- Why did God make life?
- Why is there 3 in 1?
- Should there be a death penalty?
- How did earth begin?
- Who's more powerful - the devil or God?
- Should gay people be allowed to get married in the Adventist church?
- Why can't we all accept what we're meant to be?
- Is it important to be a vegetarian as a Christian?
- Where will you go when you die?
- Are we now living in the last days?
- Is God nice?
- What is Jesus' real birthdate?
- Are tattoos ok?
- Why didn't the Jews believe Jesus was the Messiah?
- Why does God ask us not to kill but then gets the Israelites to kill everyone in Canaan?
Just think, if we asked genuine questions, instead of insisting people see our point of view, all debate would change - and likely the whole world with it.
So be the one that listens to others, and let their question lead them to their truth.
Never, ever, be afraid to deal in questions.