Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions people ask us about Christianity and Faith. We have compiled some frequently asked questions below. If there is something that you do not see on this page, feel free to contact us with your question and we would be happy to help answer it for you.
Are angels real?
Angels are absolutely real. They are created beings subject to the will of God. They are a totally separate kind of creation from humans. People do not become angels after death, and angels do not become human. Angels are intelligent beings Matthew 8:29; 2 Corinthians 11:3, I Peter 1:2), and they are emotional beings (Luke 2:13; James 2:19; Revelation 12:17).
Angels have individual personalities and will (Luke 8:28-31; 2 Timothy, Jude 6). Angels are spirit beings (Hebrews 1:14) and do not have physical bodies. The Scriptures make no mention that angels are created in God's image, as humans are (Genesis 1:26), although Scripture does indicate that they can take on physical form (Genesis 19:1).
The angel, Gabriel, brought the message to Mary that she was to have a baby (read Luke 1:26-38). The angel, Michael, has been fighting wars on behalf of God since the fall of Satan. Revelation 12:7, describes a coming war where Satan will be defeated by Michael and his angels and will be cast out of heaven. Satan (Lucifer) was the most beautiful of all angels until he decided that he was better than God and fell from his exalted position and became God's enemy and the enemy of humanity (read Isaiah 14:12-21).
All throughout the Bible are accounts of people interacting with angels, angels acting on behalf of people. Angels are real servants of God but we won't know the full-extent of their work until we get to heaven. It is exciting to know that then we will finally understand the full-truth about what angels have done in our lives and what they have protected us from!
Can you explain how the Bible is put together?
The Bible consists of many books. They are not arranged chronologically; instead, they are grouped by type.
The first five books make up what is called the Pentateuch. They include the five books that Moses wrote: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books contain the creation account and the events concerning the Israelites, for example.
The next set of books-- Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther--gives an outline of the history of God's intervention in the lives of His people. All of the attributes of God are plainly seen in these writings.
Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs are considered to be the Wisdom books. They contain poetry, prayers, prophecy and teachings about living a godly life.
The rest of the Old Testament books are the writings of the major and minor prophets. These include Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.
The New Testament contains four major sections:
The Gospels--Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John--give the account of Jesus' life and teachings.
Acts is the record of the history of the early Church and work of the Holy Spirit.
The Epistles, or letters, are teachings intended to guide believers as they live for Jesus Christ.
John's vision of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, as well as the events surrounding it and following it, is recorded in the Book of Revelation. This is a very important book, vital to Christians in these last days.
How is it possible that our world was created in six days?
Three main views of creation are debated. One is that the Genesis account of creation is accurate--God created the earth and everything in it in six days and then rested on the seventh. Evolutionists go to the other extreme and spout that a huge explosion in space began the process of developing life and everything has evolved from that. Then there are those who choose to take the middle ground and say that God is involved--He caused the world to exist--but that the six-day account is not literal.
It takes less faith to believe that Almighty God created the earth in six day than to believe that some cosmic explosion is responsible for the life and beauty all around us. The creation story is not in conflict with science. It is in conflict with any worldview in which God is absent. Look at a newborn baby and try to imagine a "big bang" as the foundation of that incredible new life; it's not a likely possibility. Then imagine a loving creator, and you have a very likely, intelligent scenario.
The Bible gives no option other than the fact that God is the Creator. Read the creation account in Genesis 1 many times so it really becomes absorbed in your heart and mind. You cannot believe part of the Bible and then reject other parts that you may not understand at first glance. We don't know how or why He created the earth the way He did. He is God and we could not begin to figure out with our finite minds His reasons for the way He does things.
"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" (Hebrews 11:3).
"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him" (Colossians 1:15-16).
Where did God Come from?
Our simple human minds cannot begin to encompass a being as grandiose and beautiful as our God. He has always existed and will always exist. That is just something our minds cannot wrap around. To us, everything has a beginning and an end. God does not.
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God" (Psalm 90:2).
"Your throne is established from of old; Thou art from everlasting" (Psalm 93:2).
God cannot be proven scientifically; how can we be sure He exists?
The question should really be, how can you explain science without the presence of an Almighty God? It's amazing that brilliant people would rather hang their hats on truly unprovable issues like evolution than have faith in God. Scripture has proven itself time and time again. It has never been wrong! How many scientists can claim that?
There is no scientist who came to earth as the fulfillment of hundreds of prophecies, then died to save mankind from their sins, and then rose from the dead after three days, proving His divinity! There is not one. The Bible has been tested through centuries and has never been disproved. It should be the most revered volume of scientific study that exists.
"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works" (Titus 2:11-14).
Notice what the text of Scripture says, "..... has appeared to all men,". Not only has God appeared to all men, but His son Jesus Christ is coming again to rapture (catch up) those who have given their hearts to Him. While we wait for His second coming "we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ".