3. The Bible tells us that God regretted making Saul king (1 Samuel 15:11), but if that’s the case, doesn’t that mean God didn’t know the
future? Because if he knew he was going to regret making Saul king, he would’ve never done it in the first place.
If you give something or someone the ability or power to do great things, but they do bad things, such as kill babies, women, children, poor quality
livestock and men, I think I'd regret my decision too. Good intentions can still lead to bad consequences.
The idea that God is omniscient is an idea that man added to the mental image of God. In fact, and I'm searching right now, I don't think there is a
Scripture where GOD himself has said he is omniscient.
4. If every complex design requires a designer, who designed God?
5. If nothing can come from nothing, then how did God create the universe out of nothing?
6. If something can come from nothing, why do we need God to create the universe?
As others have said, these are philosophical questions, though valid, I think.
I, as many others do as well, think that God is a way of dealing with things we don't know, we don't or can't understand. Sometimes the closer we
get to thinking we understand, the more we realise we're actually further away. Sometimes thinking you have an answer, leads to more questions, and
so the cycle starts again.
God created the universe to some, because they don't know how, why, it, we came into being.
7. If everyone who ever lived, prior to Jesus, could get into heaven by simply believing God (Romans 4:17, Galatians 3:6, James 2:23), like Abraham
did, doesn’t that make Jesus a little superfluous?
Some think that it is not simply believing in God, but believing in Jesus that awards you the key to Heaven. I think it depends which denominational
sect you consider yourself to be part of. Though in some cases, I think yes, it would make Jesus superfluous in that respect. But also, don't forget,
that while that's all good and well, Jesus could be seen as a tool, used by God to prove his own existence and therefore win more souls for
8. The Bible tells us that God isn’t willing that anybody should perish (2 Peter 3:9), but his holy word has been corrupted through the ages by
mankind, so doesn’t that mean that God either allowed it to be corrupted, or he was unable to keep it from being corrupted?
I think this again comes under free will. Some people believe that God isn't active in our lives, but serves as a watcher and a listener. Perhaps
that he was so active in the lives of people in the Bible, shows us that humanity today is not worth intervening in?
9. In the book of James, God instructs Christians on what they should do when they get sick (James 5:14-15). There’s supposed to pray and lay hands
on the sick person, and God promises to heal them, so why do you ignore God’s command and run to science every time you get sick?
So far, neither God nor Science have done much for me to make me well again. If miracle healing runs on faith, and science has a better healing track
record, would you want to put your life in the hands of a man who whispers to the sky, or the hands of a man who has a proven track record of making
people well again with tools and medicine?
10. The Bible tells us that Jesus threw a huge temper tantrum in the Jewish temple (John 2:15). He actually made a whip, and whipped these people, and
drove them out of the temple, but not before overturning their tables and spilling their money everywhere. The Bible also tells us that Jesus called a
Canaanite woman a dog (Mark 7:27). And Jesus insulted the Pharisees by calling them derogatory names at every turn (Matthew 23:13-33). Jesus also lied
to his own disciples (John 7:8-10); they asked him if he was going to the feast, he said, “no, my time’s not yet come.” And he turns around and
goes to the feast.
Jesus also condones slavery and he did not denounce the crimes of rape or paedophilia (Matthew 10:24, Matthew 24:46, Luke 17:7). Not only that, Jesus
taught that if you call somebody a ‘fool’, you are in danger of going to hell (Matthew 5:22). Then he turns around and calls several people fools
(Matthew 23:17, Luke 24:26). Not only that, the Bible tells us that Jesus explicitly upheld the ghastly Mosaic Law that requires children to be killed
if they became unruly (Matthew 15:3-4, Matthew 5:17-18, Deuteronomy 21:18-21).
Jesus was not perfect, he was after all, a man. Have you never been p-ssed off with kids who won't stop causing havoc everywhere they go. Perhaps it
was nothing more than "If that kid doesn't shut up, someone take a sword to his head! I'm trying to listen to God here!"
Anyway, like I said, this was just more of a time waster and a blurb for my thoughts on the questions. You can pick it apart if you like, I probably
won't reply because though this was an interesting topic, I don't care too much to dither over semantics and a thousand year old story