At GF we value asking questions to better understand how to live life in a God-centered, Christ exalting way. Let’s face it, life is tough and trying to find your way on your own just makes things even more difficult. But where can you go to find biblical answers to life issues? We believe that church should be THAT place. So, we have a “graceTALK” every quarter in which some of our pastors answers questions people have submitted. On Sunday, we will also be featuring follow up questions via open mic or text message so you can jump in as well. To get you thinking, here are the questions for this week’s graceTALK:
Q1 (00:56). In Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus says that all sin can be forgiven except when a person “blasphemes the Holy Spirit” -Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Two questions: What is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Understandably, I REALLY want to avoid it) and what makes it the “queen mother” of all sins?
Q2 (11:10). It seems that God’s mind changes between the Old Testament and the New, such as Israel conquering & wiping out entire peoples. People have asked me if God is so loving why would He command Israel to kill by the thousands, yet in the New Testament violence is wrong. I don’t believe God has changed, but I am looking for the right answer to give.
Q3 (28:31). If a person commits suicide do they go to hell?
Q4 (43:31). When do I have the right to disobey my parents? It seems like I can never please them to the level they want. I desire to honor Christ in how I act toward them but it seems impossible to do. Not looking for excuses, just perspective.
Submit a future GraceTALK question.