Difficult questions hit Christians from all sides.
Often the issues are adversarial. Others, however, are sincere questions
brought by unbelievers who are searching for truth. How could a God
of love send people to hell? How do you know Jesus is the only way?
What about all those church-going hypocrites? And why so many different
Still other tough questions rise from the hearts of believers who
dont fully understand Gods ways. Why do some of the best
people I know suffer so much? Why dont we see more healings?
Still others are doctrinal. Why has the second coming of Jesus delayed
for so long? Why would God create humankind when He knew they would
One issue in particular often stands as a barrier for someone who
wants to live his or her life for Jesus, but feels the way is closed:
"I think I may have committed the unpardonable sin. Will God
really forgive me?"
All of these questions are crucial. They are some of the toughest
questions that can be asked. And they need to be answered. The Evangel
has asked qualified individuals in our Movement to address them. The
challenge we presented them with was to answer these questions in
very few words to present brief functional responses. For the
Christian, these articles comprise a basic handbook that can be referred
to and expanded upon as the need arises. Our hope is that it will
meet a need to equip Christians, communicate with sincere seekers
and prompt further in-depth study.