I have recently begun studying the Bible and discussing apologetics with a very likable person who is struggling with her faith. She wants to believe, but she has some barriers that are impeding the development and threatening the foundation of her faith. Her questions are legitimate and none of them lends itself to an easy answer. I prepare for our discussions between meetings, but have never been too proud to ask for help. So I put it to you Christian readers, how would you respond to these questions? Any constructive feedback is welcome.
- Why does God order the killing of so many people in the Old Testament?
- How can believers reconcile the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament?
- Why is the behavior of so many Christians so dissapointing? Not just the chuckleheads we see on television, but people we encounter in our own churches? The rude, the arrogant, the mean-spirited, the apathetic, etc.
Thanks for kicking in to the discussion.