Questions Evangelicals Cannot Answer
Page started April 13, 2017
Because several central evangelical doctrines are false, they create hundreds of difficult verses. Here are questions evangelicals cannot answer based on those difficult verses.
Regarding this list, there are some important things to be aware of:
- Much of this list is directed toward the segment of evangelicals who believe a Christian cannot lose his/her salvation, though it covers many of their teachings, not just their eternal security teaching.
- I am not Roman Catholic, nor am I Orthodox. I used to be evangelical, but this list explains why I no longer fit in that group. I do not find the RCC or the Orthodox to be a satisfactory alternative, and I will eventually make a question page for them, too.
- One person answered by saying they could make a list of questions I cannot answer. For those of you who know me, or who have read my books, feel free to do so, and I will publish the questions and answers on this web site.
The Primary Doctrines Being Questioned
- Eternal Security (My alternative)
- Going to Heaven by Faith Alone (My alternative; same as #1)
- Penal Substitutionary Atonement (My alternative)
- Unconditional Predestination/Election; (My alternative is predestination according to foreknowledge based on Romans 8:29 & 1 Peter 1:2; see early Christian quotes)
- The Protestant/Roman Catholic version of the Trinity & the Athanasian Creed (My alternative: see Trinity and Nicene Creed)
The Questions Evangelicals Cannot Answer
Here is list of questions that evangelicals can't answer without out resorting to severely illogical arguments. They are sorted according to the order of books in the Protestant Bible.
- John 17:3: Why does Jesus say that the Father is the only true God?
- Romans 8:12-13: Why does Paul say that those who live according to the flesh and those who do not put the deeds of the body to death by the Spirit will die? If you answer is that Paul is referring to physical death, then why does Paul bother to write those two verses, since even those who live spiritually will physically die?
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-11: Why does Paul tell the Corinthian Christians that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? If your answer is that 1 Corinthians 6:11 says no Christians are unrighteous like the people mentioned in verses 9 and 10, then why did Paul bother tell them he was worried that some of them were quarreling, jealous, angry, hostile, slandering, gossiping, conceited, disorderly, and failing to repent of impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality in 2 Corinthians 12:20-21?
- 1 Corinthians 8:6: Why does Paul say that we have only one God, then identify him as the Father? Why does he say that we have only one Lord, then identify him as Jesus? Hint: Tertullian answers this for you. (Go to end of chapter. He wrote this around the year 200).
- Galatians 5:4: If Christians cannot fall from grace, why does Paul say that they can both fall from grace and be severed from Christ?
- Galatians 5:19-21: Why does Paul tell Galatian Christians that works of the flesh, if they are repeatedly practiced, will prevent them from entering the Kingdom of God?
- Ephesians 5:3-7: Why does Paul warn Ephesian Christians that immoral, impure, and greedy people have no inheritance in the kingdom of God or of Christ? Why does he warn them of this right after telling them not to be immoral, impure, and greedy themselves?
- Ephesians 5:6: Why does Paul tell the Ephesians that the sons of disobedience are under God's wrath for immorality, impurity, and greed, if Jesus paid the penalty for the sins of the human race?
- Colossians 1:24: If Jesus' suffering on the cross was a complete payment for sin, why did Paul say he had to fill up what was lacking in the sufferings of Christ?
- James 2:24: If justification is by faith alone, then why did James say it isn't?
- 2 Peter 1:5: If we should not add to faith, then why does Peter tell us to add to our faith? If we should not add works to our faith, why does Peter tell us to "make every effort" (v. 5) to "practice these qualities" (v. 8, ESV)?
If you want to answer anything on this list, you may do so at my Facebook page. Just give the question and your answer. The Christian History for Everyman page is open to the public. If you would rather answer or question me privately, email me.