Sunday, October 19, 2008

Questions my teens asked me at youth group tonight

Hello Everyone,

After a long silence (during which my hit count has mysteriously gone up?) , I finally have something blog-worthy to write about: the amazingly complex questions teenagers ask when given the opportunity. Naturally, few of them are directly addressed by the Bible:

  • Can demons die?
  • In John 8 when the Pharisees try to "trap" Jesus by asking him what to do with the woman caught in adultery, we assume that the pharisees would have used either the "yes, stone her" answer or the "no, spare her" answer against Jesus. But how could they used the "yes" answer against Him if it lined up with the law?
  • I had a frightening dream. Was it caused by a demon?
  • Can demons kill people?
  • Could satan be forgiven if he repents of his sins?
  • Does God hate satan, or just his sin?
  • Could there be angels and demons fighting right now in this room? (They got really freaked out when I said yes.)
Somewhere along the way I got the idea that the only questions I would ever be asked as a pastor were questions addressed by the Bible. Obviously some of these questions are, but the ability of teenagers, especially young ones, to ask questions that I don't even have categories for, amazes me. If you have any good out-there questions you've heard, I'd love to hear about them too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know that you know better than to believe that comment about Pastors being asked only questions that are readily answered in the Bible. HaHaHa
I enjoy your blog.
Keep up the good work.