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Questioning God

Is it wrong to question God?

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 ---Kimmi on 5/25/09
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How would a child learn the ways of God if not by asking the parents questions? The same holds true of God's children - to learn the ways of God.

Many times christians ask questions and never (or so it seems) get an answer. The problem here is that the person is asking the wrong questions. How can God answer you if you are asking the wrong questions? Let's say a certain event happens and you ask God, "Why?" If he doesn't answer, you have asked the wrong question. Look at the event from different perspectives and then formulate your questions. Job asked many questions. Suggestion: Read the book of Job several times. The book of Job may even answer a few of your current questions.
---Steveng on 6/9/09

No. Question away!!!!
---amand6348 on 6/9/09

?'ing God huh?
Yes it is wrong to ? God,
such as "Why hast thou made me thus"
(Why am i like this)...
Relax, read & wait
---YLBD on 5/29/09

Yeah well, you relax. Every prophet,disciple even YAHSHUA ? GOD. Their witness speaks.
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psalm 2:1-3 (Psalm 10:1
Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
Psalm 10:1-3 Psalm 22:1
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
Psalm 22:1-3

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Matthew 7:8-10
---Trav on 6/2/09

By questioning God, you question yourself. Sometimes it is important to question yourself in order to find the answers.
Question God all you want. It is not wrong, and it is not sinful.
---Katherine on 6/2/09

questiong God is not wrong.its not accepting the answers thats in question.How can people truly believe when they question everything God has said?
---tom2 on 6/1/09

I'd rather question the fundamentalists on here who believe they are God's spokespersons!
---1st_cliff on 5/30/09

I'm upset that God allows mentally deranged idiots like Kim Jong-il to TERRORIZE the world. North Korea is of concern to me because I have a relative who is going to work for the U.S. Government in Seoul, South Korea.

Is it "wrong" to question God about this?

Not at all. If God PERMITS evil to reign on this Earth, then He must also PERMIT questions about that. For example, how is another Korean war going to help the world and bring glory to God's name? A toughie! I think that Kim Jong-il must dearly want to go to hell or something. However, only God really knows the answer to my question and where Kim Jong-il will end up.

---Sag on 5/30/09

Abraham questioned God. Moses questioned God. The prophets questioned God. Job questioned God. The psalmists questioned God. They were all called righteous. So what's the problem? Will God get his nose out of joint if he is questioned? I don't think so...
---JohnnyB on 5/30/09

It's all in the attitude and faith.
2 Chronicles 1:11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life, but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Job 38:2 Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man, for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Although we do know that Solomon got worse, and Job got better.
---Michael on 5/30/09

"Is it wrong to question God?" No, of course not, Father loves an inquiring mind.
However there is a difference between questioning, disputing or challenging, as in calling Him into question to cast doubt upon, and asking a question.
As long as one recognizes the difference, there is absolutely no harm or wrong in asking Him anything, for He understands that it is simply indicative of intellectual curiosity.
---Josef on 5/29/09

Its not wrong to ask God why, how else will you get answers. Who else know why, it is, he doses these things. But, he has told us, why! You just cant believe it!

Some say Yes!
It is wrong, will you question, God! Who are you to ask God anything? All the time asking him, will you forgive me!

Some say maybe!
On some things, but not all!

Someone dies, right away, why?
What if he wasnt saved?

The lord came here, to saves the unrighteous, not the righteous! If you dont understand this, you do not understand. The more righteous you think you are, the more the law will be on your shoulders. This is just, this is fair!
God Bless You!
---TheSeg on 5/29/09

?'ing God huh?
Yes it is wrong to ? God,
such as "Why hast thou made me thus"
(Why am i like this)...

HE say's that he is the POTTER, and you are but clay, AND HOW can CLAY ask, "WHY HAST THOU MADE ME THUS"!

Read his words and you'll find the answers you need,
many of you are like little kids in a back seat of a car, yelling, "Are we their yet", "how much longer", "I need to go to the restroom"...

Relax, read & wait patiently for the answers you seek and for his coming, HE IS COMING, praise God...
---YLBD on 5/29/09

I have learned more about God from my times of question then from my times of silence. It is OK to question God as long as your heart is ready to receive the answer.
---TIMOTHY on 5/29/09

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you. I believe we can ask God anything! He won't answer in an email or immediately. But if you wait and listen He will answer you!
---annetta on 5/28/09

Here I go -- questioning God:

"God, one of the girls from my church recently had a baby. The parents are not married. The father is a felon. The mother seems to live for drinking and partying. They just don't seem to have the means to provide a loving home for their new baby.

I also know several loving couples who are married. For some reason, they are unable to have a baby. They keep waiting, trying, and praying. I pray that you will help them. They are hurting."

I just don't understand WHY these things happen. I really don't. I just have to trust that God has a good reason for everything.

---Sag on 5/28/09

bill. the idea is to know God personally.Just as the disciples did.Remember their lives after he went back to the father?hunted,imprisoned,beaten,jailed,and ultimately martyred for their faith.Can we say we would live or have lived similiar lives?Questioning God,or life has no merit at all.In a weak moment yes,just as our lord did in the garden when he asked for the cup to be removed.But ultimately its a matter of mature faith in God that will stop all the questions in your mind.The answer is jesus,jesus,jesus.
---tom2 on 5/27/09

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David questioned God all the time in Psalms. I think God is big enough to handle our questions no matter what they may be.
---Vicki on 5/26/09

Questioning God is called doubt or unbelief (lack of faith), which is a sin (Romans 14:23).
---Leslie on 5/26/09

So, Tom, may be I need to be questioning how I am seeing things and taking them (o:

It's what you make it,
how you take it . . .
just don't *you* fake it (o:

But, Tom, I myself can be quite legalistic to never question anything . . . so that I am even unfeeling about major tragedies and ones I know dying, etc. And I might draw my own unfeeling conclusions along with my acceptance of how things are, when maybe I should be questioning Him so I can learn what is better than my own conclusions (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/26/09

As long as the questioning isn't questioning whether he did the right thing or not. To question him as to how or why he did something is okay.
---john on 5/26/09

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There is nothing wrong with questioning God. I know that his ways are perfect and I always end up having to admit that "I just don't totally understand". That's O.K. Our NOT totally understanding God is what keeps us focused on HIM. Or at least that is how I end up after questioning God. More focused on HIM than before. Amen.
---Sag on 5/26/09

No. God says to test him, to test the spirits. If we donot question him how do we grow in our walk? Now after he gives you the answer he chooses then we should let it be.
---candice on 5/25/09

Its not God that we actually are questioning. For his word.his nature,his spirit is PERFECT.The questions lie within our perception of him. So we are actually questioning ourselves,not God.It is our understanding that is lacking,and in many cases our faith.
---tom2 on 5/25/09

I believe that God knows my heart, so it would be wrong of me to pray and try to fool Him by not being totally honest. I also believe that there are examples in scripture where His servants questioned Him.
---Trish9863 on 5/25/09

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Kimmi: No it isn't wrong to question God. The Bible is full of people who, for whatever reasons, did so with good intentions. It is however wrong, even foolish, to doubt & not to listen to God for Bible-based answers to your questions. :) (Proverbs 23:23)
---Leon on 5/25/09

Many people are rebellious, quarellsome and tend to resist being peaceful (that's just human nature), so most people will question whatever God says simply in order to seek controversy and rebel/quarell, but if you have a pure heart, are sincere, are "good and right and true" (Ephesians 5:8) and will bear your own burdens (pick up your cross, suffrage), then God will explain as HE has decided.

Sometimes the questions we ask are based on false beliefs, and we will end up asking FALSE or invalid questions. It's better not to "tell" God what you WANT to believe, but ask Him to help you understand real OBJECTIVE truth (do you want to win the "obeyer award of excellence" or do you want to know TRUTH?).
---more_excellent_way on 5/25/09

Why would it be wrong to question God?

Do you think that would irritate Him or something?

Remember, Abraham even bargained with God to try to save Sodom.

I really doubt that a loving Father would be upset at one of His children trying to understand Him.
---Cluny on 5/25/09

It depends on how you are questioning Him. I find that the Bible is logical, everything fits, from one end to the other > how God who is in control of and involved in all things would come as a human to be personally involved with us, here on earth, and go through what we do, including suffering and death, so now He can feel for us (Hebrews 4:15) . . . because He "is love" (1 John 4:8 & 16) and love is about sharing as Family > so, He is Father and Son and Holy Spirit, like man in His image is a family being with more than one basic person. And He is managing all, so that evil is organized according to His overall purpose. So, question how to benefit the most with Him > Colossians 3:15 (o: Only Jesus could die right for our sins.
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/25/09

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