Answers to Life's
Tough Questions
This is a work in progress with some basic
questions I have asked myself and many of
you may ask as well.  If you have a specific
question you would like answered you
can email me and I will post your reply!

Sue's Email -
arkwrightarts@comcast.net
I'm a good person...why do I have to suffer?

This is something I have asked God over and over in my life!   Every one of us will eventually
have some tragedy in their life that will prompt them to ask this question.  I asked this question
on May 23, 2002 when my oldest son passed away suddenly and unexpectedly of a drug
overdose.  I remember walking around my yard in unbelief saying to myself, "Why me"?  What
have I done to deserve this?  Could I have done something differently to have avoided this.  Is it
my fault?  Did I raise him wrong?

What I learned is that it wasn't my fault.  Things happen that we don't understand and we have to
believe that they happen for a reason that is unknown to us and only known by God.  Sometimes
we just need to go through tough times to make us stronger, to mold us and shape us into the
person we were meant to be and to make us call out to God and lean on him.  In the Bible in
Proverbs 3:5 it says, "Lean not unto thine own understanding; in all thy ways acknowledge Him
and He shall direct your paths".


Did the World Really Flood?

Yes, archeologists have much evidence of a world wide flood including fossils of sea life and
shells on the top of mountains, sedimentary layers with water marks and more.  Massive
graveyards of thousands and even millions of fish, dinosaurs, and mammals are seen in North
America, Europe, and Africa.  The same is true of plants.  Fossil sea animals from Cincinnati,
Ohio From Utah-Colorado north to Alberta-Saskatchewan, Canada, thousands of dinosaurs are
found in certain beds such as the Morrison Formation.  Dinosaur National Monument in Utah
has a visitor’s display where numerous dinosaurs are exposed.  Agate Fossil Beds National
Monument is a good places to see numerous fossil mammals jumbled together.  Other parts of
the world also illustrate fossil graveyards.  There are also  remnants of what was Noah's ark near
Mt. Ariat.

Why would God destroy the world?   In the days of Noah there were Giants called Nephelim that
walked the land and they were so evil that God could find no just people on earth except for
Noah and his family.  Nephelim were a cross breed between angels and humans and were up to
17 feet tall.   The first book of the Bible, Genesis 6:4 tells us, "There were giants in the earth in
those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and
they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown".

So in the first Book of the Bible in Genesis God told Noah to build an ark and gave him all the
dimensions to follow.  People must have thought he was crazy in those days!   Then God told
Noah there would be two of each animal that would come on board the ark to repopulate the
earth after the flood.   God directed the animals to enter the ark two by two.  Noah was told to
stock enough food for the animals, himself and his family.  The only people spared from the
flood were Noah, his wife, his three sons, Ham, Shem and Japheth and their wives.  The three
sons of Noah and their wives are the forefathers of all the people on earth from that day
forward.  If you follow the linage of the family of Shem you will eventually get to Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob, the forefathers of Jesus.


What Happens When You Die?

This is such a long subject that I am only going to give you the short version then I will give you
links to other websites where you can continue your research.    


Heaven

A place reserved for those who are followers of Christ and have accepted Jesus as their savior.   
God gives each of us a choice.  We can choose to believe on Jesus or not...and if we can't make
our minds then this is the same as not believing.  So, if you want to be sure you go to our page
that says "Going to Heaven?"
HERE and follow the steps to salvation!


Hell

If you die without salvation and belief in Christ you will remain in the grave (death and hades)
until the return of Christ at which time you will be judges at what is called the Great White
Throne Judgement.   At that time, all those who have rejected Christ will be judged then cast
into hell, which is called the second death.

Revelation 20:12-15 says, "And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books
were opened.  And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were
judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up
the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they
were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of
fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into
the lake of fire."

In the Bible it tells us that there are two deaths for unbelievers.  The first death is when their
physical body dies and the second death is when they are resurrected for the final judgement and
are then are cast in into the lake of fire.  


How Can I Have God's Protection in The World Today

I believe this is the one of the most important subjects for our world with threats of terrorism,
cyber attacks, pandemics, natural disasters, wars and conflicts, and even Christian persecution.  
To be fully covered by "The blood of Christ" we need to have Him as our Lord and Savior and
depend on him to keep us safe.  There is really no other way!

What the Bible Says about Protection in Psalms 91

1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the
Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be
thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come
nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample
under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high,
because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him,
and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.



This page will be an ongoing project, so if you have other questions you would like answered
you can go to the link below.   They have a fully interactive website covering all sorts of
questions on family & relationships, marriage, various religions and theology, and any other
subject you can think of.  Please feel free to use this resource as much as you'd like!

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