Children's Questions About God and the Bible
Lesson 2Young Kids Ask the Toughest Questions
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14)
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8)
As those of us who are parents or teachers can attest to, children are smarter than we think and deserve answers to the questions that they ask. I was like that at an early age, and I vividly recall that adults either didnít have the answers, or did not want to answer my questions.
The questions below were compiled from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders.
Here are some of the questions these children think about a lot.
- Can God make my brother get better?
- Why would God make the earth if he knew we would sin?
- How come God didnít make us perfect?
- Can he make my family not feel so sad (Grandmother died)?
- Can he make my Great Grandmother feel better?
- How long will I live?
- Will we (our country) be attacked?
- Why did God punish us for Adam and Eveís sin?
- Did David trust God for the rest of his life (after he killed Goliath)?
- Did Saul trust God before God anointed him?
- How come people donít act like Christians after theyíve been baptized? That is, after a person has been baptized, why does he act like he hasnít been baptized?
- In some movies and TV shows, I see people using a "warding-off" sign, i.e., when a person crosses their two index fingers in front of them forming the shape of a cross. Will this really work to protect us from evil?
- Will we be angels in heaven? If we will would we be in the flesh?
I hope that you are enjoying these children's questions as much as I am. Would you agree that many adults ask some of these questions nowadays as well?
Yours in Christ,