Ultimate Questions

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Ultimate Questions

Life is full of big questions. Why am I here? Does life have a meaning? How am I here? Am I a product of evolution, one of many others in my species, or have I been uniquely created? Is there a God? If so, what is God like? Is this world all there is? And perhaps the biggest of all, is it possible to know anything for sure?

Christianity, like other religions and belief systems, offers answers to some of these questions. Christians are theists, which means they believe in God – specifically a God that made and loves the world. This central belief goes a long way towards answering the question of meaning and purpose. Life, they would say, makes sense when you put a loving, creator God into the equation and discover what He says about it. The Bible gives essential guidance on what God asks of His people, which is what makes it such an important book for Christians.

But there are other questions which don’t have such ‘straight-forward’ answers. The biggest is perhaps that of suffering. Christians maintain that God is good. But if this is true, then why is there suffering? Does God cause it? Why doesn’t He stop it? Is He not powerful enough, or not loving enough? Like many people, Christians have pondered these questions for centuries – and the debate goes on.

This section provides articles and interviews related to some of the ultimate questions of life, and the questions that people have in relation to Christianity. Are ‘Christianity’ and ‘science’ opposite ends of a spectrum, or can they work together? Is it possible to prove Christianity? Where does suffering and evil come from? Examine what Christians think and ask one more question: What do I believe?

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Judgment versus Mercy

How can God be just and loving at the same time?

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Judgment versus Mercy

How can God be just and loving at the same time?

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Does God exist? And if He does exist, what is He like? For centuries religions have provided different answers to these big questions. Within Christianity there can seem to be a contradiction. The Old Testament (written before Jesus was born) appears to paint a picture of […]

The Grace of God

What do Christians believe about earning God's approval?

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The Grace of God

What do Christians believe about earning God's approval?

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Christians believe in an all-powerful God who created the world and provides for people. He is also described in the Bible as a judge who will one day bring ultimate justice to the world and everyone in it. So this begs the question: how do […]

Reading Genesis

Is it possible to reconcile science and the creation accounts?

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Reading Genesis

Is it possible to reconcile science and the creation accounts?

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Where do we come from? Why are we here? These are big questions. Science points us in the direction of the Big Bang and evolution to suggest answers. Christianity holds up Genesis’ story of a God-ordained creation to offer some ideas. These two ways of understanding […]

God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

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God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

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How can an event that happened 2000 years ago many miles way make a difference to anybody’s life today? RE:quest spoke to theologian Dr. Krish Kandiah about what makes Jesus’ death on the cross such an important part of Christian belief. To find out more […]

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God, the World and Stuff: The Bible

Is the Bible true?

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Is the Bible true? What does true even mean? Is the Bible trustworthy? RE:quest spoke to the President of the London School of Theology, Dr. Krish Kandiah, to hear his perspective on these questions.

God, the World and Stuff: Science and Faith

Does science disprove religion?

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God, the World and Stuff: Science and Faith

Does science disprove religion?

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Do we need religion in an age of science? How did the world come into being? Can you be a scientist and have a faith in God? RE:quest spoke to theologian and chemistry graduate Dr. Krish Kandiah and asked him what he thinks.

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God, the World and Stuff: the Existence of God

Is God real?

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Does God exist? How can you know? What is God like? Do Christians worship one God or three? RE:quest caught up with theologian Dr. Krish Kandiah and asked him what he thinks.

Faith and belief.

Can you ever know that God exists?

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Faith and belief.

Can you ever know that God exists?

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Fundamental to the Christian faith is a belief in God but the question remains – ‘How do you know that God exists?’ In this film a number of Christians discuss the answer to this question from their own experiences and opinions.

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Gifts of the Spirit

Big Questions: What are the ‘Gifts of the Spirit’?

And are they still used today?

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Christians believe in a ‘Triune God’ – that is one God that has three parts, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Bible talks about one  Holy Spirit as the one who is sent by God to help Christians live their […]

Big Questions Forgive

Big Questions: Why should I forgive?

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Have you ever had to forgive someone? Did you find it easy? Forgiveness is at the very heart of the Christian faith but what does it mean to truly forgive? One of the most important things Jesus taught his followers was to forgive others. In […]