Here is a sample of those questions:
-Was it just a puff and animals and plants and water just appeared or was there a process?
-Are creationism and evolution both right? Because the science makes sense and has proof, but the Bible says everything was made in 7 days.
-How do we know if we have done enough to get to heaven?
-How do I start the conversations with my friends about my faith?
-Was there anyone who tried to help when you were being nailed to the cross?
-Why did Jesus have to die on the cross and not just use powers?
-If my friend asked Jesus into his heart once, but doesn’t go to church, read his Bible, or pray, is he still saved?
-Does everyone who doesn’t accept Jesus go to hell? Even the people who haven’t heard about Him?
-How do I know if I’m going to Heaven?
-Why is swearing or using the Lord’s name in vain “the unforgivable sin?”
-If you have physical body problems does it go away in Heaven?
-Do we know what any one from the Bible actually looked like?
-How do you know when God “calls” you?
-How do we tell God’s Will from our own?
-How are we supposed to apply the Bible to modern day times if culture was so different back then?
-Who made the Bible and where did they get the information?
-How do we know the people who wrote the Bible weren’t fibbing?
-Are some of the things in the Bible metaphors? I know miracles are miracles because they are unexplainable, but some things wouldn’t be possible, like when time stopped for Joshua.
Our Faith and Other Religions:
-Why do nonbelievers try to find things wrong with our faith and what we do?
-If we believe our religion is right and others are believe their religion is also right how can any religion be wrong?
-What makes OUR religion right?
-Why is it that out of all the different religions and ideas is ours the right one?
-How do I defend Christianity when the church has done so many negative things throughout history (slavery, etc.?)
-In the Bible it talks a lot about God being with an army and defeating their enemies. Does this mean that they did not break the commandment “Thou shalt not kill?”
-Why does God demand the death of so many people in the Old Testament?
-Why does God seem so angry and full of hate in the Old Testament?
-Why does it feel like God isn’t there during the hard times?
-How do you continue to have your faith and make it stronger or even keep it when so many difficult temptations and situations surround us, especially in school everyday?
-Why did Jesus choose a poor birth opposed to being born a king?
-Why did Jesus not just kill King Herrod when he wanted Jesus dead?
-Why Mary? Why Joseph?
-Why did Joseph and Mary not marry before having Jesus, did God command it?
-Why was Mary not stoned? (Maggie’s editorializing: I think the student means with rocks J )
-How did Jesus get in Mary’s Belly?
Good People/Bad Things:
-Why do bad things happen to good people and not the bad?
-Why does the Lord let us suffer?
-Why do bad things happen and why does He let children be born into bad families, disease and born with disabilities?
-What does the Bible say about suicide?
-Why do Bad things happen to Good people?
-Why does the Lord have really bad things happen to some people?
-Why do some people never get the opportunity to experience joy? Like those who are born into horrible circumstances like war and abuse and then die in those circumstances?
-We can relate to Jesus when it comes to temptation but since he never sinned how can he help me when I sin and don’t feel like I can relate to him anymore?
-Why so much mercy for such great sins?
-So I understand how using God’s name in vain is a sin, but what’s so wrong about using other swear words? What makes swearing such a bad sin?
-Is birth control bad? I hear things in the news about abortion and Christians being ProLife. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to think.
-How come Christians get divorced? Does God still love/accept them?
Life and Meaning:
-Is life worth living if you have nothing to live for?
-If you feel that your life has no meaning, what should you do?
-Why is it so hard to do what is right in school, even when you know what you have to do?
-What is the best thing to do when you feel overwhelmed with school and family and life?
-The Creation Mandate is what our purpose as humans is, but what about living a life that’s memorable? Society makes it seem as if you can’t live a pleasurable and fun life if you’re a Christian and follow God. How should we approach this subject?
-How do I make Jesus relevant to my friends when there are more “fun” and “attractive” things available in our culture?
-Is God always in my life when I feel like He is not responsive?
-Why does the Lord not put things in our life that we need?
-Why should I have a faith?
-Why me God?
-Why such an abounding Love?
-Who is the Holy Spirit?
-Why is the Holy Spirit not thought of as much like God and Jesus?
What are your thoughts on the types of questions that were asked?