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This list contains the majority of articles on this site.  They are written in the question-and-answer format of “Christian, tell me why….” answered by my reasoning of “Because”.

Names of God

Christian, tell me why is God called by so many names? God, Father, Lord, lots of different Hebrew words. Why not pick one and stick with it?

Finding Life’s Meaning

Christian, tell me why is the book of Ecclesiastes even in the Bible? It seems negative and fatalistic and weird. What’s up?

Jealous God

Christian, tell me why does the Bible say that God is “jealous”? Isn’t jealousy a bad thing?

Disciple

Christian, tell me why are Jesus’ followers usually called “Christian” but sometimes called “disciple”? What does “disciple” mean?

Just Enough

Christian, tell me why do you say that we shouldn’t worry about money? Why shouldn’t I do my best to get ahead?

Knowledge of Good and Evil

Christian, tell me why was it so bad for Adam and Eve to eat a piece of fruit? It hardly seems to warrant getting kicked out and sentenced to death!

Messiah

Christian, tell me why do you think that Jesus is the Messiah? What does “Messiah” mean, anyway?

Choose Home

Christian, tell me why you are always talking about “Eternity”?

Power in the Blood

Christian, tell me why do you talk so much about blood? That’s gruesome!

Worldview

Christian, tell me why do you believe that your view of things is better than anyone else’s?

Bride of Christ

Christian, tell me why do you refer to the church as the “Bride of Christ”? Is that any relation to Bride of Frankenstein? !!

Adopted Child of God

Christian, tell me why do you call yourself a “child of God”? What makes you so special?

Forgiveness

Christian, tell me why I should just forgive anyone who hurts me? I can’t pretend it didn’t happen. Isn’t it evil to ignore wrong-doing? What about justice?

Confession and Repentance

Christian, tell me why do you say that everyone must “confess” and “repent” of their sins? What gives you the right to be so judgmental?

Why Pray?

Christian, tell me why bother praying? God already knows what He’s planning to do. How would my prayer change that, and why would I want to?

God’s Not Fair

Christian, tell me why do you talk about the “grace of God”? What does that mean?

Kingdom of God

Christian, tell me why do you talk about the “Kingdom of God”? I don’t see any palaces or thrones being built!

The Church, the Body of Christ

Christian, tell me why do you insist on going to church? I can meet God anywhere, like by myself in the woods or when watching a sunset, can’t I?

The Jews, God’s Chosen People

Christian, tell me why do you say that the Jews are “chosen” by God? What makes them so special? Why are they always at the center of so much conflict?

Good Shepherd

Christian, tell me why do you call Jesus “the Good Shepherd”?

Lamb of God

Christian, tell me why do you call Jesus the “Lamb of God”?

Emmanuel

Christian, tell me why is Christmas so important to you?

Born Again

Christian, tell me why do you say that you are “born again” and have become a “new creature”? What on earth does that even mean?

Lost and Found

Christian, tell me why do you say that non-Christians are “lost”?

Husbands and Wives

Christian, tell me why are wives supposed to submit or “be subject” to their husbands? Why aren’t they equal?

Women in the Church

Christian, tell me why the Bible says for women to be silent, wear their hair long, cover their hair, and not teach or have authority over men?

Jesus, Only Jesus

Christian, tell me why you are so insistent on Jesus as the only answer? There is always more than one route to a destination!

Dress Code

Christian, tell me why you expect people to dress up for church in their “Sunday best”? You’re acting like a snob!

Names of God

Christian, tell me why is God called by so many names? God, Father, Lord, lots of different Hebrew words. Why not pick one and stick with it?

Finding Life’s Meaning

Christian, tell me why is the book of Ecclesiastes even in the Bible? It seems negative and fatalistic and weird. What’s up?

Jealous God

Christian, tell me why does the Bible say that God is “jealous”? Isn’t jealousy a bad thing?

Disciple

Christian, tell me why are Jesus’ followers usually called “Christian” but sometimes called “disciple”? What does “disciple” mean?

Just Enough

Christian, tell me why do you say that we shouldn’t worry about money? Why shouldn’t I do my best to get ahead?

Knowledge of Good and Evil

Christian, tell me why was it so bad for Adam and Eve to eat a piece of fruit? It hardly seems to warrant getting kicked out and sentenced to death!

Messiah

Christian, tell me why do you think that Jesus is the Messiah? What does “Messiah” mean, anyway?

Choose Home

Christian, tell me why you are always talking about “Eternity”?

Power in the Blood

Christian, tell me why do you talk so much about blood? That’s gruesome!

Worldview

Christian, tell me why do you believe that your view of things is better than anyone else’s?

Bride of Christ

Christian, tell me why do you refer to the church as the “Bride of Christ”? Is that any relation to Bride of Frankenstein? !!

Adopted Child of God

Christian, tell me why do you call yourself a “child of God”? What makes you so special?

Forgiveness

Christian, tell me why I should just forgive anyone who hurts me? I can’t pretend it didn’t happen. Isn’t it evil to ignore wrong-doing? What about justice?

Confession and Repentance

Christian, tell me why do you say that everyone must “confess” and “repent” of their sins? What gives you the right to be so judgmental?

Why Pray?

Christian, tell me why bother praying? God already knows what He’s planning to do. How would my prayer change that, and why would I want to?

God’s Not Fair

Christian, tell me why do you talk about the “grace of God”? What does that mean?

Kingdom of God

Christian, tell me why do you talk about the “Kingdom of God”? I don’t see any palaces or thrones being built!

The Church, the Body of Christ

Christian, tell me why do you insist on going to church? I can meet God anywhere, like by myself in the woods or when watching a sunset, can’t I?

The Jews, God’s Chosen People

Christian, tell me why do you say that the Jews are “chosen” by God? What makes them so special? Why are they always at the center of so much conflict?

Good Shepherd

Christian, tell me why do you call Jesus “the Good Shepherd”?

Lamb of God

Christian, tell me why do you call Jesus the “Lamb of God”?

Emmanuel

Christian, tell me why is Christmas so important to you?

Born Again

Christian, tell me why do you say that you are “born again” and have become a “new creature”? What on earth does that even mean?

Jesus, God’s Word

Christian, tell me why do you refer to Jesus as the “Word” of God?

Lost and Found

Christian, tell me why do you say that non-Christians are “lost”?

Husbands and Wives

Christian, tell me why are wives supposed to submit or “be subject” to their husbands? Why aren’t they equal?

Women in the Church

Christian, tell me why the Bible says for women to be silent, wear their hair long, cover their hair, and not teach or have authority over men?

Jesus, Only Jesus

Christian, tell me why you are so insistent on Jesus as the only answer? There is always more than one route to a destination!

Dress Code

Christian, tell me why you expect people to dress up for church in their “Sunday best”? You’re acting like a snob!