East Dulwich Tabernacle

Baptist Church

An independent reformed baptist church, founded in 1877

107 Barry Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 0HW

East Dulwich Tabernacle
Answers to Questions

Answers to Questions

Here are some suggestions as to how you can think this leading question through. Question yourself along the following lines: What do I make of the fact that I exist at all? What do I make of the world around me?
Why is it necessary? Why does anyone need to be 'saved'? What actually happens when a person is converted? The best answer to these questions is given in the most famous parable in the Bible, the parable of the Prodigal Son.
This is a problem which crosses the minds of many of us as soon as we begin to think about God. "If He is a God of love (as Christians say), why does He allow such things as the gas chambers and disabled babies?"
"Christianity is nothing more than a crutch to help people who cannot stand up to life." How do we answer this objection? It would be easy to list the names of outstanding people who have been zealous Christians...
How can anyone be expected to believe in the myths and legends of the Bible? How can we take seriously a religion which comes from such a book? For thousands of people a great question-mark hangs over the Bible on account of its alleged fictions.
Here is an objection to the Christian message which seems to many to be insurmountable. Even serious seekers stumble at it, and critics make hay with it. The ideas of love and hell seem to be opposites.
How can we know which is right? And is it true all religions lead to God? There are bound to be many religions in the world because people are always ready to ‘worship’ in ways which they have designed for themselves…
This objection is heard very frequently from people of all ages and every possible background. People say, “How can we possibly take Christianity seriously? It is such a narrow belief. To be a Christian I’d have to be very naive.”