Answering a Question with a Question
In the Bible, Jesus often asked a question in response to someone asking him a question.
Take for instance, Matthew 9:14-15. "Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, 'Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?' And Jesus said to them, 'The wedding guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they?'" Or look, for example, at Matthew 15:1-3. "Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 'Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.' He answered them, 'And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?'"
At Fairfield Glade Community Church, we are encouraged to ask questions. One question often leads to other questions. We are an inquisitive bunch.
If any preacher or pastor tells you that he or she has all of the answers, I would be very skeptical.
Jesus himself didn't always have all of the answers. Apparently he didn't even know when his so called Second Coming at the end of times would occur: "about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father" (Mark 13:32).
God is beyond our full comprehension. But that is not a bad thing. One of the beauties about our Christian religion is that we can never stop learning, never stop growing in our knowledge and experience of God. Being a Christian is not boring. We are on a never ending adventure of exploration and discovery.
At Fairfield Glade Community Church, it's OK to answer a question with a question. We are a church where ti's OK if we don't have all of the answers, yet.