Big Questions

Many people struggle with serious concerns about God. 

They ask, "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in the world?" They object, "A caring God would certainly never torture people in hell for eternity!" They genuinely express alarm for those who've never heard of Jesus Christ, "If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard about him?"

Many times concerns such as these are purely intellectual. At other times, they reflect a bad experience with a church or a negative interaction with a Christian. Regardless of the source, if you have doubts about God and church, we want you to know that we welcome your challenging questions at CrossWalk. 

We would like it to be easy to find answers to the most difficult questions about faith. Check out our big questions below, and let us know if there's something you'd still like to ask us.  You can email your questions to us, call the CrossWalk office at 602-304-0072 or come visit us on Sunday mornings. 

One of the big questions going around nowadays is the question of God’s existence. How can I know that God really exists? Is it even possible to find out if God is really real?

Often, when Christ-followers address this...

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In 1631, two London Bible printers accidentally left the word “not” out of the sixth commandment, which then read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” This legendary book is now known as the “Wicked Bible.”

Beyond it being more than a little humorous, the reason we bring this intriguing...

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It's all about God. Really, everything is about God.

I can attempt to ignore him. I can try to wish him away. I can struggle and fight against him with all my heart and soul.

But he keeps showing up, and he does so in confusingly...

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“If there’s a heaven, then there is a hell. If God is all-knowing, why would he create me knowing I’m going to make bad choices and go to hell? That’s kind of cruel. Maybe he shouldn’t create me in the first place.”

Well, let’s start answering this question with the statements we can...

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Do you ever just wake up and start your day with way too much on your mind? Ever feel like just going back to bed and pulling the covers up over your head? That feeling happens to most of us on occasion. 

Some of us have so many tasks on our “to-do” list that it would take a month to get...

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Communicating is a vital skill. Without good communication important relationships deteriorate. Businesses go down the tubes. Modern science tells us that the stress caused by poor communication or miscommunication can even cause our health to suffer.

Communication experts often teach the...

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Life is a journey. Psalm 23 says, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.  He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake." 

Sounds like quite the journey, doesn't it? So...

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Does God really love me? 

Sometimes it's hard to believe that he could! And sometimes in life it's equally hard to believe what God is actually doing in my life. We've been the world's punching bag for so long, it just seems like there's no way to get on the winning side of...

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Stress could save your life! But it usually doesn't feel like it, does it?

Yet there was the headline right on the cover of a February 2009 issue of Newsweek magazine. 

The subtitle goes on to state, “It’s better for you than you think.” And in the article itself, Janet...

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Does your life seem out of focus? Are you struggling to get things done - or even to figure out what things really need to get done?  

One of the most important things that can be learned in life is to ask some simple questions: 

1. Do you know the most important thing that you...

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Everything we teach at CrossWalk revolves around three simple goals. We want everyone at CrossWalk to have clear answers to their questions about:

• Identity
• Destiny
• Possibility

So whether you attend worship on a weekend, a class system class, a growth group, a...

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It’s always a surprise at first, but every spring here in Arizona, right when it seems like we were just hearing forecasts of cold, and rain, even snow (though we don’t get much of that here) there come the "heat contests."

You know what we're talking about. On television and radio, there...

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“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15, NIV)

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Once you put something into the garbage, do you still own it?

It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? And it became even more interesting a few years ago when a script for a sequel to the box office hit movieTwilight was ...

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Dr. Michael Linden, a German psychiatrist, announced at a 2009 meeting of the American Psychiatric Association that he had identified a new mental illness.  The disorder is modeled after post-traumatic stress disorder because it too is a response to a trauma that endures. 

And what is...

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the great Russian novelist, once wrote that “the death of a single infant calls into question the existence of God.”

And he was a devout Christian!

One can understand how Dostoyevsky might have had his doubts after some of the experiences he went through in life...

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“God doesn’t want us to judge another, right? If the answer is “yes,” then why should we judge those who do things contrary to what the Bible says? How can we as humans pass judgment? Isn’t that God’s job?”

Great questions! Isn’t it true that we all hate being judged by another? So what...

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Asa, King of Judah, worried that God was near-sighted. Or at least that he couldn’t see his situation very well. And that situation appeared to be pretty bleak. The armies of Israel were besieging his country. 

So Asa, go-getter that he was, decided to go after the problem himself. He...

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Are you ambitious?

In the church, the word ambition often gets a bad name. But what exactly does ambition mean?  

If you look at Webster’s first definition you can see why Christians have long shied away from the term: “An ardent desire for rank, fame or power.” The word ambition...

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Have you ever had a moment in life where you said, “This changes everything!” In the late 1920’s, America had such a moment. It was the 1929 stock market crash that led to the subsequent Great Depression. For those who went through that period (and then World War II as well) their lives were...

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Sometimes life throws us a big, fat curve ball. 

It may be just that we're on "overload." At other moments in life, we just feel dazed and deflated. Whatever it is you're feeling that's causing you to be searching for meaning and purpose in life, then CrossWalk is the church for you....

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