Common Faith Questions

 

Let’s face it, we all have questions. Here at Curtis, we don’t claim to know all the answers, but we do know the One who does. Take time to look through some of the common questions we receive about our God and our faith. If you happen to have a question that is not on this list, feel free to contact us here.

Does God love me?

The answer is in the Bible, God’s Word to us:

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” — Jeremiah 31:3

God loves you, and He loves you with a love beyond understanding, because there is no human love comparable to divine love. He wants to forgive you. He wants to have a relationship with you.

“God is love.” — 1 John 4:16

It doesn’t make any difference how far you try to run from God. He loves you. His eye is on you. He sees you. God loves you, and the Bible says that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, from heaven to this earth for you. Christ came to this earth to pay for your sins on a cross. God has a plan for your life.

What Can God Do for Me?

The answer is in the Bible:

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’” — Jeremiah 29:11

God created you in His image, and you are important to God.

“Indeed the very hairs of your head are numbered.” — Luke 12:7

God knows who you are. He knows your name and everything about you. He cares for you.

Can God really change my life?

No matter who you are or how you’ve lived your life, God will receive you into His family. He will change you and make you complete. Trust Him and experience His mercy for yourself.

“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27

“The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, … and you will be changed into a different person.” — 1 Samuel 10:6

Who is Jesus? What does His life, death and resurrection mean for me?

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” — John 14:6

Is there something missing in your life? Do you have what you need for your physical comfort, but you still don't feel real joy in your life?

God says that your joy does not come from material possessions. God provides you with all the things you need, even things that money can’t buy!

“We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” Acts 14:15,17

True joy, the kind of joy that people can’t take away from you, comes from an abiding personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Trusting Jesus brings joy to your life.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Sometimes having faith in something you can’t see is difficult to imagine, but the joy that will be present in your life as a result of placing your faith in Jesus is evidence of the goal of your faith – the salvation of your soul.

“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9

Jesus wants you to feel true joy in your life.

What do I have to do to go to heaven?

God isn’t waiting to judge you. God isn’t waiting to condemn you. He’s waiting to receive you with mercy, with love, with open arms, and forgive all your sins. Will you come to Him? Will you turn from your sin and promise to live for Him? He can transform your life—and you can look forward to eternity with Him in heaven.

“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” — Romans 10:9

There is nothing you can do to earn God’s forgiveness; it is possible only by His grace when you have faith in Him. God is a loving God and wants to forgive you. He wants to welcome you into His family.

“To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” — John 1:12

You can be a child of God today.

“He asked, ‘What must I do to be saved?’ They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.’” — Acts 16:30, 31

Do you sometimes feel like you're all alone in the world? Do you wish there was someone who really cared about you? Someone you could ALWAYS count on?

God tells you that good friends are very important…

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

But even close friends and family let us down sometimes. God says that you have one friend that will NEVER let you down.

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24

You don’t need to be afraid when you’re feeling alone, or things are not going well for you. Jesus is there for you ALL the time.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Jesus wants to be your friend — ALL the time — EVERY time.

Is your future secure?

The way of man stores up treasures, things like money, stocks and bonds, retirement plans, and insurance policies to provide for their security. God says that our security for the future doesn’t rest in earthly treasures.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there you heart will be also.” Matthew 6: 19-21

While these earthly things can bring you financial security, they cannot provide security for your heart and soul. God wants you to trust Jesus for your security.

“His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.” Psalm 112:8

Your future is made secure through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Because Jesus took your place in payment for your sin, you have the blessed hope of a secure future.

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19

Jesus loves you and He wants you to have a secure future through a personal relationship with Him.