Asking Questions


Genesis 3:1 “Yea, hath God said. . . .?” (Satan) (the first question) (He calls into question what God said.)

(A) 2:16-17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it. . . .”

(The answer to this question was given already, and nobody thought it was important!)

(Romans 3:4 “. . . yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written. . . .”)

Genesis 25:32 “Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?”

Exodus 5:2 “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice. . . .?” (Pharaoh) (He got no answer.)

(A) 15:26 “. . . hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God . . . for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” (to Israel)

(A) 1st Samuel 12:14-15 “. . . then shall the . . . hand of the Lord be against you. . . .” (to Israel)

(A) Psalm 29:3-5 “The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars. . . .”

(A) 46:6 “The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.”

Matthew 22:33-36 “. . . one of [the Pharisees] which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him. . . .” (Standard!)

Luke 10:23-29 “And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him. . . .” (asking more questions, naturally)

John 3:1-2 (contains Nick’s unasked question: “How can I get to heaven?”)

(A) vs. 3 “Jesus answered . . . Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

(A) 14:1-6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

3:4 “How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”

4:11 “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?”

v. 12 “Art thou greater than our father Jacob. . . ?”

6:30 “. . . What sign shewest . . . that we may see, and believe thee?” (the people)

(A) 1st Corinthians 1:22-24 “For the Jews require a sign . . . But we preach Christ crucified. . . .”

v. 52 “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”

(A) v. 58 “. . . not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. . . .” (That is, not by mouth.)

12:5 “Why was not this ointment sold . . . and given to the poor?” (Judas)

(A) v. 6 “This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag. . . .”

13:37 “Lord, why cannot I follow thee now?” (Peter)

(A) v. 38 “Wilt thou . . . ?” (The Lord)

18:38 “What is truth?” (Pilate)

(A) 14:6 “I am . . . the truth. . . .” (The Lord)

(A) 17:17 “. . . thy word is truth.” (The Lord)

Acts 8:26-37 The Ethiopian’s three questions and Philip’s two answers. (Now we’re getting somewhere.)

9:4-6 (v. 5) “Who art thou, Lord?” (Paul)

(A) Exodus 20:2 “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt. . . .”

(A) Ezekiel 7:8-9 “. . . and ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth.”

(v. 6) “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Paul) (Now we’re really getting somewhere.)

(A) Deuteronomy 6:5 “. . . thou shalt love; the Lord thy God with all . . . thy might.”

(1st John 5:1 “. . . every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begottten of him.”)

(Acts 9:1 “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord. . . .”)


Genesis 3:7-13 (v. 9) “Where art thou?” (The second question in the bible.)

(v. 11) “Who told thee. . . ?” “Hast thou eaten. . . .?” (The third and fourth.)

(v. 13) “What is this that thou hast done?” (The fifth.)

4:8- 9 “Where is Abel thy brother?”

(A) v. 10 “What hast thou done?” (again)

Acts 9:4 “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”

(A) Because he was IGNORANT! (See: 1st Timothy 1:12-13)

Jeremiah 8:9 “. . . lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?” (None!)

(A) Romans 1:18-22 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. . . .”

Job 9:2-4 “. . . how should man be just with God?” (Job)

(A) Romans 3:23-26 “Being justified freely by his grace . . . the justifier of him which believeth. . . .”

(A) Isaiah 53:11 “. . . by his knowledge shall my righteous servant [the Lord] justify many. . . .”

v. 4 “. . . who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?”

v. 12 “Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?”

Genesis 32:24-27 “What is thy name?” (An angel)

(A) 27:19,24 (Why an angel asks Jacob’s name) “I am Esau. . . .”

Exodus 4:1-3 “What is that in thine hand?”

4:8-14 “And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth?

. . . And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses. . . .”

16:27-28 “How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?”

Job 24:1 “Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?”

(A) Matthew 16:1-4 Because they are “wicked and adulterous.”

Luke 12:56 “Ye hypocrites, . . . how is it that ye do not discern this time?”

(A) John 12:37-41 they’re blind

Isaiah 50:1-3 The Lord answers His own questions and Israel is in serious trouble.

51:12 “I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man . . . ?”

(The answer is contained in the continuing question:)

v. 13 “. . . And forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens . . . and where is the fury of the oppressor?”

(A) Revelation 20:14-15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

66:1-2 “The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me. . . ?”

(A) Ephesians 2:18-22 “In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

(A) 1st Peter 2:5 “Ye also . . . are built up a spiritual house. . .”

Revelation 13:6 “. . . in blasphemy against . . . his tabernacle. . . .” (That is, us.)

(A) 1st Corinthians 3:9 “For . . . ye are God’s building.”

(A) Acts 7:48 “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands. . . .”

Jeremiah 2:19-21 “. . . how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?”

vs. 23-24 “How canst thou say, I am not polluted. . . .?”

(A) Psalm 106:34-41 (v. 38) “. . . they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted. . . .”

(A) Ezekiel 16:1-6 “And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said . . . Live. . . .”

(A) Hosea 6:8 –7:11 “Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.”

vs. 26-28 “But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee?”

Deuteronomy 32:31-43 (v. 37) “Where are their gods. . . .?”

(A) Isaiah 2:17-22 “. . . a man shall cast his idols . . . to the moles and to the bats. . . .”

Jeremiah 3:1-2 “If a man put away his wife, and she go from him . . . shall he return unto her again?”

(A) Deuteronomy 24:1-4 “Her . . . husband . . . may not take her again . . . that is abomination. . . .”

Ezekiel 18:31 “. . . make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”

(A) v. 28-30 “Because he . . . turneth away from all his transgressions . . . he shall surely live, he shall not die.”

(A) John 3:19-20 “. . . men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

Zechariah 1:1-5 “Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?”

(A) Genesis 3:19 “. . . for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

(A) Ecclesiastes 3:20 “All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.”

Malachi 1:6 “. . . where is mine honour . . . where is my fear?”

(A) “Fear was just for back then, in the old testament.” (We have cable TV, now.)

Revelation 15:4 “Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name?” (Answer: those who end up in hell!)

(A) Psalm 89:7 “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints. . . .”

Matthew 8:23-26 “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?” (The question contains the answer!)

(Luke 8:22-25 “And he said unto them, Where is your faith?”)

Matthew 5:46-48 “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?” (The question contains the answer!)

Matthew 11:7-9 “What went ye out into the wilderness to see?” (Standing around like a bunch of moon-eyed cows!)

(A) Somebody who looks like the “pope” looks, who’s politically correct and says it in a politically correct way!

(v. 9-10 Who they saw.)

(3:1-12 What he looked like — and sounded like.) (He looked terrible and sounded worse!)

Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

(You can come up with your own answer here.)

Matthew 22:41-46 “. . . how is he his son? . . . neither durst any man . . . ask him any more questions.”


Matthew 15:1-3 “Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?”

(A) Mark 7:9 “Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”

15:32-34 “How many loaves have ye?”

16:5-12 (The answer is in verse 10: enough bread for “four thousand”)

19:16-17 (Q) “Why callest thou me good?”

(A) v. 21-22 He didn’t think he was “good.”

Matthew 22:15-18 “Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?”

(The question contains the answer!)

vs. 19-20 “Whose is this image and superscription?”

(The question is the answer!)

Mark 11:27-33 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question. . . .”


Luke 6:46 “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”

24:1-8 Angels: “Why seek ye the living among the dead?”

John 5:44-47 Right to the point questions for religious people who are not bible believers

6:5-6 “Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?”

(See: Isaiah 55. This chapter is the answer for the thirsty soul!)

8:1-10 “Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?”

20:11-16 v. 15 “Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?”

(A) Because she didn’t believe that the Lord would overcome death and rise again in three days and three nights!

1st Corinthians 12:15-17 “If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand . . . is it therefore not of the body?”

(A) v. 4-14 “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.”

v. 29-20 “Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? . . . do all speak with tongues?”

(Does anybody not know the answer?)

15:12, 29-30 “why are they then baptized for the dead?”

(In other words, what’s the point?)

1st Peter 4:17-18 “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

(A) Revelation 20:14-15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

(Any questions?)