Questions and Answers
4. How do you explain the
fact that in the book of Proverbs, first it is written: "Answer not a
fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him" (Proverbs
26:4) and immediately after: "Answer a fool according to his folly, lest
he be wise in his own conceit" (Proverbs 26:5)?
7. Genesis 10:31.
"These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues,
in their lands, after their nations". This passage precedes the chapter
where it is written about the Tower of Babel where God confused the language
of the whole world. The question is this: why does the author speak about
tongues? Did they have already a different tongue or was the confusing of
tongues only for a nation?
10. Your idea is based
completely on the 'Holy Scriptures'. However, who can say that the events
written in the 'Holy Scriptures' are real events?? Are there any real and I
underline real testimonies?' Perhaps all was made and written and transmitted
in order to give an answer to the things we can't know, that is, to the
mysteries of life. What do you think?
11. Why do you believe
blindly in what the Bible says? Suppose all is untrue; suppose atheism or any
religion is true, but the religion of Jesus Christ is not true; suppose
nothing or everything is right. Why do you continue to say that only you are
right, criticizing those who don't believe?
12. I don't feel at all
wounded by your words. Each one has his own opinion and must not force the
others to have the same opinion. It is true, perhaps you are right and I am
wrong, yet until I am not convinced I will keep my opinion. How can you say
that only you have known the truth? Who says to you that God (if He exists)
15. I would like to ask you
a question which I asked myself last night [on 29th November 2000] without
finding an answer until now. Last night, while I was reading the first
epistle of Paul to Timothy I stopped for a moment to consider the verse 20 of
the first chapter: "Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto
Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme" and then I read also the
reference, that is 1 Corinthians 5:5 which says: "I have decided that such
a one ought to be delivered unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that
the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus" [translated from
the IBRV]. What does the following expression 'delivered unto Satan"
mean? Are there any similar events nowadays? And then, does the expression
"for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved"
mean that the flesh can sin and the spirit remain alive? I don't think so!
19. If God in the second
commandment forbids us to make any carved image, or any likeness of anything
that is in heaven or that is in the earth, why was there inside the
tabernacle a curtain (the one which separated the Holy Place from the Most
Holy Place) with cherubim worked into it by a skilled craftsman? We know that
those images were not worshipped; however could we then justify the untrue
answer given by the Catholics according to which there is a difference
between the adoration to God and the veneration given to the saints, to the
dead and to Mary? And could we justify also the making of carved images and
sculptures which are put by the Catholics in their houses, and in their
places of worship, as the two cherubim were put into the Most Holy Place?