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Graver wrote:I think I can shed some light on this. I'm a practicing Christian, so I've a wee bit of expertise in this.
First, we have to define what you're asking:
To question God, as in ask, is an acceptable thing to do in prayer.
To question God, as in doubt, is never acceptable.
There are two aspects of Christianity that make a great world of difference. The faith, and the religion. Religion is meaningless. Religion is going to Church on Sundays, bowing your head when the Pastor leads the congregation in prayer, and reading the Bible. They're just actions, habits that people do. They have no bearing on your actual relationship with God (which is what Christianity is all about).
Faith is the basis og everything. To doubt God means that you don't have faith in God. This does stem from the belief that God is all-powerful and all-knowing. The Bible tells of men doing great things due to their faith in God, and of others falling when they doubt.
One of the scriptures quoted for this is "The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away." because no matter what our circumstance, we're to remain faithful to him and praise him for the good as well as the bad.
If you actually look at the Bible, its teachings boil down to two things:
1. Faith in God
The selflessness comes into play with the faith, since we're not to doubt God when things seem to turn against us. If we're complaining about how things suck, then we're thinking about ourselves, and thus being selfish. But being faithful and being selfless are the two most difficult things a human can be, because our nature is doubtful and greedy.
I hope this has helped clarify things for you.
Graver wrote:We live in a world of sin.
If we're complaining about how things suck, then we're thinking about ourselves, and thus being selfish
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