Published on January 31st, 2014 | by Alex and Brett Harris

If You Could Ask God Anything, What Would You Ask Him?





For the past fifteen years, photojournalist Chuck Bigger has traveled the globe with Compassion International, working to bring to life the stories of thousands of children living in poverty.

When given the opportunity to interview individual children, Bigger likes to ask them this question: “If God were sitting in this room with us right now, what one thing would you ask Him?”

This video is a compilation of some of those answers, ranging from, “How did you create the earth?” to “Why is my father still an alcoholic, even though we pray?”

“At times I have laughed out loud at the responses and there have also been occasions that left me weeping and feeling that my heart had just been cut out with a spoon,” says Bigger. “I remember one little girl, in particular though. She lived in Brazil with her 83-year-old grandmother. She told me that she would ask God why he made so many poor people and why he makes them suffer so. That one left me stunned and speechless, literally weeping. I didn’t have an answer for her.”

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So what about you? If you could ask God one question, any question at all, what would you ask Him? Leave a comment with your question below!











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  • Liam Siegler

    I have no questions for God to be honest. I tried thinking of one but couldn’t.

  • Ken Lai

    I would like to ask God about my duty.

  • kelly grow

    I would ask God why? Why did He create people … the entire universe? He didn’t need us!

    • Sam B.

      And why did he create our bodies with so many physical flaws?

      • kelly grow

        I think He created us physically flawed so we would be humble (or be more likely to be 😛 ). So that we would be awed by the power and beauty of His other creations and realize that even though we are special, we are only special because He made us so. My thoughts….

        • Sam B.

          But when he created man he said that the creation was “very good”. He didn’t say this about any other of his creations, so we should be the best, but we arnt. For example, hundreds of people die each year because they choke to death. This could have been easily avoided if we didn’t eat and breath through the same tube. Dolphins have two separate tubes, one for breathing and one for eating, why didn’t God do that for us? I don’t see how choking to death will benefit my relationship with God. While choking, I will not think “wow, Gods other creatures are so beautiful, I am humbled right now as I choke.” No one ever said “thank you god for giving us the ability to choke.” It doesn’t bring anyone closer to God, it doesn’t make anyone love God. So, why would God give us this physical flaw and yet spare the dolphin from such a fate?

          • Emily

            God didn’t make us with any physical flaws- he made us with a choice. He didn’t want to make us like robots, programmed to obey him- he wanted us to be able to choose. But when Adam and Eve disobeyed him in the Garden of Eden, his perfect world changed to one with many flaws. The consequence of their sin left the world with natural disasters and suffering. And, we have to admit, we would have chosen the same as them had we been in their place.
            And if you’re still wondering, we do have two separate tubes. One is the esophagus, which takes the food, and the other is the trachea, which leads to the lungs.One is right behind the other, and a flap of skin is just between the openings, and closes the esophagus when we want to breathe, and vice versa.
            God would never want suffering to come to anyone,because he is all good.However, when Satan tempted Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden, it was the fault of humans, not God.

          • Liam Siegler

            I do agree, God didn’t make us like robots who were programmed, he gave us a will.

            God Bless,

            Liam

          • Sam B.

            We have one tube that connects to those two tubes. The mouth is the entry point for both of those tubes. We should have had two separate ones so we wouldn’t have to choke. It wouldn’t have been that hard to do and it would have made us “very good”. If you say God didn’t create us with any physical flaws, then you are suggesting that after the fall, out anatomy changed so that we now can choke. It must have been impossible for Adam and Eve to choke, because they couldn’t die. But how could that be if their anatomy is the same as ours? If God changed our anatomy, then we changed us so that we are no longer “ver good” which means we are on the same level of animals, just “good”.

            We don’t need the choice of evil to have free will. Read the book of genesis, it never says that God put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden so that Adam and Eve would have free will. If the purpose of this story was to explain why we have free will, it would have been much more explicitly stated. The purpose of this story isn’t to explain free will, but to explain the origin of suffering and evil. Evil is not needed to choose good. I can choose from 5 different good things without having an evil thing to choose from, and still have free will. I can choose to eat a banana or oatmeal, it’s a choice and I didnt have to also have the option of evil in order to not be a robot. My parents chose a name for me, they didn’t have to have the option of evil for that choice, they had free will even without the presence of evil.

            Plus, we were flawed before the fall. During child birth women felt pain, that is a. Imperfection, it could have been avoided.

          • Maitlyn

            The purpose of this story is not necessarily to explain the origin of suffering and evil, as you said. It is to show that we as humans are imperfect and we need God to save us from our imperfection.
            Also, yes, I believe that evil is needed for good to be good. Think about it this way.
            We are all sinners (rom. 3:23) and God hates sin (psalm 5) and as a perfect God, he cannot be around sin.
            If we weren’t sinners, we wouldn’t be separated from God, and we wouldn’t need Jesus to die to save us from our sins.
            If we weren’t sinners and didn’t need Jesus to save us from our sin, it wouldn’t be good news to us that Jesus died for our sin.
            The good news (the Gospel) isn’t very good if you separate it from the bad news.
            Hopefully that makes sense.

          • Sam B.

            Natural disasters are only called such because they destroy out homes and hurt/kill people. But the truth is, they are natural. The world would be much different without them, I’m not sure if you would want to live in a world without them. Hurricanes are a way to circulate temperature throughout the earth. Earthquakes are a result of plate tectonics. Without plate tectonics, there would be no mountains. Plate tectonics are moving because they are on layers of molten rock which are molten because the earths core is really hot. If plate tectonics were not moving, then the earths core would be cold. If the earths core was cold enough, then it would not have a molten iron core. Without that core, it would not generate a magnetic field. Without a magnetic field, life on earth would not exist (at least human life) because we would be unprotected from the suns solar wind. So in the end, earthquakes do cause disaster, but they are side effects of a much needed process on the earth. Earthquakes and plate tectonics couldn’t have started after the Fall because Adam and Eve would have been killed by the suns solar win

          • Sam B.

            It seems to me that God was the first one to tempt Adam and Eve. He put the tree there and told them not to eat from it. if people are told not to do something, they will be curious and tempted to do it. If god didn’t want them to eat for it, he shouldn’t have put it in the middle of the garden. Parents understand that if you don’t want your kids to get something, you don’t make it easily accessible. You don’t say, “now son, you can play with any of your squirt guns or nerf guns in the house, but my AK-47 that is sitting right in your room, right next to your bed, don’t you EVER touch that one.” That would be silly. You hide the real gun and lock it up and you don’t show your kid where the key is. Your kid still has a choice in what they will do, they can play with the nerf gun or the squirt gun, you didn’t take away any of their free will. The truth is, if you don’t want him using the “evil” gun, then don’t put it smack dab on his face.

          • Becca

            I agree with you, putting a real gun in a child’s room and telling them not to play with it would be silly. But I disagree that God tempted Adam and Eve to sin. God did not tempt them, Satan did. If Adam and Eve were divine (such as like Jesus) God could have told them not to eat of the tree and it would never have crossed their minds. But God did not make us divine, he made us with a choice, a choice between Him and Sin. I see the Tree of Good and Evil as a test, God testing Adam and Eve to see if they would choose Him over sin. They choose sin after giving into the temptation Satan put into their hearts. I hope this helps you! You will be in my prayers.

          • jessiethought

            James 1:13-14 “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God,’ for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.”

          • Maitlyn

            Yes! This is awesome.

          • Maitlyn

            I would disagree with you. God does not tempt anyone. As Emily said earlier in the discussion, God created us with free will and a CHOICE to glorify Him or turn against Him. God gave Adam and Eve everything they could ever want or need in the garden of Eden. The tree of knowledge of good and evil was a test. (God also tested Job– and even Jesus!) DIFFERENT from just having nerf and squirt guns. EVERYTHING.
            As Becca said, God DID NOT tempt them, Satan did.
            Before they ate of the fruit, Adam and Eve were without sin in the perfect world God had created for them.
            Once they ate the fruit, giving into the temptations of sin and Satan, they were unclean and could not be near God, because God is a righteous God who hates sin and cannot be near it.
            That is why Adam and Eve were sent out of the garden.
            Praise the Lord that the story doesn’t end there!
            We now have a way to be with God because He sent His Son to die in our place–to be destroyed for our destruction. Now all who believe in Him and put their faith in Him will be saved and will live with our King in Heaven forever. How can you argue with that?! :)

            I am praying for you.

          • Sam B.

            Sorry Emily. It has been brought to my attention that my comments have been fairly negative. I have done a lot of thinking since my discussions on this site. We have different views on religion, but is know I still need to respect you. Sorry if I have been disrespectful or hurtful in anyway, this was not my intention. I was simply wanting a discussion, but I realize I got rude in the process. Sorry. I hope you have a good day and continue to live out your faith.

          • kelly grow

            I’d never thought of that. I do feel awed, though, when I’m not being accidentally stepped on. I’m sometimes around draft horses which could kill me just by not watching where they’re going. It makes me happy and thankful that they are watching, and amazed at their size and power.
            And this is only very vaguely related, but if I had made myself “Very good”, I would be able to fly!

        • Sam B.

          Kelly,
          I understand what you are saying. Please disregard my previous comments, they were rude and not helpful. Thanks for being so polite even when I wasn’t.

          • kelly grow

            It’s ok. :)

      • Liam Siegler

        He didn’t make us have flaws WE did. Man sinned and we paid the consequences.

      • Dearest Jasper

        To give plastic surgeons a job :)

    • Abigail McCoy

      Because He loves us!!! :)

  • Sam B.

    I would ask God “what is the point in being invisible? Why do you try so hard to hide yourself? Why is there no evidence for your existence?”

    • James W.

      It was never God’s intention to be hidden from us. Through the Fall we were separated from having a relationship with him through our sin. The only way for us to commune with God is through a relationship with Christ. However, I would not say that there is no evidence for His existence. Keep in mind that “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” and ” For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they [unbelievers] are without excuse.” God’s creation shouts to the world the truth of His existence!

      Signed,

      James W. Ware

      • Sam B.

        It was Gods intention to be hidden, since the beginning of the world Jesus was there and it was Gods plan to send Jesus into the world, he planned going dark since the beginning. Also, communication is two way, but God never speaks to people. We can pray to him, but he never responds. What are your thoughts on schizophrenic’s, are they prophets of God hearing his voice, or are they crazy?
        You seem to be saying that nature reveals God, right? But just because nature is complex or beautiful, doesn’t mean that a god created it. Even if nature does suggest something supernatural, it doesn’t in any way suggest YOUR particular God. Why do you say nature points to YOUR God and not a different god? Other people have looked at nature too, and they found god, but he was the wrong one. When nature is complex, it doesn’t point towards a creator, it simply means its complex.

        • Liam Siegler

          We know God because we look for Him. We open our hearts to Him. Because we are searching we have FOUND eternal peace.

          Look God didn’t force us to believe in Him, he wanted us to make that choice. He doesn’t show himself because He wants us to believe by faith. And when you do your eyes open, to everything. You see God’s kindness, His beauty, His peace.
          Only if you open your heart to God and stop asking for proof.

          “Blessed are those who believe but have yet not seen.”

          • James W.

            Yes! I totally agree with Liam’s line of thinking! To further explain my previous words, the testament of nature is General Revelation. This general revelation is to all people at all times. But, without the correct worldview, nature looses part of its ability to communicate. That is why God created the Bible! The Bible fills in the gaps expressed by general revaluation and expresses God’s full plan for humanity! I do believe that God can communicate to each of us. However, this communication should always support and be in harmony with Scripture. If someone’s supposed communication does not line up with Scripture, God’s own words, than it’s not from God. Seek God with humility and an open heart and He will reveal Himself to you in a way that you will recognize as God!

            Signed,

            James W.

          • Liam Siegler

            Yes! Agreed! And if one cannot hear God voice then you must open your heart to Him! A heart of Clay can be molded but a heart of stone cannot. In order to know God and hear God’s voice you must have a heart of clay.

            Thanks James. :)

            Liam

          • Sam B.

            But if you had a heart of clay then perhaps you would see how Islam is the one true religion. Open up your heart to the truth.

          • Liam Siegler

            Well I have looked at Islam. I don’t see how you can serve a version of God who rejects everyone except His followers.

            Jesus loves all and accepts the wicked and the unrighteous. So that’s why I serve Him.

          • Sam B.

            The bible says that because of nature, people are without excuse. But you are saying that because some people don’t have the correct world view, that this verse isn’t true anymore. Either the verse is true or not, it doesn’t matter what my world view is. Saying that nature would reveal god BUT it doesn’t because people don’t have the right world view is an excuse, and the verse says people are without excuse.

            Multiple people can hear the voice of God. Person A May say that what he was told by God lines up with scripture (slavery was condoned this way) but person B may say that what HE was told lines up with scripture, they cannot both be right, but then again, they must be, because God spoke to both and both lines up what god said to them with scripture.

          • nicole

            i thought i might just add something here, if you don’t mind – the Belgic Confession, Article 2 covers this.
            ‘HOW GOD MAKES HIMSELF KNOWN TO US
            we know Him by two means: First, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most beautiful book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many letters leading us to perceive clearly God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature, as the apostle Paul says in Romans 1:20.* All these things are sufficient to convict men and leave them without excuse. Second, He makes Himself more clearly and fully known to us by His holy and divine Word as far as is necessary for us in this life, to His glory and our salvation.’

            * Romans 1:20 ‘for since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without exccuse’ (NKJV)

            hope this helps!

          • Liam Siegler

            Nice thoughts Nicole! Yes we see God’s splendor by just look out side!

            God Bless,

            Liam

          • James W.

            Nicole,

            Very good! I totally agree with that very eloquent statement.

            Signed,

            James W.

          • Sam B.

            Thanks for posting this Nicole. I am glad you are able to find God within this beautiful world. Keep spreading His love.

          • Sam B.

            James,
            I understand your thought process. I realize now that my comments have been pretty rude and I would like to apologize to you. I was hoping to have a civil discussion. You have been very civil, and I appreciate that, but I have not been very nice in my comments; sorry. I will not do that again.

            Thanks for joining in this discussion with me. Have a nice day.

          • James W.

            Sam,

            Thank you for your apology. It was my pleasure to join in the discussion! I have enjoyed chatting with you!

            Signed,

            James W. Ware

          • Sam B.

            My parents revealed the self to me. The told me that they are my mom and dad. They could have just wrote me a book at birth so that I could believe by faith that they are my parents, but what would be the point in that? I am perfectly fine with them outright letting me know that they are my parents. I was still able to choose to love them, even though they are living on earth with me. My parents forced me to believe in them and I am glad they did.

            If you don’t need proof, then what is your reason for being a Christian and not a Muslim? Is there more evidence for Christianity than Islam, is that why you picked Christianity over it? You see, there must be proof of your religion, or else there is no reason to believe in it (as opposed to believing in any other religion) So when I am asking for evidence it is a very legitimate thing to ask for.

          • Liam Siegler

            We don’t need physical proof to believe in God.

            I don’t find much of a difference between Islam and Christianity except that they believe God has no Son. We both worship the same God but in a different way.

            You want to know why I chose to follow Jesus? Because I have experienced eternal peace just by calling His name, just by calling Him out.

          • Sam B.

            Sorry man, I feel like some of my comments might have been disrespectful and that wasn’t my intention. I can tell that your religion is very important to you and that is a good thing. I am glad you are able to find peace through it. Just know that I find peace in different ways.

          • Liam Siegler

            That is fine.

            Thanks for the apology.

            God Bless,

            Liam

          • James W.

            You know what Sam, you’re right. Nature
            must be a testament of the true God because of the Bible verse I quoted in an earlier comment. Please forgive my inconsistency. Thank God that He, unlike me, is the same yesterday, today, and forever, an unchanging God!

            The differences in person A and person B’s interpretation of scripture comes down to errors in human interpretation. I’m
            sure that we all have made errors in interpreting scripture. If God wishes, he can correct our interpretation of scripture.

            Liam, I’m sorry but I can’t back you up here. Islam and Christianity are VASTLY different religions. Islam believes that it completes Christianity but under examination this view does not hold up. For instance, Islam refuses to admit Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection. This is in direct confliction with the Bible. Paul said, “And if Christ
            be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:14) Without Christ, we cannot know God. John said “He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12) Paul also said, “For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is.” (1 Timothy 2:5) Christ is the ONLY way to God. Indeed, Christ Himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) Christ is the only way to God. Islam is not Christianity and does not worship the same God. (For more information on this subject you could read the book Unbelieving Islam by Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner)

            Signed,

            James W.

          • Liam Siegler

            Yes, those two religions are very against each other.
            That was my mistake, sorry.

            God Bless,

            Liam

          • James W.

            Liam,

            That’s fine. We all make mistakes. After all, we are all human. I accept your apology! You are forgiven!

            Signed,

            James W.

          • Liam Siegler

            Thanks James. :)

            God Bless,

            Liam

          • James W.

            Liam,

            You are ever so welcome!

            Signed,

            James W.

      • Liam Siegler

        Amen to that!

  • James W.

    I would ask God why he put me on this Earth? what is the best way for my life to reflect His light into this dark and dying world?

    Signed,

    James W.

  • Bethany

    Wow! That’s incredible. Thank you so much for posting this. By 1:22 I’m crying. :) That is so sweet.

    • Liam Siegler

      Its all the glory of God! Thank you Lord! I really feel so happy.

  • Nikki Bono

    I’d ask God what His plan for me is. What does He want me to do with my life in the long run, and what does He want me to do for Him right now?

  • I would ask Him if He laughs. (I’m quite certain that since we are made in the image of God, He must also have a sense of humor, but I’d love to know if He ever laughs:)

    • Maitlyn

      Hi Mallory,
      This sort of answers your question:
      In church the other day we were studying Psalm 2, and I noticed how in verse 4 it says, “He who sits in the heavens laughs.”
      I do think, however, that this verse (read the whole chapter sometime for context) is saying that God is laughing at those who seek to change His perfect plan, because He knows they will fail.
      I do, however, believe that God laughs (or at least has a sense of humor), considering the fact that he created monkeys! :)
      Hope that helps.

      • Hahaha! Thanks Maitlyn, I’ll have to take a look at that chapter.

  • Brooklyn Wegner

    I don’t know that I would ask God anything, even if the opportunity arose. I think, personally, either I would be rendered speechless because I was having a one-on-one talk with God, or we would all already be in heaven by that point and all my questions would either be irrevelant or I would already know and understand the answer by means of divine intervention.

    • The opportunity is there right know Brooklyn, all that you have to do is pray and ask him. And often he does answer our prayers, he has answered many of my prayers, and I know that he is no respecter of persons (acts 10:34, Romans 2:11, 1 peter 1:17),so he will answer yours too! The way he does it is different than we might think though. You might not hear an audible voice, or see a hand write on the wall. But if you are in a good church you might hear a prophecy, or an utterance in toungues and interpretation, or your answer might come in the message your pastor preaches, or in a song you sang at church, or in your daily bible reading, your answer might come by a door being shut (as if there were two possibilities and one became suddenly not an option) or it can even just come as a thought in your head that you know didn’t come from you, but from God. I realize that this was a huge run-on, but whatever.

      ~Grant

      • Brooklyn Wegner

        Thanks for your encouragement Grant :)

  • Jess jesse

    i guess i would ask, actually i already do, why in the wold do innocent ppl suffer for other peoples sins?? like slavery. why do little boys and girls have to suffer bc of some incredibly distubed mind? i know God is good, i jus dont always know how…

    • Becca

      Jess,
      I don’t know if you will look at this, but I would hopefully like to help you with this question. I believe that when Adam and Eve brought sin in the world, they brought corruption with it, including us hurting from other’s sins. I don’t mean to sound preachy, I struggle with this too. I know a family who is hurting a lot right now because of some one with a disturbed mind. I think all we can do is to reach out to others who are hurting of something like this, or that if we suffer from something like this to use it to grow in God. Such as with Saint Patrick… have you ever heard the true story of him? It is amazing.

      • Jess jesse

        yah like i kinda get that whole thing about adam and eve wrecking the show, and then us making our own choices and that our job is 2 help as many ppl as possible… i dig that what i dont get is how a God who is both just and loving can let it happen all the time… i just kinda dont get it sometime…

        • Becca

          Ok, let me try it this way to see if it answers your question. When Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of good and evil, they basically chose Satan over God, making Satan the prince of the earth. So that’s were suffering comes from. God could have left us there, after all mankind (through Adam and Eve) chose Satan over Him. But he didn’t. Since mankind is covered in sin, and a Holy God cannot be near sin, God sent Jesus to die on the cross as punishment for our sins. Therefore giving us another chance to choose God over Satan. Isn’t that amazing? When I wrote this down last night to reply to you in the morning, I just realized this in a new light. So yes, there is sin and suffering in the world, but we all deserve it from the choice Adam and Eve made. But God loved us to much to leave us that way. :)

          • Jess jesse

            ok, that makes a little more sense… I guess where im still hung up is this, The Bible is the infallible Word of God, thus it is true accurate and relevant for all aspects of life. The Bible says that God is both Love and Just. My question is how does little boys and girls getting used and abused, and stuff like that where innocent people suffer, how does that fit it with love and justness? I don’t doubt God, and im not looking for a debate, this is just a real and honest question that im struggling with… thanx for the responses tho, they have really helped.

          • Liam Siegler

            Remember, God can use anything in anyone’s life for a purpose, maybe even an abusive person. You never know.

            God Bless,

            Liam Siegler

          • Becca

            I’ve sorry if I’ve made this seem like a debate! I did not mean to, I only wanted to help you with your questions. I’m glad they helped!

            I think all I can really say is that I struggle with this too. I just watched a movie about Jews during the 2nd World War and it made me mad, sad, and sick. I’m thinking all I can do is pray for people who are suffering, keep up my faith in God, and help them if I can. That’s one reason I’ve looked into sponsoring a child, but my income isn’t very stable right now so it wouldn’t be a safe commitment. But I will regularly be making one time gifts through World Vision until I can.

            I hope this helps, sometimes God is so confusing you just have to give it to Him and say ‘I trust you’ (or something to that effect.) Or cry and talk to him for a half and hour. I’ve done both of these many times. :)

            If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask. I’d love to try and help you, but I’m not promising I’ll have the answers.

        • Liam Siegler

          He lets us make our own choices. He didn’t us to be robots to His will. This world is evil, the only way we can overcome it is by trusting in God.

          God is just, He will not slay the wicked but save them. He gives everyone here a choice. They can either follow the ways of the world or Him.

      • Davian Castanet

        It is true. When Adam and Eve sinned, God could have opted to destroy Satan. But Satan launched allot of accusations that needed to be proven wrong. Have you ever entered into a disagreement where you told the other person- PROVE IT! Or did you just opt to punch the guy in the face? For example, Satan said that no human could ever remain loyal to God, and he questioned Jehovah God’s sovereignty- his right to rule! Since he did this in the presence of all heaven, to destroy him would have perhaps caused some doubts in the minds of the observers. In fact, many angels abandoned God and became bad angels called Demons- accomplices with Satan. But..rest assured that now that Satan has been proven wrong, there is only one thing left to do. Psalms 37:10-11 , Revelation 21:4. I will let you read that. If you ever have any questions, check out JW.org or feel free to test any bible student, Jehovah Witness in your local neighborhood. U might have heard allot of things about what we supposedly believe, but take the five minute challenge and ask all the questions you like, free and with no strings attached. Thanks.

  • Abigail McCoy

    That is a HARD one!!! One thing I’d like to ask Jesus, though, (though it may not be as deep as some others) is, “When did You find out You were the Son of God, and how? Or did You just know all along?”

    • Maitlyn

      He knew all along, I mean, He was there when humans were created. (God said, “Let us make man in OUR image…”) Jesus and the Holy Spirit have always been a part of the Trinity, since before time began. Jesus never was created, He has always been. Just like the Father. When He came to earth as a baby, born in a manger, He wasn’t born for the first time (if you know what I mean), He was before that.
      Thats an interesting question you asked, and I hope I answered it for you! :) God bless!

      • Abigail McCoy

        Well, I meant when he was on Earth…He seemed somewhat limited in His knowledge while here? Also, the Bible calls Jesus the ‘firstborn of all creation” (Colossians 1:15) I thank you for answering me, but I’d have to politely disagree with you…I don’t believe that God & Jesus are one, and I don’t believe Jesus has always existed. I believe He existed with God before anything else was created: but I don’t believe He’s eternal.

      • Davian Castanet

        Interesting that many churches teach the trinity. But the word doesn’t even appear in the scriptures. Jesus never said that he and God were the same person. In fact, he always said that what he was teaching was not his but came from above.He commonly refereed to a different person who he called his HEAVENLY FATHER, different from himself. He never accepted glory for himself but encouraged us to glory his heavenly father. And think about this, if Jesus was God, why would he pray to himself? . I know that belief is very popular in Christianity but does it mean if many people automatically go with it and believe it, that is true? Thanks for listening.

        • Actually David, the Trinity is very clearly taught in the scripture . In fact, it is necessary for God to be all loving and still self sustaining.
          First of all, God needed us for anything, than He would not be God. But for someone to be all loving, there needs to be someone for them to love. That’s where each of the members of the Trinity come in. Each perfectly and undoubtedly loves the other two without any selfishness. That’s true all-out love.

          This is one of the reasons Jesus glorified the father above Himself while on Earth. He was glorifying the other above Himself.

          Secondly, the Trinity is quite easy to Understand, despite popular belief. I wrote an article on it a few months ago here, that I highly recommend you check out:

          http://www.thesoldiersofgod.com/nitrate-evidence-for-the-trinity/

          Pretty much how it’s explained is showing the difference between a person and a being.

          For example, I am a person that is Trent Blake. I am also a being that is a human being. I am 1 person in one being.

          God is different. He is 3 persons (Father, Son, and Spirit) in one being (God). He is not multiple beings. That would be polytheism. This is not.

          Now at first you may ask, well, if they are one being, how could they have separate bodies? The answer is, they don’t. God does not have one body or three bodies. He is omnipresent (everywhere at once). He can manifest (partially show) himself anywhere He wants with any of the three persons. Make sense?

          For example, Jesus was a manesfestation of the Son to us.

          A dove was a manifestation of the Holy Spirit to us.

          And many visions in the Old Testament and New Testament are manifestations of the Father.

          God shows representations of Himself but is never fully seen because “no one has ever seen God”.

          Thirdly, the idea of multiple persons in one being is necessary for the doctrine of the dirty of Christ. The Bible teaches that Jesus is 100% man and 100% God. How? Because He was two in persons and one in being.

          The second reason Jesus glorified the father above himself is that even though He was 100% God, he was also 100% man. And God is greater than man. Making sense? :)

          Fourthly, Jesus claimed He was to sit at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. How could anyone be equal with God unless He himself was God?

          Fifthly, the Holy Spirit is a person that is God, not “the power of God”. What happens when you replace the words “Holy Spirit” with the words “the power of God”. All you get is “the power of the power of God came upon Him” and redundant phrases like that.

          Sixthly, the Trinity goes with the Hebrew Threefold honoring system. That’s why God is called Holy Holy Holy in the book of Revelation. Once is sort of significant. Twice is very important and Thrice is the most important. Having three is very significant.

          Seventhly, when Jesus told the Pharisees he and the Father were one, the Pharisees were ticked an accused Him of blasphemy. How could Jesus being committing blasphemy if He was not claiming to be God?

          Eighthly, if Jesus wasn’t human, He could not be a human sacrifice for our sins. However if He were not an eternal God, he could not pay for all the sins of all mankind.

          Hope this helps. :)

          • Maitlyn

            Thank you Trent, I have been meaning to respond to this discussion for a while now and haven’t gotten around to it. But your response is far more beautiful than mine would have been. :) I myself learned a lot about the trinity from your post, so thank you! :)

          • Thank you for your support! :)

  • Benjamin Montany

    I think I would ask him, how can I have more faith?

    • Davian Castanet

      The more you read his word and study, the stronger your faith will be. How do you become physically stronger? By the things you consume. Jesus compared the word of God to bread, even saying that his food or substance was to do the word of God. John 17:3, Proverbs 3:5

  • Tara Dunn

    But couldn’t you ask God anything already by just praying? You might not exactly hear his voice, but you will get the answer later on.

    • programguy

      Yep. Pretty much.

  • Trinity Westlake

    I’d probably ask God what heaven is like. What can I look forward to in the future? Will I make a change? Most importantly, will dragons be there? Can I have dragon wings instead of angel ones?
    Not saying I don’t like angel wings, its just…
    Even though I could probably name hundreds of questions to ask God, I think if the time came I’d just talk. Enjoy the time I have, give him a hug. Pray for my parents, and people who are important to me. Ask for a pet dragon (ok, that was random). But truthfully, I’d just treasure the moment.

  • Michael Montgomery

    I would ask him to let me be with him forever!

  • Trent Blake

    I would ask Him what He wants me to do for Him, with my life right now, and in the future. :)

    • programguy

      Yeah! That’s what I’d want to ask.

  • Bradly Smay

    What would I ask God?……… I would probably ask him if there were any living large dinosaurs alive in my lifetime.

    • Awesome sauce

      I’ve always wondered about that…. Also, why did they all have to die. I have always wanted a pet T-rex.

  • Angie

    The crazy thing is, we can ask God anything! Even though we can’t see Him, He’s here, with us. I also believe that we should ask Him our questions; and even though we may not receive answers for all of them (e.g., “why am I going through this trial?”), just by asking Him our relationship with Him is deepened. I believe it gives Him a chance to show us just how great of a God He really is.
    “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

  • Tony Sanchez

    I’m the child that must ask for a million more questions… I agree with Liam, how can you just ask one. I would really love to re watch everything from creation until today with commentary explaining every scheme and plot. This video is a tear jerker… Great job!!!

  • Trent Blake

    I would ask God what He wants me to do to have the biggest impact for Him.

    • Davian Castanet

      What does he want you to do? First he loves you. His son even came and died for you. There is only one thing God asks, And it actually benefits you. John 17:3. Learn about him. The more you know bout your Grand creator, the closer you will be to him and the more real he will become. And as you study,you will begin to see how the laws Gods sets are for our benefit and protection. Check out JW.org. Thanks Trent

      • Hey Dave, thanks for chiming in. I was referring to a question I was asking God, not so much other people on this site. However I appreciate the feedback.

        Hope you have a great day!
        – Trent

  • Awesome sauce

    I would ask Him what makes him just keep on loving me for who i am. (A War zone.) And how he does that. Then i would ask him how i can show that same love to a crazy world.

  • David Barnes

    Why did He create people? Why doesn’t he just destroy Satan?

    • Davian Castanet

      It is true. When Adam and Eve sinned, God could have opted to destroy Satan. But Satan launched allot of accusations that needed to be proven wrong. Have you ever entered into a disagreement where you told the other person- PROVE IT! Or did you just opt to punch the guy in the face? For example, Satan said that no human could ever remain loyal to God, and he questioned Jehovah God’s sovereignty- his right to rule! Since he did this in the presence of all heaven, to destroy him would have perhaps caused some doubts in the minds of the observers. In fact, many angels abandoned God and became bad angels called Demons- accomplices with Satan. But..rest assured that now that Satan has been proven wrong, there is only one thing left to do. Psalms 37:10-11 , Revelation 21:4. I will let you read that. If you ever have any questions, check out JW.org or feel free to test any bible student, Jehovah Witness in your local neighborhood. U might have heard allot of things about what we supposedly believe, but take the five minute challenge and ask all the questions you like, free and with no strings attached. Thanks.

  • Davian Castanet

    Many people ask themselves questions like this every day. They may not even realize that study of the bible can give them the answers they seek. The bible answers all our questions including why we are here, what does the future hold, what will Jehovah God do no only about poverty but about the problems in the world, where are our loved ones that have died, and many more. In over 236 countries, and 102 different languages, over 4 million people are studying the bible free and without commitment. They are understanding who Jehovah God is and what his purpose for the future really is. I would encourage anyone who sincerely wants to learn more about the bible and who wants a better life to take just 5 minutes, despite what you may already know or believe, and speak with a Jehovah’s Witnesses and let him, with the bible, to briefly answer any biblical question you might have. Nothing to lose. Just 5 simple minutes that could change your life. Forget what you think you know about us or what you have heard. 5 minutes.

  • rane_420

    why am I?

  • Rebekah

    Davian Castanet is right, and I think we need to do all that we can to help those people get there questions answered by giving them Bibles.

  • Hayley

    Will I be able to sit on the Lord’s Lap and hear stories from him?

  • Leandro Ramos

    Why you need a salvation plan to save your creation from yourself?

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