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Email Tips: Welcome Questions

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 .

A question raised about your belief is not an argument against it. Don’t treat them as such.

Asking a question is an admission of ignorance by the questioner, not you.

Even if you don’t know the answer to the question, it does not mean your belief is false. Afterall, who made you the authority?

That neither of you have an answer does not mean an answer is impossible. At this point, it is an unanswered question. Keep studying.

A million questions cannot disprove a single doctrine in the Bible. This is because a question is not an answer nor argument. Questions provide problems to solve; they do not declare answers nor come to conclusions.

This does not stop the prevalent sophomoric thought that merely raising a difficult question is a fatal blow to the one being asked.

Don’t forget, asking a question means the one asking is ignorant, else they would not be asking.

Stop viewing questions as attacks and rather as opportunities for response or further study.
This is why we provide time in every meeting for questions. They are welcomed as opportunities to advance understanding rather than reasons to retreat.

Questions should not end conversations; they are reasons to continue.

For your edification,

Justin “answer seeker” Johnson

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