Perspectives by Rev. Duncan Perry


Questions and Answers

Albert Einstein is remembered as having said, “The important thing is to not stop questioning.” We all have questions. Sometimes, if we persist, we even find the answers, and that is something for us to consider, because we don’t always come up with the answer.

Please allow me to give you some examples. 

Lots of people had seen apples fall. Sir Isaac Newton asked why and explained gravity.

Lots of people wanted instant photos. Edwin Land asked how and invented the Polaroid camera.

Lots of people wanted fast shipping. Fred  Smith asked when and started FedEx. 

Questions determine fate. Will we explore a new idea or will we stagnate? Will we create or will we vegetate?

Questions that we are willing to ask, and seek answers for, can make all the difference in the world, as you can see by the examples given.

Here are some questions for us to consider, and I do hope you will take some time to consider them.

For example, Have you wondered why you are here? What’s your purpose?

The God who gave life to us also gave us a book that answers our questions for us. In fact concerning the question I’ve just given, we are told in the Bible, Colossians 1:16, the answer. It says there, “For by Him, that is Jesus, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on the earth, visible and invisible…all things were created through Him and for Him, nothing was made that was made.” Again this is in reference to Jesus, the Son of God.

Here’s another question. What happens when I come to the end of my life? Or to put it another way, after death then what?

Again we can find the answer to these questions in God’s word, the Bible. Hebrews 9:27 tells us, “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”

Well, what is that judgment? It is an evaluation of our lives as to how we have lived. More specifically, whether or not we have believed on the Lord, Jesus Christ.

You see, all of us are born in sin. That is, we are spiritually dead, separated from God who loves us and created us to have fellowship with Him. But in our fallen sinful state, we are incapable of having that fellowship, and there was nothing we could do to help ourselves.

So God, in His love, provided the remedy for our dilemma. He gave His Son to die in payment for our sin. Jesus took our place, dying for us.

If we believe on Him, and ask God to pardon our sin, we will be judged fit to live in His Heaven.

If, however, we do not put our trust in Jesus to reconcile us unto God, we will be turned away from His Heaven to spend eternity in hell.

When you take the time to discover what hell is really like, I can assure you, you don’t want to go there. The good news is, you don’t have to! Acts 2:21 tells us, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

You may say there are surely other ways. Jesus, Himself, said in John’s Gospel, Chap. 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” No other person has ever dared to make that claim.

May I encourage you to ask the questions and accept the answers that are truth.

Rev. Duncan Perry,


Pentecostal Tabernacle

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