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Do your children ask you questions and then when you answer they say, “Why?”

Often the scribes and Pharisees would come to Jesus and ask him questions. They were not interested in a clear answer, as much as, a desire to trap our Lord. Here are some of their “Why?” questions:

“And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth [emphasis mine LA] your Master with publicans and sinners” (Mt. 9:10-11)?

“Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread” (Mt. 15:2). “Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement…” (Mt. 19:7).

“And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days” (Lk. 6:2)?

Here are some why questions.

Why do you teach there is only one church? Because the New Testament teaches there is only one church. Jesus said he would build his church (Mt. 16:18). Christ purchased it with his blood (Acts 20:28). The Bible teaches there is one body (Eph. 4:4) and that one body is the church (Eph. 1:22-23). There is no doubt from scripture that there is one church.

Why do you not use instrumental music in your worship? Because the New Testament teaches that Christians are to sing in worship (Eph. 5:19; Col 3:16). There is not one passage in the New Testament to teach the use of the instrument.

Why do you still use the King James Version of the Bible? Because it is reliable. It has been proven over the years to be the most reliable (also ASV 1901). In spite of the fact that more NIV’s are sold, more people still read the KJV. Note the following quote, “The 55 percent who read the KJV easily outnumber the 19 percent who read the New International Version (NIV). And the percentages drop into the single digits for competitors such as the New Revised Standard Version, New America Bible, and the Living Bible. So concludes “The Bible in American Life,” a lengthy report by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Why? The above are some answers.

Bro. Larry AcuffLarry