Have a question about Christianity? You’re not the first.
Whether it’s about a certain Christian practice or a question piqued from your Bible reading, questions are sure to come up. And sometimes, we haven’t yet gotten the proper teaching to answer these questions.
That’s where Got Questions Ministries comes in. The channel offers video alternatives to the ministry’s expansive website, where curious people may find answers to many of their theological questions (as of posting, the website boasts having answered more than 700,000 questions—and counting). The YouTube channel’s answers primarily come via Pastor Nelson’s roughly five-minute explanations.
Like its website, the channel offers answers to many questions on a variety of subjects. “Why did God allow Solomon to have 1,000 wives and concubines,” one video reads. “How do I receive forgiveness from God?” Another is titled. “What is the book of Enoch and should it be in the Bible?” A third teases.
Got Questions Ministries offers thousands of answers to questions that might confuse or confound us. The ministry states on its website that it “seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence.” While theology is a subject prone, at times, to interpretation, and not every believer will agree with where every answer lands, Got Questions does its best. Each answer is reviewed to make sure it’s based on biblical truths, and through that review and research, the ministry helps to dispel doubts that may arise within a person’s heart regarding the truth of Christianity.
The ministry doesn’t answer questions based on what it thinks, but it instead walks viewers and readers through the answer by using in-context Bible verses. And if a question doesn’t have an exact answer or a verse that directly connects to it, Got Questions Ministries will admit that rather than attempting to offer a misleading definitive answer on an inconclusive subject.
Because of the ministry’s online structure, people are able to ask questions that they may otherwise be too embarrassed or scared to ask someone in person.
And if the ministry just so happens to not yet have a response to the question you’d like answered, you can submit your question to them and get an answer emailed back to you within about a week.
Parents should note that included in Got Questions’ wide scope of answers includes answers to more sensitive subjects, including videos like “Is Masturbation a Sin According to the Bible,” “Is oral sex a sin” and “What does the Bible say about pornography?” While the ministry’s answers may be helpful to many struggling with such topics, parents may not yet want younger children discovering them.
Got Questions Ministries provides well-researched and scripturally-based answers to thousands of questions. The channel advocates for the truth of the gospel, looking to answer with what the Bible says rather than what they may subjectively believe. It remains a helpful resource for all, from those searching for the truth to seasoned Christians who need a little help in their exegesis.
Though he was born in Kansas, Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics and hermeneutics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”