Superbook - Kids Questions and Answers - Printable Version
All CategoriesGodThe TrinityHeavenHellThe Holy SpiritJesusThe BibleFaithThe DevilPrayerDeath and SufferingAngelsLove

Questions about God for Kids

Was there anything in the universe before God?

No. God has always existed. That's a hard concept for us to understand, but it's true. There is no time when God did not exist, no matter how far back you go. In fact, here's a concept: God created time! So God lives outside of time in eternity. Heaven is outside of time and space, so we can't drive there, not even in an incredibly fast space ship.

The Bible says that God is the “Alpha and the Omega – the beginning and the end. I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come – the Almighty One.” Hard to understand, right? But it tells of God's awesomeness, He is the creator of everything and the cool thing is that He created you, too and has a wonderful plan for your life!

Discover God's plan for your life

What does God look like?

That's a little hard to say. God is a Person, but he's also a spirit, so we can't be completely sure what he will look like to us when we are with him in heaven. But Jesus told the disciples: "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." So it's a safe bet that he will look a whole lot like Jesus -- since Jesus is God, of course!

Discover how you can know God

Does God look like Jesus?

Yes, but not exactly! Remember that when Jesus was here on earth he wasn't in what we call his "glorified state." The Bible tells us that Jesus left his "glory" in heaven so that he could come to Earth to be like us, to be a human being. But when we see Jesus in heaven, he will be "full of glory".

We can't know exactly what Jesus will look like in heaven, but we can get a pretty good idea from two passages in the New Testament. The first is when he is with Peter, James, and John on the Mount of Transfiguration. It says that his face "shone like the sun" or put another way that “sunlight poured from his face” and it says that his clothes were so bright and white that Peter, James and John couldn't look at him. The second passage is in the Book of Revelation, and it describes Jesus in a similar way. It says that he was dressed in a long robe with a gold sash wrapped around his chest. And it says that his hair was white as snow, and his eyes were like a fiery flame. And his voice sounded like rushing waters. John was so overwhelmed that he fell on his face. It was just too much to be in Jesus' presence. But Jesus said to him "Don't be afraid." But we can understand why John was afraid. Actually seeing God is no small thing to imagine!

Discover what Jesus did for you

How can I grow as a Christian?

In the same way that a baby grows and matures, so a Christian needs to grow and mature. There are four main things that a child of God needs to do in order to grow spiritually.

1. Read the Bible
2. Pray
3. Meet with others Christians (have fellowship).
4. Tell others about Jesus (witness).

It's like a car that needs four pumped up tires to be able to drive well on a road.

1. Read the Bible (In the Old Testament the Bible is referred to as The Law of the Lord.)

Psalm 1:2,3 - But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

a) The Bible helps us to grow as Christians- just like milk helps a baby to grow.
1 Peter 2:2 You must crave pure spiritual milk so that you can grow into the fullness of your salvation. Cry out for this nourishment as a baby cries for milk.

b) The Bible is like a guidebook on how God wants us to live.
Psalm 119:9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word and following its rules.
Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.

c) The Bible is part of the spiritual armour that helps us to fight against the attacks of the devil.
Ephesians 6:17 Take the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.
Matthew 4:10 "Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say...,

To help you read the Bible and discover all about your relationship with God, you can download the New Journey With God Guide Book

2. Pray

Why should I pray?

a) Praying is talking to God.
When you love someone you want to talk to them. Prayer is a two-way conversation that helps us to grow in our relationship with God. Through prayer, we talk to God and He talks to us. You can talk to God about everything, what's happening in your life, how you feel, what you need.
Philippians 4:6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

b) Jesus showed us that it was important to pray.
Luke 6:12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.

c) When should I pray?
You can pray as often as you can, at any time, about anything and everything.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Never stop praying.

d)Where should I pray?
You can pray to God anywhere. Remember Jonah? He was in the belly of a great fish when he prayed!

e) How should I pray?
Jesus taught us how to pray when he gave us the Lord's Prayer.

The letters of the word ACTS helps us to remember the different aspects of prayer.

A - Adoration. Praise God and talk about the wonderful things He has done.

C - Confess. Confess your sin to God. Tell Him about the things you have done (and those that you should not have done) as well as the things you haven't done (and should have done). Talk to God about your wrong thoughts and wrong attitudes as well.

T - Thanks. Thank God for forgiving you and for all His blessings.

S - Supplication. This word means 'to ask'. Ask God for what you, and other people, need.

3. Fellowship

Meet with other Christians regularly - go to church or Sunday school. Perhaps you could join a Bible club, youth group or go to a Christian camp.

Acts 2:42 They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostle's teaching and fellowship, sharing in the Lord's Supper and in prayer.
Acts 2:44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had.

4. Witness

Tell others about how God loves them so much that he sent Jesus to die, so that if they believe on him and accept him as Savior, they can be forgiven and have eternal life.

John 3:16 "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Mark 5:19 But Jesus said, "No, go home to your friends, and tell them what wonderful things the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been."

To witness to your friends, you can also send them a link to the
Superbook Gospel Presentation.

What does God look like?

The Bible says that God is a Spirit, so it's hard to say what he looks like exactly! We know that God is a person, because the Bible says that God made us in His image, and we are people! Jesus said "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father."

Discover God's love for you.

When will the world end?

No one knows. Even Jesus doesn't know. He said that no one knows but the Father in Heaven. So we can speculate, but anyone who says they know for sure is kidding themselves. We shouldn't worry about when the world will end, but we should get busy doing what God has told us to do in the meantime.

Discover God's love for you.

Why didn't God just forgive everybody?

God did forgive everybody, but He doesn't force us to accept His forgiveness. It's a free gift -- but the recipient of a gift still has to accept that gift. We are only forgiven if we accept God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

Discover how to accept God's forgiveness.

How do I become even closer to God than I am now?

By obeying Him. Every time we obey God and do His will, we become more like Him and draw closer to Him. Prayer is another way of drawing closer to God. You can become closer to God this very minute by praying to God!

Discover how you can know God.

If Adam and Eve hadn't sinned, would people sin today?

No! That's what's so sad about the Fall. It affected every single person who would ever live. It broke our relationship with God. But there's good news: God sent Jesus to repair the broken relationship. Jesus broke the power of sin over us, so if we accept Him into our hearts, we can overcome sin!

Discover how to accept Jesus into your heart.

Why doesn't God just zap all the bad people?

Because he loves them! God loves everyone, even people who don't love him back. And God wants everyone to know He loves them so they can turn to Him -- and stop behaving badly. God holds out hope for all of his children, especially those we might think of as "bad".

Discover God's love for you.

How is God always there?

God is "omnipresent." That means that He really can be everywhere at once. He's not like us, who can only be in one place at a time. He can be everywhere. So wherever we are, God is there, too. We never have to wonder if God is with us. He is always with us!

Discover God's love for you.

How was God created?

Everything in the universe -- including every angel and person and every planet -- was created by God. But God Himself was not created. God existed before the Creation. It's a deep mystery, but it's true! God has always existed.

Discover God's love for you.

Can Christians hear God talking to them?

Jesus said "My sheep know my voice." But he didn't mean that we would hear him with our ears! He meant we would recognize when He was communicating with us. We probably won't hear an actual voice with our ears. But God does communicate with those who have accepted Him into their hearts.

Discover how to accept God into your heart.

Does God see everything we do?

Yes, absolutely. God is "omniscient", which means that He knows everything in the whole universe. So God sees everything we do, both good and bad.

Discover God's love for you.

Why do I feel bad when I do something wrong?

God created every one of us in His image. So even though we are all sinners, deep down inside we know what's right and what's wrong. That's what we call having a "conscience."

Discover God's love for you.