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Is there scripture that supports why all these questions have not been revealed to us? As a Christian, I do not ponder on unanswered questions, however I would have to believe, somewhere within the bible there has to be an answer to this simple question.

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As a Christian, I do not ponder on unanswered questions -- Isn't this question a bit of an antithesis to that statement? :) –  Flimzy Aug 21 at 14:16
    
Depends on whether this (the question of why there are unanswered questions) is indeed an unanswered question :-P –  Matt Gutting Aug 21 at 14:17
    
@MattGutting: Well, it is, as of now, an unanswered question to the OP! :) –  Flimzy Aug 21 at 14:22
    
As far as I am concerned God did reveal all answers to life. You are going to have to specify what you think he did not answer. –  gideon marx Aug 21 at 16:37
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Should be close as it is an opinion / truth seeking question and lack of research. I cannot believe it was upvoted. –  The Freemason Aug 21 at 16:48

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It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Proverbs 25:2, NIV)

There's a sense in which mysteries bring glory to God and solving them bring glory to us. It's no accident that so many people enjoy puzzles and riddles or exploration and experimentation, it's just another way in which we reflect the God whose image we are made in.

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+1 Exactly the same scripture verse that I was thinking of. God wants to glorify us. So he hides many things, including himself, so that we can search them/him out. –  LoveTheFaith Aug 23 at 1:50

Probably the most applicable Scripture comes from Isaiah chapter 55:

Isaiah 55:8 and 9 KJV For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

We seem to forget a few things about God that we really need to understand better. From the Southern Baptist perspective, we consider that God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. Or in other words God knows all, sees all, and runs all.

To this end we do not have either the right or the ability to question anything God does, says and most especially what God's plans are.

So to your question;

That Scripture to us says it all.

  1. God knew long before he even created the Universe everything that would happen throughout the life of our planet.

  2. God saw even those things which we thought were hidden behind closed doors and in the middle of the night.

  3. God was standing right next to you when you said your last swear word, or stole that cookie from the cookie jar after your mother told you not to take it.

And even knowing all of this ahead of time he went ahead and created things anyway, I along with many others; have I'm sure, wondered; since we are so far from how he wanted us to stay, when he created man to start with; why he didn't just forget the whole thing to start with?

The only answer to that has to be that God has some master plan that only he knows for his creation, and if he chose that we not understand that plan and its final outcome until he decides enough is enough, then as God he has every right to keep it from us.

We, and I include myself, often forget our place in relation to God. He is sovereign and not us, we answer to him he doesn't answer to us.

Therefore to answer your question:

"Is there scripture that deals with why God didn't reveal all the answers to life?"

the answer is yes:

and it is in many old testament Scriptures; it says:

I am the LORD your God.

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One of the best discussions of why God does not reveal Himself to us, and why things happen to us that we don't understand, comes in the book of Job. One of its themes (especially apparent at the end of the book) is that God's greatness and knowledge and power are simply beyond our capacity—that God does things we can't understand not because he's trying to hide the reasons for his action from us, but simply because he's so far beyond us. In Chapter 36, Job's friend Elihu says (vv 22–23, 26):

Look, God is exalted in his power.
What teacher is there like him?
Who prescribes for him his way?
Who says, “You have done wrong”?
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See, God is great beyond our knowledge,
the number of his years past searching out.

Then the Lord speaks (chapter 38, vv. 3–7, 21):

Gird up your loins now, like a man;
I will question you, and you tell me the answers!
Where were you when I founded the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its size? Surely you know?
Who stretched out the measuring line for it?
Into what were its pedestals sunk,
and who laid its cornerstone,
While the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
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You know, because you were born then,
and the number of your days is great!

(New American Bible, Revised Edition)

I love hearing God be just a bit sarcastic here. He's saying that He's just way, way beyond us, and he isn't revealing the answers because we wouldn't get it.

As Matthew Henry says in his Concise Commentary:

It is presumptuous for us, who perceive not the breadth of the earth, to dive into the depth of God's counsels.

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You are going to have to explain to me why you think you have answered the question. –  gideon marx Aug 21 at 16:40

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