Interrogate

To interrogate means to question. Throughout the word of God there are at least four different types of questions found:

  1. Rhetorical Questions Implying an affirmative answer:  Genesis 18:25 “Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?” Abraham ask God in essence, are you just? The answer is always Yes!
  2. Rhetorical questions implying an negative answer:  Genesis 4:9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” Cain had just slain his brother and his guilt is intermingled with this stinging reply to God in which he seeks a negative answer.
  3. Questions which are posed concerning a spiritual condition: Acts 16:30 and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” The jailer knew that his life had been saved but he was also concerned about the things Paul and Silas were singing and preaching about. This most important question is answered in the subsequent passage of Acts 16.
  4. Questions which are posed relative to a physical condition or blessing:  James 4:14 What is your life? Life is short. The physical time we have on Earth is fleeting. If we are not examining our lives regularly then we should be.