Ankerberg Q&A - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Ankerberg Q&A

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Store link What is the good news that Jesus offers us?
Store link Why doesn’t God stop the evil consequences of someone’s free choice?
Store link Does some physical evil come as a direct result of our own free choice or the free choice of others around us?
Store link How can physical evils like tornadoes and cancer be explained?
Store link Why does God allow us to have pain?
Store link Is there a purpose for natural disasters?
Store link How can we reconcile God’s foreknowledge and our free choice?
Store link Is free choice really free or does predestination or God’s foreknowledge force us to certain actions?
Store link What is evil? Where did it come from? Why did God permit it?
Store link Why does God allow physical suffering?
Store link What is the difference between destroying evil and defeating evil?
Store link Will evil ever be defeated?
Store link If God is all powerful, why doesn’t He stop evil?
Store link Is God all loving?
Store link Where did evil originate? Why did God permit it?
Store link In the face of so much tragedy, do we have to give up the notion that God is all powerful?
Store link What does the presence of evil tell us about God?
Store link Why did God create, knowing in advance that the creation would turn against Him?
Store link What are the consequences of violating free choice?
Store link What caused the perfect creation of God to choose evil?
Store link How does our freedom of choice relate to the existence of evil?
Store link Does evil exist? If so, why doesn’t God do something about it?
Store link Did God create evil?
Store link How important is water on other planets to the “origin of life” question?
Store link If there was no “prebiotic soup,” where did life on earth come from?
Store link What is important about the rotation rate of the earth?
Store link What are some of the astonishing things astronomers have found in Genesis 1?
Store link What evidence leads astronomers to say the universe was created 13.8 billion years ago?
Store link What does the Bible tell us about the laws of physics?
Store link What is the significance of the orbits of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune?
Store link What role does Jupiter play in protecting life on earth?
Store link Why is the earth’s location within our galaxy so important?
Store link What can we learn from Genesis 1:1-3 about when the universe was created?
Store link How does the creation event point toward the existence of a Creator?
Store link How can astronomers “observe the past”?
Store link What does the study of radiation from the creation event reveal?
Store link Can astronomers see evidence of design when they look at the beginning of the universe?
Store link What does Genesis 1:1 reveal about the beginning of the universe?
Store link Why do even critics agree that the disciples believed God had raised Jesus from the dead?
Store link Why is it important that the risen Jesus appeared to His younger brother James?
Store link Why do even critics agree that the many individuals and groups of people experiences appearances of the risen Jesus?
Store link What can we infer from the fact the enemies of Jesus presupposed the empty tomb?
Store link Why does the fact that women discovered the empty tomb support the historicity of this story?
Store link Is the story of the empty tomb historically credible?
Store link How does the criterion of embarrassment support the honorable burial of Jesus?
Store link What historical evidence supports the honorable burial of Jesus?
Store link What four historical facts must any serious historian deal with in investigating the resurrection of Jesus?
Store link If Jesus truly is the Son of God, the Son of Man, and rose from the dead, what should you do with Him?
Store link Why was Jesus accused of blasphemy at His trial?
Store link Who can forgive sins?
Store link Why did Jesus refer to Himself as the “Son of Man”?
Store link Did Jesus ever say that He was the “Son of God”?
Store link What did the plaque that was nailed to Jesus’ cross say, and why is that important?
Store link How can we assess the statements made by Jesus in the New Testament to determine whether or not they are true, and what He meant by them?
Store link What can we learn from Jesus’ answer to John’s disciples when they asked him, “Are you the Messiah?”
Store link Did Jesus ever claim to be Israel’s Messiah?
Store link What criteria have textual scholars used to test the historical reliability of a document?
Store link Are there methods that can be used to test the reliability of ancient documents?
Store link How does Luke’s attention to details lend credence to his writings?
Store link How does the dating of the Gospels lend credence to their reliability?
Store link Just how reliable are the biblical Gospels as evidence for Jesus’ claims?
Store link Did Jesus ever claim to be the Son of God, Lord, or any type of divine figure?
Store link What hope is there for those who are suffering in this life?
Store link What does the Christian faith say about the problem of evil?
Store link What evidence shows that it is probable that both God and evil exist?
Store link Why is the knowledge of God an “incommensurable” good?
Store link Why is the teaching of eternal life important in regard to the existence of evil in this life?
Store link Does man’s state of rebellion against God help explain the existence of evil?
Store link Does the Bible acknowledge the existence of evil?
Store link Is it “probable” that God and evil can coexist?
Store link Are the coexistence of God and evil logically consistent?
Store link Is it possible to give a rational account for the coexistence of God and the suffering in the world?
Store link How can a good God who is all-loving and all-powerful, allow so much evil and suffering in the world?
Store link What can we conclude from the scientific and philosophical evidence for an absolute beginning of the universe?
Store link How do the laws of thermodynamics support the premise that the universe “began to exist”?
Store link How can you illustrate the expansion of space from the absolute beginning of the universe?
Store link How does the expansion of the universe support the premise that “the universe began to exist”?
Store link What philosophical arguments are given to support the premise that “the universe began to exist”?
Store link What evidence supports the premise that “whatever begins to exist has a cause”?
Store link What is the Kalam cosmological argument?
Store link Can you know that God exists apart from the arguments, simply by personally experiencing Him?
Store link How do the life, death and resurrection of Jesus point to the existence of God?
Store link How does the presence of objective moral values in the world argue for the existence of God?
Store link How does the fine tuning of the universe point to an intelligent designer?
Store link Why is the origin of the universe a good reason to believe that God exists?
Store link How does the origin of the universe indicate that God exists?
Store link What are five good reasons to believe God exists?
Store link How can “finding God” bring happiness to your life?
Store link What two conditions does Christianity provide that allow you to live a meaningful, valuable and purposeful life?
Store link What is the “noble lie” advocated by Dr. L. D. Rue?
Store link Is it possible to live as though there were no objective moral values and duties?
Store link Is it possible to live a meaningful and happy life without God?
Store link If there is no God, is there any ultimate purpose for life?
Store link If God does not exist, who sets the standard for what is “right” and “wrong”?
Store link If God does not exist, is there any ultimate meaning for life?
Store link What difference does it make whether God exists or not?
Store link Why is it important for Christians to study biblical prophecy?
Store link Will there be a temple on the temple mount in the last days?
Store link What is the problem with how Replacement theologians interpret the Bible?
Store link Has the Church replace Israel as the recipient of the promises of God given in the Old Testament?
Store link Will the Antichrist be a Muslim, or from a Muslim background?
Store link How close are we to the rapture, tribulation and Ezekiel 38 war?
Store link Where is Iran mentioned in the Bible?
Store link What role, if any, will ISIS and Iran play in end time events?
Store link What is the difference between the rapture and the second coming in terms of God’s mercy and grace?
Store link What kind of bodies will believers possess at the rapture vs the second coming?
Store link What signs are given for the rapture vs the second coming?
Store link When does Jesus come at the rapture vs the second coming in relation to the tribulation?
Store link Who is taken from earth and who is left at the rapture vs the second coming?
Store link Who removes people from the earth at the rapture vs the second coming?
Store link Where will Jesus meet believers at the rapture vs the second coming?
Store link What are some of the events that will happen between the rapture and the second coming?
Store link What will cause Israel to be living in “peace and safety”?
Store link Will there be any signs that the Ezekiel 38 war is about to take place?
Store link When will the Ezekiel 38 war take place?
Store link Why will the coalition mentioned in Ezekiel 38 come together to attack Israel?
Store link What nations will be involved in the Ezekiel 38 war?
Store link “What does the Bible tells about two wars that will take place in the end times? “
Store link What did the early Christians believe about the doctrine of imminency?
Store link Would God really allow people to go to hell?
Store link What did the Jews believe about “the wrath to come”?
Store link What is implied by the use of the Greek word “ek,” meaning out of, or from?
Store link What does “imminency” mean for Christians?
Store link What does the Greek word translated “to wait” tell us about when Jesus will return?
Store link Why do we believe the Bible teaches Jesus could return at any moment?
Store link What do 1 Corinthians 14, John 14 and 1 Thessalonians 4 teach us about Jesus’ return?
Store link What do 1 Thessalonians 4, 1 Corinthians 14 and John 14 tell us about the rapture?
Store link What happens once Christians meet the Lord in the air at the rapture?
Store link How is Jesus preparing a place for us in heaven?
Store link What does John 14:1-3 tell us about the rapture?
Store link How quickly will the rapture take place?
Store link What will happen to Christians at the rapture?
Store link Did the disciples know Jesus was coming back?
Store link What was the “mystery” Paul reveals in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52?
Store link How can you be sure you won’t be “left behind” in the rapture?
Store link Why is the rapture such an important topic?
Store link What is the post-tribulation view of the rapture?
Store link What is the pre-wrath view of the rapture?
Store link What are some of the events that will happen between the rapture and the second coming?
Store link Are some of the Ezekiel 38 nations already forming coalitions?
Store link What will cause Israel to be living in “peace and safety”?
Store link Will there be any signs that the Ezekiel 38 war is about to take place?
Store link When will the Ezekiel 38 war take place?
Store link Why will the coalition mentioned in Ezekiel 38 come together to attack Israel?
Store link What nations will be involved in the Ezekiel 38 war?
Store link What does the Bible tells about two wars that will take place in the end times?
Store link How can you encourage a student who is struggling with the information they are taught in school that conflicts with their beliefs?
Store link Why is Psalm 111 found over a door at Cambridge University?
Store link Is intelligent design merely religion masquerading as science?
Store link Is intelligent design a testable theory?
Store link Can intelligent design be considered scientific?
Store link What alternate theories have been proposed to explain the origin of information?
Store link Even if the neo-Darwinian theory is problematic, aren’t there other evolutionary theories that will explain the origin of biological information?
Store link What factors caused Darwin to doubt his own theory?
Store link What are the implications of the intelligent design theory?
Store link Does the Cambrian explosion offer “proof” for intelligent design?
Store link Can intelligent design be considered a reasonable hypothesis for the origin of information?
Store link How does the “method of multiple competing hypotheses? Apply to the origin of information?
Store link What is the “method of multiple competing hypotheses?
Store link What is the theory of intelligent design?
Store link What are gene regulatory networks, and why are they a problem for Darwin’s theory?
Store link Why is the abrupt appearance of animal body plans a problem for the Darwinian model of evolution?
Store link Could all the distinct body plans in the world have originated from a single source?
Store link What have scientists discovered in the fossil record over the last 150 years?
Store link Does the DNA alone provide sufficient information to build new organisms?
Store link Does the body plan for an animal reside in its DNA?
Store link Could Darwin’s theory of natural selection and random mutation account for the Cambrian animals?
Store link Could the Cambrian animals have come into existence as a result of natural selection and random mutation?
Store link How could the complex animals in the Cambrian explosion suddenly come into existence?
Store link If there’s even a small probability of finding a new gene or protein, doesn’t that mean it’s possible?
Store link What are the odds of randomly finding a new gene or protein?
Store link Where did the complex code in cells come from?
Store link How is the cell programmed with genetic information?
Store link How easy is it to produce new genetic information?
Store link How does DNA relate to the Cambrian explosion?
Store link Just how complex is the DNA molecule?
Store link In what ways does the fossil record create problems for Darwinian evolution?
Store link Where do neo-Darwinian paleontologists go next in their quest to fill in the missing fossil blanks?
Store link What evidence refutes current explanations for mission fossils?
Store link How do scientists attempt to explain missing fossils?
Store link What fossil evidence has recently been discovered in China?
Store link Why is the Cambrian explosion such a challenge to Darwin’s theory of the origin of life?
Store link How rapidly did the Cambrian “explosion” happen?
Store link Have any recent discoveries solved the problems Darwin confronted?
Store link Where else have scientists found fossils contemporaneous to the Burgess Shale finds?
Store link How did Darwin explain the gaps in the fossil record?
Store link According to Darwin, what should we find in the fossil record?
Store link What types of animal fossils have been discovered in the Burgess Shale, and why do they pose a problem for scientists?
Store link What two mysteries face evolutionary scientists in light of the Burgess Shale fossils?
Store link Just how complex were the animals found in the Burgess Shale?
Store link Why did the Burgess Shale fossils pose a problem for Darwin’s evolutionary theory?
Store link What makes the Burgess fossils so important?
Store link Why did the Cambrian explosion trouble Darwin?
Store link What should you do with your belief in Jesus as the Messiah?
Store link Why should we conclude that Jesus was the promised Messiah?
Store link Who is the “Anointed One” of Daniel 9:24-26?
Store link To whom did Jesus offer forgiveness through his death?
Store link What do the messianic prophecies tell us about God’s love for us?
Store link What does Zechariah 12:10 tell us about the Messiah?
Store link Did scholars of Jesus’ day realize Micah 5:2 referred to his birth?
Store link Does the Bible name the specific city where Messiah would be born?
Store link If Jesus is the “Son of Man” of Daniel 7?
Store link Who is the “Son of Man” in Daniel 7?
Store link Why is Messiah identified as “Jehovah our Righteousness”?
Store link Who is the “Righteous Branch” of Jeremiah 23:5-6?
Store link Why should people take the Bible seriously?
Store link Should Jewish people of today accept Jesus as the Messiah?
Store link Does Isaiah 53 show that the Messiah would die and then be resurrected?
Store link Does Isaiah 53 actually apply to Jesus?
Store link Did Jesus claim to be the Son of God?
Store link Why are Jews even today not comfortable with Isaiah 53?
Store link What can we learn about Jesus from Isaiah 53:7-9?
Store link How did first century Jews understand Isaiah 53 in relation to Jesus?
Store link Why was the Messiah punished for our sins?
Store link What does Isaiah 53 tell us about Messiah’s work of atonement?
Store link Why is the “servant of the Lord” rejected by his people?
Store link Does the Bible give clues to Messiah’s identity?
Store link Why will the servant of Isaiah 53 be rejected?
Store link Who is the “servant” of Isaiah 52:13-15?
Store link How could a child who is born be called “Almighty God”?
Store link What does Isaiah 9:6-7 reveal about the Messiah?
Store link Patriarchal society and descendent honor
Store link How can Jesus be David’s “son,” but also his “Lord”?
Store link Who was Melchizedek?
Store link Who is David’s “Lord” in Psalm 110:1?
Store link Messiah’s identity found in 2 Samuel 7:11-16?
Store link Was Jesus “greater than Moses”?
Store link Was Messiah “greater than Moses”?
Store link Messiah’s identity found in Deuteronomy 18:15?
Store link Messiah’s identity found in Numbers 24:17
Store link Messiah’s identity found in Genesis 49?
Store link Messiah’s identity found in Genesis 17:5-6?
Store link Messiah’s identity found in Genesis 22:18?
Store link Messiah’s identity found in Genesis 9:27?
Store link Messiah’s identity found in Genesis 3:15?
Store link What does the word “messiah” mean?
Store link What does the Bible say about unity in the Body (the Church)?
Store link How can we avoid allowing Satan to influence us?
Store link How can we be angry without sinning?
Store link What does the Bible say about lying?
Store link Can we live for Christ in our own power?
Store link What promises does God give us to help us live as Christians?
Store link What does being a Christian mean in your daily life?
Store link What does it mean to “put on the new man” when we become Christians?
Store link How do we learn to yield to the Lord?
Store link What can we do to avoid being “conformed” to this world?
Store link How can we experience the joy of Christ in our lives?
Store link Why is it important to spend time reading and studying the Word of God?
Store link How do we surrender the rooms of our life to the Lord?
Store link What happens when we let Christ dwell in our hearts?
Store link Where do we get the strength to live for Jesus every day?
Store link Why is it important to consciously live for Jesus every day? How does Jesus help you?
Store link How can Christians apply the things we are told in Ephesians to their own lives?
Store link What does it mean to be “sealed in Him” [God]?
Store link What does the love of God mean to you as a Christian?
Store link How can knowing we are “adopted” by God give us security?
Store link In what way are we special to God?
Store link What does Ephesians teach us about living the Christian life?
Store link Are you busy living the Christian life, but not finding any joy in it?
Store link What happens when we surrender ourselves to Jesus?
Store link What does Jesus do when He comes into our lives?
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