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    Another mass shooting that left at least 14 dead in San Bernardino, California this week marks the sixth mass shooting in the United States in the past week! Americans find themselves responding by bu...Read More...

  • Complete in Christ

    By: Nancy Missler; ©2003 Suffering is a tool God uses to make us “perfect” and “complete,” because through it we learn to bar ourselves from sin and self and cling to God. ...Read More...

  • God’s Encouragement for Caregivers

    God’s Encouragement for Caregivers - Program 1 By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. Michael Easley, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ken Tada, Cindy Easley Where can you turn for strength when a loved one is diagnosed...Read More...

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show Staff; ©2018

    Many Christians and non-Christians, alike, struggle with why God would allow so much seemingly senseless evil in the world. When a child is buried in the waters of a tsunami, how can there possibly be any good purpose for that? Can’t an all-powerful God do better? I used to ask these questions myself, but over […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show Staff; ©2018

    According to the Bible, an angel created by God (Satan or Lucifer) was the first creature to bring evil into the universe. But the question arises how this good creature, created by a good God, living in a good universe, could choose evil. God did not cause Satan to sin, so who caused Satan to […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    Are you riding the glory train because you love the Engineer, or because you seek the train’s destination? Do you have a passion for the King, or for His palatial, trouble-free environment (heaven) where He has promised you will dwell forever? Will He continue to receive your loyalty and devotion only so long as it […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    Another mass shooting that left at least 14 dead in San Bernardino, California this week marks the sixth mass shooting in the United States in the past week! Americans find themselves responding by buying more guns, living in increased fear, or simply no longer paying attention to headlines of fellow citizens dying at the end […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    By: Nancy Missler; ©2003 Suffering is a tool God uses to make us “perfect” and “complete,” because through it we learn to bar ourselves from sin and self and cling to God. The God of all grace, who hath called us into His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, that ye have suffered awhile, [will] make […]

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  • By: Cody Horne; ©2015

    by Cody Horne We will endure various trials at many times throughout our lives. We might become financially unstable, lose a close relative, get fired, lose a partner, or have to endure a multitude of other hardships. Many will lose things they hold dear. As believers, how are we to respond to such trials? When […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    If God Exists, Why is There Evil in the World? By: Dr. Norman Geisler If God is all good, all powerful, and all knowing, why is there evil in the world? In answering this, we must answer three other questions, namely: 1.) What is the nature of evil? 2.) What is the origin of evil? […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    The transcripts featured in these articles come from “How Can God Help You Deal With Chronic Pain, Disability, and Illness?” and “God’s Comfort When You Are Discouraged, Depressed and Fear the Future” with guests Joni Eareckson Tada and Dr. Michael Easley. Joni’s Story By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Michael Easley Joni Eareckson Tada’s life has […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    God’s Encouragement for Caregivers – Program 1 By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. Michael Easley, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ken Tada, Cindy Easley Where can you turn for strength when a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic illness, or becomes disabled? God’s Encouragement for Caregivers – Program 2 By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. Michael Easley, Joni […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    God’s Help When You Suffer – Program 1 By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Ken Tada, Dr. Michael Easley, Cindy Easley Looking back in our lives, can we see times that God has been faithful in our past? But can we trust him to be faithful when we face bad news about our health? God’s Help When […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Introduction—Walking in Darkness By: Nancy Missler Nancy Missler begins to explain how the verse “I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye sees Thee,” (Job 42:5) came alive to her. How can her story be an encouragement to others who, like Job, are suffering for reasons they don’t […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Is there A God? What Kind of God is He? By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. Norman Geisler, Rabbi Harold Kushner Is God limited? Is he loving – but not all-powerful? Are there some things he simply can’t do anything about? God’s Choice or Random Chance? By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. Norman Geisler, Rabbi Harold Kushner […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    What Do We Do When Trouble Comes?-Part 1 By: Nancy Missler Nancy Missler says there are several things we need to do when trouble comes into our lives. We’ll look at three of them this month: stand still (and let God work in us); rest in His promises; and stop asking “Why?” What Do We […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People – Part 1 By: Dr. Norman Geisler God is not all-perfect or all powerful, and “there are some things God cannot control.” So argues Rabbi Harold Kushner in his best-selling book “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.” Dr. Geisler explains why this reasoning is faulty, and […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

      A 14-year-old girl was playing basketball on a Community Recreation Program team, when she suddenly became ill. She came off the basketball court complaining that she could not breathe. A doctor, a nurse, and an Emergency Medical Technician who were in the audience immediately sought to minister to the girl. But it was too […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    We Have No Map for This Territory By: Dr. Erwin Lutzer What happens when the difficulties really come and when the fruits of secularism begin to have their full impact? What then? Trusting God When the Wells Are Dry By: Dr. Erwin Lutzer Where do you go when you are in a tight place? Of […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Part 1 By: John Ankerberg, Dr. Norman Geisler Why does God allow suffering? The problem is, when you believe in an all-loving, all-powerful God, who knows everything, you are tempted to ask, “Why does He allow stuff like that to happen?” Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Part 2 […]

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  • By: Dr. John Weldon; ©2012

    By: Dr. John G. Weldon; ©2012 You say, “How in the world could sin work together for good? How can God cause sinful things to come out for good?” “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2012

    By: Anonymous; ©2012 The following brief article was written by the son of a good friend, both father and son are Navy SEALs. We have put this online in the hopes it will be an encouragement to those undergoing suffering or trials of various types. Despite his paraplegia (to say the least, difficult for a […]

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