Questions from Social Media

  • Did Hitler Really Intend to Kill All Germans in His Defeat?

    November 20, 2020

    Question of the week: I have heard you say that Hitler intended to kill the German people but was thwarted by his illness and the space-time dimensions. And you mention this on pages 174–175 of Why the Universe Is the Way It Is. I was wondering how you came up with that. Did you put it together in your own thinking or did you talk to someone or read something that put light on that part of history?

    • World War II
    • Problem of Evil
  • Why Did God Kill Everyone In Sodom and Gomorrah?

    November 13, 2020

    Question of the week: Why did God kill every man, woman, and child living in Sodom and Gomorrah?

    • Laws of Physics
    • God's Existence
    • Cosmology
    • Universe Design
    • Astronomy
  • Does the Universe’s Immensity Imply a Huge Waste?

    November 6, 2020

    Question of the week: How does the cosmos affirm that there is a God who loves us? Isn’t the universe absolutely vast? Wouldn’t the vastness of the universe imply an enormous amount of wasted matter and space?

    • Laws of Physics
    • God's Existence
    • Cosmology
    • Universe Design
    • Astronomy
  • Did Jesus Know Who He Was When He Was a Child?

    October 30, 2020

    Question of the week: Did Jesus know who he was when he was a child growing up?

    • Jesus Christ
  • Is the Existence of a Multiverse a Problem for Christianity?

    October 23, 2020

    Question of the week: Would the existence of a possible multiverse count against the Christian faith?

    • Multiverse
  • Why Is Atheism So Popular among Scientists?

    October 16, 2020

    Question of the week: Why is atheism so popular in science today?

    • Secularism
  • What Are the Scientific Dates for the Starts and Ends of the Six Creation Days?

    October 9, 2020

    Question of the week: What are the scientific dates for start and end times for each of the six days of creation in Genesis 1?

    • Creation & Genesis
  • Why Did God Make Animals to Be So Violent?

    October 2, 2020

    Question of the week: “Dr. Ross, I have a question about animal violence after horrific stories in the news lately of alligators killing or harming humans. First, do you believe animal violence to be a result of the fall and something that will be removed if animals exist in heaven? And lastly, is there any reason that God couldn’t have just created animals to be nonviolent? I can’t imagine why animals couldn’t have been created to just eat vegetation or not need to eat and get their energy from the sun or something like that. Thank you for your thoughts.”

    • Parasites & Diseases
    • Carnivores
    • Life Design
    • Animal Death
  • Why Did God Kill the Hebrews Who Worshipped the Golden Calf?

    September 25, 2020

    Question of the week: Why did God kill all those people described in the golden calf story in Exodus 32?

    • Bible Difficulties
  • Which Animals Are Nephesh Animals?

    September 18, 2020

    Question of the week: What type of animals would not be nephesh species?

    • Animals
  • Reasons to Believe’s Position on Process Structuralism

    September 11, 2020

    Question of the week: What is Reasons to Believe’s position on process structuralism?

    • Evolution
  • Was Jesus Really Dead for Three Days and Three Nights?

    August 28, 2020

    Question of the week: How do you reconcile Jesus being in the grave three days and three nights with Jesus dying on the cross the day before the Sabbath and being raised from the dead the morning after the Sabbath?

    • Bible Difficulties
  • Will Astronomers Ever Find Life Elsewhere in the Solar System?

    August 21, 2020

    Question of the week: Will astronomers ever find life elsewhere in the solar system?

    • Life on Other Planets
  • Is Life Possible in the Upper Clouds of Venus?

    August 14, 2020

    Question of the Week: What are your thoughts on the possibility of life in the clouds of Venus?

    • Panspermia
    • Requirements for Life
    • Life
    • Meteors
    • Life on Other Planets
    • Origin of Life
  • How Old Was Jesus When He Died on the Cross?

    August 7, 2020

    Question of the Week: How old do you think Jesus was when he died on the cross? I hear many say he was 33. Is that accurate?

    • Bible
    • Creation & Genesis
    • Life & Teachings
  • Did God Or Evolution Create Plants on Creation Day 3?

    July 31, 2020

    Question of the week: In Genesis 1:11 when God brought forth the grass, herbs yielding seed, and the fruit trees, etc., why is the biblical Hebrew word for create, “bara,” not used here? I had thought God literally created these things, so why would “bara” not be used? Or does this leave it open that God may have used natural means to bring them about?

  • Did God Create Birds and Sea Mammals But Not Land Mammals?

    July 24, 2020

    Question of the week: Why is the Hebrew verb bara (for create) used in Genesis 1:21 when the Bible talks about God creating the sea creatures and birds but then not used in Genesis 1:25 where the Bible talks about God making the beasts of the earth, etc.? Since God created all the animals, why is bara not used in both Genesis 1:21 and Genesis 1:25?

    • Animals
    • Creation & Genesis
  • Examples of the Bible’s Predictive Power

    July 17, 2020

    Question of the week: You have said that the Bible is unique in that it possesses predictive power. Can you give a couple of examples?

    • Bible
  • What Is the First Prophecy of the Coming of the Messiah in the Bible?

    July 10, 2020

    Question of the week: What is the first direct prophecy of the coming of the Messiah in the Bible?

    • Prophecy
    • Garden of Eden
    • Incarnation
    • Adam & Eve
  • How Do We Know the Bible Is 100% Accurate?

    July 3, 2020

    Question of the week: The Bible is a great book that has many important lessons in it but how can we be 100% certain that EVERYTHING in it is truly accurate and totally represents the Word of God? There could be parts of the Bible that don’t hold water. The only information in the Bible that I know of that came directly from God himself were the Ten Commandments as God wrote these on two stone tablets which he gave to Moses. The rest of the information in the Bible came from other people that God somehow allegedly communicated with. Also, the words that Jesus spoke were communicated to us via other people years after Jesus said them. The only other time when God may have communicated with us directly is when Jesus was baptized but I’m not certain.

    • Bible Difficulties
    • Inerrancy

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