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This podcast helps to understand the Bible. It is designed for people who are not satisfied with cheap answers.


Get answers to real questions and see how many things make sense after all. You will discover principles and truths that will open up the Bible and the history of Christianity in a meaningful way.


Benno Alexander Zuiddam is a traditional Christian scholar with doctorates in Theology and Classics.

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This podcast helps to understand the Bible. It is designed for people who are not satisfied with cheap answers.


Get answers to real questions and see how many things make sense after all. You will discover principles and truths that will open up the Bible and the history of Christianity in a meaningful way.


Benno Alexander Zuiddam is a traditional Christian scholar with doctorates in Theology and Classics.

    Church in Ruins: commitment to the house of God

    Church in Ruins: commitment to the house of God

    In today's episode you will meet with people who are actually going to do as their religion says. You may read about them in Nehemiah 10.

    Isn't it tragic that this sort of Christianity is the exception these days? 

    • 25 min
    Church in Ruins: penance and covenant as way forward

    Church in Ruins: penance and covenant as way forward

    After the celebration of God's Word in Nehemiah 9, the Israelites realize that change is required. For this to happen, it a church will have to genuinely agree with God. In today's terms, they have to really believe the Bible and the traditional teachings of the Church. If they do, then they will be truly sorry if and when they did not meet these standards. Today we will contemplate the necessity of confessing your sins. 

    For lasting change it is not only important to admit your wrongdoing and being sorry about it. You will also need a firm commitment to God's values. The Bible calls this a covenant, a commitment to  God that you will serve him and follow his standards. People who try to diminish the role of  alcohol in their lives know how important it is to consider whether they will have a drink at a social occasion in advance. If you weigh the benefits and decide not to, you are much more likely to stick to it. If you wait with deciding until the drink is actually offered to you, chances are that you will drink anyway.

    In this episode you will find out how the emotive and cognitive therapy of penance and covenanting will help you forward.

    • 28 min
    Gesprek met Jan Pit (Dutch)

    Gesprek met Jan Pit (Dutch)

    Op 20 augustus 1987 had ik als jong journalist een gesprek met de zendeling Jan Pit (1941-2008). 

    Hij was in die tijd vooral bekend als spreker voor Kruistochten/ Open Doors, maar had aanvankelijk als zendeling in Laos gewerkt. Dit interview gaat over zijn leven, roeping en de uitdagingen van de zending en christenen in vervolgde landen. Op een beschrijvende manier vertelt Jan hoe hij levende kevers en andere insekten at om het evangelie te verkondigen. Dit en meer in een bemoedigend gesprek met Jan Pit. 

    Het mag een klein wonder heten dat de bandopname hiervan na 32 jaar bewaard is gebleven. Vandaag heb ik heb gedigitaliseerd, zodat u als luisteraar van Bible Time er van kunt meegenieten.  

    Jan Pit was een inspirerend man. Hij woonde in Europa, Azië en Afrika. Hij zag scherp hoe landen en christenen opgeoffered werden aan internationale politieke en economische agenda's. Zijn toespraak over Daniel en de principes van goddeloze indoctrinatie en revolutie machten zal ik nooit vergeten. 

    • 58 min
    Church in Ruins: why is Nehemiah 7 in the Bible?

    Church in Ruins: why is Nehemiah 7 in the Bible?

    Find out in this episode of Bible Time.

    • 33 min
    Why do neoliberals silence other viewpoints?

    Why do neoliberals silence other viewpoints?

    Why is it that the postmodern liberals are unable to tolerate other points of view?  We used to have liberal enquiry. We could agree to disagree, because the truth remains the same. Those days are well and truly over. Most churches and seminaries are being run by thought  police.

    Yes also many churches. If you consider women's ordination invalid, you are not likely to be even allowed into the job in many denominations. Or find that so called colleagues are willing to rob you of your livelyhood. The same applies if you take the Church's teachings on divorce seriously. Only as short while ago, marrying a divorced person, implied excommunication for the term of one's natural life, if you were not sorry, that is. And at least twenty or thirty years of penance if you were. 

    These things have changed. Not that long ago the Archbishop of Canterbury married a divorced film actress (with her husband still very much alive) to one of the members of the royal family. 

    This episode of Bible Time takes you to the world of the New Testament. You will meet with a king and his divorcee wife who create their own truth and seek to silence everyone who disagrees. Read Luke 17:11-19 before you listen to this episode. 

    • 34 min
    Church in ruins: anticipate further opposition

    Church in ruins: anticipate further opposition

    When you are rebuilding the church in a destructive spiritual climate you should prepare for the long haul and focus. The agents of destruction will not be happy with your attempts. They will scheme to harm you or your good name. They will try to distract you. They will hire theologians to discourage and intimidate you.

    All these things happened to Nehemiah. So, do not be discouraged, but: Anticipate further opposition. Don’t be distracted. Never meet on the enemy’s terms. 

    Also: Expect them to hire theologians. This is particularly sad. In recent church history, theologians have often been used as agents of change. Nehemiah shows us that this is not a new phenomenon. Those who prefer a church in ruins often hire prophets to do their bidding. These men and women will tell you that what God intends is actually very different from what you find in Scripture and tradition.

    • 34 min

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