Making plain the Bible's answers to the most important questions!
Who Is the Real God?
In recent years, atheists and materialists have mounted attacks on various religions. They have attacked the very idea of a God who created the universe and life itself. Such individuals view human reason as the pinnacle of importance. Some even hold the view that only science is the ultimate truth and reality. But how do they explain the origin of the universe? How do you explain scientifically the impossibility of creating life from non-life?
We live in an awesome universe. The Hubble Telescope has given us amazing views of galaxies and supernovas. The shapes and sizes and dimensions are astounding, and at the same time display incredible beauty. The Hubble Telescope has revealed so many galaxies previously unknown that astronomers now estimate the universe to consist of more than two TRILLION galaxies.
When you consider the vastness of the universe and its almost limitless expanse, can you deny that the creation demands a Creator? But what vast powers does God control? What is His purpose? Can you PROVE He even exists? On today’s program we’ll be offering you an amazing free Bible study guide, The Real God: Proofs and Promises. There is overwhelming evidence you need to consider. My friends, there is a powerful purpose and inspiring future for all nations, the earth, and the universe! There is a real God who created the universe, life, and your very potential for eternal life. Do you believe in a Creator God? Can you prove that God exists, and that He knows you and your every thought? You need to know and prove the God of Creation and the amazing reality of His purpose and plan for you personally. You need to know and prove the Real God! Who is the Real God?
Ten Signs Leading to Armageddon
While most of us live in relative peace, there are signs that all is not well. We see a social and geopolitical upheaval taking place before our eyes. Some believe we are living in the Biblical last days—that Armageddon is on the horizon. Is it?
What’s Ahead for Our Children?
What’s Ahead for Our Children? - Presenter: Gerald Weston (TVCA902)
A growing number of parents are taking their children out of public school systems in favor of private and charter schools. And not a few are choosing to teach their children at home. Why? The answer is obvious. They are fed up with activists teaching their children values to which they don’t agree. Where are we headed? Considering how much has changed in the last five years, what pressures will you face trying to raise your children over the next five years? The thought is alarming!
Protests: Constructive or Destructive?
Protests: Constructive or Destructive? - Presenter: Stuart Wachowicz (TVCA933)
Starting in March 2019, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to show their dislike for a law that would allow suspected criminals, who had allegedly committed a crime in mainland China, to be extradited from Hong Kong back to China to face trial. Some demonstrations became violent, with the smashing of shops and vehicles and the throwing of Molotov cocktails and other projectiles at police who were trying restore order. So, are the protests worth the consequence?
Your Questions, the Bible's Answers!
Those who read and study the Bible find their lives enriched and enlightened by the divine guidance they discover within its pages. But that doesn’t mean they don’t trip up on a question or two now and then. Today, we’re going to take a look at a few questions we often receive about the Bible and show you how to determine solid answers, straight from God’s word. So, stay right here for today’s program, “Your Questions, the Bible’s Answers!”
If you are a regular viewer of our program, you know that we base everything we teach on God’s word, the Bible. When Jesus Christ prayed to God the night before His crucifixion, He asked His Father to set His followers apart from the world around them, saying, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” [John 17:17.]
God’s word is THE TRUTH. No other source of knowledge reflects the very mind of the Creator like the Bible, and the answers to life’s greatest questions are found in its pages.
But that doesn’t mean that every part of it is easy to understand! In fact, some things we read in the Bible can be confusing. But the answers ARE THERE, waiting for the diligent student, with God’s help, to find them. Today, we’re going to tackle a potpourri of three Bible questions that students of God’s word sometimes ask, and we’re going to show you the Bible’s own answers to those questions.
In addition, we’re going to give you the opportunity to request one of our most amazing free offers, the Tomorrow’s World Bible Study Course. Be sure to watch the screen throughout the program for the information you need to begin your own study course.
As for today’s “Bible Q&A,” here are the questions we will address:
1 Does Jesus Christ command Christians to hate their family members?
2 Exactly how did Judas Iscariot die?
3 (And) Why are there souls under the altar in the book of Revelation?
First, let’s begin by reading a passage that generates questions among many and see what the Bible has to say about it. If you have a Bible handy, turn to Luke 14:26, where Jesus is teaching a great multitude. He tells them,
“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.”
Reading this verse, many have asked: “Does Jesus really command Christians to hate their family members?”
Of course, the idea that Jesus is literally commanding His followers to hate their mother, father, and others would INDEED be contrary to many of His other teachings. Whenever you come across an apparent contradiction like this in the Bible, it should always grab your attention, because the Bible—including Jesus’ teachings—never contradicts itself. Christ makes this point, Himself, in John 10:35, reminding the Jewish leaders in His audience that the “Scripture cannot be broken.”
So, just what is He saying here in this passage? In understanding the Bible, it is important to understand the context surrounding the verse, instead of just reading the isolated verse. When we do so in this case in Luke 14, it is clear He is explaining the high standards His followers must meet. Rather than a “come as you are” policy, Jesus demands that people change in order to follow Him and that they commit their lives to Him fully. In verse 27 of that chapter, for instance, Jesus explains that one must be willing to bear his own cross to be one of Christ’s disciples—not a literal cross, but bearing the burden of persecution, difficulty, discomfort, and trial—even to death—just as He did. He says in verse 33 that His followers must be willing to forsake ALL that they possess—willing to give up anything else in their lives, and even their lives themselves, for His sake—or else they cannot be His disciples at all.
These passages give context for the message Jes
Secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis - Presenter: Gerald Weston
The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 nearly brought the world to the unthinkable, a nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union -- in popular parlance, Armageddon. Although it was understood during those 13 tense days of October, that it was a close call, what we know today is enough to send chills through the spine of the most calloused individual. The well-being of the entire world, including here in Canada, was at stake.
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