December 3, 2009

Hank recalls attending a Christopher Hitchens debate, and comments on Hitchens’ assertions about the Gospels being full of self-evident contradictions. This reminded Hank of the reality that we need to provide defensible arguments against such dogmatic assertions. He notes the Gospels are complimentary not contradictory. Exact telling with witnesses implies collusion (0:40).


  • 2012 movie, the Mayan Calendar, and Nostradamus. God does not tell us to get into these sots of predictions, but did not King Herod use astrologers who made accurate predictions using the stars, so how do we make sense of the apparent contradiction? (3:24)
  • Which are good and trustworthy Modern English Bible translations? (9:54)
  • America is going against God with the approval of abortion, but will God judge America for this? (21:30)
  • Born with arterial problems in my brain had a stroke, Drs. Said would not receive, prayed to God, then something happened, felt something touched my left arm and left leg, heard a voice said, “I’ve done my part the rest is up to you,” then I was healed, but I still struggle with faith. (24:07)
  • Revelation 18:17-18 referring to America as Babylon? (27:31)
  • Ten Commandments tells us “Thou shalt not kill” but did not God annihilate entire nation? Contradiction? (39:20)
  • Do Muslims have it right in killing those who do not agree with their beliefs? (44:48)
  • Believe in eternal security but how to respond to those who use Hebrews 6:4-6 as a refutation (49:42)