Table of Contents

Index of Creation Answers Book chapters

Lesson 1

Does God exist?
(Chapter 1)

Lesson 2

Did God really take six days?
(Chapter 2)

Lesson 3

What about the ‘gap theory’?
(Chapter 3)

Lesson 4

What about carbon dating?
(Chapter 4)

Lesson 5

How can we see distant stars in a young universe?
(Chapter 5)

Lesson 6

How did bad things come about?
(Chapter 6)

Lesson 7

What about arguments for evolution?
(Chapter 7)

Lesson 8

Who was Cain’s wife?
(Chapter 8)

Lesson 9

Were the Nephilim extraterrestrials?
(Chapter 9)

Lesson 10

Was Noah’s Flood global?
(Chapter 10)

Lesson 11

What about continental drift?
(Chapter 11)

Lesson 12

Noah’s Flood-what about all that water?
(Chapter 12)

Lesson 13

How did the animals fit on Noah’s Ark?
(Chapter 13 &
Chapter 14)

Lesson 14

Where are all the human fossils?
(Chapter 15)

Lesson 15

What about the Ice Age?
(Chapter 16)

Lesson 16

How did animals get to Australia?
(Chapter 17)

Lesson 17

How did all the different ‘races’ arise?
(Chapter 18)

Lesson 18

What happened to the dinosaurs?
(Chapter 19)
The Creation Answers Book
The Creation Answers Book

Study guide

Creation Answers Book

by Dr Don Batten (editor), Dr David Catchpoole, Dr Jonathan Sarfati, and Dr Carl Wieland

Lesson 6
How did bad things come about?

Supplemental materials

Q&A: Death and Suffering


The Answers Book, Chapter 6



Discussion questions

  1. In a Hebrew dictionary, look up the term ‘nephesh’ and write its definitions. How is it used in Genesis 1?
  2. What kinds of things have ‘nephesh’ life?
  3. Why did God’s command to Adam and the animals to eat plants for food not involve ‘death’, in the Biblical sense?
  4. Why is there so much death and suffering in the world today? (See also Crossing the Thin Red Line.)
  5. When was man permitted to eat meat?
  6. What are ‘defense-attack structures’? List some examples of DAS in animals.


Position 1

Discussion questions

  1. Briefly explain ‘Position 1.’ Discuss the pros and cons of this position.
  2. Read: What conclusions can you draw from these articles?


Position 2

Discussion questions

  1. Briefly summarize ‘Position 2.’ Discuss the pros and cons of this position.
  2. Read The Lion that wouldn’t eat meat. What conclusions can you draw from this article?



Discussion question

If someone asked you, ‘Why did my pet cat kill a bird?’, how would you reply? Read The cat who refuses to eat meat for some insights.

Additional Resources

Walking through Shadows (book)

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