The Creation Answers Book

The Creation Answers Book

Lessons & Chapters

Lesson 1 Does God exist? (Chapter 1)

Lesson 2: Six days? Really? (Chapter 2)

Lesson 3 What about gap theories? (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 ‘sons of God’ and/or the Nephilim extraterrestrials? (Chapter 9)

Lesson 10 Was the Flood global? (Chapter 10)

Lesson 11 What about continental drift? (Chapter 11)

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

Lessons 13 & 14 How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark? and How did freshwater and saltwater fish survive the Flood? (Chapters 13 & 14)

Lesson 15 Where are all the human fossils? (Chapter 15)

Lesson 16 What about ice ages? (Chapter 16)

Lesson 17 How did animals get to Australia? (Chapter 17)

Lesson 18 How did all the different ‘races’ arise (from Noah’s family)? (Chapter 18)

Lesson 19 What about dinosaurs? (Chapter 19)

The Creation Answers Book Study Guide

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

Lesson 1: Does God exist?

Text: The Creation Answers Book, chapter 1

Section: Introduction

Discussion questions

  1. What is the biblical definition of a ‘fool’?

  2. Using an on-line concordance, look up other Bible verses with the word ‘fool’ in them. What else does the Bible say about ‘fools’?

  3. What does the Bible say about those who are ‘wise’?

  4. What is the connection between denying God’s existence and the increasing lack of morals we see in today’s society? (See also Evolution and Morality.)

  5. What would you say to someone who accused Christians of doing evil things during the Crusades (for example)? (See also Genocide, evolution and the Bible.)

Section: Biblical evidence for the existence of a divine author

Discussion questions

  1. Specifically, what are some archaeological finds that affirm biblical accuracy? (See also Q&A: Archaeology.)

  2. List and explain (in your own words) five biblical evidences for the existence of God.

  3. How is God revealed in Jesus Christ?

Section: Other evidence for the Creator-God of the Bible

Discussion questions

  1. How do the laws of thermodynamics confirm the existence of God? (See also Q&A: Quantum Mechanics and Thermodynamics.)

  2. How is evidence for a young Earth/universe consistent with God’s existence?

  3. List and explain four non-biblical evidences of God’s existence.

Section: The myth of atheism and science

Discussion questions

  1. When did scientific disciplines begin to flourish? Why?

  2. Some people claim that belief in the General Theory of Evolution (GTE) is essential to understanding ‘science’. Why is this not true? (See also How important is evolution to science, really?)

Research report

  • Research the lives, credentials, qualifications, etc. of past and present creationist scientists. Write a report on a scientist that you are interested in.(See also the book In Six Days or Busting Myths.)

Section: Is it Science?

Discussion questions

  1. Distinguish between ‘operational science’ and ‘origins science’. Which leaves more room for personal bias to influence conclusions? Why?

  2. List the following scientific disciplines. Tell one aspect of each that falls under ‘operational science’ and one that falls under ‘origins science’ For example, for Astronomy, studying/counting the stars or galaxies is operational science while theorizing about star formation or the beginning of the universe is origins science. (See also Naturalism, Origins and Operation Science.)

    • Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Paleontology
    • Archaeology
    • Anthropology
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Ecology
    • Geology

  3. Do science and Christianity conflict? Why or why not? (See also The belief system behind evolution and ‘It’s not science!’)

Section: Who created God?

Discussion questions

  1. Why does God not have—or need to have—a beginning in time?

  2. What is the law of cause and effect?

  3. In the light of this, discuss the reasonableness of those who say that the universe had no cause.

Section: The Christian knows God!

Discussion question

  • How can a person have a personal relationship with God?

Section: Conclusion

  • How would you would respond to the question:

    “I read with interest your article about atheism, in which you state it is self-refuting. In its basic form, atheism consists of the lack of belief in a God. This can hardly be deemed self-refuting. Furthermore, it is simple enough to demonstrate that belief in God is absurd and irrational. An atheist needs do no more. An atheist does not need to prove that God does not exist—the theist must demonstrate that God does exist. Since this is not possible, belief in God is irrational, particularly when no theist is capable of providing a coherent definition of what God is.”

    (See Atheism is more rational?)