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 6: How did bad things come about?

Text: The Creation Answers Book, chapter 6

Supplemental materials:

Section: Introduction

Discussion questions

  1. What does the term ‘nephesh’ (in Hebrew) mean? How is it used in Genesis 1? (See also Nephesh chayyāh.)

  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? (See also The Fall: a cosmic catastrophe)

  4. Why is there so much death and suffering in the world today? (See Why would a loving God allow death and suffering?)

  5. When was man permitted to eat meat? Why might this have been?

  6. What are ‘defense-attack structures’ (DAS)? List some examples of DAS in animals.

Section: Position No. 1

Discussion questions

  1. Briefly explain ‘Position 1.’

  2. Discuss the pros and cons of this position.

  3. What are some features that may be best explained by this position?

  4. What are some features that may be difficult to explain by this position?

Section: Position No. 2

Discussion questions

  1. Briefly summarize ‘Position 2.’ 

  2. Discuss the pros and cons of this position.

  3. What are the different possibilities within this position?

  4. What are some features that may be best explained by this position?

  5. Read The Lion that wouldn’t eat meat. What conclusions can you draw from this article?

Section: Population explosion?

Discussion question

  • How, if there had been no Fall, could overcrowding have been avoided without death and bloodshed? Why/why not?

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