Words of Life answers tough questions in ‘Skeptics Welcome’ series
On Sunday, April 11, Words of Life will launch an 11-episode series titled “Skeptics Welcome.” Within the series, Captain Ken Argot addresses some of the toughest and most common questions sent in by listeners.
These were questions they had themselves or questions they often get from unbelievers. Each week Ken focuses on a specific question and walks us through finding some of these answers on our own through our own conversations with our Heavenly Father.
Additional information can be found on Soundcast’s official website and listeners can find the audio program wherever podcasts are distributed.
Below is an episode-by-episode listening guide and a short video.
EPISODE 01: DOES GOD EXIST?
Captain Ken Argot starts off this series with probably the biggest question an unbeliever will have. Does God even exist?
A: How do we know?
B: What moments in your life have reassured your knowledge of God?
For further study: Does God Exist? By Hans Hüng
EPISODE 02: IF GOD EXISTS, DOES HE CARE?
Following last week’s conversation, Ken Argot continues by asking, “Ok, if God does exist, Does He care about ME?” Ken reminds us of the heartache and trials suffered throughout the Bible and takes us back to Genesis 1 where we see that there is something intrinsic about chaos and creation co existing.
A: Does God answer every prayer?
B: How do we react when the miracle doesn’t happen?
EPISODE 03: WHY DOES GOD ALLOW PAIN?
In this episode, Captain Ken Argot tackles, probably the most common question we all have, (as non-believers and believers). Why does He seem to save one person from suffering while allowing another to go through many trials?
A: What have you gained by suffering a trial?
B: What stories in the Bible give us inspiration for enduring trials?
EPISODE 04: HOW CAN GOD LOVE MY ABUSER?
In this episode, Captain Ken Argot addresses a very difficult question we received from a listener. “How can God love someone who has hurt someone who loves God?” The grace and mercy of God is something we’ll never fully understand this side of eternity. But Ken does a great job of unpacking this question and shares a powerful prayer for anyone in this place today.
EPISODE 05: DO ALL ROADS LEAD TO GOD?
As we continue our series, Skeptics Welcome, today, Ken Argot discusses the question, “Do All Roads Lead to God?”. With many scholars estimating that there are over 4,200 active religions in the world, how do we, as Christians, know that our path is the only one?
A: What makes Christianity different from every other “faith”?
B: Does self-actualization deal with redemption?
EPISODE 06: CAN THE BIBLE BE TRUSTED?
There are over 100 Billion, (yes, billion) Bibles sold or given away around the world each year. While no one can deny the popularity of the Bible, in today’s episode, Ken discusses the question, “Can the Bible be Trusted?”
A: Why were some books “left out” of the Bible?
B: What are some ancient, extra-Biblical books worth reading?
EPISODE 07: CAN A CHRISTIAN DISAGREE WITH THE BIBLE?
In this episode, Ken Argot addresses this question, “Can I be a Christian and Disagree with the Bible?” In this conversation we see that, quite often, it’s not scripture we disagree with but rather someone’s interpretation of scripture.
A: What are some verses you hear often mis-quoted?
B: How have some Bible verses been used to justify terrible acts?
EPISODE 08: WHICH DENOMINATION IS RIGHT?
Continuing with last week’s message, this week Ken discusses denominations. Why are there so many? Who has the “correct” interpretation of scripture? Why can’t we agree?
A: Have you been a part of multiple denominations in your walk? What did you glean from each of them?
B: “The Holy Spirit not only inspires the writer but the reader.” Have you always believed everything you believe today?
EPISODE 09: HOW MANY SINS DOES IT TAKE TO LOSE YOUR SALVATION?
Spoiler alert- Ken doesn’t give a number, but rather discusses the various theologies behind this topic.
A: Do you worry about your salvation?
B: Why do you think this question gets asked?
EPISODE 10: WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE WHO NEVER HEAR OF JESUS?
We’ve probably all heard the question, “If there’s an island of people who never hear about Jesus, do they go to hell when they die?” In this episode of Skeptics Welcome, Captain Ken Argot discusses this question along with many that revolve around a seemingly violent God.
EPISODE 11: WHY HASN’T JESUS RETURNED?
In this final episode, Captain Ken Argot addresses the questions surrounding the end of days. From what took place in AD 70 to whether you’re a post millennialist or pre, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.