Big Changes at RBA

Greetings,

We have made a major programming change at Radio Bible Answers. After a wonderful year at WLCM 1380 Charlotte, we made the difficult decision to move to another station. WLCM and Jeff, our programming engineer were very good to us, and we will miss them. But we wanted to reach a new audience of people who might not really know Jesus or how much the Bible can change their life.

So on Febrary 3rd, 2013, we will begin our first broadcast on WXLA 1180 AM in Lansing. WXLA plays secular music during the week and allows some Christian programming on Sundays, and we hope this will give us an opportunity to connect with some new fans and friends.

We do want to say that we have thoroughly enjoyed everyone we have met through WLCM. We appreciate our listeners, their questions and comments, and how loyal many have been as we have struggled through the process of learning how to do a radio show. Hopefully some of you will make it over to WXLA and hopefully our Internet listeners will enjoy having the broadcast updated more frequently online.

Keep us in your prayers and tune in to listen!!!

- Scott Lynn

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What kind of people should our rulers be?

We are about to have an election and it might be important to remember
that we ought to pray for God to give us good leaders.  Daniel 4:17 includes
the statement, “the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men” – so we know
God will involve Himself in our nation.

Perhaps we should spend a little time this next broadcast on
“What kind of people our leaders should be.”

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Trivia Challenge for 3/16 Broadcast

This Week’s Bible Challenge: 1st Corinthians 7:14 is an interesting verse. It says “the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.” Does this mean an unbeliever is saved if they are married to a believer? If not, then what does this verse mean?

Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday.

Last Week’s Challenge: What does it mean in 1st Timothy 2:14-15 when it says that women will be saved in childbearing?

Answer: Molly from Tittabawassee, Michigan Eve is the mother of all living; by having children she made a way for Jesus to come into the world, who as we know is the savior of the world.

Notes: Verse 14 gives the context for understanding this verse:

1st Timothy 2:14-15 KJV And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Eve and Adam committed different sins according to 1st Timothy. Eve chose the fruit for the knowledge, which was one kind of sin. Adam wasn’t deceived, he just chose to directly disobey God and follow his wife instead of doing it God’s way, a different kind of sin. Verse 15 on childbearing isn’t a reference to women everywhere, but to Eve, for she was saved through childbearing for her distant descendent was Jesus, who died for her sins! This is one of those verses that really gets mangled in other translations. Consider the NIV on this one:

1st Timothy 2:15 NIV But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

It’s not women, but a woman who will be saved through childbearing, for Eve was saved by her descendent, Jesus Christ. Great job Molly!

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Trivia Challenge for 3/9 Broadcast

When was the law first given? Was it given in the garden? Was it given after the fall? Was it given to Abraham? To Moses? Can you show when it was given according to the scriptures?

Answer: No one answered this quite correctly. Yes, the law was first given by Moses, and perhaps we didn’t ask the question as clearly as possible. But the challenge was to find scriptural support for when the law was first given. The Bible clearly teaches that the law was given by Moses, 430 years after Abraham.

Galatians 3:16-19 KJV Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

John 1:17 KJV For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

This week’s trivia challenge: What does it mean in 1st Timothy 2:14-15 when it says that women will be saved in childbearing?

Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday.

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Trivia Challenge for 3/2 Broadcast

Outside of the book of Genesis, which chapter or passage in the Bible records the earliest moments in our Creation? If you were to arrange the Bible chronologically, what would come first? (other than Genesis)

Answer: Susan from Ann Arbor was the first to get a correct answer in for this. We hadn’t had any bites on this for a few days so I posted it to facebook, and she answered within 90 minutes with John 1:1.

I think she has it, but there are two other passages that come in a close second, let’s look at all three quickly:

John 1:1-3 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

1st Peter 1:18-20 (KJV) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Colossians 1:15-17 (KJV) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

This week’s trivia challenge: When was the law first given? Was it given in the garden? Was it given after the fall? Was it given to Abraham? To Moses? Can you show when it was given according to the scriptures?

Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday.

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Trivia Challenge for 2/24 Broadcast

Last week’s trivia challenge: The Bible says that God made the sun on the 4th day of creation. If so, how was the Earth lit for the first three days? (two possible answers)

Answer: Bill from Brighton correctly answered it first (wed morning, feb 15): The sun was created on the 4th day, but God could be the light that lit the Earth just like in Revelation where God lights the city with His glory. [or] God could have made the Sun on day one but hid it behind the clouds and revealed it on day 4. Gen 1 is given by God from the viewpoint of God’s spirit hovering above the oceans, so the sun wouldn’t have been visible until the firmament was cleared. Was I the first to get it?

Yes, Bill, you were first. Thank you for your submission.

This week’s trivia challenge: Outside of the book of Genesis, which chapter or passage in the Bible records the earliest moments in our Creation? If you were to arrange the Bible chronologically, what would come first? (other than Genesis)

Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday.

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Past Broadcasts Now Available Online!

We just finished uploading and testing the Broadcast Archive. Our last four shows are now available online for listening at your convenience. Just click on the archive link on the website menu. I will try to update the archive on Monday or Tuesday of the following week for a given broadcast.

Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

- Scott Lynn

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Trivia Challenge for 2/17 Broadcast

Last week’s trivia challenge: On what day of the week was Jesus Christ crucified and on what day of the week was He resurrected? Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday, February 3rd!

Answer: First you must note that the passover was a Sabbath day too, in fact it is called a High Day because it was a special Sabbath. Then if you compare the gospels, the timeline becomes clear. Jesus was crucified on Wednesday and died during sunset. He resurrected on Saturday around sunset. So He was in the grave for three days and three nights just as He foretold.

  • Tuesday, Nisan 13 : Jesus ate an early evening Passover meal with His disciples. They went to pray and He was betrayed by Judas, arrested and brought before Caiaphas. The trial ends at daybreak.
  • Wednesday, Nisan 14 : Preparation day for the annual sabbath. Jesus brought before Pilate. Was beaten then crucified. Died in the afternoon. His body was placed in the tomb around sunset. Annual Passover Sabbath begins at sunset.
  • Thursday, Nisan 15 : First day of Unleavened Bread, the annual sabbath or high-day. Tomb was guarded. Annual sabbath ends at sunset (note John 19:31 “The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.”).
  • Friday, Nisan 16 : The women bought and prepared spices for anointing Jesus’ body (Mark 16:1 “And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.”).
  • Saturday, Nisan 17 : The weekly sabbath, the women rested. If Jesus rose at sunset, that would be exactly 72 hours (three days and three nights) from the point of death (see Matt 12:40 “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”).
  • Sunday, Nisan 18 : The women brought prepared spices early in the morning while it was still dark. They found the tomb empty. (John 20:1-2 “The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.”)
This week’s trivia challenge: The Bible says that God made the sun on the 4th day of creation. If so, how was the Earth lit for the first three days? (two possible answers)!!!

Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday, February 17th!

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Trivia Challenge for 2/10 Broadcast

Last week’s trivia challenge: Where in the Bible does it say the lion will lay down with the lamb? No where! This is a commonly misquoted Bible text. The wolf will lay down with the lamb in Isaiah, but the lion will eat grass like an ox (Isaiah 11:6). The Lion and lamb line comes from the gospel song, Peace in the Valley, written in 1937 by Thomas Dorsey. It was originally sung by gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, but has been sung by many, mostly country singers, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn and Randy Travis.

This one might have been tricky, and we received no answers on this one!

This week’s trivia challenge: On what day of the week was Jesus Christ crucified and on what day of the week was He resurrected? Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday, February 3rd!

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Trivia Challenge for 2/3 Broadcast

Last week’s trivia challenge: What is the longest verse in the Bible? And what is the longest chapter in the Bible? And can you find them without using an Internet Search engine? The longest verse is Esther 8:9, answered correctly by Larry from Charlotte. We did not get a correct answer for the longest chapter, which is Psalms 119. And Larry claims he did not use a search engine to find the answer!
This week’s trivia challenge: Where in the Bible does it say the lion will lay down with the lamb? Send in your answers along with your first name and the city where you live. We will announce the first correct winner on the air on Friday, February 3rd!

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