Dr. Ron Rhodes

Dr. Ron Rhodes received his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating with honors. He is currently the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, an apologetics organization located in Texas.

The author of more than 60 books, with millions of books in print, Dr. Rhodes is a keynote speaker at conferences across the United States and Canada. As time permits, he also teaches at a number of seminaries, including Dallas Theological Seminary and Veritas Evangelical Seminary. He has been a guest on many national and regional radio and television programs, including the John Ankerberg Show. He and his wife, Kerri, reside in Texas.

Is Evil an Illusion?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / December 15, 2021

Some religious groups today claim that the present world we perceive with our five senses is an illusion. The way to recognize and overcome this illusion is to follow certain…

God Can Bring Good Out of Evil

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 30, 2021

Going to the dentist can involve short-term pain that leads to long-term benefits. Similarly, God sometimes purposefully allows us to experience short-term pain because of the long-term benefits that eventually…

God’s Discipline and Christian Suffering

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 22, 2021

It may surprise some Christians to learn that some of the pain and suffering we experience during earthly life comes directly from the hand of God. I am referring to…

The Role of Satan and Demons in Human Suffering

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 19, 2021

Satan is pictured in Scripture as being extremely powerful and influential in the world. He is called the “prince of this world” (John 12:31), “the god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4), and the “ruler of the kingdom of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). He is also said to deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9: 20:3). He is portrayed as having power in the governmental realm (Matthew 4:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:4), the physical realm (Luke 13:11, 16; Acts 10:38), the angelic realm (Jude 9; Ephesians 6:11-12), and the ecclesiastical (church) realm (Revelation 2:9; 3:9).

Why Doesn’t God Abolish All Evil Immediately?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 8, 2021

Atheists and agnostics often claim that if there were indeed a God who is both all-good and all-powerful, He should abolish all evil immediately. If you’ve ever wondered why doesn’t…

Does Evil Prove God Is Finite?

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / November 2, 2021

Some claim that the existence of evil in the world indicates God must be limited in power and is therefore finite. They suggest that God may want to do away…

Evil Does Not Disprove God is Good

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / October 26, 2021

Misunderstood Bible Verses Consider this trifold dilemma: 1. God is all-powerful. 2. God is all-good. 3. And yet, evil exists. Many have struggled to make sense of this trifold dilemma.…

Evil Does Not Disprove God

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / October 21, 2021

Today we face the reality of both moral evil (evil committed by free moral agents, involving such things as war, crime, cruelty, class struggles, discrimination, slavery, ethnic cleansing, suicide bombings, and various injustices) and natural evil (involving such things as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and the like). Atheists typically claim that such moral and natural evil disproves the existence of God.

Commonly Misunderstood Verses About Jesus

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / August 23, 2021

What are the commonly misunderstood verses about Jesus? Some Bible verses are not as easy to understand as others. Peter once said of the apostle Paul, “His letters contain some…

No Second Chance After Death

By Dr. Ron Rhodes / August 23, 2021

Some people believe sinners will have a second chance to become saved after they die. In some cases, they misinterpret a particular Bible verse they think supports this idea. In…