'99 Questions from Atheists'

Through “99 Questions from Atheists,” a live online talk-radio program in Russia, both Christians and those who identify themselves as atheists are having lively conversations about the Christian faith.

Rev. Sergei Sosedkin (left) addresses questions over live online talk radio.

“There are so many different religious views and every one of them claims to be true. How does one figure out which religion is right?” asked Anzhela, a listener.

Another web listener, who did not want to identify himself, asked, “Is it possible to be a good person without believing in God?”

The questions allow Back to God Ministries International’s Russian staff to offer biblical insights on life. This is the first time many listeners have heard the Christian perspective.

“Web ministry is an effective way to reach out to urban audiences, especially younger professionals,” explains Rev. Sergei Sosedkin, Russian ministry leader.

“Many of them grew up in an atheistic culture and know very little about the Christian faith. At the same time, their lives are left empty and void, full of questions.”

Some questions aren’t easy. “Why do bad people get whatever they want and good people have to suffer all the time?” Anna asked in the online forum. And another anonymous listener wanted to know, “Why do I have to be responsible for the sin of Adam and Eve?”

Other questions encourage sharing the simple Gospel of hope: “What is God’s grace? Is it possible for a non-believer to get saved?”

Produced in cooperation with a local radio network that covers major Russian cities, the program reaches a large audience.

Ministry Share gifts help support this online radio outreach to atheists in Russia who are searching for truth.

About the Author

Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.