Answer by John Mackay This is one of those Psalms that begin with this author’s favourite line “Bless the Lord, Oh my soul!” Makes the singing great and that’s what the Psalms were designed to be …songs! They are therefore poetry, which is particularly obvious in their Hebrew parallelism where the same thought is repeated […]
The original question was: I am aware that due to Acts 15 Christians should not consume blood. Does this mean that any products with small bits of insect or blood need be abstained from. And what about eggs with blood spots? My eating has been seriously affected due to my trying to abstain from blood. […]
Answer by John Mackay Short Answer The Biblical record in Genesis 1-10, from Creation through to the end of Noah’s flood indicates that before Noah’s day very tall mountains such as Everest didn’t even exist! Furthermore, the Biblical description of the flood covering all the highest hills and mountains under the whole heavens (Genesis 7:19-20), […]
Answer by John Young Here’s what we know about Luke from texts within the Bible. He was the “beloved physician” or doctor mentioned by Paul in Colossians 4:14 Colossians 4:10-11 Paul names his fellow workers with him who are ‘of the circumcision’ i.e. Jewish. In that list Paul mentions Aristarchus (a Jew from Thessalonica), Mark […]
COAL: If earth’s many coal seams formed slowly in swamps, isn’t the world is too old for the Biblical record to be literal?
Answer by Bob Powell Conventional theory states that coal formation is associated with a swamp environment that was slowly covered by sediment and then compressed over millions of years. It is estimated that for 1 foot (30cm) of coal to form took 20 feet (6m) of vegetative swamp material, called peat, to be compacted by […]
FLAT EARTH? Does the Bible say the earth is flat? Are the pictures showing a round earth from space real?
Answer by Diane Eager One of the oldest books in the Bible is the book of Job, where Job declares God has “inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.” (Job 26:10, ESV & NASB) This same expression is also used in Proverbs 8:27, which also refers […]
Answer by John Mackay Jesus is among the few so called founders of a religion – who never left any books, biographies or personal memoirs behind. Not during His earthly lifetime, anyway. He was on this earth as a human for approximately 33 years, from his birth to his crucifixion and resurrection and for some […]
The original question was: If the Apostle Peter said a day is like a thousand years (2 Peter 3:8) how can you be dogmatic about a day being specifically a 24 hour day? Answer by John Mackay We do get asked this often, and sometimes very aggressively, particularly by theistic evolutionists who want the days […]
INCEST: How did the population increase after Adam and Eve if God doesn’t allow brother sister marriages?
The original question was: Does the bible support brother and sister sexual relationships? If not, how did the population ever increase after Adam and Eve? Answer by Diane Eager Genesis is very clear that God created one man, Adam, and one woman, Eve. Eve was given this name by Adam because she was “the mother […]
Answer by Diane Eager This question reminds us of a church enterprise we came across recently. An Australian country church brought the local hotel when it went bankrupt. Their aim was to make it into a youth centre. They discovered the publican had named the toilets Adam and Eve, but they had to change this […]