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NOAH’S FLOOD OR CREATION? What is Psalm 104 about?

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 […]

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MOUNT EVEREST? Is it the same size today as it was before Noahs flood?

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), […]

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Luke Gospel

LUKE: Was Luke a Jew or a Gentile?

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 […]

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BIBLE: Did Jesus actually write any parts of the Bible?

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 […]

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Adam and Eve

ADAM & EVE: Who were Adam and Eve?

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 […]

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