The original question was: I was told during one of your sessions by the chap sitting next to me that he thought Darwin had recanted on his evolution thoughts as he neared death. I had heard it before, but thought that I had also heard it was rubbish. With your experience and knowledge of the […]
Answer by John Mackay Australian newspapers have been full of statements concerning “Death Penalty is Murder!” or “Murder at Midnight”, in the light of Indonesia’s execution of two Australian drug smugglers (April 28 2015). Even many church people are arguing that putting someone to death, even for murder, is one murder justifying another. But having […]
The original question was: If we accept Moses as the author of Genesis then his use of the past tense to describe events such as creation, the fall and the flood, but his use of the present tense to describe the 4 rivers coming out of Eden in Genesis 2, must mean that the Garden […]
Answer by Diane Eager Anne Darwin died in 1851 at the age of 10 following an illness described as “bilious fever with typhoid characteristics”. Her grave is in Priory Church Yard, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England. The gravestone is has the inscription “A Dear and Good Child”. This death of his favourite daughter has been claimed […]
Answer by John Mackay To answer this question we will divide the issue into two parts. Part 1: What was under Adam’s feet? The geology of claimed Eden sites. At present three suggestions have claimed moderate consideration as present day locations` for Eden which could match the descriptive features of Genesis 2:10–15, where we read […]
Answer by John Osgood The answer is yes, and it comes from a rather surprising placename. Sumer is the ancient name for the region better known to most people as Babylonia. The Biblical name for the region is Shinar. It is the region where Genesis records the Tower of Babel was built. Why the difference? […]
The original question was: Genesis chapter 5:32 talks of Noah being 500 when he begat Shem, Ham and Japheth. Now, the Bible is very clear on what age people were when they had children but when it came to Noah it seems to be that Noah’s children could have been triplets. People have argued that […]
Answer by Steve Stranghoener In John 2:1-11 we’re told how Jesus’ mother, Mary, asks him to help after the wine runs out, an event which in Jewish circles could have been very embarrassing for the wedding party. Jesus then proceeds to turn ordinary water into wine instantly by the power of his spoken word. The […]
AGE: How can you claim a young earth when Australian aboriginal rock art is around 40,000 years old?
Answer by Steve Cardno Much debate surrounds the dating of aboriginal rock art – even within evolutionist circles. Some is easy to date as for example in the Wessell Islands of Northern Australia. An upcoming expedition scheduled for 2014 by the Australian Geographic Society hopes to more fully investigate their earlier discovery of Aboriginal rock […]
DAY: Thousands or Millions? Why doesn’t Peter say a day is as a million years to make his point stronger?
The original question was: Why doesn’t 2 Peter 3:8 read; “To the Lord a day is like a million years, and a million years is like a day.”? Surely the meaning would be the same as “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Answer by […]