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 […]
Answer by John Mackay There are several issues here that must be thought through: 1. How do we know when words are symbolic? For example: a teenager can say “that was wicked!” when they really mean “it was great!” and yet their youthful colleagues will know what is meant. What clues tell us one word […]
The original question was: How do I teach my children where the prehistoric cavemen they learn about at school fit into the Bible? Answer by John Mackay Firstly you must be very clear about one thing: the God who was there in the beginning, has revealed there is no such thing as earth’s pre-history! The […]
BLOOD: Are the instructions about eating blood a matter of conscience, as Paul refers to in I Corinthians?
Is there more to this than conscience?
HOMOSEXUALITY? There is no reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to the 1946 RSV so why do you oppose it?
When was the word homosexual invented?
CALVIN: Why do you insist on six literal days when Calvin and others believed the world is very old?
What did calvin believe?