Answer By John Mackay The background to this question is: Recently I ran a teachers’ conference in a large school. One teacher asked: “There are many Christians who believe in millions of years, so how do we incorporate this into our Christian schooling?” When challenged that a Christian should be more interested in what the […]
BIOLOGOS stated Noah’s flood was only a local event and is only a theological story. What do you think?
The original question was: I read on the BioLogos website that Noah’s flood was only a local event, and is really a theological story. I have also heard the claim that the Flood was a local event from other sources, including those who claim to be evangelical Christians. Why do you claim it was world-wide? […]
The original question was: The olive leaf in the dove’s mouth? Where did it come from if the world had been totally flooded for one year in Noah’s day? Surely all plant life would have died? Answer by John Mackay Let’s start with Noah entering the ark. The record in Genesis 1-6, indicates that prior […]
LIFESPANS: God told Noah man’s life was 120 years, but Abraham lived to 175. Isn’t that a contradiction?
The original question was: God told Noah in Genesis 6:4 that His intention was to limit man’s lifespan to 120 years. Why then did Abraham live to be 175? Isn’t that a contradiction? Answer by John Mackay Let’s first check what the Bible says so we can deal with this. In Gen 6:3-4 we do […]
CRUCIFIXION of Christ? Did Jesus just go into a coma on the cross and merely appear to rise from the dead?
The original question was: I am a medical doctor and a Christian. I am sure you would get more people in church if you taught Jesus didn’t actually die, he was just comatose and revived after three days. People would find it easier to believe and the churches would be full. Why don’t you teach […]
The original question was: If you can show me just one error Professor Dawkins has made, I may be impressed with your pathetic attempts to establish creation! Answer by John Mackay and Diane Eager You have asked for only one error, but we will be generous and provide two. One: The Vertebrate Eye In his […]
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 […]
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 […]
The original question was: Do you people really believe the Biblical accounts that a donkey could speak? Having a snake speak is even worse as snakes have no vocal cords at all? Answer by Diane Eager The story of Balaam’s donkey is recorded in Numbers 22. Balaam, a Gentile prophet, had been hired by regional […]
The original question was: How do you explain the contradictions between Genesis 6 and 7 concerning the number of animals that went aboard the ark? One account therefore states two (one pair) of every species without distinction, the other states 14 (seven pairs) of certain favoured species (‘clean animals’) and of the birds. If you […]