The original question was: Is the Jewish God of the Old Testament, who killed the Canaanites, the same as the Jesus God of the New Testament, as there seem to be so many differences? For example: Harsh Judge vs God of Love, etc. Answer by Simon Turpin God in the Old Testament Many people today […]
DEATH: Genesis doesn’t explicitly state there was no animal death before the Fall. Why do you insist on it?
This question arose in response to our answer to the question: ANIMAL DEATH: Dr Lane Craig says animals died before Adam’s sin. Is this correct? Read our original answer here. Answer by Diane Eager It is important to know what Scripture explicitly says, but that does not mean we cannot draw logical conclusions based on […]
The original question was: Can a Christian use allah as the word for God, because in many cultures influenced by Arabic, allah is actually the word for god as well as the name of the Muslim god? Answer by John Mackay Let’s start by asking what do we know about the English word God? Genesis […]
The original question was: How can you believe in the Old Testament God who would order young girls raped in Numbers 31? Why don’t you at least replace him with the much nicer New Testament Jesus! Answer by John Mackay Let’s just check what Numbers 31 says first selecting from verses1-18 31:1 … the Lord […]
The original question was: Creationists claim the natural universe can’t generate information, so you need a creator, but what is information? When a flat rock changes shape due to tumbling down a stream and becomes rounded, surely the new shape is new information? Answer by John Mackay The question just asked demonstrates the truth of […]
The original question was: I have recently heard several pastors preach the Gap theory. I don’t see how there can be a gap anywhere in Genesis 1. Where did the gap theory came from, and how do we answer it? Are these pastors deceived, ignorant or just ill-informed? Answer by John Mackay What is the […]
The original question was: How are evolutionists making their theory so popular among theologians and in churches while at the same time creationists have so successfully exposed its major errors? Answer by Garry Chiang As the evidence supporting evolution continues to crumble under the weight of each new scientific discovery, what can atheistic evolutionists do […]
DAYS: The New Testament says “a day is as a thousand years” to God. Why can’t Genesis days be long times?
The original question was: In Peter’s second letter he says “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Doesn’t this mean the Genesis days are long periods of time rather than just 24 hour days? Answer by Diane Eager The verse referred to is 2 Peter […]
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 […]