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 […]
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 […]
LIFESPAN: Why don’t we live for many centuries like the people in the early generations in the Bible?
The original question was: We don’t we live for many hundreds of years like the people in the early generations in the Bible. Are we not capable of living till we are over 500 years of age? Is it our bodies? Answer by Diane Eager and John Mackay The Bible records that the majority of […]
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 […]
Answer by John Mackay At our Jurassic Ark Outdoor Creation Museum, we have a mural of the Genesis 3 account of Eve being tempted by a serpent which has legs. (see below) Most books for children printed by Christian authors about Genesis 3, show a legless snake crawling through the trees. The text says: “So the […]
Answer by Vance Nelson I went to see it, and here is my review. The Nephilim (the evil Giants of Genesis 6) are portrayed as the good guys who help Noah build the Ark and protect him. Noah is painted as a nasty psychopath trying to exterminate humanity from the earth. God is made out […]
Answer By Diane Eager, Craig Hawkins and John Mackay Let’s first check out what the Bible reveals about the real God and see if He is the type of God who “could have used evolution”. In Deuteronomy 32:3-4 Moses, whose name is associated with the Genesis account of Creation, declares: “I will proclaim the name […]
Answer by Philip Mott The Big Bang theory was originally constructed as an explanation of why the spectral lines in the light received from distant galaxies were all red-shifted, i.e. at a longer wavelength than that measured in the laboratory. If you interpret the observed redshift to be a Doppler shift, i.e. due to relative […]
Answer by John Mackay Whenever I ask English speaking people around the planet what fruit Eve ate, by far the majority will say apple. But if I ask: when is the first time the Bible mentions apples, almost no one knows. The second question is easy to find an answer for since the first time […]
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 […]