In our September 2014 Prayer News we published the following item: BILL NYE CHOOSES HELL rather than believe in creation, according to Christian News 8 September 2014 and Popular Science September 2014. In an interview with Popular Science about his debate with Ken Ham, Bill Nye commented “Let’s say that I am, through my actions, […]
EBOLA VIRUS: Why did God make Ebola virus? To kill people?
Answer by Diane Eager First a summary of what is now known about how the virus gets into humans: According to articles in Scientific American 14 October and BBC News 19 October, scientists searching the source of the Ebola virus have tracked it to fruit bats. Researchers from International Centre for Medical Research of Franceville […]
WOMEN PASTORS: Can women be pastors and preach in Christian churches if they have the right gifts?
The original question was: Can women be pastors and preach in Christian churches, or preach in Sunday services, if they have the appropriate gifts, talents and skills? The New Testament says all people are to use their spiritual gifts. Wasn’t it just the culture of previous times that has kept women out of church leadership? […]
HEAVEN: Why didn’t God create us in Heaven and let us stay there with Him?
Answer by Simon Turpin There are many questions we can have regarding the Bible: “what if this…?”, “what about…?” or “why didn’t God…?” What we need to realise, however, is that the Bible does not always directly address every one of our questions although it may answer them indirectly. Created in God’s image When God […]
NEW EARTH: How long will God take to create the new heaven and earth described in Revelation 21?
Answer by John Mackay No, God won’t be taking six days and resting on the seventh, like He did for the first creation mentioned in Gen 1 and Exodus 20. And no, He didn’t actually need six days to make the first heavens and earth either! In order to make sense of the next creation, […]
POLITICS? Evolution is pure science, so how can it have anything to do with politics and morality?
The original question was: Evolution is pure science, so how can it have anything to do with politics and morality? Why don’t you stop using red herrings to impose your religion onto the science classroom? Answer by Steve Stranghoener Let’s start by asking an American question; “Have All Men Evolved Equally”? and follow it by […]
FOUR BLOOD MOONS? What should we think?
Answer by Philip Mott Lunar eclipses occur when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned and the Moon passes into the Earth’s shadow, which can only ever happen on the night of a Full Moon. There are at least two each year, and over a quarter of them are total eclipses. Unlike solar eclipses, which […]
EDUCATION: A School Chaplain claims students lose faith unless we teach God used evolution. How do you reply?
Answer by Diane Eager and Ed Neeland School chaplains need to know that Biblical creation and evolution are mutually exclusive explanations, so let’s make a clear separation. The evolution model does not need to invoke God (ask any atheist). The Almighty God doesn’t need to use evolution. Combining the two is a desperate and unnecessary […]
THEISTIC EVOLUTION? Why can’t God use evolution if He wants to?
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 […]
CANAANITE DEATH? Is Jesus the same God who massacred the Canaanites?
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 […]