Answer by Bob Powell Conventional theory states that coal formation is associated with a swamp environment that was slowly covered by sediment and then compressed over millions of years. It is estimated that for 1 foot (30cm) of coal to form took 20 feet (6m) of vegetative swamp material, called peat, to be compacted by […]
PLANT DEATH: If there was no death before sin, could creation days be any length if plants made on Day 3 couldn’t die before insects arrived on Day 6?
The original question was: You claim that Days 4, 5 and 6 in Genesis have to be real 24 hour days because any plants made on Day 3 could not have survived without the insects made on Day 6.This argument has a major flaw, i.e. If there was no death before sin, then not even […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
How is carbon 14 used to calculate age?
What does Genesis actaully tell us about the days?