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 […]
The original question was: How do I teach my children where the prehistoric cavemen they learn about at school fit into the Bible? Answer by John Mackay Firstly you must be very clear about one thing: the God who was there in the beginning, has revealed there is no such thing as earth’s pre-history! The […]
BLOOD: Are the instructions about eating blood a matter of conscience, as Paul refers to in I Corinthians?
Is there more to this than conscience?
HOMOSEXUALITY? There is no reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to the 1946 RSV so why do you oppose it?
When was the word homosexual invented?
CALVIN: Why do you insist on six literal days when Calvin and others believed the world is very old?
What did calvin believe?
What is the purpose of the genealogies?
How should we read Genesis 10 and 11?
CHRISTMAS? When was Jesus born? It can’t have been Zero or One AD because King Herod had died before then.
How can we work out when Jesus was born?
DAYS: Why do you claim Genesis days are 24 hours when Augustine said they are indefinitely long periods?
What did Augustine actually say?
Those who claim ‘day’ has many meanings usually hope it does not mean 24 hours, but …