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 […]
The original question was: A Bible Study guide book arranges the six days of creation described in Genesis 1 as two parallel groups of three, with the first three telling us God made the different parts of the creation, and the second three showing us what he made to function within each of the three […]
Answer by John Mackay The new biology teacher asked on the first day of term, who in the class believes in creation? A young Welsh final year High School science student (name withheld) was the only one to raise her hand. The teacher told her loudly she would never get anywhere in biology with such […]
Answer by John Mackay The questioner is quoting the Apostle Johns first letter from the New King James Version which reads; “ Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1. The older King James reads […]
The original question arose in a debate between atheist Philosopher Dr. Alex Rosenberg and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig on the existence of God at Purdue University Friday 1st February 2013. Rosenberg challenged that he would “turn Christian” if Craig could explain why God would allow evil. Craig, who does not take Genesis seriously, never […]
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?
Does the Bible say anything about black puddling?
Does the Bible give any clues
CALVIN: Why do you insist on six literal days when Calvin and others believed the world is very old?
What did calvin believe?