Does God exist?
On the one hand, God's ways are higher than our ways, so we can't know all of the ways of God for sure, but on the other hand, the answer becomes obvious upon reading Exodus 20. This idea is reiterated in Deut. 18. God grades on a sliding curve, and we're responsible for the things we know (James 3:1, Ez. 33, Lev. 19:17b, etc.). If you knew God and disobeyed him, what would your excuse become? (John 20:29) "They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin." (John 15:22) We get a greater blessing if God doesn't show himself, and a greater judgment if He does. It's mercy all around. Purify yourself so that God may reveal Himself to you.
Who made God?
Chapter 7 of my book has a satisfying answer to that, I think. We are here for a purpose. Send me an email with more specific questions. You can also scroll down to "Why are we here?"
Did God make evil / the devil?
See more at healing for depression (below). Most people who ask this question want comfort more than an answer.
Where do we come from?
Yes. I'm serious. You'll believe it too, if you bother to look at the evidence. Start here: Summary about Mankind's Origin According to History.
Does the Bible allow for an old earth?
The "science textbook" rhetoric is very common. Sure, Genesis isn't a manual on how to create a universe. Nobody is arguing that. But it is a historical narrative, in the same way that the deeds of David, Moses, Abraham, and Noah were written in historical narrative. You don't have to wonder whether Adam was an actual man. 1 Chron. 1 has a genealogy. Luke 3 does too. You can't be descended from a mythical being. Ex. 20:11 says that everything in heaven and earth was created in 6 days. What a careless thing for God to write with his own finger. God "made" the "heavens" and the "earth" in "6 days" and "rested" on the 7th. Therefore "keep" the Sabbath. See the danger there? It's not a science book, but it is a historical book. The history is the foundation of the theology.
What is your best evidence?
Cain married his sister. This was a common practice, even through to the time of Abraham. Many pagan gods married their sisters too. For examples, search the text of my book for "incest".
How did Noah fit the animals on the ark?
Perhaps he was. Should this question stump you? I have had atheists work on my plumbing. I paid them. Plus, God gives special talents to some. Exodus 35:35, Daniel 1:17. And we must not forget that this event had God's hand all over it. God closed the door. The wood, the pitch, the preparations, they were all just a testing of Noah's faith, useful in the retelling of the story. God could have wiped everyone out with a plague like happened in Egypt. Not everything has to have a natural explanation, especially when it's recorded in the text as a miracle.
What about the dinosaurs?
That's a good question. I'm glad you asked.
How far back does history go?
I think they were just people. The stories were embellished by the likes of Homer.
No, seriously, how did koalas and kangaroos get to Australia?
I don't want to disappoint anyone, but I think the historical evidence is clear on this one. The land was divided between the sons of Noah according to their family tribes. There is also evidence that there may have been an earthquake to divide the land, so I wouldn't rule that out either. Read my book for more on that, but particularly Jubilees 22.
What were the nephilim?
The idea that aliens came down and modified ape DNA to make man to mine gold is very creative. I'm not sure I've seen any convincing evidence, though. If you find an original translation of the ancient tablets, I'll be better able to speculate. However, the best reason to think this is not what happened is that there are modern day supernatural healings (click - start at 4 minutes). Also look for Ian McCormack and Don Piper. You can't have a completely natural world-view. You have to incorporate the supernatural. Putting our creation on aliens just pushes the problem back one step.
Why do men have nipples?
When I was on the fence about this, both sides seemed to have a point. I couldn't decide based on the facts which was true. There came a point where I couldn't live in the uncertainty, and I told the God I believed in that I chose to accept his story on faith. From that point on, my perspective changed. My mind didn't work the same anymore. I felt like God filled me with His Spirit, and He awakened my understanding. I couldn't take the Evolutionists arguments seriously anymore. There were holes in everything they said. Answers that didn't satisfy me from the Creationist side began to make sense. I know now what happened. I know why those who believe in Evolution are so confident in their position. There is blindness in them, as there was blindness in me. I, too, am blind to seeing their arguments as quality answers. When you're on the fence, you can see a little of both sides. You can feel inclined to one or the other, depending on your lifestyle, but both sort-of make sense. Once you choose, for or against, God settles you in. He either blinds you and hardens your heart, like happened with the Pharisees and Pharaoh, or he softens your heart and opens your eyes, like happened with Saul. If you can't see the value of Creationists' arguments, chances are, it's not because there is no value there. If you ask God to open your eyes, He will allow you to see. Amen. "Nor do I seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe that I may understand." - Anselm of Canterbury
Do you know more about Sodom?
Are you interested in promoting this material? That's wonderful! If not, consider this. There could be folks who reject Jesus because you were the broken link in the chain to a historical Noah. It is true that some people have no problem accepting evolution and Jesus at the same time, but there are those who cannot. Don't let false ideas ruin anyone.
Summary Statements (for Facebook and Twitter style promotion - shorter to longer):
~ Pagan gods were once mortal men!
~ Ancient Greeks confirm Genesis.
~ Japheth was the father of Europe.
~ Nations were named for their patriarchs.
~ Cain married his sister. Zeus married his too.
~ Secular history proves that Noah is our common ancestor, literally.
~ Greeks called Noah Uranus, and nations trace their descent from the gods.
~ Jesus to Adam - Luke3: Secular genealogies to Noah exist for most nations of Europe.
~ The History of Early Mankind: Moses wrote Genesis and the Greeks confirm the account.
If you have other ideas, let me know. Email address is my first name (Ian with a BR in front) at this url. Yes, I really like getting correspondence. I'll change this line if that ever changes.
You could also use my url when you post blog comments. I won't be offended. It's a great way to get people linking to my site.
What about the fact that nobody believes you?
You will have to change "myname" to the first name of the author of the book.
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