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Bible Q

On what day did God make the angels?

The Bible does not tell us exactly, it only states that everything was made in six days: “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” […]

Why did God create humans?

Why did God create people? There are several reasons for the creation of men and women suggested in the Bible: …. bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, who I created for my glory, whom I formed and made. (Isaiah […]

Can we date Adam’s “birth”?

The questioner says: My independent study of a biblical timeline agrees with Abraham’s birth of 1946 BC. I am thrilled that there are others who support this sound date. Why have you not placed any further dates that seemingly can go back to a birth date for Adam? Another date I have seen for Abraham’s […]

By what means did God create light, the firmament, the earth, vegetation, the sun, moon and stars, and the animals?

People have tried to understand these things from a scientific perspective, but I don’t think you want a summary of physics, meteorology, geology, cosmology and biology. Science can only give a fairly dry description of the physical processes underlying creation, and cannot reveal God’s role. Matthew 6:26 tells us that God provides food for the […]

What evidence is there for the earth being billions of years old?

Bible evidence? None, because the Bible is not a geology textbook. The scientific evidence is strong, however. It was known by geologists that the earth is “ancient” even before the 19th century. In the early 19th century, names were given to the strata, e.g. Devonian, named after the British county of Devon where the Devonian […]

Did life exist prior to the evolution of plants? How would that be possible?

What is a plant? There are different definitions. By the most exclusive definition “plants” are the land plants including mosses and other organisms that don’t contain hardened tissue for transporting water and nutrients. These are called non-vascular plants. Mosses were first seen around 470 million years ago, long before vascular plants. The most inclusive definition […]

Before God created light was he in darkness?

The strange idea that God was once “in darkness” could be arrived at from an interpretation of Genesis 1 that paraphrases it as literally meaning: “about 6000 years ago there was nothing in the universe so it was dark and empty, but one day God said, “Let there be light”. I see problems with this […]

Did it rain before the flood (Gen 2:5)?

Yes, it rained before the flood. How should we understand Gen 2:4-3:24? There are several indications in the text that the passage is not a literal historical account: (1)    No shrub had grown up when Adam was formed (Gen 2:5). But in Gen 1:12-13 plants were described as been created on the third day, three […]

How did plants survive before the sun was created?

Detailed question: My question is regarding the creation story. How come plants were created before the sun? Were those nocturnal plants? As we know, plants need the sun to live. I’ve posted this question in other sites and I got answers like: Plants can survive 24 hours; There was already light on the first day; […]