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Bible Q

What is humankind’s purpose on planet earth?

God set humankind over His creation to be responsible for it. Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over […]

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 […]

Revelation 21:23 says that there will be no sun or moon shining on the earth. Will the earth be transported to heaven so God can be its light?

When Revelation 21:23 says that the glory of God will illuminate the New Jerusalem it is probably speaking figuratively, in the same way that God is said to be “its temple” in the previous verse. These verses are talking about a change in the order of things. Whereas previously worship was organised around temples, and […]

Why is the age of the universe so different to the age of the Earth?

According to current scientific estimates the Earth is around 4.5 billion years old and the universe is around 13.75 billion years old. If these calculations are correct, even approximately so, then there were billions of years between the creation of the universe and the formation of our planet. Even then the Earth would wait over […]

Will the world be replaced after the 1000 year reign of Christ?

The Bible says very little about what will happen at the end of the 1000 year reign of Christ. In fact, there are probably only two relevant passages: Revelation 20:7-15 which describes a final battle and final judgement, and 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 which says Then comes the end, when he [Christ] delivers the kingdom to God […]