Tag Archives: Bible

67. Why doesn’t the Bible acknowledge microorganisms?

So much has been written by creationists and intelligent design proponents about the origin and complexity of single-celled organisms that one might assume the Bible was filled with references to them. But while the Bible does mention the creation of trees, … Continue reading

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64. Did Jesus set a deadline for his return?

The end of all things is near. — 1 Peter 4:7 “Say what you like,” we shall be told, “the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that … Continue reading

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63. If God can write on a wall, why can’t he write his own Bible?

Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. — Daniel 5:5 According to Daniel chapter 5, God … Continue reading

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60. Did Zechariah 9:9-10 accurately predict that Jesus would ride a colt? And become a king? And bring world peace?

Let’s finish out Zechariah 9, which contains some of the Bible’s most specific prophecies about the messiah. Zechariah 9:9-10 As you’ll recall, God (speaking through his mouthpiece Zechariah) had encouraged the Jewish remnant to rebuild his temple, which he promised … Continue reading

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52. Why did the Israelites worship a golden calf? (Exodus 32)

Who would’ve thought that a casual conversation between a man and a burning bush would lead to some of the most spectacular miracles the world has ever seen? But that’s how the exodus began, and the Hebrew slaves who lived … Continue reading

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51. Was David prophesying of Jesus in Psalm 110?

The book of Psalms is a collection of songs, most of which are attributed to King David. Many of the Psalms sing God’s praises, many plead for protection and blessings, and a handful are cited by Christians as inspired messianic … Continue reading

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50. Did Joshua really get the sun and moon to stand still?

In the book of Joshua, God was really intent on helping Josh (as I like to imagine his friends called him) defeat the five kings of the Amorites (who were probably a bunch of gay liberals). So rather than just offer … Continue reading

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