Tag Archives: God

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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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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57. What about Pascal’s Wager? Why risk going to hell?

Blaise Pascal was the seventeenth-century French philosopher and mathematician who famously argued that, in the absence of conclusive evidence, it was better to wager that God existed, since you had everything to gain and little to lose. Pascal writes: Let us … Continue reading

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54. Did Isaiah 7:14 predict the virgin birth of Jesus?

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give … 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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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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47. Can we “just know” that God exists?

I often hear believers (including my beloved wife) say that they “just know” that God exists. This seemingly innate awareness of God’s existence is often used as grounds to override and dismiss any and all evidence to the contrary. And … Continue reading

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