I’m hoping you can help with a discussion my wife and I are having regarding creation. I know that some parts of Genesis can be “proven” date wise based on written information and compared with the time frame that societies existed ie, Pharoah and Egypt etc.
Our question is though is there any way to figure out approximately when man (Adam and Eve) first appeared on Earth? There are so many shows on the subject of the age of the earth as well as mankind that it gets very confusing. It seems that most of the media is untrustworthy when it comes to these issues, and I don’t know if they are intentionally trying to deceive people into doubting the Bible or are they just mistaken? our Pastor has the same opinion that you do that information should be tested against the Bible but some things are not given full explanation.
Also have you heard the opinion or idea of “earth ages”? I have heard a minister speak of separate earth ages (we are in the 2nd) where in the 1st earth (I know you have mentioned this in other letters) that Satan interefered in Gods original creation and God began creation again where Genesis begins.
One last question, I know that the Bible speaks of the war in Heaven between God and Satan and his army but are there books available that expand on this topic and its time frame? It seems that different translations of the Bible offer insight into this but without a degree in Hebrew or Greek we are left without much info. Thanks for your response to my long letter.
Re: Acts 19:1-7. This has long been a concern for me. My Sunday School teacher teaches that water baptism is not relevant today.
And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”
And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”
When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Now the men were about twelve in all. Acts 19:1-7
This is the scripture that I don’t understand. These people already believed in Jesus but they didn’t receive the Holy Spirit until they were baptized in His name. Please explain.
Grace mercy and peace from God our father and Lord Jesus Christ.
In a question , you said the restrainer is the Holy Spirit. I beg to differ there , there isn’t anywhere where the restrainer is called or even referred to as the Holy Spirit or for that matter the church.
Please show me anywhere where this is. Cause I’ve been reading and studying it for 12 years and I’ve never read one time where the Holy Spirit is referred to as the restrainer . Please explain
Just now I was reading Psalm 18 and was struck by something. In some Psalms the writer seems to be prophesying Jesus hundreds of years later, for example his punishment, torment, piercing, and death.
Psalm 18 seems to me to be more reflective of the life and future reign of Jesus than that of David. The cords of death entangling him, his blamelessness, crushing his enemies, and ruling over the nations.
I am obviously no Bible expert, so that’s why I’m asking you, but to me this Psalm tells the story of Jesus from his time as a man until whenever he comes again (which is “soon”). If I’m retreading old ground it’s no big deal, but I was surprised how clearly this all jumped out at me, and would like your opinion. Thanks, for everything you do on this site.
Love your website, I don’t know if this question has been asked before, sorry if it has.
After Jesus was crucified and before he was resurrected, did He go down and visit Hell? I have heard that in the past and wondered if you could explain to me where Jesus was (his spirit) at the time between burial and resurrection.
Thank you so much and God Bless your ministry.
I was just curious why it is that when John the Baptist identifies himself in the Gospel of John as the one who was a voice crying out in the desert he attributed the scripture to Isaiah and not Malachi?
My question is on 2 Corinthians 6:14 which states “Do not be unequally yoked together with an unbeliever.” Does that mean, if believer does marry unbeliever, he or she is committing a sin? Or is this just a recommendation?
Who was Zerubbabel? I know he was used by the LORD to rebuild the temple, but there is a verse in Hag. 2:23 that really puzzles me:
But when this happens, says the LORD Almighty, I will honor you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, my servant. I will treat you like a signet ring on my finger, says the LORD, for I have specially chosen you. I, the LORD Almighty, have spoken!
Am I I looking for something that’s not there?
Thanks for your work in giving Biblical answers to so many questions. Does the Bible ever state That a mans life span is established at birth? Does ones life style have any affect on how long one lives? Thanks