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How did Noah feed the carnivores on the ark?

Monday, January 06, 2014 Feeding carnivores on the Ark By Andrew Lamb — 11/15/2008 Creation Ministries International — Creation.com Many carnivores, including lions and tigers, can readily manage on a vegetarian diet, and this may have happened on the Ark. See Teeth and Tucker for several modern cases of ‘herbivorous carnivores’. Dogs are considered carnivores, but dogs in Read More

Did God create an appearance of age?

Friday, January 03, 2014 “God Created Things to ‘Look Old’” Arguments Christians Shouldn’t Use by Dr. Tommy Mitchell, AiG-U.S. October 26, 2010 When dealing with issues about the age of the earth, many people defend the young-earth position by claiming that even though the world is young, God created it to “look old.” In other Read More

Did sin cause the 2nd law of thermodynamics?

Thursday, January 02, 2014 “The Second Law of Thermodynamics Began at the Fall” Arguments Christians Shouldn’t Use by Dr. Tommy Mitchell, AiG-U.S. November 2, 2010 Some Christians state quite categorically that the second law of thermodynamics began at the Fall. After all, it is obvious that things would not “run down” in a perfect environment, Read More

Did it rain before the Flood came?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014 “There Was No Rain Before the Flood” Arguments Christians Should Not Use by Dr. Tommy Mitchell, AiG–U.S. October 19, 2010 Some Christians claim that there was no rain before the Flood. Many of them make this statement quite dogmatically as if it were obvious from a reading of the biblical text. Read More

Does genetic diversity disprove Adam and Eve?

Monday, December 30, 2013 Did We All Come from Adam and Eve? by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell Have genetic discoveries broken the tie that binds us to Adam? Did we all come from Adam and Eve like the Bible clearly states, or has the human species outgrown Adam and Eve? A recent article from The Economist Read More

Moses and Genesis—a critic responds

Friday, December 20, 2013 DOES GENESIS HOLD UP UNDER CRITIC’S SCRUTINY? 23 September 2005 This is a request for a reader, “AM”, to answer a criticism from an antibiblical product of liberal theology, “G”. The Religious Studies departments of secular universities almost always work hard to undermine biblical authority. For example, we have encountered an Read More

Evidence for Mosaic Authorship (Part 2)

Thursday, December 19, 2013 Evidence for Moses authorship of the Pentateuch Clay tablets like this were ideal for long-term written records. Far from ‘Flintstones’ clumsiness, these could be held in one hand. Patriarchal records may have been carried on the Ark, later used by Moses in compiling Genesis (under inspiration). The evidence that Moses wrote Read More

Did Moses really write Genesis? (Part 1)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Did Moses really write Genesis? A deadly hypothesis denying that Moses had anything to do with Genesis, based on spurious scholarship, is still widely being taught to future Christian leaders. by Russell Grigg Egyptian ruins. Who wrote Genesis? Internal evidences in the text of the Pentateuch indicate that the author was Read More

How did Jesus Christ understand Genesis? (Part 4)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Christ and His Use of Genesis In John 10:34–35 Jesus defended His claim to deity by quoting from Psalm 82:6 and then asserting that “Scripture cannot be broken.” That is, the Bible is faithful, reliable, and truthful. The Scriptures cannot be contradicted or confounded. In Luke 24:25–27 Jesus rebuked His disciples for not believing all that the Read More

How did New Testament authors understand Genesis? (Part 3)

Monday, December 16, 2013 New Testament Authors’ View of Genesis “Did Bible Authors Believe in a Literal Genesis?” pt. 3, by Dr. Terry Mortenson The New Testament has many more explicit references to the early chapters of Genesis. The genealogies of Jesus presented in Matthew 1:1–17 and Luke 3:23–38 show that Genesis 1–11 is historical narrative. These genealogies must Read More