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Love is NOT Acceptance

Most parents love their children, but great parents don't just accept all aspects of them. Children are impressionable and malleable. As they grow, they acquire certain mentalities, make life changing decisions, lifestyle choices, and they form both good and bad habits. Ultimately, human beings are flawed and will make wrong choices. Regardless of whether we … Continue reading Love is NOT Acceptance

Answers for Skeptics: From what were the fowls and animals created?

I can see how the wording of in Genesis Chapters 1:20 and 2:19 might throw many readers off. I can also see how an all-knowing God would test our hearts by making scripture something one has to put some effort into understanding. Those who are not interested in something tend to give up on it … Continue reading Answers for Skeptics: From what were the fowls and animals created?

Answers for Skeptics: When were the stars made?

The stars were made on the fourth day of creation, after the earth was created. Genesis Chapter 1 verses 1-19 recap the first four days of creation. In the interest of time and brevity, let's refer to Chapter 1:1 and Chapter 1:16-19 for this particular discussion. In the beginning God created the heaven and the … Continue reading Answers for Skeptics: When were the stars made?

Answers for Skeptics: Were plants created before or after humans?

In the skeptics annotated bible, the following concern is presented: In Genesis Chapter 1, plants were created on the third day and humans on the sixth day, but Genesis Chapter 2 seems to suggest an inversion of that order. In Genesis 2, plants seem to have been created after the creation human beings. Let's take … Continue reading Answers for Skeptics: Were plants created before or after humans?

Answers for Skeptics: When did God divide light from darkness?

Light was divided from darkness on the first day of creation. Genesis 1 verses 3-5 read as follows: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided (בָּדַל badal) light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the … Continue reading Answers for Skeptics: When did God divide light from darkness?

Answers for Skeptics: How long did creation take?

Creation took six days. This is clearly explained in Genesis Chapter 1. However, some skeptics argue that Genesis 2 tells a different creation story. They say the fourth verse of Chapter 2 bears a contradiction. So let's review Genesis Chapter 2 verses 1-4 and paraphrase it so we can understand it as it was meant … Continue reading Answers for Skeptics: How long did creation take?

Answers for Skeptics: Are There Two Creation Stories in Genesis?

There is a very common misconception (even among Bible believers) that the Genesis account contains two creation stories. Many percieve the first and second chapters of Genesis to be different tales. They could not be farther from the truth. The two supposed Creation accounts are part of the same consistent story! Chapter 1 of Genesis … Continue reading Answers for Skeptics: Are There Two Creation Stories in Genesis?