We do not have to even delve into the deeper things of science in order to resolve this Bible difficulty. Sometimes I think the atheist scientist is seeking to confuse and confound the churchgoer with all of his deep science-speak. When it appears that science and the Bible are at odds with each other, it is automatically assumed that the Bible is wrong and science is right. Within this brief, easy to understand article, we give you how you can respond.
Exodus 3:1 OTBDC: What kind of priest was Jethro?
Exodus 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The Midianites were descendants of Abraham’s son Midian and are collectively referred to as “Midian”... Continue Reading →
GENESIS 37:25–28, 36; 38:1; 39:1 OTBDC: Was Joseph sold to Ishmaelites or to Midianites?
Genesis 37:25–28 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 25 Then they sat down to eat bread. And looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing labdanum gum, balsam, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we... Continue Reading →
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NTBDC: How can God be justified in sending the people a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and then they perish under his judgment?
2 Thessalonians 2:10 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 2 Corinthians 13:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize... Continue Reading →
DIVINE INSPIRATION: The Indestructibility of the Bible Is a Proof that its Author Is Divine
The survival of the Bible through the ages is very difficult to explain if it is not in truth the Word of God. Books are like men—dying creatures. A very small percentage of books survive more than twenty years, a yet smaller percentage last a hundred years and only a very insignificant fraction represent those... Continue Reading →
DIVINE INSPIRATION: The Completeness of the Bible Demonstrates its Divine Perfection
The antiquity of the Scriptures argues against their completeness. The compilation of the Bible was completed more than eighteen centuries ago, while the greater part of the world was yet uncivilized. Since John added the capstone to the Temple of God’s Truth there have been many wonderful discoveries and inventions, yet there have been no... Continue Reading →
Genesis 32:30 BDC: Why are humans not able to see the face of God?
We find the following from Scripture . . . Exodus 33:20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 20 But he said, “You cannot see my face, for no man can see me and live!” John 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god who is in... Continue Reading →
Genesis 31:32 BDC: Why Did God bless Rachel, a person, who had just stolen the teraphim?
God would not bless Rachael for stealing or lying about the action of stealing the teraphim. We need not assume that because Laban did not discover the teraphim, that it was because Jehovah God had worked on behalf of Rachel not to get discovered (i.e., he blessed her). No, it is just a simple fact... Continue Reading →
Genesis 31:20 BDC: Did Jacob deceive Laban? If so, why would God bless him?
We can start with the fact that the Hebrew word for “deceived” really means, “stole the heart of.” This Hebrew idiom can be rendered either “Jacob deceived” or “Jacob outwitted.” Jacob was a grown man, who fulfilled his contract with Laban and far beyond. He was not obligated to inform him of anything. He outwitted... Continue Reading →
Genesis 29:21-30 BDC: When was Rachel given as Jacob’s wife?
Genesis 29:27 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 27 Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years.” Notice that Laban is informing Jacob that he must complete the bridal week for Leah, and then he would be given... Continue Reading →