How do dinosaurs fit into the Bible story of Genesis?

How do dinosaurs fit into the BibleI now believe that evolution is false, especially since death could not exist before Adam’s sin, but what does that say about dinosaurs? Man couldn’t possibly have survived with dinosaurs around, so how do dinosaurs fit into the Bible?

Your belief that death could not exist prior to sin entering the world is absolutely true and critically important to understanding Genesis and the rest of the Bible, but your assumptions regarding dinosaurs have probably been influenced more by the opinions of modern science and Hollywood directors rather than the Bible. Continue reading

What Was The Reason God Wanted To Create Man?

God Wanted To Create ManWhy did God want or need a relationship in the first place? God is all-powerful, knowledgeable, and many other attributes. So why does He need man? He spent endless “time” existing before man. What’s the motivation why God wanted to create man now?

While Scripture does not explicitly answer this question, we can find helpful answers in well-known statements of theology, which are backed by Scripture. For example, the Westminster Confession answers your question as follows: Continue reading

How was man made in God’s image?

made in God’s imageGenesis says we were made in God’s image. But we are also sinners? In what way do we resemble God?

In Genesis 1 we read:

Genesis 1:26-27 (NKJV)

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Remember God did not create man in his sinful condition. Man was created without sin but became sinful after Adam disobeyed, therefore Adam’s sin marred mankind. This makes our present condition not reflective of our original state prior to sin; in the image of God. The Godhead (i.e., “Us”) declares that Man will be made in the “image” and “likeness” of God. In the original Hebrew, the word translated image is tselem, which means a depiction or representation of something. For example, the same word is used in this passage referring to a drawing:  made in God’s image Continue reading

Who created God before the creation of the World?

creation                                      If God existed from the beginning (before creation), then who created God? 

 

Numerous Bible passages testify that the Godhead (i.e., Father, Son, Spirit) is eternal and without beginning and existed before all created things:

Romans 16:26 (NKJV)

26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting (eternal) God, for obedience to the faith—

Notice He is called the “eternal” God. The word eternal in Greek means “age-long” or forever. God was never not in existence. Furthermore, God is the Creator of all things, so He existed before all things in Creation: Continue reading