What happened between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2?

“In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1). The period before the "beginning" of Genesis 1:1 is unmeasurable. Time as we know it did not exist. However, God was active. He carried out his only direct creation — bringing into existence his only-begotten Son–the "Word"–elsewhere called “Wisdom” (John 1:1; Proverbs 8:12-31).​

“In the beginning [of our […]

October 11th, 2018|Creation, Evolution|

What things did God create on the fifth day?

The Darby Translation is the most accurate, word-for-word translation of these verses. First note that the word "creatures" is the Hebrew word, nephesh, (H5314), and it means soul. Genesis 1:20-23 (DBY), 20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens. 21 […]

October 2nd, 2018|Creation, Evolution|

I've lost my faith through the study of science. What can I do about this?

The Bible is God’s revealed Truth. It explains man’s purpose and man’s destiny; it explains our alienation from God and our restoration to His full fellowship through Christ Jesus. But God is the one and the same author of the book of nature, which was created through his wisdom (Proverbs 8:22-32). Any apparent conflict between […]

August 25th, 2018|Creation, Evolution, God, Faith|

All human beings have two natures-spiritual and physical. What is the difference between the spiritual nature of all human beings that returns to God after death and the Holy Spirit? How do they function together in the same body?

Nothing is stated in the Bible about mankind having two natures.  Genesis 2:7 teaches that God made man from the dust of earth then breathed life into him.  Man became a living soul. Soul = Body + Breath of life. He did not receive a soul with two natures. In fact, both the children of […]

How did the universe expand?

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” Genesis 1:1.

“Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches […]

April 14th, 2018|Creation, Evolution|

Is Jesus really Michael the archangel, and if so, did Jehovah use His first created being to create the world? A sincere question… I am 75 yrs old and trying to make sense with what I read. Thanks

Michael is more like a title than Jesus’ actual name. The heavenly being, Michael, is only identified as the archangel in Jude 1:9, “Michael the archangel.” What does this signify? The word “angel” means a messenger or ambassador. Archangel would include the thought of chief messenger or representative of God. 

In Hebrew “Michael” is Strong’s word […]

March 17th, 2018|Angels, Spirit Beings, Creation, Evolution|

Genesis 1:3 compared with Genesis 1:14. What are these lights?

Genesis 1:2-4, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the […]

March 5th, 2018|Creation, Evolution|

How big is our universe? Was this universe created or did it exist with God? If created, did God alone create it or was it after the creation of Jesus?

The Bible does not speak about the size of our universe, but it speaks to the amazing power of our God. Currently, science sets an upper limit estimate for the size of our ever-expanding universe at 28 Gigaparsecs, or an amazing 864,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters (P. Bielewicz,  A. J. Banday, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, […]

February 10th, 2018|Creation, Evolution, Heaven and Earth, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Isaiah 44:24 says God, alone, made everything. Please explain.

“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, ‘I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone,’” Isaiah 44:24 (NASB) When studying the Bible it is important to harmonize all the scriptures relating to a […]

February 7th, 2018|Creation, Evolution, God, Faith, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death|

Other than Job 41, is there any other mention in the Bible of dinosaurs?

Job 41:1,15 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?…His back is made of rows of shields (scales?), shut up closely as with a seal.”

A “leviathan” denotes a very large, fierce sea animal which moves by wiggling its body. The word is usually interpreted as […]

January 9th, 2018|Creation, Evolution, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|