Did God create humans or animals first?
Genesis 2:18-19 Humans were created before the other animals.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Genesis 1:25-27Humans were created after the other animals.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image.... So God created man in his own image.
How many languages were in existence before the tower of Babel
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all onelanguage.... Go to, let us go down, and there confound theirlanguage, that they may not understand one another's speech.... Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands, every one after his tongue.
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues.
These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues
Who sinned first, man or woman?
By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin.
1 Timothy 2:14
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Is God all powerful?
Is any thing too hard for the LORD?
Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing....
Ah Lord God! ... there is nothing too hard for thee.
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for the Lord?;
Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27
With God all things are possible.
The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
And he could there do no mighty work.
It was impossible for God to lie.
Does God author confusion?
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech..... Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth:
1 Corinthians 1:27
God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion....
Is the Devil free to roam and tempt us?
2 Peter 2:4
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Does everyone have to die?
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him.
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die.
When will the world end?
Before the gospel is preached to all the cities of Israel
Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
After the Gospel is preached to all the Nations of earth
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Was Jesus the first person to rise from the dead?
That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead.
1 Samuel 28:11, 14
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel .... And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel.
1 Kings 17:22
And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
2 Kings 4:32-35
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times.
2 Kings 13:21
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias.
And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Did God give us free will
I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life.
Choose you this day whom ye will serve.... But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate.... Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth. .... For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? ... Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.
Can Women be church leaders?
"Priscilla ... expounded unto him the way of God."
"I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church."
1 Corinthians 14:34-35
"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church."
Did Jesus come to bring peace to the earth?
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
How can so many take this book so seriously?
How can a book with so many contradictions be considered as a text to teach school children about the creation of the world? Someone please explain, what is happening in this country!!!