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PURPOSE: Helping Christians engage in intelligent conversations with doubters and unbelievers
People today are asking hard questions,
but most Christians don't know how to answer
Get prepared here with sensible biblical answers!

Each topic is a powerful Bible study and summary

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More than 3,000 people come to this site every day
TOPIC 1.1
Big Bang - The Bible Said it First
Big Bang
God's instant creation of the universe
• Is the Big Bang compatible with the Bible? Does a Christian have to choose one or the other?
• Scientists say the earth is billions of years old, but most Christians say only thousands of years. How old is the earth?
• Is there an inherent conflict between science and the Bible? Is science the enemy to Christian faith?
... and many more questions about origin of the universe.
TOPIC 1.2
The Bible Creation Days
Bible Creation 'days'
Earth cools and God brings life
• Does the Bible compel the interpretation that 'days' (Hebrew yō·wm) in Genesis 1 are 24-hour periods?
• How could vegetation be growing in Day 3 but the sun didn't come until Day 4 in the Bible creation story?
TOPIC 1.3
People before adam
People before Adam
Prehistoric life before BC 4000
TOPIC 1.4
garden of eden
Garden of Eden
First law, sin, and punishment
• Why say Adam brought sin into the world when Eve ate first and Satan was already there sinning?
• How could a man wreck God's perfect creation? Design flaw?
• Will people burn in hell forever even if they never heard of Adam or Jesus?
TOPIC 3.4.1
garden of eden
Burn in hell
People don't burn FOREVER
• Will people burn in hell FOREVER or only for a time?
• What did Jesus say about burning in hell?
• What is the 'second death?'
• Isn't burning in hell forever just a scare tactic used by the church to raise money?
• How can Christians have an intelligent conversation with people who think hell is just a joke?
... and many more questions about time in hell.
FOREVER?
MORE COMING
More bible studies coming soon
Topics 5-27 coming
Every aspect of Christian faith
Section 1 - ORIGIN
HOW did I get here?
Section 2 - PURPOSE
WHY am I here?
Section 3 - DESTINY
WHERE am I going?
New material is added every week.
SECTION 1
ORIGIN
How did I get here?
TOPIC 1.1 (now)
Big Bang
God's instant creation of universe
TOPIC 1.2 (now)
Bible creation 'days'
Earth cools and God brings life
TOPIC 1.3 (now)
People before Adam
Prehistoric life before 4000 BC
TOPIC 1.4 (now)
Garden of Eden
First time God speaks to man
TOPIC 1.5
Chosen but free will
God offers, individuals decide
TOPIC 1.6
Old Testament
Ancient Israel, one God, no idols
TOPIC 1.7
Difficult stories
Things we can't understand
TOPIC 1.8
Between times
Growth of population and knowledge
SECTION 2
PURPOSE
Why am I here?
TOPIC 2.1
Modern age
Search for meaning and purpose
TOPIC 2.2
New Testament
God's message for today
TOPIC 2.3
Jesus Christ
God's unmerited gift
TOPIC 2.4
Trinity
God's trinity, man's trinity
TOPIC 2.5
Christians
Transformed lives
TOPIC 2.6
God's character
Holy, just, loving
TOPIC 2.7
Sin / salvation
Pardon and eternal life
TOPIC 2.8
Christian living
Love God, love others
TOPIC 2.9
Spirit world
Beyond physical senses
TOPIC 2.10
Christian community
Church extending God's love
TOPIC 2.11
Worship
Assembly, sacraments and practices
TOPIC 2.12
Family / government
Group objectives and action
TOPIC 2.13
Work and play
Strength, guidance, fulfillment
TOPIC 2.14
Sharing personal faith
Tell what's happening
SECTION 3
DESTINY
Where am I going?
TOPIC 3.1
Pain and suffering
Why bad things happen
TOPIC 3.2
Exchange offer
Jesus' once-for-all sacrifice
TOPIC 3.3
Worst sin
Ignoring God, rejecting offer
TOPIC 3.4
After death
Resurrection, judgment, heaven and hell
TOPIC 3.5
Informed faith
Not blind faith, informed and sensible
TOPIC 3.6
Other ways?
Respond to what's offered
TOPIC 3.7
What if ...
Weighing the options
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INTERNET IS CHANGING BIBLE STUDY

Seeking truth

There are more than 25,000 different church denominations and many different versions of Christianity, but there is only one truth, and all are seeking it.

God reveals truth to us in three ways: His Word (Bible), His world (what we observe)‚ and His Holy Spirit (inner voice and prayer). Truth on any spiritual topic is nearest to the point where all three come into agreement.

Better and easier today

Twenty-five years ago, intensive Bible study required many physical books and tedious searching to find exact information. Today, an astounding number of relevant books and articles on every subject are available to everyone on the Internet, indexed, and ready for instant access.

Before the Internet, most people were unable to study the Bible in-depth and had to rely heavily on others to tell them what particular passages say and mean.

Back then, most Bible studies were fill-in-the-blanks type by authors within various theological belief systems who would focus on specific passages or topics to steer readers to pre-determined conclusions, with the primary purpose of affirming what the group already believes.

Now the Internet can put an entire free Bible library into pocket and purse, laptop and desktop, with dozens of side-by-side English translations and cross-references plus interlinear translations from Hebrew-to-English and Greek-to-English.

Today, with assistance from the Internet, people easily and quickly can read with their own eyes and think with their own minds. This builds deep understanding and solid faith.

Authority on this site

In the past, Bible studies were built and promoted primarily upon the credentials and reputation of the author of the study, and the study would frequently quote celebrity theologians, pastors, and writers for confirmation.

This site – Thinkers Bible Studies – is a new kind of Bible study for the modern age. This site makes no mention of contemporary names or acclaimed writings. The only authority on this site is the Bible, and only the Bible is quoted.

The site is independent and non-denominational.

This site aims to lay out all relevant Bible verses on each topic to make each study complete in scope and easy to understand.

To the extent that opinions are wanted from other sources, the Internet has plenty to offer.

Ultimately, each person should develop an informed personal belief about each major issue of Christian faith, based on actual study of scripture, not constrained by tradition, and guided by the Holy Spirit. That kind of study will provide the answers and confidence needed for conversations with doubters and unbelievers.

HOW THIS CAN HELP

Thinkers Bible Studies will help you become a more confident, respected, and persuasive Christian
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◉ Comments from readers
What a great and informative article! This information is invaluable when discussing biblical concepts with others, both Christian and non-Christian.
Beautifully done and very reasonable. I’ve been struggling with the contradictions in the Bible and science for years. I believe that there is a God but I wasn’t always sure if the Bible Was Gods word or man made. Thank you! Makes so much sense!
Adam was the first man created to have a living soul.
I have read all with an open mind. I heard bits and pieces of theory but never this much evidence.
Of course. If Adam and Eve were the only humans and had children, who did the children copulate with? If it was each other, then everyone would have mental defects. The Adam & Eve story is just the beginning of the Old Testament.
Very good explanation
Had to be people here before Adam, all the ancient buildings prove the civilizations were here. Many teens of thousands of years.
I don't think I believe this
By observing ruins etc firsthand, my personal opinion is that man existed before Adam. Adam was the first God breathed His Spirit into.
Yes there were people before Adam, the cave Men and the ice Age.
When are more topics coming?
Thank you for your wonderful website. I have linked to it from my own. I'm looking forward to your expanding list of subjects.
Thank you for your good work.
Very interesting to read.
I want to learn it all.
I am a person that right now I don't practice any religion whatsoever. Very interesting, thank you
Not only do I thoroughly enjoy the topics you discuss but also the motivation behind their writing.
Your site is great for discussions and other questions about the bible. I hope that it continues.
Pure sophistry for the purpose of setting aside the claims of God upon us.
Very interesting, food for thought. I have often wondered about this and have had many questions Thanks
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding.
I love the premise of this site and its focus on engaging the modern doubter or unbeliever, and can't wait to see the new material that is planned.
This sounds interesting.
Amen Amen Amen!!!
This is a great Bible study, it explains everything perfectly so there is no confusion anywhere, it just helps understanding the Bible and God's word so well.
Don't know, don't need to know. It'll all be revealed by & by.
Great Information. I've been teaching these studies for some time to hopefully help Christians have a true biblical world view and not just a churchy world view. Glad yall out there.
Trying to reinterpret the Bible according to man’s interpretations that are based on unprovable assumptions destroys the authority of the Bible. God was there. Man was not.
This is great. God has shown this to me some time ago, but you are the first that has ever confirmed it. God is good.
Thank you. You have clarified how to teach what I have always believed. I didn’t know how to explain it to others.
I agree there had to have been other people before Adam. The sons had children, with whom? Certainly not with their own mother or the gene pool would have died out.
Great job! Fantastic resource for believers not only to be able to speak intelligently in a time of waning faith, but for our own education and edification as well!
Please pray for me as I ponder the input you've provided online.
Thank you for a good read on this subject: the indisputable existence of humanoids and civilizations before Adam.
The big bang is a theory. God is a fact.
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to you.
About time!
Rational Evangelicals. Exellent.
Dumbest thing I've ever read!
2nd law of thermodynamics disproves big bang & evolution.
This is great, I am going to read more of your topics!
Very insightful
This is from the devil. The Bible says Satan is a liar and the creater of it. This is a lie created by Satan to deceive people. Adam was the first man and the first sinner. His sin is what started death.
I applaud you on your studies and have to say that I do not disagree with what I have read. You seemed to have covered this subject very thoroughly.
Excellent
Thank you for your studies. I find them fascinating. And I will read more of your articles.
I appreciate your efforts at presenting the Bible as an accurate portrayal of what science has found to be true.
Do you offer a textbook?
Came across this site and it's fantastic and so relevant.
Fascinating and deightfully clear!
Of course there were people before Adam. Adam and Eve were created for a line through which Christ would come.
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding. Thank you so much for putting your website together to help those of us asking questions about traditional lines of thinking. I look forward to reading more!
Great work! Keep up the war against the ignorant churchians, and supporting Christian enlightenment!
This makes me better understand that you need to "dig deeper" in Bible study.
Interesting and thought provoking.
lov it
Yes to have a intelligence conversation is of most importance.
With this pandemic going on, I have many of these conversations with myself.
This is utter nonsense in my opinion
Just happened upon this site and wow! This is fabulous. I will be back. Thank you for putting this together and sharing it with us all. God bless you and your family.
Amen. Thank you.
This is a fantastic article , thank you
You have answered so many questions for me! Thank you!
Interesting !!
Thank you for this! I have had many conversations about science and Christianity. I am not very smart but now I am a little smarter.
Amazing! I have been studying this subject and drafting a book for about 5 years. I discovered your web site today. In those 5 years, I have come to many of the same concepts as you. Good job folks.
Yes
Wish I could remember all this.
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
I stumbled on your website recently, and was impressed by the scope of it and the balance evident in it.
O my how i wish i could find a friend would be willing to discuss the bible openly with me.
God created everything that was created in six literal days.
I really enjoy your site.
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
I'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
I admit that I have some struggles with your interweaving of science and the Bible, but that will not stop me from reading and considering the material.
Bullshit. Just utter bullshit.
One of the best study sites I have found!
Some scientists are open to intelligent design, the problem is some scientists think they are trying to bring church into the classroom.If some scientists find out that some believe in intelligent design they will lose funding.
There are too many pastors and theologians who take the simplicity of God's Word and try to make it profound when they should be taking the profoundness of God's Word and making it simple.
I love this web site. I have always wanted to know more about what the Bible means. Please, please keep expanding this site.
An extremely good read.Would like very much to hear more.
Very informative. Keep up the good work. The world needs better understanding of God’s word.
Thank you for the work that goes into this site, and please keep the good material coming.
Your are wrong
When are you going to have more?
I am eagerly awaiting more topics.
I was just told about your website and it's so fascinating.
I appreciate this study.
Very interesting. Verification of my own thoughts.
Very enlightening and interesting, Thank you
Wrong all wrong
Wonderful subject thank you I want more Bible studies
Adam was perfect because it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that he had body aches and gray .
Brilliant
I do not believe in a Supreme Being who created us in his image and likeness as quoted in the bible
Nice to read a legitimate attempt to harmonize the traditions of the Bible with scientific discoveries.
awesome info keep up this good work
How great it is to have a resource to help in ministering to the sceptical. Thank you. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to upcoming studies.
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