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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
Very good
Your site is full of heresy. Repent.
All present dating methods are based on assumptions that cannot be proven. The methods do not meet scientific requirements of being observable, repeatable, and testable. They can reliable determine chemical compositions, but they CANNOT reliably give age..
Thank you. You have clarified how to teach what I have always believed. I didn’t know how to explain it to others.
Thank you for this most interesting discussion of genealogy re: the timing of the first man as relates to both the Bible as well as archaeology!!!
This makes me better understand that you need to "dig deeper" in Bible study.
Thank you for helping to break down these scriptures, I found out now a lot of what I thought I knew was actually just tradition, most of which was confusing up until now, very grateful.
Wonderful subject thank you I want more Bible studies
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding.
This is a fantastic article , thank you
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.
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
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.
Thank you for your good work.
This is the best information a believer can get. Where can I donate. Big Bang is consistent to the Bible, great news. Let’s ge smart about religion. Saying the Bible is wrong has helped millions become non believers. This news can reinforce the beliefs in those who strive to believe but need a more firm and also scientific reasoning for the existence of a God. Great web site!
I have struggled with references to people before Adam, and coordinating it with science. This makes sense to me. Thank you for helping me with my dilemma.
Please pray for me as I ponder the input you've provided online.
I am eagerly awaiting more topics.
Thank you for a good read on this subject: the indisputable existence of humanoids and civilizations before Adam.
Interesting and thought provoking.
Came across this site and it's fantastic and so relevant.
So interesting. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming. Enjoy reading them so much.
Blessings to you!!
Don't know, don't need to know. It'll all be revealed by & by.
Unbelievable. Was man there at the beginning to make this determination. No. The human race is so arrogant and ignorant.
The big bang is a theory. God is a fact.
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.
False teaching. Repent
Dumbest thing I've ever read!
I like that explanation it makes since it has scientific evidence to back it up
Interesting topics. The bible is good for salvation but not for earth history
By observing ruins etc firsthand, my personal opinion is that man existed before Adam. Adam was the first God breathed His Spirit into.
I appreciate your efforts at presenting the Bible as an accurate portrayal of what science has found to be true.
Just came across your website, want to commend you on believing the Bible can and should be read as the Truth. I have always believed that if I cannot make sense out of the scriptures, it is my deficiently not the Bibles. God Bless.
praying Gods direction, provision, and anointing on this site and everyone, like me, blessed enough to have been led to it .
No scripture to back up your words.
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.
Thank you. I have visited this site before.
lov it
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!
You have answered so many questions for me! Thank you!
Not only do I thoroughly enjoy the topics you discuss but also the motivation behind their writing.
All bad things on the face of the earth are connected to sin , by one mans sin we were all condemned.
Your Thinkers site is the best Bible site I've come across.
Fascinating and deightfully clear!
Brilliant
Interesting and thought provoking, following a line of thinking that has interested me for years. To question traditional interpretation doesn't detract from the validity and power of scripture but reinforces it. Jesus was rejected by the religious experts of His day because He didn't fit the traditional interpreting of scripture. We still have much to learn.
I really enjoy your site.
I am in to deep thinking concerning the Bible, while holding on to Biblical fact. Being open to possibilities where things are vague is food for the soul, yet being careful of being deceived into false teaching.
I like it! I always wondered about the dinosaurs, and whether other people lived before Adam. You see, the Bible says that Cain was worried about being slain by other people. So, what does that tell you? It's more to the Bible than some clergymen are letting on.
I'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
I ran across your website this morning. At age 50, I lead a women's Bible Study in Florida. I am at a place where I am questioning so many things about what I have been taught - traditions handed down for generations. To continue teaching is becoming challenging. I have a daughter who is also a believer but wrestles aloud with questions concerning Adam and original sin, eternal hell with eternal suffering, etc. Honestly, I think her wrestling has led me to stop and think more. So now I am seeking…
This sounds interesting.
This is utter nonsense in my opinion
Not bad, I'll have to check the Hebrew to double-triple check, for this kind of study the KJ is almost useless.
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!
I want to learn it all.
Thank you
I absolutly loved this! My daughter is a high school science teacher, and we are both christians. We had our own ideas of what scriptures say, and what actual physical science says. This brought ALOT to light! Thank you.
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.
Good points
awesome info keep up this good work
You guys are doing an incredible job of bringing science The Bible together as one truth thank you Please continue this valuable work to awaken the public that the Bible and science are truly God's truth not contradicting each other
God created everything that was created in six literal days.
Loved it. Been saying it for years but nobody listened.
2nd law of thermodynamics disproves big bang & evolution.
I now have Biblical support for my belief.
So far you make a lot of sense, I do believe in God.
When are you going to have more?
Wish I could remember all this.
Really enjoyed
Thank you for the article! There are several nonbelievers in my life that I love deeply. My heart breaks for them. Every time I share my faith, I'm bombarded with science. Perhaps this will help. Thank you. God bless you.
I find your explanation very compelling and appreciate that we do need to answer questions of unbelievers, there needs to be effort in this direction. So I thank you for your efforts
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to you.
I wish to save this
I am looking forward to reading through the rest of the Thinkers website. Thanks for investing in this work. It’s so important! Especially in these times. 
Adam was the first man created to have a living soul.
Great information, it is worth further studies. Kept up the good work, all of us need to read and study the bible more including me. We need to remember Christ is the Only Way to eternal life.
This is a very interesting read and I'm going to be reading it again. 
Scientists lie to us. They lie about the age of the earth.
Do you offer a textbook?
You really don’t understand the Bible at all.
I really enjoyed this article. I found it very insightful as well as challenging.
This is heresy. I hope you repent and trust the Scriptures.
Your are wrong
I’m learning so much. Thank you.
I don't think I believe this
Very interesting. Verification of my own thoughts.
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
Pure sophistry for the purpose of setting aside the claims of God upon us.
Very good explanation
When are more topics coming?
This has certainly opened my mind, I believe in the Bible but could never get a lot of answers to my questions. Thanks
It’s too bad that the Christian community cannot allow for mistranslation of both an ancient language and understanding of that language.
Rational Evangelicals. Exellent.
I appreciate your thorough investigation into the Word of God.
You are absolutely wrong
Amen Amen Amen!!!
I recently discovered your bible studies website and I just want to thank you for your initiative in establishing this study resource.
Amen. Thank you.
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