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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
Thank you
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for your studies. I find them fascinating. And I will read more of your articles.
This is a fantastic article , thank you
Rational Evangelicals. Exellent.
Amen. Thank you.
The big bang is a theory. God is a fact.
What a great and informative article! This information is invaluable when discussing biblical concepts with others, both Christian and non-Christian.
Dumbest thing I've ever read!
Scientists lie to us. They lie about the age of the earth.
Will this material be made available in print form for purchase?
Interesting topics. The bible is good for salvation but not for earth history
Adam was perfect because it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that he had body aches and gray .
I like that explanation it makes since it has scientific evidence to back it up
Would like to keep you on my site for further study. You made me think.
You are very much on the right track.
Yes to have a intelligence conversation is of most importance.
I wish to save this
I'm preparing to teach my first Religious Instruction lesson for the year in a public Australian school tomorrow and we'll launch straight in to the creation story from the Bible. So thank you!! I feel confident now to answer any questions the kids might raise.
Scientists make mistakes, and when the scientists' beliefs don't match the Bible then God's word, the Bible, is right, and the scientists are wrong.
So interesting. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming. Enjoy reading them so much.
It's constructive that science keeps indefinitely improving with better observations and verifiable facts. Immutable good scriptures should simply keep itself relevant by subtle changes in its interpretation to complement and coexist with science. Good work!
I hope this excellent presentation penetrates the evangelical church where sadly a majority of Christians believe that the Big Bang is an atheistic concept rather the Fingerprint of God that it is!
Great explanation of something I've wondered about.
I want to learn it all.
Bwahahahahaha!!! Religion, please go away and die.
Do you offer a textbook?
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the Bible verses about hell. This is a very difficult subject that many people that believe in Christ have adopted as truth. I have yet to understand why.
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.
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!
Fascinating to think about. Here is something also to absorb. Let Us make man in Our image. Who is Us? Why not let Me make man in my image. Sounds plural to me. Thank you for the compelling argument Adam is not the first man:)
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
So far you make a lot of sense, I do believe in God.
Amen Amen Amen!!!
About time!
I found this to be extremely informative. I'd always had doubts about the "original sin" and being punished for my ancestors sins, but this explained why "original sin" doesn't really exist in a way that resonated with me. Thank you. I will definitely check this site more often.
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 for this! I have had many conversations about science and Christianity. I am not very smart but now I am a little smarter.
Interesting to read. Will research further.
Wonderful subject thank you I want more Bible studies
The information that I read was very informative.
Yes
FInally someone uses their brain instead of emotions to explain what I have thought and tried to say for sooo long. Thank you!
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to you.
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.
False teaching. Repent
I will read this in its entirety. What I've read so far is right on according to my extensive studies over 27 years.
God bless.
Very interesting
Very informative and interesting.
Your site is full of heresy. Repent.
awesome info keep up this good work
Had to be people here before Adam, all the ancient buildings prove the civilizations were here. Many teens of thousands of years.
Right!
I’m learning so much. Thank you.
Not sure what to think of this bible study. If nothing else it compels you to really dig deep and think,read and pray for understanding which I think is a good thing.
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.
As much nonsense and stupidity as I have heard since big bang or evolution.
This is fascinating! I stumbled across this site and have been questioning what I was taught. This is an answer to prayer!
Very insightful
Thank you for your good work.
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
With this pandemic going on, I have many of these conversations with myself.
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!!!
Very,very informative! Thank you
I am excited to have found this site when I was seeking the truth about Bible timelines. I have been forced to justify my beliefs by a pastor who has a very fundamental belief in God's seven days of creation.
The main reason people believe that Adam was the first man is that is what someone told them. It’s man following man and not man reading the Bible for the truths that are in it.
I don't think I believe this
Excellent
very well done.!!
Thank you for letting me know. Opened up my mind.
I really enjoy your website. I find your arguments compelling.
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.
Great work! Keep up the war against the ignorant churchians, and supporting Christian enlightenment!
Of course there were people before Adam. Adam and Eve were created for a line through which Christ would come.
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. 
You are absolutely wrong
I want more information and I want bible study
Excellent reading
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.
Fully embrace this information. By the Spirit I have been convinced before reading this. Any serious thinker who is honest and observant will become agnostic in trying to remain with the ultra conservative ideas of literal six day creation. What a beautiful creation was being made by a glorious intelligent designer!
Wish I could remember all this.
Thank you for your wonderful website. I have linked to it from my own. I'm looking forward to your expanding list of subjects.
By observing ruins etc firsthand, my personal opinion is that man existed before Adam. Adam was the first God breathed His Spirit into.
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.
Very good explanation
Please pray for me as I ponder the input you've provided online.
Only when ignorance, in the name of science, tries to be wiser than what scripture say, is when Gods Word is twisted, unto their own destruction
You have developed material that is vitally needed for reaching the newer generations.
Are these lessons available in printed form that can be purchased or that can be downloaded on line in a condensed version?
I am eagerly awaiting more topics.
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!
The reason the doctrine of original sin arose, was that Augustine couldn't read Greek and there was an inadequacy at certain points in the Latin translation, resulting in a misunderstanding.
Thank you for the work that goes into this site, and please keep the good material coming.
this page can go to hell the bible is the truth idiots science is what a man created not GOD!
Brilliant
When are more topics coming?
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