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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
Pure sophistry for the purpose of setting aside the claims of God upon us.
I am eagerly awaiting more topics.
No scripture to back up your words.
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.
Yes, I agree there is a lot of evidence to substantiate what you say. I have often thought about this myself. Thank you for all the research you have done.
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.
This is utter nonsense in my opinion
Interesting to read. Will research further.
awesome info keep up this good work
You are very much on the right track.
Scientists lie to us. They lie about the age of the earth.
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.
I discovered this site while I was at work. I will take time out and read through it. I think it is very interesting and it's good to know so I hope and pray that I can and will be able to venture a little bit more. Thank you and continue to have a blessed and prosperous day.
I learned one key thing and that is to be very careful w/pastors speaking lots of stuff from their memory bank & not reading from the word of God to express truth. Recently, I heard a famous pastor out in Georgia saying that Adam was the 1st man and I automatically remembered how my friend asked then where did Cain's wife came from if it were only Adam & Eve plus their 2 sons, that provoked me to open up my bible and see for myself and went further to discover that Cain was even afraid that other people would kill him (key that other people existed).
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.
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..
Are these lessons available in printed form that can be purchased or that can be downloaded on line in a condensed version?
This is great 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…
Yes there were people before Adam, the cave Men and the ice Age.
Thanks for the analysis
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
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.
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding.
This is awesome, very detailed information and totally makes sense, thanks for sharing!
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.
I really enjoyed this article. I found it very insightful as well as challenging.
Thank you for the work that goes into this site, and please keep the good material coming.
Of course there were people before Adam. Adam and Eve were created for a line through which Christ would come.
Brilliant
I have always thought this to be true but have never heard it said! Praise God!
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.
Thank you for letting me know. Opened up my mind.
Dumbest thing I've ever read!
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
very well done.!!
This sounds interesting.
I can't wait to share this article with my grandson.
I stumbled on your website recently, and was impressed by the scope of it and the balance evident in it.
Would like to keep you on my site for further study. You made me think.
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.
You have answered so many questions for me! Thank you!
If for nothing else, this at least may cause someone to dig deeper.
When are more topics coming?
Wonderful subject thank you I want more Bible studies
lov it
Excellent points here.
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.
About time!
Does the bible really say humans will burn forever in hell or is it really more like thrown in the fire and destroyed? Ps I already know the answer!
I do not believe in a Supreme Being who created us in his image and likeness as quoted in the bible
Either believe the world or believe God. We cannot have both.
Very enlightening and interesting, Thank you
I will read this in its entirety. What I've read so far is right on according to my extensive studies over 27 years.
You really don’t understand the Bible at all.
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!
I love this web site. I have always wanted to know more about what the Bible means. Please, please keep expanding this site.
Thank you so much for confirming what I had always thought!!! Our Father makes wonderous wonders!!!
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.
Great work! Keep up the war against the ignorant churchians, and supporting Christian enlightenment!
this page can go to hell the bible is the truth idiots science is what a man created not GOD!
So interesting. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming. Enjoy reading them so much.
You have developed material that is vitally needed for reaching the newer generations.
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
Found this to be very helpful. Answered my questions.
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
Adam was the first person on this earth bottom line
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to you.
I appreciate this study.
I don't think I believe this
This has certainly opened my mind, I believe in the Bible but could never get a lot of answers to my questions. Thanks
Yes
I want to learn it all.
Very informative. Keep up the good work. The world needs better understanding of God’s word.
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
Do you offer a textbook?
Very interesting. Verification of my own thoughts.
Enjoyed the read. I am a believer.
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
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!!!
I am 75 years old. I was raised as a Roman Catholic. I have studied religions all of my life. I have so many problems with the Bible starting with Genesis. I agree with your assessment that Adam wasn't the first human on earth. The more that I learn, the less I believe in the bible and religion as a salvation. But I shall continue researching.
I don’t think Adam was the first human on earth. I am 72 in age. Most people my age and older do not have this perception. But from my bible study I believe this Genesis points to others.
By observing ruins etc firsthand, my personal opinion is that man existed before Adam. Adam was the first God breathed His Spirit into.
I like your site. Good to see others believe as I do.
Right!
Amen. 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.
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.
Very good and educational, explaining how it all connects and coincides with the Bible’s account.
O my how i wish i could find a friend would be willing to discuss the bible openly with me.
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.
Wrong!!
Thank you for this.It helps me understand my youngest grandchild(age 31). Also this affirms my teaching as a science teacher and pastor.
God bless.
Just another Satanic attempt to change God's WORD. More likely made up of Liberal Kids that don't know any better.
All bad things on the face of the earth are connected to sin , by one mans sin we were all condemned.
Humans were around a lot longer the 4000 bc. Thats not even as old as Sumer the first proven civilization. Evidence strongly supports that civilization may have existed long before Sumer.
I wish to save this
Thank you I knew about these things but I did not understand
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.
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