Helping Christians engage in intelligent and persuasive 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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SECTION 1
ORIGIN
How did I get here?
TOPIC 1.1 (online now)
Big Bang
Universe begins with a divine spark
TOPIC 1.2 (online now)
Bible creation 'days'
Earth cools and God brings life
TOPIC 1.3 (online now)
People before Adam
Prehistoric life before 4000 BC
TOPIC 1.4 (online 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
Jesus Christ
God's gift to us
TOPIC 2.5
Trinity
God's trinity, man's trinity
TOPIC 2.4
New Testament
God's message preserved
TOPIC 2.3
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

INTERNET IS CHANGING BIBLE STUDY

Better and easier today

Twenty-five years ago, intensive Bible study required many physical books, and finding exact information required tedious searching. 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 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 written by authors within various theological belief systems who would focus on certain passages to steer readers to pre-determined conclusions, with the primary purpose of affirming what the group already believed.

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 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 extra support.

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 writings. The only authority on this site is the Bible, and only the Bible is quoted.

The purpose of this site is simply to lay out all relevant Bible verses on each topic in order to make the study complete in scope and easy to understand.

To the extent that opinions are wanted from outside 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, guided by the Holy Spirit. This will give the answers and confidence needed for conversations with doubters and unbelievers.

HOW THIS CAN HELP CHRISTIANS

This site can strengthen an important area of your Christian life
sharing your faith with doubters and unbelievers
family • friends • associates • neighbors
Thinkers Bible Studies will help you become a more confident, respected and persuasive Christian
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