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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 you have said makes so much sense to me. I would love to read more of what you think.
Adam was the first person on this earth bottom line
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.
This is utter nonsense in my opinion
Of course there were people before Adam. Adam and Eve were created for a line through which Christ would come.
Excellent
I recently discovered your bible studies website and I just want to thank you for your initiative in establishing this study resource.
Mainstream science is wrong about almost everything.
Either believe the world or believe God. We cannot have both.
Yes
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 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.
THANK YOU. You are helping me to understand so much more! I have always questioned, and for the first time, feel I am getting answers, or at least more of an insight to my own feelings and beliefs.
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.
You are absolutely wrong
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.
2nd law of thermodynamics disproves big bang & evolution.
Love the study
Don't know, don't need to know. It'll all be revealed by & by.
Do you offer a textbook?
praying Gods direction, provision, and anointing on this site and everyone, like me, blessed enough to have been led to it .
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.
Please let me know if it is available in a hardcover or paperback book.
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!
Your site is full of heresy. Repent.
I want more information and I want bible study
Bwahahahahaha!!! Religion, please go away and die.
Right!
Unbelievable. Was man there at the beginning to make this determination. No. The human race is so arrogant and ignorant.
What a great and informative article! This information is invaluable when discussing biblical concepts with others, both Christian and non-Christian.
Very informative. Keep up the good work. The world needs better understanding of God’s word.
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 have read all with an open mind. I heard bits and pieces of theory but never this much evidence.
Very interesting, food for thought. I have often wondered about this and have had many questions Thanks
Your are wrong
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.
Not bad, I'll have to check the Hebrew to double-triple check, for this kind of study the KJ is almost useless.
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.
This has certainly opened my mind, I believe in the Bible but could never get a lot of answers to my questions. Thanks
Very insightful
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.
Thank you I knew about these things but I did not understand
Thank you for letting me know. Opened up my mind.
Came across this site and it's fantastic and so relevant.
FInally someone uses their brain instead of emotions to explain what I have thought and tried to say for sooo long. Thank you!
Wrong all wrong
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.
The problem with "science" today that too much of it is based on theory and not enough observation.
I am a person that right now I don't practice any religion whatsoever. Very interesting, thank you
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
Wonderful subject thank you I want more Bible studies
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
awesome info keep up this good work
This is great stuff!!
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.
I am a Christian, and I have always been a “young earth” proponent. My son, also a Christian, is an “old earth” proponent, and we have debated this topic. After reading the content of this website thoroughly, I am willing to reconsider my position.
This is great, I am going to read more of your topics!
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
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:)
Wrong!!
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
This sounds interesting.
Thanks you so much for your willingness to put your website together to help those of us asking questions about traditional lines of thinking. I look forward to reading more!
I like your site. Good to see others believe as I do.
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
Excellent points here.
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..
Amen Amen Amen!!!
Yes to have a intelligence conversation is of most importance.
Had to be people here before Adam, all the ancient buildings prove the civilizations were here. Many teens of thousands of years.
Very,very informative! Thank you
Great read very needed in this current time thank you
I do not believe in a Supreme Being who created us in his image and likeness as quoted in the bible
awesome info keep up this good work
Are these lessons available in printed form that can be purchased or that can be downloaded on line in a condensed version?
I appreciate this study.
When are you going to have more?
Very good
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.
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding.
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.It helps me understand my youngest grandchild(age 31). Also this affirms my teaching as a science teacher and pastor.
Thank you for a good read on this subject: the indisputable existence of humanoids and civilizations before Adam.
As much nonsense and stupidity as I have heard since big bang or evolution.
Would like to keep you on my site for further study. You made me think.
Thank you
Thank you. I have visited this site before.
Great explanation of something I've wondered about.
I don't think I believe this
this page can go to hell the bible is the truth idiots science is what a man created not GOD!
God bless.
I'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
Thank you so much for confirming what I had always thought!!! Our Father makes wonderous wonders!!!
Thanks for the analysis
lov it
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!
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.
When are more topics coming?
You have an interesting take on how to reconcile the time difference challenge between Bible time history & archeology . I don’t think it will matter about which time viewpoint ya right. What matters is faith & trust in Jesus for forgiveness of sin & gaining eternal life
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