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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
this page can go to hell the bible is the truth idiots science is what a man created not GOD!
Adam was the first man created to have a living soul.
Adam was the first person on this earth bottom line
Very good
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.
This site is a literal God send! I've been struggling with reconciliation of what scripture says and what I've been taught through various denominations and their individual traditions. I'm so grateful, honestly, to have permission to think critically and to allow the Holy Spirit to teach me directly.
Interesting topics. The bible is good for salvation but not for earth history
This makes me better understand that you need to "dig deeper" in Bible study.
I want to learn it all.
Wish I could remember all this.
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.
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to you.
False teaching. Repent
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
Amen. Thank you.
Either believe the world or believe God. We cannot have both.
I like your site. Good to see others believe as I do.
Would like to keep you on my site for further study. You made me think.
This is great, I am going to read more of your topics!
I appreciate your thorough investigation into the Word of God.
Interesting !!
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.
This sounds interesting.
This is wonderful. Would like to read more.
I now have Biblical support for my belief.
Great read very needed in this current time thank you
Brilliant
Your are wrong
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.
An extremely good read.Would like very much to hear more.
This is awesome, very detailed information and totally makes sense, thanks for sharing!
All bad things on the face of the earth are connected to sin , by one mans sin we were all condemned.
What you have said makes so much sense to me. I would love to read more of what you think.
Thank you for this summary. Very large and difficult task and worth the time taken. I am a believer in Jesus Christ, His eternal life, His death burial and resurrection. I believe the Bible is the Word of God.
No scripture to back up your words.
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
awesome info keep up this good work
Thank you so much for confirming what I had always thought!!! Our Father makes wonderous wonders!!!
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.
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.
When are you going to have more?
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.
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!
Are these lessons available in printed form that can be purchased or that can be downloaded on line in a condensed version?
Wrong!!
I am a person that right now I don't practice any religion whatsoever. Very interesting, thank you
Adam was perfect because it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that he had body aches and gray .
This is a fantastic article , thank you
Thank you for your studies. I find them fascinating. And I will read more of your articles.
I was just told about your website and it's so fascinating.
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
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..
God created everything that was created in six literal days.
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.
Yes
Amen Amen Amen!!!
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'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
lov it
About time!
Very informative and interesting.
I have read all with an open mind. I heard bits and pieces of theory but never this much evidence.
Your site is great for discussions and other questions about the bible. I hope that it continues.
I will read this in its entirety. What I've read so far is right on according to my extensive studies over 27 years.
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.
Really enjoyed
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).
Excellent reading
Found this to be very helpful. Answered my questions.
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.
awesome info keep up this good work
Wrong all wrong
Mainstream science is wrong about almost everything.
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.
Very interesting. Verification of my own thoughts.
Not bad, I'll have to check the Hebrew to double-triple check, for this kind of study the KJ is almost useless.
I like that explanation it makes since it has scientific evidence to back it up
Fascinating and deightfully clear!
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.
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!
Great explanation of something I've wondered about.
I appreciate this study.
I admit that I have some struggles with your interweaving of science and the Bible, but that will not stop me from reading and considering the material.
I have believed for many years what you have written here, but who among my friends and fellow-Christians will believe me? I stand alone. It took almost two hundred years before the church—or church members—believed that the earth was not the center of the universe. Will it take that long before Christians will believe that Adam and Eve were not the first humans created?
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!!!
When are more topics coming?
Since your website is new and still in the making, it leaves me excited yet hungry for more understanding.
Blessings to you!!
You are very much on the right track.
Very informative. Keep up the good work. The world needs better understanding of God’s word.
Thank you for your wonderful website. I have linked to it from my own. I'm looking forward to your expanding list of subjects.
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.
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
God bless.
The problem with "science" today that too much of it is based on theory and not enough observation.
Very enlightening and interesting, Thank you
This is fascinating! I stumbled across this site and have been questioning what I was taught. This is an answer to prayer!
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.
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