SITE MENU
▶︎ Home▶︎ About this site▶︎ Doubters and unbelievers▶︎ Frequent questions1.2.0  Big Bang1.1.1  Today we know more1.1.2  Proof of God1.2.0  Bible creation 'days'1.2.2  Amazing qualities of light1.3.0  People before Adam1.3.2  Sin not cause of death1.3.3  Bible dating method1.3.4  Scientific dating methods1.4.0  Garden of Eden1.4.2  Q&A Garden of Eden1.4.3  Original Sin / Romans 51.4.4  Spiritul death concept3.4.1  No burn in hell forever4.1.0  Hall of Tyrannus. . .
See home page for list of 23 major topics coming
Close menu
Thinkers Bible Studies logo
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

Nondenominational • No advertising
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
SITE MENU
And you can access the SITE MENU at any time by tapping the orange 'hamburger' at top right corner of every page

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
Raising up VOCAL CHRISTIANS in the modern world
family • friends • associates • neighbors
◉ Comments from readers
O my how i wish i could find a friend would be willing to discuss the bible openly with me.
It’s too bad that the Christian community cannot allow for mistranslation of both an ancient language and understanding of that language.
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.
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 fascinating! I stumbled across this site and have been questioning what I was taught. This is an answer to prayer!
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to 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.
Very good and educational, explaining how it all connects and coincides with the Bible’s account.
Good points
I do not believe in a Supreme Being who created us in his image and likeness as quoted in the bible
False teaching. Repent
Thank you so much for confirming what I had always thought!!! Our Father makes wonderous wonders!!!
This has certainly opened my mind, I believe in the Bible but could never get a lot of answers to my questions. Thanks
Proof of the absurdity of ALL religions, thanks.
Thank you for your wonderful website. I have linked to it from my own. I'm looking forward to your expanding list of subjects.
Interesting and thought provoking.
Adam was perfect because it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that he had body aches and gray .
Death and suffering had not taken place until the original sin, so no one was before Adam.
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.
Much of what you share are things that have been revealed to me by the Spirit of God. Finally your site is out and does not counter Biblical script and does not hinder the Christian witness. Thank God.
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.
I now have Biblical support for my belief.
Very informative and interesting.
An extremely good read.Would like very much to hear more.
The information that I read was very informative.
I like your site. Good to see others believe as I do.
Very interesting to read.
You have answered so many questions for me! Thank you!
My views on original sin have changed. Romans 5:12 says "all men die because all have sinned". What it doesn't say is "all men die because Adam sinned".
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.
Interesting to read. Will research further.
About time!
You have developed material that is vitally needed for reaching the newer generations.
What you have said makes so much sense to me. I would love to read more of what you think.
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.
Thank you I knew about these things but I did not understand
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
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!
Wrong!!
You really don’t understand the Bible at all.
Are these lessons available in printed form that can be purchased or that can be downloaded on line in a condensed version?
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.
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.
awesome info keep up this good work
These explanations make real sense.
What a great and informative article! This information is invaluable when discussing biblical concepts with others, both Christian and non-Christian.
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…
Thank you. You have clarified how to teach what I have always believed. I didn’t know how to explain it to others.
Very good explanation
Do you offer a textbook?
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!!!
Your site is full of heresy. Repent.
I love the premise of this site and its focus on engaging the modern doubter or unbeliever, and can't wait to see the new material that is planned.
Please pray for me as I ponder the input you've provided online.
This sounds interesting.
praying Gods direction, provision, and anointing on this site and everyone, like me, blessed enough to have been led to it .
Enjoyed the read. I am a believer.
Very,very informative! Thank you
Thank you for this.It helps me understand my youngest grandchild(age 31). Also this affirms my teaching as a science teacher and pastor.
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 wish to save this
Mainstream science is wrong about almost everything.
So interesting. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming. Enjoy reading them so much.
This is great stuff!!
Unbelievable. Was man there at the beginning to make this determination. No. The human race is so arrogant and ignorant.
Very good
I appreciate this study.
Found this to be very helpful. Answered my questions.
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.
Amen Amen Amen!!!
Thank you. I have visited this site before.
I really enjoyed this article. I found it very insightful as well as challenging.
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.
2nd law of thermodynamics disproves big bang & evolution.
The problem with "science" today that too much of it is based on theory and not enough observation.
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!
Nice to read a legitimate attempt to harmonize the traditions of the Bible with scientific discoveries.
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
I have read all with an open mind. I heard bits and pieces of theory but never this much evidence.
Dumbest thing I've ever read!
Very informative. Keep up the good work. The world needs better understanding of God’s word.
Thank you for your good work.
Please let me know if it is available in a hardcover or paperback book.
Right!
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
Scientists lie to us. They lie about the age of the earth.
I'm a pastor in NE Ohio. Good stuff!!
Very interesting
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 really liked what is written and honestly agree with the reasoning. May the Almighty broaden my mind to perceive and digest these facts.
I’m learning so much. Thank you.
All bad things on the face of the earth are connected to sin , by one mans sin we were all condemned.
Would like to keep you on my site for further study. You made me think.
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
God bless.
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.
Bwahahahahaha!!! Religion, please go away and die.
When are you going to have more?
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.
Close comments
START ►
Helping Christians engage in intelligent and coherent conversations with doubters and unbelievers
Home
Menu