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Joel 2 — Signs of the End?

I recently received a question about Joel chapter 2 after a discussion about signs and the end times. Many people have the unscriptural belief that natural events such as eclipses, earthquakes, and hurricanes, somehow act as signs of the end. One of the most popular passages that people might use to support the idea of signs of the end is Joel 2:30-31.…

Genesis 1 — The Theistic Evolution Version

Proponents of theistic evolution often argue that Genesis 1 seems like it is speaking of special creation only because it was written to an ancient audience, that would not have been able to understand evolution. This is false on every level, and I wrote the below to demonstrate that it is certainly possible to accurately convey evolution in language that anyone can…

Why the Death Penalty?

Why did God choose death as the penalty for sin? One Penalty Before we explore that, let’s explore a related question. Why did God choose just one penalty for sin? Couldn’t he have given Adam a more complex law, like the Mosaic law, with different penalties for different sins? Why did God classify all sin equally, and determine only a single penalty?…

The Shroud of Turin

A few nights ago, as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep, I happened to start thinking about the shroud of Turin. Don’t ask me why, it was kind of just a random thing. But I realized something that I hadn’t thought of before: the shroud is an obvious fake. Now, don’t misunderstand, I’ve never thought that it was real. But…

The Discordant Week

Months are about 30 days long. Years about 360. But weeks? Well, they are 7 days long. And so they don't fit evenly into either months or years. Within the calendar, they are kind of the odd one out. The week cycle doesn't nest within or coincide with the months, seasons, or other cycles in any way. This is something that I've…

The Biblical Gap

Many people are not aware that the Bible teaches that there is a gap between the creation of earth and the six days of creation. Even fewer realize that it is scripturally obvious that this period is not very long. For the past half century, most people have either accepted or rejected “the gap” based primarily on whether they believe in an…