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Questions About the Genesis Flood

One of this planet's most significant events, rivaled only by the eventual end of the world itself, was the great Flood that is recorded in Genesis 6-8. Let us address two questions frequently posed regarding this catastrophe. "Did the Flood cover the entire earth?" It is tragic that some equivocate on this subject. Willis avers: "There is simply not sufficient ... read more »

Reports of Evidence for the Genesis Flood

A fascinating piece appeared in the U.S. News & World Report authored by Michael Satchell (2000, 38). The article was titled, "An enduring mystery - Evidence points to a flood of biblical proportions." The essay called attention to an amazing archaeological discovery beneath the surface of the Black Sea, a massive body of water (170,000 square miles-greater in size than ... read more »

Genesis 8:11 – Did the Dove Really Find an Olive Tree?

From the time the waters of the Flood commenced, until Noah and his family set foot on dry land, they were in the great ark for a period of one year and ten days (Gen. 7:11; 8:14). The entire earth had been covered with water (Gen. 7:19; cf. 2 Pet. 3:6). This cataclysm was not a local inundation - a ... read more »

Ron Wyatt, the “Indiana Jones” of the SDA Church

Ron Wyatt (1933-1999) was a nurse-anesthetist in a hospital in Madison, Tennessee. At the age of 27 he saw a picture in Life Magazine of the Durupinar site - a large natural, boat-shaped formation - in eastern Turkey. Feverish speculation circulated that this could be the residue of Noah's Ark. This sparked Wyatt's interest, and was the beginning of a ... read more »

2 Corinthians 6:1 – The Grace of God

Perhaps no subject in the Bible is more misunderstood than that of "grace." And working together with him we entreat also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain (2 Cor. 6:1). Many entertain the notion that grace is some sort of divine blanket that is unconditionally thrown over the sinner to cancel the effect of his sin. ... read more »

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood Transfusions

Most people are aware that for more than half a century the "Jehovah's Witnesses" have vigorously opposed the medical practice of blood transfusions. In a number of well-documented cases, the "Witnesses" have allowed family members die, rather than permitting a transfusion to save their lives. Though the sincerity of these folks can scarcely be questioned, they have a zeal without ... read more »

Does the Bible Contain Contradictions?

"I cannot have confidence in the Bible, for it is a book filled with contradictions." I could not estimate how many times I have heard this charge against the Holy Scriptures over the past several decades. One thing, however, has been consistent about the allegation - the critic rarely can name even one alleged contradiction that the Bible is supposed ... read more »

Job, Behemoth, and Dinosaurs

The topic of dinosaurs fascinates virtually everyone.Children especially are captivated by the dinosaur theme as they behold artists' perceptions of these magnificent creatures that roamed the earth centuries ago, as such are portrayed in books, on television, and in the movies. Inasmuch as God created every major kind of biological organism that inhabited the primitive earth, surely this subject is ... read more »

How Many Prophecies Are in the Bible?

This week, we will address several questions related to the Bible and statistics. I have heard it said that prophecy is one of the stronger proofs pointing to the fact that the Bible is from God. Can you tell me approximately how many prophecies the Scriptures contain? Various books cite different figures, depending upon the manner in which one counts ... read more »

Did the Ancient Gentiles Have the Hope of Salvation?

The Bible student is aware of the fact that the law of Moses was given to the nation of Israel. It was intended to regulate the Jews' conduct and to provide a mode of forgiveness (through the Levitical sacrificial system) when they transgressed the law. Where does this leave the Gentiles who lived before the coming of Christ? Were they ... read more »