A new study concludes that all humans descended from just 2 people and that 9 out of 10 animal species originated from a single pair as well following a catastrophic event in the distance past. Does this sound familiar? It should. Another great example of science catching up to the bible.
Scientists believe that the destruction of the cities Sodom and Gomorrah from the bible may not only be accurate but that they may have found a probable cause for the 2 cities' destruction.
The dead sea is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water with a salinity of 34.2%, it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean making it a very harsh environment where plants and animals can't flourish or even survive. However, recently there's been small fish and vegetation found in sinkholes near the sea showing that it's coming to life. The bible states this will happen but is this just a big coincidence or one of many signs of the times we're living in?
Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and that the prophecies written in it are also from a divine source - God. However, many people only see the Bible as a historical text with no modern day value. My goal is to see what its author is claiming or trying to express to us - the readers - in light of the historical context and extra-biblical sources.
A common question posed towards Christians is, “If There is an all-loving, all-knowing God, why does he allow evil and suffering to exist?” I quickly examine this question in light of what the Bible says in order to shed some light on it.