It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 10)

show up in the fossil record were built to eat plants.Other animals were built to consume those plant eaters. Teeth and claws show us they were efficient killing machines.Not only could death come at the jaws of a predator, but there have been mass extinction events in which objects from space have crashed into earth, … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 10)

Questions from the Grab Bag 2019 #1

J. in Shreveport, asks:“I saw a website recently which said that we should reject the writings of Paul as being contradictory to the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels. What do you think?Mark Riser – Apologist, replies: That’s a very interesting question, J.The website in question “argues the inspired New Testament consists of Jesus’ words … Continue reading Questions from the Grab Bag 2019 #1

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 9)

What does the general revelation, or the record of nature, tell us about prehistory?The general revelation agrees with Scripture in showing us that the universe and Earth are old. Life appeared on Earth approximately 3.8 billion years ago at the earliest possible opportunity.In our observations of the Earth and the universe, we see that the … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 9)

IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT 2019 #8

What kind of responsibility does a believer have when he or she leaves the church on Sunday morning? The apostle Paul calls believers “new creations” in Christ. If we are new creations, then we have been given the title of Ambassador for Christ. On Wednesday, November 6, I will be speaking on “Ambassadors” at the … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT 2019 #8

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 8)

It is also important to know that creation fulfilled God’s purposes. We like to think of the creation of man as God’s purpose in creation and it is one of the purposes. But, the Bible does give us several of God’s purposes for the creation of the universe.So, what are some of those purposes? At … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 8)

A Playlist for Apologists 1

Holy, Holy, HolySince the beginning of my Christian life, music has been a part of it. I have served several churches as a music minister and worship leader. It is a great joy and responsibility to lead God’s people in worship.Worshipping God is our highest priority as Christians when we meet together in the corporate … Continue reading A Playlist for Apologists 1

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 7)

There is a word missing both in the English and Hebrew:Perfect.The translation of perfect is not present in any of the uses of towb and m’od. Some interpreters would call the creation perfect because of other Scripture passages that describe God’s work. However, we have to look at what the Hebrew words actually mean here.We … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 7)