Posted by: kateraidt | September 26, 2009

4 Questions About the Bible No Christian, Church, Priest or Pastor Has Ever Been Able to Answer

bibleIn the last 10 years, I have had several questions about the Bible that didn’t make sense. I have asked every pastor I know these questions and I get the repeated, stunned, dumbfounded response, “Uh…d’oh…hmmm…I dunno…good question.” I joined a Bible study last year to hopefully answer my questions, but unfortunately, by studying the Bible, I actually came up with more questions which our Bible study leader/pastor would answer, “Uh…d’oh…hmmm…I dunno…good question.” So I thought I would reach out to the general public and see if any of you have any interesting, comical, factual or ridiculous answers to the following questions. Ok, here ya go:

1. If Adam and Eve were created by God, then why do all pictures depict them with belly buttons?

2. If Adam and Eve were the first and only humans on planet Earth, then the only way for the population to grow was for either Adam to have sex with his daughter, Eve to have sex with her son or for their children to have sex with each other. If that is true, then we are all products of incest!?!?

3. How in the world did Noah get lions, tigers, bears and crocodiles on a boat without getting mauled or the animals mauling each other. Even in todays world, this would be impossible.

4. Throughout the Bible, there are many stories, quotes and dialogue where Jesus was alone with someone (let’s say a prostitute) and the Bible states the conversation between the two people word for word. Well, if the person who wrote the book of the Bible (let’s say John) was not present to hear the conversation, and neither Jesus or the prostitute wrote the book of the Bible, then how did John know this conversation actually took place – and how accurate is it if he wasn’t even there?

Anyone have a 5th, 6th or 7th question?

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Responses

  1. I’ll give it a try…
    Q#1 – Most of the artisans, while masters, were probably not theological masters. They utilized models for their works, models with belly buttons. They probably never gave it a thought.
    Q#2 – While I have no chapter and verse to support it, it seems to me that Adam and Eve’s children probably multiplied the earth amongst themselves. Keep in mind that God’s plan is not always what we would think. After all, He used individuals like David, Rahab and others to bring us His Son.
    Q#3 – According to Genesis 1:28, God gave Adam “dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Before sin, the animal kingdom must have been controllable by man.
    Q#4 – In the second letter from Paul to Timothy (2Timothy 3:16), Paul tells Timothy that “ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God [the direction of the Holy Spirit]…” In short, the Holy Spirit was there, and dictated each account to the respective authors of the books.

    I hope this helps. You know, I have many questions as well, many of which I have every intention of asking when I get to heaven. However, once we are there, these questions will be inconsequential.

    • Thank you for your reply! If you have any questions of your own, feel free to post them here. Have a great day! Kate

    • Thanks Mark for putting thought and errort into your reply. If you have questions of your own, feel free to post them here. Thanks, Kate


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