In 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?