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God QuestionsEveryone has questions about God, but many of the things learned are not even close to the truth.

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1. Does God Exist?

The more appropriate question would be, who is God? God is The Supreme Being; Jehovah; I Am, the eternal and infinite spirit, the creator, and the sovereign of the universe. Simply put, God is God, He is the Creator of all things, and all things that are made by man. To know God exists has nothing to do with the fact that He does exist, it has everything to do with believing. “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” - 2 Timothy 2:12,13.

Of course, it is easy to say, “I believe” when things are right in front of you, but to believe in something that is not seen, yet exists, is truly something that comes by faith. Look at the wind for example, it is unseen yet exists because we feel it. The same thing is said of God, we might not physically see Him, but you can surely feel Him. Think about the breath of a newborn baby, the feeling you get when your foot falls asleep, the smell of a cool winter night. None of that is seen, but you can sure feel it, and you can sure understand it exists by that feeling. Knowing God exists is all about faith. "
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" -Romans 1:19-20.

Secular science loves to discredit God. Why? If it appears that we are a constant work in progress thorough some evolutionary process than people can claim their sinful actions are true. Which by the way, is greatly becoming the norm, people are defying God and doing things that are completely against Hi. “
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” -Romans 1:24-28.

2. Does More Than One God Exist?

There is Only One Living God and Creator. But yes, other gods do exist. To understand why others gods exist we need to know the meaning of other gods.

1) God,
A prince; a ruler; a magistrate or judge; an angel. The Bible talks about other gods in heaven, meaning princes or rulers. ““For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” - 1 Corinthians 8:5,6.”

2) God, A false god; a heathen deity; an idol. The rest of the gods,
are man made. Just like evolution tries to claim there is no God, mythology likes to claim there are several gods and they all lead to heaven. People have made gods out of objects, planets, stars, animals. You name it, a god has been made out of it, but they are all man made, and have no merit. Man claims that their god is the only god, but there is only One, True, Living and Almighty God. “The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods. Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O LORD. For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods. Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.” - Psalms 97:6-10.

3. Does Satan or The Devil Exist?

Just as much as God exists so does Satan, since God created every thing and person, He created him as well, but he was not always known as Satan. He was one of God's arch angels that got cast out of heaven because he tried to over throw God's authority. Now, he exists to cause havoc on all mankind because of his war with God. The devil will take hold of you and chain you down. Those feelings of depression, worthlessness, addictions, and giving into lustful impulses are all the work of Satan. The second he knows your weakness he will use it against you. "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." - Revelation 12:7-9

4. Does Heaven Exist?

Just as we have to believe in God for Him to exist we have to believe that heaven exists, even the majority of people who do not believe in God know their spirit has to go some where. Whether you want to believe that heaven exists or not, why not be at ease knowing that your spirit will go up to God and not down with the devil, where he too will end up in torment one day. “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” - Revelation 20:10-15.

5. Does Hell Exist?

Now, I will be the first to tell you that I certainly to not want to talk about nor even think about a place called hell, but just as there is a place called heaven there is a place flowing with fire called hell, which many modern Bibles have eliminated this truth. Imagine what the earth really is like in the center, as we all know that hot lava comes up out of the earth, imagine standing in that for eternity. Once again, whether you believe or not would you not want to be at ease knowing that your spirit will live in a place with God and not the devil. "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:" - Matthew 25:41

6. Do All People Go To Heaven?

No. All people do not go to heaven. It is a misconception that anyone can go to heaven when they die. Also, people are led to believe that if they are good they go to heaven and if they are bad hell, this too is incorrect. Sin keeps every person from getting into heaven. In order to get into heaven, a person needs to be perfect, sinless, righteous, and since we all have sinned, none of us can get to heaven on our own. “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” - Romans 3:10,11.

The truth is, getting into heaven has always been about believing in the only living God, and that He is salvation. Before Jesus came to earth to bring salvation to all who believe in Him, salvation was about following the law of Moses. If a person sinned, they would go to a priest who was cleansed of their sins with an animal offering, that offering would become a blood sacrifice, in which the person could be redeemed and able to be saved. Today, that is not necessary because Jesus became the blood sacrifice to redeem a soul permanently. “
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” - Hebrews 9:11-14.

7. But I Am A Good Person, Why Can't I Go To Heaven Without Jesus?

I would love to say that everyone that does good will go to heaven, but the truth is, many people who try to do good and right are not or will be in heaven. To understand what good is we need to know the meaning of it. Good, Complete or sufficiently perfect in its kind. Since none of us is complete or perfect without Christ, we cannot possibly do enough good to earn our way to heaven. Here is an illustration to help, think of a weight balance, you have to have an equal balance with God to get to heaven. We can do good things and the scale climbs up to get that balance, but as soon as you do sin, the scale is tipped, and you are right back at the bottom. This is why we can never do enough good to get into heaven. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” - Ephesians 2:8,9.

Not by works (our good deeds) are we saved, but by grace through our faith in Christ. We must know Jesus as our Saviour to go to heaven. "
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." - Matthew 7:21-23

8. What Is Sin?

Sin is any wrong doing in your life, it is anything unrighteous, in other words, any action, thought, or word spoken that is wicked, immoral, deceitful, or illegal. “All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.” - 1 John 5:17

Sin includes more than just stealing, cheating, and adultery, it is also acts such as rebellion, disbelief, lying, anger, bitterness, or disobedience of any sort. “
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” - Revelation 21:8

We are all sinners, no one is without sin, no matter how much one tries to keep the wrongs out of their lives, we have all sinned at one time in our lives and come short of the glory of God (getting to heaven on our own). “
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” - Romans 3:23.

9. What Does It Mean To Be Saved?

To be saved means that you have been saved from the punishment of sin, which is the second death and hell. There is only one way to be saved and that is by believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and receiving Him as your Saviour. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” - Romans 10:9,10. 

10. I Got Baptized As A Baby, Doesn't That Mean I Was Saved?

No. You must be saved first, getting baptized without being saved does nothing. Getting baptized is merely a public profession that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour and are depending on Him alone to take you to heaven. Perhaps the biggest form of proof found in the Bible that baptism is not required to be saved is when Jesus was being crucified. Two men were with Him, one on each side of Him. One man mocked Jesus the other believed in Him, was saved, and joined Him that day in heaven. “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” -Luke 23:39-43.

It must be understood that babies and small children do not get sent to hell if they die, we must be at an accountable age before we are given that punishment. Accountable means,
Liable to be called to account; answerable to a superior. We must be able to understand what sin is and that we are capable of it. And you cannot psych out God, He knows whether or not we know what we are doing. Many children around the age of six or seven get saved, but a few years later discover they really are sinners and seek reassurance of their faith. “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” - Romans 14:11,12.

11. What About My Religion, It Tells Me I Am Saved By Following It?

Many people make the mistake of confusing God with Religion. Belonging to a religion is not what gets you to heaven, Jesus is. No matter how much one prays, begs, worships, tries to be good, or follows a particular belief they will not get to heaven unless they know Jesus Christ as their Saviour. "The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." - John 3:2-7

12. Does God Really Forgive All Sin?

Yes. No matter what you have done or how many times you sin, as long as you are forever saved, you are always forgiven. "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven." - Matthew 18:21-22. 

Have an addiction? You are forgiven. Been to jail or prison? You are forgiven. Committed adultery or fornication? You are forgiven. All sin is cleansed by the blood of Christ and all who truly receive Him are washed clean and made righteous before the eyes of God. One thing I would like to make clear is that although God is a forgiving God He will not be mocked. He knows exactly when one is seeking true repentance through Christ or just looking for an excuse to sin, knowing that God will always forgive them. "
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:7-9

13. What If I Am Not Ready To Follow Jesus Yet?

The problem with this is that life is too short and we never know when our time on earth is up. Each day that goes by is one less day on earth and one more day closer to either heaven or hell. Which would you rather choose? Are you willing to go another day not knowing Christ when faced with the misfortune of spending the rest of eternity burning in a lake of fire? Unless we are saved we do not have the Spirit of God in us, that means if we die without Him the only place we end up is hell. "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh.” - Genesis 3a

You can life a wonderful, bountiful life with God, He does not want to take the joy our of it, He wants to add to it. So, you will learn that some of the worldly things that you have grown to love become less favorable to you, but they will never compare to a great life with Christ. 

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We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left," - 2 Corinthians 6:1-7. 

14. I God Saved, But Fell Away From God, Am I Still Saved?

Of course you are! "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - John 3:16-18.

Please do not spend your life in fear of trying to do the right things in order to to keep your salvation, it is a gift from God through the Lord Jesus Christ and no one, thing, or act can take that away! Of course as you grow in Christ you will learn to live a more godly life, but that does not mean you will never make any more mistakes, you will make many more in your lifetime. Each day you grow more Christ like as long as you stay in God's word and keep Jesus with you. Yes, circumstances and temptations can cause a person to fall away from God, but once a person accepts Jesus into their hearts he/she is forever saved. God loves us and knows that we will at times lose focus on Him and in some cases fall away from Him all together. However, He is right there waiting for you to repent and willing to guide you back in the right direction. "
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." - Galatians 2:16.

15. I Have This Problem, Why Would Jesus Save Me?

A person does not need to be problem free in order to accept Jesus as their Saviour. We all have problems and if we waited until problems do not exist than that will be never. No one goes problem free and in fact, it is during these times when one is in need of Him even more. God uses circumstances like to bring us closer to Him, not further away. "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." - Hebrews 8:12-13

Many ungodly habits and addictions come about when a person is lost and confused, they are in need of help and Satan lures them with unhealthy lifestyles and substances to make them think they need them in order to cope. God knows what you are going through and also knows that you cannot just say forgive me, then in an instant be able to remove the problem (except for needing salavation) He knows you need to work on your problem and wants to help you through it. In fact when you accept Jesus into your life, He fills you with the power of the Holy Spirit and enables you to step by step overcome any problem that you  are in bondage to. "
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:" - Isaiah 1:18-19

16. Why Am I Always Being Judged For What I Do? Christians Are Such Hypocrites!

Whether a person is a Christian or not, everyone faces criticism and judgment from others, however, those who judge others for their problems have no room to judge as they themselves have faults. In fact, many people will find and point out faults of others in order to hide their own. Coincidentally, there are two types of judgment, first, there is, hypocrisy, which is severely criticizing and deceiving others for their sin while living sinful themselves. "Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?" - Romans 2:1-3

Second, there is judging by discernment, which is the ability to form an objective opinion based on ones abilities or mistakes. This just means that one gives the same courtesy to all, and that they are tasteful in how they approach someone who may need to know what they are doing is wrong. "
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." -7:24. True Christian's will not criticize one's faults, but help each other improve them. Also, true Christian's will not get offended when they are confronted by any error that others have noticed. Of course, we when we are confronted by someone who has seen us doing something we know is not right, we are going to get defensive, that is human nature. However, it is pride that causes us to react when we are confronted. it all comes down to this, if we do not want our sins exposed, it is best we deal with them, repent of them, and live a life, not that man approves of, but God. "Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons." - Colossians 3:22-25

17. I'm Happy, Have Everything I Want, Why Do I Need God?

No matter how many things you possess, people you know, or talents you have a person that does not know God is always searching for something more. They are never satisfied with what they have and are always in need of something bigger and better to help them fill the void missing in their lives. King Solomon wrote an entire book on how important it is to know God and no matter what you have without God all is vanity. That book is called the book of Ecclesiastes, take the time to read it and you will discover that no possession can take the place of God. "And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered." - Ecclesiastes 1:13-15

18. How Can I Forgive God When He Messed Up My Life?

Forgive God? How absurd! This is what most people think when someone is angry at God and turns away from Him. The very idea may seem ridiculous, even offensive to some people, but there are times when it seems the only way one can be reconciled with the One True God is to forgive Him. Forgiving God is never necessary. You may have experienced a time in your life when you have had some resentment, even hatred toward God for situations that you have found yourself in. Or perhaps a loved one, an innocent stranger, or a child, has suffered horribly, all because you feel God did not rescue them or prevent them from getting harmed. 

The truth is, you simply cannot blame God for bad things that happen. If you want to improve your life, you need to learn to get over the past and move forward. Do you think that anyone that caused you pain in some way is having sleepless nights or dreaming of some way to get even with you? Life goes on, and unless you do you will never get get very far in life. "
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." - Ephesians 4:31,32. 

God does punish you for the things you have done. He does not cause you harm. God wants you to be the best that you can be! Do you think He came up with commands to keep you from having fun? That is completely false. He wants you to enjoy life to the fullest, but in a way that is respectful, not only to your own body, but others as well. Any father wants his child to have the best life possible, that is why there are rules o follow. God is the same way. "
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?" - Hebrews 12:7-9. 

In regards to the loss of a loved one, God may have taken them to
save them from even more pain or suffering. A child or woman that has been abused or hurt may make us aware of dangerous people, whom we should have never trusted, and allows us to save others from being victimized. A tragic accident may make us aware of safety issues or dangerous habits that we need to break. There is this thing called, free will. God may give us life, but He never messes with our will to choose. We choose the life we live, and no, no one has the right to use their free will to exploit you, but God can turn any situation around if we turn to Him, seek forgiveness, not from God, but the one who caused the pain. "
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." - Romans 12:18-21. 

We all have experienced times in our lives when we look up to God and ask "Why?" but no matter what happens God loves us and wants the best for us. Every situation we are faced with prepares us, grows us, changes us, but it is up us to decide whether or not we want to use that experience to do better or worsen our lives. We cannot hold on to grudges unless we are willing to spend the rest of our lives hating life and blaming God for situations we create on our own or have no ability to control. "
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." - 1 John 4:7-9. 

19. How Can I Forgive Someone Who Hurt Me?

Jesus. Jesus is the only one who can help us forgive those who hurt us. It is understandable that there are things that someone may have done to you or a loved one that may be completely unforgivable, but you cannot let these things haunt you. Holding on to anger only makes things worse on you and your loved ones. You must learn to forgive every thing that has happened, it's the only way you can move on. "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward." - Matthew 6:14-16

If you do not forgive, then you cannot move on to bigger and better things. We will never completely forget the things of the past, but we can make it easier to enjoy life as we overcome the pain, humiliation, mental, and physical problems that arise by either asking God to help you forgive those who hurt you. Try to understand that these things that God has allowed were not to punish you or a loved one. God does not want anyone to suffer pain, but He will use it to draw us closer to Him, to teach us, and use us to help others who need help. God will help you endure the pain, move on, and find forgiveness. "
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue." - Proverbs 25:21-23

20. I Have Done Something Unforgivable, How Can I Forgive Myself?

There may be things from the past that seem to haunt you, sometimes for years, but the reason they haunt you is not because God has not forgiven you, you have not forgiven you. How can you move on with your life and enjoy the full amount of blessings that God has in store for you if you do not forgive yourself. "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." - Psalm 103:12. 

Actually, Satan is playing a part in this, he is trying to convince you that you are not worthy of God's love or anyone's love for that matter. Tell him to get lost and that God is with you! "
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." - James 4:7. 

It's time to move forward, you can not change the past, but you can change today. So, you did not live a godly life or you did something that you are ashamed of, it's over and done with, it's a new day, move on, ask God to forgive you once and for all for dwelling on the past. I guarantee you that the second you do this a huge weight will be off your shoulders and a new you will emerge. "
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." - James 4:8-10. 

21. What Is The Bible?

The word holy means, Properly, whole, entire or perfect. The Bible, also known as God’s word, is the entirely, perfect written word of God. God used about forty men that He filled with His Spirit to tell His story. These books or manuscripts cover several periods regarding creation and God’s dealing with man. First, they cover the history of the Jews (children of Israel), God’s chosen people, who would be the people from which His Son, Jesus Christ, would descend in the flesh. Second, they cover the ministry of Jesus, and the fulfillment of prophecies concerning His birth through the virgin Mary, His crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection. Third, they cover the history of the first Christian church, and how God’s people are no longer centered on the Jews, but all who believe in His Son. “Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” - Romans 2:9-13. The law means, The Bible, God’s word.

22. How Can The Bible Be God's Word When It Was Written By Men?

Of course, God used men to put pen to paper on what He wanted people to know about Him. Think about it, does God need to give us a book to tell us that He exists? No. But just like any person who writes a book about themselves to tell the truth about them, God gave us His word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” - John 1:1-5.

Now, just like anyone can write a book about someone, the Bible has been corrupted, and there are many versions out there that print lies and deception, which is why we only use the King James Bible, it is the only current English translation that has every word that God wants us to have in it. The men who penned God’s word literally shed sweat, blood, and tears to get it published, including King James. The Bible reveals the mystery of God’s plan which is the entire theme of the Bible, none other than Jesus Christ Himself. "
Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself; That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him; In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will." - Ephesians 1:9-11

23. I Do Not Understand The Bible, Why Read It?

Do not get discouraged about reading the Bible, it is actually designed that a fifth grader can read and understand it. It is the world and those who think they know the Bible that discourage people into reading it, it is not complicated at all. There are also a couple of reasons a person cannot understand the Bible.

First, the majority of time they are not saved. Some people, even Bible Scholars may think they understand the Bible, but unless they are saved they are just telling you what they think it means. The Holy Spirit teaches us how to understand the Bible, and unless we are saved we do not have the Holy Spirit in us to help us discern what it actually means. 

Second, people have a hard time understanding it because they have no spiritual guidance to help them. While we can all make mistakes in how we interpret a verse, the more we read it the more we will understand as we allow the Holy Spirit to help us understand. "
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." - 1 Corinthians 2:12-13

Please understand that you cannot read the through Bible once and expect to know everything there is to know, God knows that we can only comprehend so much at one time so He designed the book to teach us slowly, each time we read a verse we learn something new, no matter how many times we read it. "
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?" -Mark 4:11-13

24. Some Bibles Have More Than 66 Books, Is the King James Incomplete?

No, the King James Bible is not incomplete. Some of the versions contain two extra books, these are generally Catholic Bibles, these books are not part of the original manuscripts, but part of the Apocrypha books, which were put into the 1611 addition of the King James just as a reference, but later taken out because they were often mistaken for God’s word. We are told from the Bible that we are not to add or take away anything from His word, this was told to us both in the Old and New Testaments, so, Jew or Gentile (anyone not a Jew) had the same knowledge and warning. “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” - Revelation 22:18,19.

Some Bible scholars claim that those who decided which texts to include in the King James Bible left out some manuscripts God meant to have included. These same scholars say that some texts were included that should not have been, one of them being the Book of Revelation. We must realize that God is an all-knowing God, who knows who has His true word. We should rest in the knowledge that He has seen to it that every word His word was specially chosen by Him. “
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” - Proverbs 30:5,6.

25. What Are The Apocrypha Books?

Apocrypha, means works. These were the written works of a period, person, or time of an unknown authorship, or one of a doubtful authenticity. They were always found to be not a part of the actual inspired word of God. The Apocrypha was accepted through the Catholic religion. The timeline for most of these books dates back to the Middle Ages (between the 5th and 15th centuries), not from Old Testament times (B.C.) or New Testament (1st century).

First, in the days in which our Bible was translated, the Apocrypha was accepted reading based on its historical value, it had never been accepted as inspired Scripture. The King James translators first placed them in between the Old and New Testaments just for its historical benefit. The King James writers have always rejected them as inspired by God, they gave seven reasons why and later removed them to avoid confusion. The seven reasons why the Apocrypha were not found to be inspired by God.

1. Not one of them are in the Hebrew language, which was the only language used by the inspired historians and poets of the Old Testament.
2. Not one of the writers lays any claim to the inspiration behind the books, while some of the Bible books do not list the author, they were never questioned of not being inspired because they lined up with other testimonies.
3. These books were never acknowledged as sacred Scripture by the Jewish Church (saved Jews, and therefore, were never sanctioned by our Lord as such.
4. They were not allowed a place among the sacred books during the first four centuries of the Christian Church.
5. They contain statements which contradict, not only the canonical (Gospel of Jesus) Scriptures, but the Scriptures themselves. For instance, in the Books of Maccabees, a man named Antiochus Epiphanes is made to die three different deaths in different places.
6. It introduces doctrines that contradict the Bible, such as praying for the dead and sinless perfection.
7. It teaches immoral practices, such as lying, suicide, assassination and magical incantation. 

The Bible has one theme, Jesus, and how we can have a relationship with Him. Each time period recorded gives an explanation on how God dealt with His people during that time and what led to Jesus coming here. While today, it is only Christ that we must come to for a relationship with God, the same theme has always been the same, eternal life for all who are saved. From creation, the only way to eternal life is to be holy. From the first two thousand years of creation, to the next two thousand concerning the law of Moses, to the last two thousand years concerning the law of grace, mankind needs to be holy to stand before God. Before Jesus, redemption was made by the blood sacrifices of pure animals, Jesus became the blood sacrifice that would from permanent redemption to all who come to Him. any alteration to this is not Scriptural. "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." - Hebrews 9:12.

26. What About The Missing Books In The Bible?

I know there are books mentioned throughout the Old Testament not listed in the Bible, but they are by no means lost or missing. God decided which books would go into the Bible. "Lost" gives the impression we were supposed to have it and can't have it because they are "lost". However, this is a false presumption, God just chose not to place those manuscripts in His word. Why? God’s word is infallible, meaning without error. When God gave the history of the kings of Israel they were ungodly, and followed false gods, even made their own up. Which is why He focused on Judah more than any of them, since that was the tribe that God gave the throne to, and would be where Jesus would descend from.

Those who state that books are lost, must make the following argument, God was only able to preserve 66 books. Now does that make sense? "Is anything too difficult for God? Is anything impossible for God? Was God, Who created the universe out of nothing not able to keep more than 66 books in print? Of course, He could, and He did. He chose exactly which prophets, people, and events He wanted contained in His word.

The truth is this, the 66 books of the Bible are all that God wanted to be placed in His sacred book, He did not omit any because He is trying to hide something from us. He placed every book where it is for a reason and we need not question His reasoning. He knows what we need and everything we need is contained in the 66 books that we possess. “
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” - 2 Timothy 3:16,17.

27. I Got Saved, But Don't Know Much Of The Bible, Can I Teach Someone How To Be Saved?

Yes. A person does not have to know every book of the Bible or every story to get saved. You are a testimony of how Christ saved you. A person just has to know one story, the Gospel of Christ. You can read the Book of John or Romans and it will tell you how to teach someone to get saved.  "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." -Romans 10:9

To get saved a person needs to believe the following:
1. I am a sinner.
2. There is a price to pay for sin and that is death and hell.
3. God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to pay that price for us.
4. Jesus was crucified and died to pay that price.
5. Jesus resurrected three days later and ascended to heaven.
6. All I have to do to get saved is ask Jesus to save me.

28. Why King James?

We have chosen and encourage the King James Bible because it is the only current English translation of the Bible that contains every word of God. Since most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and the New Testament in Greek, the men who played a part in translating into English went through great lengths to make sure everything was correct and accurate. The first edition of King James Bible was printed in 1611, this edition, although accurate and understandable had many printing errors, meaning a “u” would be where a “v” should have been because the printing presses were different back then. Several editions were corrected over the years for the spelling errors, and what we read today is the 1769 edition, also known as the authorized edition.

What Took Place In TRANSLATING THE KING JAMES BIBLE

1. In 1604, King James announced that 54 Hebrew and Greek scholars had been appointed to translate a new Bible for English speaking people. The number was reduced to 47 by the time the work formally began in 1607.
2. Rather than working together all at one location, these men were divided into six separate groups, which worked at three separate locations. There were two at Westminster, two at Oxford, and two at Cambridge.
3. Each group translated a selected portion of Scripture.
4. Each scholar made his translation of a book and then passed it on to be reviewed by each member of his group.
5. The whole group then went over the book together.
6. Once a group had completed a book of the Bible, they sent it to be reviewed by the other five groups.
7. All objectionable and questionable translating was marked and noted, and then it was returned to the original group for consideration.
8. A special committee was formed by selecting one leader from each group. This committee worked out all of the remaining differences and produced a finished copy.
9. This means that the King James Bible had to pass at least FOURTEEN examinations before going to press.
10. Throughout this process, any learned individuals of the land could be called upon for their judgment, and the churches were kept informed of the progress.

29. What Does It Mean To Fear God?

To fear God does not mean to live in fear of Him, it means to have respect for Him in a way that one would respect their parents or someone that has authority over them. One Preacher explained it as we are to be in fear of not having Him in our lives. To fear God means to put a fear in us to live a moral, uncorrupted life so we will not have to face the consequences of our sins. God is our Father and loves us very much and just as a parent will punish a child for doing something bad or an employer will punish us if we did not do something according to the rules God will also give us a punishment for our sins. "And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was." - Exodus 20:19-21

Many people will read through the Old Testament and think that God is mean and hurtful, but He really is not. Yes, there have been wars just as we have today, but those who are faithful to Him survive. While we are now saved by Jesus and do not have to live as the Israelites did it is still important to know the entire Bible as we learn since the book of Genesis 3 that Jesus would be sent to replace the animal blood sacrifices that took place before He became the ultimate blood sacrifice. "
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." - Ecclesiastes 12:12-14

30. Is Homosexuality Sin?

Yes. Homosexuality sin. The Bible calls them sodomites, effeminate, or abusers of mankind. It is the denying world and corrupt science that convinces people to believe that they are born gay or have a desire to mate with the same sex. The truth is, it is all about choice, since we all have the freewill to choose what we believe, each person chooses to believe whether or not they are attracted to the same sex. And if you get enough people believing that it becomes another theory that has been turned into truth. The same thing goes for those who try to change their gender. God did not make any mistakes, if He made you a man you are meant to be a man, if he made you a woman, likewise, that too is sin. Sin is any wrongdoing in the eyes of God.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” - Romans 1:24-28.

Homosexuality is like any other sin, it comes with a cost, and that cost is death. However, before you bash me for telling the truth, God treats this sin as He does every other sin, they all lead to death. Homosexuality is no different than adultery, fornication (having sexual relations without being married), drug addiction, food addiction, lying, cheating, stealing, and not believing in Him. It does not matter what we do that is sin, it all comes with a price, and that is death and hell. Jesus came to save all, and He saves all who believe in Him, regardless of what lifestyle they choose.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

31. Why Does God Allow Suffering?

When God created the earth He intended for all mankind to dwell with Him and worship only Him. Before God even created the earth, He knew that sin would come into the world, and separate Him spiritual from man. To understand why God allows suffering we first have to understand what suffering is. The first type of suffering comes from the pain resulting from sin. To suffer from sin means to feel or bear what is painful, disagreeable or distressing, either to the body or mind. Sin is what causes suffering. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” - Romans 5:12.

At times, suffering does come from sin. Since we are all given the freewill to choose what we do with our lives they come with consequences if we go against God. And this is not following a law or set of rules, this is deliberate sin. God will allow us to suffer to teach us not to do what we did or continue to do. “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” - Hebrews 12:11.

Another meaning to the word suffering is, To endure; to support; to sustain; not to sink under. Sometimes suffering comes when God is trying to get us to trust Him. For instance, a child that is born with a defect or even dies at birth, this is not a punishment, but a means to bring one closer to Him. “But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.” - 1 Peter 4:13-16.

To understand
why God allows suffering on any level, we must realize that God sees things we do not. When David sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba, their child that was born as a result of their sin died seven days after being born. David prayed and fasted the whole time, but the child still died. He did not get angry with God because he knew that he would see his son in heaven. Always remember that it is not the suffering that makes or breaks us, it is how we handle it. If we give it all over to God, He will bless us. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” - 1 Peter 5:6-10.

32. Who Is Israel?

Israel is more than just a country, first, it is the country that God gave to the children of Israel. God looked down at all the people in the world and chose a man named Abraham to father a nation that would know Him as the one and only living God and Creator of all. You see, even from creation people have been doing what they want, and while Abraham was not perfect, God saw his heart and it was perfect for Him. Abraham would have a son named Isaac and it would be Isaac who fathered Jacob, whom God later called Israel, his twelve sons make up what is known as the Israelites. Ten of those twelve tribes took possession of Canaan, per God’s instructions and it was renamed Israel. God gave each tribe an inheritance in the land, and while some Jews remain in Israel today, most are scattered because God sent them out of Israel.

Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.” - Leviticus 20:22-24.

Second,
Israel is sometimes used emphatically for the true nation of Israel (those of Christ). A nation is a body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same sovereign or government. The true nation of Israel, is united under the same God, the Almighty, and living God. “Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” - Romans 9:6-8.

33. Will All Of Israel Be Saved?

This is a yes and no answer. All the confusion and often misconceptions come from these verses. “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.” - Romans 11:25-27.

First, y
es, Israel will be saved, “And so all Israel shall be saved:”. This is referring to the Gentiles and small amount of Jews who believe in Christ. See this part? “There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer,” This is Jesus. He came in the flesh from the Jews, and He makes a covenant with all who believe in Him, He takes away their sins forever. This part of the verse “and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:” means that a remnant of Jews will believe and receive Christ, turning away from their unbelief that He is not their Deliverer.

Salvation has always been about redemption from sin. Before Jesus came, if a person, didn’t matter if they were a Jew (Israelite) or not, wanted to be redeemed by God they would have to bring a perfect sacrifice. This would be calves, goats, or sheep that had no imperfections on them and they would have to offer it in their place. Without redemption no one is saved. Now, Jesus made it easy for us, He became the sacrifice that would redeem a soul for life. “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? ” - Hebrews 9:12-14.

Second, no. The Jews and many uninformed people believe that all of the Jews will be saved regardless if they believe in Jesus or not. The truth is, this is not about Jesus, this is about God. Believe in Him or not, Jew or Gentile (those not Jews), the price for sin is death and hell. We must all be redeemed, if we want to be saved from hell. Jesus made a way for us to be redeemed permanently. No person, Jew or Gentile that is not saved will be saved. Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;” - Romans 2:9-12.

34. Who Are God's People?

God’s people. To understand who God’s people are we have to know what people are. People, the body of persons who compose a community, town, city or nation. God’s people are the body or persons who make up His nation. Nation, a body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same sovereign or government. At one time, the Jews or Israel were God’s people, and while He still has a soft spot for them, God’s people are no longer a specific family, they are those who are united under Him through Jesus Christ. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” - 1 Peter 2:9,10.

35. Will And When Will Jesus Return?

Yes, Jesus will return. We are not given a time in which He will return, but we are given a guide on what will take place before He does. “And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.” - Mark 13:7,8.

People have been trying to predict the time that He will return since He ascended into heaven, but no one will or can, He will never give us that information. Why? “
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” - Matthew 24:36-39.

36. Did God Really Create Everything On Earth In Six Days?

Yes, God created the heavens, universe, earth and everything on it in six, twenty-four hour days. “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” - Isaiah 45:18.

Secular science refuses to believe that the earth may be less then then 10,000 years old, claiming it is billions of years old. Many theologians believe that while God did create everything, except the heavens and earth in six
literal days, the heavens and earth themselves are millions of years old. They also believe that catastrophic events that killed the dinosaurs and produced the ice age, happened well before God created man on earth. All of these things are myths, just like evolution, but have been treated as truths, just to refute the infallibility of the Bible. “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” - Romans 1:19-23.

Some people misquote the verse that says, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” - 2 Peter 3:8. They believe that one day equals one thousand to God. That is not a literal number, it is a metaphor, meaning a thousand years goes by fast. You see how fast a year can go, even ten years? Okay, even if God did take a thousand years to create what it says He did in one day, their numbers still would not add up.

Think about it, even if God took six thousand years to create everything, that still would make the earth under 13,000 years old today. Records in history itself proves that man has only been on earth for over six thousand years. The truth is, one day is literally twenty-four hours. God said Himself, that and the evening and the morning were the first day.In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” - Genesis 1:1-5

Also, Jesus
Himself said they are twelve hours in a day, confirming that the daytime hours were twelve hours. “Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.” - John 11:9,10.

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