Dinosaur bones don’t come with labels or explanations about what happened to them. The people who dig up those bones come up with theories based on their preconceived beliefs about the world. When we start from a biblical worldview of dinosaurs, we end up with an explanation that fits with what we see in the fossil record.
I’m so glad you asked! The Bible makes it clear that there’s only one way–Jesus. The glorious news of the gospel is that while we can’t earn our way to Heaven, Jesus already did everything necessary to earn it for us!
To get to Heaven, you must first know that you stand convicted before a holy God, worthy of eternal death (if you’re not there, take this test and see how you do). God is just–and He says in His Word that He won’t ignore sin. Just as a just judge on earth does not let a murderer off without just punishment, neither will God.
But God is not only just, He’s also loving. He sent His own Son, Jesus, to take our punishment for us.
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)
On the cross Jesus claimed all our sin–ever evil thought, word, motive, and deed–as His own and said “I did that.”
But in order for Jesus’s death to count as our punishment, we have to choose to repent–to turn from our sins–and to place our trust solely in Him. It’s not enough to say “I believe,” just like it’s not enough to say that we believe a medicine will do us good. We have to actually take the medicine. Likewise, we have to choose to place our faith in what Jesus has done and to turn from our rebellion against God.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
Heaven and hell are real–and we want to see you in Heaven! If you’ve not yet placed your trust in Jesus Christ, today is the day. None of us knows when our life will end.
As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts…” Hebrews 3:15 (ESV)
Just call out to God in prayer. Tell Him you agree with Him that you stand convicted before Him. Tell Him you choose to trust Jesus.
It’s not about the prayer and what you say–it’s about choosing to trust Christ and repent from your sin. God sees your heart–and He promises if you seek Him with all your heart, you’ll find Him. He loves you and wants you to know His forgiveness!
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV)
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When we die, we won’t be judged based on how we compare with others—we’ll be held against God’s perfect standard. Jesus said “…whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:” (Matthew 5:22) Whoa! Who hasn’t been angry without cause? He also said “I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28) The impure thoughts in our hearts and minds make us guilty in God’s eyes!
When held against God’s standard, we are all guilty–we’re all coveters, adulterers, and murders. The Bible compares even our righteous deeds to filthy rags.
“We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.” Isaiah 64:6 (ESV)
And the Bible warns that all sin will be punished—and the punishment for sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23) in a torturous lake of fire (Revelation 21:8, 20:15).
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (ESV)
“And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:15 (ESV)
It doesn’t matter how good we think we are–God is the One who will judge us. And by His standards, none of us can be good enough for heaven. (Think you are? Take this test.)
We tend to think that it doesn’t matter what we believe–that if we all just believe our own thing, it will all turn out right in the end.
This is a lie–it absolutely does matter what we believe.
There can’t be multiple conflicting truths, or each would cease to be true. I can’t have been at the store last night at 6 p.m. and have been at home last night at 6 p.m. Both cannot be true.
The Bible makes it very clear that Jesus is the truth and that there’s only one way to Heaven–through Jesus Christ, God’s Son. John 14:6 says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Notice Jesus didn’t say He was one way out of many–He claimed to be the only way. And when God speaks, we’d better listen.
But aren’t all the worlds’ religions close? Are they really different?
When looking at the different religions, keep in mind that the best lies are those with elements of the truth. They all do have elements of the truth, but you’ll notice that every religion except for true Christianity is based on man’s efforts. Man has to do something, think something, or somehow earn his way to Heaven.
The Bible, however, teaches us that man cannot do anything to save himself–and that is why Jesus Christ, God’s Son, came and died in our place. It’s a message of God’s redemption, not one of man’s ability to earn his own way into God’s favor.
Note that many people have taught Christianity as a works-based religion, but this is not what the Bible actually teaches. I would encourage you to delve into its pages to see what it says for yourself.
“Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.” Genesis 3:22-24 (ESV)
It may seem cruel for God to kick man out of the Garden of Eden, but it was actually very loving! Had they stayed and eaten of the Tree of Life, man would have lived forever in sin and death. God removed man from the garden so he could save him.
Right there in the Garden of Eden, God promised to send someone who would crush Satan’s head while Satan bruised His heal.
“he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15 (ESV)
That someone–Jesus Christ–came. He died on a cross, with his heels bruised. And all who repent and believe upon Him will be saved and able to one day eat of the Tree of Life in a perfect world.
“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:” Revelation 22:1-3 (KJV)
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. John 3:16 (KJV)
What is the standard for right and wrong? If we’re not accountable to a Creator, then there is not one. We can each do what we want to do. Who is to say killing is wrong? Survival of the fittest is the only law.
Some might argue that the society and the laws of the society determine right or wrong. So if the society as a whole embraces mass genocide, does that make it right? Was Hitler doing good? He had his society behind him. And who, ultimately, can tell someone they’re wrong if they decide that the society doesn’t determine right and wrong? If there is no absolute authority for right and wrong, we end up in a quagmire.
The Bible, however, gives a clear foundation for morality, as it tells us we are accountable to our Creator and His Law. Anything that goes against His nature/revealed will is wrong.
What about books like Misquoting Jesus (Bart D. Ehrman) that claim the Bible has been changed? In this video, Lee Strobel, former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, gives a brief answer. See the other resources on his site for more resources and Lee’s own journey from atheism to Christianity.
Why do some of us have light skin…and others dark? Misunderstanding “races” has been the cause of countless atrocities throughout history. For instance, Hitler used Darwinism and the belief that certain people groups had “evolved” further than others as justification for many of the atrocities of World War II.
According to the Bible, however, all of us are really of one race–the human race. The differences in our skin, eyes, hair, etc., were caused by different people groups spreading out across the earth after the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11).
Although we often tend to separate them, math and science go hand in hand. We wouldn’t bother to learn our multiplication facts unless they actually applied in real life. All around us, there are consistencies. The universe operates according to a predictability–and that predictability allows us to record it using math. Without this predictability, modern science would be impossible! We couldn’t build airplanes if gravity did not operate in a consistent way
Yet why is the universe consistent?
The Bible teaches us that God created all things and that He holds them together by the power of His Word (Genesis 1; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:3). It also tells us that God never changes–that He is a consistent, faithful God (Malachi 3:6). In a biblical worldview, the universe is consistent because a consistent, all-powerful God holds it together.
If we had an inconsistent god or no god at all, it would make no sense why there are consistencies in the universe. After all, if the universe is just a random collection of atoms, why is there such order and consistency?
The Bible also explains why man is able to develop math. In a biblical view, our brains are not just the product of random chance. Instead, the Bible says God made man in His image, capable of subduing the earth. Thus we’d be able to, in a limited way, observe and categorize the orderly workings of the universe using math.
The Bible makes sense out of the consistencies that make math and science possible.
Read many science books, and you’d get the idea that fossils and Carbon-14 dating prove that the earth is millions of years old. In reality, fossils don’t prove anything. They are simply dead bones that we attempt to understand through our belief system.
Take a look at the article on worldwide flood evidence and on the one on Carbon-14 dating below (both on AnswersinGenesis.org) for information on how these actually make complete sense in a biblical worldview and a young universe–how, in fact, the biblical flood explains perfectly what we find in the fossil record.
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