Frequently Asked Creation Questions

A note about the FACQs:

The following questions are often asked by skeptics and church members alike.  It is important for those of the Christian faith to have a firm understanding of what they believe and why they believe it (1 Peter 3:15).  Many questions have been answered on this page and there are more to come. This is not an exhaustive list nor does it include long, detailed explanations. The goal of this page is to provide short and simple answers to frequently asked questions.  Pictures and links will be provided on some of them.  The majority of information has come from the following resources: Answers in Genesis (which employs doctoral level scientists/researchers), Got Questions, and Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (operated by a Master’s of Divinity theologian/apologist.  The majority of the pictures are produced by Answers in Genesis, and they are cited accordingly.  All other pictures are from the Internet.  It is recommended that you visit these websites where you will find much more information.  Some may scoff at these resources and ignore them because they are “Christian,” but this would be committing the genetic fallacy.  Support them financially if you feel that you have benefited from them.  Please also see the Resources Page for more references.

Questions about Worldview

What is a worldview?

What are apologetics?

Does the Bible predict a time when people will turn away from truth and instead believe in myths?

What was significant about the Age of Enlightenment?

Why is it important to begin with Genesis?

What is causing the youth to leave their faith? 

Questions about the Bible

What is an overview of the Bible?

How were the 66 books of the Bible chosen?

Where and when was the Bible written and which languages was it written in?

What types of people were used to write the Bible?

What was the Bible originally written on?

Who were the Masoretic Scribes?

Who were some of the Bible translators?

What is the Apocrypha?

How has archaeology helped the Bible?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

How many copies of the New Testament are in existence today?

How can we defend the Bible from secular attacks?

Does the Bible contain contradictions?

Has the Bible been copied so many times that it has lost its true meaning?

Can you Trust the Bible?

What was the significance of the printing press? 

Questions about Science

What is the difference between operational and historical science?

Who was Charles Darwin?

What is the difference between Evolution and the Theory of Evolution?

How is the Theory of Evolution different from Creation?

What is the difference between micro-evolution and macro-evolution?

What is the difference between Natural Selection and Mutations?

Are super viruses evidence of evolution?

How are fossils formed?

What is a transitional fossil?

What is a living fossil?

What caused the formation of the fossil record?

What is Uniformitarianism?

What is evidence?

Does the evidence point to Evolution or Creation?

How has the Theory of Evolution affected society?

Who was Ota Benga?

What is the Big Bang Theory?

What were the findings from the fruit fly experiments?

What is the problem with poodles?

Do Peppered Moths prove evolution?

Are chimps and humans really related?

What was the Scopes Trial and why was it significant? 

Questions about the Age of the Earth

What is radiometric dating?

What is Carbon-14?

Has radiometric dating always been accurate?

What are the assumptions used with radiometric dating?

What is an example of the three radiometric dating assumptions?

Where did the idea of an old Earth come from?

What is the geologic column?

How old is the Earth according to evolutionists?

How is 2 Peter 3:8 used to defend an old Earth?

How old is the Earth according to the Bible?

What are some evidences for a young Earth?

Why are all of the genealogies listed in the Bible?

What are the problems with believing in millions of years?

 

Questions about Genesis

Why is Genesis so important?

What was created on each day of the creation week?

What did God mean by “very good?”

What was the Fall of Man?

What was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

Did Adam and Eve have any children before they sinned?

Who was Cain’s wife?

Are all people related?

Why were Adam and Eve banned from the Garden?

How did Adam and Eve know what sin was?

Do the names of the patriarchs in Genesis have a meaning?

How were people able to live for hundreds of years before the Flood?

How did Adam name all the animals?

Why do we suffer?

What is theistic evolution?

What is progressive creationism?

What is the Gap Theory?

What was the Hebrew word used for “day” in Genesis Chapter 1?

How long were the days in Genesis?

How could there be days in Genesis when the sun was not created until the fourth day?

What does the word “replenish” mean in Genesis?

Are Genesis Chapters 1 & 2 contradictory?

How was Adam cursed after the Fall?

How was Eve cursed after the Fall?

What is the Genesis “kind”? 

Questions about Noah’s Ark

Why did God flood the Earth?

What did Noah’s Ark look like?

What is a cubit?

How did Noah fit all of the animals on the ark?

What is significant about the pitch that Noah used to cover the ark?

Was the flood global or local?

Is there evidence for a global flood?

Where did the flood waters come from?

Where did the flood waters go?

How did freshwater fish survive the flood?

Why are there so many flood legends?

Was the Genesis Flood copied from the Babylonia Epic of Gilgamesh?

What is the canopy theory?

Was there ever an Ice Age?

Will Noah’s Ark ever be found?

Does the Bible predict that people will ignore the flood?

What is the significance of the Mount St. Helens eruption?

How was the Grand Canyon formed? 

Questions about the Tower of Babel

Why did God cause the people to scatter?

Where was the Tower of Babel located?

What did the Tower look like?

When did the dispersal happen?

How many languages are there today?

Where did all of the different people groups come from?

Did God allow inbreeding/incest?

Does the Bible mention different races of humans?

What “color” of skin did Adam and Eve have?

Are people’s skin color Black, Brown, and White?

How can a Punnett Square be used to explain basic genetics?

How can we understand genetics from dogs?

Is there such a thing as inter-racial marriage?

What is racism and prejudice and how has evolution promoted these ideas?

How did people come to America from the Middle East? 

Questions about Dinosaurs

How many kinds of dinosaurs were there?

Did dinosaurs exist with man?

Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?

Why is the word “dinosaur” not found in the Bible?

Did dinosaurs used to be vegetarian?

Were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark?

How can dinosaurs be used to spread the Gospel message?

Why did dinosaurs go extinct?

Was soft tissue found in a Dinosaur Fossil?

Did cavemen ever exist?

What are some examples of ancient technology? 

Questions about Jesus

What is Federal Headship?

Why is Jesus called the “Last Adam”?

How is the Fall of Man symbolic to what Jesus did on the cross?

How many prophecies did Jesus fulfill?

Is Jesus prophesied in the Old Testament?

How is Noah’s Ark symbolic of Jesus?

How is the Created World different from the New Heavens and New Earth?

What can I do to be saved?

 

Other Bible Questions

Did God Condone Slavery?

Did God Condone Rape?

Does God Hate Women?

How Can I Know God is Real?

Can You be Gay and Christian?

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