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Mark Tier

The Science of the Bible: The Creation

God created light on the first day – but he doesn’t get around to creating any source of light until the fourth day. And there’s…

The Words of God You’ll NEVER Hear in Church or Sunday School

Have you read the Bible from cover to cover? From Genesis to Revelation? It would seem that few of us have.

The Pagan Origins of the Virgin Birth

By the time the second Gospel, Matthew, was written the idea of Jesus’ Virgin Birth had crept into Christianity.

The Many Stories of Creation

For the original inhabitants of Japan the world was just a mixture of mud and water until the Creator sent a bird to make earth.

Would You Let Your 9-Year-Old Daughter Read the Bible?

Do you want your sons and daughters to read about cannibalism, the sacrifice of children, and slavery?

Massacres From the Bible

Numbers 21:6: “And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.”

The Science of the Bible: The Ark

One other thing: Genesis 7:4 tells us that God gave Noah just seven days’ notice of the coming flood.

Jesus: A Pagan God?

Christian doctrines like the virgin birth were common in many of the religions that pre-dated the time of Jesus.

The Science of the Bible

Pope Clement VI: The Black Death (the plague) is a "pestilence with which God is afflicting the Christian people".

The Science of the Bible: The Story of Jonah

What kind of fish, if any, could swallow a man whole? and, if there is such a fish, could a man live in its stomach…