GeoScriptures — Genesis 3:17-18 — Thorns, thistles, cats, dogs, and hyperliteralism

And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles …

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GeoScriptures — Genesis 7:19 — “All the earth” doesn’t always mean “all the earth”

And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. -- Genesis 7:19 (ESV) Many Christians point to the universal nature of some verses in the account of Noah's flood in Genesis 6-9 to prove that the flood must have been global in extent. For …

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GeoScriptures — Genesis 2:16-17 — The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the fruit of sin

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” -- Genesis 2:16-17 (NIV 1984) According to Genesis, God created Adam and Eve and placed them …

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GeoScriptures — Hebrews 11:1 — Christian faith is not blind faith

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. -- Hebrews 11:1 (NIV 1984) A couple weeks ago, I was on a flight that landed in dense fog in Salt Lake City. I had a window seat, and the first thing I could see on the …

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GeoScriptures – Psalm 77:16-18 – Deadly beauty and the glory of God

The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed. The clouds poured down water, the skies resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth. Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. --Psalm 77:16-18 (NIV 1984) …

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GeoScriptures — Genesis 1:1 — “In the beginning God” vs Carl Sagan

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. -- Genesis 1:1 (ESV) "The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be." -- Carl Sagan, from Cosmos. Which of these two quotes is a scientific statement, and which is a religious statement? The initial reaction most people---including Christians--- have had …

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GeoScriptures — John 1:1,14 — God in a dot

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. -- John 1:1,14 (NIV 1984) Perhaps one of the most extraordinary claims of the Christian faith is not that God created the universe (many philosophers believe there must be …

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