Bible doesn't speak about any bet, so why do you think so?
And by what is said in the Bible, the heart was hardened by asking freedom for the slaves and ending plagues. If God would not have done so, Jews would still be slaves, or the plagues would never have ended. Perhaps that is exactly what...
Well, that's not much incentive for to take conclusions very seriously, when they can be wrong and change when people get more knowledge. For me the problem is with the conclusions, not with the evidence.
This world with all unrighteousness and evil certainly feels something that could be called hell. But, Bible tells hell (=Gehenna) is a place where soul and body are destroyed.
Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy...
I understand it means in mind/"heart". Person can do things outwardly, without deeper meaning and understating, or person can do things "with heart", meaning person truly thinks what he is doing and his mind is in it.
That the plan is good, because the result will be good, doesn't necessary mean that crushing and grief are itself good or desired. If Jesus wearing a crown of thorns and nailed to a cross would be what God wants, it would be so even today.
Instincts are inborn complex patterns of behaviour that exist in most members of the species, and should be distinguished from reflexes, which are simple responses of an organism to a specific stimulus, such as the contraction of the pupil in response to bright light or the spasmodic movement of...
My point was to show that Bible has an idea that people could not know without God, in the ancient times.
It doesn't make the modern idea of continental drift correct, nor the theory of evolution. Those theories are correct, if they can be proven correct.
Ok, maybe this help to understand that there was one sea and one dry land area:
And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so.