Genesis1:1 In the beginning, GOD created the heavens and the earth John 1:3-4 All things were made through HIM and without HIM, nothing was made that was made. In HIM was life and the life was the light of men. Job 41:11 Everything under heaven is Mine
For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions or principalities, or powers:
all things were created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things and by Him all things consist.
We are all prejudiced to some degree, meaning: we have a preconceived idea about basically everything. This affects the way in which we interpret evidence, much the same as viewing a white piece of paper through tinted lenses. The evolutionary tale of the big bang teaches that everything came about from nothing where nothing exploded and everything was formed.
“The laws of nature tell us that nothing caused the big bang” [Proff Stephen Hawking - http://creation.com/curiosity-did-god-create-the-universe)]
"Nobody knows how a mixture of lifeless chemicals spontaneously organised itself into the first living cell” [New Scientist Magazine 179(32), 2003]
In other words, chaos became cosmos, all by itself and particles changed into planets, palm trees, pepper moths and professors, with absolutely no supernatural Godly input. Not only is it unbelievable, you will learn how it is absolutely impossible according to the first and second law of thermodynamics.
Hebrews 11:3 (NLT)
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, So that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
If there really was a big bang explosion, how did all the chaos become organised by itself? Could the millions of parts that make up a Boeing 747 assemble itself into a fully-functioning aircraft – even if you waited for billions of years? Why then do we simply accept that all the matter and energy required, organised itself into stars, galaxies and planets functioning in such exquisite order? Where there is design, there is ALWAYS a DESIGNER. Is there any way evolution can be reconciled with the Bible? NO!! Even the order of the evolutionary hypothesis is in direct contrast with what is revealed in God’s Word. Learn why the day-age and gap theories make no sense at all. How do we accommodate the idea of dinosaurs apparently going extinct 65 millions of years ago, yet, death was the result of the sin of man, only 6 000 years ago? It is very clear from God’s Word that there was no death before sin. It is often said that there is a conflict between science and the Bible. But what if the solid, scientific research and evidence actually supports what the Bible says?
"It is absurd for the evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into anything." [G. K. Chesterton]
To understand the impossibility of evolution through natural selection or mutations, you need to understand something about genes. Changes over time within kinds do occur, yet this is NOT ‘evolution’, but adaption brought about by natural selection. Evolution requires the change of one kind of organism into another kind; the gradual change from less complex to more complex; and thus the change from genetically less complex to genetically more complex (i.e. the fish-to-philosopher kind of change). The two main 'engines' through which this supposedly happens is natural selection and mutations. However, this ‘kind‘ of evolution has NEVER, ever been observed – not even in the fossil record! http://creation.com/the-evolution-trains-a-comin. The ‘goo-to-you-via-the-zoo’ evolution requires the generation of vast amounts of NEW genetic information to be added to the already existing (created) information. Although evolutionists have you believing that this is occurring all around you, it simply has never, ever been observed. Natural selection, by definition can only select from already existent information (thereby decreasing the original amount of information), while mutations are basically copying mistakes – mostly lethal and often deadly. Even in extreme cases where the mutation would seemingly be advantageous to the organism (i.e. flightless beetles http://creation.com/beetle-bloopers or antibiotic-resistant bacteria http://creation.com/images/pdfs/tj/j8_1/j8_1_5-6.pdf, it still resulted in a LOSS of genetic information = devolution. If these two main ‘engines’ don’t work, how could evolution ever have taken place? The ‘original (created) kind’ is not the same as todays ‘species’, but equivalent to the family level of classification which was created with an enormous amount of genetic diversity http://creation.com/variation-information-and-the-created-kind. This diversity is more than enough to account for all the variation in ‘species’ today. Genetics clearly prove that one kind can never change into another kind. Each kind has its own, special pre-programmed DNA recipe.
“An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.” "Every time I write a paper on the origin of life, I swear I will never write another one, because there is too much speculation running after too few facts…" – [Francis Crick, Panspermia – www.creationdefence.org/68.htm March, 2003.]
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
It’s all about time http://creation.com/its-about-time-radiohaloes. Secular science teaches that the earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old but according to the Biblical timeline, earth is only around 6 000 years old. Clearly there is a huge difference between the two. So we may ask: Is there any evidence available on planet Earth to indicate which of these two ‘ages’ are closest to the truth? Over the last 50+ years, a huge amount of scientific information has become available that simply don’t add up to an old age. In this chapter you will learn about the very diligent scientific studies of an American nuclear physicist, Dr Robert Gentry. He used to be a theistic evolutionist (people who attempt to reconcile the Bible with billions of years), but while conducting his own research, was confronted by the serious shortcomings of his old-earth-view. Dr Gentry opened the door to a discovery that to this day, still has scientists buzzing. This discovery was that the masses of granite beneath us – forming the foundation of all the continents – is absolutely littered with billions upon billions of little marks called radiohalos http://www.halos.com/book/index.htm. What made everyone very excited, was the discovery of Polonium-218 (218 Po) – a radioactive element with a very short half-life of only 3.5 minutes. The halos that were formed through the radioactive decay of polonium-218 can only form within a solid, crystalline structure. This means that granite was either formed VERY rapidly, or it was created as a solid material from the beginning (in other words it did not solidify and cool down gradually). His research was further investigated by the RATE scientists (Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth) who are also creation scientists. Of course no one was there when God created everything, which is why there are many debates regarding the formation of this element. The time creation scientists are speculating over for the formation of granite ranges from only 3.5 minutes to a maximum of 10 days! The presence of radiohalos and specifically 218Po provides clear evidence that the so-called billions of years according to secular science, is totally unrealistic. On the contrary, it clearly confirms the Handiwork of an Almighty God. This chapter will introduce you to radiometric dating, with more details following in Chapter 8.
“There is a little-known irony in the controversy between creationists and evolutionists about the age of the world. The majority of scientists—the evolutionists—rely on a minority of the relevant data. Yet a minority of scientists—the creationists—use the majority of the relevant data. Adding to the irony is the public’s wrong impression that it is the other way around.Therefore, many ask: ‘If the evidence is so strongly for a young earth, why do most scientists believe otherwise?’ The answer is simple: Most scientists believe the earth is old because they believe most other scientists believe the earth is old!” [Russell Humphreys quoted from http://creation.com/why-most-scientists-believe-the-world-is-old]
The Catastrophic Flood. How to make sense of the geologic column in a young earth and what about Pangaea?
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the windows of heaven were opened
And then we get to the very interesting catastrophic Flood model where you will learn how to make sense of the geologic column in a young-earth-view. The world-wide Genesis Flood is not only mentioned in the Bible, but there are at least 500 worldwide legends of which the details are remarkably similar to that described in the Word http://creation.com/many-flood-legends. Approximately 4 500 years ago, a massive catastrophe – the Genesis Flood, covered the whole earth. The conditions surrounding the Flood were so violent and dramatic that the effects and evidence thereof can still be clearly seen today, especially in the worldwide sedimentary layers. You will learn about the formation of mountains and valleys, the effect of thousands upon thousands of volcanic eruptions http://blog.conservation.org/2011/03/seamount-expedition-sets-out-in-raja-ampat-indonesia/, the onset of the Ice Age, as well as mammoths, glaciers and the rapid formation of ice-caps. We will also take a quick look at the catastrophic plate tectonics model (Batten, D. & Walker T. 2008. What about Continental Drift? CMI), and the hydroplate theory. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKO-vTwYCo8 The Biblical Flood really happened. Evidence of this catastrophic event is still visible all over the world as a silent reminder of the serious effects of sin. God created the earth out of and through water. The very same water flooded the earth at the time of the Flood because of sin. Not only did everything die that was outside of the Ark, but the appearance of Earth was totally re-arranged. This is especially evident in valleys, lakes in high places, folded mountains, thousands of extinct volcanoes under the sea (seamounts) and the effect of glaciers.
Folded Mountains, Montagu Western-Cape, South Africa (left) and Fish River Canyon, Namibia (right)
How big was the Ark? Can it really be true that all the land animals and people today came from the Ark? The fossils themselves testify to the Flood!
But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; And the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know, That the hand of the Lord has done this, In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
Here we will deal with the size and logistics of the Ark as researched by Dr Woodmorappe http://zastore.creation.com/catalog/noahrsquos-feasibility-study-p-241.html. Also look at the article on www.creation.com called ‘Refuting Noah’s ark critics’. Details are given on the number of animals of the original Biblical kind that were on the Ark to account for the huge variety of land-dwelling, air-breathing ‘species’ we have today. The current human population growth rate is 1.7% per year. If we take a low growth rate of 0.47% per year, it would only take 4 000 to 5 000 years to reach the current population of the world. The Flood took place around 4 500 years ago. Commencing with eight people at Ararat, this population of eight would only have had to double (exponential growth) 30 times (every 150 years) to reach the current (2013) population of 8.6 billion people! (Refer to the above article ‘Refuting Noah’s ark critics’). What about all the different races? Well, you will have to read the chapter. And then we look at an example of an ark that was built by Johan Huibers from Holland. He first built a half-size and then a full-sized ark. His motto is simply this: “God does not ask whether you are able for the job, only if you are available”. Have a look at their website on www.arkvannoach.com. Were there dinosaurs on board and how did only eight people look after all those animals? Again – read the chapter. The fossils testify to the Flood and to the fact that they were buried rapidly. Google this fascinating fossil: ‘Ichthyosaur fossil giving birth’ and read the following article: www.creation.com/buried-birth. More revealing fossils are to be seen of a fish swallowing a fish www.creation.com/frozen-feeding as well as giant (3.5m) fossilised oysters discovered on the 4 000m high Andes Mountains! How did they get up there? If fact, all around the world, marine fossils have been discovered in the strata of high mountains. This clearly proves that the highest mountains were once ocean floor before being pushed up while the valleys sank down as described in Psalms 104. When an oyster dies, the shell opens up. However, all the shells of these fossilised oysters were closed, indicating that they were covered rapidly and buried alive! Further evidence of the Flood includes polystrate trees buried in layers of rock that are supposed to differ by millions of years http://creation.com/polystrate-fossils-evidence-for-a-young-earth. Also look at the age of the oldest living organism, a giant sequoia tree, dated at around 4 500 years http://creation.com/patriarchs-of-the-forest. If trees can grow that old, why don’t we find any trees older than 4 500 years? It is interesting to note that this is the time when the Flood took place.
“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.” [Isaac Newton]
There is very interesting biological evidence for a young earth. This includes DNA in organisms that are supposed to be 425 million years old. Yet, the DNA of any dead organism can last, at most, 10 000 years – http://creation.com/dna-dating-positive-evidence-that-the-fossils-are-young. Furthermore, blood cells, blood vessels and proteins have been discovered in dinosaur bones (Tyrannosaurus rex) that are supposed to be 65 million years old! http://creation.com/sensational-dinosaur-blood-report. Moreover, this sensational discovery was made by the evolutionist, Dr Mary Schweitzer and her team and caused quite a stir in their laboratory since it makes absolutely no sense in an old-world hypothesis.
It was exactly like looking at a slice of modern bone. But of course, I couldn’t believe it. I said to the lab technician: “The bones are, after all, 65 million years old. How could blood cells survive that long? [The evolutionist, Mary Schweitzer after her discovery of red blood cells in T.rex bones]
Several other problems with an old-earth idea are also discussed including the amount of mud on the sea-floor, the rate of erosion, earth’s magnetic field, stalactites, stalagmites, lime-formations and coral reefs and the fast rate of petrification.
It is time to settle the matter of time – once and for all! Nothing has been so effective in destroying the truth of God’s Word and people's faith in Christ as the so-called scientific evidence for an old earth and universe. This evidence is based on radiometric dating – the method evolutionists have used most successfully in convincing an uninformed public. With an injection of a thumb-sucked 15 billion years, the greatest wonder attesting to the majesty of our Creator God is reduced to a ‘natural phenomenon’ where God is not even required. Well, a frog that changes into a prince – we call that a fairy tale. Now just add a few million years, and we call it evolution – the ‘pioneering work of sciences!’ Although long ages don’t prove evolution, the idea of long ages is crucial in keeping their vague idea as vague and as impossible to prove as it is. Most people believe in an old age (earth and universe) because the idea is constantly repeated and strongly supported by television and the general media. One gets the impression that the ‘world’ has a particular aversion to the Biblical Creation. However, did you know that there is NO scientific method available to accurately prove the age of the earth or the universe? http://zastore.creation.com/catalog/what-about-carbon-dating-bklt-p-33.html.
The idea of billions of years is based on an evolutionary, pre-conceived assumption called uniformitarianism, which is basically atheism masked as science. This idea supposes that the rate of various processes, such as the rate of erosion and radioactive decay for example, is said to be as constant today as it was in the past. It denies the occurrence of any supernatural acts of God, such as the Flood and the Seven-Day-Creation. Without this pre-supposition, their ideas are imaginary at best. There are huge problems with radiometric dating methods, the least of which is the fact that they all differ w.r.t. the age of a specific subject. In this chapter you will learn about Carbon-14 (14C) dating and how it loudly, surprisingly and undeniably confirms a young age, yet NEVER millions of years! This includes the dating of mammoths, dinosaurs and diamonds. The RATE scientist’s research on 14C in diamonds is the first ever in scientific literature. The fact that 14C with its short half-life is still present in diamonds, supplies devastating, sparkling and irrefutable evidence AGAINST long ages and an old earth – http://www.icr.org/article/114/. RATE also investigated the various radio-isotope dating methods with the objective of clearing up the misconceptions around the chronology of earth’s history. Their research is of the highest standard and involved far more than simply disproving evolution. From their results it becomes abundantly clear, that the fossil record was formed during the Flood, only a few thousand years ago. Their results further prove that evolution as an explanation for the origin of living organisms can no longer be defended on a meaningful and rational basis.
“If a C14 date supports our theories, we put it in the main text. If it does not entirely contradict them, we put it in a footnote. And if it is completely ‘out of date’, we just drop it.” [Proff. Brew presented the general attitude of archeologists regarding carbon-14 dating during a symposium in 1970 on the ‘pre’ history of the Nile Valley.]
Who’s who in the zoo?? Where do the Neanderthals, ‘Mrs’ Ples, Lucy and all the rest fit it?
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them
“No clever organisation of rotten eggs could ever make a good omelette” [C.S. Lewis]
This is the ‘who’s-who-in-the-zoo’ chapter. Get ready for another trip through a dark jungle filled with deception which eventually opens up unto a bright, open golden grassland of truth. We’ll investigate the so-called 'human evolution' and missing links in our own court case since you will definitely be confronted with this at school. You will be the judge. We’ll look at the wonders of your body, how you differ from apes and certainly laugh a lot. We will also look at the Stone Age and ‘cave-men’ as well as some ancient cultures. In the end, you will realise that human evolution is just another fairy tale. Unfortunately in this case, it is believed by most adults as well. Colin Patterson, the senior palaeontologist of the British Museum of Natural History spent a life-time analysing fossils. He wrote the following:
“Evolution is positively anti-knowledge. All my life I had been duped into taking evolution as revealed truth” [Colin Patterson, senior paleontologist of the British Museum of Natural History]
While the evolutionist, Stephen J Gould wrote the following:
My attempts to demonstrate evolution by an experiment carried on for more than 40 years have completely failed. ... The fossil material is now so complete that it has been possible to construct new classes, and the lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real, they will never be filled (The wellknown evolutionist, Prof. N. Heribert Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden quoted in: 'The Earth Before Man', p 51 – Emphasis mine.) [Evolutionist, Prof Stephen, J. Gould]
Many people (including myself) have wondered if dinosaurs ever, really existed; especially because evolutionists use them so often as a marketing tool. But did you read the title of this chapter? Extinction is NOT evolution. Yes – dinosaurs really did exist. There are strong indications of people actually living with them and how some may still be alive today. You will learn how God Himself describes two dinosaurs in great detail in the book of Job. How many dinosaurs do you think could have fit into the Ark and why did they go extinct? We will have a closer look at the very interesting bombardier beetle! This little beetle messes with all of the evolutionary ideas. http://creation.com/the-amazing-bombardier-beetle. Also look at this great video clip! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKM9yoQ3Wug. Lastly we’ll look at yet more dinosaur-sized challenges for the evolutionists.
Lift your eyes on high, and see Who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number, He calls them all by name..
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being...This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion He is wont to be called ‘Lord God’ or ‘Universal Ruler’... The Supreme God is a Being eternal, infinite, absolutely perfect... ” [Isaac Newton, 'The Principia' : Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy]
Did the universe make itself (naturally) or did God create it? Does the universe have a centre and an edge and is there anything special regarding the position of the Milky Way Galaxy? These things the evolutionist certainly doesn’t want to accept. By using Hubble’s law, the creation scientist, Dr Russ Humphreys discovered how most of the visible matter in the universe is organised into galaxies that are grouped into concentric spherical shells (like the layers of an onion) around a central point. This central point is located very close to our own Milky Way Galaxy otherwise we would not have been able to see these concentric shell layers. In fact, our position is so unique that it is impossible to explain it as a result of chance – that chance being one out of a trillion! http://creation.com/our-galaxy-is-the-centre-of-the-universe-quantized-redshifts-show. For this reason, a ‘centre’ is totally unacceptable to someone who does not want to believe in God, because it so clearly points to the Creator. A good book to read on this subject is Dr Humphreys’: http://zastore.creation.com/catalog/starlight-time-p-141.html. We’ll also have a look at solar eclipses, supernovas, comets and the recession of the moon which again provides evidence of a young universe. Finally we will look at creation models regarding the origin of the universe – specifically Dr Humphreys’ White Hole Cosmology theory to solve the millions of light years ‘problem’ and end off by looking at a few more problems with the big bang hypothesis.
”Cosmology may look like a science, but it isn’t a science” according to James Gunn of Princeton University. “A basic tenet of science is that you can do repeatable experiments, and you can’t do that in cosmology.” [Cho, A. 2007. A singular conundrum: How odd is our universe? Science 318:1848-1850]
Psalms 119: 89, 130
Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven. The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple
Shaune Doyle wrote: ‘The capacity that humans have for willing ignorance is astounding at times. It amounts to saying: “If it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck and feels like a duck, it’s clearly a rock.”’ – [Carl Zimmer quoted by Doyle http://creation.com/where-are-the-emperors-clothes]
From the immense, incomprehensible size of the universe, to the particles even smaller than atoms in the field of quantum physics, we find – design and where there is design, there is always a Designer. What is it about the concept of ‘life’ that is so completely opposite to something that is ‘dead’? Where do living cells come from? Do they just float around in space? It cannot, can it? A cell cannot survive on its own, outside of a living organism. With all the information currently available to us, it seems clear that life ONLY exists on our special planet earth; and thát ‘life’ is very complex! There is not a computer in the world that is able to build a living cell. No one can. Only a cell can build another cell, in other words: All cells come from other cells (Omni cellulis e cellulis). So, ..... WHERE did the first cell come from and WHO made that cell? When you look at a car, you marvel at its design and know that a designer – who is more intelligent than the car itself - designed it. However, when we look at the design in all the complex living organisms around us, and also in non-living matter, why would we even consider the possibility that there is no Designer? Could God be that almighty, incomprehensibly intelligent Designer? With my feet firmly rooted in the Word of God and confirmed by all the various scientific disciplines, I am left with NO other choice. Get ready for another few laughs in this last chapter as we look at irreducible complexity, homology and Ernst Haeckel’s lies. We’ll also do a last search for our ‘evolutionary great, great grandpa’. Furthermore we’ll look at convergent evolution, eyes, tonsils, appendix, coccyx and investigate the 'evolution' of the wing! We will conclude with a summary of the most important evidences against evolution as well as a list of famous creation scientists who made ground-breaking contributions to science including Pasteur, Newton, Kelvin, Mendel and Da Vinci etc.
It is absurd for the evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into anything. - G. K. Chesterton
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.
For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist, says the Lord
Johan von Goethe was quoted in Asimov’s ‘Book of Science and Nature Quotations’, pp 257
“Science has been seriously retarded by the study of what is not worth knowing”
That about sums it up – considering how much time we have to spend on evolutionary ideas to reveal their error. Thank you for taking the time to read all of this. I hope you will make it a priority to undertake the complete journey of discovery and revelation with me. But mostly I pray, that this revelation will bring you ever closer to your Creator; that you will marvel at His power and glory and magnificence. The Christian faith is a logical faith with evidence of wondrous events as well as in fulfilled prophecies. In contrast, evolution is blind faith because no one has ever seen something coming out of nothing, non-living particles changing into living matter and eventually moral, right-thinking living beings. Of course God could have created the universe in an instant, but He chose to do it in six days to illustrate how we should organise our days of work to rest on the Seventh Day. That those seven days were literal days, is very clear from the Word where the creation days are linked to the Sabbath command in Exodus 20:8-11. It seems quite clear to me that if it is mythology and stories you are looking for, you will not find it in the Bible, but on channels like National Geographic, Discovery and Time Magazine. You will probably also find it in your primary and high-school textbooks. In all truthfulness, evolution is but another fairy-tale for adults.
“Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown-ups.” Prof. Louis Bounoure as quoted in ‘The Advocate’, page 17, 8 March 1984]
“Scientists who go about teaching that evolution is a fact of life are great con-men, and the story they are telling may be the greatest hoax ever. In explaining evolution, we do not have one iota of fact." [Dr. T. N. Tahmisian – Atomic Energy Commission, USA in ‘The Fresno Bee’, August 20, 1959. As quoted by N. J. Mitchell, 'Evolution and the Emperor's New Clothes', Roydon Publications, UK, 1983, title page.] [Emphasis mine]
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary, His understanding is unsearchable.