TWO QUESTIONS ABOUT CREATION. Young Earth (YEC) vs. Old Earth Creation (OEC): Did God lie in “YEC” because newly created things look old, and they are NOT? Does “OEC” conflict with Scripture?

I was recently confronted by an “Old Earth Creation” (OEC) Christian with the challenge: “I don’t believe in a Young Earth, because God lied in Genesis since newly created things look old, and they are NOT!

I responded.  “You made a false assumption in your objection to “Young Earth Creation” (YEC).  God is not deceptive, but God is outside of time. You assumed the age of anything can be determined from its present state, which is called Uniformitarianism. This is NOT true. When God creates, the item appears older than it is because of that false assumption. For example, when Adam was one second old, how old did he appear 18, 20?  When God created the fruit trees, they were ready to bear fruit. That takes YEARS from the seed. When Jesus changed the water into wine, it was splendid wine. The only way we can get good wine is to age it. Uniformitarianism is a false assumption!   When God creates, the objects have an appearance of age.  That’s not deceptive.  You have been led astray because you made that false assumption.”

Then I said: “Also OEC is inconsistent with theology taught by Scripture.”  He disagreed.  So, I continued: “The OEC position directly violates God’s word at least twice. These conflicts are real and not an interpretation of the meaning of the words of Scripture. These two are:

First, Death in Creation before Adam sins in Genesis 3 and

 Second, an imperfect Creation before the end of Day Six.

Both are violations of the nature and character of God as He revealed Himself in Scripture.  There are other indirect Biblical reasons, but they are not as compelling as these two. For example: why did God give us the genealogies in Genesis 5 and 11 and Luke and Matthew if dating isn’t important?”

A Caveat.  I don’t believe that Christians that hold the OEC position are not saved, but that that belief is inconsistent with what the Bible teaches. Believers understanding of God is imperfect because we are sinners. I implore those accept OEC to be receptive to the teaching of God’s Word. Remember, in my journey I was first an Atheistic Evolutionist, and then a Theistic Evolutionist, then I considered gap, day-age, long days, etc. and finally arrived at the “Young Earth” position three years after my conversion. It took an extended study of both Scripture and science to become a YEC.  I went through a process of Evolution in my life, from Atheistic Evolutionist to Young Earth Creationist! He left promising to consider what I said.  I pray he does.

This blog is based on questions 62 and 69 in my book “ANSWERS for “The Hope That Is In You.” that has answers to more than 100 questions Christians are frequently asked.  Are you afraid of those hard questions your friends and family member ask that you can’t answer?  Here is a reference you can carry to answer those “hard” questions. http://yourchristiananswers.com

Charlie is the author of three books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

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Why should I consider believing Bible Creation instead of Atheist Evolution?

I recently attended lectures at the Carlisle library titled: “Science & Religion: Lessons from History for the 21st Century” taught by a Shippensburg College professor who is a firmly committed Evolutionist.  He made presentations of the historical context of Evolution vs. Creation and explained how Evolution works.

Some opponents of Biblical Creation portray it opposed to science.  Creationists are not opposed to science, but believe it is not reliable to predict past events because it is interpretative nature.  All so-called scientific theories are not the same.  Of these four: 1) Evolution, 2) Einstein’s Relativity, 3) Atomic Theory, and 4) Quantum Theory, only Evolution cannot be directly investigated in the present. Evolution hypothesizes past events that cannot be observed today because we live in the present This limitation of science, requires testing and verification by repeated experiment eliminates “Molecules to Man Evolution” as a scientific theory.  It should be called philosophy or a model of the past NOT science.  Even if evolutionary scientists proved macroevolution in a laboratory, which they haven’t, it only shows what’s possible NOT what happened.  We don’t have the past; we can’t prove the past with certainty, it’s gone.  Therefore, reconstruction of history is a non-scientific exercise. However, it’s done every day in courtrooms all over the US.  We use scientific data to reconstruct the crime, but the past is NOT PROVEN only hypothesized.  When evidence is weak or contradictory, we get a jury that can’t reach a verdict of guilt or innocence.  Two groups of jurors look at the SAME evidence and came to opposite conclusions.  This problem of “same evidence, different conclusions”  is the nature of the origins debate.  Different people with different presuppositions look at the same evidence and come to opposite conclusions.  People may believe in either one, but because Atheists cannot accept God, they MUST believe in Evolution.  Some will avoid the Abiogenesis problem by starting with Panspermia; life brought here by Aliens or a meteor.

The Creation model seems very alien to most people educated in US school systems since public schools only teach Evolution. I once felt that way too. After becoming a Christian in 1977, I confronted a dilemma. All my science education taught me Evolution was a fact. As I read Genesis, it was apparent that the Lord created the world in six days a short time ago. For the first time, I studied the ‘other’ side by authors like Henry Morris, Duane Gish, John Whitcomb, Ken Ham, and Gary Parker. Previously I’d only been exposed to Creation taught as a caricature by those that didn’t believe it. In three years of study, I evolved from an Atheistic Evolutionist into a convinced “Young Earth Creationist.” I urge everyone who has been only taught Evolution to look seriously at the “other side.” If you don’t change your mind at least, you will have an understanding of Creation.  A good source to see the impossibility of Atheistic Evolution is my book: “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”

Charlie is the author of three books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Sugar creates many health problems, so, why did God create it?

For more than 35 years I have answered many questions commonly asked of Christians on my website, http://www.sixdaycreation.com. More than 100 answers are in my book: ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You. However, the issue addressed in this blog has not been tackled until now.

QUESTION: If God created food derived only from vegetation to be eaten before the flood, then why did God create sugar since it is so harmful to human health including diabetes, tooth decay, and heart disease?

On day six of the, Creation account God defines humankind’s food in Genesis 1:29-30.  And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.”

God instructs men and animals to eat food derived from vegetation, including what we classify as fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts.  Most of these foods contain some amount of sugar.  So, sugar was designed to be part of man’s diet, in small quantities as a portion of whole grain, fruit, etc.  Sugar is necessary for a living organism’s normal metabolism at a level of 5-10% of total consumption.  Therefore it is designed to be a MINOR ingredient in foods, NOT a primary one.

High levels of sugar in the diet is the primary cause of dental caries, tooth cavities, and diabetes and also contribute to heart disease. There are two main reasons why sugar has become disease-causing in modern man’s diet.  First, it is extracted, refined, and concentrated to an almost pure level.  Candy is NOT a good nutritional choice since it’s primary ingredient is refined sugar.  Second, we consume sugar many times than the more the level in natural foods.

In summary, sugar is designed by God to be a minor ingredient in natural foods, but modern man consumes it at much higher levels than needed by our bodies resulting in the many health problems.  It’s the abuse of sugar, not its use that’s the problem.  This damage results from the impact of our sinful rebellion against God.  We love to eat what tastes good, and we love sweet tastes, so we eat sugar in large quantities

Humankind’s fall into sin described in Genesis 3 ultimately causes our sugar problem.  Sin incurs the debt of disease, decay, and finally our death.  No human escapes death because every person’s sin debt MUST be paid to satisfy God’s justice.  But God, as Jesus, came to Earth as a substitute to pay men’s sin penalty.  Has your sin debt been paid or will you pay it yourself?  For more info email me at charlie@sixdaycreation.com or see my testimony in my book: “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer.”  or Charlie’s Lakeside testimony.  https://youtu.be/CCMXI_Czmcc or Charlie’s Testimony at Grace http://youtu.be/ktxK_XOpvo0

Charlie is the author of three books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene, at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.com or 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Biblical reasons for the Young Earth Creation Position!

As we begin a new year, I felt it appropriate that I start with two Biblical reasons why I take the “Young Earth Creation” (YEC) position. I do NOT take it because of science since science is an interpretation of evidence, and can change as new evidence appears. I use ONLY Biblical reasoning when someone asks about my “Young Earth” position. Science does, in fact, verify the young Earth, but that’s not the question I’ll answer here. The two Biblical reasons are:

1) The Bible is clear that death was a direct result of Adam’s sin, yet all the “old Earth” positions have death in the creation long before Adam’s sin because they accommodate the long ages REQUIRED for Evolution. Their proponents argue that the death that came by Adam was only spiritual death, however, then you have to explain how we can have a better place in the new Heaven and Earth than Adam had if animal death was present in Eden. Remember in the new creation (a restored Eden); “the lion will lie down with the lamb.”  All the animals will be herbivores. That could not happen in the “old Earth” world before Adam appeared because animals would have killed and eaten each other. God would have used death and struggle as a POSITIVE process to gain improvement in all the old Earth scenarios. Death then would be a creative process employed by God. That’s what Evolution and NOT what the Bible says about death. A God, who uses death as a creative force, is NOT the God of Scripture!!!

2) At the end of each day of creation, God says his creative process is good. At the end of the sixth day, Scripture states: “Then God saw everything that He hath made, and behold it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” Genesis 1:31 EVERYTHING was VERY GOOD. This expression implies a perfect Creation with no sin, death, rebellion, etc.  Most “old Earth” processes have the fall of Satan, death, sin, and all other kinds of imperfection present before the end of day six. That would imply that the clear statement of Scripture either wasn’t “everything that He had made” or it wasn’t “very good.” In the last chapter of Revelation, Jesus says: “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” No more death! Everything is “very good.” You can’t have any form of imperfection before the end of the sixth because its presence would be in direct conflict with the clear words of Scripture “everything was very good.”

How do you get an age of 6,000 years from the Bible?

The Bible gives a chronological account of history starting at the beginning. If you count back using the genealogies and from known history, you get a creation date of 4004 BC. Bishop Ussher calculated this from the genealogies in Genesis. So, the total age of the Universe is slightly more than 6000 years.

Charlie is the author of three books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.com or 336-337-4975 (call or text).

God’s Judgment in Noah’s Flood.

In the next several weeks we’ll be focusing on Noah’s Flood described in Genesis. Recently some Christian leaders are promoting the view that Noah’s Flood was a “local flood” in the Mesopotamian region of the Middle East. The Scripture is clear; Noah’s Flood was worldwide to fulfill God’s intention was to destroy all land-dwelling, air-breathing living creatures outside the Ark. Genesis 6:7-8. So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man, and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I’m sorry that I have made them.”  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

The actual results of His judgment are recorded in Genesis 7:11-23 In the six-hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark, 14 they and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature. 15 They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. 16 And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut him in.

17 The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. 20 The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. 21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all humankind. 22 Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. 23 He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark.”

Note how many times the word “all” is in this passage. There would be no reason to spend the significant effort to build the Ark if Noah could have fled to another region to escape the flood. The flood must be worldwide because God’s judgment on the Earth was complete. Anything less than worldwide would be incomplete and make God a liar. Also, God’s promise to never judge the world by water again would have been broken many times in local floods like Katrina, in New Orleans. Next week I’ll be on vacation. I’ll pick up on 7/28 with Noah’s Flood timeline.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. The third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

To get Charlie’s weekly blog go to http://charlieliebert.blog

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Geology demonstrates the Young Earth: Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons & Mt.St.Helens

How long ago were the Grand Tetons in Wyoming formed??

If you go to Grand Teton National Park, the rangers will tell you that those mountains rose to their present position over a period of 20 million years. Over this 20 million years there is supposed to be about 20,000 feet of mountains eroded (1,000 feet per million years). When you hike in the Teton’s passes, you see many broken rocks but little sand or fine material that would indicate extended periods of erosion. The plain at the foot of these peaks contain many beautiful lakes that show a lot of exposed rock and shallow soil layers. There is no sign of the vast amount of material that should be there after 20 million years of erosion. These mountains appear to be young, not old.

How was the Grand Canyon formed, the “missing rivers”??

When I visited the North Rim of Grand Canyon, I heard the Park Rangers tell a tall tale about how the canyon was formed. The problem that they face is; the rim of the canyon is over 1000 feet above the level of the Colorado River upstream in southern Utah. The river would have to run UPHILL to cut the canyon. To overcome this, they fabricated a series of rivers that no longer exist and disappeared without a trace. The ranger admitted that this explanation is hard to justify but is the best evolutionary geologists can do. The Creationist explanation is that a massive amount of water was trapped during Noah’s flood and was released in southern Utah. That flow cut the Grand Canyon in a very short amount of time, days or weeks. At the eruption of MT. St. Helens in 1980 we saw this same effect where a canyon 1/40th the size of Grand Canyon was eroded in less than 48 hours. The creation model is far more feasible than the missing rivers scenario.

How did the eruption of Mt. St. Helens show the viability of Creation?

The two results of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens that showed rapid process could look as if they took long periods of time were:

1) Deposition of hundreds of feet of strata in days that had very fine layers in them that most evolutionists would count as one year each for each layer, and

2) Rapid erosion of canyons that have an appearance of age but formed in days.

Next time you go to a national park look around and ask the rangers questions based on the young earth model. For example: “Was the Grand Canyon caused by a lot of water and a little time instead of a lot of time and a little water?” There are credible Creationist explanations for the geological features on the Earth that in many cases make more sense than the Evolutionary ones.

Different people, in good faith, can look at the same fact and interpret it differently. But that’s where an interesting conversation begins. Eric Schlosser
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_faith.html

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. The third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Creation’s Young Earth and an “Old Looking” Universe

There are at least three explanations that Creationists have used to explain how this Universe that looks millions or billions of years old can be only 6,000 years young: 1) Young Earth Cosmology, 2) Creation Fully Formed and 3) Decreasing Light Speed.

1) Young Earth Cosmology. The newest one developed by Dr. Russ Humphreys is the most satisfactory. He proposes using Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and changing the assumptions from the “Big Bang” model to derive a young universe. The foundation of “Big Bang” cosmology is Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. To get the equations of the theory to work for a Big Bang a series of assumptions (parameters) have to be accepted. These are; the Universe contains no boundaries, size is infinite, it has no edge, it has no center of mass, it has a uniform distribution of matter, and there is no net gravity effect. These assumptions are in direct contradiction to the observations we make in the Universe. For example, it is VERY lumpy and does NOT have a uniform distribution of mass. When you set the parameters in Einstein’s theory to conform to Humphries model you will get an expanding Universe that looks old but is young. This Young Earth Cosmology is described in the book “Starlight and Time” by Dr. Russ Humphries. The other two are decreasing the speed of light and Creation with an appearance of age.

2) Creation Fully Formed. A second explanation is that God made the creation fully functioning, and the light from long distances was put in place at the moment of creation. Everything is complete from the very start.

3) Decreasing Light Speed. Finally, the third is that when God created light on day one, the speed of light was almost infinite but has slowed to the current speed today. If this is true then using light speed to measure distance is not feasible.

Incidentally, 90% of the mass needed for the Big Bang model is missing. Astronomers call it cold, dark matter; can’t see it, can’t find it but it MUST be there if the Big Bang is real, incredible faith, but poor science.

4) Is Time Eternal?

God existed in eternity without space/matter/time. The first verse of Genesis indicates the first thing God did was start time. “In the beginning,” time starts first, and then God creates the physical Universe. In eternity, there was nothing but God. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity indicates time had a beginning. Time is NOT ETERNAL; it has a beginning and will have an end.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. The third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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