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.

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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.

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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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Dinosaurs and Men were together in History!

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The two most common questions asked at my workshops and seminars are: “Where do the dinosaurs fit in the Biblical calendar?” and “Is there any evidence that men encountered dinosaurs?” Even many Christians are misled by this evolutionary propaganda that dinosaurs are extinct for 65 million years. Dinosaurs were created on day six with all the other land animals and lived at peace in Eden. All creatures ate fruits and vegetables. Not until some time after the fall and definitely after the flood do animals begin to kill and eat each other to survive. The dinosaurs survived well before the flood in the lush garden paradise, and they grew gigantic because reptiles continue to grow as long as food is available. The 100-year-old alligator is awesome!

We have fossils of other enormous creatures from the pre-flood world (dragonflies with a 3-foot wingspread, 12-inch cockroaches, 6-foot tall rabbits, giant sloth’s, etc.). When God told Noah about the coming flood, he told Noah to take two of each “kind” of land-dwelling, air-breathing animal on the ark, including each “kind” of dinosaurs. But weren’t they too big? Dinosaurs hatch from eggs, and the largest dinosaur eggs are about the size of a football. So even the giant T-Rex was once the size of a small dog soon after it hatched. Each “kind” would represent great variety. For example, a pair of dogs would serve the whole dog kind including wolves, coyotes, dingoes, etc. Not two Great Danes, two Poodles, two Daschund, two Timber Wolves, two Chihuahua, two whatever…

When Noah’s flood was over, the earth changed radically. The lush vegetation was gone, the climate was more severe and predatory behavior, animals killing other animals for food, became dominant. The dinosaurs became extinct because of these new conditions.

In the Bible Science Newsletter, a publication that ceased in the 1990s, there was an article documenting human contact with dinosaurs in 13th and 14th century Europe. Many civilizations have legends of “Dragons” that sound like dinosaurs. In the American west, the native peoples have a legend of a creature called the Thunderbird. Until the 1950’s most anthropologists studying Native Americans scoffed at this legend. There were even some reports of cowboys in the early 1800s seeing this creature. In the mid-1950’s fossils were found of a flying reptile, now named Quetzalcoatlus that could be the legendary Thunderbird.

There is an animal living in central Africa called Mokele Mbembe whose description, by the native peoples, sounds like a dinosaur. I asked an evolutionist recently: “If we found a living dinosaur, wouldn’t evolution be falsified?” He said: “Of course not we would just have another living fossil.” Evolutionists will never admit to their theory being in trouble because they have nowhere else to go. Living fossil, incidentally, is an oxymoron. Fossils are by definition stone pictures of dead creatures.

The dinosaurs were created at the same time as Adam, lived in the garden, many died in Noah’s flood, and those that came off the Ark became extinct quickly because of the post-flood weather conditions.

This blog is adapted from pages 85-86 in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.”   Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible?

MuseumHere are some references from the Bible, most of which, refer to dinosaurs. The word “Dinosaur” was not in use until 1841, so we won’t find it in the Bible because the King James Version was translated in 1611, 230 years before Sir Richard Owen created the word “dinosaur”. The word dragon(s), in the Bible, in many cases, refers to dinosaurs. Be careful, when you read “dragon” because it sometimes refers to Satan. Look at the context of the passage before you consider it as referring to dinosaurs.

References to Dragons (probably Dinosaurs)

Deuteronomy 32:33 their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

Job 30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

Psalms 44:19 Though thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

Psalms 74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Psalms 148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

Isaiah 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Isaiah 34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be a habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

Isaiah 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

Isaiah 43:20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit comes, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.

Jeremiah 14:6 And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail because there was no grass.

Jeremiah 49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.

Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for dragons, an astonishment, and a hissing, without an inhabitant.

Micah 1:8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

I’ve excluded all the references in Revelation since they refer to Satan.

This blog is from portions of Chapter 6 in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com

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AIG’s Ark Encounter opens in Williamstown, Kentucky July 7!

witness-history-02Because of my close relationship with Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis this week’s blog is devoted to Noah’s Ark and the Flood. The full sized Nosh’s Ark in the “ARK ENCOUNTER will open July 7 in Kentucky. https://arkencounter.com In the area? Also, visit the Creation Museum.   http://creationmuseum.org Both are part of Answers in Genesis. https://answersingenesis.org

We’ll start with the Flood’s chronology. The flood began in 2348 BC or 1656 years after creation. This dating is from “The Wall Chart of World History” published by Barnes and Noble (ISBN: 0-88029-239-3). Chronology of the Flood of Noah

Bible Verse          Events of the Flood Timetable                              Day

Genesis 7:14       Rainfall Begins                                                        Day 1

Genesis 7:12       Rain stops                                                                Day 40

Genesis 7:24       The waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

Genesis 8:3         Water level begins to recede                                Day 150

Genesis 8:5         Mountaintops exposed                                           Day 224

Genesis 8:6         Raven sent out. Did not return                              Day 264

Genesis 8:7         Dove sent out, returned.                                         Day 271

Genesis 8:10      Dove sent out, back with an olive branch.          Day 278

Genesis 8:12       Dove sent out, did not return.                                Day 285

Genesis 8:13      Cover removed from the Ark                                  Day 314

Genesis 8:16      Noah leaves Ark                                                      Day 371

TOTAL DAYS 371

Note the entire time, one year and six days, a year and a week, without the day of rest.

The waters of Noah’s Flood came from two sources, in addition to the water already on the surface of the Earth. First, the windows of heaven were opened. Some creationists believe this is the collapse of the water vapor canopy that God created on day two. Second the fountains of the “great deep” were opened on a single day. This massive release of subterranean water causes the tectonic plates to move and creates the erosion that will make the fossil record. The plate movements caused very deep ocean basins, and the water ran into them after the flood ended. If the Earth were perfectly smooth the water on the Earth in the Oceans, lakes, etc. will cover the planet to a depth of over 9,000 feet (slightly less than 2 miles). I believe the mountain ranges of the world are a direct result of the massive continental movements during the flood; this is more than enough water. After the flood, the water ran into the deep ocean basins.

Most creationists believe that a great ice age followed Noah’s flood because the oceans were warm and the landmasses were getting cold because the rain in the early days after the flood. The waters from the fountains of the great deep were hot because they came from deep inside the Earth. An ice age would take water out of the oceans and put it on the continents making it possible for people and animals to walk across the Indonesian bridge to Australia and the Aleutian bridge to North America and to move south to South America. During the ice age immediately following the flood, the ocean shorelines would have been as much as 200 feet lower than they are today.

This blog is from portions of Chapter 7 in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Can Science Prove Evolution or Creation? NO!

Applying science to Creation or Evolution, we must separate science into two kinds. Operational science (OS) we do by observing nature in the present to see how things work. OS brings technology and is of great benefit to humanity. Historical Science (HS), looks at current knowledge, including operational science, and uses it to reconstruct the past. CSI agents examine a crime scene with operational science, fingerprints, DNA, dead bodies, weapons, etc. and take the results to try to reconstruct the events that occurred to show the perpetrator is guilty. If they are good, they guess correctly, but there is no guarantee. The state brings the evidence (OS results) to a jury to see if they get a unanimous verdict. Sometimes the state gets a conviction, at times an acquittal, and sometimes the jury can’t agree so the case may go to trial again. This justice uses the adversary concept that, if a group of impartial observers looks at the evidence, they will come to a correct decision. The operational data is proven, but its interpretation (HS) is a guess and may need to be modified if there’s new data. Suddenly a truthful eyewitness is found. Now know for certain what happened. An honest witness gives us a reliable view of the past while historical science is not as reliable because of all its assumptions. Historic Science does not fit the actual definition of science because it is not fact or knowledge, but an interpretation of facts or knowledge.

Creationists and evolutionists have the same evidence: biology, geology, and astronomy. Each side looks at the evidence and comes to opposite conclusions. Why? Each one has a different worldview and a different set of presuppositions. For example, an atheist can never accept Creation because it requires God, and his absolute presupposition is “there is no God.” So much for their claim they are broadminded. A Christian, on the other hand, can consider either origin model because we have no conflicting presuppositions. Therefore, Christians are more open-minded than atheists. Tell that to them and see what happens. BOOM!

What does this say? GODISNOWHERE. Since there are no spaces, we will have to interpret it. Does it say GOD IS NOWHERE, or GOD IS NOW HERE? We have incomplete evidence, the lack of spaces, so we must understand the message. Different people look at the same evidence and come to different conclusions. It’s not a matter of scientific data; it’s how they see it from their perspective.

In determining past events, science has three limitations. 1) Science is in the present, and any attempt to apply it to the past is fraught with uncertainty. 2) Science can only explore the material world, and any questions beyond it can’t be directly answered. 3) The past is the third barrier. We don’t have a time machine to go back and look at what happened. So how can we know? An eyewitness to the events could tell us what happened. That is what we have in the Bible—an eyewitness account of what occurred in the past.

LESSON: God created in six days!

NOTE:   This material is from pages 113-114 in my book ANSWERS For ”The Hope That Is In You” Get your copy at http://yourchristiananswers.com

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