CREATIONISM VS EVOLUTION, (cont.)
II) SCRIPTURAL TESTIMONY & PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF A RECENT CREATION, (cont.)
B) SCRIPTURAL TESTIMONY & PHYSICAL EVIDENCE FROM EARTH WHICH TESTIFY TO A RECENT CREATION
[Quotations from John C. Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris from their work: THE GENESIS FLOOD, P & R Publishing, Phillipsburg, N.J., 1994, appear in this light font style after the symbol ]
"The uniformitarian geologists of the nineteenth century, rejecting the Biblical testimony of deterioration and catastrophe and all the geological implications thereof and accepting instead the philosophy of evolutionary naturalism, built their system of historical geology upon a foundation of sand. The result... ...is what Dr. Robin S. Allen called 'the present deplorable state of our discipline'...
[Robin S. Allen: 'Geological Correlation and Paleoecology,' Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Vol. 59, January 1948, p.2]
[The philosophy of evolutionary naturalism is]...a pseudoscience composed... ...of a patchwork of circular reasoning, Procrustean [i.e., arbitrarily and erroneously forced] interpretations, pure speculation and dogmatic authoritarianism - a system purporting to expound the entire evolutionary history of the earth and its inhabitants, yet all the while filled with innumerable gaps and contradictions...
..There is no quarrel with the data of even the historical geologists, but only with the interpretations of those data...
..The data in which historical geology has been based are almost entirely paleontological [fossil based] and the interpretive framework has been that of uniformity and evolution...
[Both of which are not supported by the evidence. Uniformitarianism = the false notion in this context that geological and biological happenings which have been observed in recent history can be used to explain events in the unobserved past]
..Any real knowledge of origins or of earth history antecedent to human historical records can only be obtained through divine revelation...
...Because it is highly important for man to understand the nature of his origin, as well as that of the earth on which he dwells, and because of the impossibility of his ever really knowing about these matters otherwise, it is eminently reasonable that his Creator would in some way reveal to him at least the essentials concerning them....
..There is ample warrant, both spiritually and scientifically, for seeking to build a true science of earth history on the framework revealed in the Bible, rather than on uniformitarian and evolutionary assumptions. This should be done, not with the attitude of trying to make the Bible accounts fit into the data and theories of science but rather of letting the Bible speak for itself and then trying to understand the geological data in the light of its teachings."
"[The]...approach of uniformity is sterile and has led up a blind alley of hopeless paradoxes and contradictions and, therefore... ...a new approach is timely and necessary... ...[One] must also first be convinced that a genuine divinely-given testimony concerning terrestrial and human origins is philosophically both possible and reasonable, and even necessary, and that we actually have such a testimony in the Bible, especially in the early chapters of Genesis. This divine record gives a basic framework within which to interpret earth history, and ... [one] ...must be persuaded that this will be the only sound basis of a true historical geology...
...The Bible plainly implies that there are at least five great epochs of history, each of which has produced substantial segments of the geological formations........"
[1) THE INITIAL CREATION ACT
2) THE FINAL WORK OF THE SIX DAYS OF CREATION
3) THE PREFLOOD PERIOD
4) THE FLOOD
5) THE POST FLOOD PERIOD]
"...The Biblical record does provide a basic outline of earth history, within which all the scientific data ought to be interpreted. It describes an initial Creation, accomplished by processes which no longer are in operation and which, therefore, cannot possibly be understood in terms of present physical or biological mechanisms. It describes the entrance into this initial Creation of the supervening principle of decay and deterioration: the 'curse' pronounced by God on the 'whole creation,' resulting from the sin and rebellion of man, the intended master of the terrestrial economy, against his Creator.
The record of the great Flood plainly asserts that it was so universal and cataclysmic in its cause, scope and results that it also marked a profound hiatus in terrestrial history. Thus the Creation, the Fall, and the Flood constitute the truly basic facts, to which all the other details of early historical data must be referred.
Within this basic framework we have attempted to re-interpret the basic data of historical geology and other pertinent sciences, which at present are popularly [and erroneously] interpreted in a context of uniformitarianism and evolutionism...
...Thus, it seems most reasonable to attribute the formations of the crystalline basement rocks, and perhaps some of the [so called] Pre-Cambrian non-fossiliferous sedimentaries, to the Creation period, though later substantially modified by the tectonic upheavals of the Deluge period. The fossil-bearing strata were apparently laid down in large measure during the Flood, with the apparent sequences attributed not to evolution but rather to hydrodynamic selectivity, ecologic habitats, and differential mobility and strength of the various creatures.
An undetermined amount of the strata, particularly in the upper levels, may have been reworked and redeposited during the later stages of the Deluge, as a result of the great epeirogenic (continental uplift) processes which ended the universal inundation. These processes and the hydrologic abnormalities accompanying them evidently continued with gradually-lessening intensity for many centuries after the Flood. Thus, many of the geologic strata, especially those attributed to the [so called] Pleistocene, may actually have been laid down after the Flood, although related to residual catastrophism caused by the Flood. 'And indeed it is in the depth of the waters that almost all the statigraphic series which we have described were built up: torrential waters spreading over the deserts and accumulating there prodigiously thick sediments, lagoonal waters on coastal plains in process of sinking, marine waters dispersing afar the muds and sands.'
[Maurice Gignoux, Statigraphic Geology, (San Francisco, W. H. Freeman, 1955), p. 652]
...The Flood itself appears to have been due to a combination of meteorologic and tectonic phenomena. The 'fountains of the great deep' emitted great quantities of juvenile water and magmatic materials, and the 'waters above the firmament,'... ...precipitated torrential rains for a period of forty days."
2) THE INITIAL CREATION ACT EFFECTED THE BEGINNING OF PROFOUNDLY SIGNIFICANT GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS AND ALL OF THESE ARE RECENT
a) SCRIPTURAL TESTIMONY OF THE INITIAL CREATION STAGE OF THE EARTH
" 'In the beginning,' the Bible says, 'God created the heavens and the earth' (Genesis 1:1). This initial act of creation quite evidently included the structure and materials of at least the earth's core and some sort of crust and surface materials. The first description given of its appearance is that of water ('the deep') covering its surface and of a dense shroud of darkness (Gen 1:2) enveloping it... [Since light had not been created yet, (ref. Gen 1:14)]
...It seems reasonable that, even if the earth's creation was accomplished as an instantaneous act, its internal heat and the waters on its face would immediately have begun to perform works of profound geological significance..."
GENESIS CHAPTER ONE, (cont.)
TABLE OF CONTENTS, (cont.)
VII) AND AT THIS POINT THE EARTH WAS YET WITHOUT FORM AND LIFE AND LIGHT - TO BE ADDED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
A) [2 PET 3:5b]
B) [PR 8:26-27]
VIII) A GAP THEORY OF TIME BETWEEN VERSES ONE AND TWO IS REFUTED
A) "FORMLESS AND VOID" IN GEN1:2 INDICATES THE EARLY STAGE OF GOD'S CREATION PROCESS AND NOT A CONDITION OF DETERIORATION
1) [ISA 24:1]
2) [JER 4:23-31]
3) [JER 4:1]
4) [JER 4:27]
B) THE DOCTRINES OF SCRIPTURE REFUTE THE POSSIBILITY OF THE GAP THEORY
1) GEN 1:28 COMMANDS MAN TO MULTIPLY & FILL THE EARTH NOT REPLENISH WHAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN THERE
a) [GEN 1:27-28]
2) THE EARTH WAS CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR MAN
a) [GEN 1:26]
b) HEB 2:5-8]
c) [ISA 45:18]
d) [MT 25:34]
3) SINCE THE CHAOTIC AND DYING CONDITION OF TODAY'S CREATION WAS A RESULT OF ADAM'S FALL, THE EARTH BEFORE ADAM WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THAT WAY
a) [RO 5:12]
b) [1 COR 15:21]
c) [RO 8:19-22]
4) THE EARTH CREATED ONE TIME RECENTLY
a) [REV 21:1]
b) [GEN 2:1-2]
c) [Heb 4:3b-4]
5) THE GEOLOGICAL AGES MODEL BELIES THE GAP MODEL WHICH WAS CONCEIVED OF IN ORDER TO SUPPORT IT!
6) THE GAP THEORY CONTRADICTS THE ESSENCE OF GOD
7) MAN WAS THERE AT THE BEGINNING
a) [MK 10:6]
b) [GEN 2:1-2]
8) GOD SAID IT WAS VERY GOOD NOT RUINED OR CHAOTIC
IX) THE EARTH AT THIS A STAGE WAS FORMLESS, VOID OF LIFE, WATERY AND DARK AS GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT CONTINUED HIS CREATION WORK
A) [2 PET 3:5 b]
B) [PR 8:26-27]
C) [ISA 40:22]
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X) THE DAY = AGE THEORY REFUTED
A) YOM WITH ORDINAL ADJECTIVE = 24 HOUR DAY
B) EXODUS 20:8-11 REFERS TO 24 HOUR CREATION DAYS
C) DAY = AGE THEORY CONTRADICTS GEOLOGICAL AGE THEORY WHICH IT FALSELY ATTEMPTS TO SUPPORT
D) DAY=AGE THEORY WOULD NOT ENABLE LIFE ON EARTH TO SURVIVE
E) DAY = AGE THEORY CONTRADICTS BIBLE'S TEACHING THAT DEATH FOLLOWED SIN AND DID NOT COME BEFORE IT
XI) 'LET THERE BE' = SIGNIFIES SOMETHING WHICH HAS JUST BEEN CREATED WHERE THERE WAS NOTHING LIKE IT BEFORE
XII) GOD CREATES LIGHT AND THE EARTH EXPERIENCES EVENING AND MORNING FOR THE FIRST TIME (WITHOUT LIGHT EMANATING BODIES)
A) [PS 33:6, 9]
B) [PS 115:16]
XIII) ANGELS CREATED
A) [JOB 38:4-7]
B) [PS 104:1-5]
XIV) THE LIGHT WAS THERE BEFORE LIGHT BEARING BODIES WERE CREATED
XV) GOD THEN CREATED A FIRMAMENT IN HEAVEN DIVIDING THE WATERY MASS IN THE STRATOSPHERE INTO TWO HEAVENLY MASSES OF WATER
A) THE THREE HEAVENS DEFINED AS STRATOSPHERIC, STELLAR AND GOD'S THRONE
1) THE ATMOSPHERIC HEAVEN
a) [JER 4:25]
2) STELLAR = THE STARS, OUTER SPACE = HEAVEN
a) [ISA 13:10]
3) GOD'S THRONE ROOM
a) [HEB 9:24]
b) [MT 5:34]
c) [PS 148:4-6]
B) FIRMAMENT DEFINED AS AN EXTENDED FLATTENED OUT EXPANSE DIVIDING THE WATERS IN THE HEAVENS
1) [JOB 37:18]
2) [ISA 44:24]
3) [PS 148:4-6]
C) THE FIRMAMENT DESCRIBED AS METALLIC CRYSTALLINE HYDROGEN - A WATER VAPOR CANOPY IS A RULED OUT
XVI) GOD THEN GATHERS THE TERRESTRIAL WATERS TO ONE PLACE CREATING A SINGLE MASSIVE TERRESTRIAL LAND MASS
A) [PS 33:7]
B) [GEN 2:5-6]
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