A man known as Josh Billings, one of the leading American humorists during the second half of the nineteenth century, once said this: “It ain’t what a man don’t know that makes him a fool…It’s all the things he does know…that just ain’t so.” I think we can heartily agree that it’s a problem when a man or woman takes action based on beliefs that are flawed. It’s really a recipe for disaster.
How long was a day in the Bible? If you would really like to know--as opposed to relying on assumption-filled agendas, like anything else in the world, look at the context.
The first sentence of the Bible is, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." The scientific study of the universe is a good thing. But as we seek to increase our knowledge and understanding of the universe, we should also be prepared to learn about its Creator, because metaphorically speaking, his finger prints are all over it.
As is usually the case, the more we learn about science--including astronomy and astrophysics--the more we learn that the ideas pushed on us for years as "science" have some really big problems. In fact, when many of these claims are examined closely, we find that they are contrary to science. The big bang theory, the supposed 13 billion year age of the universe, star formation and many ideas related to astronomy have some major problems with their scientific viability, and with observable science.
Here at the Center for a Just Society we spill a lot of ink discussing issues that touch upon questions of human dignity and the sanctity of life. The guiding principle underlying our position on abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, elder abuse, and other bioethical controversies is that the willful abuse or destruction of human life is an affront to God. This convictions flows from the belief that God created this world and everything in it, and that He blessed man especially by creating him in His image and giving him dominion over the earth.
Evolutionists would have us believe that their beliefs are grounded in science, while the beliefs of creationists are purely religious faith. Actually, it is the evolutionist's beliefs that more closely fit the definition of "religion." That is because while observable scientific evidence fits quite well within a creation framework, the beliefs of evolution are flatly contradicted by science at many key points.
Evolutionists need the "magic" of millions and billions of years to have a hope of convincing us that what is normally impossible according to the laws of science just might be possible if we allow unfathomable years for it to happen. So it is that they want us to believe that it took millions or even billions of years for the geological features we see to have formed. But the more we learn about science, the more we learn that things can happen rather fast, geologically.
There's a great new video out called Evolution vs. God which might just shake the foundations of your faith--depending on what your faith is in. Many of the young people in this video are forced to start confronting some of same questions I began to confront about 15 years ago when I first began to realize evolution had some serious problems. Many of them are starting to face the uncomfortable realization that they have placed their FAITH in an unproven and unprovable conjecture for which there is no empirical evidence.
Have you ever wondered how the diverse and wondrous features of our planet came to be the way we see them today? Living in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, I think about that a lot, especially on hikes. Materialists and evolutionists have their ideas about these things, but the Bible posits a different origin.
Dragon legends are found all around the world. Have you ever noticed the similarity between the physical appearance of the way dragons are portrayed, and dinosaurs? If dinosaurs died out millions of years before there were people, as evolutionists claim, how would human beings be able to portray anything like a dinosaur in art or drawings?Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964