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Abimelech the Watermelon
Judges 9:53
"And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull."
In the book of Judges we read of how "a certain woman" gave the Philistine leader Abimelech a skull fracture when she threw a millstone on him from a tower. Some biblical scholars concluded that no...
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Biblical Accuracy

The Bible Endorses Evidence!

Author: 
Robin Fish

Note: Creation Moments exists to provide Biblically sound materials to the Church in the area of Bible and science relationships. This Bible study may be reproduced for group use.

Footnotes: 

Copyright © 1986 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastor Robin Fish. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839, Foley, MN 56329
800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

The Pre-Flood World, Part 2

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. Following the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden, God pronounced the curse, firstly as it would affect the serpent, then Eve, then Adam. Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you [the serpent] and the woman, and between your seed [serpent's seed] and her seed [Jesus]; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. When the sainted Jerome (A.D.347-419) translated the Hebrew to produce the Latin Vulgate Bible there was a slip of one letter in the Latin pronoun ipse (his) to ipsa (her).

Footnotes: 

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Promoters of the Humanist Ideal

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. From Genesis 4:3-5 we see that Abel was a keeper of the sheep while Cain was a tiller of the ground so it would seem quite reasonable for Cain to have brought a grain or fruit offering but this displeased the Lord. From Genesis 3:21 where God made coats of skin for Adam and Eve, it is clear that an animal must have been sacrificed with blood shed to do so. Although unstated in this context, God had given instructions for the sin offering with shed blood thus Cain's unbloody offering was fundamentally unacceptable.

Footnotes: 

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The Relevance of Genesis

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. The claim is often made that the Genesis account of creation lies in the realm of religion whereas the theory of evolution is a matter of science. It should be stressed that for any endeavor to be classified as "science" it must be observable, repeatable, refutable and, preferably by developed formula, capable of making a prediction. Both creation and evolution fail all criteria.

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The Baconian Method of Science

1.  The three basic questions that have faced mankind  since the beginning of time are: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Philosophers have attempted to provide answers based upon human wisdom but these answers vary from one philosopher to the next. On the other hand, a great many people believe that there is a God who created everything and gave mankind the Scriptures in which are found the correct answers to those three eternal questions.

The Genesis Flood

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. Was the Genesis Flood global in extent or just local? Genesis chapters six to eight give a detailed account of a devastating flood brought about by God as a judgment upon Man. Genesis 7:18-24 leaves no doubt that this Flood was global: all the highest hills were covered, all the creatures on the dry land died and only Noah and his family and representatives of all animal life survived the ordeal. Upon leaving the Ark, 376 days later, God gave Noah a covenant promise to never again destroy the earth by a flood (Gen. 9:11).

Footnotes: 

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The Origin of Life

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. Throughout history there have always been those who believe that life began on earth by supernatural creation and others who prefer to stick with the naturalistic explanation that life began spontaneously by chance events from non-living matter. The first view, the biblical view, is called biogenesis meaning that life can only come from pre-existing life. The second view is usually ascribed to Aristotle and is referred to as abiogenesis.

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Genius, The Problem of

Author: 
Ian Taylor

The December 1, 1986, issue of Time magazine (128:75) reported the case of prodigy Stephen Baccus who, at 17, had just become the youngest known person ever to be sworn in as a lawyer in the United States. He graduated from high school at 12 and from university at 14. Such cases are uncommon and tend to catch the attention of the popular media.

Footnotes: 

Anonymous. 1870. Eclectic Magazine (New York) 12:383.

Bousfield, W.A., and H. Barry. 1933. American Journal of Psychology 45:353.

Brackman, Arnold C. 1980. A Delicate Arrangement. New York: Times Books.

Burt, Cyril. 1965. New Scientist (London) 28:122.

Encyclopaedia Judaica. 1971. Mnemonics. 12:187.

Horowitz, William A., et al. 1965. American Journal of Psychiatry 121:1075.

Hunter, Ian M.L. 1962. British Journal of Psychology 53:243.

Juda, Adele. 1949. American Journal of Psychiatry 106:296.

Kipling, Rudyard. 1937. Something of Myself for My Friends  ... . London Macmillan.

Loewi, Otto. 1953. From the Workshop of Discoveries. Lawrence, KS: U. of Kansas Press.

Schott, Emmett L. 1931. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 26:94.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. 1892. A chapter on dreams in: Across the Plains. In: The Travels

                                       and Essays of R.L.S. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Stratton, George M. 1917. Psychological Review 24:244.

Taylor, Ian T. 1984. In the Minds of Men. Toronto: TFE Publishing.

Tyrrell, George N. 1946. The Personality of Man. London, Penguin Books.

The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

Author: 
Ian Taylor

The history of the rise of humanism in Europe is the record of society's change in the way of thinking from being God-centered to human-centered. This change was a reaction against the authoritarian rule by theologians who used Scripture to interpret nature but relied upon the writings of Aristotle to make those interpretations. This change in thinking began in the 1600s and has continued into the present day; two names are recognized by historians as being more responsible than any others for initiating this humanist worldview. Those names are Francis Bacon and René Descartes.

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Those New Bible Versions

Author: 
Ian Taylor

The KJV. England's King James I ordered a new translation of the entire Bible from the then existing Hebrew and Greek manuscripts into English. The English translators used The Bishop's Bible of 1568 plus what came to be called textus receptus or received text. This consisted of the 1550 Greek NT of the French scholar/printer Stephanus (alias Francois Estienne, 1502-1550, who introduced our familiar verse divisions) and the 1598 Beza NT Greek based upon the five Greek texts used by the Dutch scholar, Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536).

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The Faith of Radiometric Dating

Author: 
By Curt Sewell

"How can creationists expect people to accept a young earth when science has proved through radiometric dating that the earth is billions of years old?"

This article addresses that question, which represents the thinking of a large number of people today.

Footnotes: 

REFERENCES
1. John Woodmorappe, "Radiometric Geochronology Reappraised," in Creation Research Society Quarterly, Volume 16, September, 1979, pp. 102-129, 147.

2. Ibid., p. 114.

3. Joan C. Engels, "Effects of Sample Purity on Disco

The Creation of Man

Author: 
Pastor Paul A. Bartz

Genesis 1 gives us an overview of the creation of everything, including man. But man is of such importance in the creation (a point which evolutionists deny), that God uses most of Chapter 2 to focus in on additional details on the creation of the humankind. We can learn a lot about who and what man is from these details. Before going any further with the study read Genesis 2:7-25 to get an overview of our topic.

The Life That God Has Made

Author: 
Pastor Paul A. Bartz

The Biblical teaching that God is the Author of life is well known to Christians. Unfortunately, we have been influenced by the world into thinking about life in the same way as those around us who have been influenced by evolution. Life is much more than just a physical process brought about by the miraculous order of chemicals within the body. Evolution is totally unable to explain that order, but there is even more to life than that.

The Pre-Flood World

Author: 
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.

To discuss this topic meaningfully, we necessarily must think in terms of a recent creation. If we are thinking in terms of five billion years of earth's history, about one or two billion years of life's history, and about one or two million years of human history, the study of the world before the flood would be more or less without meaning. One would then have to think in terms of a local flood, and the world before such a flood would be no different from the world after the flood.

Footnotes: 

By Henry M. Morris, Ph.D., Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia and Chairman of Creation Research Society. This talk was delivered at the Creation Seminar, Springfield, Illinois on July 8, 1968.
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The Pre-Flood World, Parts 1 & 2

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. The Fall of man took place in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve had been created in perfection in a perfect world; they were physically perfect and quickly becoming full of God's wisdom. There were three kinds of tree in the Garden: trees to provide food, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life. Satan tempted Eve where she was most vunerable: pride. He offered the opportunity for Adam and Eve to obtain wisdom without having to go to God each time; they would thus be independant.

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Does Christian Faith Depend Upon Scientific Fact?

Author: 
Robert L. Whitelaw

(By Robert L. Whitelaw, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg.)

"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life; that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you." (I John 1:1-3)

The Power And Mission Of The Word Of God

Author: 
Paul A. Bartz

1. It is a wonderous thing for us human beings to have the Word of God, that very same powerful Word which formed the stars in space out of nothing and charged them with their incredible energy, among us for our use in the form of the Bible. Hebrews 11:3 gives us some sense of this power of the Word of God. The world in which we live is very real and it contains some incredible forces. Yet it, along with the stars, are all a result of God's directive use of that powerful Word.

The Amazing Scientific Accuracy of the Bible

Author: 
Pastor Walter Lang

(By Walter Lang, executive director of the Bible-Science Association. This is a condensation of the essay delivered at the Creation Seminar at Lucerne, California, August 7-12, 1967, and at Biola College, La Mirada, California, September 9, 1967)

Problems In Defending the Science of the Bible

Footnotes: 

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Creation and Evolution

Author: 
(This is a condensed version of an essay submitted by Alfred

In our time many people believe that the creation account is a myth and they deny what the Bible says regarding the flood of Noah. No wisdom of man or scientific knowledge can solve the mystery of creation; only God can tell us in His book, the Bible.

To understand the tragedy of the Flood, we must answer the question, "Are the masses of water now on earth in the same places as when God created the earth?" Land masses now comprise only 21 percent to 22 percent of the earth's surface while the remaining 78 or 79 percent is water. According to the Bible it has not always been so.

Footnotes: 

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Prominent British Scientists

Author: 
Luther D. Sunderland

Three former staunch evolutionists have recently publicly challenged the basic foundations of evolution theory. Astronomers Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe and palenotologist Colin Patterson have put the scientific world into a spin by renouncing essential tenets of the very theory on which they had built their careers without accepting the creation alternative.

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