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One of Sin's Effects on Frogs
Romans 8:22
"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now."
Researchers have been trying to find out what is causing frogs to grow extra legs, or in some cases, grow no legs at all. While frogs with extra legs or no legs have been reported for centuries,...
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Telomerase-The New Tree of Life?

Author: 
By Donald S. Clark

For years scientists have thought that aging was under the control of a "biological clock"-a cellular function regulating growth and programming cell death. Normal cells divide only a certain number of times before they die. But a puzzle to scientists has been that cancer cells have the peculiar ability to divide indefinitely; they are immortal.

Footnotes: 

1. "Telomerase May Be Key to Cancer and Aging, NCI Funds $2 Million, Five- Year Collaboration, " Genetic Engineering News, Sept. 15, 1995, Vol. 15, No.16, pp. 1, 13,35.

2. T represents a thymidine nucleotide, A an adenosine nucleotide and

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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Fossil Man

Author: 
Ian Taylor

Neanderthal skullIntroduction. The study of early man is known as paleoanthropology and, although scientific techniques are used, this discipline deals with non-repeatable and non-observable events of the past and by definition cannot be considered as a science. The exercise begins by assuming that man evolved from the animal Kingdom then looking for evidence that would confirm it.

Footnotes: 

Photo: Neandertal skull. Courtesy of Luna04. Licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

Ian Taylor, Creation Moments, PO Box 839, Foley, MN 56329 800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

Noah's Three Sons

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. Genesis 6:9 states that Noah was "perfect in his generations." It has been suggested this means that Noah and his family [the ninth generation after Adam] were the few left on Earth who were genetically uncontaminated by the B’NAI HA’ELOHIM [sons of God, Genesis 6:2]. Noah’s family could  thus be used by God to re-build the human family and provide a pure heritage for the Messiah. God warned Adam that if he ate the forbidden fruit “on that day you will surely die” [Gen. 2:17] but as God’s “day” is as a 1000 years [2 Peter 3:8] Adam died at 930 years.

Footnotes: 

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The Species Question

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. The key to understanding species is to acknowledge intelligent design in all living things and the presence of information in genetics. This information can be lost, may be replaced from a variant within the kind but can never be created by random events. The Greeks believed that all life was related from simple to complex later called, in Latin, the SCALA NATURA. Jews and Christians believed in the "fixity of kinds," however, there were some gray areas. The Hebrew word MIN became'''species" by the Latin Vulgate translators and then "kinds" by the KJV translators.

Footnotes: 

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Creation: A Biblical Definition

Author: 
Pastor Paul A. Bartz

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Goal: Our goal in this study is not only to acquaint you with some of the terms and concepts encountered in a study of origins, but also to shed some biblical light on our understanding of these issues.

1.Read Genesis 1:1-2:3 quickly for a brief overview of the Biblical account. In our Bible study A Twenty-first Century Look at Genesis 1, we look at this text in more detail.

The Scriptural Value of Children

Author: 
Pastor Paul A. Bartz

BIBLE STUDY:
The Scriptural Value of Children

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The "How" of Creation

Author: 
Pastor Paul A. Bartz

BIBLE STUDY:
Bible Study: The "How" of Creation

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Neanderthal Children's Fossils-Uncovering Evolutionary Reconstructions

Author: 
By John W. Cuozzo

Trust is an important concept in science. Most people believe that scientists strive for truth. But if scientists make sensitive and not-explicitly-mentioned initial assumptions, how much can you trust their conclusions?

Footnotes: 

1. F. Weidenreich, Trends of Human Evolution, Viking Fund Memorial Volume (New York: Washburn and Wolffson, 1949), p. 9.

2. M.L. Weiss. and A.E. Mann, Human Biology and Behavior, An Anthropological Perspective, 4th Edition, (New York: Little Brown and

Creation: Meaning, Order, Purpose

Author: 
Robin Fish

Creation is the doctrine which undergirds all other doctrines. It tells us about God, and what the word "God" means, at least in part. We know nothing about God if we know nothing about creation. If we know about creation, and believe, we can understand our basic relationship to God, who He is and what claim He has on our lives and how we live them. It is this understanding that gives us a sense of natural order in our lives, gives us the knowledge of a greater purpose in our lives and gives us meaning or value to our very being.

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: 

Copyright © 1967 Bible Science Newsletter, Walter Lang. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839, Foley, MN 56329
800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

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: 

Copyright ? 1972 Bible Science Newsletter. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839 Foley, MN 56329 800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

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.

Genesis Stands!

Author: 
Richard Niessen, Bernard Northrup and David Watson

    Is the Gap Theory a Biblical Option?

by Richard Niessen

 The Gap Theory Scenario

Footnotes: 

[1]Thomas Chalmers, The Works of Thomas Chalmers On Natural Theology (Giasgow: Wm. Collins & Co., n.d.).

 

[2]Bernard Ramm, The Christian View of Science and Scripture, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1954), pp. 195 ff. Arthur Custance, Without Form and Void, (Brockville, Canada: Doorway Publishers, 1970).

 

[3]See the author's "Significant Discrepancies Between Theistic Evolution and the Bible" in the Creation Research Society Quarterly, (March 1980), and "Theistic Evolution and the Day-Age Theory," ICR Impact No. 81 (March 1980).

 

[4]John C. Whitcomb, Jr. and Henry M. Morris, The Genesis Flood (San Diego: Creation-Life Publishers, 1961).

 

[5]Harold Slusher, The Age of the Cosmos (Creation-Life Publishers, 1980); Henry Morris, Scientific Creationism (Creation-Life Publishers, 1974), pp. 131-169.

 

[6]This 98% ratio apparently holds true for the entire Old Testament. Out of 4,900 occurrences, only 64 could be translated as "became" and the rest are translated as "was." Robert E. Kofahl and Kelly L. Segraves, The Creation Explanation (Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1975), p. 232.

 

[7]Weston W. Fields, Unformed and Unfilled (Nutley, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1976). This is the most scholarly and refutation of the Gap Theory currently available.

 

[8]John C. Whitcomb, The Early Earth (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1972), p.129

 

[9]This is also a serious objection to the Day-Age Theory.

 

[10]10. The Bible states that the sun, moon, and stars were not created until the fourth day - three days after the formation of the earth (Gen. 1:14-19). In an attempt to retain the essentially evolutionary cosmology of the sun and stars before the earth, Scofield claims that the sun and moon were created in the beginning. The light of Gen. 1:3-4 came from the sun, but a heavy cloud cover obscured the sky for the first three days (Scofield Reference Bible, p. 3). This interpretation is clearly forced and is against the obvious sense of Gen. 1:14-11) that the heavenly bodies were not in existence until that time. For a discussion of the problem of light before the sun, see the author's article "Biblical Indications of a Rotating Earth," Bible-Science Newsletter (December 1980), pp. 1-3.

 

[11]There is a disagreement over whether the waters peaked at the 40th or at the 150th day.

 

[12]For a detailed breakdown of the various stages in the Flood scenario, see Whitcomb and Morris, The Genesis Flood, p. 3.

 

[13]Arthur C. Custance, Without Form and Void (Brockville, Canada: Doorway Publishers, 1970); The Flood: Local or Global? (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1979); Bernard Ramm, The Christian View of Science and Scripture (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1954, pp. 229-249).

 

Rebutting the World's Most Famous Atheist

Author: 
Mark Cadwallader

Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous out-of-the-closet living atheist and evolutionary biologist, said in an interview with Salon Magazine: "For a long time it seemed clear to just about everybody that the beauty and elegance of the world seemed to be prima facie evidence for a divine creator. "

Carbon-Fourteen Dating

Author: 
Ian Taylor

The Source of C-14
The earth's atmosphere is bombarded with cosmic rays thought to originate from our sun. The earth's magnetic field serves to protect us from most of these cosmic rays. When the nucleus of a nitrogen atom (atomic mass 14) in the upper atmoshere is hit by a cosmic ray, a neutron is released and the atom becomes subject to the earth's magnetic field and are seen as the Northern Lights in the northern hemisphere; ionized atoms drift to the north magnetic pole and discharge.

How Fixed Are The Species?

Author: 
Steven T. Cook

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In the early to mid-1800's, the views of creationists included the idea that species were permanent and non-changing. This is now known as "The Fixity of the Species."

Footnotes: 

Copyright © 1986 Bible Science Newsletter, Rev. Steven T. Cook. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839, Foley, MN 56329 800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

The Creation Basis of Evangelism

Author: 
Paul A. Bartz

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How do you witness to someone about Christ? Especially if that person is well educated and really committed to evolution? Your first response is "I believe in creation but I cannot argue science with this person."

Footnotes: 

© 1987 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastor Paul A. Bartz. Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839, Foley, MN 56329
800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

Can You Trust Your Textbook?

Author: 
Ian Taylor

1. Public school textbooks on Biology, Earth sciences, and Human society generally well-present the facts; it is the interpretation of those facts that is currently under fire and of concern. Without exception, the interpretation is from the evolutionary perspective and serves to colour the very words that are used in the text. Textbooks on Human anthropology are notoriously bad in this respect.

Footnotes: 

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Evolutionism Was Prophesied

Author: 
Robin D. Fish.

Darwinism was originally found so acceptable by so many because it provided the mechanism for evolution, so men could understand all that exists as not needing a Creator. Today, however, Darwinism is all but dead, killed by the lack of positive evidence, and by the growth of human knowledge in dozens of areas. Still, evolutionism persists. Evolution is called a "fact" even if we can see no way it could have happened. This irrational position seems surprising until one realizes that evolutionism was prophesied.

Footnotes: 

Copyright © 1985 Bible Science Newsletter, Pastor Robin D. Fish.
Creation Moments, Inc. PO Box 839 Foley, MN 56329 800-422-4253 www.creationmoments.com

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