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Today's Creation Moment

May
24
How the Aye-Aye Taps Into Lunch
Isaiah 45:18
“For thus says the LORD. Who formed the earth and made it. Who formed it to be inhabited: 'I am the LORD, and there is no other.”
The Aye-Aye is one of the strangest little monkeys on earth. Its peculiar features bear witness that it was specially designed and created to fill a unique niche in nature, not a chance development...
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Creation

The Gospel in the Rocks

1 Peter 3:20
“Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”

Fossil in rockI have some sympathy if fellow Christians say that the most important task that we have is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sometimes, though by no means not always, such a comment is made to suggest a science-based ministry like ours is not really fulfilling the Great Commission.

A Hobby for Christians

Colossians 2:4
“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words”.

Puzzle piece that had Creation written on itMany years ago, before I was in full time ministry, a friend at church wanted to introduce me to a friend of his.

“He’s a scientist,” he said. “He knows all about Genesis. He’ll be interested to talk to you.” He told me his name, but I hadn’t heard of him, and I thought I knew of all the well-known creationists in the UK at that time.

Four Powerful Words

Genesis 1:1
“In the beginning God…”

BibleThe first four words of the Bible are incredibly important. “In the beginning, God...” These words boldly declare the truth about how we should view the universe we live in. They tell us that there was a beginning. There was a time when all the things that now are were not. And before all that, before even time itself, was God.

Everyone Loves Bacon

Proverbs 9:10
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

Sir Francis BaconEveryone loves bacon; or maybe every scientist loves Bacon. The Bacon to which I am referring is Sir Francis Bacon, later Viscount St. Alban, 1561-1626. It is to him that we owe a debt of thanks for the introduction of an early scientific method.

Going Viral

Matthew 10:29-30
“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”

Image: "Put thi mack' on, mi lad," shouted my father, "Or tha'll catch thi death o' cowd!"

The Waters Above

Genesis 1:7
“And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.”

Image: Stars in SpaceThe Scripture tells us that "God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse". The word translated as "expanse", or, in some versions, as "firmament", is raqia. This word is related to the concept of stretching out, rather like metal being beaten with a hammer. As such, it refers to the entire universe and not just to the atmosphere.

Confidence in God's Word

Hebrews 10:23
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;”

Image:The EarthA lot of our difficulties with the text in Genesis could be resolved if we would only have confidence in God's word.

Good Old CO2

Matthew 5:45
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Carbon dioxide is a wonderful gas. It occurs in the atmosphere at an average concentration of 404 parts per million by volume (ppm). Plants need carbon dioxide to grow. This is the principle Image: CO2 atomssource from which plants derive the carbon compounds that they require. Green plants use chlorophyll to catalyze a reaction between carbon dioxide and water vapor that produces sugars and also some free oxygen.

Counting Lead Atom by Atom

Psalm 77:5
I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

Suppose your friend has a bag of M&Ms. She is counting each color separately. You have five orange M&Ms, and you add them to her mix. But this stops her being able to count them properly. She wants you to remove your five orange M&Ms from the six orange M&Ms that she has. But they are now mixed. How do you know which were the original M&Ms and which were the ones you added?

Trinity Curriculum Model

Matthew 10:24
“The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.”

As Christians, and especially as Christian parents, many of us have negative comments to make about what happens in school science lessons. In so many areas, it is often easier to criticize and break down than to build up something new. Many years  Students in a classroomago, I came across a fascinating yet simple curriculum model idea that would be of considerable help in many Christian education situations. 

When Were Angels Created?

Job 38:4-7
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

Have angels always existed from eternity? The Bible says “No”. Only God, the One God in Three Persons, has existed for all eternity. So the angels and any other spirit beings that there might be must have been created by God. 

Faster Uranium Decay

Ecclesiastes 1:10
“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.”

In two previous Creation Moments, I have described how radiometric dating works, and how uranium changes into lead. We found that, for every atom of uranium that decays, eight atoms Green crystral rockof helium are made. If a rock contained no lead when it was formed, then all the lead must have been made from uranium, and there would be 8 times as many helium atoms as lead atoms. 

Fear

Matthew 6:31-32
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

One highly qualified British creationist scientist related to an audience how another scientist has approached him, to help with a course he thought their university should run, about the Shadow of a wolf and a toy lambproblems associated with evolution. My friend said he would be happy to help. A few days later, the other scientist returned sheepishly to my friend. He would not, after all, be able to run the course.

The Origin of Racism

Acts 17:26a
"And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth…"

The descendants of Ham, who were cursed, were the Canaanites. Yet when Rahab, a Canaanite, came to faith in the true God, she not only was welcomed to marry a believer, but God included her in the Photo of a segregated neighborhood.line leading to Christ. The idea of different races, as distinct from different religions, was not much of an issue until 1859 when Charles Darwin published his famous book, On the Origin of Species.

Where Does True Knowledge Come From?

1 Corinthians 1:25
"Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men."

Americans lead the industrialized world in belief in creationism and a literal Bible. A recent study by a University of Cincinnati researcher, compares American's belief in a recent creation and the truth of the Bible with beliefs in other countries. The study A Biblefound that 45 percent of Americans believe that God created the world less than 10,000 years ago. Another 40 percent try to mix God and evolution.

Before the Beginning

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created…

The first event to happen was Creation. And Creation was a direct act of God.

How Ancient Is the Earth?

Psalms 68:32-33
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah: To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

A few months after I was saved, I came across people who did not believe in the theory of evolution. I appreciated their position, and was soon convinced, because I wanted to believe that the whole Bible was true. Nevertheless, not all of these creationists believed that the Creation Week comprised of six literal days. Some pointed to verses in the Bible describing God as the “Ancient of Days”, or referring to “ancient heavens”, as biblical evidence that the world had not necessarily been created to the so-called literal timescale.

How Young Is the Earth?

Psalm 119:42
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

You have probably heard of Young Earth Creationists and Old Earth Creationists. Wikipedia defines Young Earth Creationism as a belief that the world was made by “direct acts of God less than 10,000 years ago”. Where does the figure of 10,000 years come from? There are a number of scientific calculations and principles that suggest that the world could be no older than 10,000 years – for example, the aging and gradual destruction of comets. Yet other people give different ages. Certain creationists have suggested ages of 30,000, or even a million years.

Evolutionists Are So Inconsistent

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

We do not believe that God created the Universe because of evidence. We believe it, because that is what God said in His Word. Having presupposed the obvious truth of God’s Word, we notice that any evidence observed and collected is consistent with what we know of the truth of God’s Word.

When Is a Day a Day?

Exodus 20:11a
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:

When is a day a day? And when is a day not a day? Are the days really 24 hours long? Let’s look at that well-known Bible passage that tells you about the first day, second day and so on. I am referring to Numbers 7.

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