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Today's Creation Moment

May
27
Who was First to North America?
Genesis 1:28
“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth...”
The conventional understanding has always been that North America was populated by people who crossed from Asia to Alaska via the Bering Strait and then migrated down the West Coast. Eventually, some...
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Fossils

The Oldest Life?

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Joshua 4:6
“That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?”

Fossils in rocksHow old is the world’s oldest fossil? The problem is that the term “oldest” implies a timescale, and we may not agree on the nature of that timescale. For example, deep-time evolutionists assume that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, whereas creationists show that the age of the Earth given in the Bible is about 6,000 years.

Dinogoose

Genesis 1:25
“And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

Fossil bones in rockAn article in the Los Angeles Times about a recent fossil find began:

If it walks like a duck and swims like a duck, it might be a dinosaur.

Not a Fish Lizard

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Genesis 1:20
“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”

Ichthyosaurs  fossilLike so many children over the last century, I was given a book about dinosaurs when I was a small boy. This book contained references to a number of extinct creatures other than dinosaurs, and one of the most fascinating to me was ichthyosaur.

Were Dinosaurs Warm Blooded?

Psalm 147:2-3
"The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds."

Reconstructed skeleton of a Thescelosaurus at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois.Dinosaur fossil hunters and paleontologists have long debated whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded. With reptile characteristics, it was expected that dinosaurs would be cold-blooded. Yet, some evidence indicated that they must have been warm-blooded.

Early Geology and the Flood

Genesis 7:19-20
“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered

John WoodwardThere is a myth perpetrated by some that Flood Geology is an invention of the 20th Century, not supported, except implicitly, by geologists of earlier eras. This is not the case. One man who can prove this myth to be false is John Woodward, a contemporary of Isaac Newton.

Most Complete Tyrannosaurus

Genesis 1:24
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so”

Diagram of a T-rex skeletonA previous Creation Moment talked about the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs – those beautiful models of dinosaurs built in Victorian times that do not look anything like what we imagine those same dinosaurs to look like today.

The Land of the Dinosaurs

Psalm 104:6
“Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.”

Image: DinosaurPerhaps the most fascinating aspect of the large dinosaur book that I had as a child was the large number of pictures showing large sauropods walking through forests of giant ferns, eating their leaves. My child-like trust in the abilities of scientists led me to assume that there must have been some way for these clever adults to know what the habitat and living conditions of these dinosaurs were.

The Dinosaur Mummy

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Genesis 7:23
“And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.”

Image: Dinosaur fossilWe have now got used to the idea that there are dinosaur fossils containing soft tissue. Our familiarity with such finds has begun to dull the edge of the surprising import of such finds. Whichever way you spin this, the presence of soft tissue is not consistent with evolutionary ages for the dinosaurs.

She Sells Sea Shells

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Genesis 1:25
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

British comedian Milton Jones tells this one-liner:

It’s difficult to say what my wife does for a living. She sells sea shells on the sea shore.

However, the famous tongue-twister actually refers to a young woman who never married.

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

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Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

If you visit London, England, there are a lot of interesting sights to see. You will probably want to take photos of the Horse-guard's Parade, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Image: Dinosaur statueand, of course, Buckingham Palace, among many, many other sights. But it might not occur to you to visit the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.

Whales on Land

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Genesis 1:21
"And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

A small boy was asked in class “What family does the whale belong to?” Nervously, he replied”I don’t know sir. No family on our street has one!”

Fossil Tumors Are Problems for Theistic Evolution

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Genesis 1:25
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

There are many Christians, who choose to believe that God created the world as it is today by guiding a natural process of evolution. Such Christians accept all the teaching of evolutionary biologists, but part company where such evolutionists deny the existence of God. I have often been told “God could have produced this world by evolution, if He wanted to.” What God could have done, however, is not the most important issue. The most important issue is what God Himself said about how He created things.

Dinosaur Tail Feather in Amber?

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Matthew 6:26
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Evolutionary scientists have recently claimed strong evidence to support the evolution of birds from dinosaurs. Palaeontologist Lida Xing was visiting a market in Myanmar, when he saw a piece of amber, containing a tiny feather, along with the more usual insects.

Words of Bias

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Genesis 1:21a
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind.

We are used to evolutionists getting certain aspects of science wrong. But sometimes we are not aware of how words and phrases of bias can be slipped through unnoticed.

An Antarctic Forest

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Romans 8:38-39
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

As we learn more about the history of our planet, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the Earth has had many faces over its history. Remains of tropical forests have been found within 400 miles of the North Pole. Dinosaurs once lived in the tropical lushness of Alaska. At one time, you could even walk to Australia from Asia.

"Santa Claws" and a Tiny Dragon

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Psalm 18:30
"As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him."

The fossil record shows us examples of God's great creativity in designing living things. It also shows that life appeared suddenly on Earth, in finished form. The fossil record shows us that Earth originally had a much greater variety of life. Finally, the fossil record doesn't show any evidence of creatures evolving from one type into another.

Does the Fossil Record Support Evolution?

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Luke 19:40
"And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out."

Ask evolutionists what they consider to be the single most important evidence for Darwinism, and you'll hear them give many different answers. But the one answer we hear most often is: "the fossil record."

Fossil Inventory: Surprises for Some

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Genesis 1:24
"And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so."

Everyone will remember those school textbook diagrams showing the ever-upward progression of living organisms, including man. We recall the horse series, found in textbooks and the museum displays showing the evolution of the horse – the first stage as a small mammal and, after several transitions, the modern horse. The claim that fossils in the rock layers show a progression from simple life in the lowest layers to the most complex life at the top accompanies these diagrams.

Dinosaur Bones Not Always Fully Fossilized

Genesis 1:24
"And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so."

Most listeners to these programs will at sometime have visited a museum to see the dinosaurs. Of course, the tangible remains consist of fossil skeletons and, if one is allowed to touch the bones, they are as hard as rock. Sometimes they are actually cement or plaster since they are copies. However, we are told that over the millions of years, the original bone had been replaced by minerals.

Living Fossils, Evolution's Oops

Psalm 104:30
"Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth."

Living fossils are creatures believed to be extinct and known only through the fossil record. The most famous living fossil is the Coelacanth. It is a fish, and textbooks claim it has been extinct for 70 million years according to the evolutionary timetable. Now we know that schools of them live in the Indian Ocean.

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