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A Lingering Myth of Evolution
Romans 1:21-22
“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened....
Ernst Haeckel is famous for having produced diagrams of embryos, to show their similarity. His idea was that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”. In other words, the developmental stages, through...
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God's Design

What Value is Music?

Genesis 4:21
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

The Bible tells us that the earliest generations of human beings were making music. By the time the eighth generation of man came along, Jubal, a member of that generation was able to make his living providing musical instruments. On the evolutionary side of things, however, musical ability would seem to provide no Guitar necksurvival advantage. Yet, the human brain devotes considerable resources to the processing of music.

Coded for a Poisonous Lifestyle

Job 28:24-25
For He looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole heavens, to establish a weight for the wind, and to mete out the waters by measure.

The bacterium, Bacillus cereus, likes to live in soil that would kill most other bacteria. It's bothered neither by lethal concentrations of metal nor natural antibiotics.

Sub Creation

Colossians 1:16-17
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

“What is the place of art in the Christian life?[1]”, asked Francis Schaeffer. Many people have pondered the same question. Writers who might, broadly, be considered within a Christian worldview have commented on this issue before. Perhaps the most famous quote on the subject is from J.R.R. Tolkein, Artist painting on canvaswho said this about his fantasy stories:

The Art of Folding

Ecclesiastes 3:11
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”

As a child in the 60s, going for a meal at my Godmother’s house was a fascinating experience. In those days, many families would get out the best dinnerware for such occasions, and would probably provide napkins—or serviettes as we called them.. But my Godmother would fold the paper serviettes into swans, rabbits and all manner of beautiful objects.

Material Design

Ecclesiastes 1:7
“All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.”

When I was a department head in a high school in Wales, I had to kit out a new science laboratory. My team and I chose laboratory work surfaces, made from a specially designed material. This artificial material was resistant to corrosion by strong acids, and other chemicals and solvents. It was impervious to ink, so Woodland stream and rocksthat graffiti left by schoolchildren could easily be removed.

Human Speech Itself Glorifies God

Proverbs 17:7
Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool, much less lying lips to a prince.

Several different animals communicate on a limited basis with one another. But human speech is unique, leaving those who believe in evolution perplexed. The very oldest human fossils show the bony structures needed to support speech. Evolutionists will admit, in a candid moment, that they have no idea how speech Endoscopic inage of an inflamed human larynxcould have evolved.

Sense and Smell

Leviticus 3:5
Then Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar on top of the burnt offering, which is on the wood on the fire; it is a food offering with a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

What determines the sort of smells that we like and dislike? Is it nature or nurture? Do we like the smells of the environment, in which we were brought up, or are our likes and dislikes inherited from previous generations?

Climate Change and the Bible

Genesis 8:21-22
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

When I was a boy, Summers were brighter and warmer than they are today. In Winter, we always had snowfalls, that made the place look pretty on Christmas Day, but the snow did not last long enough to cause damage. Before we knew it, the snowdrops and daffodils were announcing Spring.

Is the Universe a Hologram?

Romans 1:21
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Many astrophysicists have speculated that the universe is like a four dimensional sphere. If we imagine that we were ants, living on the surface of a very large beach ball, we might think that the surface on which we stood was a flat surface, even though it stretches around and back on itself in a sphere through the third dimension.

At the Foot of Mount St Helens

Psalm 29:7-8
The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

In another Creation Moment, I talked about the Road to Mount St Helens. One of my favorite spots on this road can be found 40 miles along the road – still 12 miles short of the dead end at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. At this point, you will find Castle Lake Viewpoint.

The Road to Mount St Helens

Psalm 29:9
The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

Most people visit the area around Mount St Helens, by leaving Interstate 5 in Washington state at exit 49, and traveling East, along a road called Spirit Lake Highway. The road is so called, because, before 1980, it used to terminate at Spirit Lake. The lake is no longer accessible by road from the West, and even from the East, a substantial hike is required. So, I like to refer to Spirit Lake Highway as the Road to Mount St Helens.

La nueva luz sobre el fechado radiométrico

2 Pedro 3:5
" Estos ignoran voluntariamente que en el tiempo antiguo fueron hechos por la palabra de Dios los cielos y también la tierra, que proviene del agua y por el agua subsiste...”

La mayoría de las personas encuentran el tema de fechado radiométrico demasiado técnico para ser entendido.  Hasta hace pocos años, los científicos que creen en la creación no han tenido los recursos necesarios para explorar el fechado radiométrico en detalle.

God’s Rainbow

Genesis 9:13
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

Rainbows are beautiful. But why do they happen?

God’s RainbowIsaac Newton showed in his famous experiment that white light is a mixture of colors, which can be separated by refraction, or bending, using a prism. Light is similarly refracted by droplets of rainwater in the atmosphere, when the sunlight shines on them. The large bow-shaped spectrum of colors thus produced is what we see as a rainbow.

How Old Does the Earth Look?

Isaiah 46:9b-10a
I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done…

I have often been asked this question. “If the Earth is only 6,000 years, why does it look as if it is millions of years old?” Other people have suggested that the Earth could look as if it is millions of years old, because God could have chosen to make it look old. How Old Does the Earth Look?However, I am going to suggest a different answer to this question.

Why Does God Ask Questions?

Ezekiel 33:11
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Why does God ask questions? He has been asking questions, since the beginning of time.

He Formed It to Be Inhabited

Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

There are those who believe that they can read the supposed evolutionary order of things into the account of creation in Genesis 1. However, when we look more closely, we realize that there are a number of discrepancies, which cannot be reconciled. Even evolutionary atheists have noticed this – for example, Richard Dawkins is adamant that it is not possible to harmonize Genesis with evolution.

Bacterial Research Does Not Require Evolution

2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Scientists at the University of Lincoln, in the UK, have discovered that there is no link between the shape of bacteria and their movement. The study, published in Nature’s Ecology and Evolution Journal, concerned the famous flagellum motors possessed by many bacteria. Their reasonable predictions that rod shaped bacteria would move faster than other shapes proved to have no support.

Evidence for Evolution Can Be Illogical

Colossians 2:3
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

In a previous Creation Moments broadcast, we looked at why chimps and humans have similar features, and showed that it is because they have a common designer. Evolutionists use the similarities between organisms to suggest proof of descent from common ancestors. This is illogical. Let me explain a little logic. Suppose I use this syllogism:

The House of Cards Religion

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

One well-known pastor has recently stated that, if we ask our young people to believe something, because “The Bible tells me so”, then we are creating a house of cards religion. What happens, he asks, when they go to college and find that the walls of Jericho did not really come down, or that what they have been told about the world being created in 6 days is at odds with the fact that the universe is 14.7 billion years old?

Cain’s Sacrifice

Genesis 4:4b-5a
And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.

Why did God accept Abel’s offering, but not Cain’s? As a child, I just couldn’t get it. They both brought offerings to God. Why did God show such favoritism?

A Delay in OriginsI was told by teachers at elementary school that we should do the best we could for God. God deserves the best. But didn’t Cain bring to God the very best of his crops?

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