A biblical perspective on the news
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
We’ve all heard the old saying, “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” In that spirit, I’m going to change things up this month by focusing on several news stories that all have one thing in common ... and I’ll tell you what that is at the end.
Ancient Tablet suggests Noah’s Ark was round
The New York Post (January 24, 2014). Photo: British Museum’s Irving Finkel posing with 4000-year-old clay tablet. (Photo: AP Photo/Sang Tan)
According to Finkel, a recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia – modern-day Iraq – reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle – as well as the key instruction that animals should enter “two by two.”
If you read the news story in its entirety, you’ll see that the intent was not to suggest that the Bible’s account of Noah’s Ark is factual. Rather, it attempts to show that the Bible plagiarized the account from a Babylonian myth. “I’m sure the story of the flood and a boat to rescue life is a Babylonian invention,” Finkel said. “I don’t think the ark existed – but a lot of people do.”
How odd, considering that the sheer number of Flood legends in different parts of the world supports the Bible’s claim that a worldwide flood actually occurred. What group of people adopt a legend that occurred to a different people group and tell it as their own? An honest critique of the various flood accounts testifies that the biblical one is the truth while the others are corrupted fantastical retellings.
Mars could have supported life: Ten years on Mars leads to livable mud
This news story at the ScienceDaily website quotes Dr. Paulo de Souza: “Thanks to the Rovers, we now have a much richer knowledge of our nearest planet and where to focus our future search for microfossils, present water and other signs of life.”
This “news” item is so typical of many articles coming from NASA. The “science” is guided by their evolutionary ideology and naturalist worldview. It is becoming increasingly clear that one of NASA’s chief missions is to assist the cause the evolution by, among other things, trying to find life in other stages of development elsewhere in the universe.
Lawmakers claim global warming will drive women to prostitution (Examiner.com)
As the Examiner reported, a resolution put forward by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and a dozen other House members claims that global warming could drive women to prostitution. According to the progressive lawmakers, “climate change will affect women worse than men and could force poor women into the sex trade.”
In light of the emerging evidence that man-caused global warming is politically motivated “junk” science, House Resolution 36 is preposterous beyond belief! It is yet another attempt to sway public opinion to join the global-warming bandwagon. The truth is, global warming isn’t the problem we face on earth. It’s man’s sin and the attempt by those in power to displace Him as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Again! Massive fudging on global-warming temps (WND.com)
An independent data analyst has reported that global warming advocates are at it again – cooking the books! “A newly uncovered and monumental calculating error in official U.S. government climate data shows beyond doubt that climate scientists unjustifiably added a whopping one degree of phantom warming to the official ‘raw’ temperature record,” the report says.
How did they cook the books this time? According to analyst Steven Goddard’s report, NASA, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and other agencies adjusted temperatures downward pre-2000 but left post-2000 figures alone. This made it appear that global warming is actually taking place. Apparently, many global-warmers are cut from the same cloth as evolutionists. Deception is the modus operandi. And most of the time, they’re good at it – because the “god of this world” determines the “spirit of the world”.
“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” – 2 John 1:7
I could go on and on sharing stories like these with you ... and maybe I will in the future. Right now, though, I will only say that all four of these news stories have one thing in common: They share a godless worldview – a worldview that is false and, thus, anti-Christian to the core. Indeed, the present path of the world is one of destruction, blinded by its evolutionary and godless worldview. This is why it is so vital that Creation Moments continues to stay on the front lines of the culture war – to expose the evil and proclaim the biblical truth.
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