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Feb
21
The Dinosaur Mummy
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...
We 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...
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The Power and Revelation of God's Word!

Mark CadwalladerViewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

“My son, attend to My words …for they are life unto those who find them…” (Proverbs 4:20-22)

Creation was a miracle, the greatest miracle of all time! In fact science tells us from the Second Law of Thermodynamics that things are in decay as entropy (a measure of the degree of disorder) increases. Energy is not concentrating with time, it is dissipating. Therefore, a great creative miracle had to have taken place in the beginning for this natural law of decay to be so consistent and so confirmed as a principle of science.

So what is it at the root level that works against this spread of disorder in the universe? It is the word of God. Think about it. “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth…For He spake, and it was done…” (Psalm 33:6, 9a). Genesis 1 is a record of God speaking things into existence through the six days of creation, with the phrase “God said” repeated nine times through the chapter. Creationists, by definition, accept the supernatural aspect of origins. And the spiritual power behind the great miracle is the word of the Lord! No wonder the Bible tells us, “For the word of God is quick (alive) and powerful (energizing)…” (Hebrews 4:12a).

Evolutionism works to obscure the spiritual and supernatural source of power. The world, the flesh and the devil all cooperate to promote the lie of evolutionism. Man’s irrational bias which believes the lie is part of what is captured in the theologian’s phrase “the depravity of man”. Yet, God wants us to use our spiritual senses to rise above the limitations of our mind and to pierce through the haze of evil. He wants us to use our spiritual eyes and ears with good rationale and logic from assumptions that grow out of faith, not unbelief.

It’s a problem for us, immersed as we are in a worldly culture caught up in the worship of false idols and a grand deception. Jesus cautioned his twelve disciples, saying, “Having eyes, see ye not? And having ears, hear ye not?” (Mark 8:18a). By this He meant their spiritual perception. His disciples had to be taught to adjust to a promised Messiah who would suffer and die to bring in the coming Kingdom in the fullness of time (Mark 8:31). Their Jewish culture, after hundreds of years of occupation, had been deceived into thinking that the Messiah would overthrow the hated Romans and restore the throne of King David. Even Peter, who correctly identified Jesus as the Christ, was told he was voicing the sentiment of Satan when he tried to tell Jesus He didn’t have to suffer. The point is, we cannot use the rationale of our culture. We need to apply spiritual eyes and ears to inform our rationale.

Theologians also talk about the “progress of revelation”; or, from our perspective, the “progress of illumination”. We saw last month that “types and shadows” of specific truths later revealed  in the New Testament, and which the New Testament tells us were present in Old Testament revelation, are illuminated to us in a progressive unfolding of truth. Jesus Christ, for example, is specifically revealed by the New Testament as the promised Messiah of the Old Testament. He is God the Son in a plural unity of the Godhead as alluded to in the Old Testament. And He is the living Word of God who is in  “the beginning and the end”, “the Alpha and the Omega”.

There is wondrous beauty in God’s revelation of the Word and Savior – a beauty that, as we have mentioned before in these letters, is given another “type and foreshadowing” by the beauty of the creation. Divine beauty is characteristic of God, and even the very best of created splendors is mere reflection of the perfect truth. But reflection it is nonetheless.

Modern science has benefited greatly from understanding this reflection of truth from the biblical revelation, a fact suppressed by the secularists but acknowledged by philosophers of science for years. God’s word is truth and provides both a worldview and specific information by which  we can be led into scientific truth. This is why the Scientific Revolution came on the heels of the Protestant Reformation and mass printing of the Bible. And it is why, as one example, Mathew Maury (1806-1873), the founder of oceanography, could famously credit  Psalm 8:8 for his discovery of ocean currents.

Indeed we need to “attend to God’s words”. Not only are they truth but they are spiritual power for life – as in eternal as well as abundant life! And like Mathew Maury we, too, can receive wondrous revelation out of God’s word (Psalm 119:18).  

In our present day, spiritual truth may be less accessible in many ways because it is much less reinforced by our modern culture – compared to recent Western culture. But in other ways it is more accessible – and one such new avenue of access is the new Creation Moments app for smartphones and tablets!

Creation Moments recently launched an exciting app filled with resources supporting biblical creation and showing that evolution is both biblically and scientifically unsound. You’ll be able to listen to our radio broadcasts, watch Creation Moments videos, read hundreds of articles, and access our Church Bulletin Inserts and Scrambled Scriptures your whole family can enjoy. The app even includes a selection of Bibles you can read or HEAR!

app picBe one of the first to download our new app today … and please be sure to review it if you like what you see! Favorable ratings will encourage other people to download it and learn more about biblical creation. To download the app on your tablet or smartphone, use your device’s scanner app to scan this qr codeQR code … or visit http://get.theapp.co/f02c/ on your web browser. And spread the word, won’t you?