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Today's Creation Moment

Survival of the Most Cooperative
Hebrews 13:6
“So we may boldly say: 'The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
"Survival of the fittest" is an essential principle of evolution. This principle has not only been applied to animals, but also to human beings, as a social theory. Scientists, however, are learning...

Is the Lincoln Memorial Thousands of Years Old?

Matthew 3:9
“And think not to say to within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”

Did you know that according to one standard method of dating, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was built before the time of Christ?

Lincoln Memorial at duskAnyone who has ever visited a cave has heard the claim that the stalactites growing in the cave take, on the average, a full century to grow only one inch. Cave visitors stand in awe as they view stalactites and stalagmites up to 40 feet tall. The hundreds of thousands of years of Earth’s history begin to become a reality before their eyes. But the question is, does it really take a century to grow one inch of stalactite?

When the Lincoln Memorial was built during the 1930s, the engineers sank steel cylinders into the bedrock to anchor the monument. The base of the memorial is set high above ground, leaving a cavernous basement beneath the floor. Rainwater seeping through the marble floor has formed stalactites up to five feet long on the basement ceiling! This growth is an inch per year, not per century!

In a very real sense, the stalactites in the basement of the Lincoln Memorial are rocks that carry the testimony of God against the naturalistic, long-age stories of evolution. Isn’t it only right that we who know His love in Christ should tell others of His Creation as given to us in Scripture?

Dear Father, I thank You that You have given me Your Word, the Bible. Help me to truly live as Your child by bearing witness to Your truth in this doubting world. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
“Leaking Marble.” Gems and Mineral Merchandiser, March 1983, p. 6. Photo: Lincoln Memorial at dusk. Courtesy of Erich Robert Joli Weber. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.