FACTS AND FICTIONS ABOUT
THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES
not know? Do you not hear?
it not been declared to you from the beginning?
you not understood the foundations of the earth?
Do you not
know? Have you not heard of ...
the Eternal God,
Creator of the ends of the earth?”
(Isaiah 40:21, 28)
DON E. STANTON
and other contributors
Maranatha Revival Crusade,
APPLECROSS, West Australia
Charles Darwin’s 200th
Darwin’s Journey from Bible to Naturalism
Did Darwin Renounce his
Evolutionary Theories long before Darwin
the Beginning - the Teaching of the Bible
Intelligent Design or Random
Vatican: “Evolution and Bible Compatible”
Evolution Wars in the
What about the
The Origin of the
How did it all
Will the Witness Please Speak
The Origin of the
And What is
Science and the
Scientific Phenomena in the
“Natural” and “Scientific”
Palaeontology - The Study of
The Geographical Column -
The Biblical Account of the
Dinosaurs and Giant
The Big Splash - Asteroid Tilts the Earth
6,000 Years or 4½ billion
Man’s Tragic Fall
Remember Now, Your Creator!
Biblical teaching that all things were created by God,
and did not gradually evolve.
theory that life began and developed spontaneously over
billions of years; and that life did not come into being
by an intelligent being - God.
Recognisable remains of plant or animal life, preserved
in the rock strata.
man, as regarded as a species.
monstrous or distorted being.
of geological periods and fossils.
Semi-fluid, semi-transparent, colourless substance
consisting of oxygen, hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen.
that settles on the bottom of liquid; the mud and mush
left after a flood.
of rock forming the earth’s crust.
group, or groups, types or kinds.
Earliest forms of life, according to evolutionists.
The teaching that uniformity has prevailed in physical
causes and effects in all ages; opposite to
The teaching concerning catastrophes - disastrous,
ruinous events, such as floods, volcanoes, tsunamis and
CHARLES DARWIN’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY
FEBRUARY 12, 2009
THE world has just
had a grand celebration of the 200th
anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the sceptic,
agnostic, and “father of modern evolution.”
Darwin is credited
with bringing about a worldwide change in man’s thinking
about the origins of life. Although Darwin wasn’t the
first to espouse the theory of evolution, he certainly
got most of the credit.
2009 is not the
first time Darwin has been celebrated. Over the last few
years, an “Evolution Sunday” has been held in many
churches. So it
does not come as a surprise that Darwin’s 200th
has been trumpeted around the world this month -
is a celebration conducted in a number of Christian
churches to honour Charles Darwin and his theory of
evolution. The Sunday chosen is the closest Sunday to
Darwin’s birthday, 12 February.
The main goals of
“Evolution Sunday,” according to founder Michael
Zimmerman, are, 1. To demonstrate that religion and
modern science are compatible. 2. To reach out to
thousands of parishioners across the country. 3. To
elevate the national dialogue on the topic of religion
originated in America in 2006 with 467 congregations
from all 50 states and the District of Columbia
participating. Organizers reported that 618
congregations, from all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, the US Virgin Islands and five different
countries, including congregations in Australia, the
United Kingdom, Canada and Nigeria, celebrated Evolution
Sunday in 2007.
In 2008, the event
to include more faith traditions, and 814 congregations
from the United States and 9 foreign countries
dismisses creationist claims that Christians must choose
between religion and science, and says “if you have
enough faith, you don’t need science to ratify God’s
JOURNEY FROM BIBLE TO NATURALISM
Darwin was born in England on Feb 12, 1809. He studied
medicine at Edinburgh, and then completed three years of
theological studies at Christ’s College, Cambridge, but
he lost interest in both professions, and became
attracted to the study of natural history.
Despite all the
religious influences in his life, the decline of
Darwin’s faith began when he first started to doubt the
truth of the first chapters of Genesis. His Christian
beliefs, whatever they might have been, waned after his
decent into naturalism.
He became a friend
of a botanist, J. S. Henslow, and through this man, he
was able to avail of the opportunity to make a 5-year
cruise as official naturalist aboard the “Beagle.” This
started Darwin on a career of collecting data, which
resulted in the publication of two major books; “On
the Origin of Species by Natural Selection” (1859);
and “The Descent of Man.” (1871)
(1859 was also the
year when God was moving mightily in a great spiritual
revival in Ulster, Ireland. Darwin’s “origins” was, no
doubt, Satan’s response to the powerful moving of the
Darwin did not
actually say much that was new, but he did present his
theory after much research, and with much supporting
On the Galapagos
Islands, off the coast of South America, Darwin noticed
that the species on the Islands resembled those on the
mainland, but were not identical to them.
example, there seemed to be a
special race of giant tortoise on each island. Darwin
began to think that all these races had descended from a
common type. The finches on islands interested him even
more. There were many different species and he reckoned
that they had all descended from a single pair. He
believed he could see transitional types where one
species was changing into another.
He argued that
here was proof that one species of finch had evolved
into another. He then suggested that in a similar way,
all living organisms had evolved from a very simple
At first the
scientific world was almost entirely against Darwin, but
through the support of a brilliant scientist, Thomas
Henry Huxley, Darwinism advanced quite rapidly. Several
factors helped its popularity:
1. The seeming
mass of evidence compiled by Darwin.
2. That was an
era of scientific development, when intellectuals were
eager to believe anything except God.
3. The Christian
church largely compromised by maintaining
that it was
possible to believe in both Genesis and evolution.
were already infiltrating the church and seminaries,
denying the literalness of Scripture.
arguments against evolution were so often faulty and
showed ignorance of the subject. Sometimes Christians
were arguing about man-made ideas rather than about what
the Bible actually said.
5. Darwin did
describe some true phenomena regarding species, which
seemed very convincing, but which did not actually prove
evolution. He pointed out, for example, that with
varieties of birds, some were of the same type, and
others were similar but different.
We have no
objection to the belief that various types of finches
all came from one original pair, for that is exactly
what the Bible teaches regarding the species. All the
races on the earth have sprung from common ancestors,
Noah and Mrs. Noah.
Their three sons,
of course, were not identical triplets. They had their
different features, and those features have become more
and more pronounced as nations have developed, so that
today we have a very wide range of human races - red,
yellow, black, tan and white, tall, dwarf, Afro,
Mongoloid, Aryan, Dravidian, blond and redheads.
All these species
of people have all come from one origin. That is true.
But that does not prove evolution, and it does not even
suggest that man came from ape.
God made every
type of creature
“after their kind.” That is why you will get
whole range of
a whole range of apes, a
whole range of cattle, a whole range of dogs,
whole range of cats, etc,
etc. But you never
animal-men, or dogs-cats, or horse-cows, or
animal-trees, or people-plants, or bird-lizards, or
lion-sheep, or crocodile-kangaroos.
trying, of course, to produce hybrids by mixing genes.
And if evolution were true, they would have no great
difficulty in producing
the cross species they
animal tissue onto a bush.
But to evolve a tree that thinks something like an
animal, or that obeys commands, is rather beyond man’s
engineering. After all, “nature,” which has produced
such marvellous things as the computer-mind of man, has
not, in all these supposed “billion of years,”
come up with any-thing like a cross-species.
HAVE A LAUGH!
have heard these jokes about crossed species.
What is a cross between a
kangaroo and a sheep?
And what is the result of a
cross between a kangaroo and an elephant?
Thumping big holes all over the place!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Praise God, we
don’t have a kangaroo-elephant crossed species. And
isn’t it strange that “blind evolution” has not gotten
out of control?
How is it that
“blind evolution” has produced only perfect species, and
not some really peculiar types of creatures, such as a
six-headed tiger made of jelly. I don’t doubt you might
be able to get a six-headed monstrosity - but it would
be simply a single monstrosity, not a whole species of
But go to a zoo,
and you will not find one exhibit of a really peculiar
species. Each one is perfect in his own way - fearfully
and wonderfully made - made by a single Designer.
And as we consider
even the simplest living creature, and the various body
cells and systems it contains, we are amazed at the
complexity. It defies the imagination to accept the
suggestion that they evolved from “lower and inferior
The ant, the
lizard, the wasp, the dolphin, the octopus, the bat,
the centipede, the worm, the cockroach - all are so
amazingly complex - each one made for his own
environment. And many of these have physical systems
just as great as those of man. Each one bears the
imprint of the Designer.
by Don Batten
Reproduced by permission from Creation magazine,
In a video
distributed by the American Skeptics Society, Dr Michael
Shermer says Charles Darwin contributed seven notable
things to the world. How do these seven contributions of
Darwin compare with what the Bible says?
Darwin ‘changed the world from being seen as static to
evolving’ (changing). That is, microbes, over billions
of years, changed into trees, animals and men. Living
things do not reproduce true to their type after all,
but change into different things, the evolutionist
‘And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb
yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after
his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and
it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb
yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding
fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God
saw that it was good’ (Genesis 1:11-12).
after their kind.
Darwin ‘established the implausibility of creationism’.
God did not create things; they arose through natural
‘For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the
sea, and all that is in them.’ (Exodus 20:11)
Darwin ‘refuted cosmic teleology’ (that is, that the
universe has a purpose). The existence of the universe
is just a giant accident; it has no purpose.
‘The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
shows His handiwork’ (Psalm 19:1)
Darwin ‘established materialistic / naturalistic
philosophy.’ That is, God is an unnecessary hypothesis.
“The fool hath said in his heart, ‘There is no God’.”
Darwin ‘ended Aristotelian essentialism’ (that is, the
belief that things live because of some vital essence,
life force, or spirit, rather than because of mechanisms
understandable to scientists).2
The (Darwinian) belief that life would carry on without
God is not biblical. ‘And he [Jesus] is before all
things, and by him all things consist’ [hold together]
Darwin ‘refuted catastrophism’. For Darwin, present
processes operating over long periods of time accounted
for the world and everything in it.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last
days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and
saying, ‘Where is the promise of his coming? For since
the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they
were from the beginning of the creation.’ For this they
willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the
heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the
water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was,
being overflowed with water, perished.” (2 Peter 3:3-6)
‘ended absolute anthropocentrism’. That is, Shermer
claims that Darwin established that man is just an
animal; man is nothing special. He is just another
accident of cosmic evolution, with no ultimate purpose.
‘And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our
likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of
the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the
cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in
his own image, in the image of God created he him; male
and female created he them’ (Genesis 1:26-27)
‘The heavens declare the glory of God’ (Psalm 19:1)
It should be
obvious that the Bible contradicts all seven
‘contributions’ of Darwin in some way. Mixing the two
results in an unholy mess. Do oil and water mix? What
fellowship has light with darkness?
(2 Corinthians 6:14)
Let us not try to
mix evolution and the Bible - they just don’t go
References and notes:
Shermer, 1994, ‘Evolution versus creationism: history of
a controversy’, American Skeptics Society Video. Shermer
attributes much more to Darwin than is warranted —
Shermer uses ‘Darwin’ to encompass the whole
evolutionary worldview. Acceptance of Darwin’s ideas
certainly led to the common acceptance of the seven
propositions Shermer presents.
2. Note that
this belief came from a (pagan) Greek philosopher,
Aristotle, not the Bible. Actually, Christian
creationists such as Louis Pasteur were more
instrumental in overturning this concept than Darwin.
Indeed, belief in evolution has driven some back to
believe in ‘life forces’ in the guise of ‘Gaia’, or
DARWIN’S TRAGIC MESSAGE
Professor Stephen Jay Gould is a vigorous
anti-creationist (and Marxist), and perhaps the most
knowledgeable student of the history of evolutionary
thought and all things Darwinian. Gould argues that
Darwin’s theory is inherently
In other words,
Also Gould says
that Darwin himself knew this very well and meant it to
For a good article
on this subject by Carl Wieland of Creation
Ministries Intl, go to ...
In April 1882,
Charles Darwin, the apostle of evolution, died at the
age of 73, and was buried in Westminister Abbey. At
that time, the Pall Mall Gazette labeled him as
“the greatest Englishman since Newton.”
DARWIN RENOUNCE HIS THEORY?
In the years
following his death, several reports surfaced that
Darwin had undergone a death-bed conversion and
renounced evolution. But these reports were evidently
not true. Darwin’s wife Emma, who was a believer, for
most of her married life was deeply pained by the
irreligious nature of Charles’s views, and she would
have been strongly motivated to confirm any story of
Darwin’s genuine conversion, if such had occurred. But
she never did.
though reticent about his religious views, in 1879
responded that he had never been an atheist in the sense
of denying the existence of a God, and that generally, “an
be the more correct description of my state of mind.”
In a recent DVD,
Dr A J Monty White of Biblical Foundations, shows that
Darwin was deluded through wrong theological teaching
and thought process.
He was deluded in
believing that life arose in a warm little puddle on
Earth, and he was deluded into thinking he could see
evolution occurring in the fossil record.
Long ago, an
Professor at Kansas State University, Ronald R West,
PhD, in his book, “Palaeontology and
Uniformitarianism” Compass, vol 45, May 1968, p,
“Contrary to what
most scientists write, the fossil record does
the Darwinian theory of evolution because it is this
theory (among several) which we use to interpret the
fossil record. By doing so we are guilty of circular
reasoning if we say the fossil record supports their
LONG BEFORE DARWIN
theories had circulated for centuries - long before
Darwin. They can be found in the teachings of the
ancient Greeks. Anaximander taught, for example, that
men had evolved from fish; and Empedocles asserted that
animals had been derived from plants. These views,
however, were not generally accepted.
A more popular
idea which continued up into the 19th century was
“Spontaneous Generation.” Aristotle and others first put
this forward in 400 B.C. They believed that they could
see insects and flies suddenly appearing out of mud; and
if that could happen to
insects, then why not
to all creatures? This theory was just as unbiblical
as that of evolution.
out in 400 A.D., that if slime was the cause of all
living things, then there was no need to believe in God
The reason people
believed such a fanciful theory is the same reason why
many today believe in evolution - because they do not
want to accept the alternative - God the Creator.
If you admit God
created man, then you must
also admit that man is
accountable to God. Man has an obligation to honour and
obey his Maker. Sadly, many are not prepared for that;
and so they will try to prove to their dying breath,
that man came into
being by chance, and
that therefore there is no God to worry about!
degradation we see throughout the nations today stems
largely from the fact that . . .
“since they did
not see fit to acknowledge YHWH God, any longer,
He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things
which ought not to be done. They became filled with
every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.
They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice
THE TEACHING OF THE BIBLE
The Bible begins
with the straight-forward statement:
beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
The Gospel of John
begins with these words:
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All
things came into being through Him; and apart from Him
nothing came into being that has come into being.”
“The Word” as used
here by John the Apostle, refers to no other than Jesus
Christ. Jesus - or to use His original Hebrew Name,
Y’shua the Messiah - is the eternal Creator. He made
everything, and He upholds everything by the power of
being the radiance of God’s glory and the exact
representation of His very being and nature, upholds all
things by His powerful word.”
statements concerning the origins, given in the Bible,
Author, not as a theory, but as a
Some people will
throw up their hands and say, “But that’s only the
Bible; that’s just religion; and it’s so contrary to the
evidence of modern science.”
No! It is not
religion. It is revelation. And the revelation that God
created the world is fully backed by the authority of
the Eternal One.
It is the theory
which says that matter and life came about by chance,
that the earth was formed some 4 billion years ago, and
that man descended from apes, and that all species came
from one source - it is
that I believe is FICTION.
Surely, if there
is a Creator, man should not be zealous to ignore Him.
We would call the man a fool who proclaimed there is no
such thing as
electricity, and then took
hold of two live wires to prove his point. And equally
foolish is he who says, “I will prove there is no God”
and takes hold of the theory of evolution.
There are many
people who are very sincere, and who feel that life must
have evolved over millions
of years, because of a
number of scientific observations in the universe
- facts which seem to give an overwhelming weight of
“proof” in favor
Darwin’s theory of evolution is promoted as a fact even
though there is much evidence against it. But to one
who does not accept the Bible’s teaching, there does not
seem to be an option to some form of evolution.
Man in all his
diligence has never found any intermediate fossils. This
means scientists have no proof of anything evolving from
a lower life form into a higher life form. And man has
never found or observed a gradual change in any life
form in all the billions of fossils that have been dug
up in all the years he has been searching.
adaptations happen, but there is no observable evidence
pointing to a transition from one life form to another.
That fact alone demolishes the theory of evolution.
If Darwin were
alive today, and presented with the real scientific
facts we now have, most likely he would not believe in
his own theory.
There is another
type of intellectual who says he believes in God
evolution. He is a “theistic evolutionist.” He says that
God used the evolutionary method to create and form life
and matter. He seeks to reconcile evolution and
creation. But this is an attempt to reconcile fact and
fiction. Usually the attempt is to reconcile the Bible
to evolution - not vice versa.
account of creation, and the formation of man, is quite
opposed to the general theory of evolution. To attempt
to reconcile two opposites means compromise. And the
Bible cannot be compromised without doing great
injustice to its Author, and the truth.
Reject the Bible,
if you insist, and embrace whatever theories you like!
But don’t seek to compromise that which has been
revealed by Somebody far greater than you and I.
But why should the
Bible need to be reconciled to a theory? First
conclusively prove the theory; then we’ll talk about
reconciliation! The fact is that evolution is not only
unproven, but is a discredited theory. Evolution is an
incredible hoax. It is incredible fiction.
evolution does not give a satisfactory answer to “How
did the beginning begin?” Or, “What was there before the
evolution denies the central teachings of the Bible, but
it employs God to begin the evolutionary process. In
this system God is not the omnipotent Lord of all
things, whose Word has to be taken seriously by all men,
but He is integrated into the evolutionary philosophy.
To study more on
this false system, check out ….
10 DANGERS OF THEISTIC EVOLUTION
Werner Gitt lists
these dangers, on the Creation Ministries Intl website …
The tragedy today
is that children are being taught that evolution is a
fact - that their forefathers were apes, and that man is
improving, and that in time he will evolve into
something more superior.
My dear reader, if
you, have been disposed to give credence to the theory
of Darwin, don’t pour contempt on creation teaching
until you have thoroughly examined the Bible’s
teachings, and also what is being presented by
creationists. A wealth of information is available from
magazine, and <CreationOnTheWeb.com>
SCIENTISTS WHO REFUTE EVOLUTION
propaganda that if you are intelligent, educated and
scientific, you have got to believe in evolution! Not at
all! There are many thousands of scientists of all
types, all around the world, (including the two quoted
below), who have some of the most developed minds, and
who believe without a shadow of doubt that evolution is
a false theory and that this whole universe was created
by God, just as the Bible says.
Dr. EDWARD BLICK,
Aerospace Scientist, was Professor of Aerospace,
Mechanical, and Nuclear Engineering and formerly
Associate Dean of Engineering at the University
Oklahoma. He said:
“Evolution is a
scientific fairy-tale just as the ‘flat-earth theory’
was in the 12th century. Evolution directly contradicts
the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states that
unless an intelligent planner
it will always go in the
direction of disorder and deterioration.
Based on simple
mathematics, it is possible
to show that the odds
against forming even the simplest protein molecule by
random chance is far greater than
to one! (ten followed by 67
a faith that is
Biblical Creation is the only sensible alternative.”
GARY E. PARKER,
Biologist, received his M.S. (1965) and Ed.D. (1973)
degrees from Ball State University, majoring in Biology,
with additional work in Physiology and Palaeontology. He
“In my first year
of college teaching, I was enthusiastic about teaching
evolution and tried diligently to get Christian students
to fit their beliefs into the evolutionary mold.
“As God changed my
heart with regard to His Word in Scripture, I began the
long process of re-examining the data concerning
evolution and was finally appalled to find how much
accepted as fact, and
much data pointing toward
creation God had built into His World.
“It is now my joy
to work with students in developing and using scientific
models reflecting the ultimate harmony between
World and God’s Word,
revealing God as
Judge, and Redeemer of all that He
This is a question
that is commanding the attention of millions of people
around the world today – intelligentsia, scientists,
theologians, and college students.
Since the days of
Charles Darwin in the 19th c. a battle has been waged
between Creationists who believe God created the
universe, and all the living species of life on the
earth, and Evolutionists who believe the universe and
life came into being by chance – by random mutation and
not by an intelligent being.
All along there
have been scientists on both sides of the debate on
IN recent times an
“Intelligent Design” movement surfaced as an alternate
theory to evolution. It has been sweeping through the
United States, and is now being taught along with
evolution in some schools.
The ID theory
claims there are natural systems that cannot be
adequately explained without attributing their design to
an intelligent agent. The complex DNA code required for
life from the beginning couldn’t have happened by
chance; some organisms are so complicated that they
could not have evolved from nothing, or from something
For example, evolution cannot explain how something as
complex as the human eye could have evolved. The eye
only works because all the components work together in a
complex whole. The components therefore cannot evolve
into the whole but must have been designed that way.
that there are large gaps in Darwin’s theory which, in
the mid 19th century, attempted to explain the
development of life through processes such as natural
selection and random mutations. Life is so complex there
must have been a higher intelligence involved.
ID doesn’t fully
support the creationist view that the universe was
created in six days, and that the world was made some
6000 years ago. It accepts some evolutionary
developments, and doesn’t actually say who the designer
is. But it attacks Darwin’s theory that life evolved by
numerous, random, successive, slight modifications.
believe that the Intelligent Designer is God, as the
Bible teaches, and that His handiwork is clearly evident
throughout the universe, and in all species of life.
ID is a religious belief and it properly belongs to
religion or to a philosophy course. They say it does not
hold up as a scientific theory because its claims cannot
be scientifically tested.
And so a new
battle is being waged over what we should believe about
the origin of life. And at the heart of the battle are
the questions, “Is there a Creator – God!” and, “Is the
Bible inspired of God, or is it merely the work of
ancient philosophers’ imaginations?”
<The principal of
Sydney’s Pacific Hills Christian School, Ted Boyce, said
that ID has emerged from the creationist versus
evolutionist arguments, and that it is somewhere in
between the two.
is taught in the school system as if it’s a universally
accepted theory and that there’s no other way to view
the origin of man and creation.
I have trouble with this. We would teach evolution as a
theory and ID as an alternative theory,” he said.> - *
*RE indicates quotes in the following 5 pages from an
article, “Designed to put God into the gaps” - by
The Weekend Australian / 3-4 Sep 05. Used by permission
But there is
fierce opposition to this position. The Dean of Science
at the University of NSW, Mike Archer, wrote in the
Adelaide Advertiser (Oct 21/ 05); “Intelligent
Design is not science. As Australian scientists and
science educators, we are gravely concerned that
so-called ‘intelligent design’ might be taught in any
school as a valid alternative to evolution.”
SCIENTISTS SEEK BAN ON ALTERNATIVE LESSONS
to the Adelaide Advertiser, (Oct 21/05),
70,000 scientists have compared Intelligent Design to
‘spoon-bending and alien abductions’ and have called for
this controversial alternative to evolutionary theory to
In an open letter to major news-papers, the
unprecedented collaboration says the idea – suggesting
life is too complex to have come about without a guiding
intelligence – fails to be science ‘on every level.’
While some schools
are planning to add ID to their curriculum, the
Australian Science Teachers Association says it’s a
belief system, not science, and the association has
pressure to have it taught in science classes.
Education, Science and Training Minister, Brendan
Nelson, entered the debate, saying that while he opposed
teaching ID as a replacement for evolutionary theory, if
their parents and schools agreed, children
exposed to it
- but not in science classes.
Church includes some powerful supporters of ID as a
balance to the teaching of evolution.
Archbishop George Pell says the theory of evolution is
compatible with the church’s teaching but it is
sometimes taught “in an anti-God way.” “If that’s the
case, I’d be happy for them to talk about design or
intelligent design,” he says of science teachers.”> *RE
Australia, Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey, said
Intelligent Design, while not itself demanding belief in
a Creator, nevertheless sat comfortably with Catholics
alongside evolutionary theory in science lessons.
Design is a far more elegant description of historical
changes than an entirely evolutionary approach, and it
therefore should not be ignored in the classroom,” he
said. “The problem in our society is that the theory of
evolution has been installed in our education system and
is defended by too many educators as the sole scientific
approach to the existence of the universe and the
appearance of the many forms of life.
“One result is
that too many students are unable to protect
themselves from the conscious or subconscious
assumption that human life has
“EVOLUTION AND BIBLE COMPATIBLE”
however, has issued a stout
Charles Darwin, voicing strong criticism of Christian
fundamentalists who reject his theory of evolution and
interpret the biblical account of creation literally.
Poupard, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture,
said the Genesis description of how God created the
universe and Darwin’s theory of evolution were
“perfectly compatible” if the Bible were read correctly.
His statement was a clear attack on creationist
campaigners in the US, who see evolution and the Genesis
account as mutually exclusive.
fundamentalists want to give a scientific meaning to
words that had no scientific aim,” he said at a Vatican
press conference. He said the real message in Genesis
was that “the universe didn’t make itself and had a
creator.” His statements were interpreted in Italy as a
rejection of the “intelligent design” view.
- The Times / Nov 7/05
CRUSADE PROMOTES ID DVD
national director of Campus Crusade for Christ in
Australia, is not deterred by the fierce debate, having
been very impressed by a DVD,
Unlocking the Mystery of Life.
The DVD has been
produced by pro-ID scientists who argue that Charles
Darwin’s theories are badly flawed.
Hodgson denies he
is evangelising by stealth.
“Our interest is
providing people with the resources that can help
stimulate interest and discussion, among young people,
on the bigger questions of life,” he says. “The DVD asks
some big questions. Our view is that it is moderate,
brilliantly done and has scientific merit; that is,
presenting their case, they are
Hodgson says ID
has testable theories that show why the complexity of
some living things is beyond chance. Hodgson has
discussed the idea with Education, Science and Training
Minister Brendan Nelson, and provided copies of the
DVD.> - * RE
<Focus on the
a Melbourne Christian group that has sold about 1,000
copies of the DVD in the past couple of years, believes
ID should be a science class discussion.
A leader, Colin
Bunnett, says, “Telling kids they are a random chance,
they start to lose meaning in their lives. You see
problems of drugs, alcohol, and suicide. If you believe
you are just a random chance, the way you look at your
life is quite different to if you see evidence of
Richard Drew, a
biologist at Griffith University in Brisbane, sees merit
in the viewpoint of the DVD. “I believe it’s possible to
be a scientist and consider that there is evidence for
He specializes in
fruit flies, and can see how they have evolved rapidly
through mutations. “But,” he says,
science I have never been able to under-stand the
beginning of the world,”
he says.> - * RE
world-renowned physicist, Paul Davies, says ID is not
scientific because its theories cannot be tested. “It’s
a creationist perversion,” he says.
And yet Davies
argues for a God who makes the laws of the cosmos,
allowing life and consciousness to emerge naturally.
“The problem with
the ID theory is that it puts God into the gaps,” he
argues, meaning that proponents look for where science
has no clear answer, and then claim it is evidence of
“There was a time
when rain was a mystery, so rain gods were invented. But
now we can explain it and we don’t need a rain god or
anybody else. But just because we have gaps in the
scientific account it does not mean we have to have
miracles.”> - * RE
EVOLUTION WARS IN THE UNITED STATES
<TWO prominent ID
proponents are US biologist Michael Behe and
mathematician William Dembski. Behe’s argument focuses
on cells, where molecular machines of great complexity
operate in a way that Darwin could not know.
Behe argues that
some of these could not have been formed by successive
modifications because they were “irreducibly complex.”
He uses the analogy of a mousetrap, which needs all its
pieces to be present to work. You cannot start catching
mice with the wooden platform and spring before adding
the other bits to improve it.
Behe’s big ID
example is the flagella of bacteria, the long whip-like
propellers that move them along. The flagellum has 40
parts, from molecular motor to propeller, and is worked
by dozens of proteins, he says. It must have been
designed, since, like a mousetrap, it could not have
evolved from anything else.
counter-argument is that the flagellum’s parts, like
parts of a mousetrap, can function on their own in
different ways. They may have been co-opted from other
jobs, such as spare parts. Some proteins from the
flagellum, for example, are used by bacteria to inject
poison into other cells.
Dembski argues that ID is proved by what he calls
“specified complexity.” This is evidence of a complex
system not easily repeatable through chance and that
shows an independent pattern. An example would be a
signal from space, encoded with prime numbers under 100.
That would have to be the work of a mind.
In his books,
Dembski claims to show by mathematics that Darwin’s
undirected natural processes of evolution “are
incapable of generating the specified complexity that
exists in biological organisms.”> - * RE
In early August,
President George W. Bush weighed in on the issue and
expressed support for the idea of combining lessons in
evolution with a discussion of Intelligent Design -
which TIME magazine described as ‘a subtler way
of finding God’s fingerprints in nature than traditional
creationism.’ “Both sides ought to be properly taught,”
the President said.
magazine, (Aug 15/05), ran a cover story entitled
It reported that a Harris poll conducted in June 05,
found 55% of 1,000 adults surveyed said children should
be taught creationism and intelligent design along with
evolution in public schools.
indicated also that about 45% of Americans believe that
God created the world and all its creatures in six days.
Parents and students are pressing for lessons on ID and
creation to be included in science classes.
US Supreme Court
rulings in 1982 and 1987 put an end to the teaching of
“Creation science,” on the grounds that it violated the
First Amendment’s separation of church and state.
New laws that now
challenge the teaching of evolution are pending, or have
been considered, in 20 states across the US. Ohio, for
one, has changed science standards to include critical
analysis of evolution. Other states are calling for
equal time for ID and creationism also.
For the Bible
believer, it is very definite:
beginning God created the heavens and the earth,”
everything through and for His Beloved Son:
“He delivered us
from the power and dominion of darkness, and
transferred us into the kingdom of
His beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins. And He is the image of the
invisible God, the “First-born” (the Origin, Model,
Supreme Head and Heir) of all creation. For
in Him all things in heaven
and on earth were created, things
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or
rulers or authorities -
all things have been created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and
in Him all things hold
The Bible believer
knows full well that humans are a special creation, made
in God’s image, with no physical evolution from any
other species. And he knows the Bible teaches that God
is involved in every aspect and moment in the life of
His creation and the universe.
But over the past
century particularly, this belief has been zealously
challenged by an increasingly sceptical intellectual
world. And if science can explain what seems
inexplicable, then God is diminished.
President of the Southern Baptist Theo-logical Seminary,
US, comments: “Many of evolution’s most ardent academic
defenders have moved away from the old claim that
evolution is God’s means to bring life into being in its
various forms. More of them are saying that a truly
informed belief in evolution entails a stance that the
material world is all there is and that the natural must
be explained in purely natural terms. They’re saying
that anyone who truly feels this way must exclude God
from the story.”
Time /Aug 15/05
And that’s really
the bottom line in the
versus creation battle.
“Should God be excluded from our thinking and our
Oh, the awful
tragedy of man without God! The Scripture declares:
“The wrath of
God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in
unrighteousness, because that which is known about God
is evident among them; for God has shown it to them.
“For since the
creation of the world His invisible attributes,
His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly
seen, being understood through what has been made, so
that they are without excuse.
“For even though
they knew God (Yahweh), they did not honour Him as the
Almighty One, nor were thankful; but they became futile
in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were
darkened.” (Romans 1:18-21)
readers, let us boldly proclaim the Truth, and not
suppress it. And let Y’shua be magnified!
WHAT ABOUT THE BIBLE ?
does not claim to be a “philosophy” or a “religion”; it
claims to be a revelation - the Word of God. The Bible
says of itself ...
is divinely-inspired -
God-breathed, and is profitable for
teaching, for conviction and reproof, for correction,
for training in righteousness.”
(2 Timothy 3:16)
The Bible is a
but much more;
it is a
it is a Book of
and a Book of
it is an
Book; it is
it is a Book of
it is a
it is a
it is a
it is a Book of
it is a Book of
it is a Book that
and a Book that
it is a Book that
is intricately woven as a
and its doctrines
and themes have the stamp
The Bible is the
Book that has been railed against more than any other
book; armies have marched against it; enemies have tried
to destroy it, but the Word of God has prevailed. Many
opponents who have tried to prove it false, have been
converted as they scrutinised the written Word.
The Bible is the
world’s most translated, and most published Book in the
world. The whole Bible, or portions of it, has been
printed in some 2,300 languages, and new translations
are coming out regularly.
The world’s main
Bible translation organization, Wycliffe Bible
Translators, has recently unveiled a plan to ensure
that every person in the world will be able to read
the best-selling and most-translated book of all-time in
its own language by 2025.
Wycliffe said its
initiative, Last Languages, will involve
translating the Bible in the last remaining 2,400
languages within 20 years. It said it has currently
some 6,400 workers in the field in 93 countries
Millions of people
have studied the Bible and have found the answers to
their questions. The Bible has the information that you
and I are eagerly looking for.
My dear reader, if
you are not convinced that the Bible is indeed, God’s
inspired Word, be sure to read our book …
“GOD’S NUMERICAL DESIGN - 777”
makeup of the Bible (in the original Hebrew and Greek
Languages) is truly
The perfect number,
is a continual phenomenon throughout the whole Bible.
For example, the
very first verse of the Bible, Genesis 1:1, consists of
seven Hebrew words and within these are seven words
there are seven more “7 features.”
After studying the
details of this book, no-one except a devout atheist, or
a hardened mind, can avoid the conclusion that the Bible
could not have been written except by the powerful
inspiration of the Intelligent Designer of the Word, who
is far greater than the Universe which is His handiwork.
is also available on our webpage:
THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE
MAN has always
been intrigued and mystified by the Universe. Once we
thought there were about two thousands stars in space.
After telescopes were invented we came to understand
that there are billions of stars out there.
Once we thought
our Earth was quite a big place, but now we fly around
the world in a couple of days; and our satellites
encircle the globe within an hour. Now we must admit
that in relation to the universe, Earth is like a small
pebble in the Grand Canyon.
We know that there
are nine, or possibly ten, planets that orbit the Sun of
our Solar System; and Earth is not the biggest. Jupiter
is 300 times bigger than our world, and it has 63 known
We also know our
is only one small complex in the giant circular
Our system is just like one small apartment building in
a great city.
The Milky Way
galaxy is made up of at least 100 billion stars. The
width of the galaxy is believed to be about 100,000
light-years. (A light-year is the distance light travels
in a year - about 6 trillion miles.) So the width of
the Milky Way galaxy, which you can see, in
part, on a clear night, is something like
hundred thousand trillion miles
- (600,000,000,000,000,000 miles).
And the Milky Way
is just one galaxy. It’s just like one village in a
nation like India. Telescopes seem to indicate that
there are at least as many galaxies in the Universe as
there are stars in the Milky Way - at least
But that is not
the end. Galaxies tend to be grouped together into
and clusters are grouped into
Is there anything larger than a super-cluster? We’re
trying to find out!
But there are
other fascinating objects out there. What about Quasars
and Black Holes?
which are 8 to 10 billion light years from the earth,
may be the most distant objects in the Universe. Quasars
are among the most exciting discoveries of the 20th
century, but they appear as faint dots of lights on
ordinary telescopes. They seem to be super-luminous,
radiating enormous energy. What makes quasars so
space phenomena are called
These “non-objects” are believed to be the result of
dying stars. They have been called
devour everything that crosses their path. They have
been called “bottomless pits” into which even massive
stars disappear without trace. Could there be millions
of blacks holes out there, as some astronomers believe?
astronomers are seeking answers to these and many other
questions. To find some of the answers, the United
States and Europe have placed very expensive giant
telescopes in space, including the Hubble Space
Telescope in 1990.
In July 1999, NASA
deployed an even more powerful space telescope - the
Chandra . “Extraordinary first images from the
Chandra X-ray Observatory trace the aftermath of a
gigantic stellar explosion in such stunning detail that
scientists can see evidence of what may be a neutron
star or black-hole near the centre.
shows a powerful X-ray jet blasting 200,000 light years
into intergalactic space from a distant quasar. The
quasar radiates with the power of 10 trillion suns’
energy which scientists believe comes from a
super-massive black hole at its centre.”
January 2000 / <http://chandra.nasa/chandra.html>
In Dec 1999, the
European Space Agency deployed the
world’s most powerful X-ray telescope. The $1 billion
orbital observatory, scientists hope, will give an
insight into the origins of the universe.
Astrophysicists say the XMM is five times more sensitive
than the Chandra.
The study and
enhanced viewing of the Universe is certainly
intriguing. For most of us, the Universe is simply
mind-boggling, and like King David of old we exclaim:
“When I consider
Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the
stars which You have set in place,
what is man
that You are mindful of him, and the son
of man that You visit and inspect him?”
The more we learn
of deep space, the more unending the Universe becomes.
It’s like “Eternity.”
Man, for sure, is
discovering a lot of hitherto unknown scientific data,
both in the Universe “above” us, as well as in the
microscopic world “within us” - our human genetic
But to gather
enormous amounts of data without knowing the One who has
created and provided the data, would be like gaining the
whole world but losing one’s own soul. Blessed is the
astronomer who can heartily say, and sing ...
my God, when I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the works Your hands have made.
the stars, I hear the roaring thunder,
power throughout the Universe displayed ...
sings my soul, my Saviour, God, to You,
great You are, how great You are!
“To stand in awe
of YAHWEH the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the
knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
THE MILKY WAY GALAXY. OUR SUN IS ONE OF THE
HUNDRED BILLION STARS THAT CO-EXIST IN THE GALAXY
HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?
THE immense size
of “space”; the sheer beauty; the orderliness of the
heavens; and the laws of celestial mechanics - how it
all works - is all very intriguing, whether you are a
scientist, or a simple star-gazer.
And naturally the
question comes up, “How did the Universe begin? Did all
this happen through a ‘big bang’? Is it all the result
of random chemical reaction?”
searching of the heavens brings new exciting discoveries
every year, we can be sure the searching of the heavens
will not reveal the actual origin of the Universe, and
life. Telescopes and exploratory space-craft reveal the
results, not the origins. The origin is not in the
physical, but in the spiritual.
discovered in the Word of God.
The Bible begins
with the unequivocal statement ...
heavens and the earth.”
The Book of
“By faith we
understand that the universe was formed by the spoken
Word of God, so that what is
seen was not made out of things which are visible.”
Yes, we can
understand the Origin, by faith - not “blind faith,” but
by faith in the revelation that God has given in His
“Your Word is a
lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. The sum
total of Your Word is truth.”
(Psalm 119:105, 160)
The Bible is not a
scientific textbook, but
it is the
Book of the Origins.
It reveals the origin of the Universe, the origin of the
world, the origin of angels, the origin of evil, the
origin of the species, and the origin of man.
The Universe did
a “big bang.” It began with the spoken
beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God.
He (the Eternal Son) was with God in the
beginning before all time.
All things came into being
through Him; and
apart from Him nothing came into being that has come
into being. In Him was life; and that life was the light
“Then God said,
‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to
separate the day from the night, and let them be for
signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; and let
them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give
light on the earth’; and it was so.
“Then God made
the two great lights; the greater light to govern the
day, and the lesser light to govern the night. He
made the stars also. And God placed them in the
expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to
govern the day and the night, and to separate the light
from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.”
“He appoints the
number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.”
Who is God? Who
is this great Creator?
The Almighty God
has revealed His name, His characteristics, and the fact
that He has created the universe, in the original Hebrew
Yahweh, who gives the
sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the
stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea so that
its waves roar; Yahweh of
Hosts is His Name.”
“He who made the
Pleiades and Orion and turns deep darkness into morning,
who also makes the day into night, who calls for the
waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of
the earth. Yahweh is His
Yahweh, your Redeemer, and the One who formed you from
the womb, ‘I, Yahweh,
am the Maker of all things, stretching out
the heavens by Myself and spreading out the earth - who
else was with Me?”
Name of the Heavenly Father is revealed in the Hebrew
Bible. Written some 6,855 times as ...
the Name of
Yahweh was revealed first to Adam and Eve. It was known
by Abraham, and later was revealed anew to Moses at the
The Name is
connected to the Hebrew verb hayah - to be, to
live, and to the title “I AM” of Exodus 3:14. The
meaning of Yahweh is “The Eternal One.”
most of our English Bibles use a substitute word, LORD -
4 capitals - instead of the Name.)
WILL THE WITNESS PLEASE SPEAK UP?
Was anyone there
at “the beginning” to witness the creation? We might
expect the answer, “No-one!” But there
that speaks up:
prepared the heavens, I was
When He ordained
a circle on the face of the deep;
strengthened the clouds above;
established the fountains of the deep;
when He set
boundaries for the sea
so that the
water would not transgress His command;
when He marked
out the foundations of the earth;
then I was
beside Him, as a master craftsman;
and I was daily
His delight, rejoicing always before Him,
rejoicing in His
and My delight
was with the sons of men.”
The voice is that
And yet it is not an im-personal wisdom. “Wisdom” here
is the voice and Person of the Eternal Son - “the Only
Begotten Son of God.”
In 1 Corinthians
1:24 the apostle Paul says:
the power and wisdom of God.”
And in Colossians
2:2-3, Paul adds:
“... the Messiah,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and
Was the Son of
God, Jesus the Messiah, involved in the creation? Yes,
very much so! The Son was
existed with the Father, and who, Himself, was God. The
following three Scriptures make it clear that Y’shua,
Jesus, is the eternal Word.
Y’shua, who, although
existing in the form of God - being in
very nature God, did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped, but emptied Himself,
taking the form of a bond-servant, being made in human
“In the past,
God, Yahweh, spoke in many and various ways to
our forefathers through the prophets, but in
these last days He has spoken to us by
Son, whom He appointed heir of all things,
and through whom also He
made the ages and the universe.
The Son being the radiance of God’s glory and
the exact representation of His very being and
nature, upholds all things by His powerful word.”
is the visible image of the invisible God, the
‘First-born’ (the Origin, Model, and Heir) of all
creation. For in Him all
things in heaven and on earth were created,
things visible and invisible, whether thrones or
dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have
been created through Him and for Him. And He is before
all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
means “The Anointed.” He has many titles, including, The
Word, Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting
Father, the Prince of Peace, the Saviour, the King of
Kings. His Name given to His humanity is
Jesus, or in
which means, “Yahweh
THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES
mental, emotional, and spiritual makeup is absolutely
amazing! We may not appreciate everything about man, but
we must admit that he (and she), is a “skillfully woven
King David was
very aware, as most of us are, of the amazing
complexities of man’s physical makeup. David’s
“I will confess
and praise You, for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and
my soul knows it very well. My bones were not
hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and
skillfully woven ‘in the depths of the earth.’ Your eyes
have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book they
were all written - everything about me, including
the days that were ordained for me, when as
yet there was not one of them. And how precious
are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great has been
the sum of them!”
wonderfully made” could likewise be applied to every
type of living species, from the bee and the butterfly,
to the beaver and the beast. It is very hard to find a
species that has been
It’s true, we find an occasional quirk of nature - a
deformed or three-headed monster. But that’s a genetic
breakdown - it’s not the whole of the species.
less wonderfully made than man - but they are members of
quite different species. Every species has been designed
individually and meticulously. And yet some people say
all species came from one original gene, which happened
to come into being by the force of random selection.
The Bible says
made them all,
and as separate species.
“Then God said,
‘Let the earth produce grass and vegetation,
plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing
fruit after their
kind, with seed in them, on the earth’; and
it was so. And the earth produced grass and
vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and
trees bearing fruit, with seed in them,
after their kind.
And God saw that it was good . . .
“Then God said,
‘Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures,
and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of
the heavens.’ And God created the great sea creatures,
and every living creature that moves, with which the
waters swarmed after
their kind, and every winged bird and
fowl after its kind.
And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them,
saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters
in the seas, and let the birds and fowls multiply
on the earth.’ ...
“Then God said,
‘Let the earth produce living creatures after their
kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth
after their kind’;
and it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth
after their kind,
and the cattle after their kind, and everything that
creeps on the ground after its kind. And God saw that it
(Genesis 1:11-12, 20-22, 24-25)
emphasizes the species were created individually, and
for various purposes. A careful study of the various
species reveals how different many are. Man is supposed
to be the most “evolved” creature, but he lacks some of
the unique systems that animals have - such as the
inbuilt sonar system of the dolphin, the radar system of
the bat, the navigational system of pigeons, and even
the amazing digestive system of the worm.
Just look at the
THE WONDER OF EARTHWORMS
are not accidents! They are highly specialized
creatures, designed for their important task of
burrowing through soil. They burrow into the ground in
all parts of the world, making an important contribution
to the fertilization, aeration and drainage of the soil.
They swallow huge
amounts of soil, digest the nutritional matter it
contains, then cast up the remains on the surface of the
ground or in their burrows. In this way they work at a
constant and effective system of ploughing.
An average acre of
soil may house 3 million earthworms which can move about
18 tons of soil in a year. Their work is so thorough
that in the areas in which they live, almost all the
soil to a depth of many centimetres has passed through
the alimentary tract of a worm.
What a humble but
important “floppy tube of
that little creature is!
AND WHAT IS MAN ?
Man may not be so
floppy. Someone has described man as
“a bipeded packet of
complicated genetic instructions.”
In which way is
man superior to the worm, and other species - if indeed
he is superior?
Most of us, I
feel, are inclined to regard people as superior to worms
and animals. Fair enough. Just look at man’s brain.
A Creation Science
message I received recently emphasized that man is
indeed “skillfully woven” by divine hands. It explained:
brain is an
unlikely looking package, but oh the wonders that lie
within! If visible to the eye, the electro-magnetic
chemical reaction of the brain cells would probably
resemble the random flickering of countless stars in an
endless universe. The 12 billion cells of the brain form
approximately 120 trillion connections; and every cubic
inch of the brain contains at least a hundred million
nerve cells interconnected by 10,000 miles of fibre.
“It has been said
that man’s brain is the most ordered arrangement of
matter in the entire universe. Its capabilities and
potential stagger the imagination. Could such a wonder
simply evolve by time and chance?”
Amazing! All that
complicated genetic instruction!
But why was man so
skillfully woven, and endowed with a compulsive capacity
to search, to figure out, and to “create”? And why is he
such a “religious creature”?
The Bible gives us
is man that You, the Almighty, are
mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit and
inspect him? You have made him a little less than the
angels of God, and have crowned him with glory and
honour! You made him
rule over the works of Your hands; You put
everything under his feet.”
In Genesis one,
the first chapter in the Bible, we read that man was
made very uniquely - in the image of Yahweh, the one
true God who has revealed Himself as the “Three-in-one”
- the Eternal Father, Son and Spirit. Man was made to
have fellowship with Yahweh, and to share His life and
Yahweh ... created man in His own image, in
the image of God He created him; male and female He
created them. Then God blessed them and said to them,
‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.
Rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the
air, and over every living creature that moves on the
“Everyone who is
called by My Name whom I have created for My glory, whom
I have formed, yes, whom I have made ... This people
I have formed for Myself;
they will declare My praise.”
(Isaiah 43:7, 21)
your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil
days come and the years draw near when you will say, ‘I
have no pleasure in them’.” (Ecclesiastes
But many people
say, “No! Not youth!
age is the
time to remember God!”
Many refuse to
honour God in their youth, and then, sooner than they
expected, they reach old age. But even then they neglect
their Creator, and their salvation, and die as they have
lived - without
Why must we
remember our Creator in our youth? Because we need Him
at the beginning of our lives, as well as at the end. We
will all meet Him, sooner or later, and when we do, we
need to be secure “in Christ.”
“And just as
it is appointed for all
men to die once, and after that to face judgment,
so the Messiah (Christ), the Anointed One, having
been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear
a second time, not bearing sin again, but
bringing salvation to those who are eagerly
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1 There is never
a conflict between what the Bible says in the original
sciences as cosmology, geology, astronomy, chemistry,
anatomy, anthropology and psychology.
actual scientific data and information in the Bible is
extremely limited. The Bible is not a scientific text
book, nor was it designed to be one.
3 Being a Book
of God’s doctrines, and filled with spiritual phenomena,
it is obvious that the Bible will occasionally allude to
or comment on what we classify as scientific subjects.
4 Wherever the
Bible comments on scientific subjects, the Bible is
always accurate in the original languages. God is the
origin of all the laws and all the phenomena which
science is based upon. Therefore, science does not
confirm the Bible but occasionally the Bible confirms
scientific data or some scientific classification.
5 If scientific
speculation does not line up with the Bible then such
speculation is inaccurate. If there is a true conflict
between scientific speculation and what the Bible says,
the Bible is right. Just as when there is a conflict
between some historical interpretation and what the
Bible says, the Bible is right. In other words where the
Bible comments on science, science must agree with the
Bible. The Bible is not required to agree with science.
continuation of the universe and the earth, including
man, animal life, plant life, the stable state of the
atmosphere with its various components all depends on
the all-powerful and unchangeable characteristics of
Jesus Christ. (Colossians1:17, Hebrews 1:13)
laws” is a misnomer. Scientific laws as such, do not
exist because science did not develop these laws and
science cannot enforce them. For example in chemistry
God decrees that when certain elements are combined,
certain results will follow. This is a DIVINE LAW, not a
8 With regard to
the antiquity of the earth, neither science nor the
Bible gives us a clear picture. We have some methods of
measuring age, such as carbon dating and carbon 14, but
these are not accurate in determining the antiquity of
scientific laws are based on the assumption that the
universe, which operates according to a fixed norm, will
continue to do so. Science can observe and classify
certain divine laws and then apply them productively,
but only God in His sovereignty can guarantee the
continuation of these laws.
10 The universe,
with its function of matter and energy, will not always
exist as it does at the present time. (2 Peter 3:10-12,
scientific laws and phenomena, which man has been able
to observe, classify and apply, depend entirely on the
faithfulness of God. Jesus Christ at the present time is
guaranteeing the function of every “scientific” law.
12 The Word of
God will survive the destruction of the universe, for
the Word of God and Bible doctrine exist forever.
man in a resurrection body will live forever and survive
the changes in the universe, even surviving the
destruction of the present universe.
14 It is the
Eternal Son of God who holds the universe together by
the power of His Word. (Hebrews 1:3). At the same time
He is “holding back eternity” in order for the human
race to have the opportunity to believe in Jesus Christ.
- From The Bible Topic Book, vol 1 / Perth Christian
Perth Christian Bible Ministries
The following are
brief comments in various categories which support the
creationist view of life, and confirm the biblical
statements on science. Science supports creation rather
than the theory of evolution.
In Genesis 1 & 2,
assuming Moses guessed the order of creation the chances
of him completely accurately forecasting the order in
its correct mode as it appears in those chapters is 1 in
But Moses was
given the revelation by God. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
that the production of Carbon 14 should reach
equilibrium with Carbon 12 when the atmosphere is 40,000
years old. Modern calculations show that Carbon 14 is
being produced at 31% greater rate than it is decaying.
This indicates the atmosphere is less than 10,000 years
old. Carbon dating is based on the speed of light which
has been found to be not
constant but gradually reducing in speed.
Produced by the
action of cosmic rays on the atmosphere, the amount of
helium present in the atmosphere indicates an
approximate age of 10,000 years. With no atmosphere
before 10,000 years ago, there was no earlier life, and
therefore fossils and men are contemporaries.
Cosmic dust enters
the atmosphere at 14.3 million tons per annum. If the
earth was 4.5 billion years old, the earth should have a
dust blanket in excess of 100 feet in depth. This
doesn’t allow for the greater rate of dust deposit which
most scientists believe occurred in ancient times. The
dust is not evident. This dust has been subject to rain
translating the dust from the land via the new system to
Assuming that the
oceans were initially of absolutely pure water, we would
expect a certain amount of nickel deposits in the ocean.
Although somewhat rare on earth, nickel is common in
cosmic dust. There should be 950 lbs of nickel per
square foot of ocean floor if the earth is 4.5 million
years old. The amount of nickel present in the ocean
indicates an age of 9,000 years for the ocean.
(b) Uranium and Silicon
readings with uranium and silicon give the ocean an age
of approximately 10,000 years only.
The magnetic field
of the earth has a half life of 1,400 years. This means
that 1,400 years ago the magnetic field was twice as
strong, 2,800 years ago four times as strong and so on.
By continuing this
process back into history, it has been calculated that
by 8000 B.C. the magnetic field would be the same as a
magnetic star, precluding life on the planet. A magnetic
star maintains its field by thermo nuclear reaction.
forward, by 3100 A.D. the magnetic field, decaying at
its present rate, will collapse causing the Van Allan
belt to disintegrate allowing massive radiation of the
earth which will end life on this planet. (This excludes
divine intervention in the Millennium).
The magnetic field
is less than 10,000 years old.
Earth’s Molten Core
scientist Lord Kelvin calculated the heat loss from the
molten core of the earth through the earth’s crust, and
showed that the earth was far younger than its estimated
4,500 million years. He also estimated the age of the
sun as being young.
Mules are formed
by crossing horses and donkeys. While male mules are
always infertile, occasionally a female mule can
produce offspring. By crossing a male horse with the
mule, a horse will always result. Similarly a male
donkey will produce a donkey. Nature will revert back to
its own kind.
Hybrid grains can
be grown but are generally infertile. With the
re-crossing of wheat or oats with the hybrid, wheat or
oats are formed, never the hybrid.
Geological Column according to evolutionary theory
ranges from Pleistocene in the Age of Mammals to
Pre-Cambrian of 570 million years or more. There are 15
subdivisions in this column. Nowhere in the world does
the geological column exist in its correct order in
(b) In the column
Trilobites are in the Cambrian period of 500 to 570
million years. In recent years a fossil of a trilobite
has been found with a human sandal print superimposed
over it showing trilobites and man co-existed on the
earth at the same time.
(c) In the Paluxy
River, Texas, along the river bed are lines of dinosaur
foot prints, foot prints of man and children together
with giant foot prints 18" long, (Genesis 6:1-6). Giants
in the land.
(d) In the
Appaluchian Mountains from Maine to Georgia are human
foot prints in granite.
(e) Missing links
Man is now considered to be modern man. The famous
French general Lafayette had a perfect Neanderthal
Man had a brain capacity of 1450 cc towards the upper
limit of human craniums which now-a-days range from 900
cc to 1500 cc. Cro-Magnon had a skull exactly like
Man, found in East Sussex, was found to be an elaborate
hoax which fooled the scientific community for over 40
(iv) Nebraska Man
was created from a tooth. The tooth was eventually
identified as a pig’s tooth.
(v) Java Man was
constructed from a cranium and jaw found many meters
apart in a gravel bed in Java.
(a) Jupiter and
Saturn both give out 2½ times the heat received from the
sun showing they are young bodies.
(b) Io, one of
the moons of Jupiter, not only has an atmosphere but has
(c) Titan, the
largest moon of Saturn also has an atmosphere. This
indicated that that moon is less than 10,000 years old.
(d) The rings of
Saturn are undulating not smooth. By the gravitational
pull of Saturn it is estimated that the rings would have
smoothed out completely between 10,000 and 100,000
agree that comets have a life of no more than 10,000
years. Assuming that comets are not being created this
shows a solar system of less than 10,000 years.
(f) When the
first space ships landed on the moon, NASA expected that
there would be a 28 mile thick layer of dust of the
consistency of icing sugar. NASA spent $1,000 million
experimenting for a successful soft landing. When Neil
Armstrong stepped on to the moon he found the dust on
the surface averaged 3" in thickness, indicating some
8,000 years in age.
(g) Space probes
were sent to Mars and Venus to try to find life. Both
1st Law - Energy
is neither created or destroyed. It changes from one
state to another - this supports creation.
2nd Law - When
changes take place, the structure always becomes less
organized, never more complex. Creation confirms this.
Evolution is based on the opposite stance of simple
systems becoming more organized or complex.
This very brief
topic shows clearly how science supports the fact of
creation rather than the theory of evolution with a
likely date of original creation less than 10,000 years
- Bible Topic Book, vol 1/ Perth Christian Bible
Yahoo science report on Internet (18 Jan 00)
400-million-year-old fossilized fish recently discovered
near an Australian dam may be one of
the human race’s earliest relatives,
according to researchers at the Australian Museum.”
Scientific Phenomena in the BIBLE
Perth Christian Bible Ministries
The Laws of the Universe, the Positions and Movements of
Planets, and their Influence
on the earth.
“Can you bind
the chains of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of
Orion? Can you lead forth the constellations in their
seasons, and guide the Bear with her satellites? Do you
know the laws of the heavens,
or fix their rule over the
(Job 38, 31-33)
The galaxies of
the Universe are extremely orderly. The systems are held
together (“chains and cords”) according to divine laws,
“When He utters
His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the
heavens, and He causes vapours to rise from the ends of
the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, and brings
out the wind from His storehouses.”
that static electricity may be formed by the
condensation of vapour.
The Earth is Spherical
40:22, Proverbs 8:27)
“He who sits
above the circle of the earth, and sees its
inhabitants like grasshoppers - it is He who
stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads
them out like a tent to dwell in.”
prepared the heavens, I was there. When He ordained a
circle on the face of the deep.”
verses should be translated spherical.
Air has weight
“Discovered” in 1630 by Galileo.
imparted weight to the wind, and meted out the waters by
Winds have circuits. The Laws of Evaporation and
Discovered in 1630 by Galileo.
the south, then turning toward the north, the wind
continues swirling around; and on its
circular courses the
“... before the
sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened,
and the clouds return after the rain.”
Radiation and Polarisation of Lights
“They who live
in the farthest parts stand in awe of Your signs. You
cause the outgoings of morning and evening - the dawn
and sunset - to sing for joy.”
Messages are sent by Lightning
telegraphy? - God did!
“Can you send
forth lightning that they may go and say to you, ‘Here
Quarantine for Communicable Diseases
recent years by medical research.
“As for the
leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn,
and his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his
upper lip and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ He shall remain
unclean all the days during which he has the infection;
he is unclean. He shall live alone; his dwelling shall
be outside the camp.”
- From The Bible Topic Book, vol 1 / Perth
Christian Bible Ministries
“NATURAL” AND “SCIENTIFIC” LAWS?
are a misnomer. There are no “scientific laws,” as
such, because science did not develop them, nor does
science enforce them.
But there are true
natural divinely established laws and phenomena which
men have been able to observe, classify, recognize and
interpret. They are God’s laws, and they depend entirely
upon the faithfulness of God. Jesus Christ holds the
universe together by the word of His power.
“He’s got the whole wide world, in His Hands.”
of the universe and all of its creatures and the stable
state of the atmosphere depends entirely on the
omnipotence and immutability (unchanging attribute) of
anointed Messiah is the same yesterday, and
today, and for ever!”
“For in Him all
things in heaven and on earth were created, things
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or
rulers or authorities - all things have been created
through Him and for Him. And He is before all things,
and in Him all things hold together.”
Every discovery of
the laws of the universe is a treatise on the
faithfulness of Jesus Christ, who at the present time is
guaranteeing the function of every bonified “scientific”
observe and apply laws, but the
speculation of science
is what is often in conflict with the Bible. The
so-called “scientific laws” are based on the statistical
assumption that the universe, which operates according
to a fixed norm, will continue to do so. But the
universe with its matter, energy, and operating laws of
God will not always exist as it does at the present
time. (2 Pet 3:10-12; Rev 20:11). Science can observe
certain laws, but cannot guarantee their continuance.
laws are simply the faithfulness of Jesus Christ holding
the universe together, and at the same time holding back
eternity, so that the human race will have the
opportunity to appropriate the grace of God, and so that
ultimately God will be glorified forever.
Y’shua said to the
intellectual community of His time:
“You refuse to
come to Me that you may have life.” (John 5:40)
And He could say
the same to our modern “science-minded” generation.
So many people
cannot bring themselves to believe that an intelligent,
almighty Creator made the universe, but they are
prepared to believe that all the laws of nature and
science, somehow came into existence spontaneously,
producing the vast and complicated life forms. Let’s
Are we to believe
that the human brain is a fluke of nature?
It does not look
very pretty, but it is an incredible “super computer.”
Are we prepared to
believe also that if you put a
of sand into a mixing
machine, along with a few
other chemicals, that
when you turn the machine off after a few
millions years, you’ll be able to extract dozens of
quarter-inch square silicon microchips?
Some may say that
not a fair comparison, for
only under certain laws and in
environments, can matter
or life evolve.
a big question - how did
those laws come about, which enable
progress of life and
matter? You come to a full stop! Go back as far as you
can, and you come to that same full stop
where did the first
protoplasm come from?
of course, must admit he does not know. And of course we
would not expect him to know. But the Christian can
confidently answer, it all began with God.
will quickly respond and ask, “And who created God?” The
answer is, No one! And that is not our guess or theory.
The Bible reveals that God had no beginning. He is
That, of course,
hard for our finite minds
to understand - but one thing you must admit, is that
the human mind, although so wonderfully complex, is
still so very limited; and while so many simple things
are still baffling the best of us, I would not expect
to understand the infinite. The theories of origins
prove that man is still groping in the dark.
is divinely-inspired - God-breathed, and is profitable
for teaching, for conviction and reproof, for
correction, for training in righteousness.”
(2 Timothy 3:16)
The Word of God
will survive the destruction of the universe.
withers, and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God
- THE STUDY OF FOSSILS
The best evidence
for evolution, it is generally believed, comes from
fossils which are the remains of plants, animals and
humans. These are mostly bones, shells, etc., which have
not decayed and disintegrated, but have been preserved
in the rock strata of the earth.
On the basis of
fossils discovered, a geological timetable has been
compiled by evolutionary scientists. They have fixed the
age, in millions of years, of the various layers.
The bottom layer
of the strata, they say, was laid more than 570 million
years ago as in the chart on next page.
The Geological Column
According to Evolutionary Theory
Cretaceous Pteranodon (Birds)
Triassic Ruttodon, Lizards,
Carboniferous Dragonfly, Ichthyostega
Ordovician Coral, Starfish,
Cambrian Trilobite Echinoderm
that each of these strata took millions of years to
form. This theory is based on the concept of
Uniformitarianism, which maintains that the process has
continued throughout the ages without any major
Evolution does not
believe in or allow for the Great Flood.
believe, on the contrary, that the rock strata was
formed suddenly, layer upon layer by the upheaval caused
by the worldwide flood of Noah’s day - about 4,500 years
The Biblical Account of the Flood
one tells us that God created the earth and that it was
covered with water. He created day and night and divided
the waters. Water still covered the earth but there was
also an expanse or firmament - a
covering) above the
atmosphere which would have
had a beneficial effect on the climate of the earth. It
would have caused the earth to have an even, warm
climate all over, with no extreme fluctuations of heat
After He had
created the water canopy, God gathered the water that
remained on earth into one place and dry land appeared;
in other words there was one ocean, and one land mass.
After this, God created plants, the sun and moon,
animals and finally man.
There is definite
evidence that at one time the earth had a universally
warm, sub-tropical climate. Three examples of evidence
out of many:
Corals, which at present are limited to water that is
at least 68°F (20°C) once grew near the poles
a fact shown in that fossil
corals have been found there.
Coal seams are also found near the
indicating that abundant
sub-tropical vegetation once grew there.
The remains of animals now confined to warm regions
are found all over the earth.
The remains of
dinosaurs, those cold-blooded animals that would have
required a warm climate, are found virtually everywhere.
The frozen mammoths of Siberia contained in their mouths
the remains of plants that grew in warm regions, showing
that they were living in a warm climate before they
So abundant is the
this original worldwide warm
admit the fact. It poses a major problem for the
evolutionist, but can be easily explained by the past
existence of a water
vapour canopy. Further
evidence of such a
canopy has come from
the study of isotopic helium at present in the
There is much
evidence that both vegetation and animal life were more
abundant in the past. Coal, oil and natural gas are all
present throughout the earth in vast amounts, giving an
indication of how much plant life there once was. The
huge number of fossil animals also speak of a
well populated earth.
Man lived in a
beautiful environment, but after
yielded to temptation and
disobeyed God, a curse was pronounced,
the creation, including man,
was subjected to decay and corruption. As a result,
man, instead of advancing, began to grow more wicked and
corrupt. This resulted in the Great Flood - the
God that destroyed the whole
world, except for all who were in the ark that Noah
built according to the specifications given by God.
What evidence is
there that such a flood actually happened, and that life
on earth today stems from the handful of survivors of
abundant and overwhelming.
Some main points are given below.
In every part
of the world there are traditions found which speak of a
great flood which once covered the earth and destroyed
all but a tiny remnant of the human race. Many of them
speak of a great boat that saved some men and animals
and finally landed on a mountain.
There is no trustworthy, recorded history dating
earlier than about 3,000 BC. Many different lines of
historical evidence point back to a time about 5,000
years ago (3,000 BC) as dating the beginning of true
evidence that the sea level was once much lower relative
to land surfaces than it is now. Some islands, 1,000
fathoms below the surface of the oceans, show evidence
of once having been above the surface. Some great
canyons extend out into the ocean as continuations of
river valleys on land; for example, a submarine canyon
extends some 3,000 miles from the mouth of the Hudson
River (New York) to the edge of the Continental Shelf.
The clear impression is that these drowned valleys were
once normal river valleys above sea level.
The dating of
trees, by counting their annual growth rings, has
revealed that there are many living trees - bristlecone
pines and sequoias - of about 4,000 years of age, but
none older than this. These are the oldest known living
things and are virtually indestructible.
world population figure of nearly 7 billion is not
consistent with the view that man has existed for
millions of years. In fact it would only require about
5,000 years for this figure to be reached.
denials of geologists and evolutionists, the findings of
geology and palaeontology point unmistakably to a great
* At least
three-quarters of the earth’s surface, including the
tops of most mountains, is covered with sedimentary
rock. The sediment must obviously have been eroded from
some previous locations, then was carried and deposited.
This is exactly what happens during a flood.
* Tree trunks
are found extending through several strata, showing that
the thick layers of sediment were deposited within a
very short time, and not over millions of years.
* The study of
coal provides evidence of a flood. There are all over
the world, vast deposits of coal and oil, both of which
are derived from remains of living organisms.
* The fossil
record gives abundant evidence of a devastating,
worldwide flood. The order in which fossils are found
is explained by the flood. Millions upon millions of
fossilized animal remains are to be found in various
places, often grouped together in huge “graveyards.”
unable to explain these things, for evolutionary theory
rests on the concept of Uniformitarianism, which says
everything has gradually advanced with no major
catastrophe ever having taken place.
certainly no processes going on today which could
gradually produce such effects. But the evidence does
point to the flood which covered the whole earth.
Now let’s consider
what the fossil records should reveal ...
evolution were true:
At the bottom
of the geological column, in the oldest rocks, very
simple organisms should be found. As we progress up
through the various rock strata towards more recent
rocks, the organisms should become more and more
would also be expected. These would be the remains of
the “missing links”— the in-between forms of species
that evolutionists say must have existed. For example,
the creatures that were in between the reptile and the
mammals. We should expect to find clear evidence of
We would expect
to always find the rock strata in the order given by the
geological column, with the oldest at or near the
bottom, and the most recent at the top.
Now what we would
expect to find ...
the light of creation?
was universal, what should the fossil record show?
It would show the remains of vast numbers of living
creatures which were wiped out suddenly. There should be
evidence in the form of huge numbers of skeletons
bearing the marks of sudden and violent death.
We would expect
the flood to have left thick layers of sediment, since
this is always the result of flooding. These layers
would have become consolidated, forming sedimentary rock
over most of the earth’s surface.
As the flood
would have been of a tidal nature, we would expect to
see layering caused by
sediment deposited by
the different tides;
layering would be confused
and indistinct in many places, because of the chaotic
nature of the catastrophe as a whole.
Because of the upheaval, which flooded the world and
changed the even climate of the world, we could expect
to find remains of animals
more or less all over the earth, even in areas that are
What does the Fossil Record
Does the fossil
record show evidence of a gradual development through
the rock from simple to complex organisms, such as we
would expect to find if evolution were true?
No! In fact,
fossils of many different kinds of animals appear
suddenly in great numbers at a certain level in the
earth’s rocks. This is the level that evolutionists call
‘the Cambrian’. Below this level, in rocks known as
‘pre-Cambrian,’ virtually no fossils are found at all.
There is no
gradual progression from very simple organisms to
complex ones in the Cambrian rocks; rather, fossils
suddenly appear representing every major group of
organisms alive today. It is significant, moreover,
that those fossils are not the simplest, least complex
representatives of these groups. This fact labels
fiction and it is very
embarrassing to the evolutionist.
supposed to be some of the earliest forms of life - 500
to 550 million years ago. But an interesting discovery
has been made of a
human shoe footprint, along
with some crushed trilobites, in Cambrian rock. Man and
trilobite appear together, and yet, according to
evolutionary theory, man should not have appeared until
550 million years after the trilobites.
being the oldest strata, should contain many fossils
the simplest organisms. But
they do not.
The foregoing are
a few examples to show that the evidence of the fossil
record does not support the theory of a gradual
development from very tiny organisms to complex ones;
rather, the evidence shows many complex forms appearing
suddenly in the rocks. This is just what we would expect
to find, after studying the Bible’s account of the
Dinosaurs and Giant Forms
that as an animal evolves to a more complex form, it
also increases in size. But among the fossils, giant
forms have been discovered of almost every kind of
creature alive today. Among the reptiles there were
those enormous dinosaurs, as well as giant turtles.
Mammals were often twice the size of their current
counterparts. For example, giant forms of all the
following mammals have been found: bears, camels,
panthers, pigs, rhinos, elephants, tigers and wolves.
Giant fossil birds have been found, as have insects such
as dragonflies with 20 to 30 inch wing spans.
The very existence of these giant forms is naturally an
embarrassment to the evolutionist, and the subject is
usually ignored by them as far as is possible.
a bit difficult, though, to ignore the huge size of the
is very clear that dinosaurs and other giant forms did
not evolve into something larger, (and I’m rather
pleased about that); but they have either reduced
size, or become largely extinct.
They did not progress into something
but rather they seem to have
been wiped out suddenly. Evolutionists admit that they
are baffled by
the fact that these
strong, complex, well-established
suddenly disappear from the
fossil record. They
suggest that a sudden
change in climate
might have been responsible
for the extinction of
dinosaurs. Some have said a comet destroyed them
millions of years ago.
And there was this
rather quaint explanation …
Biologist, Mr. L.
R. Crawford of Salford University, suggested the
dinosaurs that roamed the earth for 150 million years,
may have died out because of
which blinded them after an increase in the sun’s
radiation while the atmosphere was still evolving. -
Adelaide Advertiser, May 1982
I guess he is
serious. Well, maybe the dinos lost their way, and fell
into a half frozen lake.
On the basis of
Scripture, however, it is not hard to imagine how the
species were wiped out. They suffered the same tragedy
as the mammoths, and the other species of creatures
which were suddenly fossilised - they were destroyed
suddenly by the flood.
must have taken
two dinosaurs into the ark
along with the rest.
(The ark was big
enough to carry at least 50,000 pairs of creatures!) But
the cold-blooded, dinosaurs evidently did not
survive for long because of the great fluctuations of
temperature after the Flood.
“THE BIG SPLASH”
According to three
scientists, Shoemaker, Emiliani and Kraus, who have
published their ideas in a book entitled, Earth and
Planetary Science Letters, a 16 km-wide asteroid may
have slammed into the earth 63 million years ago. Since
earth is two-thirds water, the chances are that it would
have hit the ocean, with an impact equivalent of at
least 100 million megatons of TNT (or 100 million times
the power of a hydrogen bomb.)
According to their
theory, the big splash would have kicked up some 20
trillion tonnes of water. The lower atmosphere would
have readily lost this moisture
rain, but in the upper
atmosphere, water would have been retained for years as
a thick fog. The moisture would have acted as a blanket,
preventing heat loss and raising earth’s temperature by
at least 100 C. This would have led to the
extinction of large number of plants and animals.
This is admitted
by the scientists to be a speculation.
In 1980, other
researchers proposed that a giant asteroid
have hit a continent and
kicked up a huge dust
out the sun, causing the
wide-spread death of plants and animals.
An article, The
Glory of the Dinosaurs, in Omega Science Digest
(Jan-Feb. 82) starts with:
million years after they vanished abruptly and
mysteriously from the face of the earth, dinosaurs are
still making news. A
renaissance in field
palaeontology over the past two decades has led to
unearthing of astonishing and
unexpected finds; new dinosaurs.”
At the Dinosaur
Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada, palaeontologists are
having lots of fun with bones
80 square kilometers
choice dinosaur fossils. The
bones are thoroughly mixed up, but are so dense that it
is difficult to walk over
area without stepping on
Director Philip J.
Currie said: “We strongly suspect that each bone bed
represents the demise of
a single herd of
dinosaurs in a
common disaster, such
as a flash flood or an epidemic. The shallowness of the
bedding planes and their uniform composition pretty much
exclude the possibility that the bone beds accumulated
over longer stretches of time.”
comments on the theories of catastrophe:
palaeontologists regard catastrophist theories
being found of a gradual
decline in dinosaur diversity at the end of the Mesozoic
age. But while every catastrophist theory fails to
explain the survival of large
such as crocodiles, every
gradualist theory fails to explain the simultaneity of
The article goes
on to describe various creatures up to 25
long, and weighing up to 80
tonnes. It speaks of extensive strata in Colorado, Utah
and Wyoming, USA, which comprises giant dinosaur
graveyards. Some impressive colour illustrations of
various dinosaurs are given with the article, but it
a note about Resurrecting
giant reptiles of
100 million years also, takes
the patience of a saint, an intimate understanding
anatomy, and a fertile
imagination. Dinosaur reconstructions are
bone by bone. Scientists
start with the principle that the hipbones connected to
the thigh bone, and gradually piece together a skeleton
from fossils. When a bone is missing, the
is filled by casting
appropriate skeletal piece
from a bone that already exists . .
Scientists have been able to
theorise about how to reconstruct an entire dinosaur
from only a footprint or part of a bone.”
evolutionary scientists are mis-named! They really are,
if they would only admit it, creationists!
ASTEROID TILTS THE EARTH
Scientists believe that
a massive asteroid
earth - not millions of
years but just about
4,500 years ago.
Evidence for this
belief is provided through the research
the late George Dowell (B.A.,
South Australian Government
astronomer) who discovered from the measurements
shadows, that the earth
had behaved like a spinning top that has been
According to his
charts, the earth was pushed over
degrees, in 2345 B.C. From
that time the earth gradually righted itself, up until
1850 when it settled on its
23½ degree axis.
Pacific Ocean basin shows
evidence of having been the
site of such an asteroid or comet impact. The Pacific
mountain chains which were
evidently formed by the collision.
Not only would the
asteroid hit have tilted
the earth, but the
exploding debris, ricocheting
could have caused the water
Scripture does not
say, of course,
an asteroid hit the
“the fountains of the deep were broken up,”
poured forth water for 150 days.”
It also says “the floodgates of the sky were opened, and
the rain fell forty days and forty nights.”
(Genesis 7:11, 12, 24)
Water would have
swirled around the world in tidal waves lasting for
several months because of the planet’s oscillation. Thus
it is not difficult to account for the millions of
animals being swept into massive “graveyards,” and
impounded into sediment to become fossils.
6,000 YEARS, or
4½ BILLION YEARS?
claim the earth is 4½ billion years
the earth is quite young. Man
is only 6,000 or so years old.
And the world
itself was created in six days at the beginning.
Some may argue
that a “day” is with the Lord, as a
years.” Well, if you insist,
you can make it 7,000 years
6,000 years of
human life. But that still
only 13,000 years
and that’s many light years
away from the 4½
billion figures of
God could make it
just as easy in six days as in six thousand years, or
six billion years.
This reminds me
the professor who was
explaining the “six days” of creation of Genesis
“Six days” the
professor said, “is of course symbolical. It can mean
six billion years, sir”, asked a student.
“Can is mean even
also mean, six days?”
“Six days! No,
no, no, no, no, no, NO !!”
And there was also
a young student who asked his Sunday School teacher,
“How long did it take God to make the world?”
“Six days,” the
really, truly days?” asked
the small boy again.
“Yes, six really,
“Oh …” said the
perplexed student, “… I wonder why it took Him so long.”
ridicules claims based on the Bible, because
reasons that nothing
any significance could happen
in so short a time
as 6,000 years.
ridicule that assumption because some-thing very
in one single year - the
Flood, which they claim, is the cause of fossils, and
the earth’s surface strata.
claim massive time
periods because of the speed
of light and because of their methods of carbon and
maintain that evolutionary dating methods are
assumptions is that light has
at the same
by some creation scientists
into the observed speed of light over several hundred
years have caused them to conclude that the speed of
light has in fact slowed down dramatically.
Well, some reader
may ask, does it really matter if the world began 6,000
years or 4,500,000,000 years ago? After all, we’re here
right now, and that’s all that matters!?
Oh! So “that’s all
that matters”? Then one important question that we are
compelled to ask and answer is; “Why are we here?” If we
are here as a result of blind chance, as evolutionists
would say, then you are free to go do your own thing
without any qualms. It hardly matters. Nothing really
matters. Nothing is really right, or really wrong. Even
if we blow ourselves into pieces by our highly evolved
weapons, it would hardly matter - for everything is a
big accident anyway; everything is transitory,
fleeting, non-eternal; without lasting meaning in the
If it all comes to
an end by self-destruction - and a great number of our
leading scientists are afraid that it will - it would
hardly matter, for wouldn’t non-existence be happier
than the world of suffering that is evolving so
in this the “second millionth
year” of our Homo-sapiens’ evolving and surfeiting
But on the other
hand, if it is a fact that we have been created
have been placed here
a Supreme Being, as
creationists believe and
teach, then there is
reason, a right
if we blow ourselves up. It
we bring misery to mankind
and ourselves. It
if we become delinquents, truants, and social
important then to be
convinced about whether we are here by chance or by
For one who
believes the Bible, there is no doubt about creation,
the stars His handiwork I see
the wind, He speaks with majesty
I hear a new-born baby cry I know
. it’s not by chance !
So let us ask once
When we study the
vastness of the universe, and even the grandeur of this
planet Earth, we are left with this question in our
minds, “What is man?”
Are the billions
of people on this planet comparable to grains of sand?
Insignificant, transient, virtually meaningless, and
without lasting value?
As we study man,
his makeup, his talents, his capacity, we cannot come to
the conclusion that the only point of an individual is
to reproduce, and to make inconsequential contributions
to the forces of “nature.”
No one would be so
foolish as to say a computer happened by chance;
although some may insist that the computer evolved from
simple calculating machines until they became veritable
“living wizards.” But we all know they did not evolve by
chance. They were designed by some very brilliant,
But the human
brain is itself a computer, and an amazing phenomenon.
One estimate of the total storage capacity of the human
brain puts it at 1,000,000,000, 000,000 items of
information. Man is a very clever creature.
palaeontology and the rocks, and turn to biology. Study,
the heart, the eye, the nervous system, and surely you
have to admit that man is
“wonderfully and fearfully made.”
It is true that
animals and even insects are also intricately designed.
But we would all admit that man is intellectually much
superior to all animals even though some seem to be very
Man is unique in
his capacity to speak, to write his language, to record
facts and figures, to build amazing structures, and to
overcome and expand his environment. He is able to
create, to reason, to assess, to calculate and to
Many imagine that
a human baby learns to talk through mimicking his
parents. But linguists now believe that speech is
innate - inborn. A baby learns to speak because it is
human, otherwise it would be limited, like a parrot, to
a few select phrases. In fact, you cannot stop a child
When two dogs
meet, they don’t keep on barking, and making all sorts
of noises, they communicate through smelling, wagging,
etc. Animals, birds, fish communicate in their own ways.
Dolphins use a type of radar. Bees communicate by a
“waggle-dance.” Dogs bark, cats meow, cows moo, horses
neigh; canaries whistle, and other animals give off a
various range of meaningful noises. Parrots will even
imitate human words and expressions, but no creature
except man has developed the power of oral speech.
We do not deny
that communication in other species may be quite
marvellous and satisfactory to their lifestyle and
environment. And there are certainly amazing instincts
such as in birds that are able to find their way across
thousands of miles of ocean without a map, and penguins
that are able to find their way to their traditional
breeding grounds; fish that are able to choose the right
wave to carry them ashore to lay their eggs in the sand,
without being stranded there.
evolution, all species come from the one source. If man
and ape came from common ancestors, is it not strange
that the ape did not learn to talk coherently also; that
he did not learn to write even the simplest forms; that
he did not learn to make something. It certainly seems
that the ape just does not have it in him, to do these
How is it that man
alone has learned to invent? How is it that while man
has mastered technology and overcome his physical
limitations, that animals have made no progress, and are
restricted to the very few inbuilt abilities they have?
reptiles, fish, all have instincts, which are almost
exclusively the instinct to survive and to reproduce.
Some of the very smallest species are builders - the
spider and his web, the bee and her hive, a bird and its
nest, the caterpillar and its cocoon, and the ant and
its underground “city.” A few species burrow holes. But
with all these, it is just one single talent they have
and is a result of instinct, not of a creative mind. But
most animals can do nothing creative. A cat can unroll a
ball of wool, but it can never roll the wool up again!
The only thing a cat can make is a mess. And not one
animal uses an
that it has
itself made, such as a spear or a back-scratcher.
My point is; Man
just a clever
According to the
Bible, man is a special species, created by God. He is a
created with the capacity to share the life and the
immense plans of God.
Man is not an
accident, nor the product of blind forces. He is not a
highly evolved animal, but an intricately formed,
intelligent, responsible person. But he has also been
designed as a free agent - with an inherent conscience,
and with the powers of choice and action.
Man was formed in
“the image of God.” This, of course, is not referring to
physical shape, for God is a spirit.
Man was endowed
with certain attributes or characteristics of God -
so that he has the consciousness of God, and the innate
urge to know and worship the Creator;
with the power to speak, to reason, to create;
power and responsibility to choose and to make right
decisions based on conscience and Divine instruction;
and eternity - and a destiny which is determined by his
receiving or rejecting God’s grace and calling.
Man is called to
imbibe and to share in the same divine qualities that
govern the Creator - selfless love, holiness,
righteousness, truth and joy.
It is because of
his spiritual capacity and his relationship with God, as
Redeemer and Father, a saved man can be called, a “son
of God,” even as Adam was. (Luke 3:38)
“To all who
received Him, Y’shua, to those who believe in His
Name, He gave the right to become children of God.”
“O YHWH, our
Lord, how excellent is Your Name in all the
What is man that
You are mindful of Him,
and the Son of
Man that You visit and inspect Him?
You have made
Him a little lower than the angels of God,
and have crowned
Him with glory and honour!
You made Him
rule over the works of Your hands.”
(Psalm 8:1, 4-6)
MAN’S TRAGIC FALL
The original man,
Adam, was a much superior person than our 21st century
degenerates. But Adam made a wrong choice, just like you
are I have made countless wrong choices. But Adam’s
wrong choice, his disobedience, and his fall into sin,
brought great tragedy to the human race and to the
planet. It brought corruption and death to all his
But that was not
the end! God did not dispense with man, but rather, He
sought the reconciliation of mankind to Himself, and to
His purposes. (There was just one occasion when God did
wipe out a totally evil generation - that was through
the worldwide flood, when only one family - Noah’s - was
saved.) But otherwise, God’s dealings with mankind over
the past six thousand years have been towards this end -
reconciliation. And beyond reconciliation, His ultimate
plans and purposes.
For this reason,
God sent His Son into the world that the world through
Him might be saved. The Son was sent to reconcile the
world to Yahweh the Almighty, and to deliver man from
the chains of slavery which man him-self had helped to
forge by his foolish independence.
With the fall and
rebellion of man, the second law of thermodynamics,
became a sad fact. Decay and deterioration set in. Men
became old, sick, and subject to death. They became
morbid, depraved and hopeless.
But “when we
were still weak, the Messiah at the right time died for
the ungodly … Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the
Messiah, he is a new creation; the old things have
passed away; see, all things have become renewed. Now
all these things are from God, who
reconciled us to Himself through Y’shua the Messiah, and
gave us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that
God was personally present in the Messiah
reconciling the world to Himself, not counting men’s
trespasses against them; and He has committed to
us the message of reconciliation.”
(Romans 5:6. 2 Cor. 5 : 17-19)
REMEMBER NOW, YOUR CREATOR!
“For YHWH who created the heavens, who formed and made
the earth, and established it, He who did not create it
as a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited; He who
is God says this: ‘I am YHWH, and there is no other.
“The One forming light and creating darkness … It is I
who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched
out the heavens with My hands, and I ordained all their
(Isaiah 45:18, 7, 12)
“Thus says YHWH of hosts ... ‘I have made the earth, the
men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by
My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will
give it to whomever it seems right to Me’.”
(Jeremiah 27 : 4-5)
“Thus says God the Lord, who created the heavens and
stretched them out, who spread out the earth and that
which comes out of it, who gives breath to the people on
it, and spirit to those who walk in it. I, YHWH, have
called You in righteousness.”
“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
marked off the heavens by the span, calculated the dust
of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains on
scales and the hills in a balance?
“Who has meted out the Spirit of YHWH, or as His
counsellor taught Him? With whom did He consult and
who gave Him understanding, and who taught
Him in the path of justice? who taught Him
knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding?
“Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been
declared to you from the beginning? Have you not
understood the foundations of the earth?
“He who sits above the circle of the earth, and sees
its inhabitants like grasshoppers - it is He who
stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads
them out like a tent to dwell in. It is He who
reduces rulers to naught, who makes the judges of the
earth as nothing.
“No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no
sooner do they take root in the earth, than He blows on
them, and they wither, and the whirlwind sweeps them
away like stubble.
“To whom then will you compare Me or to whom shall I be
equal?’ say the Holy One.
“Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these
stars - the One who brings out the starry host
one by one. He calls them all by name; because of His
great power and mighty strength. Not one of them is
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
“YHWH, the Eternal God, the Creator of the ends of the
earth does not become weary or tired, and His
under-standing no-one can fathom.”
(Isaiah 40:12-14; 21-26, 28)
It is a wise young
man who remembers his Creator
life is spent. It is a life well-spent that is devoted
to the honour and service of the living God. It is
wisdom - not expedience - to live in tune with the One
who has the whole wide world in His hands.
My reader, we are
creatures, not “evolvatures.” We are created beings, not
evolva-beasts. We are people fashioned by a skilful
Designer; we are not protoplasmatoids churned out by the
skilful interplay of non-intelligence.
The LORD is our
Creator, and we are His creation. Wise, indeed, is he
who remembers and acknowledges and honours the LORD God,
in the day of Grace,
calamities befall God-despisers;
A prophecy in
Ecclesiastes tells of that Day - a day of darkness and
despair. And it is in this context that the exhortation
is given, to
your Creator in the days of
your youth, before
the evil days come and the years draw near when you will
say, ‘I have no pleasure in them’;
“before the sun and the light, the moon and the stars
are darkened (sight is impaired), and the clouds
(of depression) return after the rain; before the
day that the watchmen of the house (the limbs)
tremble, and mighty men are bent (legs become weak);
and the grinders (the teeth) stand idle because
they are few, and those who look through the windows (the
eyes) see dimly;
“before the doors (the lips) are shut in the
street and the sound of the grinding (teeth)
becomes low; and when one arises up at the sound of a
bird (unable to sleep), and all the daughters of
song (the voice and the ear) grow faint; and when
old men are also afraid of heights, and of
dangers on the road; and when the almond tree (their
white hair) blossoms, and even a grasshopper
becomes a burden, and when the desire and appetite fail.
“For man goes to his eternal dwelling place while the
mourners go about the streets.”
Some young people
say, “Ah, old age is the time to think about God.”
Yes, that’s true!
But young age is also the time to remember God!
Because, if you don’t think about God when you are
young, there is no guarantee that He is going to think
about YOU when you are old! In fact, there is no
guarantee that if you forget God now, you will call upon
Him later. In fact, there is no guarantee that you are
even going to get old this side of the grave. I think
you get what I mean.
To young people I
can say confidently, from my experience, youth is the
best time to get to know God, and to learn the truth. In
fact, it is very important, that amidst all the
confusion you experience, in school, university, and in
society, that you discover just what the Truth is. This,
they say, is an Age of Discovery. True! And I trust
this book has helped you to discover that you are indeed
a special creature, and not an “evolvature.”
It was my
privilege at the young age of nine years, to discover
God, through the Saviour, the Lord Jesus, and it has
been a joy to get to know Him more over the years. I
have learned much about Him through nature, through the
universe, and through the trials and experiences that
have come my way. I have learned so much of Him through
the Bible - that amazing, written, Word of God; and I’ve
learned a lot about Him as I discovered Him working in
At the very
beginning of my discovery, I asked Him to come into my
life. And He didn’t waste any time, for as I have also
discovered, it is His intention to come into His
creatures’ inmost beings, to make them much more than
creatures - to make them sons of God. Yes, and even I
can say, ‘I am a son of God’ – not, of course, an
eternal Son in the same way as the Lord Jesus is. But
nevertheless, I have become a child of God, possessing
the eternal life, which He has given to me.
This is a
privilege I have, friend, not because I’m Don Stanton -
but in spite of my being Don Stanton. And it is a
privilege YOU can have also. In fact, it is God’s
intention that all Homo-sapiens – that is, all human
beings, should become glorious children of God.
Adam and Eve, were both made in the image of God. And it
may seem hard to believe that we, poor, disgruntled,
misshapen creatures, whose “godly image” has been so
tarnished that you may as well say we’ve lost it
completely – it may seem hard to believe, I say, that we
are called into fellowship with God, our Creator, who
now offers to redeem us, to reconcile us, to rectify us,
and to fulfil His glorious intention in us.
Oh just listen,
beloved, befuddled, Bedouin (nomad), to these beautiful
words which are not extracts from Darwin’s bibliography,
but are from the Creator’s Book, the Bible.
because of His great love with which
even when we were dead in transgressions, made us alive
together with the Messiah -
grace you have been saved
- and raised us up together, and made us sit together in
the heavenly realms in Messiah Y’shua, that in
the ages to come He might show the immeasurable riches
of His grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Y’shua.
grace you have been saved,
through faith - and this is not of yourselves, it is
not as a result of works, lest anyone should
“For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Y’shua
for those good works which God prepared beforehand that
we should do and walk in.”
“For YHWH, the Almighty God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten, His one-and-only,
unique, eternal Son, so that
whoever believes in Him,
should not perish, but have
eternal (everlasting) life.”
“He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him.
all who received Him,
to those who
believe in His Name,
Y’shua, He gave
right to become children of God.”
(John 3:16; 1:11-12)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the
gift of God is eternal life
in the Messiah, Y’shua our Master.”
He is the image of the invisible God, the “First-born”
(the Origin, Model, Supreme Head and Heir) of all
creation. For in Him all things in heaven and on earth
were created, things visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -
all things have been created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold
“For all the fulness of YHWH El Shaddai was
pleased to dwell in Him, and through Him to
things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in
heaven; through Him, I say, having made peace
through the blood He shed on His cross.”
(Colossians 1:15-17, 19,20)
origin of the World, and of the origin of the Universe,
is the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Origin
- the One who was, and is, one with the Heavenly Father,
and one with the Holy Spirit, who “moved over the
surface of the waters,” and who “breathed into man the
breath of life.”
(Genesis 1:2, 2:7)
The Apostle Paul
was given revelation concerning God’s purposes through
Jesus Christ. Paul wrote:
“To me, the very
least of all God’s set-apart people, this grace was
given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches
of the Messiah, and to bring to light what is the
administration – the plan and purpose, and
the working out of the mystery which from the
beginning of the ages has been hidden in God, who
created all things through the Messiah, Y’shua.
“His purpose is
that now, through the Church – the universal body of
those who are in Y’shua the Messiah - the
manifold wisdom of God
might be made known to the angelic rulers and
authorities in the heavenly places. This was in
accordance with the eternal
purpose which He carried out in Y’shua the Messiah, our
My Reader, if you
have not yet been reconciled to your Creator, will you
acknowledge and honour Him today?
Turn from your
doubt and unbelief. Turn from your sin, and call upon
the Heavenly Father to save you today. Pray to Him in
words like these:
today I come before You as my Creator. I come just as I
am, a sinner, deserving nothing but Your wrath, and
needing Your salvation. I call upon You in faith, in
the Name of Y’shua, Jesus the Messiah, believing and
trusting You for forgiveness of my sin, and for
salvation by Your grace.
I believe the Lord
Jesus is the One by whom all things were made, and that
He is the One, who came to earth and died on the cross
to pay the penalty of my sins. By Your grace I yield my
life to Him, and I will follow Him from this day on.
I now know that I
am not on earth by accident, but You have made me with a
purpose. I come to You, Father, for I want to realise
Your purpose for my life. And I want to know You, and to
be a true child of God.
let Your love and power fill my life. Make me a new
creature, and enable me to live as Your faithful
Thank You Father,
for hearing and answering this humble but sincere
prayer, and for making me Your child. Thank You, Y’shua,
for paying my penalty, and for saving me. Thank You,
thank You. Amen
My dear reader, if
you prayed to receive the Lord Jesus as your personal
Saviour today, I would love to hear from you, so that we
may rejoice with you and pray for you. Write to Don
Stanton, at your nearest MRC address (inside front
TO GROW IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE
Y’shua the Messiah as your personal Saviour is
the beginning of a new life. It means you have
experienced a spiritual birth - “the New Birth,” and you
have received the Holy Spirit - for He indwells every
believer who is indeed born of God. You now are a child
of God, and have become a part of His universal family.
From the moment
you were born again, you will have noticed various
wonderful changes taking place in your life and
thinking. The Scripture now says to you:
in the grace and knowledge of our Master
and Saviour, Jesus Christ - (Y’shua the Anointed). To
Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity -
for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 4:18)
1. To grow in grace and knowledge you need
in-take of the Word of God.
will give you spiritual strength, direction,
encouragement and will teach you about your Heavenly
Father and Saviour, and His ways.
babes, crave for the pure milk of
the Word, that
you may grow in
respect of salvation, now that you have tasted the
kindness of the Lord.” (1 Peter 2:2-3)
Like a small child, learn to
That’s what prayer is
- it’s communion or fellowship with God.
“That which we
have seen and heard we declare to you also, so that you
too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our
with the Father, and
with His Son, Y’shua Messiah.” (1 John 1:3)
Make an open stand for the Messiah. Do not be ashamed
as your Saviour and Master.
about His love and salvation.
“For I am not
ashamed of the gospel of the Messiah, for it is the
power of God for salvation to every one who believes.”
4. Find a gathering of true
and have regular
with them. This could be a
and it will help you to grow stronger in the Messiah.
comfort and encourage
one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians
the Holy Spirit
and let Him fill your life with His power.
You need His power to overcome temptation and trials,
and to resist Satan and his evil influences.
take a note of these important instructions:
i. Whenever you
know you have sinned, don’t
cover up your failure, but
to your Heavenly Father,
and receive His forgiveness and cleansing.
“If we confess
our sins, He is faithful and righteous and will
forgive us our
sins and cleanse
us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
any bad habits,
and ask the Master for His
“Thanks be to
God, who gives us the victory through our Master, Y’shua
the Messiah.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)
those who do wrong to you, and seek to show
everyone with the love of Christ.
“Be kind towards
one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just
as God in the Messiah also has forgiven you.” (Ephesians
yourself to the Master
bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God
... And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may
prove what the will of God is - His good, acceptable and
perfect will.” (Romans 12:1-2)
him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will
keep My Word; and My
Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make
Our home with him.” (John 14:23).
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