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Promoting Creationism as Revealed in the Book of Genesis, in Six 24-Hour Days

Refuting Darwinian Evolution, Theistic Evolution, Gap and Age-Day Theories, and Progressive Creationism 

Introduction: Creationism and evolution have been in opposition ever since the latter’s introduction by Charles Darwin in 1858.  Their conflicting views come as no surprise since creationism is derived from Christianity, while evolution is claimed to be derived from science. Christianity revolves around the concept of faith in Jesus Christ, and science revolves around the pursuit of evidence in nature. In light of today’s growing focus on science, it is essential to address the issue. Through this treatise, we hope to show that God is the true creator of all life on earth and that evolution is a biased and illogical explanation for the creation and sustaining of life.

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New Whale Fossil Harpoons Evolution

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Frank Sherwin and Jeffrey Tomkins | ICR

According to the evolutionary mantra, whales evolved from a dog-like land creature.1 And as the whale of a tale goes, over millions of years the size of the evolving creatures grew and finally resulted in the largest animals ever seen on Earth—the baleen whales. At least that’s the way the myth went until a recent toothed (non-filter feeding) whale fossil was found. The creature’s immense size and alleged early evolutionary appearance befuddled the whole story.

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That's a Fact: Creation Days were Days

Genesis says that God created the universe in six days. But some people question what the word “day” means! What is a creation day?

That's a Fact - Creation Days from Institute for Creation Research on Vimeo.

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It All Adds Up: 6,000 Year Old Earth, Do the Math

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by Roger Patterson | Answers in Genesis (AUDIO LINK)

A 6,000-year-old earth? When you look up the Bible references, the math’s not that hard!

We’ve all heard the horror stories. Teachers in government schools force students through strange, torturous machinations to do simple math. For example, many of us used to be able to add 121 + 13 in 1.72 seconds. The Common Core method takes 7 steps and 3 minutes and 18 seconds.

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Communicate Creation with Mirror Questions

Communicate Creation with Mirror Questions from Institute for Creation Research on Vimeo.

 Brian Thomas, M.S. | ICR

Extraordinary designs found all over the world simply demand divine creation.1 But people who reject God’s Son and the salvation He supplies often reject this clearly seen evidence as well. How can believers shape spiritual conversations in the face of such strong anti-Creator bias?

Extraordinary designs found all over the world simply demand divine creation. Tweet: Extraordinary designs found all over the world simply demand divine creation.

Certain folks simply don’t want to believe in creation. They invent objections to truth that, like smokescreens, shield them from God. The Lord Jesus cut through smokescreens to the root of unbelief when He said to Nicodemus:

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Massive Genetic Study Purporting Human Evolution Debunked

By Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. | ICR

The recent publication of a research paper evoked such headlines as “Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving.”1,2 Despite the improvement of health-care technology, many other studies indicate that chronic disease among humans is increasing worldwide—and that mutations are commonly associated with disease, not upward evolutionary improvement.3,4 A closer analysis of this new study shows that its evolutionary conclusions are deeply flawed and humans are actually devolving. This is exactly what modern biomedical data shows and the Bible indicates is happening due to the effects of the Fall where the whole creation is subject to corruption.

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Archaeological Evidence for Prophet Isaiah

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 isaiahsealembedBrian Thomas, M.S. | ICR

Recently, Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar and his team made a stunning discovery during excavations in Jerusalem. It provides strong support for the reality of Isaiah and his Old Testament world.

Digging at the base of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, the team found a clay seal bearing Isaiah’s name. Mazar provided a transliteration of this Isaiah bulla in Biblical Archaeology Review as “Yesha‘yah[u] Nvy[?],” where brackets indicate unknown letters from damage to the clay.1 “Yesha‛yahu” is “Isaiah.” If the Hebrew letter aleph stood in place of the missing letter “[?],” then the word after “Isaiah” would spell “prophet.” Possibly the hand of Isaiah himself formed this seal.

In 2015, only ten feet away, the team had found a clay impression called a bulla bearing King Hezekiah’s seal.2 According to the Bible, the prophet Isaiah served during Hezekiah’s reign and interacted directly with the king.

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DARWIN’S THEORY, BLACKMUN’S RULING: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES

The authors of 2 of the most notorious, deadly theories/rulings predicted that if their assumptions proved false, their conclusions would collapse.

The first is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Charles Darwin said that if it could be demonstrated that any complex organ could not be formed by evolutionary methods, his theory would break down.* But he said he could find no such case. (If he believed the eye could come about by evolution, then DNA and other discoveries would not change his mind.) The other is the Supreme Court ruling in the Roe v. Wade decision. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the verdict would collapse if Personhood is established for the fetus.** Human life beginning at conception is a fact of basic biological science. (I believe Justice Blackmun would probably not change his mind, because he knew the truth when he wrote the opinion.)

Why then are both still supported by the public?

In the case of evolution, most people do not believe the theory; they know a Creator has to be involved. But they feel like they cannot go against ‘science,’ so they accept or believe in “the unbelievable.”

A main key for support of evolution is that God is not involved, so you can live as you like, with no moral requirements. In the case of abortion, killing the baby has taken second place, because women want recreational sexual intercourse without the possible burden of rearing the child. This is of course supported by the sexually charged, irresponsible males.

Both evolution and abortion are responsible for millions of deaths, and the mindset of “survival of the fittest” and “man as an animal” have been responsible. Ours has become a coarse society, with widespread divorce, vulgarities and perverted sex. Already doctor-assisted suicide is legal in some states, paving the way for infanticide and euthanasia.

This is why we are informing, working and praying to stop the spread of these practices. – Greene Hollowell

logoDon Blake, Chairman/President
www.vachristian.org
8659 Staples Mill Road, Henrico, VA 23228

*Darwin Quotes, Google. **Section IX, Paragraph A

Ark Encounter Film Captures Major Awards

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As in the Days of Noah Awarded Best Short Film

 

Editor’s note: This article was adapted from a news release that was recently distributed to the media.

Thousands of guests have been impacted by this powerful drama at the Ark Encounter.

The new film As in The Days of Noah, shown at the Ark Encounter themed attraction of Answers in Genesis (AiG), was the recipient of two first-place movie awards at the 5th annual Christian Worldview Film Festival which concluded Saturday.

The international festival, held in the Nashville area and attended by over 1,000 people at the awards ceremony on Saturday evening, also gave a first-place award to AiG for Best Children’s Film for the movie Ice Age.

 

 

The film awards for AiG:

  • Best Short Film: As in the Days of Noah (25 minutes)
  • Best Gospel Presentation Film: As in the Days of Noah
  • Best Children’s Film: Buddy Davis for Ice Age

As in the Days of Noah was created especially for viewing by guests at the Ark Encounter themed attraction of AiG, south of Cincinnati. Ark visitors can view the film on large screens on the third deck of the massive Ark.

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New Diet Study Matches Genesis

Brian Thomas, M.S.  | ICR

Dr. Christopher Gardner, director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and his colleagues conducted a study on 609 overweight and obese adults living in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Nutritionists coached the adults not to bother with counting calories. They should eat until they felt full, but eat plenty of vegetables and whole foods. The study results held a few surprises.

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When Did Noah's Flood Happen?

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Brian Thomas, M.S. | ICR

when flood happen highlightsUnlike all other religious texts, the Bible supplies hundreds of time stamps for key events. They let us test the Bible against itself and the history recorded outside the Bible. However, not all the Bible’s timed events add up easily since ancient authors used different counting practices at different times.

For example, they may have begun counting the years of a king’s reign while that king’s father was still on the throne. Recent success in calculating a precise biblical timeline back to Abraham suggests that dating Bible events can reach back even further than that.

It took scholars a long time to solve enough time riddles so they could determine Abram’s birth at 2166 B.C.1What took them so long? Too many assumed Scripture got various details wrong. That led to confusion. But a few hoped thorough study might reveal that the Bible has a coherent chronology—a timeline that keeps perfect harmony with every time-related verse.

They finally worked out the Bible’s exact timeline back to Abraham.

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Is Evolution a Lie?

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By Brian Thomas, M.S. | Institution of Creation Research

In the view of modern culture, how could anyone be so foolish as to doubt evolution? After all, its defenders point to all kinds of examples to back their beliefs. A thoughtful look, though, at two categories of examples—past and present—reveals how far the grand story of evolution strays from reality.

First, it helps to know what the word “evolution” means to the person using it. If it merely means that certain animal traits change between generations, that’s hard to refute. But most people use the term to recap a drawn-out cosmic story of how hydrogen formed stars, stars formed planets, living cells formed on planets, and single-celled life developed into every living thing on Earth. Now, that’s tough to defend—but many still try.

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Using Bible history to interpret the rocks and landscapes

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Tas Walker | Creation.com

Geologists have long recognized that history is fundamental to their discipline. Traditionally, the science has been split into two parts—physical geology and historical geology. Before we can make sense of the rocks we need to know what happened in the past—we need a reliable history of the earth.

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Figure 1. Simplified timeline of Bible history.

 

Long-age assumptions

 

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