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Communicate Creation with Mirror Questions

Communicate Creation with Mirror Questions

Communicate Creation with Mirror Questions from Institute for Creation Research on Vimeo  Brian Thomas, MS | ICR Extraordinary designs found all over the world simply demand divine creation1 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: Read More

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Massive Genetic Study Purporting Human Evolution Debunked

Massive Genetic Study Purporting Human Evolution Debunked

By Jeffrey P Tomkins, PhD | 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 improvement3,4 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 Read More

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Archaeological Evidence for Prophet Isaiah

Archaeological Evidence for Prophet Isaiah

 Brian Thomas, MS | 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 clay1 “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 seal2 According to the Bible, the prophet Isaiah served during Hezekiah’s reign and interacted directly with the king Read More

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

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) Read More

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Ark Encounter Film Captures Major Awards

Ark Encounter Film Captures Major Awards

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 Read More

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New Diet Study Matches Genesis

New Diet Study Matches Genesis

Brian Thomas, MS  | 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 Read More

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When Did Noah’s Flood Happen?

When Did Noah’s Flood Happen?

Brian Thomas, MS | ICR Unlike 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 BC1What 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 Read More

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Is Evolution a Lie?

Is Evolution a Lie?

By Brian Thomas, MS | 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 Read More

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Using Bible history to interpret the rocks and landscapes

Using Bible history to interpret the rocks and landscapes

Tas Walker | Creationcom 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   Figure 1 Simplified timeline of Bible history   Long-age assumptions   There are many compelling reasons for adopting this approach, which is the way the pioneers of geological science, such as Nicholas Steno, worked Read More

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The Fossil Record and the Fall of Darwin’s Last Icon

The Fossil Record and the Fall of Darwin’s Last Icon

This article is taken from the proceedings of the symposium ‘The Two Shall Become One’ held in Rome in September 2015, jointly sponsored by Human Life International and the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation by John M Wynne  Introduction Depictions of human evolution may be the most recognized of all Darwinian “icons,” as most people have been exposed to images such as those in Figure 1 since their youth  As recent fossil finds have transformed this icon into a complex timeline, as in Figure 2, paleoanthropologists continue to insist that the strength of the fossil evidence mandates viewing human evolution as a scientific fact[1]  Even as other Darwinian claims have been increasingly abandoned, the staunch defense of this last icon has continued and intensified This paper explains that Darwin’s last icon has now fallen  In other words, a critical review of the fossil record using the information in the scientific literature leads to the conclusion that there is no viable evolutionary sequence leading from a common ancestor with the chimpanzee to modern humans Read More