God intended that men would look at what He had created and know that He is. When we truthfully study what nature wants us to hear and know, not what the world wants to believe, it becomes apparent that God designed and created the earth, mankind and all creatures, exactly how it is recorded in the Holy Bible.
If you honestly look at nature, as revealed by truthful science, it is our prayer that you will recognize that God has given you a choice: You can pretend that God does not exist, hiding behind the deception that you hope will permit you to continue to live a life of sin; or you can acknowledge the truth that God exists, God designed, God created, God continues to rule and God will hold each of us accountable for our choices. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” (Romans 1:20-23)
Mount St. Helens
The Eruption: Mt. St. Helens in Washington State erupted on May 18, 1980, giving us an exciting view into creation. It lost 1300 feet of summit elevation as one-half a cubic mile of rock and ice was blown off the top of the mountain. Three-eighths of a cubic mile, or three-quarters of the landslide material, flowed down into the Toutle River, located just west of the volcano. One-eighth of a cubic mile, or one-quarter of the landslide material, slipped down into Spirit Lake, located just to the north of the volcano.
Mudflow: A mudflow eroded a canyon system up to 140 feet deep in the headwaters of the north fork of the Toutle River Valley. Scientists expect that a canyon like this should develop slowly over thousands or millions of years. Isn’t it amazing what God can do in a short time? This canyon is called the little “Grand Canyon of the Toutle River.” It is a one-fortieth scale model of the real Grand Canyon. Geologists might think that the little creeks that flow through the head-waters of the Toutle River created this canyon over an extended period of time, except for the fact that they observed this happening very rapidly.
Peat: Peat and the first stages of coal are commonly believed to take thousands of years to form. Peat has already formed on the bottom of Spirit Lake proving that this process can take a relatively short time. The bark and limbs from the trees settle to the bottom of the lake along with volcanic ash which decays and makes the peat. The layer of peat in Spirit Lake is already several inches thick. Forests: There appears to be an entire forest planted at the bottom of Spirit Lake. Scuba divers headed by Dr. Harold Coffin have investigated the log mass floating on Spirit Lake. They discovered that the trees get water logged and plant themselves upright (the root end being the heaviest) in the bottom of Spirit Lake. Dr. Coffin found similar conditions when he went to Yellowstone to look at the petrified forest. Those trees also had no root base. The roots are typically about three feet long. Could God have uprooted and replanted the Yellowstone forest during the flood?
Summary: Evolutionist theories of an old earth continue to be eroded with the evidence produced by Mt. St. Helens. Many so-called scientists are now confronted with more evidence which is inconsistent with their theories. Many of the events which these scientists believe require millions of years to evolve, we have seen occur since May 18, 1980. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is. (Exodus 20:11a)
Shrinking Sun: Since 1836, 100 different observers at Royal Greenwich and U.S. Naval observatories have made direct visual measurements which show that the diameter of the sun is shrinking at the rate of one-tenth of one percent every century, or about 5 feet each hour. Using the most conservative data, had the sun existed one million years ago, it would have been so large and it would have heated the earth so much that no life could have survived.
Atmosphere is Stable: Who is behind all of the reports concerning ozone depletion? Since freon and related chlorofluorocarbon molecules weigh from four to eight times as much as air, how do they get into the upper layers of the atmosphere (10 to 25 miles above the earth’s surface) to destroy ozone? Some scientists believe that chlorides from CFCs are the culprits destroying the ozone. How, then, do we explain that chloride is being created by sea water evaporation at an estimated rate of 600 million tons per year, and Mount Erebus in Antarctica has been producing 1000 tons of chloride daily since at least 1972? This volcano alone releases 50 times more chloride annually than an entire year’s production of CFCs. It is located 6 miles upwind of McMurdo Sound, where Antarctic ozone measurements are made. How do we explain the results of a 10 year study concluded in 1985 by the National Cancer Institute that showed the amount of ultraviolet-B reaching the earth actually decreased by an average of 0.7 percent per year?
Why do reports of the dangers of CFCs and other doomsday scenarios begin with “Experts predict,” “Based on current trends,”, etc., but fail to justify them with any facts? The media scientists warning us of global warming are the same people who, 25 years ago, were warning us of an impending ice age. Realistic scientists, the data-collecting and data-measuring scientists, do not come to these worrisome conclusions. They are finding the atmospheric conditions surprisingly stable. But their conclusions are of little interest to the news media. Summary: Evidence supports a young earth; yet evolutionists, while professing to be wise, hang on to their disproven theories.
Confirming Special Creation
G God’s Grand Design
E Energy & Law of Entropy
N No Fossils for Evolution
E Evidence for Creation
S Statistical Simulations
I In Less than 10,000 Years
S Scripture Specifies
Historically, it has been the western, Christian world that has given rise to the greatest scientific achievements. Why? … God commanded Adam to “subdue” and “have dominion over” the creation. It is this creationist mindset which has proven to be the scientifically fertile one. But evolutionists continue to say that creationism is just ‘religion’.
Many of the world’s most outstanding and productive scientists have been creationists both Biblically and scientifically. Examples: Isaac Newton, Johann Kepler, Blaise Pascal, Galileo, Michael Faraday, Samuel Morse, George Washington Carver, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur and so on. “Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we our-selves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (Psalms 100:3) U.S. Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Creation Is a Cornerstone of the Foundation of this Nation! Can We See Truth from Science? Science is based on observation and experimentation. But, scientists are always discovering something new which forces them to revise or overhaul their theories. Scientists NEVER DO KNOW how much they DON’T KNOW. They never have all the facts. You can only arrive at the truth if you possess ALL the facts. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11)
God’s Grand Design: As the archaeologist proceeds with his “dig,” he will readily identify pieces of pottery, tools and other items as being “man made”. He will easily see in these things the evidence of DESIGN, and thus he will distinguish them from other materials which occur naturally. Likewise, many features of our universe will convince the unprejudiced mind of their inherent design. Consider the dance of the honeybee directing others to the new nectar source. Think of the gorgeous rings of Saturn; billions of bits of matter orbiting in impeccable formation.
What about spiral galaxies and binary stars? And when we look within our bodies, we find similar evidences of design. Like the thymus gland in our immune system which produces a group of “killer cells” that recognize each of the hundreds of millions of “antigens” found in nature. Don’t these observations compel the open minded person to conclude they must be the result of special creation?
What About Homology? Perhaps the most persuasive evolutionist argument has been that of Homology. Similar structures, such as the arms of apes and man, are said to be homologous and to evidence a common ancestor. But now, molecular biologists know these structures are specified by DIFFERENT genes. Thus the evidence is actually for a common DESIGNER, not a common ancestor. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17)
Energy & the Law of Entropy: The laws of thermodynamics truly demand SPECIAL CREATION. These two thoroughly proven and universally accepted laws of science are among the most fundamental physical laws of the entire universe. In fact they are often simply called the First and Second Laws.
The First Law says that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. The Second Law states that whenever energy changes forms, though no energy is lost, it becomes more random and less useful. Or put another way, any physical system left to itself tends to move spontaneously toward disorganization. That is to say, ENTROPY (disorder) increases. But evolution is built upon just the very opposite of this fundamental law. That is, evolution requires a spontaneous decrease in randomness and a spontaneous increase in the usefulness of energy throughout the energy conversion process.
Evolution requires the spontaneous evolving and escalating complexity of life from the very simple to the complex. Thus, the two most prominent and time proven laws of science, the laws of thermodynamics, are inconsistent with evolution and require special creation. But What About Mutation? The Law of Biogenesis confirms special creation. This law declares that only life can beget life. Evolution is a theory without a MECHANISM. Natural selection cannot produce NEW genes; it can only select from among pre-existing genes or characteristics.
Mutations are the only proposed mechanism where by new genetic material becomes available for evolution. The catch is, that rarely, if ever, is a mutation beneficial to an organism in its natural environment. Almost all (perhaps all) observable mutations are harmful; many are lethal. No known mutation has ever produced a form of life having both greater complexity and viability than its ancestors. Over eighty years of fruit-fly experiments involving 3000 consecutive generations give absolutely no basis for believing that any natural or artificial process can bring about an increase in complexity and viability. No clear genetic improvement has ever been observed despite the many unnatural efforts to increase mutation rates. Variation within the genetic pool of the particular kind of animal, YES, but the evolution of NEW KINDS of animals, NO! Evolution is a theory entirely without a credible MECHANISM.
Myriads of animal kinds have become extinct within recorded history. None has ever been observed to have evolved. The Law of Biogenesis and the nature of mutations confirm special creation. No Fossil Evidence: The fossils which have been found do not support evolution. Rather, the fossil evidence confirms special creation. At the time Charles Darwin published his works, there simply had not been enough excavating by paleontologists to say “yea” or “nay” to his claims. But today, some 120 years or so later, it’s a different story. Now the evidence is in and it shows that life burst forth suddenly in COMPLETED forms.
The so-called oldest rocks reveal no trace of any evolutionary ancestors. The intermediate forms or transitional forms on which evolution so depends for confirmation of its theory, are simply not there. The missing links are still missing. There is abundant fossil evidence now available. The fossils confirm special creation. Evidence for Creation: Dr. Louis Bounoure, a prominent Swiss scientist, summed it up rather succinctly when he stated, “Evolution is a fairy tale for grownups! The theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless.” The truth is that science disproves any theory of a slowly evolving earth, again confirming special creation.
Polonium Radio Haloes: Tiny specks of radioactive material encased in granite bedrock have produced small spherical discolorations. This radioactive material, Polonium 218, has a very short “half- life” of only 3 minutes. This means it would be EXTINCT within a few hours. But bedrock must be solid for Polonium 218 to make these distinctive haloes. Thus, trillions of tiny polonium radio haloes prove that the earth’s bedrocks were instantly and miraculously created, or miraculously cooled within a very few hours so that these distinctive polonium haloes would be formed before the radioactive materials became extinct. Statistical Simulations: Scientists have tried to create statistical models which support evolution. But, the laws of statistical probability mandate special creation.
Evolution totally fails under statistical “modeling”. It turns out there are just not enough possible interactions between particles in the whole known universe to satisfy the infinitesimally remote probability which evolution is built upon. Evolution is the longest “Long Shot” one could possibly bet on. The impossibly remote statistical odds are often obscured by the introduction of a bogus time frame, that is, billions and billions of years.
Most dating methods show the earth to be less than 10,000 years old. But the mind boggling impact of the introduction of such immense and phony time periods tends to obscure the insurmountable character of the odds that do exist regardless of the time span. Sir Fred Hoyle, a prominent British scientist, was heard to say “Imagine a tornado sweeping through a junk yard, and as it passes on its way, there in its wake is a brand new Boeing 747 jumbo jet, which of course, has been fashioned and assembled by random chance out of the junk yard.” Even if it were theoretically possible, the odds are so preposterously remote as to be equivalent to zero.
Evolution has flatly failed under many attempts at statistical simulation. The laws of statistical probability prove special creation. “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalms 14:1) In less than 10,000 Years: Most dating methods favor a young earth and SPECIAL CREATION. The evolution theory requires billions of years to achieve even a ghost of a statistical chance. But, most dating methods point toward a creation less than 10,000 years ago.
Atmospheric Gasses: The decay of uranium and thorium release helium into the earth’s atmosphere. There is no known means by which large amounts of helium can escape from the atmosphere. Based solely upon the production of helium from the decay of uranium and thorium, the earth’s atmosphere could not have formed more than 40,000 years ago.
Magnetic Field: Direct measurements of the earth’s magnetic field over the past 140 years show a steady and rapid decline in its strength. The half-life of the earth’s magnetic field is about 1400 years. This decay pattern is consistent with the theoretical view that there is an electrical current inside the earth which produces the magnetic field. If this view is correct, then 25,000 years ago the electrical current would have been so vast that the earth’s structure could not have survived the heat produced.
Oil Gushers: Abnormally high gas and oil well pressures within relatively permeable rock imply that these fluids were formed or encased less than 10,000 years ago. Otherwise, natural leakage would have reduced their pressure to a level far below what it is today.
Carbon-14 Dating: C-14 is produced in the atmosphere 30% faster than the rate at which it decays. When this data is used, instead of the unwarranted evolutionary assumption that the rate of production is equal to the rate of decay, computed dates of all the organic materials fall within 10,000 years. Further, if the atmosphere really were old as evolutionists want to believe, by now these two rates would be in equilibrium. The disparity in the two rates also confirms that the earth’s atmosphere is young.
Moon Dust: According to NASA’s estimates, moon dust which settles on the moon’s surface should be a mile deep, if the moon is billions of years old. So, NASA designed the Lunar Lander with landing gear pods that would not sink into the dust. What they found was that the moon dust was only an inch thick. Based on their own formulas, that inch of dust would date the moon as only 6000 years old, not the billions of years they had used in their design calculations.
Decay of the Speed of Light: Two Australian scientists have produced some impressive data indicating the speed of light is not constant as we have all been taught, but is actually decreasing. The speed of light may have been ten million times faster at one time. Thus, the light from the most distant star may have arrived the same afternoon God made it. Further, because radiometric dating methods are physically tied to the speed of light, recalculation of these dates using a decaying speed of light results in data that clearly indicates a young earth. As Daniel reveals, in the end times, knowledge will increase. (Daniel 12:4)
Scripture Specifies Special Creation: The Holy Bible also clearly confirms special creation. Holy Scripture consistently states that God CREATED. The exact nature of this form of language precludes any possibility that God allowed our universe to evolve. For God to say that He “created” is to say that he DID NOT ALLOW it to evolve. In fact, the Hebrew word used in Genesis 1:1 (”In the beginning God created . . .”) is the word “bara”, which means to create out of nothing. The flawless manner in which all Bible prophecies are fulfilled in their appointed times proves that the text in which they are embedded is the authentic WORD OF GOD.
The Almighty Creator alone commands those legions of atoms so that they show up in the right places at the right times, turning Bible prophecies into history. God’s own Word, the Bible, clearly demonstrates special creation. His glory and greatness shine brightly in all He has made. The reason and need for redemption is the FALL of a perfect creation. I CAN confirm the special creation and Genesis Flood by means of evidence, so that I CAN trust the parts of Scripture that I CANNOT directly verify.
Would a PERFECT God resort to trial and error to bring all things into being? Would a LOVING God use pain, struggle and death to make living things? If we are accidents of evolution what just claim does God have to our obedience? But, BECAUSE HE made every particle of our being His rule IS JUST. Let us wipe away the dingy cobwebs of evolution! Let His excellent creation shine forth in all its great brilliance! We owe our existence to His creation.
I encourage you to believe in His Son, whom He sent to redeem His fallen creatures, as He asks and commands (1 John 3:23). For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) For he made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Jesus said, “Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 3:3,14:6)
We would like to thank Ken Clark, of Creation Outreach for permitting us to utilize his article on special creation for much of the material under the heading “Seven Powerful Evidences Confirming Special Creation.”
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