A note from John:
I found this article (see below), written by Dennis Lindsay. It is 34 chapters in length, and chapters comprise volume 8 of an apparent larger series. You can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and such book places. Only a single chapter is viewed in this post.
It has some pretty good science which thoroughly disproves Evolution. but tends to look at the Creationism view, which ignores several important scriptures and the obvious. It does come close to the correct Biblical view of creation, but not quit.
Remember that there are three basic views of creation:
- Evolution – where creation and life formed over a period of billions of years.
- Creationism – where creation all occurred during the six days mentioned in Genesis.
- Fundamental Christianity (the correct view) – where creation occurred, with angels first, then the universe, then Satan’s fall, then the earth became null and void, then the six day restoration of earth.
The text of this writing below, suggests that the universe was created about 6000 years ago. The proofs are compelling for disputing evolution, but not from the point of creation, but from the point of the restoration and/or the flood in Noah’s time.
Fundamental Christian doctrine teaches that angels were created, then the universe was created, then Satan had his falling out and the earth was rendered null and void, then the six day restoration occurred wherein Adam was created as an adult and mature man.
Since the angels were created instantaneously as mature creatures, and Adam and plants and animals were created in the same pattern, it follows that the universe was likewise created in a mature state and did not evolve over billions of years. So the question is, ‘How old is the universe? Is its age measured in billions of years or thousands of years?’
We know that when planet earth was created it came with plants and animals. Dinosaurs are proof of this fact. But their age is uncertain. When they disappeared, then that fits in with the earth becoming null and void. God then restored the world in six days and thus we have human history beginning at that point. Therefore, as you read this article, consider the dating suggestions as coming from the restoration and/or the Flood, and not as the actual original beginning.
Genealogical records from the Bible, place the date of Adam at about 6000 plus years ago. Prior to Adam, was the null and void period (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the fall of Satan (time-frame unknown), and prior to that was the creation of the universe (time-frame unknown).
The actual age of the universe is probably not in the billions of years, assuming the mature state of its creation, but since God is fair and since angels had their chance and failed, then it would seem reasonable that angelic history would be at least as long as human history, otherwise Satan would complain that the comparison was not fair, and besides, God does not do things arbitrarily or without a plan. Therefore, angelic history and dinosaurs and such could easily have completed their history in a few thousands of years (prior to man), too. Food for thought.
Birth of Planet Earth – By Dennis Gordon Lindsay
A Tale of a Balancing Whale on Its Tail
Diatoms—Microscopic Sea Creatures
One of the most intriguing discoveries of a fossil was made in a rock quarry in Southern California. The discovery proved to be an exceptional challenge to the evolutionary belief that each layer of sedimentary rock was formed slowly and gradually over an immense period of time. (see fig. 1.)
Figure 1. MYTHOLOGICAL EVOLUTIONARY CHART OF GEOLOGICAL DIVISIONS OF TIME
The rock quarry in question is composed of the shells of microscopic sea creatures known as diatoms. (see fig. 2.) Diatoms are extremely tiny plants which live in the oceans. They are about one-fourth the thickness of a human hair. These marvels of architectural engineering are found in three dimensions in all known geometrical shapes—circles, stars, squares, triangles and ovals. The intricate design and engineering of these creatures are evidence of intelligence in their origin. The shells are designed with such remarkable symmetric detail that they are used to check the precision and quality of optic lenses manufactured for microscopes. Also, the white chalky deposits comprised of the shells of these tiny creatures are mined and used commercially for fertilizer, insulation for soundproofing materials and detergent for swimming pool filters.
Figure 2. DIATOMS: A FANTASY FROM INNER SPACE
When diatoms die, their shells do not decompose. Instead, they gradually settle down to the ocean floor. Under certain appropriate conditions they form deposits called diatomaceous Earth. These deposits can be hundreds of feet in thickness and be remarkably free of contaminants. Evolutionism asserts that these deposits have been formed gradually over millions of years. The shells are so tiny that evolutionists have assumed that it would require a vast amount of time to form a layer just one foot deep. Such reasoning is based on present-day conditions for the formation of such a deposit.
Recently, it has been discovered that diatom deposits can form in a relatively short period of time. At the quarry in Lompoc, California, during mining operations in 1976, workers came upon the fossil remains of the skeleton of a baleen whale. What is so unusual is that the whale fossil is standing on its tail in the quarry. (see fig. 3.) It is gradually being exposed as the diatomite rock is mined. The fossil is about eighty feet long.
Figure 3. A WHALE OF A TALE
What does this find mean? In a nutshell, it indicates that this formation could not have built up gradually over thousands of years as evolutionists have assumed. The billions of tiny diatomite shells making up the formation had to have been deposited in a very short period of time. For one thing, when a whale (or any creature) dies, it does not, under normal conditions, become a fossil. Secondly, whales don’t stand on their tails—alive or dead! The whale had to have been buried deeply and quickly in wet sediment to seal it off from the atmosphere, bacteria and so forth. Otherwise it would have simply rotted and the skeleton would have decomposed and turned into dust.
Testimony for a Young Earth
Obviously, the eighty-foot-long whale did not remain on its tail so that billions of tiny diatoms could gradually cover it up. The formation containing the whale had to be deposited quickly in order for the whale not to rot, decompose and turn to dust, bones and all.
The whale on its tail is just one of many examples in the universe which testify to a young Earth. It also stands as evidence of the Genesis Flood, which caused catastrophic conditions that quickly formed vast layers of sedimentary rock while at the same time entombing creatures by the millions—like this whale found on its tail. This is only one of many testimonies to a young Earth.
View all posts in this series
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 0 – Introduction - January 5, 2016
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 1 – Does it Matter
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 2 – Balancing Whale
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 3 – Birth of Planet Earth - January 6, 2016
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 4 – Geochronology
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 5 – Case of the Missing Dust
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 6 – Hot Potato
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 7 – Solar Sweeper in the Sky - January 8, 2016
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 8 – Evolutionism’s Most Persuasive Argument
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 9 – Superficial Appearance of Age
- Birth-Age of Planet Earth – 10 – Taking a Bite Out of the Speed of Light