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
Evolutionism’s Most Persuasive Argument
Figure 15. THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY
Faster than a Speeding Bullet
The Andromeda Galaxy is a large one composed of billions of stars. It is a galaxy similar to our own. It is two million light years away from Earth. (see fig. 16.)
Figure 16. LOOKING BACK IN TIME
When we look out into the universe, we are looking back in time. Thus, when we look towards the Andromeda Galaxy, we are not looking at it is today, but rather as it was in the past. At the present speed of light, it takes two million years for its light to arrive at our planet. If that is how long it takes light to travel, how could light coming from distant galaxies millions of light years away already have reached our planet if creation took place only about 6,000 years ago?
Over the years, the evolutionists’ most persuasive argument for an ancient origin of the universe has been the speed of light. This argument is based on the present measured speed of light (186,000 miles per second)—the time it now takes light to travel. Some stars and galaxies are believed to be billions of light years from Earth. Could it be that scientists are mistaken about the immense size of the universe and the distance to the farthest known objects in the heavens? Even if they are mistaken, it is still difficult to believe that such remote stars are not more than 6,000 light years away.
According to the studies of some astronomers, light may take a “shortcut” as it travels in deep outer space. If their theory has validity, it suggests that it does not take light nearly as long to reach the Earth from outer space as is commonly believed. By the use of certain mathematical calculations, it is speculated that light could reach the Earth from the fartherest known star in about 15 years. (See Richard Niessen’s “Starlight and the Age of the Universe,” ICR Impact, July 1983.)
How then is it possible that the entire universe could be only a few thousand years old? Many evolutionists believe that the speed of light has scored a sound victory for them and that creation science has suffered a setback. However, this is far from the case. There is a solution to the dilemma which is simple and yet profound. When God created the universe, He created a fully developed, fully functional and mature universe—one which had a superficial appearance of age. This is the biblical doctrine of mature creation.
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