Universe – latin from ‘uni’ and ‘verse’. Uni mean ‘one’. Verse means ‘spoken word’. This means all that is was created by a spoken word. The Bible, John 1:1 says ‘In the beginning was the Word’. Genesis 1:1 says “God said …’ People once believed, and many still do, that the universe did not evolve from a ‘big bang’ but was created by God saying “Let there be …” A close analysis of the scientific data, without an anti-God bias, does fit the idea that the universe was created recently, like 6,000 years ago. It did not randomly evolve over billions of years.
The entire population of the world could stand inside the area of the United Kingdom! Each person would have 36 square meters or a space 6 meters by 6 meters (19 feet by 19 feet). The earth is no where near over-crowded, it is mis-used. More efficient irrigation, better use of sloped land for housing and terracing for argiculture would assist greatly with the worlds food needs. Better sharing and distribution with less waste and there would be no shortages. People could work on resource management, not war machinery and destruction to resolve our population (food/water shortage, living space) concerns.
The Jewish calendar says the year 5769 is the year 2000 in the Julian calendar, the one most of the world uses today. The Chinese calendar came from the Babylonians around 2500 B.C. It is interesting that this calendar begins at approximately the time the flood, Noah’s world wide flood ended; as would be expected. The world was beginning anew. It is equally interesting, and telling, that there is no evidence of writing, no records, older than the time of Noah’s flood. Supposed more ancient records have not been shown to be as old as declared. Other supposed ancient sources are verbal, not written and thus again cannot be verified. It appears written history, as well as the calendar’s of the world, began shortly after the world wide flood ended.
Sea dragons (dinosaurs) did not live millions of years ago but lived very recently. Much ancient pottery, drawings and pictographs show land and sea dinosaurs. This picture shows Saint George slaying a dragon, sometime between his birth in 263 A.D. and death in 303 A.D. The ‘ancient’ pottery and native’s hieroglyphics vary in age from a few centuries to a few thousand years at the most, no where near millions. A fishing trawler off New Zealand probably caught a pleiosaur (extinct ocean dwelling dinosaur) in 1977. Natives in the deep Congo jungle of Africa claim small dinosaurs live there to this day.
In 1841 the word dinosaur was invented. Before this these creatures where called dragons. Thus the terms mean the same thing. Many recipes for healing in middle ages called for dragon saliva or crushed bones. The epic story of Gilgamesh records him slaying the dragon Humbaba.Chinese history records driving dragons out of the land as they settled it. There are many reports of dinosaurs still living in the jungle of the Republic of Congo, Africa. The local people call them Mokele-Mbembe. All ocer the world are carvings in buildings and temples, cave drawings, stone paintings and stories of dinosaurs. To draw and carve Dragons (dinosaurs) did not live millions of years ago but lived very recently, and may still be living in remote locations
A sea dinosaur, plesiosaurus, is thought to have been caught in a fishing net in 1977 off the coast of New Zealand. A Japanese stamp was created for this creature in 1977. It should have been extinct. An ancient fish, the Coelacanth, supposedly lived 340 – 80 million years ago, is now extinct. Or so scientists said. These have been discovered alive and well in South Africa, off the coast of Madagascar, in 1938 and more recently in the seas of Indonesia. Really makes one question how accurate dating techniques are and the real timeframe of these animals as well as the age of the earth.
The Chinese calendar presents 12 images of animals. Each roughly corresponds to a month of the year. 12 animals and 12 months. That is not strange. 11 of the 12 are animals that exist today, they are real. Deductive reasoning implies the dragon is, or was, a real animal as well. Likewise from other sources we see the dragon is not a typical dinosaur but more like a dragon from the movies. One that had wings and breathes fire. We do not see evidence in fossils of these creatures, thus far. The Bible does mention them as real animals. Logic thus implies the Bible is truthful in this aspect, and likewise in many, many others.
The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is growing. At 4400 years of age, it is estimated to be the oldest desert in the world. Noah’s world wide flood happened about 4,400 years ago as well. It is no surprise there is no desert older than this, for the catastrophic results of the flood greatly altered the world’s landscape. The pyramids of Egypt are located in the north east corner of the Sahara. They are also of similar age. Careful study will show this to be true for many things. Any object claimed to be older needs close analysis of the dating techniques and assumptions used to derive the age.
Two planets and six moons spin backwards compared to the others in our solar system. Due to the laws of inertia, all planets should move and spinning in the same direction around the sun, All planets travel eastward around the sun, as expected. Venus, Uranus and Pluto’s spin is opposite to the other planets and the sun. These planets could not have ‘evolved’ as ejected material from the sun as some scientists claim. They may have been ‘captured’ as stray objects in space getting too close to our sun and hooked by it’s gravitation. Very unlikely. Most likely they are spinning as they do since they were created this way.
Scientists claim stalactites and stalagmites take many thousands of years to form. This stalactite is in the Rolphton Hydro Electric near Ottawa, Canada. It was built in the 1950’s. It formed on the top of a pipe in less than 50 years! Examples such as these show that long periods of time are not necessary, only the right conditions. Many are old but it is not necessary as not all are. Claims for millions and billions of years for the age of the earth are simply that, claims; they lack real evidence, just as claims that stalactites are thousands of years old.
The moon’s orbit around the earth is expanding every year. It is getting further away. Going back in history, 1.2 billion years ago the moon would have been touching the earth. Even if not, if it had a low orbit there would have been serious trouble. As the moon’s orbit around the earth causes tides, had the moon been very close at one time, the tides would have been extremely high. So high in fact they would have destroyed the earth’s continents with their force and no life could have evolved. Likely the moon is not near as old as some scientists predict.
Our world is incredibly beautiful. Blue waters, white clouds, green plants, shades of brown earth and rock. An amazing variety of plants and animals, such as this Golden Pheasant. What colours! What defines beauty? Why is this bird beautiful? Did beauty evolve or was the world created with beauty built in? It’s hard to imagine beauty coming from random events. An analogy is music. A classic composition is beautiful to listen to. It has order, symmetry, pleasing tones. Random bangs on a drum or picks of guitar strings don’t make music. The idea that beauty evolved from random events makes no sense.
The earth is rotating at 1,674 kilometres per hour (1,046 miles per hour). It is slowing down, thus periodically time is added (a leap second) to our clock. This last happened June 30 2015 at 7:59:59pm. Extrapolating backwards, the earth was travelling much faster in the past. Centrifugal (rotational) force at high speed flings objects outward. A higher speed would have destroyed the earth: ground, water and plants. The atmosphere would fly into space and nothing could live. The truth is, the earth is young. It’s speed has been increasing only for the past 4000 – 6000 years, probably since the destruction and world wide changes caused by the global flood approximately 4,500 years ago.
Mutations occur frequently in nature. Many diseases are the result of genetic mutations. The number and variety increase every year. Evolutionists claim life evolved through many small changes or mutations over millions of years. The beneficial mutations survived and advanced life on the earth. Mutations not helpful for survival caused the organism to die and not propagate. All mutations observed by scientists show a loss of information, a decay. There has never been a documented gain of information. There are theories of how mutations could randomly evolve but experimentation always fails. Since God created the earth and life, it all has been running down. Mutations multiply each generation. The earth must be young as all life would have died long ago if the rate of mutation existed for hundreds of thousands of years.
The oldest living organism in the world is the bristlecone pine tree, located in the Inyo mountains in eastern California, USA. Tree ring dating indicates the oldest is about 4,300 years in age. Noah’s world wide flood happened about 4,400 years ago. It is no surprise there is no life older than this. If evolution where true, it is unlikely the oldest living organism would be aged around Noah’s flood. Evolutionists claim a world wide flood is a myth. These tree’s provide additional evidence that the flood is real, it happened, and it shaped much of the world we live in today.