Introduction to Creation

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Introduction to Creation : Introduction to Creation Creation : Creation Evolution begins with the assumption that the observable universe is the result of natural processes over long periods of time, without divine intervention. Creation, begins with the opposite assumption. The observable universe is the result of a relatively recent, divine process, and the Bible is an accurate description of that process. Is There a God? : Is There a God? The Big Bang, Evolution, and Uniformism do not and can not explain the existence of the universe. They do attempt to explain how the matter, natural forces, and space, (components of the existing universe) were organized into the formation we observe today. They do not answer the question-why is there anything at all? Which may be rephrased as: what was the first cause? or How did something come from nothing? Slide 4: There is only one logical answer to that question. God. Starting from complete emptiness, totally lacking in energy, space, and time, only something infinite in energy (omnipotent), infinite in physical dimension (omnipresent), and not bound by time (eternal) could create ex nihilo (out of nothing) a universe composed of energy, space, and time. In addition, this something had to purpose to do it, which means it had a will. Therefore this something is actually someone—God. Slide 5: Creation as a theory demands a creator God from the beginning of the universe all the way to the present. Evolution denies any action by a divine being after the Big Bang. They need him for that. Both theories require a god that can create something from nothing. If that god really exists, then He certainly could have done it in 6 days like it says in the Bible, and all this speculation in order to explain things without God is a waste of mental effort. The Bible : The Bible Creationists view the Bible as the infallible word of God. That means that God wanted to communicate with man, and he did that through the Bible. It is inconsistent to believe just parts of the Bible are literal, and parts may be explained away as allegory. Jesus believed the Genesis creation account, and if Christians trust him for salvation, we must also trust him on creation. Slide 7: If science appears to contradict the Bible, then science is wrong in that area. Science is the work of scientists, and scientists are errant human beings. However, God is not an errant being. As previously discussed in the exploration of NOMA, the Bible provides the belief system that is the basis for the scientific method. When science undermines itself, it is due to human error. It is like making a mistake while playing Sudoku. Slide 8: Sudoku is a numbers puzzle game that requires pure logic to play. You begin with a set of number clues from which you logically construct a number pattern based on a set of rules. If, during the process, your deduced numbers contradict the original clues, your numbers are wrong. You must follow your logic back to the the mistake and start over. Often times, in secular origins theory, it appears as if the theorists got lazy and only erased some of their mistaken logic path, or they added more rules to accommodate there mistake. Slide 9: Evolution teaches that things started simple and are getting more complex and better suited to their functions. Creation however, teaches that the universe was created in a perfect state and has been declining ever since. Things are getting less complex and less suited to their functions. Slide 10: If Creation is true, then there would have been ecological systems and natural processes that have fallen into disrepair, or have been destroyed so that they are no longer observable today. Since science is based on what we can observe, it is limited to the present fraction of original nature still in existence today. This is why we must believe the Bible at face value. We do not observe what is possible. Slide 11: Equidistant Letter Sequencing (Satinover, 1995) First in 1988, then in 1994 a group of researches demonstrated a strange phenomena of the Masoretic Text of the Pentateuch, which is the one that was preserved by the Masoretic monks for centuries. Meaningful word pairs could be found spelled out by letters at equal skip distances from each other. They used 300 meaningful word pairs, chosen at random, such as Zedekiah and Matanya (Zedekiah’s name before kingship). Later they used the names of the 66 most prominent Jewish rabbis paired with their dates of birth or death (Hebrew letters double as numbers). Every pair was found. Slide 12: The word pairs and rabbi names related to events that happened long after the text was written. Therefore, a human mind could not have done this. As a control, the researchers did the same test on a scrambled version of Genesis, the Samaritan Pentateuch (which is a slightly different version), and a Hebrew translation of Tolstoy’s book War and Peace. The phenomenon only occurred in the Masoretic Text. The probability of this happening by chance is less than 1 in 2.5 billion for the rabbi names and less than 1 in 50 quadrillion for the 300 word pairs (a quadrillion is 1 with 15 zeros). Chances of 1 in 20 are considered statistically significant by most scientific journals. Creation—A Quick Sketch : Creation—A Quick Sketch Day 1: God Creates heavens, the earth, and light. He does something unique to water and separates darkness from light (4,004 B.C according to James Usher). Day 2: God creates the firmament. Day 3: God separated land out of the seas and creates plants. Day 4: God creates the heavenly bodies and lights. Slide 14: Day 5: God creates creatures that live in water and creatures that fly. Day 6: God creates land dwelling creatures and people. All creatures eat plants for food. All creatures reproduce after their own kinds. Man is to have dominion over the earth and everything in it. Water comes up from the earth and waters plants. Man disobeys God and death/suffering is introduced into the world. Slide 15: Sin increases so God brings a flood, saving only Noah and his family and seed stock of all the animals. People migrate from the ark’s landing site to fill the earth. A group of people decide to build the tower of Babel and their language is confused. Creation’s Underlying Assumptions : Creation’s Underlying Assumptions The observable universe is the result of a relatively recent, divine process, and the Bible is an accurate description of that process. The hand of God accounts for an ordered dispersion of matter across the universe. Galaxies, Stars and planets were created complete about 6000 years ago. Creation’s Underlying Assumptions : Creation’s Underlying Assumptions Long Period Comets were created 6000 years ago, or result from the degeneration since. All life was created complete to reproduce after their kinds. Dinosaurs and man lived together. Life today is best suited to the original environment, which is not observable today. Fossils form fast under certain conditions. Creation’s Underlying Assumptions : Creation’s Underlying Assumptions The flood account in the bible is accurate. It was a global flood that wiped out everything. Geologic strata represent layers of mud deposited by the flood or other natural forces since then. The fossil record shows only complete life forms in a general progression according to their ability to run from the rising flood waters, or some other reason having nothing to do with a geologic timeline. Mutations in genes are a type of degeneration. Natural processes have radically changed in Earth’s history, disallowing dating techniques. People were always intelligent but at times, were forced by environmental catastrophes to eek out a meager existence as hunter gatherers.

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