"The Bible is adamant though, that death, disease, and suffering came into the world as a result of sin. God instituted death and bloodshed because of sin so man could be redeemed. As soon as Christians allow for death, suffering, and disease before sin, then the whole foundations of the message of the Cross and the Atonement have been destroyed. The doctrine of original sin, then, is totally undermined."
The 10 Best Evidences from Science that Confirm a Young Earth
"The earth is only a few thousand years old. That's a fact, plainly revealed in God's Word. So we should expect to find plenty of evidence for its youth. And that's what we find-in the earth's geology, biology, paleontology, and even astronomy.
Literally hundreds of dating methods could be used to attempt an estimate of the earth's age, and the vast majority of them point to a much younger earth than the 4.5 billion years claimed by secularists. The following series of articles presents what Answers in Genesis researchers picked as the ten best scientific evidences that contradict billions of years and confirm a relatively young earth and universe.
Despite this wealth of evidence, it is important to understand that, from the perspective of observational science, no one can prove absolutely how young (or old) the universe is. Only one dating method is absolutely reliable-a witness who doesn't lie, who has all evidence, and who can reveal to us when the universe began!
And we do have such a witness-the God of the Bible! He has given us a specific history, beginning with the six days of Creation and followed by detailed genealogies that allow us to determine when the universe began. Based on this history, the beginning was only about six thousand years ago (about four thousand years from Creation to Christ)."
- Answers Magazine, Free Online Article, From Answers In Genesis.
#1 Very Little Sediment on the Seafloor by Dr. Andrew Snelling (Answers Magazine, Free Online Article, From Answers In Genesis)
Dr. Andrew Snelling holds a PhD in geology from the University of Sydney and has worked as a consultant research geologist in both Australia and America. Author of numerous scientific articles, Dr. Snelling is now director of research at Answers in Genesis.
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- Dr. Matthew McMahon, Pastor, Author, A Puritan's Mind (Web Site), etc.
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Dr. David Menton holds a PhD in cell biology from Brown University and is a well-respected author and teacher. He is Professor Emeritus at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Menton has many published works and is one of the most popular speakers for Answers in Genesis.
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Dr. Danny Faulkner is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. He has written numerous articles in astronomical journals, and he is the author of Universe by Design.
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#9 Very Little Salt in the Sea by Dr. Andrew Snelling (Answers Magazine, Free Online Article, From Answers In Genesis)
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Best Evidences of a Young Earth by Ken Ham (10 Free MP3s)
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View an excerpt from the DVD Nuclear Strength Apologetics, which shows how to use scientific evidence properly when you defend your faith.
(Scroll to the bottom of the landing page for this free video).
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OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, EVIDENCE OF CREATION, A YOUNG EARTH, ETC., BY SPIKE PSARRIS (WORKED AT NASA), SEATTLE CREATION CONFERENCE (FREE VIDEO & MORE)
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The Bible & Science Refuting Evolution & Richard Dawkins
Scott Brown: Hey, Reg. I was just talking to my friend Ashif Rau, he's a college student in New York, and we were talking about the Puritans. I was quoting the Puritans all through my sermon today, and he was telling me about, about his experience with the Puritan Hard Drive. So what's the deal with the Puritan Hard Drive?
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- Video Transcript of Pastor Scott Brown (M.Div.), Director of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches (NCFIC), Author, Conference Speaker, etc., and Ashif Rau
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- Terence Ellard (Christian Evangelist, England)
The idea of millions of years came from the belief that the fossil record was built up over a long time. As soon as people allow for millions of years, they allow for the fossil record to be millions of years old.
This creates an insurmountable problem regarding the gospel. The fossil record consists of the death of billions of creatures. In fact, it is a record of death, disease, suffering, cruelty, and brutality. It is a very ugly record.
The Bible is adamant though, that death, disease, and suffering came into the world as a result of sin. God instituted death and bloodshed because of sin so man could be redeemed. As soon as Christians allow for death, suffering, and disease before sin, then the whole foundations of the message of the Cross and the Atonement have been destroyed. The doctrine of original sin, then, is totally undermined.
If there were death, disease, and suffering before Adam rebelled-then what did sin do to the world? What does Paul mean in Romans 8 when he says the whole of creation groans in pain because of the Curse? How can all things be restored in the future to no more death and suffering, unless the beginning was also free of death and suffering? The whole message of the gospel falls apart if one allows millions of years for the creation of the world."
- Ken Ham, The Necessity for Believing in Six Literal Days by Ken Ham (Free Online Article at Answers In Genesis), emphases added. Also hear Six Day Creation & The Eisegesis Problem by Ken Ham (Free MP3) and The Doctrine Of Original Sin (26 Free MP3s) by Jonathan Edwards.
Many Free MP3s By Ken Ham (Answers In Genesis) At Sermonaudio
We are invited, brethren, most earnestly to go away from the old-fashioned belief of our forefathers because of the supposed discoveries of science. What is science? The method by which man tries to conceal his ignorance. It should not be so, but so it is. You are not to be dogmatical in theology, my brethren, it is wicked; but for scientific men it is the correct thing. You are never to assert anything very strongly; but scientists may boldly assert what they cannot prove, and may demand a faith far more credulous than any we possess. Forsooth, you and I are to take our Bibles and shape and mould our belief according to the ever shifting teachings of so-called scientific men. What folly is this! Why, the march of science, falsely so called, through the world may be traced by exploded fallacies and abandoned theories. Former explorers once adored are now ridiculed; the continual wreckings of false hypotheses is a matter of universal notoriety. You may tell where the learned have encamped by the debris left behind of suppositions and theories as plentiful as broken bottles.
- Charles Spurgeon, The Sword and the Trowel, 1877, p. 197, emphases added.
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Agnosticism is epistemologically self-contradictory on its own assumptions because its claim to make no assertion about ultimate reality rests upon a most comprehensive assertion about ultimate reality.
- Cornelius Van Til, The Defense of the Faith, emphases added.
Why Shouldn't Christians Accept Millions of Years? by Dr. Terry Mortenson (Free Video at Answers In Genesis)
Arguments over conflicting presuppositions between world views, therefore, must be resolved somewhat differently, and yet still rationally, from conflicts over factual existence claims within a world view or system of thought. When we go to look at the different world views that atheists and theists have, I suggest we can prove the existence of God from the impossibility of the contrary. The transcendental proof for God's existence is that without Him it is impossible to prove anything. The atheist world view is irrational and cannot consistently provide the preconditions of intelligible experience, science, logic, or morality. The atheist world view cannot allow for laws of logic, the uniformity of nature, the ability for the mind to understand the world, and moral absolutes.
- Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen, The Great Debate: Does God Exist? Dr. Greg Bahnsen versus Dr. Gordon Stein At the University of California, Irvine, 1985, emphases added
FREE VIDEO: Ultimate Proof of Creation by Dr. Jason Lisle
The transcendental argument says the proof of the Christian God is that without God one cannot prove anything. As one illustration of that, although I want to get into more than that in the second speech, I have referred to the laws of logic. An atheist universe cannot account for the laws of logic... We must ask whether the atheist has a rational basis for his claims. Atheists love to talk about laws of science and laws of logic. They speak as though there are certain moral absolutes from which Christians were just a few minutes ago being indicted because they didn't live up to them. But who is the atheist to tell us about laws? In a materialist universe there are no laws, much less laws of morality that anybody has to live up to.
- Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen, The Great Debate: Does God Exist? Dr. Greg Bahnsen versus Dr. Gordon Stein At the University of California, Irvine, 1985.
He (Christ) came to bring peace, to be sure, but the peace that He came to bring must be built upon the complete destruction of the power of darkness.
- Cornelius Van Til, The Defense of the Faith, emphases added.
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