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Recent creation is a vital doctrine, by Henry M. Morris - Young Earth Universe Fourth Commandment


Recent creation is a vital doctrine, by Henry M. Morris - Young Earth Universe Fourth Commandment

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Recent creation is a vital doctrine, by Henry M. Morris

Excerpt (emphases added):

Biblical reasons


As far as the biblical record itself is concerned, there is not the slightest indication anywhere in Scripture that the earth endured long ages before the creation of Adam and Eve. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself said: ‘But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female’ (Mark 10:6).

The crystal-clear statement of the Lord in the Ten Commandments completely precludes the ‘day-age’ interpretation of the six days of creation:

‘Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work … For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it’ (Exodus 20:8–11).

If God’s six workdays were not the same kind of days as the six of man’s work week, then God is not able to say what He means. The language could hardly be more clear and explicit. Note also its further confirmation later in the chapter:

‘It [the sabbath] is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested, and was refreshed. And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God’ (Exodus 31:17, 18).

All Scripture is divinely inspired, but this portion was divinely inscribed! Still further, the record of the six days of creation concludes with the statement by God that everything in His creation was ‘very good’ at the end of the six days (Genesis 1:31). There is no way this could be harmonized with a worldwide fossil graveyard a mile deep all around the earth. The Bible makes it plain, in fact, that death didn’t even enter the world until Adam sinned (Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:21) and brought God’s curse on the ground (Genesis 3:17; Romans 8:20–22).


He (Poythress - ed.) also claims that on the basis of Exodus 20:11, the creation week is analogous to, not identical with, man’s work week (p. 93). However, the use of the Hebrew conjunction ki (‘for’) at the beginning of this verse clearly indicates that the days of creation form the very basis of the working week, rather than being an analogyIndeed, if the reference to the six days were merely an analogy, and ‘day’ can refer to an indefinite period of time, then the reader would be unable to determine the exact meaning of this command. Does God intend man to work for six days, six weeks, six months or six years before he is to rest? - THREE VIEWS ON CREATION AND EVOLUTION, Edited by J.P. Moreland and John Mark Reynolds, Zondervan Publishing House, 1999, Reviewed by Andrew Kulikovsky (emphases added). The full review is at


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. - The Necessity for Believing in Six Literal Days by Ken Ham, 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.


In his response to Nelson and Reynolds, Walter Bradley attempts to cast doubt upon the Young Earth Creationist claim of no animal death before the Fall, by arguing that stomach bacteria necessarily involves death (p. 77). However, this is a straw-man argument. To be frank, it is common courtesy to learn what people actually teach before criticising them (but to be fair, the choice of creationist spokesmen might not have given him the chance, at least as far as the book was concerned). The major creationist organisations like Answers in Genesis and the Institute for Creation Research have never taught that plants, microbes or individual cells didn’t die before the Fall, but only nephesh (soul) creatures.

(The Bible is clear that plants do not have life in the sense of nephesh, while animals do. This should be obvious from Gen. 1:29–30, which clearly ordained vegetarianism for both humans and animals before the Fall. Even introductory creationist publications such as The Answers BookThe Genesis RecordThe Lie: Evolution, as well as the pioneering creationist book The Genesis Flood, point this out, as does the layman’s Creation magazine frequently.

It is likely that only vertebrates are nephesh. This is hinted at in the Genesis account of the global Flood and Ark. The Hebrew words for the animals taken into the Ark do not include invertebrates,7 and only those creatures off the Ark that breathed through nostrils were completely wiped out by the Flood (Gen. 7:22). Insects breathe through tubes called tracheae that exit coming from holes in their exoskeleton.

THREE VIEWS ON CREATION AND EVOLUTION, Edited by J.P. Moreland and John Mark Reynolds, Zondervan Publishing House, 1999, Reviewed by Andrew Kulikovsky (emphases added). The full review is at

The 10 Best Evidences From Science That Confirm A Young Earth (Free Online Articles From Answers In Genesis' Answers Magazine & Other Free Creationist MP3s, Videos, Books, etc.)

Excerpt: "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."

Earth’s Magnetic Field: Evidence that the Earth is Young by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati

Excerpt: "The earth’s magnetic field is not only a good navigational aid and a shield from space particles, it is powerful evidence against evolution and billions of years. The clear decay pattern shows the earth could not be older than about 10,000 years."

Age of the Earth, 101 Evidences for a Young Age of the Earth and the Universe by Dr, Don Batten (Free Online Text)

Refuting Compromise (Hugh Ross, BioLogos, Tim Keller, et al.) - The Bible Only Teaches 6 Day Creation By Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D Chemistry (Free Video)

This video above starts about 50 seconds after you hit play. It is interesting to note that both Richard Dawkins and Hugh Ross have refused to debate Dr. Jonathan Sarfati. A six day, young earth understanding of Genesis is the only one that comes from the text itself, which is why the rest of Scripture interprets it that way. Long-age views are a modern aberration that comes from imposing outside ideas of uniformitarian "science" upon the text. See how compromising views render the Bible meaningless to a dying world. You'll be encouraged and energized to hear there is no need for compromise and that there are answers. The evidence for Creation and the Bible's account of history is all around us if only we know how to look for it, and Dr. Sarfati will show you how to do just that!

15 Creation Questions Evolutionists Can't Answer (Free Video, MP3 and Online Text)

Jesus is God! By Dr. C. Matthew McMahon

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the undeniable Biblical witness to the historical fact that Jesus Christ, the only Redeemer of men, is God. He alone made the claims, and the Biblical record makes this known repeatedly.

Who Is Jesus Christ? (1 John Series 23/27) - The Way, The Truth and the Life by Pastor Greg Price (Free MP3 and Video)

Apologetics and Christ's Resurrection, (Objections Answered) by Greg Price, Dr. Voddie Baucham, Charles Spurgeon, Dr. Matthew McMahon, Dr. Steven Dilday and Others (Free MP3s and PDFs)

Refuting William Lane Craig and Hugh Ross (Creation and Bible Compromisers)

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Recent creation is a vital doctrine, by Henry M. Morris - Young Earth Universe Fourth Commandment