Acquiring and Distributing Knowledge May 16, 2019
Regarding God's Creation
Bible Narrative vs Archaeology
On March sixth geologist Dr. Tim Clarey from the ICR gave two great presentations for us.
Dr. Clarey described his research pulling together data from the vast array of oil wells around the world that carefully document all of the rock layers they penetrate. The result is much more detailed knowledge of the rocks layers and their fossils than previously possible. This geological data also strongly supports a recent supernatural creation and worldwide Flood understanding of Earth history. Two videos of these important presentations are now available on the GHCA website Video Page .
At our next meeting on May 16
will start a new
adventure with science and the Scripture. In this series we will explore the Biblical narrative from the Flood all the way to Joshua's conquest and contrast it to the conventional wisdom in archaeology.
Most archaeologist are committed to a conventional old age evolutionary preconception of history.
When they evaluate the physical and linguistic evidence that was left behind by ancient cultures, they strive to fit that evidence into evolutionary preconceptions of the past. That evolutionary preconception says that mankind developed from a common ancestor that the apes also developed from. Language started form the need to communicate with facial expressions, hand gestures, and sounds they could make. The ability to do those things increased as they did more of
it. The rudiments of civilization developed as these people strove to protect themselves and work together in hunting and gathering and eventually cultivating plants. The more people succeeded at these things the more their population grew and survived hard times and difficulties of changing climate and the surrounding environment, animals and competing people. It is a very plausible story. Perhaps even a great story. It is so easy to imagine how that process could continue over a long time to lead where we are today. It is also the conclusion of the great majority of experts including archaeologists.
The Bible tells a very different sequence of events.
There was a creation in a sequence of supernatural events. Soon the fist people rejected God's plan which led to ever greater separation between them and their Creator. As the population increased the sin and separation increased and included ever more serious forms of sin. God decided to preserve a few that might still be redeemed and destroy the rest. The destruction was by a catastrophic worldwide flood. The preservation was by an Ark that could weather the
destruction and by a spiritual savior who could preserve all who wanted the presence of God. The eight people from the Ark began to increase rapidly in population and consolidated strength and built cities. God imposed different languages so they had to disperse across the Earth to be safe and productive. Some of these people groups drifted ever further away form God. But God drew out some for Himself to bring forth His word in the Bible.
These two story lines are extremely different.
Many think they are irreconcilable - so different that one must be accepted
and the other rejected. Some try to include a little bit of God and/or a little bit of evolution but that is rarely any better.
The conventional evolutionary view
has no place for a creator not to mention a worldwide Flood that would rip up, destroy and redistribute that corrupted environment which mankind's sin had so contaminated. No, the evolutionary viewpoint will not even recognize sin in any Biblical sense.
There are similar contrasts in geology that we have studied over the last year. In conventional geology the evidence was always evaluated and interpreted by slow gradual evolutionary processes. But we found with the help of PhD geologists who were committed to serious consideration of the Biblical narratives, that the geologic evidence can be better and more consistently explained by the destruction of a worldwide environment by a worldwide Flood. That better explains the groups of rock layers that often extend across multiple continents. The mixture of fossils in the rock layers are
better explained including the dominance of marine fossils even in dinosaur beds. The conflicting isotopes in the rock layers are also better explained including the consistent presence of C-14 in fossil bearing rock layers. This is something the conventional view simply cannot explain because that C-14 has to have been placed there less than fifty thousand years ago to still be there as it is.
Will we be able to produce similar results with archaeology?
Join us for a series of great presentations, invited discussion and Q&A. At our next meeting on May 15 we will flesh out a good overview of the conventional view of archaeology and of the Biblical narrative read is a straight forward way. That will provide a solid foundation for upcoming presentations. We will take advantage of the IGHC classroom lectures again including archaeologist Dr. Doug Petrovitch, Hebraist Dr. Steven Boyd, and other resources as well. Join us for the adventure!
May 16, 2019
Bible Narrative vs Archaeology
By Frank Mayo
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway at Post Oak
Blessings to all,
Join us for the adventure of learning and discovery. Bring you questions and comments.
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Examples of Important YEC Scientific Evidences
Some major examples of physical evidence we point to include:
- Remains of original soft tissue still found in dinosaur bones. Along with that tissue is C-14 that would decay completely away in less than a hundred thousand years, a tiny fraction of the dinosaur fossil's supposed age.
- For many years geologists have found C-14 in fossil carbon throughout the fossil record. So, the entire fossil record is less than 100,000 years old.
- The origin of the information and molecular machinery in the first living self-reproducing cell remains a complete enigma for biologist and biochemists.
- In the origin of the universe, big bang theory is being recognized as a dead end by increasing numbers of secular scientists. The hypothesized inflation has nothing to start it, drive it forward, or stop it. Without inflation fatal flaws appear with the absence of predicted antimatter, magnetic monopoles, or any means for the whole universe to come to the same precise background temperature. Then the formation of the first stars is as enigmatic as the origin of the first biological cell. Dark matter and dark energy are as enigmatic as the galactic motions they are needed to explain.
At the root of all standard science are many assumptions that may be quite incorrect. At the top is that there is no God. Another is that present process can be used to explain everything in the past. When we look at a canyon we are taught to assume the river at the bottom cut the canyon. But perhaps tectonic events made the canyon and there is a river at the bottom because water always flows downhill. At the root of big bang theory is a pure assumption that has been named the "Cosmological Principle". Perhaps inaccuracies there are responsible for the big bang's multitude of problems.
There is more about the role of assumptions in science found on our website here. There are many more resources on young earth and young universe evidences here.
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Christians around the world are being persecuted and murdered to force them out of their homes or to change their faith. Pray for protection for and support from Christian organizations in the West.
is said to be recovering well now. But continue to pray for John and all the leaders, researchers, and writers in the YEC community.
AIG, CMI, CRS, ICR, and LRA (Logos Research Ass.)
the big five YEC creation organizations doing active research, publication and speaking. Pray for inspiration, enabling and financing.
GHCA and Roger Sigler, Fred Bauhof, Tony Comeaux, Pete Moore, Frank Mayo a
other GHCA members working to do research, publication, or local teaching ministries in creation science. We all need the Lord's guidance, enabling and funding.
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Give thanks for continued good health and continued production of great creation DVDs and speaking tours.
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ounders of Alpha Omega Institute. Pray for their speaking staff and continued training young speakers.
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The San Antonio Bible Based Science Association (SABBSA) usually meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at Jim's Restaurant located on the corner of Ramsey and San Pedro, approximately 1 mile outside Loop 410 across from Hovey's Motor Cars. More info is at
The Metroplex Institute of Origin Science (MIOS) meets at the Dr. Pepper Starcenter, 12700 N. Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX, usually at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month.
Lubbock Area (Crosbyton):
All year: Consider a visit to the
Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
, directed by Joe Taylor. The Museum is definitely worth the visit if you live near or are traveling through the Panhandle near Lubbock. If you call ahead and time permitting, Joe has been known to give personal tours, especially to groups. For more information, visit
Also see the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park with many dino tracks, although presented with secular view of evolution,