Sunday Walk 34 – Easter Coming Soon

ει τα επιγεια ειπον υμιν και ου πιστευετε πως εαν ειπω υμιν τα επουρανια πιστευσετε

John 3:12 Textus Receptus with various translations

Jason Lisle is an astronomer who argues for biblical creationism and a young earth. I think he’s right. However, I suspect many Christians would not agree. They accept the deep time of evolution perhaps because they’ve been taught that’s just the way things are. To keep religion relevant, they add onto this a God who guides the mythical process of evolution. I know some Christians believe this kind of theistic evolution, because I’ve been there, done that and wish now I hadn’t.

The problem with theistic evolution is that no connection exists between that guiding God and Elohim (Yahweh) after theistic evolution trashes Genesis 1-11. If one doesn’t accept Genesis as an historical document, how can one make sense out of Easter except as one more myth? Don’t forget what’s at stake: 1 Corinthians 15:14.

There is plenty of scientific justification for a biblical young earth. Indeed, what is lacking is scientific evidence for the belief that deep time could ever be deep enough to make evolution work or that a big bang could randomly pop any ordered reality, let alone an orderly universe, out of a disordered quantum vacuum no matter how often it tries.

Here are a few sites I have found useful should you wish to explore this.

And here are some specific sources.

  • Walt Brown provides a survey of arguments for creationism along with his hydroplate theory of what happened during the flood in his book, In the Beginning.
  • The Young Earth Creation channel hosts a graphic presentation of the flood events based on the fossil record found in wide ranging sedimentation layers.
  • John Hartnett describes the Anisotropic Synchrony Convention that Jason Lisle uses to solve the starlight travel time problem which answers the question how light from stars billions of light years away could reach the earth instantly on the fourth day of creation.

Easter is upon us. Many proclaim the resurrection of Jesus as historical fact. That’s the core of what matters.

Asserting the resurrection of Jesus as historical fact takes me back to creation as presented in Genesis also as historical fact. If it is weren’t for Adam and Eve there would be no need for the death and resurrection of Jesus. From that beginning I go to the end times that prophecies assert will also be, some day, historical fact.

Here is a song I found on The Marshall Report appropriate for those last days which may be coming soon.

Paul Wilbur, Days of Elijah
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In the video below Spike Psarris presents his testimony of how he went from being an atheist believing in deep time evolution to becoming a Christian by first accepting creationism.

Spike Psarris Testimony

Which do you think is more likely? (1) The Big Bang, or (2) The Six 24-Hour Day Biblical Creation? Be honest.

Psarris originally thought the Big Bang also. After all, that’s what he was taught from an early age. But he no longer does. If you want to hear some of the details justifying his creationist position, here is a talk by him on distant starlight, a major challenge to both positions.

Some naturalists hope the Big Bang is true because it avoids a privileged center (Earth). They replace the Creator with a random supernatural explosion. Christians, however, are divided on whether they should compromise by incorporating the Big Bang in their understanding of reality, or not.

If they do, they compromise on Genesis (and Revelation). What they read in those books becomes mythology. If they don’t, they wonder if their position can be justified. Given explanations from people like Psarris and Russell Humphreys or those in the documentary Is Genesis History?, I think biblical creationism can be justified. That means there is no need to compromise.

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