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Today's Creation Moment

Dec
15
Were Stone Tools Primitive?
Genesis 11:8-9
So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD...
One of the most persistent rumors of popular evolutionary mythology is the concept of a primitive Stone Age. While serious evolutionists do not view such a time in the same way as the popular...
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God's Design

Gold Revisited

Psalm 119:72
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Gold must be one of the most remarkable elements in the Periodic Table. Its chemical symbol is Au, its atomic number is 79, and its atomic mass is 196.967. It is a lustrous, yellow-colored metal, and is almost chemically inert. It is this lack of chemistry, coupled with its rarity, that gives it its value.

First Gospel

Genesis 3:14-15
The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.

It is notable that the first giving of the Gospel was spoken to Satan, but in the hearing of Adam and Eve. It is also notable that the first Gospel was given immediately after the first sin. God, in His mercy, did not leave mankind for a moment without a means of salvation.

Two Liquids Called Water

Genesis 2:10
A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers

Popular science information websites sometimes reveal fascinating facts. The Science Daily website recently published an articled suggesting that water is not one, but two liquids.

Growing Information

Job 19:23
“Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!”

Evolutionists assume that evolution happens by increases in genetic information. This, they claim, happens by mutations making more information. We should analyze how this might  DNA Strandhappen. 

Uranium Half-Life and Decay

Micah 5:2
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

The half-life is a value which gives an indication of the rate of decay of radioactive isotopes. Radioactive decay occurs in an exponential, rather than linear way. Suppose an isotope, which we will call X, has Uraniuma half-life of 1 year. If we have 32lb of X today, then in a year, we will have just 16lb – half of 32. In another year, however, we will lose only 8lb more—half of 16.

Did God Design the Eye Badly?

Proverbs 20:12
“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them...”

Richard Dawkins believes he has found an organ system, which is badly designed, and so proves that no god could have designed it. He has popularized this accusation so widely that atheistic websites and forums simply quote the example, as if it were Diagram of the Eyeproven. He refers to the color receptors on the retina of the vertebrate eye.

Physics and Chemistry Belong to God

Genesis 1:27-28
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

When I was a high school science teacher, I taught both Physics and Chemistry. However, Chemistry was my main subject. Because of my background in education, I really enjoy taking groups of families and young people on the excursions to Mount Rock from Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument AreaSt Helens, which I lead two or three times a week during the Summer.

Atoning Pitch

Genesis 6:14
"Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch."

Wood will get waterlogged, if it is left in water for too long. And yet wood has often been used throughout history to build boats and ships. For example, the city of Pensacola, Florida, was, in Artist's rendering of Noah's arkmany ways, the birthplace of the US Navy, because of the deep harbor, and the abundance of live oaks, from which to build ships. To prevent water-logging, the wood must be treated, to make it waterproof.

The Nose Knows

Job 10:10-11
"Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews."

We all know that we each started out as a single cell in our mother's womb. Then those cells began to divide and within 21 days we had a working nervous system and a beating heart. How did all those new cells know how to hook up to each other to knit Woman smelling a flowertogether our nerve connections? How do other cells know to hook up with each other to make our circulatory system, or form the heart?

What Value is Music?

Genesis 4:21
"And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ."

The Bible tells us that the earliest generations of human beings were making music. By the time the eighth generation of man came along, Jubal, a member of that generation was able to make his living providing musical instruments. On the evolutionary side of things, however, musical ability would seem to provide no Guitar necksurvival advantage. Yet, the human brain devotes considerable resources to the processing of music.

Coded for a Poisonous Lifestyle

Job 28:24-25
“For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.”

The bacterium Bacillus cereus likes to live in soil that would kill most other bacteria. It’s bothered neither by lethal concentrations of metal nor natural antibiotics.

Sub Creation

Colossians 1:16-17
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they bethrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist."

“What is the place of art in the Christian life?”, asked Francis Schaeffer. Many people have pondered the same question. Writers who might, broadly, be considered within a Christian Artist painting on a canvasworldview have commented on this issue before. Perhaps the most famous quote on the subject is from J.R.R. Tolkein, who said this about his fantasy stories:

The Art of Folding

Ecclesiastes 3:11
“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time.”

As a child in the 60s, going for a meal at my Godmother’s house was a fascinating experience. In those days, many families would get out the best dinnerware for such occasions, and would probably provide napkins—or serviettes as we called them.. But my Godmother would fold the paper serviettes into swans, rabbits and all manner of beautiful objects.

Material Design

Ecclesiastes 1:7
"All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again."

When I was a department head in a high school in Wales, I had to kit out a new science laboratory. My team and I chose laboratory work surfaces, made from a specially designed material. This artificial material was resistant to corrosion by strong acids, and other chemicals and solvents. It was impervious to ink, so Woodland stream and rocksthat graffiti left by schoolchildren could easily be removed.

Human Speech Itself Glorifies God

Proverbs 17:7
"Excellent speech becometh not a fool, much less do lying lips a prince."

Several different animals communicate on a limited basis with one another. But human speech is unique, leaving those who believe in evolution perplexed. The very oldest human fossils show the bony structures needed to support speech. Evolutionists will admit, in a candid moment, that they have no idea how speech Endoscopic inage of an inflamed human larynxcould have evolved.

Sense and Smell

Leviticus 3:5
"And Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice,, which is upon the wood that is on the fire; it is an offering made by fire of a sweet savour unto the the LORD."

What determines the sort of smells that we like and dislike? Is it nature or nurture? Do we like the smells of the environment, in which we were brought up, or are our likes and dislikes inherited from previous generations?

Climate Change and the Bible

Genesis 8:21-22
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

When I was a boy, Summers were brighter and warmer than they are today. In Winter, we always had snowfalls, that made the place look pretty on Christmas Day, but the snow did not last long enough to cause damage. Before we knew it, the snowdrops and daffodils were announcing Spring.

Is the Universe a Hologram?

Romans 1:21
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Many astrophysicists have speculated that the universe is like a four dimensional sphere. If we imagine that we were ants, living on the surface of a very large beach ball, we might think that the surface on which we stood was a flat surface, even though it stretches around and back on itself in a sphere through the third dimension.

At the Foot of Mount St Helens

Psalm 29:7-8
The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

In another Creation Moment, I talked about the Road to Mount St Helens. One of my favorite spots on this road can be found 40 miles along the road – still 12 miles short of the dead end at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. At this point, you will find Castle Lake Viewpoint.

The Road to Mount St Helens

Psalm 29:9
The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

Most people visit the area around Mount St Helens, by leaving Interstate 5 in Washington state at exit 49, and traveling East, along a road called Spirit Lake Highway. The road is so called, because, before 1980, it used to terminate at Spirit Lake. The lake is no longer accessible by road from the West, and even from the East, a substantial hike is required. So, I like to refer to Spirit Lake Highway as the Road to Mount St Helens.

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