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James Ussher’s Education
Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it
James Ussher is famous, or infamous, depending on your point of view, for his work on creation. It was Ussher who calculated that the Earth was created at 6 pm on the evening before October 23rd 4004...

Life and Physics

Colossians 1:17
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

It is rumored that GK Chesterton said “When a man stops believing in God, he does not believe in nothing – he believes in anything”. Of course, the quote is somewhat inaccurate. It was actually said by Émile Cammaerts, in his book The Laughing Prophet: The Seven Virtues and G. K. Chesterton, and what Cammaerts actually said, in commenting on Chesterton’s views, was “The first effect of not Life and Physicsbelieving in God is to believe in anything”. Nevertheless, the point still holds. Stopping belief in God does not, as some would have it, lead to rational thought.

There is a study, known as astrobiology – the study of life in outer space. One might imagine that astrobiologists are not very busy, but, as we reported in another Creation Moments broadcast, there are those who believe that alien life is the explanation for life on Earth. It is unsurprising that such a conclusion should be reached, by those, whose philosophical starting point is that there is no God.

Those of us, who know the Bible as the correct starting point, say that it is unlikely that we will find life in outer space. That is because the Bible makes clear that the Earth is the Center of God’s purposes. He created the Earth, before He created all the other astronomical bodies. It is on the Earth that Jesus Christ was incarnate. And it is to the Earth that Jesus will one day return.

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us this Earth, to be inhabited. Thank You that You designed it for us, and You placed us on it to look after it. Amen.