The Revolt Against Darwinism

by John G. Hartnett

(by permission from Creation Ministries)

scientific-dissentDo you remember the revolt of the scientists against the big bang theory for the origin of the universe? In 2004 a group of 33 leading scientists took out a paid advertisement in New Scientist.1 They titled it ‘Open Letter to the Scientific Community’, basically stating that the big bang theory was fundamentally flawed.

An article copying that appeared on http://www.rense.com titled ‘Big bang theory busted by 33 top scientists’ (27 May 2004).

The list of names of scientists who agreed with the Statement—that is, disagreed with the theory of a big bang origin of the universe—is available here and many more added their names to that list.

These scientists only agreed on one thing. They were all united in their conviction that the big bang was a bust. Continue reading

Another Web of Evolutionary Deceit

Published by permission from Creation Ministries International

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Spider

Fossils are just one of many different pieces of evidence used to cause confusion between evolutionary theory and biblical history. Many of the fossil finds reported by the mainstream media are touted to be millions of years old but with no explanation of how the scientists reached that conclusion. The following fossil find is no exception.

LiveScience reports that scientists in Inner Mongolia, China, discovered an amazingly well-preserved fossil female golden orb-weaver spider, named Nephila jurassica, which is supposedly 165 million years old. Golden orb-weaver spiders are big enough to catch birds and bats in their web. The silk1 they use in their web shines like gold when sunlight catches it. This particular fossil was buried in volcanic ash and much to the scientists surprise, looks “about as large as its modern relatives, with a body one inch (2.5 centimeters) wide and legs that reach up to 2.5 inches (6.3 cm) long.”2

Any operational science experiment will show that a dead creature will not last long exposed to the elements.

So, is this another example of a creature that lived ‘millions’ of years ago and yet is surprisingly similar to its modern counterpart? Absolutely. A similar example was reported in early 2010 by Wired Science.3 This particular fossil specimen, known as Eoplectreurys gertschi, was given the same age as Nephila jurassica. However, the Eoplectreurys specimen looks exactly like its living counterparts today. Paleontologist and lead author Paul Selden said to Wired Science, “The scimitar-shaped structure you notice out of the male is so distinctive. Looking at modern ones, you think, well, it’s just a dead ringer.”2

Selden, director of the Paleontological Institute at the University of Kansas, said in the LiveScience article, “It would have lived, like today’s Nephila, in its orb web of golden silk in a clearing in a forest, or more likely at the edge of a forest close to the lake. There would have been volcanoes nearby producing the ash that forms the lake sediment it is entombed within.” So, apparently it not only looks like today’s golden orb-weaving spiders, but it also would have lived like them as well. This comes as a surprise to those who believe in the evolutionary framework of history; but not to those who believe in the biblical timescale.

The typical evolutionary long-ages description of how creatures become fossilized involves a very slow and gradual process of sedimentary layers of rock and/or ash being laid down over vast eons of time. However, any operational science experiment will show that a dead creature will not last long exposed to the elements. Things left out in the open succumb to the decay process and will likely be completely gone within a year. In order to fossilize something in sedimentary layers of rock or ash, it must be buried quickly. This is especially true of fairly soft-bodied boneless creatures like spiders. They cannot be exposed to the elements for very long before their bodies completely disintegrate. This destruction can come about in several different ways: microbial decay, scavengers and precipitation, to name just a few.

How do evolutionists handle this? They add yet another fossil find to the ever-expanding category of creatures that don’t fit evolution’s storyline of change over time. However, it fits much better with a recent creation of spiders made to reproduce ‘after their kind’ and being buried during the global Flood as recorded in Genesis. It’s very likely that this spider was entombed in ash from a volcanic eruption when the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the sky were let loose. The ash then turned to stone, forever preserving this particular spider.

Evolution OR Creation (Part – 2)

weighingcreation[Special Note] – These articles on Evolution OR Creation or any of the others for that matter, may appear to some, as directed against Catholic Church teaching and the authorities within the Church. However, this author wishes to clarify that this is definitely not the intention of any articles that I write. (In fact wherever Catholic Teaching is in harmony with the Word of God, the same has been quoted as well). The sole reason for the existence of this blog-site is to publish truth as best as I understand it from God’s Word and the evidence of sound empirical science (wherever required).  In the pursuit of this Truth, it might often be necessary to state things which are contrary to what others in high office have stated.  Keeping in mind the constitutional right to freedom of expression that we all have, such truth is shared in love and with respect as per the scriptural norm.  Hence, my special request to you therefore, is to read carefully with the above in mind.

Catholicism & Genesis

A review of The Doctrines of Genesis 1–11:

A Compendium and Defense of Traditional Catholic Theology on Origins by Fr Victor P. Warkulwiz (Catholic Priest)

The Catholic Church’s belief about Genesis 1–11 has been confusing for a long time—ever since uniformitarianism and evolution came on the scene. Most seminaries regard this essential part of God’s Word as a Myth. This situation is similar to Protestant churches, sadly, for both liberal and conservative ones. Within the ‘traditionalist’ churches, the above book (by Fr. Victor P.W), is a welcome addition to the book Genesis, Creation and Early Man by the Russian Orthodox heiromonk Seraphim Rose, who documented that the Church fathers of Eastern Orthodoxy from the fourth century until the present almost all taught a young earth, a literal six-day creation, a global Flood, and the origin of languages at the Tower of Babel. Warkulwiz’s book focuses on the traditional teachings of the Catholic church from the early and medieval church fathers and comes to the same conclusions. The book was endorsed with a foreword by Bishop Robert Francis Vasa of Baker, Oregon. Continue reading

Evolution OR Creation (Part – 1)

hardware-operating-systemsFor centuries now the age old debate between Evolutionism and Creationism reigns.  While the Catholic Church has always maintained Creationism as its predominant stand, recently Pope Benedict (while he was pope) had even gone on record to call Evolution as Fiction.  However, with Pope Francis’ latest statement that both evolution and creation are compatible, we are now faced with two conflicting views.  Most of us Catholics have grown up with the clear understanding that Catholicism stood on the firm ground of Creationism. But now we are faced with another option that both Creationism and Evolutionism are compatible.  The Bible categorically puts forth its case for Creationism. Can both be right?  This is the confusion that I wish to address. Continue reading

The Bible Speaks Today – The Poor & The Prosperous!

o-RICH-MONEY-POUND-facebookAnd they say, “How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?” Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches. All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence. For all the day long I have been stricken, and chastened every morning….until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I perceived their end. (Psalm 73:11-14, 17).

Like Asaph cried in the above Psalm, many a Christian has also often lamented; God why am I always facing trials after trials, continuous hardship, difficulties around every corner, whereas the “man of the world” seems to be having a gala time, success in the office/ business, plenty of friends & parties and life seems rosy for him most of the time. It appears that many people in this world are rich and famous and seem to be enjoying life to the brim whereas the Christian appears to be grappling with constant troubles, and is put down ever so often instead of enjoying these “blessings”.  Why do the wicked prosper, while God’s chosen people barely scrape by? Many of the heroes of the Bible were wealthy: Abraham, Joseph, David, Solomon, Job, Esther and others. Yet now, God does not seem to be using a large bank account as a form of blessing. Continue reading

Causes of Backsliding and its Remedy

By George D. Watson

1240991527Throughout the Scriptures we are taught the infinite frailty and weakness of men; and even the best of men are set forth as having no strength of their own. Abraham said he was “but dust and ashes”; Isaiah said, “We all do fade as a leaf”; Job said, “I abhor myself”; Paul said, “I am less than the least of all saints”; and Jesus said, “Without Me ye can do nothing.”

All strength must be imparted to the soul from God. There are some few characters in the Bible against whom no blemish is mentioned; but in those characters it is recorded that all their goodness was imparted. They claim nothing of and from themselves.

It is possible that in six thousand years there have lived a few persons whose hearts never consciously wandered from God. Doubtless there are many who have had many wanderings, without the humility or the fullness of light to perceive or confess it. And the millions of God’s children have been painfully conscious of shortcomings – backslidings of greater or less extent. Continue reading

Lazarus and the Rich Man

By Ian D’Souza

[It is suggested that you view the video first and then read the article that follows below for a detailed explanation]

In (Luke 16:19-31), Jesus shares the story of Lazarus (Meaning: “God is my help”) and Dives (Dives: Latin for “Rich Man”).

Today, it is customary perhaps for the Rich to be listed in some Fortune Magazine and hailed as heroes of society, alongside a summary of their total net-worth. However, in this parable, God the owner and creator of all wealth does not project the rich man as an example to be followed; rather it appears that the case of Lazarus is being highlighted.  It must be noted that Lazarus was not poor because he was immoral, nor was he under judgment for any crime committed. Neither of these men represented in the parable gained their moral state, nor received their everlasting reward, based on their physical earthly condition.  The Scriptures remind us that God sees the disposition of the heart always (cf.1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Peter 3:4). The heart of man is independent of one’s earthly possessions, though it must be said that earthly possessions can certainly influence one’s heart condition for the better or the worse, as the parable reveals. Continue reading

Living on the Edge

125770256Eutychus is a rare name in the Bible found only in Acts 20:9; an unknown individual, with no recorded history.  There are no books written on his life and rarely would one have heard a sermon concerning him.  An insignificant person perhaps, but yet holding and important lesson for each of us.

In Acts 20:9-10 we read, “And a young man named Eutychus was sitting in the window. He sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer; and being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. But Paul went down and bent over him, and embracing him said, ‘Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him’”.

This brief incident of Eutychus in Scripture is put there I believe to illustrate a very important and practical truth. Let us begin by asking ourselves the question, “Why did Eutychus fall from the window?” Continue reading

A practical demonstration on how to surrender your problems to God!

A practical demonstration on how to surrender your problems to God! Are you plagued with problems and burdens that you do not know how to get out of? Learn how to cast your burden upon the Lord for He cares for you (1 Pet 5:7). A seven minute video explaining some simple basics on Surrender! I’m sure we know this, but we forget, and a reminder is necessary. Take care to be doers of the Word and not hearers only.

[Note:  The closing slide in the above video has been erroneously mentioned as (Eph 4:6-7) instead of (Phil 4:6-7), error regretted.  

The Bible Speaks Today- Putting God First!

God firstAnd Elijah said to her, “Fear not; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make for yourself and your son” (1 Kings 17:13).

Background:  Israel is in a drought and famine condition.  There had been no rain & no food during these years when Elijah (a type of Christ) appears on the scene and demands food and drink from a poor widow (a type of the Church – you & me). Continue reading