Thursday, June 01, 2023

Summary of Creation arguments

I recently drafted an outline of evidences which argue for divine creation of the universe and the Earth.  The first part of the outline lists some features of the Earth which indicate that the Earth is young, arguing against evolution.  The second part of the outline lists some direct indications of divine creation.

Please feel free to comment.

Creation Evidence and Arguments

1.  The Earth appears to be young.

    a.  The magnetic field is strong.

    b.  Ocean salinity is low.

    c.  Earth and Moon are close.

    d.  Argon and Helium diffusion rates are high.

    e.  There is too much Argon.

    f.  There is too little atmospheric Helium.

    g.  Grand Canyon cliffs were formed from packed, unlithified sediments.

    h.  Sea-floor sediments are accumulating slowly.

2.  Appearance of design requires a designer.

    The heavens declare the glory of God.  Psa. 19:1  


    Rom. 1:20 -- For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Paintings of the Six days of Creation

I recently painted the six days of Creation in fountain-pen ink with fountain-pen brushes. 

I more recently (November 2021) painted the seventh day. The seventh day was a challenge.  How do you show God resting?  :-)  I decided to go with a painting that shows God sustaining and upholding the Universe in His hands. God ceased from *creating*, but He didn't cease His constant and gracious care of His Creation. The following two passages point to this constant care:

Heb. 1:1-4 -- 1God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Col. 1:15-18 -- 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

The paintings are shown below...

(The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.)

Gen. 1: 1-5 --
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

Gen. 1:6-8 --
6Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

Gen. 1:9-13 --
9Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

11Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13So the evening and the morning were the third day.

Gen. 1:14-19
14Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Gen 1:20-23
20Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” 21So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Gen. 1:24-31
24Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

29And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. 31Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Gen. 2:1-3

1Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Some Implicatons of the Discovery of Gravity Waves

It appears that scientists have actually detected the long-sought gravity waves predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.  This discovery may have very interesting implications for the Biblical statement that God stretched out the heavens like a curtain (or tent)!  (See Psa. 104:2 and Isa. 40:22)

The LIGO site is here:

An interesting article regarding this discovery is here, at the ICR site:

Here are some quotes from the above ICR article:

"...The gravitational waves from the cataclysmic final merger of GW150914 (a binary black hole) reached Earth, after traveling over a billion light-years, as a ripple in space-time that changed the length of the 4-km LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) arm by only one ten-thousandth the width of a proton—proportionally 
equivalent to changing the distance from our solar system to the nearest star by one hair’s width. This is the measurement problem that LIGO faced and solved on September 15, 
2015, when black holes having solar masses of 36 and 29 were observed merging into a black hole with a solar mass of 62 at an approximate spatial distance of 1.3 billion 
light-years. This ultra-precise measurement marked a phenomenal scientific achievement."


"How can gravitational waves transport massive amounts of energy through an apparent vacuum? In the biblical record, the Lord declared He stretched out the heavens like a curtain. Does this indicate that the apparent vacuum of outer space actually has a structure, fabric, or field we have yet to discover—that even empty space is “something” rather than “nothing”? Does the space-time continuum provide a transport mechanism for the natural phenomena we observe such as gravitational waves? This recent scientific discovery seems to confirm the Bible’s implication that space is a real entity with measurable properties."

It will be interesting to see how future discoveries shed light on this possibility.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Is the Higgs Boson Really the "God Particle"?

Scientists from Europe's CERN research center presented evidence in early July for a particle that is probably the Higgs boson, the last remaining elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics.  In the Standard Model, particles have mass due to their interaction with the Higgs field.  The Higgs Boson is the basic particle which is associated with this field.

Although this Higgs Boson has been nicknamed the "God particle," it is widely agreed that the name is more for publicity than accuracy, and many physicists do not like the name.

Even if this discovery is eventually confirmed, and the Higgs Boson becomes an official member of the particles that are predicted by the Standard Model, do those of us who believe that God himself is the Creator need to regard the Higgs Boson as a challenge to our belief?

Absolutely not.

The Higgs Boson, assuming that it is eventually confirmed, did not create anything.  It is an important part of the Standard Model and may explain how things in the universe experience "mass", but it did not create itself.  The Higgs Boson had to be created somehow, just like all of the other elementary particles in the Standard Model.

God the Creator, in the person of Jesus, created everything, including the Higgs Boson.

If you would like to read more about the details regarding the Higgs Boson, I recommend a few of these resources:

ICR Science Update, 7-13-2012, "The Higgs Boson: A Blow to Christianity?"

ICR Science Update, 7-6-2012, "Have Scientists Found the 'God' Particle? "

Reuters article, 7-4-2012, "It's a boson:" Higgs quest bears new particle

Friday, January 27, 2012

This is a No-Brainer!

The Institute for Creation Research has a great article about a fossilized whale brain which is challenging a lot of evolutionary assumptions.  This kind of fossil most likely could not possibly form or survive over long periods of time.  It certainly argues for a recent, world-wide flood.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Radioisotope Decay Rates are Variable

Everyone will tell you that radioactive decay rates are fixed.  Everyone is wrong.

Radioactive decay rates are used by many scientists to calculate the ages of the earth, the moon, and the universe.  Among the assumptions used in these calculations is the assumption that the radioactive decay rates are invariable and fixed.

The Institute for Creation Research has published an article that discusses recent research which indicates that radioactive decay rates are, in fact, variable.  This situation seriously brings into question the age calculations of many scientists.  Read the ICR's article here.