Scripture endorsed by Creation
The Bible is shown to be inspired because the
Creation reveals Divine wisdom & power -
See Romans 1v16-22, Gen.1v11,12,21,24,25,26.
The phrases "after his kind","after their kind",used of the lower cre-
ation, are parallel to the phrase "in our image, after our likeness",
showing that each original"kind"was forever fixed in its composition.
But whereas the animals, etc. were new creations, the human creation
was modelled upon the Divine pattern. And Paul says that observing
this fixity of all species, and that all creatures are complete in them-
selves, perfectly adapted to their natural environments,we have no ex-
cuse for denial of the "eternal power" of the Creator. How could any
creature without its complete composition be viable in any way?
In contrast to "evolution", no example of intermediate "kinds"* has
ever been found. Darwin wrote that these discoveries would be nece-
ssary if his theory were to be corroborated, so how disappointed he
would be if he were alive today. And even more so that his
"evolutionary tree" has been disproven and admitted to be false by
many current "evolutionists"- see the news items under
(*so-called "missing links") 'Biblical Prophecy Being Fulfilled'.
Interestingly, the introduction of the cane toad into Australia from
South America in a misguided effort at pest eradication, has shown
how removal from a natural habitat will result in a deterioration in
ability to survive. One article stated that the toads were "evolving
longer legs in the race to colonise new territories".Well,if this is to be
taken as an example of "survival of the fittest"(a phrase coined by the
"evolutionists") it has been a sad failure, for the toads "appear to be
selectively breeding themselves into extinction"! This is because they
are developing arthritic spinal swellings & are generally weakening.
What we actually see today is the opposite of "evolution". It is degen-
eration – e.g. diversity within "kinds" is being progressively lost.
Degeneration of all things is occurring today, which is in harmony with
the 2nd law of thermodynamics, a principle of physics – even "open"
systems need energy conversion and control mechanisms.It is therefore
an interesting question as to exactly who might " have the blinkers on"!
A recent variation on a theme reminds us of the "vestigial organ" de-
bate, where it was claimed that some organs are simply relics of evolu-
tion, with no practical use today. This claim has largely been dropped
since it has been discovered that such organs do in fact have a very im-
portant role today. For example, where the appendix is removed early
in life, it is found that dryness of the bowel and cancer can follow. And
when there has been a similar popular operation for the removal of the
tonsils and adenoids and lymphoid tissues in the throat, the person's
immunity to infections is greatly compromised. The 'Waldeyer's Ring',
once thought unnecessary, is now known to be a valuable attribute.
Publicity has been given to what has been called "junk DNA" in our
cells.Now it is admitted by some researchers - "evidence is accumulat-
ing that some of these RNAs do indeed have important roles to play".
Another undeniable fact, endorsed even by man's science, is that att-
empts to inter-breed result in degeneration and sterility.We speak here
of the original"kinds",not the artificial allocation of "species" made by
human "experts". And although now there is the possibility of altering
DNA, the result of such manipulation can not create a new viable
"kind" with the rich diversity of adaptation which God provided to all
life in the beginning. Also,although "evolutionists" try to imagine some
evidence for their theory from fossils,they are confounded by their own
admission that some living creatures are unchanged as "living fossils"!
And as stated,no fossils of intermediate "kinds" have ever been found.
Continuous generations are the proof of a Divine plan of salvation.
They provide the ideal environment for the outworking of God's re-
vealed purpose. This involves the glorification of a multitude, selected
from individuals successively born upon the same habitable. It is not
"survival of the fittest", as propounded by "evolutionists", but instead
it is the salvation of individuals selected from successive generations -
link to 'Sin and Death and Divine Selection'.
It is an incredible fact that life on earth is only possible because the ne-
cessary pre-requisites are all in place,including for example the correct
distance from the sun and the moon to sustain and nurture life, the in-
terdependence of all creation, e.g. photosynthesis, etc. The odds against
all of these things occurring together are incalculable...
They demonstrate beyond doubt the work of an Almighty hand.
To deny it is indeed foolish.
Every time more powerful telescopes reveal more of the vast extent of
the Universe, astronomers and "thinkers" of an "evolutionary" mind
push back the date of "the big bang" (a supposed beginning which they
think happened all by itself, without a Creator). Words are inadequate
to describe such stupidity, which is fuelled by a desire to do away with
the recognition of and the responsibility to a Higher Power.
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" - Romans 1v22.
Scripture endorsed by true science
The Bible is shown to be inspired because only
God could have known facts recently verified-
(see warning,2nd Tim.6v20 re "false..science").
Human "science" changes its form from age to age, and therefore, as
during the time when the earth was thought to be flat, independent
researchers have been persecuted and even killed because of their dis-
coveries, which at those times threatened "the church" or the state.
Biblical facts have never been shown to be false, and it is incredible
how many have now been completely vindicated by new discoveries.
Genesis 2v21- the first use of anaesthesia, unknown for millennia.
Genesis 6 to 8-real modelling has shown the dimensions of the ark built
by Noah to God's instructions are optimal for survival in a great Flood.
Genesis 15v5;22v17;Jeremiah 33v22- the stars shown to be impossible
(even today) for us to number. The ancients estimated 3000 as the total.
Genesis 17v12-circumcision on the 8th day of life. It has been shown
that this is the day when prothrombin (clotting factor) is highest.
Exodus 20v5- only very recently has it been found* that genes pass on
mind & body changes until "the third and fourth generation". This has
been proven by the true science of "epigenetics". We are being told that
continuing hatred of God by subsequent generations will be punished...
*(as opposed to"evolution") ct effect of"good"genes-Psalm 103v17,18
Leviticus 13-15;Deuteronomy 23v9-14 - instructions concerning hygiene
accord with modern practice which protects against cross-infection.
Leviticus 17v11-oxygen etc. carried in blood, discovered centuries later.
Job 9v6;38v4,6;Psalm 75v3;104v5;Prov 8v29 - we are being told that
tectonic plates underpin the earth - something unknown until recently.
Job 9v6-the "place" of the earth vital for sustenance of life to exist.
Job 26v7-the earth suspended in space - only discovered long afterwards.
Job 26v10-simultaneous day and night upon the earth - then unknown.
(note - Hebrew (part) signifies 'to the boundary of light with darkness')
Job 28v24,25-the winds of the earth depend on weight differential in the
atmosphere- this was totally unknown, and only discovered in AD1648.
Job 37v7-each man's hands unique- now "fingerprints" used as ID.
Job 38v4,5-the size of the earth vital for sustenance of life to exist.
Job 38v14-the earth revolves on its axis - a fact then totally unknown.
Job 38v22-the design and beauty of snow & hail-shown by microscope.
Job 38v32-the enormity of Arcturus, which has now been shown to be
over 1 million times greater in size than our sun, and travels at a speed
of approx. 910,000mph- whereas the sun's speed is approx. 67,000 mph.
Job 38v35-the existence of telegraphy, radio, unknown till last century.
Ecc.1v7;Amos 5v8-the rain cycle-river>sea>evaporation; then unknown.
Isaiah 40v12-water, oxygen, gravity etc..scientists admit exact environ-
ment needed to support life….astronomers have not found life elsewhere.
Isaiah 40v22-the repeated circuit (travel) of the earth around the sun.
It had been thought that the earth was immobile, centre of the universe.
Daniel 12v4-although this primarily has an ecclesial application, the ex-
tent of world-wide travel & knowledge (e.g. internet) is now apparent.
1st Corinthians 15v41-variation in glory of the stars (then unknown).
Revelation 1v7-television and video may be applicable (then unknown).
Revelation 9v3-10-Saracen (Arab) fire with "stings in their tails", i.e. the
artillery drawn by Arab cavalry swung around to face the enemy.
Revelation 9v17-19-Turkish breech-loaded cannon using gunpowder,
"fire..smoke..brimstone..out of their mouths..their tails like..serpents".
Scripture endorsed by archaeology
The Bible is shown to be reliable because the
recorded facts are verified by archaeology-
See Job 12v8- "the earth..shall teach thee".
Many facts once questioned have now been confirmed by the archaeo-
logical diggings.Not one historical fact in the Bible has been disproved.
For instance, the ancient Mesopotamian city of "Ur of the Chaldees",
mentioned in Genesis 11v28,31;15v7, Nehemiah 9v7, was thought by
"higher critics" to have been a myth until it was discovered and exca-
vated by Sir Leonard Woolley following World War 1.
The Biblical description of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is
in accord with recent discoveries. Genesis 19v24 records:
"Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone
and fire from the LORD out of heaven".
This whole area has been found to be rich in bitumen. No doubt God
caused this to gush upwards in a fiery explosion, which came down on
these cities and destroyed them with their evil inhabitants. And it has
been discovered that the dwellings were destroyed by fire which had
started in their rooves.
Lot's wife, loathe to leave, was trapped in the bituminous judgment,and
became solidified into "a pillar of salt" - Genesis 19v26 cp ch.14v3.
Abraham saw that "the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of
a furnace" Genesis 19v28. This accurately describes a petroleum fire.
The circumstances described in Joshua 6, relative to the overthrow of
Jericho by the Israelites, accord in minute detail with archaeological
discoveries. Critics had previously pointed to what they portrayed as
a contradiction in the narrative. We read "the wall shall fall down
flat", yet "Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in
the house (which "was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the
wall" ch.2v15), because she hid the messengers" - Joshua 6v17.
And after the wall fell, "the young men that were spies went in, and
brought out Rahab...and all that she had" - v23. How did Rahab and
her family survive if the wall did totally collapse? The facts vindicate
the Biblical narrative and silence the critics. Diggings have found two
walls. It was the upper wall which "fell down flat" - v20, or literally
(as shown in the AV margin) "fell down under it" i.e. the lower wall,
upon which Rahab's house stood and remained intact. Thus the fall
of the upper wall formed in effect a ramp, "so that the people went up
into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city".
This was in accord with the words of God in v5 - "and the wall (i.e.
the upper wall) shall fall down flat (lit. "under it" i.e. the lower wall),
and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him".
Another example is the boast of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, re-
corded in Daniel 4v28-30 - "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built
for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the
honour of my majesty?".Daniel goes on to describe the madness which
came upon the king because of his boastful attitude. (See page 2 where
this event pointed forward to the madness of the nations). The boast of
the king has been corroborated by the finding of an inscription of Nebu-
chadnezzar, which reads - "I caused a mighty wall to circumscribe Bab-
ylon...This bastion I strengthened, cunningly, and of the city of Babylon
made a fortress".
Author Zecharia Sitchen has extensively researched these ancient rec-
ords as they were originally written. He comments-
"Archaeological finds and the deciphering of Sumerian, Babylonian,
Assyrian, Hittite, Canaanite and other ancient texts and epic tales in-
creasingly confirm the accuracy of the Biblical references to the king-
doms, cities, rulers, places, temples, trade routes, artifacts, tools and
customs of antiquity".
Relative to the New Testament records, it was once fashionable to criti-
cize writers like Luke who specify exactly historical facts. But since re-
cent diggings have corroborated these testimonies, critics have retreated
"into their shell". For instance, Luke records in Acts 18v2 - "Claudius
had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome". Suetonius (AD75-160)
writes in 'Lives of the Caesars' re Claudius- "He banished from Rome
all Jews who were continually making disturbances at the instigation of
one Christus". Such examples could be multiplied many times, and so
we can be completely certain that Bible records are totally reliable.
Scripture endorsed by palaeontology
The Bible is shown to be reliable because the
recorded facts are verified by palaeontology
See Job 12v8- "the earth..shall teach thee".
Palaeontology is the study of fossils. Conclusive evidence has been found
for the universal world-wide Flood as recorded in Genesis 6 to 8. Foss-
ils of myriads of creatures and plants have been found extending through
multiple layers of sedimentary rock. Evidence shows that the thick layers
of sediment were deposited within a short period of time. This tallies with
the Genesis record, which tells us that the great Flood prevailed & abated
within one year. It is evident that these fossils are the remains of living
things, which were swept away by the waters, and quickly fossilised.
A dilemma encountered by "evolutionists" is named "the dead dinosaur
posture", a grotesque record of shock death. The only possible reason for
this is the world-wide Flood. This resulted, as recorded, in the extinction
of myriads of living creatures. Palaentologists who wish to learn why"the
dead dinosaur posture" has been found, have acknowledged that this can
be currently observed. It is the result of destruction of the central nervous
system from a lack of oxygen. This would have been the exact situation at
the time of the Flood, which carried away and preserved such fossils.
The great Flood also sounds the"death-knell"to a favourite subterfuge of
"evolutionists", i.e. the "carbon dating" method of measuring past ages.
Because of their willing ignorance of the comparatively short time (com-
pared to their imaginations) since the Creation, and the cataclysmic effect
of the Flood, they cannot see that "carbon dating" is unreliable. Some of
the dates they have calculated are so obviously wrong (even to them) that
they are conveniently disregarded. It is ironic that one of them admits:
"radioisotope dating may not work so well in the future" because of the
increased pollution since the 1940's. But they cannot understand that the
same principle applies to the past because of the reasons stated above.
We read "it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps" and "the heart
is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?"
Jeremiah 10v23; 17v9.