The Heavens Declare – Mars

#CreationScience #SolarSystem #TheHeavensDeclare

Mars is the next planet in our series through the solar system.


Mars is the fourth planet, and the last terrestrial planet we’ll be talking about. It’s nearly half the size of Earth, with a similar rotation time of 24 and a half hour days. The year on Mars is almost twice as long as Earths. Its atmosphere is so thin that liquid water would evaporate immediately, although it does have frozen carbon dioxide. This is because the planet rarely gets above freezing. Mars has two moons, the outer moon Deimos is just under 10 miles wide, and the inner moon Phobos is just about 10 miles wide.


What problems does Mars pose for evolutionism? Honestly, in the case of Mars, it seems as though evolutionists have created problems for themselves. There is evidence for possible water on Mars at some point, such as a canyon much bigger than the Grand Canyon. There’s also what appears to be dried up river beds. The problem comes in when they begin to discuss the possibility of a global flood on Mars. Yes, that’s right, global flood. On a planet where water is currently not possible in liquid form evolutionists declare a Genesis like deluge. Here on Earth, however, where there’s enough water in the oceans to cover a flattened surface with over a mile deep of water, they mock anyone who believes in a global flood. I can’t understand this one, friends. Mars has a very thin atmosphere of carbon dioxide, a slight magnetosphere, and dormant volcanoes. Far from being the old, cold, dead planet, it should have been, Mars continues to fascinate the imaginations of all who research it.


What was Gods plan for Mars, and its two moons? I believe that here, between Mars and Earth, we see a contrast. God spent far longer creating Earth, making it inhabitable for life. When we look at Mars we certainly see Gods creativity, we also see how special Earth is.


Next week we’ll move on to the gas giants, and that’s when things get really interesting! I hope you’ll continue to be edified by this series, and have your confidence in Gods Word renewed. As always, beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourself approved.

Saturday Worksheets

#Genesis #Homeschool #Worksheets

When I started this blog I went through a series of the reasons we homeschool which you can see herehere, and here. One of the things I’ve had to supplement at home has been scripture copying and Biblical science. There are few resources out there for homeschooling creationists, but very few are free.

So, every Saturday as often as I can, I’m going to post worksheets I’ve created using worksheet designers. If there’s anything specific that you’d like to see put into a worksheet please feel free to mention it in the comments section.

These worksheets will be great for Sunday school, homeschoolers, or parents that are hoping to bring a greater understanding to their children. I’m working on the science worksheets, they might take me a couple more weeks. However, below are some copy-work worksheets making their way through Genesis free to download.

Genesis1 1-2

Genesis1 3-5

Genesis1 6-8

Genesis 1 9-13

Genesis 1 14-19

Genesis 1 20-23

Genesis 1 24-25

The one thing I hope you will all notice is that God has gone to great lengths to show explicit days, an evening and a morning day 1, this type of Hebrew phrasing is there to give a clear picture of 24 hour days. Anyone who seeks to had years to these days is not just taking God’s Word out of context, but is adding to it so it says something it does not say. That is very serious, we need to be careful not to tamper with God’s Word, in any circumstance, much less just to match secular opinions.

I’ll post the rest of Genesis chapter 1 and hopefully some science worksheets next Saturday. Until then, friends, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Friday Fossils – Layers of Rock

#Creationscience #YoungEarth #RockLayers

Last Week I promised a Friday post on the rock layers dinosaurs are found in. Here it is, brethren, the long wait is over!

I’ve been trying, for a few weeks now, to show the secular understandings of fossils being laid down by water. This is important, though it’s not given the fan fair that the latest evolutionary ‘proofs’ are given. Why not? Because from as far back as Charles Lyell, there has been push back against anything that would suggest Noah’s flood ever happened. We need to keep in mind, as we read scientific articles or learn of new discoveries, that scientists are human beings. As such, they have their own world views, through which they view all evidence. Their world view of evolutionism is opinion, based on assumption, not testable science. There is no reason we should allow their world view to hinder our trust in the truth of the Bible.


So, what about these rock layers we find fossils in? The most important evidence of the flood is that these layers are filled with marine fossils, only .01% of fossils found are dinosaur fossils, 95% of fossils found are marine life. Marine fossils are found on every high mountain, and sedimentary rock layers spread across every continent, some even connecting continents.


I’ve written about some of the odd fossils found that give evidence for rapid burial, soft tissues, jelly fish, foot prints, but that’s really just scratching the surface. All that evidence aside, the rock layers themselves give evidence of rapid formation.

Once the secularists admitted the fossils did not take millions of years to fossilize, although it’s still taught that way in schools and museums, they chalked the millions of years up to the layers. This, again, dates back to Lyell, counting each layer as if it were years. However, we now have plenty of observable evidence with Mt. Saint Helens to show rock layers that were laid down in a matter of hours. Along with this issue, there is the lack of erosion between layers. Each layer is laid down one on top of another, beautifully uniform, without signs of years and years of erosion.


Now secular scientists are between a rock and a hard place here. They can no longer claim fossilization or rock layers take long periods of time. Remember the circular reasoning in the method used to date dinosaurs relies on old rock. They date the rock based on the dinosaurs found in them. They date the dinosaurs based on the rock they found them in. What happens to this scenario when the rocks can no longer be considered millions of years old?

This is one of the many reasons I was so disenfranchised with science. I loved science, and I had a tremendous amount of respect for scientists growing up. I want to tell you all, beloved, that there are thousands of scientists who are honest, they do recognize the errors in evolutionism. They just aren’t given the fan fair that the scientists who fall in line with the secular darling, evolution, are given.


We need to have an answer for the hope we have. That’s the point of Monday’s and Friday’s here, to edify the body, to give you all more confidence in Gods Word. Also, to give you all examples you can take with you when you evangelize. Creation science can not save, I would never suggest that however, these answers to often asked questions can soften a hard heart to hear the gospel message. It is important, brethren, that we study to show ourselves approved. Be good Bereans, friends!

The Heavens Declare – Venus

Today we’re continuing our series through the solar system and eventually beyond, showing the majesty of the Creator. Venus is the topic today, and like before I’ll give a brief summary of the planet, how it disrupts evolutionism, and it’s perfect placement in declaring Gods glory.

Venus

In all the research I did on Venus the same thing kept coming up, the closest thing to Gahanna we’ve seen. I have to say, after looking through the pictures, I agree. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to visit. Venus has always been called our ‘sister planet’. Secularists believe Venus was made at the same time as Earth, and out of the same material. The planet is certainly close to the same size and mass as Earth. That seems to be where the similarities end. Venus’ surface temperature can reach 900°F, with an atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide, and sulfuric acid rain.

Lava-flow-on-Venus

Venus is another enigma in the evolutionary models, as its surface shows no signs of weathering you would expect to see after billions of years. The planet is covered in lava flows, rather than being cold and dead, it’s very much active. Two other unexplained facts about our supposed sister planet are that, unlike Earth, Venus has no moon and no magnetic field. Secularists have suggested that at some time in the far distant past Venus had a moon, but an asteroid hit it. They also suggest that the surface of Venus was somehow resurfaced and that is why it appears young. There is no evidence for either of these suggestions.

Venus-Earth-side-by-side

What was Gods purpose for creating Venus, besides confounded those wise in their own conceit? There’s a reason this planet was named after the Roman goddess of love. Those viewing this planet before modern technology saw how beautiful it was in the sky. Venus is sometimes the Evening Star, appearing as the sun sets, and sometimes called the Morning Star appearing right before the sun rises. Venus is a spectacular piece of the heavens which Declare Gods glory!

Deuteronomy-10:14

I want to once again point out that the purpose of this series is to encourage the brethren. For many years now believers have been told science proved the Bible false. The point of these blogs is to simply give a more logical perspective to those holding fast to scripture. Science is a tool, it can not prove anything any more than a wrench can prove your car is broken down. When viewed through the full picture, with all the evidence, I hope you will all see that evolutionism is not a fact, and you can trust Gods Word. As always friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Proverbs

The Heavens Declare – Mercury

Today, continueing with the series through our solar system, we’re going to talk briefly about Mercury. As I said last week, I’m just going to write a small amount of the multitude of information. There’s a twofold purpose for that, firstly to show how great our God is, the God of all creation, and secondly to show that evolutionism is not a fact proven by observable science, but is instead an idea of the origins of our world that has many problems. Why does this matter? The first point is often portrayed as unreasonable by secularists who claim to hold the logical world view, while the second point is largely ignored. 

The Bible commands us, as believers, to tear down every high and lofty idea that sets itself up against the truth. The secular view of astronomy has set itself up against the truth of Genesis. My aim here is not to attack individuals personally, but to tear down the believe system behind the naturalistic explanation for origins.

Mercury is an excellent example of how impossible the evolutionary models of creation are. It’s the planet closest to the sun, and is smaller than most of the moons in our solar system, although it is slightly bigger than Earths moon. Although it is small, it’s extremely dense. Mercury also has a magnetic field that is quickly decreasing in strength. These two facts, combined with the amount of volatile sulfur, and the ice believed to be on its surface, make Mercury look young. Secular scientists can not fit this tiny planet into their models for the creation of the solar system. Even when invoking the dynamo theory, there is no explanation for how this planet could have formed so close to the sun, millions much less billions of years ago. 

God has a magnificent purpose for Mercury, as well as the other planets in our solar system. Our ability to study this planet has come at an opportune moment, when it seemed as though the delusion of deep time would spread through out every nation. It almost seems as if God placed these terrestrial enigmas in Earths neighborhood to confound those wise in their own conceit. Mercury is a planet of unexplained enigmas. 

 I look forward to continueing this series, friends, and hope earnestly that it is an encouragement to all believers who see this evidence. Deep time, billions of years of random chance, can not explain Mercury. On the other hand, Genesis tells us that God created the entire universe in one day. Both of these view points are impossible to scientifically prove as science is based on observation and we can never observe the events of the past. What we can see, in the present, is that secular understanding can not explain the creation, make up, and existence of Mercury. If you want more information on Mercury I highly encourage you to review creationist Dr. Russ Humphries scientific predictions. 

Join me next Monday for a brief overview of Venus. As always, beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved! 

The Heavens Declare – The Sun

Today we’re starting the series on our solar system and its declaration of God’s glory! We’re going, to begin with, the sun, and next Monday we’ll go on to the planets. I’m just going to give you a brief summary of each celestial object, the problems they pose to evolutionism, and their purpose in God’s wondrous creation. If you want more information than given here I highly recommend What You Aren’t Being Told About Astronomy Vol I through III by Spike Psarris who was, himself, an atheist and evolutionist before getting saved. I would also point you to ICR.org and Creation.com

fullsizeoutput_151e

Our sun is a Class G star, however, it is unlike most in its class. Most stars similar to ours are prone to superflares, which would be devastating to our planet. Our sun is around 85% brighter than most other stars and has about 90% more mass. It is also interesting to note that many of the Class G stars we’ve found are actually binary, meaning they are not the lone star in their system. These fascinating facts show that God’s created sun in our solar system is beautifully placed for life to flourish.

fullsizeoutput_1522Of course, evolutionism says that the sun was formed 4.5 billion years ago from a cloud of gas. This same cloud of gas formed all our planets as well. There are multiple problems with this, however, the least of which being that our sun sits 7 degrees off from the Plane of the Ecliptic. We’re going to stick to the interesting facts about the sun for now, and we’ll review the problems forming stars once we reach the end of our solar system.

The sun’s energy comes from nuclear fusion, the effects of which should change stars after a certain amount of time. If current models are correct then billions of years ago our Sun would have not kept our planet warm enough for life to begin.  The oscillation times for the sun refute secular models, giving further evidence that our sun is a young star. The measurable amounts of lithium and beryllium also give the sun a young age. In short, our sun is a mystery to astrologists, being that they are certain it’s billions of years old, yet appears relatively young.

fullsizeoutput_1521What is Gods purpose for the sun? God created the sun on the fourth day of creation week. Our sun is in the perfect place to sustain life on our planet. Not just the perfect distance from us, but also the perfect place in the Milky Way as well. If it were too far out it would be moving out into the arms of our galaxy. If it were too far in our entire solar system would not be able to maintain life. God placed it in the right spot to keep it stable. It gives us warmth, air, and the food chain. It gives us times, signs, and seasons also.

The heavens truly do declare the glory of God. They also declare that life, you and I, have a purpose. You’re not just a mix of chance chemical reactions, friends, you were made in the image of God. There, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.