The Heavens Declare – Everything Else

Well, friends, this brings us to the end of our series through the solar system. If I haven’t mentioned often enough throughout this series, Spike Psarries and Dr. Jason Lisle lectures on astronomy have been where much of the material we’ve covered has come from. I’m going to do this post differently than the last posts in the series. Rather than give you information, refutation, then my opinion of Gods purpose, I’m just going to give you all some quick facts to summarize and finish up our series.


Objects past Neptune, like poor Pluto, are referred to as TNO’s, or Trans Neptunian Objects. These objects have evidence of volcanic activity which is hard to account for. They’re too small and too far out from the Sun to maintain energy output for billions or even millions of years.


Comets have a lifespan, each time they pass the Sun they lose a little more material. Some comets run into planets, like the one I spoke briefly about in our talk on Jupiter. Due to this, secular scientists needed to find a way to renew comets in our Solar System so they could hold on to their deep time beliefs. How would they explain comets still existing after billions of years? The secular scientists created the fictitious Oort Cloud and the Kiper belt to explain how comets could continue to be seen when they last, at best, a couple thousand years. The problem with both the Oort Cloud and the Kiper belt is that they’ve been proven impossible over the last decade. I could do several posts on just this subject, but I’ll leave it to you, beloved, to look more into this if you find it interesting.

Let’s move on to the stars and galaxies.

There’s a major problem with our Sun, and all the stars in the universe. Like the gas planets in our Solar System, the stars shouldn’t exist.


Several theories have been postulated over how stars could form, unfortunately for the secular astrophysicists they all require stars to exist already. That seems strange doesn’t it, like the chicken and the egg debate, only galactic. You see, when we hear that nebulas are ‘star nurseries’ what is often not mentioned is that nebulas are formed from exploding stars. If stars are needed to create stars, what created stars? Another important thing to mention is that star formation from nebulas is impossible. Gravity is a weaker force than gas pressure, which forces the gas molecules in the nebulas to move apart.


How do astronomers solve this problem? Dark matter and dark energy are the fictitious, invisible, and untraceable, solutions to the problem. You have to have faith, brethren, in this unobservable and unprovable theory, for the secular models to work. This idea is referred to, by secular scientists, as the tooth fairy.


None of the information I’ve provided over the last couple months is going to convince an atheist to suddenly hate their sin and love God. Only the Holy Spirit can change a heart of stone. The purpose here is two-fold, firstly to encourage the body of Christ in the reliability of God’s Word, and secondly to tear down every high and lofty idea that sets itself up against the truth. This really all boils down to whether or not God is sovereign. If He is, and He sovereignly inspired His Word then we can trust what it says from Genesis to Revelation. If He is able to create, and uphold, the universe, then He is able to accurately inspire His people to write the truth. If you believe God is all powerful, how could you come to the conclusion that He allowed the story of creation to be written inaccurately? That is an illogical conclusion.

Beloved, you can trust God’s Word so be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

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The Heavens Declare – Neptune


I’m so excited, beloved, to be near the end of the the Solar System series with you. Not because it’s ending, but because I saved the best for last! You’ll have to wait until next Monday for that though, today we’re going to discuss Neptune, the last planet in our Solar System sense Pluto was ‘pluto’d’.


Neptune is the last gas planet, and the furthest out from the Sun, so far out that it takes the Suns light four hours to reach it. It takes it 164.8 years to orbit once around the Sun. It’s called the sister planet of Uranus as it’s similar in size and matter. The main difference is the weather patterns on Neptune, which feature some of the highest winds in the Solar System, reaching 1,300 mph. That explains the giant dark spot seen on Neptune, which is often compared to the great red storm on Jupiter.


How does Neptune refute evolution? Neptune, like other gas giants, puts out more energy then it receives, twice as much. Neptune has a magnetic field, which is tilted like Uranus’, nether of which can be explained by secular models. In fact Neptune, like Uranus, can not exist according to the secular models. They’re too big to have formed so far from the Sun. Since 1972 astronomers have known that their models can not create a scenario that explains Neptune or Uranus. Rather then scratch the models, they have scratched their head, and continued teaching that they’ve got it all figured out. 


Beloved brethren, I know how Uranus and Neptune could be created so far from the Sun, the sovereign God created and upholds all things. Why would God create Neptune, a planet that’s not even viewable with the naked eye? I believe that Neptune was created for such a time as these, when men wise in their own conceit would claim to know how to world formed. No matter how they work it, they can not make their models fit Gods brilliance. 

One last thing, if you happened on this post and have been led to believe that ‘science’ has disproven God and the Bible I encourage you to read back through this series and see how very incorrect that is. Evolution is not science, it’s natural history filled with assumptions and guesswork. We can, and should, take God at His Word friends. And as always, beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

The Heavens Declare – Uranus

Today, in continuing with our series through the Solar System, we’re going to discuss the odd ball in the neighborhood. Every family has one, and our Solar System is no different. Uranus is that crazy aunt who always does the exact opposite as everyone else in the family. When no one was looking, she slipped you chocolate before the turkey was done on Thanksgiving. We’re going to discuss what makes Uranus so strange, how it disputes evolutionism, and what God’s purpose was for creating it.


Unlike the other planets, Uranus has its poles on the side, not the north and south because it leans so far. Due to this tilt, Uranus is the only planet that doesn’t orbit the Sun like a spinning top, instead, it rolls around the Sun like a ball. It’s this tilt that makes Uranus such an odd ball, but there are other anomalies as well. All the other gas giants give out more energy than they take in, but not Uranus. It also has almost a perfect orbit around the Sun, and is the closest planet we have to taking a completely circular trip, taking a whopping 84 years. It has over two dozen moons, which all orbit around its equator, making their rotation just as strange as the planet itself.


How does Uranus create problems for the secular models of the Solar Systems creations? To start with, Uranus has a magnetic field. It’s strength was predicted two years before it was discovered, not by a secular model, (those were all way off) but by a bible believing physicist, Dr. Russel Humphreys.  Dr. Humphreys used the logic he found in the Bible to make his predictions, which shuts down any evolutionist who claims creation scientists do not make predictions. As I mentioned before it does not give out energy like the other gas giants, which is strange as they were all supposedly created at the same time out of the same material. Another way Uranus refuted evolutionary models is with its tilt, which can not be explained even by asteroids hitting it and turning it over. There are no models which can correctly explain Uranus’ strange behavior.  Uranus has the strangest moon in the Solar System as well, Miranda. It is a small moon, in fact, it is too small for the evolutionary models to suggest that it was hit by five separate asteroids. Most secularists admit that the problem with Uranus is it’s moons, Miranda included, as all the models used to explain why it is tilted, are disrupted by the orbits of its moons.


What was God’s point in creating Uranus? To show His creative genuis, and to throw a giant wrench in the evolutionary cogs. Uranus is a beautiful example of God’s sovereignty over all the universe. Beloved, God knows the end from the beginning, and He inspired men to write down the creation of the universe accurately. You can trust God’s

Word, so be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

 

The Heavens Declare – Mars

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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

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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

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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.

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