Friday Fossils – Carbon 14 Dating

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I almost named today’s blog ‘The Impossible Possibility’. This is what we’ll be discussing, dates that are supposedly impossible, but accurate.

We’re going to be talking about Carbon-14. There is Carbon-12, Carbon-13, and Carbon-14, the only difference being the number of neutrons. These three are isotopes that decay into a more stable element. Carbon 14 is a parent element that decays into Nitrogen-14, the stable daughter element.

Carbon-14 has a half life of 5,730 years, which means that nothing over 100,000 years old should show any detectable signs of it when tested. This is why it is not a reliable means for dating rock, and that rock does not contain carbon, thus it has none to decay.

What can you date with radiocarbon dating? Creation scientists have been sending samples to reputable labs for years now and their findings are amazing. Whether it is 40 million or 300 million-year-old coal samples when tested they all had detectable amounts of carbon 14 in them. Most radiocarbon dating labs have recorded carbon 14 in coal, limestone, and even fossils. Shells from rocks 120 million years old were tested and also came back with detectable amounts of Carbon-14.

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These samples often give a similar age, tens of thousands of years rather than millions. Understanding that the Earths magnetosphere was stronger in the past, they can make calculations on how it would affect the rate of radiocarbon decay. This brings the scientists to the conclusion that the current rates of decay are faster than they would have been in the past. This explains why they see rates that are inflated, after making the proper adjustments the dates come back as 4-5 thousand years old. Thus we can not assume the present is key to the past.

To all this research the secularist has one thing to say in response. The samples were contaminated, without doing any research into the matter. So creationists radiocarbon dating on the hardest substance they could find, one that could not be contaminated, diamonds.  Keep in mind that diamonds are, according to evolutionism, 1-3 billion years old. Yet, when tested for Carbon-14 they came back with ten times the detectable limit.

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If the Earth were billions of years old, or even millions, there shouldn’t be Carbon-14 left at all, yet scientists have found it in fossils, coal, shells, and diamonds. It would seem that this would be the nail in the coffin for evolution and deep time. However, as I’ve stressed many times before, the evidence is not the problem.

The problem is sin, and that those who refuse to acknowledge God suppress the truth in unrighteousness. The world view of evolutionism is merely the desire not to be held accountable by God, and the deep desire to maintain some sort of control over their lives. The evidence is fascinating, and we need to have an answer when someone questions these things, but we can never assume the evidence will change hearts. Only God can change a heart from stone to flesh.


This is why I implore you all, as often as I can, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved! God bless you, beloved, and keep you.

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.

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!

Fossil Friday – Dinosaur Tracks

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We’ve been traveling for a few years now and have yet to make our way to some of these fascinating tracks. Mostly medical reasons, and poor planning on my part. Hopefully, before we settle somewhere we’ll get the opportunity.

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I’m amazed by the tracks left behind by these creatures. How is it that erosion didn’t destroy them before they were covered up layer by layer over long periods of time? The tracks found in Australia began to erode almost immediately after being uncovered. The obvious answer is that they were covered quickly. There are a couple problems with this, from the evolutionary standpoint.

1. These tracks are found all over the planet.

2. The tracks are found in layers of rock with marine life.

This brings me back to the point I’ve made before. Both creationists and evolutionists are looking at the same data, uneroded tracks clearly found in sediment laid down by water. From the worldview that Noah’s flood could not have happened, this is just the result of many large floods worldwide. I say large floods because of the amazing distance these tracks cover. To the person who holds to Gods Word these tracks are yet another example of the great flood of Noah. Each side has come to the same conclusion, flood, but their perspective on how and why the flood happened differs.

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Dinosaur-track

Evolutionary geologists have, in recent decades, admitted that rock layers do not take long periods of time to be laid down. Now, for the most part, they suggest the time is found between the layers. It’s only a matter of time before they change this position, as there is simply no evidence of erosion between layers.

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We’ll go over the layers of rock in more detail next week. Until then, beloved, stand firm on the Word of God. As always, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Fossil Friday – Polystrate Fossils

Polystrate fossils evidence for Noah’s flood

These are my favorite types of evidence for creation, the ones that make for gorgeous pictures! When you drive past great ridges of every color you get the feeling that the God we love is an artist of tremendous magnitude.

What evidence am I referring to? The fossilized trees found standing upright in the middle of layers of rocks. These rock layers should have taken millions of years to be laid down. How is it possible for a tree to withstand millions of years all while lying upright? No geologists question the impossibility of this. Yet, they see no reason to change their theory, they have faith in evolution despite evidence otherwise.

What do these trees really show? Quickly laid down layers from a great flood. Why do so many both within the church and without want to refute the validity of Noah’s flood? To those unsaved Noah’s flood relates Gods judgement on the wicked, and their own complete inability to stand in the face of His wrath. To the saved, or those claiming to be saved, Noah’s flood seems as though we serve an angry God so they choose to ignore it, or in more serious cases, refute it.

There are two questions then, did the flood happen? And, do we serve an angry God?

As a believer we must accept the truth, Jesus Christ Himself spoke of the flood as a true event. Even if there were not massive evidences all over the world got a global deluge, the Messiahs testimony would be all I needed to believe.

Are we serving an angry God? This question is confused by mankinds seemingly endless ways to misunderstand God Himself. God is not sometimes omniscient, He is always omniscient. He is not sometimes loving, His loving kindness knows no end. Psalms 7:11 says God is angry with the wicked everyday. God is always all the things He is, He is not man that changes emotions like they were going out of style. He is always loving, always just, always merciful, and always angry with the wicked.

How can that be? Let me ask you this, friends, why do you find murder so deeply disturbing? When someone abuses a young child, why does that make you righteously indignant? Because you love Gods creation, the young innocent particularly. If you had no love for humanity you would find no angry in the murder of innocents. Gods love for His creation is the very evidence for His anger against the sin which corrupts them.

Beloved, Gods Word is true. We can stand on it firmly.

Jellyfish Fossils

Jellyfish Fossils evidence for Noah’s Flood.

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I have to tell you that jellyfish are one of God’s creatures that both terrify me and fascinate me. Any predator that can take down a human being without even having a brain deserves some respect…and space…lots of space. I am beyond excited to write about the fossils found of jellies!

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At the beginning of our travels around the United States, we ended up in a small town outside of Seattle called Bremerton. When we took the ferry across to visit Pikes Peak the water was spotted with jellyfish. It was amazing to watch, or at least it would have been had I not gotten so sea sick.

Now the scientists who studied these fossils make the claim that they are half a billion years old based on the fact that jellyfish are scavenged when they wash up on shore. These fossilized jellyfish were beautifully preserved, so obviously they must have lived before birds right? Unfortunately for this theory, fossilized birds have been found in rock layers supposedly twice as old. But that’s not the only anomaly. These fossils were found in sandstone, which creates quite the mystery.

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Sand is a granule and allows air to flow more readily, which causes rapid decay. Jellyfish already have a quick rate of decay, so how were these jellies able to fossilize before they decayed? I have a theory, but it requires faith in God’s Word rather than evolution.

If the 200 plus civilizations that have recorded a massive flood are on to something, then a worldwide flood would rapidly cover these jellies in sediment moved by water which would allow them to fossilize before they decayed. Either way, it seems clear that these fellas were caught between layers quickly, not the slow fossilization of millions of years.

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For more information about these amazing fossils, I recommend this article Here. As always friends, be good Bereans! Study to find yourselves approved. Stand firm on the whole counsel of God’s Word. Surely His creation cries out for a Creator!

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