Genesis 1-11: a scientific apologetic

For centuries, beginning with Leonardo da Vinci, scientists accepted the account in Genesis chapters 1-11 as almost self-evident. As a result, they made few efforts to validate it. (Athanasius Kircher, who wrote a scholarly treatment of the voyage of Noah’s Ark, was one notable exception.) As a further result, those who doubted the Genesis account could easily persuade people not to believe it. But since 1960, many creation scientists have sought to show not only that those eleven chapters of Genesis happened as Moses wrote them down, but how they might have happened. Today, a careful scholar can read those chapters and imagine at least one, and often several, ways their story might have played out. Continue reading

Why is there a nail in HaShem?

Nail in HaShem featured med‘Ha Shem’ (translation: ‘The NAME’) is one way the Jewish culture avoids speaking God’s NAME ‘YAHWEH’. Another way of avoiding pronouncing HaShem would be to spell His NAME ‘Yud-Hey-Vav-Hay’ instead of saying ‘YAHVEH’. [It’s pronounced ‘YAHVEH’ in modern Sephardic Israeli Hebrew. ‘YAHWEH’ is the ancient Yemenite accent, and some of the folklore of Yemen says that Shem migrated there after Noah died and founded 2 of their ancient inland cities, so it may very well be closer to the original pronunciation.] Another trick is to change the ‘Y’ to a ‘J’ and that is one of the reasons why in English Bibles (like the KJV) ‘YAHWEH’ is pronounced as ‘Jehovah’; however, there’s no ‘j’ sound in the Ancient Hebrew alphabet! [And most of us address Him as ‘Adoni’/‘LORD’ instead of His NAME out of utmost respect for Who He is!] All this ‘carefulness’ in the Jewish culture is for the sole purpose of not blaspheming HaShem! However, I’m not convinced that that is what The Creator of the Heavens and the Earth had in mind when He commanded us not to blaspheme His NAME. (I’ll explain more later…) Continue reading

Life before Earth – or with it

Recently two scientists showed an amazing mathematical chimera: life before earth. They think they showed that life began 9.7 billion years ago – four billion years after the universe began. They really showed that life could not have come from non-life. At least, not on earth. In the process they made the creation story far more likely than they might care to admit. Continue reading

360 day year: no coincidence

The most ancient calendars all assumed a 360 day year. But why, when astronomers have long known that a year is about 365.24 days? Because the earth once had a 360 day year, and something changed. The ancients remembered the 360 day year. But they forgot how the year changed, or even that it changed, for centuries after the event. Continue reading

Without Darwin, wither faith?

Three days ago, Michael Flannery at Evolution News and Views suggested that without Darwin, the worlds of science and faith would look vastly different today. He is correct as far as he goes. But the world without Darwin would not necessarily lack its strife and its sins. It would also have a complacency the world with Darwin now lacks. Continue reading

Asteroid games

Why is the federal government planning to bring an asteroid into orbit around the Moon? Even in “flush times” that would be a bad investment. It’s a worse investment with the country, and the world, in debt already almost non-repay-able. Especially when the world faces a natural disaster closer to home. Continue reading

Creation reborn

Creation was once the ruling paradigm of science. A century and a half ago, it fell out of favor. Now it’s coming back, as people realize what the evidence really suggests. Which is: the earth is not old. It is young – and just as young as the Bible says. Continue reading

Long Age: Misinterpreted Evidence

Evolutionists allege a long age for the earth because their model depends on it. They justify it only by misinterpreting and misconstruing both historical fact and natural observation. In fact, that is the history of how Darwinism became current and “credible.” Continue reading

Creation: important to Christians

The Bible begins with creation. Yet most churches today, and even most Bible-believing churches, don’t want to talk about creation. They’re making a mistake. Bible-believing Christians should talk about creation, to strengthen their own faith and to be better witnesses to God’s sovereign – and awesome – power. Continue reading