Controversy Over Genesis at a Church

Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.    Genesis 2:1-3

Ken Ham published a blog article a couple weeks ago about how one of his colleagues went to a church in Bentonville, AR to speak.  Ham is the founder of Answers in Genesis (AIG), The Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter, all based near Cincinnati.  He and others in his organization often go to churches to deliver their message about the importance of Genesis and really knowing what it says.

AIG advocates a literal reading of Genesis, especially the Creation account.  Analysis of Hebrew in context with the rest of the Old Testament shows that “days” in Genesis means a 24-hour day.  This means that the earth is not millions of years old.

A careful reading of the Old testament shows clearly that the earth is about 6000 years old.  The Old Testament is filled with references as to how old someone was when they begat son and daughters, when they died, and so forth.

Therefore, especially without millions of years to draw on, evolution couldn’t possibly have happened.  Creation happened literally as Genesis describes it.

AIG speaker Dr. Terry Mortenson delivered this message at the Bentonville church.  He emphasized the importance of Genesis, chapters 1-11 for Creation and sexual morality.  During the first hymn after he spoke, he was asked by the pastor to step into a back room for a moment.  Dr. Mortenson gave this recap of that impromptu chat.

He told me that what I said about the moral issues (especially my brief LGBT comment) was not what he wanted and that I needed to change the message before the second service and essentially replace that marriage section with comments about God’s greatness and design in creation.

The pastor issued an apology to his church the following Sunday, telling his parishioners that Dr. Mortenson did not address his issues as delicately as he should have.  There followed a lengthy sermon with this summary:

He put man and woman together, and he made them one, they were equal. They were one. And he made them one in this perfect order, so any form of racism, fascism, sexism, classism, nationalism, nationalism is where we say, “Our nation is better than your nation,” wherever we say any of that, it is from the pit of hell. It is not a part of God’s original design.

Do you see what he did there?  He speaks truth in that God made men and women as one, as equals.  I’ll add that they have different roles in families.  Notice then that he quickly covers a whole list of “-isms” that divide us and how talk along those lines is from hell.  He included sexism in there, which leaves open an acceptance of homosexuality.

He also had all material from Dr. Mortenson removed from the church website.

He used a lot of positive buzzwords like unity and identity to cover his allowance of…whatever his members want to believe about sex, evolution, etc.

This is an example of how pastors sometimes succumb to the temptation of watering down God’s word in order to please their members and maintain their membership (and income).  This is why we should all be diligently reading and studying the Bible on our own instead of accepting whatever spiritual “food” is dropped into our open mouths like so many hatchlings.  We can then see when preachers water down or misrepresent God’s Word to us.

If you wish to read the article for yourself, just follow this link to AIG, which includes the pastor’s sermon.  Honestly, I had to read the sermon twice to really appreciate what he was actually saying.  He was very good with his buzz words!

The Flood

So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.    Genesis 7:7

Pop quiz: How long did the Flood last?  If you said forty days and nights, you’re wrong!  The increase of waters lasted that long.  From the time God closed Noah and family up in the ark to when they landed on Ararat and disembarked was about a year.  Genesis gives us which months and tells us how long it all lasted.

One whole year!  Why?  Well, it’s a big planet, and God covered the whole thing with water above the highest mountains.  That’s a lot of water coming and going very quickly!

Have you ever been thrown around by water?  I got caught in an undertow once.  It slammed me down on the sand in chest deep water, and it was a struggle to get my feet under me and push off.  Find tsunami videos on YouTube.  It doesn’t take much to toss buildings and vehicle around like Matchbox cars.  And that’s just a local event!

How much earth, rocks, plants, and animals do you think got moved around during the Flood?  The waters came up from the earth and fell from the sky in such quantities that even Steven Spielberg would have a hard time putting it on film.  There had to have been underwater avalanches to start, burying a lot of sea life.  Eventually, the waters started getting at land animals.  Once they reached their peak, it was drainage time.

The waters drained and re-arranged the planet for the better part of a year.  Again, that moved a lot of dirt and stone.  As things happened, there were layer after layer of sediment laid down as the Flood went through its stages.

Question: now that you’re thinking about how little water it takes in a tsunami to really move a lot of things around, how drastically do you suppose it changed the landscape worldwide?

Given the power of water, it’s likely that the Grand Canyon for example, was cut in very short order.  Compare pictures of the badlands in the American west to the erosion seen after Mt St. Helens blew.  Except for the scale, they are virtually identical.  The badlands were shaped quickly by the Flood.  So much of what we see on earth is all about how the Flood shaped everything.

By the way, about those layers of sediment that had to form during different stages of the Flood; when geologists talk about the geologic layers dating back millions of years, have you noticed that they talk about how those layers are identical all over the world?  That’s how they know which layers they are talking about.

But what if those layers did not take millions of years to form, but just one year, courtesy of the Flood?

Hm.

The Firmament and the Universe

Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.    Genesis 1:6-7

I’ll start by saying I’m not the one who figured this out.  This comes from an astronomer who is also Christian.  He put a whole new spin on the verses above, and I think it’s worth thinking about.

Let’s begin with a random piece of information I read years ago.  I’ve searched for it since without luck, but I know I read this.  The Hubble telescope can only see so far into the universe, because the universe is apparently spherical.  There is a horizon it can’t see past, just as we can only see a limited distance (3.1 to 3.3 miles) of the planet while on the ground due to the earth’s curvature.  Although the vast majority of astrophysicists subscribe to the flat universe theory, there is a minority who believe it is spherical.

Since when is the majority right about everything, am I right?  I mean, prohibition worked out none to well.  Hitler was elected by the majority.  Despite an embarrassingly small amount of physical evidence, the majority of scientists believe in evolution.  The majority think abortion is good.  Obviously, the majority lays an egg from time to time.

Here’s another random fact; scientists can detect a radiation signature that permeates all known space.  Their considered conclusion is that it is an echo from the Big Bang billions of years ago.  You know…the origin of the universe.

Next random fact; everything gives off some sort of radiation.  Bricks, your electronics, living things, and even people all give off some sort of radiation.  Using sensitive enough equipment, scientists can take pictures of people that show their auras.  Dr. Leonard Horowitz, author of DNA; Pirates of the Sacred Spiral wrote that we are all arguably “precipitated light” and that our DNA is shaped helically to act as a transceiver for both receiving and generating different “signals” with our environment.

Have you ever wondered why being in nature and away from the city – unplugging – is so refreshing?  It’s because our DNA can “hear” the world around us without interference from all the electronics of civilization.  We start becoming one with nature once again.

For the record: I like civilization!  I’m well aware of the fact that, if one isn’t very careful in the wild, becoming “one with nature” might be nothing more than being something’s dinner.

Ending this list of random facts is the definition of “firmament.”

“The vault or arch of the sky.”  Miriam-Webster

The sky is more than our atmosphere.  It is everything “up there.”  Sun, moon, stars, galaxies, etc.  God said so.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.    Genesis 1:14-15

With all this “random” information in mind, let’s go back to verses 6 and 7 above.

“Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament.

Waters under the firmament would be here on earth; rivers, lakes, and oceans.  If you realize that the firmament is the entire sky with all the stars and galaxies light years away, just where the heck is the other water??

Welll, if the universe is a sphere – and Hubble’s inability to see past a universal horizon waay out there indicates such – we need to zoom out in our minds to God’s all-encompassing point of view.  Namely, that if the entire universe with all the stars and stuff is the firmament, the water must be above it, outside of it!  How is that possible?  Think of the universe as a sphere covered with water.

I know.  That’s a whole lot of water, but we’re talking God here, so…

Finally, recall the random fact above that everything emits some sort of radiation.  I’m sorry; did I forget to mention that would include water?  And that the wavelength water gives off matches the frequency of the “background noise” of the universe, which scientists attribute to the echo of the Big Bang?

Mind blown?  I’m just sayin’…

Oxford Says Evolution Statistically Improbable

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so…And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”… And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.”… Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…    Genesis 1, selected verses

Oxford University researchers outlined the evolutionary steps needed to produce human beings.  The statisticians did their probability studies and came up with this answer:

…the evolution of intelligent life is ‘exceptionally rare’, and that human-like civilisations are extremely unlikely to exist on other planets.

The headline to the article paraphrased it this way:

We’re as good as it gets: Intelligent life is extremely UNLIKELY to exist anywhere else in the universe because it took a series of miracles for humans to evolve, say scientists

The probability study shows that, on its own, for evolution to produce man would take longer than the expected lifetime of earth.  The sun would go dark, and any life that might have tried to start would be snuffed out without the sun.

This study is actually a “twofer.”  First, it shows that evolution as described for us couldn’t happen within the projected lifetime of the planet, let alone to date.  In a bow to evolution theory, they still hold it to be true, but there must have been some pretty incredible transitions for us to have gotten where we are.

Second, the idea that there must be intelligent life out there is highly unlikely.  Oxford says that for another planet to have the same evolutionary “luck” that earth had is problematic at best.  It would take longer that any star would be expected to last.  Again, from the article:

‘Together with the dispersed timing of key evolutionary transitions and plausible priors, one can conclude that the expected transition times likely exceed the lifetime of Earth, perhaps by many orders of magnitude. 

‘In turn, this suggests that intelligent life is likely to be exceptionally rare.’

In addition –

The team quote American evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, who said that if the ‘tape of life’ were to be rerun, ‘the chance becomes vanishingly small that anything like human intelligence’ would occur. 

‘What we added was a statistical approach that allows us to get estimates of just how unlikely the steps could be,’ Dr Sandberg told MailOnline.

Yes, that was a quotation from a real, evolutionary biologist, admitting his discipline might be in error.  He might not put it that way, but that’s the only reasonable conclusion to be drawn from his own words.

Part of the motivation for this study is an observation by the nuclear physicist, Enrico Fermi, who posited what is now called The Fermi Paradox.  Fermi was a theoretical physicist whose entire window to existence was math.  Everything had to be expressed as a balanced equation to be completely understood.

With his deep, mathematical background, Fermi asked why, given the estimated 200B to 400B stars in the universe, there has not been one sign of intelligent alien life.  Ever.  He thought it more than extraordinary that, given the opportunities for intelligent life to exist in so vast a universe, not one signal from another world had been received.  His conclusion was that there must be some sort of barrier that limits the rise of intelligent life.

That, of course, would be that God chose to create life on earth and nowhere else.  The rest of the universe was created to have “…lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.”    Genesis 1:14-15

I know.  People like to say that it’s human arrogance to think that we are the only intelligent life in the universe.  Let’s change that to “Humble Gratitude” that God would love us so much that He made every piece to accomplish what He wanted for us.

Secular scientists and atheists like to ridicule Christians for having too much faith in something they can’t see while ignoring good old science.  They think we are either too stupid or too obstinate to see what science tells us.

Meanwhile, they have too much faith in something – evolution – that their own science shows more and more to be nearly impossible.

For related posts on evolution, see:

A Chemical Big Bang?

Darwin Can’t Explain the Origen of Species

Down the (Black) Rabbit Hole

Evolution and the Geologic Record

Dinosaurs

Becoming a Godless Society

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers.    2 Timothy 4:3

I read Ken Ham’s recent article on the state of Christianity in America today, and the news is distressing.  In short, America has been lost to atheism.  Here are some numbers:

30% of “evangelicals” said that Jesus was merely a great teacher but not God.  An astonishing 65% say that Jesus was the “first and greatest being created by God.”  This is completely ignoring John 1, which starts out referring to Jesus as “The Word” who created everything.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.    John 1:1-3

John goes on to connect the Word to John the Baptist, clearly identifying the Word as Jesus.

Embedded in Ken Ham’s article is a YouTube video of his presentation on Answering Atheists at his 2019 Easter convention.  Some more numbers he shared in graphs for the video:

Only a little over 30% of those 65 and over identify as Christians.  It’s 30% for those aged 50-64.  Those aged 35-49 are at about 26%.  Those 18-34 are just under 20%.

53% of people in their 20’s have stopped attending church.  Of those born in 1981 or later – Generation Z – a mere 18% attend church.

Clearly, America has already lost the battle to atheism.  It’s simply a matter of time until the older generations die off, and the country is left in the hands of a population that is decidedly out of touch with God.

That does not mean we Christians should roll up in a fetal ball of despair, tempting as that might be!  We need to stand with our God and spread His Word as best we can!  But what does that look like?

If you want to spread some news, you must understand it first.  If you want to spread the Good News, you need to read and study the Bible!  This is where we lost the battle starting generations ago.

Scientists started challenging the Bible in light of Darwin’s theories and adopted evolution as the new religion.  Instead of denouncing this and relying on Genesis, church leaders caved and told their members – and even their pastors – that evolution is ok.  God probably used evolution as His means of creation, never mind what Genesis clearly tells us!  What’s really important is that you believe in Jesus!

Of course, evolution doesn’t work theologically.  It depends on the deaths of “unfit” species to progress finally to man.  But if sin came into the world by one man and death through sin, how was it that there was so much death before there was ever a man to sin?

See?  You take away one piece of the foundation and the rest starts to crumble!  People ignored how evolution is impossible theologically, adopted it, and continued on through the Bible calling into question more and more teachings.

Clearly, having an intimate knowledge of Scripture is the key to spreading the Good News of Jesus.  We must understand everything from Genesis 1, because it’s starting there that things unfolded, making Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf necessary.

We must also be educated enough in science to understand how science actually supports the Bible!  Dr. Lennart Moller, author of The Exodus Case, points out in his book that experiments never yield wrong results, merely wrong interpretations!  The Exodus Case is a fascinating look at Exodus with his scientist’s eye.  He makes the case that Exodus happened as literally told in the Bible.  Indeed, he concludes by asking his readers to imagine themselves on a jury deciding the accuracy of Exodus.  With what he presents in the book, would you vote yes or no?

Ken Ham, mentioned above, is the founder of The Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Kentucky near Cincinnati.  His series, The Answers Book, provides scientific answers to secular claims against the truth of the Bible.

For example, evolutionary scientists claim the geologic layers with their millions of complete fossils show millions of years of evolution.  But here are a couple good questions: How did all of those animals die and get buried so quickly that they never decomposed…at all!  And why are all the layers identical around the world unless there was a global event – like a Flood – that lasted roughly one year according to Genesis.  The Flood as described in Genesis had several stages of flooding and then receding, which would account for uniform layers around the world.

See?  If you know your Bible, have a little science, and use some common sense, things start to get clearer!

So, let’s resolve to read and study our Bibles!  Know what’s in there and how it all ties together.  Find resources that will help you with your study.  Off-hand, I can’t think of any place better than Ken Ham’s Creation Museum Book Store.

I use a Bible commentary called The Concordia Self Study Commentary by Concordia Publishing of the Lutheran Church to help me delve into section of the Bible I seek clarity on.

The Book of Daniel is an eye-popping Old testament book, but it can be hard to decipher.  “Agents of Babylon” by Dr. David Jeremiah is the first book I’ve ever read that provides a clear explanation of Daniel’s prophecies that are supported by world history!  He also explains “the abomination of desolation” found in Daniel and referred to by Jesus in Matthew 24:15.  I’ve wondered what that was for decades!

I taught a Bible class for almost a year and a half using these resources and more.  I would write about what I would teach and then post those on my blog.  The whole series starts with Creation: Let There Be Light.  I distill some of the more complex issues of many resources into something a bit easier to digest.  I did an entire series on The Exodus Case and others.  If you find what I wrote about different resources useful, I urge you to get those books for yourself.

The whole point is to have as many “arrows” in your quiver as possible, so you have the right one for whomever you’re talking to!

Read, learn, and inwardly digest God’s Word!!!

A Chemical Big Bang?

Professing to be wise, they became fools.    Romans1:22

There are a lot of reasons why evolution doesn’t make sense.  First, there has never been a transitional creature found connecting humans to apes, the proverbial “missing link.”  Second, the fossil record makes no sense without The Flood happening.  How do so many animals die and get covered so quickly that they never even start to decompose unless there’s a catastrophic event?  Moreover, how is it that all the geologic layers are identical around the world if, again, there’s no global event?

I saw an interview years ago with an evolutionist.  The question that exposed him was if there has even been a creature discovered that had new genetic material.  We’re not talking about variation within a species, but something completely new.  The question is predicated on the fact that DNA is a huge amount of information, which can only be distorted by mutations, which invariably degrade information.

The evolutionist blanched and asked the camera to be turned off.

Or there’s Dr. Lyall Watson, famed anthropologist and evolution proponent who said, “The fossils that decorate our family tree are so scarce that there are still more scientists than specimens. The remarkable fact is that all of the physical evidence we have for human evolution can still be placed, with room to spare, inside a single coffin!”

Time magazine wrote in 1994 that “Yet despite more than a century of digging, the fossil record remains maddeningly sparse. With so few clues, even a single bone that doesn’t fit into the picture can upset everything. Virtually every major discovery has put deep cracks in the conventional wisdom and forced scientists to concoct new theories, amid furious debate.”  Concoct!!  HA!!

Forgetting complex plants and animals, where did that very first cellular life come from?  The answer has always been that it came from some primordial goo and perhaps triggered some lightning.

It seems that science has been grasping at straws for decades, clinging to the theories that got them their Ph.D.’s.  It’s been argued that evolution takes more faith than believing in God what with all the improbable theories.

Imagine now our surprise when those scientists now change their tune – slightly – and propose the following theory:

“…it used to be that life evolved so slowly you couldn’t see it happening, and now it happened so fast we missed it!”

Um…

Very Complex!!

 

Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, recently wrote about this in his blog.  The article he refers to says that there need to be three core systems for cellular life to exist, and they need to be present all together.  First, there must be a cell membrane to hold everything together.  Second, it must have the ability to metabolize.  Third, it must be able to reproduce.

You can’t have something that starts out with just one of those and hope the other pieces gradually evolve to go with it.  If any one of those three is missing, there’s no life.  Period.  Their new answer is…

A CHEMICAL BIG BANG!!

It’s like the story of Goldilocks.  She found the bear’s cottage and chose her porridge and bed based on the ones that were “just right.”  Some scientists are now saying that under the “just right” conditions, all three of these requirements for life must have just…happened.  Somehow.

From the article:

Of course, all this depends on the everything-first idea proving correct. Szostak’s protocells and the new biochemical insights have won over many researchers, but some pieces of the puzzle are still missing. Perhaps the most persuasive argument is that the simpler ideas don’t work. As is the case with many things in life, the beginning was probably more complicated than we had thought.

Here are two thoughts on that.  First, Occam’s Razor.  This is a generally held principles that, when given a choice of two explanations to explain all the facts, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.  It’s applied in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine.  This long-held principle is turned on its head in this case.

Second, it seems that their basic argument in favor of this new theory is nothing more than “the old ones don’t work.”

If only they’d just accept God’s Word as the authority it is!  It would be so much simpler.  It would make so much sense!  If one of the conditions of life is the ability to reproduce, that requires DNA, which is an information package on how build a new, separate offspring.  Information can only come from some sort of intelligence.  God is the likely candidate.

Of course, if they accepted that, they’d have to get another job!

Light Speed

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.    Genesis 1:14-15

The age of the earth and universe has been a hot debate topic for decades.  It shouldn’t be.  There are enough time references in the Old Testament to calculate that the universe is about 6000 years old.  I’ve even gone through that exercise myself, and it works.

The problem started with Darwin and the development of the theory of evolution.  The problem with the Biblical age of the universe is that it didn’t provide enough time for evolution to work.  Pro evolution scientists needed millions of years to accommodate the idea that spontaneous changes in DNA could yield the diversity of life we see today.  They called for a universe that’s millions, even billions of years old, an idea known as “deep time.”  That’s when people started getting the notion that the Bible must somehow be wrong.

If you have a Biblical world view, you’ll know that evolution can’t possibly work.  And science supports it!  For example, geologic layers throughout the world match up precisely with each other.  How does that happen without a global event lasting roughly a year and with many stages from the first rain drop to Noah and company stepping off the ark?

Evolution doesn’t work theologically.  It depends on millions of years of death at the hands of nature before producing mankind.  The problem is that death entered the world through the sin of one man, Adam.  How could death exist prior to Adam?  This alone should make evolution and deep time untenable for Christians who want to compromise, declaring their faith in God and still giving evolution credence.

The theory of evolution: it’s a theory, which has not yet been proven.  We see countless examples of variations within species currently and in the geologic record, but no completely new species.  Variations occur by the environment favoring certain DNA combinations, but that is not a change of species!  Even Dr. Lyall Watson, famed anthropologist and evolution proponent admits, “The fossils that decorate our family tree are so scarce that there are still more scientists than specimens. The remarkable fact is that all of the physical evidence we have for human evolution can still be placed, with room to spare, inside a single coffin!”

Science gives us every proof that evolution is more a religion than good science!

But there’s one bugaboo that has put a crimp in people’s ability to accept a 6000 year old universe…

LIGHT SPEED!

I said LIGHT speed, not WARP speed, captain!!

If the universe is a mere 6000 years old, how is that we can see the light of stars that are millions of light years away?  Riddle me that, Batman!

Enter Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity.  It gives a profound spin to the idea of speed.

Let’s start with what we all know.  First, the speed of light is finite and unchangeable at 186,282 miles per second.  At that rate, it should take millions of years for the light of most stars to each earth.

BUT…

While the formula – distance over time – is unchangeable, one element of that equation is relative.  Time!

From the article Real-World Relativity: The GPS Navigation System: “…the clock ticks from the GPS satellites must be known to an accuracy of 20-30 nanoseconds…when viewed from the surface of the Earth, the clocks on the satellites appear to be ticking faster than identical clocks on the ground. A calculation using General Relativity predicts that the clocks in each GPS satellite should get ahead of ground-based clocks by 45 microseconds per day.”  That equals 45,000 nanoseconds per day for a system that requires precision within 20-30 nanoseconds.  Huge difference!

The initial algorithms for GPS software produced poor results.  They then realized that Einstein’s theory meant that there was a difference in the speed of time between objects in orbit and objects on earth.  Increased gravity equals increase speed in the flow of time.  Objects on earth age faster than objects in orbit.  It’s not so much that we can discern it with our senses, but the GPS system proves the difference in the flow of time!

So, proximity to a gravity well (planet, moon, star, etc.) determines the speed of time!  The further you get from a gravity well, the slower time passes.

Outer space is mostly that – just empty space.  One astronomer used this example; if two galaxies were to cross paths one might expect massive collisions and destruction.  In reality, there is so much emptiness within every galaxy that two galaxies could cross each other with nothing happening!  Within that vastness, often light years away from any gravity well, time would slow to a crawl.

The second idea relating to the flow of time is time dilation; the faster an object travels, the slower time passes for it.  As one approaches light speed, time slows to a mere crawl and perhaps even stops at light speed!

In deep space between the stars and earth, one second cold last millions of earth years!  Light from those distant stars could arrive here for us to see almost instantaneously.

I don’t know if there’s a direct bearing, but this reminds me of 2 Peter 3:8, “But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.”

Despite what the evolutionists and deep time advocates try to tell us, science itself proves that the Bible is correct!

Watching the Coronavirus Part – 2

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.  Matthew 24:42

DNA Pirates CoverAs we saw yesterday, there is a lot of evidence that there is a shadow government which is steadily consolidating its control over the world. One of its biggest weapons is genetics. The Carnegies and Rockefellers have a documented history of eugenics and genocide, dating back to quietly supporting Hitler’s efforts before World War II. They made a serious attempt in the 1990’s – largely successful – at sterilizing women of child-bearing age in the Philippines. The Philippine Medical Association caught whiff of something not exactly Este’ Lauder when a tetanus vaccine was only given to women of child-bearing age. How was it perpetrated? Through none other than the World Health Organization (WHO).

Evidence exists that Ebola was an engineered crisis. Such crises give governments an opportunity to restrict the population further “for their own good.” Crises are very useful tools for controlling the general public. Case in point, 9/11. That was 19 years ago, and we’re still half stripping at airports.

As Rahm Emmanuel infamously stated, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

Thanks to my wife – who is a research fiend on the internet – I’ve learned about scenarios published by research foundations that eerily match what is currently happening with the coronavirus.

That brings us to Lock Step. It was a…

…pandemic simulation staged by Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and other ruling-class heavy hitters in October.

Lock Step was the brain child of none other than the Rockefeller Foundation ten years ago along with the Global Business Network. Lock Step was one of four theoretical scenarios in a publication entitled “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development.” It…

…describes a coronavirus-like pandemic that becomes the trigger for the imposition of police-state controls on movement, economy, and other areas of society.

Um…

Going on, the Lock Step scenario describes a world of tighter government control, authoritarian leadership, and less innovation. That doesn’t sound too different from the old Soviet Union. It certainly doesn’t sound American…does it?

The scenario describes massive disruption of global markets by an extremely deadly strain of influenza. But the Rockefeller report also theorizes that not all populations are hit equally. Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America fair the worst in a global death toll of 8 million!

The US will not be unscathed, as the government “strongly discourages” air travel. Nothing more. This theoretical lenient approach actually speeds the spread of the virus.

But remove such obstacles as ‘individual rights’ and you have a recipe for surviving, even thriving in the event of a pandemic, the Foundation gushes: The Chinese government’s quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its instant and near-hermetic sealing-off of all borders, saved millions of lives…

We can see those exact measure being taken by China today in the wake of the coronavirus. If the virus continues to spread across borders, other countries will engage in similar measures; quarantines, body temperature checks in public places like bus and train terminals, airports, and even grocery stores.

As was the case with 9/11, it is doubtful that any government will relax those controls once they’ve accomplished their power grab. And, just like with 9/11, the population will willingly give up their freedoms for protection by a “benevolent government.”

Let’s look at a suspicious part of the coronavirus story: wet markets where the Chinese can buy meat with the animals butchered live right there. While repulsive to our western sensibilities, it does eliminate the possibility of “mystery meat” that is too old or simply mislabeled as something else. The coronavirus is blamed on selling bats at such wet markets in Huanan in Wuhan Province. But this from the Lock Step article:

the Huanan seafood market hadn’t sold bats for years, meaning – if the “wet market” hypothesis is to persist – an “intermediate host” species would be required to get the virus to humans. Three weeks after the Huanan seafood market was shuttered and disinfected, a Lancet study put the last nail in the hypothesis’ coffin, revealing the first several coronavirus cases had no exposure to the market at all. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this has not discouraged the media from continuing to blame it for the epidemic.

In addition, the 2019 Military World Games began in Wuhan Province, which saw 300 US military personnel come into the city. Former Malaysian PM Matthias Chang believes this was the entry point for the coronavirus in a biological attack on China by America. His suspicions seem well-founded:

Chang placed coronavirus on a continuum of American bio-attacks he said included deliberate infection of Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea and Cubans with dengue fever, as well as creating the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

This might seem more likely, given the brief history I recounted in yesterday’s article. But here’s the final piece which might push us over the edge into thinking the coronavirus is a deliberate, engineered crisis:

As of February 4, there are over 1,000 times more coronavirus cases in China than outside of it, and the foreign cases appear to be ethnically Chinese where reported. This is not a coincidence – a recent scientific paper revealed the enzyme which serves as a receptor for novel coronavirus is produced by a certain type of lung cell found in “extremely large numbers” in Asian men compared to those of other ethnicities. Even more intriguingly, those lung cells are involved in the expression of “many other genes that positively regulating [sic] viral reproduction and transmission.” The paper’s authors stop short of suggesting the virus came out of a lab, instead drily observing that it seems to have “cleverly evolved to hijack this population of [lung] cells for its reproduction and transmission,” but one man’s clever viral evolution is another’s expert bioweapon development.

In the end, what can we do with this information? Neither you nor I can go to China and stop this. We might try resisting in some fashion, perhaps protest to our government…but what about? All the government has to do is shrug its shoulders and say, “Who? ME?!?”

We remember Jesus’ exhortation to “Watch!” We can go to what at least should be the solution of first resort – Prayer!! We can continuously study the Bible to help us on what to watch for. Recall that Daniel wrote down prophecies that he didn’t understand but preserved for those generations that would recognize what they would be about. So, we study and know the material in the Bible, especially Revelation. We might not yet know what it all means, but we may discover it by watching and comparing current events to Biblical prophecy.

Most of all, do not fear! Lies and fear are the tools of Satan meant to distance us from God, to doubt His providence and love. Matthew 6 does a great job of addressing worry and fear:

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Isaiah and the prophets tell us repeatedly that God will bring us to ultimate victory with Him in heaven for eternity.

That’s it. Pray. Read. Watch. Have faith in God’s care and love.

Watching the Coronavirus – Part 1

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.  Matthew 24:42

When the coronavirus first appeared in the news, my initial reaction was to at least wonder if it is an engineered virus. It wouldn’t be the first time a shadow government had used genetic engineering to make a disaster to exploit. As Rahm Emmanuel infamously stated, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

DNA Pirates CoverI ran a series on a fascinating book, DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, in 2017. Written by Dr. Len Horowitz, it documents how the Carnegies and Rockefellers took control of all genetic research and used it to gain control over populations and even practice genocide. Indeed, their research was used by Hitler as justification for his master race ideas. Hitler was even funded in part by George W. Bush’s great grandfather. From the book:

The grandfather of President George Walker Bush (Skull & Bones, 1968) was Prescott Bush (Skull & Bones, 1917), and his great grandfather was George Herbert Walker. Prescott Bush and George Herbert (Bert) Walker were directors of the London-affiliated New York banking house of Brown Brothers-Harriman and its various fronts, which funded and directed the military-industrial complex behind Hitler and the Nazi revolution.

And here is the genetically-engineered assault perpetrated by the WHO in the 1990’s:

…a “vaccine” against pregnancy was developed at Ohio State University. The active ingredient is hCG.

The Philippine Medical Association discovered some hanky-panky with their tetanus shots in the 1990’s, which was not that long ago! The Philippine Department of Health discovered that 20% of tetanus vaccines they sampled contained hCG!

Hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting Philippine women got these tetanus shots.

What got the Philippines suspicious? Those tetanus shots were only given to woman of child-bearing age.

With that knowledge, you can see why my first reaction to the coronavirus epidemic is suspicion.

Again, as an example, DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral makes a good case for Ebola being an engineered, not natural, virus. In fact, the CDC holds a patent for Ebola. Was it because they invented it or wanted sole control of it? If the latter, why?

DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral is filed with documented evidence of a shadow or deep government that has steadily gained control over the world for decades. I would love to go into more detail about it, but my series on the book took 23 installments. Obviously ,there’s no room here to cover it all, but you can start with the first entry – DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral. If you’d prefer a brief overview before getting into the entire series, go to Pirates of the Sacred Spiral, Recap.

After all this, we can see that there is a lot of evidence for a shadow government/organization steadily taking control of nations. They are committed to a one world government. Them.

Revelation 13 describes such a one world government coming into being not long before The Great Tribulation.

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast…He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

This obviously describes a one world government wherein a single leader establishes a state religion to the first beast and has the power to force everyone to take the mark of that beast into their flesh. Otherwise, they are economically cut off.

To summarize what we have so far, Jesus warns us to watch for signs of the end and be prepared. We have significant evidence of non-governmental entities influencing world events and practicing genocides in various forms. Revelation warns us that a one-world government will be in place at the end times.

How does the coronavirus figure into this?

NEXT TIME – LOCK STEP

Einstein Helps Prove Young Earth

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.   Genesis 1:14-19

StarsNot that Albert ever intended to, but his theory of relativity gives us a very good explanation of a question that dogs folks like me who believe that the earth is only about 6000 years old. How is that starlight from billions of light years away is visible to us if the earth is a mere 6000 years old? That light wouldn’t be here yet!

Ken Ham discusses an explanation for that based on science in his The New Answers Book 1.

Einstein proved that time is relative; it moves faster the farther one moves away from a gravity well (planet, star, moon, etc.). This is called “gravitational time dilation.” Conversely, time slows the closer one gets to the center of a gravity well. Time passes faster for people living on a mountain than those living in a valley. Technically, assuming you’re standing more than lying flat, your head ages more quickly than your feet.

There is also “relative velocity time dilation.” Essentially, the faster you go the slower time goes. If someone goes near the speed of light, they will age more slowly than someone not moving at all.

Time Dilation

Apparently, one CAN do the math…

According to an article on time dilation on Business Minder, these two types of time dilation can happen at the same time. For example, astronauts experience countering effects of both while in orbit on the International Space Station. Because they orbit 260 miles above earth, time should slow for them. But they are also travelling at 5 miles per second. These opposing time dilation effects do not cancel each other out. Velocity has a bigger effect than gravity, so they age more slowly than people on earth.

However, satellites travel slower in higher earth, geosynchronous orbit, so time moves faster, affected more by gravity than speed.

The Wikipedia article on time dilation tells us “…that engineers need to pick different clocks for different orbits. GPS satellites work because they know about both kinds of time dilation.”

Light moves very fast – about 670,616,629 – so it experiences relative velocity time dilation. Time goes incredibly slow for light. Ken Ham writes, “…according to Einstein’s relativity, light does not experience the passage of time, so the trip would be instantaneous.”

Ultimately, this is a theory which fits known facts and is not one that can be tested. At may be that God simply caused light to arrive instantaneously on earth. But we also know that God has created a marvelously engineered universe which runs on laws of physics and biology. It may be that, once again, science provides the answer that supports a young earth!