Is Belief in Billions of Years & Evolution Atheism?

The Creation: I’m going to make my case as a “YOUNG EARTH” Christian, because I believe that GOD literally created the earth in 6 days exactly like He says He does in Genesis. Therefore, I absolutely reject the biological concept referred to as evolution. I also believe that you can’t honestly claim God the Father of Jesus and the giver of the Holy Spirit as the basis of your belief system and then continue to embrace the atheistic view of billions of years and evolution. Christianity and the Atheistic beliefs of billions of years and evolution conflict with the plan of Salvation which is the 1st verse of Genesis.

This is early Hebrew Pictographs of the 1st 3 words of Genesis

There are some who claim that their belief lies in God as well as in the billions of years and evolution… The “Old Earth” Christian thought is that the earth is billions of years old and there’s a gap in the scriptures that leaves room for the billions of years between verses 1 & 2 of Genesis Chapter 1. By accepting the gap, verse 2 picks up after the billions of years. There’s also the Christian view known as “Theistic Evolutionist” that the earth is billions of years old and that God has created the earth and what lives on it today using initiated or guided processes of evolution.

This brings to light another problem! DEATH! If the Dinosaurs died 65 million years ago or more…if you’re a Christian, I ask you how? The curse of sin which brought on death didn’t happen until Adam and Eve accepted the lie of Satan Genesis 3:4 No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. Satan called God a liar and Eve believed him. WHY do we continue down this same vein of thought all these thousands of years later?

Scriptures from HCSB – Holman Christian Standard Bible

Romans 1:20 For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.

Is it possible that people who believe in billions of years and evolution, yet claim Christianity are sitting on the fence? Do they believe that it’s okay for them to call God a Liar? If they don’t believe Scriptures about Creation, how can they reconcile Jesus Messiah – Yeshua Hamashiach rising from the dead? How can they believe in all the miracles performed by Jesus? If the entire BIBLE – THE WORD isn’t 100% true, why would anyone believe any of it?

Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

Is it possible that when we accept a lie, that God just says okay, go ahead, you’ve made your bed, now lie in it? After all, we do have the freedom to choose! That’s one of the attributes and gifts that make Him such an AWESOME God! He doesn’t force us to believe anything…but He does give us proof if we’re willing to take off the blinders.

1 Peter 3:3-7 First, be aware of this: Scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, living according to their own desires, saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? Ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.” They willfully ignore this: Long ago the heavens and the earth were brought about from water and through water by the word of God. Through these waters the world of that time perished when it was flooded. But by the same word, the present heavens and earth are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

When you deny Creation, aren’t you a Scoffer? Are you saying then that it’s okay to live your life anyway that you please because God’s plan doesn’t fit your timeline? Aren’t you saying by your disbelief of what what God has done in the past makes it likely that what God says about our future also isn’t true?

Genesis 1-31

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: At a particular instant roughly 15 billion years ago, all the matter and energy we can observe, concentrated in a region smaller than a dime, began to expand and cool at an incredibly rapid rate. By the time the temperature had dropped to 100 million times that of the sun’s core, the forces of nature assumed their present properties.

*Scientists claim: In science we adopt the plodding route: we accept only what is tested by experiment or observation.

MY QUESTION: When, How and where did they test the theory of billions of years? How can they experiment and observe billions of years?

2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” Evening came and then morning: the first day.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: It was five billion years ago. A giant cloud of matter in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, condensed under its gravity, exploding in nuclear fusion. This fusion released what we call sunshine. Very, very, very hot sunshine. And the newly formed star was our Sun.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: Though Earth was neatly orbiting the Sun as a rocky mass four and a half billion years ago, no organism could survive there. Radiation from the recent supernova kept the planet extremely hot, its surface molten, and oxygen was non-existent. Plus, incredibly massive meteorites and asteroids frequently slammed onto the surface — creating even more heat. The Earth got so hot, it began melting. Heavier material sank to the bottom, lighter stuff rose to the top. Some elements evaporated. This transformation created the Earth’s layered core and mantle, crust, and atmosphere.

MY COMMENT***The Bible clearly says that the earth was formless and empty and then God created light…this is entirely opposite of what science teaches us. Science teaches that light came before earth was formed.

My QUESTION: Using the scientific method and claim, how is this scenario anything more than a theory? How did they experiment and observe?

6 Then God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse “sky.” Evening came and then morning: the second day.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW:

1. Earth’s original atmosphere was probably just hydrogen and helium, because these were the main gases in the dusty, gassy disk around the Sun from which the planets formed. The Earth and its atmosphere were very hot. Molecules of hydrogen and helium move really fast, especially when warm. Actually, they moved so fast they eventually all escaped Earth’s gravity and drifted off into space.

MY QUESTION: And how many billion years ago did this all happen? We still have hydrogen and helium today…why hasn’t it all left?

My Comment***Please notice how what they know about hydrogen and helium moving fast is somehow lending credibility to their hypothesis. We have so much abundant helium today that we can use it in party balloons and we fuel rockets with liquid hydrogen!

2. Earth’s “second atmosphere” came from Earth itself. There were lots of volcanoes, many more than today, because Earth’s crust was still forming. The volcanoes released steam (H2O, with two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom), carbon dioxide (CO2, with one carbon atoms and two oxygen atoms), ammonia (NH3, with one nitrogen atom and three hydrogen atoms).

MY QUESTION: How and where did the water ( H2O ) come from when there isn’t a mechanism to generate the oxygen yet? All there was was the hydrogen and Helium. Today we get Oxygen from the Carbon Dioxide ( CO2 ) that the plants on earth need to grow…their bi-product is oxygen.

***it’s not exactly true that this is what Volcanoes spew today and HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT the VOLCANOES SPEWED supposedly Billions of years ago? This is what I found out about today’s volcanoes: The most common volcanic gas is water vapor, followed by carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Sulfur dioxide can cause breathing problems in both healthy people and people with asthma and other respiratory problems. Other volcanic gases include hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen fluoride. Therefore we can’t use today’s information as a key to the past…today’s information can “ONLY” be a key to the present.

3. Much of the CO2 dissolved into the oceans. Eventually, a simple form of bacteria developed that could live on energy from the Sun and carbon dioxide in the water, producing oxygen as a waste product. Thus, oxygen began to build up in the atmosphere, while the carbon dioxide levels continued to drop. Meanwhile, the ammonia molecules in the atmosphere were broken apart by sunlight, leaving nitrogen and hydrogen. The hydrogen, being the lightest element, rose to the top of the atmosphere and much of it eventually drifted off into space

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: Now we have Earth’s “third atmosphere,” the one we all know and love—an atmosphere containing enough oxygen for animals, including ourselves, to evolve.

MY COMMENT***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the “third atmosphere” CONCLUSION.

MY QUESTION: WHERE is there any proof of these steps? Where is the model from billions of years ago that they were able make their experimentation and observation? Was it once again, another guess?

MY COMMENT*** Notice the language used as the conclusion…“the one we all know and love“, followed by the word evolve. Talk about brainwashing the reader!

9 Then God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land “earth,” and He called the gathering of the water “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” And it was so. 12 The earth produced vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 Evening came and then morning: the third day.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: According to this theory, the ocean formed from the escape of water vapor and other gases from the molten rocks of the Earth to the atmosphere surrounding the cooling planet. After the Earth’s surface had cooled to a temperature below the boiling point of water, rain began to fall—and continued to fall for centuries.

MY QUESTION: Does this scientific view clearly say it’s a “Theory”?

MY COMMENT***So once again, it’s a hypothesis without experimentation and observation.

14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years. 15 They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth, 18 to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 Evening came and then morning: the fourth day.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: Like the other planets, Earth formed from the leftover cloud of dust and gas orbiting the young sun. … Gravity bound the ejected particles together, creating a moon that is the largest in the solar system in relation to its host planet. The young protostar (our sun) was a ball of hydrogen and helium not yet powered by fusion. Over tens of millions of years, the temperature and pressure of the material inside increased, jump starting the fusion of hydrogen that drives the sun today. “A star the size of our sun requires about 50 million years to mature from the beginning of the collapse to adulthood,”according to NASA. “Our sun will stay in this mature phase … for approximately 10 billion years.” The first stars did not appear until perhaps 100 million years after the big bang, and nearly a billion years passed before galaxies proliferated across the cosmos. Astronomers have long wondered: How did this dramatic transition from darkness to light come about?

MY QUESTION: Even after they have made all of their guesses, they’re still guessing! Yes, they use computer simulations, etc, but they can only guess what to put into the computer to perpetuate the simulation! Remember the old computer adage: Junk in – junk out? Once again I ask: Where’s the experiment and observation?

MY COMMENT***How can anyone’s guess be taken as Gospel? Because if you believe in these theories, that’s what you’re doing! Essentially, you’re saying that God is a liar! That Jesus who is the WORD…didn’t tell us the truth!

20 Then God said, “Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” 21 So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds. He also created every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 So God blessed them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 23 Evening came and then morning: the fifth day.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: All evidence suggests that the Earth was inhospitable to life for the first 700 million years, largely because it was so hot. However, the Earth gradually cooled, and 4 billion years ago it became more hospitable. Within little more than 100 million years, the first single-cell life forms appeared.3 Where did these organisms come from? And what were their capabilities?

MY QUESTION: Why do scientists continue to make guesses and then publish them as fact?

MY COMMENT*** There’s no evidence that minerals can create life code (DNA). To have life, you must have DNA. To recreate DNA, you NEED DNA! This is an ever changing theory with many more questions than answers. The scientific community is not lacking for ideas and theories, but they are lacking facts and proof!

If you desire to be further confused, look up the origins of life on earth via the internet and be stunned by all the different theories.

24 Then God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: That life evolved. The earliest known mammals were the morganucodontids, tiny shrew-size creatures that lived in the shadows of the dinosaurs 210 million years ago. They were one of several different mammal lineages that emerged around that time. All living mammals today, including us, descend from the one line that survived.

MY QUESTION: How is it anyone could believe that the diversity and beauty of our planet earth is a “Happy Accident” that “Chaos” could ever be responsible for the existence of the universe, earth, humanity and all that’s on this earth?

MY COMMENT***It seems to me that science is “selective”. I mean in the sense that they choose to believe their theories and their guesses without proof.

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”

27 So God created man in His own image;
He created him in the image of God;
He created them male and female.

28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.” 29 God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, 30 for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day.

SCIENTIFIC VIEW: The first human ancestors appeared between five million and seven million years ago, probably when some apelike creatures in Africa began to walk habitually on two legs. They were flaking crude stone tools by 2.5 million years ago. Then some of them spread from Africa into Asia and Europe after two million years ago.

MY QUESTION: Since science uses the “missing link” theory to perpetuate the idea of evolution and billions and millions of years, why hasn’t a single missing link been found between any of the kinds of species on this earth? The fact is the fossil record says NO! There are no missing links!

MY COMMENT***I don’t have any idea of what the true numbers are of the scientist community who believe the Bible is true history. I suspect that there are many who don’t speak out for fear of losing their position or grant funding. I do know that 40 years ago when I asked my college geology teacher about the current methods of dating rocks, he refused to answer in the classroom. I invited him and his wife to dinner and he told me that it’s just a guessing game…that the dating methods, no matter how much the scientific community adheres to them, they’re inconclusive. I asked why he wouldn’t answer the question in class, he said it was because his answer would more than likely cause him to lose his job.

Since those days, the “CREATION SCIENTISTS” from the Institute for Creation Research have carbon 14 dated fossils and have even found carbon 14 in Diamonds, in Dinosaurs, in several other fossils found in the layers that are proposed by the secular scientists to be 65 million years old (Mesozoic Period). HOW CAN THIS BE? It’s believed that Carbon 14 loses half of it’s life in 5,700 years, mathematically, it totally disappears in 100,000 years…supposedly diamonds were formed 1-3.3 Billion years ago. HOW CAN THIS BE? Not to mention that they have found soft tissue that once was in animals that supposedly died 65 million years ago. HOW CAN THIS BE? This tissue was recently discovered by secular scientists (Dr. Mary Schweitzer was on 60 minutes about 7 years ago) and to her credit, they redid the tests many times and came up with the same conclusion. It seems that soft tissue in dinosaur fossils is nothing new. Since then, they’ve found blood cells and vessels, nerve cells, bone cells in many different countries including China, Mexico, Russia and the USA.

If you’d like to learn more about Creation Science :

https://www.icr.org

What is Evangelism?

Evangelism is the communication of the gospel message that includes a warning, an explanation, and a call to Salvation at the Cross by the blood of Jesus. Evangelism warns people about sin and it’s consequences.

John 16:8 When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment:

Acts 24:25 Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.”

Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. 12 I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books.13 Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead; all were judged according to their works. 14 Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

It includes an explanation of God’s remedy for sin—the gospel

Acts 8:29-35 The Spirit told Philip, “Go and join that chariot.”30 When Philip ran up to it, he heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you’re reading?”31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone guides me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the Scripture passage he was reading was this: He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb is silent before its shearer, so He does not open His mouth. 33 In His humiliation justice was denied Him.
Who will describe His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.

God’s Righteousness through Faith

Romans 3:21-26 But now, apart from the law, God’s righteousness has been revealed—attested by the Law and the Prophets 22 —that is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction. 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 24 They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed. 26 God presented Him to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be righteous and declare righteous the one who has faith in Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:21 He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

And it includes the clear call to REPENT (to turn from sin and to turn toward God) and believe the gospel, by faith.

Repent or Perish

Luke 13:1-5 At that time, some people came and reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. And He responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all Galileans because they suffered these things? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well! Or those 18 that the tower in Siloam fell on and killed—do you think they were more sinful than all the people who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well!”

Acts 17:29-31 29 Being God’s offspring then, we shouldn’t think that the divine nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image fashioned by human art and imagination.30 “Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because He has set a day when He is going to judge the world in righteousness by the Man He has appointed. He has provided proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.”

Romans 1:17 For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.

Romans 10:9-13 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, 12 for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

WE PLANT THE SEEDS! GOD MAKES IT GROW!

The principle of Evangelism is to bring our fellow man to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as his or her Savior. We must not be complacent…sometimes I think that Americans are the most complacent people on earth. We need to wake up as the day will come when His mercy will end, so we must not take His mercy for granted, share the Gospel while there’s still time!

The entire chapter of Matthew 10 tells the disciples of their commission to go out and preach, He warns them of the pitfalls…

Matthew 10:16 Jesus said…”Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves… so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

Matthew 4: 17 And as ye go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

As the a member of the body of Christ I’m blessed…I know Jesus died for me and that when I repented (turn away) from my sins and put my trust in Jesus, that by His intercession, He will save me from God’s wrath. 

Here’s the Hitch!

There are many living on this earth, in this country and even in our town that don’t know Jesus. They don’t realize that they’re dead in their sins, because they don’t recognize what sin is.  They may have heard of someone named Jesus, but they have no idea of what He did for mankind or the consequences of their thoughts and actions, because they’ve never heard the Good News. 

The Ten Commandments EXODUS 20: 1-17 (NIV)

And God spoke all these words:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

“You shall have no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

 “Now once a man has thus been humbled by the Law (10 Commandments) and brought to the knowledge of himself, then he becomes truly repentant for the true repentance begins with the fear and with the judgment of God.  He sees that he is such a great sinner that he cannot find any means to be delivered from his sin by his own strength and effort of works.” (Martin Luther)

Martin Luther, O.S.A. 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther was ordained to the priesthood in 1507. Wikipedia

The Bible teaches that as the church, we are the body of Christ. “We are to love the people of the world.  We are here for this very purpose – to go into the nations and proclaim the Gospel to all who will hear.” (The Gospel Project, Vol 2, p.96) 

***The Gospel Project is an adult Sunday school study program with teacher’s guides and student workbooks.

Rejoice in the Lord

Scripture from HSCB – Holman Christian Standard Bible

Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.