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Creation Ministry International’s Dr. Jonathan Sarfati in Bay Area of San Jose July 17, 2010

Posted by Dave Landis in Christian, creation, science.
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Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, of Creation Ministries International

Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, of Creation Ministries International will be in the San Francisco Bay Area on the dates listed below.

Dr. Sarfati’s most recent book, The Greatest Hoax on Earth, is a refutation of Richard Dawkin’s The Greatest Show on Earth.

He’s also the author of other creationist best sellers, Refuting Compromise, Refuting Evolution, Refuting Evolution 2, and By Design: Evidence for Nature’s Intelligent Designer—the God of the Bible

If you want to know more about Creation and the Bible, one or more of these events is for you!

Friday August 27, 2010

7:30pm Chinese Church in Christ
920 Sierra Vista Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043
Design, Deluge & Dilemma, + The Most-asked Questions—Answered!
Dr Jonathan Sarfati

Saturday August 28, 2010
6:00pm and 7:30pm – public meeting, World Mission Church
62 South San Thomas Aquino Road, Campbell 95008
Design, Deluge & Dilemma, + The Most-asked Questions—Answered!

Sunday August 29, 2010
9:30am Korean Central Presbyterian Church
50 Northridge Drive, Daly City 94015
Design, Deluge & Dilemma.
Dr Jonathan Sarfati

Sunday August 29, 2010
6:30 PM Neighborhood Bible Church
1302 Branham Lane, San Jose 95118
Design, Deluge & Dilemma.

Your famous scientists don’t agree with my favorite scientists. Guess who’s wrong? April 22, 2010

Posted by Bill Belew in creation, science.
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How tiresome!

Your scientist doesn’t agree with my scientist, so yours must be wrong. You, yours, mine…pick your pronoun. It doesn’t really matter.

Every time a scientist with a creationist worldview (BUT, IT’S NOT SCIENCE!!! ) puts out the word on what they have learned, discovered, researched, concluded, a scientist with an evolution/atheist worldview (point, an atheistic worldview is not science either) puts out a rebuttal  or vice versa.

In other words, two well studied groups with very different starting points are going to end up reaching different conclusions. No surprise there. (more…)

101 evidences for a young age of the earth and the universe by Don Batten, PhD April 21, 2010

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This list ought to keep the young earth creation bashers busy for awhile.

Kudos to Don Batten, PhD for putting together such a list – 101 evidences for a young age of the earth and the universe.

Dr. Batten got his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. He worked for 20 years as a research horticulturalist with the NSW Department of Agriculture.

Here are  five, one from each category…for the rest go here. (more…)

What Calvin said about Creation, Part I April 15, 2010

Posted by Dave Landis in Christian, creation.
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Over the next several days, there will be some posts about what some famous and influential Christians said about creation.  Since I’m a Reformed Christian, I will kick off with several Reformed scholars.  Today, I begin with John Calvin.  Calvin was a prolific writer.  He wrote a systematic theology; The Institutes of the Christian Religion,  a number of commentaries from books of the Bible, and his sermons were widely published.  That he had a tremendous influence upon Presbyterianism and other Reformed Churches cannot be understated.  What did Calvin say about Genesis 1?   Here are some excerpts of his views:

For it is not without significance that he divided the making of the universe into six days [Gen 1:31], even though it would have been no more difficult for him to have completed it in one moment the whole work together in all its details than to arrive at its completion by a progression of all this sort. Institutes of the Christian Religion, J.T. McNeill, editor, Vol I,p. 182.  From this we see that Calvin would not fall into the Day-Age or theistic evolution camps.  He was a young earth creationist.

They will not refrain from guffaws when they are informed that but little more than five thousand years have passed since the creation of the universe. Ibid., vol 2, p. 925.   Today, there are  plenty of guffaws concerning Calvin’s view of the age of the earth.

More on Calvin tomorrow.

Bruce Waltke – A Reformed Scholar Attempts to Serve Two Masters April 12, 2010

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Even though BCASV  is not a Reformed organization, the preamble to our Statement of Faith is taken from the Westminster Confession of Faith’s chapter on Creation.   I myself am Reformed.    My Reformation Study Bible has as one of its contributors Dr. Bruce Waltke, who until recently, was on staff at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Recently Dr. Waltke appeared in  a video blog at the Biologos Foundation where he stated his belief in theistic evolution.  This  led to RTS asking for his resignation.  At his request the video was removed because he didn’t want to be “taken out of context”.   In a subsequent posting, Dr. Waltke  stated that he believes in a historical Adam and Eve.  Jesus Christ did too.  What about the history that occurred before the creation of Adam and Eve? That  plants and animals were created after their own kinds, i.e. cats produced cats and roses produced roses.   Cats don’t produce dogs and roses don’t produce conifers.  Yet evolution teaches “from goo to you”.   The ideas of Biblical kinds and evolution are mutually exclusive.  Even the course of events are different, the development of life forms in the two accounts follow different chronologies.

I’m certain that Dr. Waltke and I are in agreement on many points of Scripture. However,  when it comes to Creation, I believe he  has departed from Scripture and the Confessional Standards to which we Reformed Christians give assent.   I for one am saddened by his views, but believe that his departure from RTS was for the good and necessary.

The Link Between the Resurrection and the Beginning April 4, 2010

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1 Corinthians 15:20, 21 (ESV) For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive..

As a young earth creation organization, one of our goals is to provide a Biblical answer to those promoting evolution.  But if we do nothing else, we are failing as Christians.    The predicament we face is because of the sin of one man. From that, death resulted and the creation went from “very good” to cursed.  The influence of sin has brought forth an abundance of evil and its influences prevails in every aspect of human activity.  Our depravity as humans is tremendous.  However, the Creator had a plan.   The Creator became flesh and dwelt among us.    Out of great love for His people, He taught us to repent from our sins and turn to Him.  Some people hated His message so much that they conspired against Him and had Him tried as a criminal under Roman law.   He faced a tortuous death on a cross, was buried, and was raised on the third day, the day we call Easter.

We Christians celebrate Easter because the Creator, Jesus Christ, conquered death, paid for our sins, and gave us eternal life.   May we never cease in spreading that message.