What Is The Truth.
Editorial by Kenny Brownlee (TheFinalGate.COM Ministries)
What is the Truth? We basically have two theories or paradigms that are the bases of what truth should be. The first: The Creation story of the Bible, and second: Evolution,
that we evolved from a single cell organism. Given these two ideas as the foundation of life and where we came from, are the only resources we have for determining what is the truth.
We have different religious belief systems all over the world, not to name them all here, but to say they all have this in common, they all are based on Creation or Evolution.
Some may believe we were planted here by beings from another planet, but that would still fall within one of the basic paradigms. Where did the alien beings come from?
Others may claim to be an atheist, as not to believe in a God, but that would still fall within one of these two paradigms. If we could answer this question, where did life come from?
That would be the answer to what is the truth because that is the truth.
We have all heard the most famous question of all time “which came first? (the chicken or the egg).”
Those who believe in the Creation paradigm would only say the chicken came first. That is all that is required to settle this question. The other requires enormous amounts of time,
resources from other organisms and tons of explanations that varies from spices to spices. The most astonishing requirement is time, 312 million years. For the chicken, it hatched
from the egg of something called “junglefowl” around eight thousand years ago, at most. Did you catch the word “probably”? does that also indicate “maybe”, “we guess” or “seems likely”?
The problem here is no one witnessed this event, so it was not documented.
Oldest Form Of Writings
Let us look at the oldest form of writings that we know of:
From this information, we can assume that the oldest writings is within the range of 3200 BC to 3400 BC. If we take 3400 BC and add 2021 AC. We would have 5421 Years.
The Biblical timeline of creation is around 6,000 years. From Creation to flood is 2,000 years, from flood to Christ is 2,000 and from Christ is 2021 years.
Above we see two references to Human Evolution timeline from Africa, which do not even agree with the beginning of human beings. Notice the 200,000 compared to 315,000.
The first writings agree at 3400 BC. Do you see the reference to Jericho around 7000 BC? (that is in the ball park with the bible timeline) Okay, according to this timeline human beings evolved 200,000 to 315,000 years ago,
if we take the 200,000 years, how long did it take them to learn how to write? 196,600 years. But they figured out how to make beer 2600 years earlier than writing. (Ref 6000 BC)
Look at the 30,000 BC mark as they could paint images in caves, but it still took 26,600 years before they figured out how to write letters or some type of symbols to form writing.
Just keep in mind, American has only been around as a nation since 1776, that is 245 years. Look how far we have advanced in such a short span of time.
An especially important event is missing within this timeline, The Flood. I would not expect to see that here because it would not fit this paradigm.
If we took the 4242 BC Egyptian Calendar, it would line up with the Biblical timeline of around 6,000 years.
How Old is The Bible?
First Source: Moses is believed to have lived sometime around 1,300 BCE so if you hold to Mosaic authorship, the first five books of the Bible would have originated from somewhere around this time.
Second Source: Bible researchers generally conclude that the first five books of the Bible were written probably during the 1400s B.C., at the time of Israel’s wandering in the desert.
Third Source: The Bible’s Old Testament is very similar to the Hebrew Bible, which has origins in the ancient religion of Judaism. The exact beginnings of the Jewish religion are unknown, but the first known mention of Israel is an Egyptian inscription from the 13th century B.C.
Given this information we could guess around 3400 to 3500 years old.
Let us look at the Biblical Timeline of Creation. This will allow us to explore and dig deeper into why creation makes better since than evolution. First the scripture tells us something very important in Genesis 1:6-10
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 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. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
This firmament created a greenhouse effect, a canopy if you like. Now, I know most people will dismiss this, but it makes perfect since within science and life. God created man to live forever. Given this environment it would be ideal to sustain life, for one; the oxygen level would be higher making it much easier to breath and stay healthy. Look how long Adam and his early descendants lived. Did you know that reptiles and some marine animals never stop growing during their lifetime? The growth rate may slow down, but will always continue to grow. Just how big could a crocodile grow given a 500-year lifespan? A modern crocodile can live 75 to 80 years old.
How would you like to run into this guy trying to fish off the river bank late one night? During this period, (pre-flood), a crocodile could have easily lived 500 years. This one in the image above is most likely 75 years old and at least 20-22 feet long. Given the rate of growth after maturity to drop even to 2 inches per year, would render a giant of 40 to 50 feet long. (twice as big as this guy)
Is it really that hard to understand how dinosaurs could have also lived during this period of time within Biblical history? (pre-flood) Did you know that the Pteranodon is a genus of pterosaur that included some of the largest known flying reptiles, with wingspans over (23 feet) that could weigh 55-100 pounds?
They say that today this type of creature would not be able to fly because it could not run fast enough to gang liftoff. Typical takeoff air speeds for jetliners are in the range of 149–177 mph. Light aircraft, such as a Cessna 150, take off at around 62 mph. Did the earth have a higher atmospheric pressure in this pre-flood greenhouse world? This would explain how this type of giant pterosaurs (flying lizards) could fly without having to run so fast for liftoff. It would also make since for those large dinosaurs that would require large lung capacity to provide oxygen for every extremity of these creatures.
Getting back to the Creation Chart, notice the age of Adam when Enoch was born, Enoch could have easily set down with Adam at the kitchen table and talked about creation,
the garden, the moon and stars, the constellations. You see Adam was a highly intelligent man, God did not create the first human as a dumb old ape man with a club to bang on a rock.
The Bible tells us that Adam named all the animals; do you think he could have done all that without knowing how to write it down? We see Jude quoted Enoch; Jude 14 Now Enoch, the
seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints” What book or writing did Jude read that he could quote Enoch from? Obviously, Jude had access to documents in Hebrew that was written by Enoch.
We must understand the cartographic and destructive events that the flood caused. I believe the
continents that we see today was once a single massive body of land. Geologists today have a good idea of what the earth looked like in the past. I must say I agree with this chart above,
but without the 250 million years required. The break up of the continents happened in a much shorter period of time, like during the flood.
In Genesis 7 we read details of this flood.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows
of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
Like water coming up from the deep breaking apart the continents, with earthquakes, volcanos and massive tsunamis and downpours from heaven submerging the whole earth.
Remember the waters which were above the firmament? The waters covered the highest mountains and the water prevailed 150 days. Do you think this could create what we see
today in the grand canyons? I know we can watch islands being created in the Hawaiian islands by volcanos, it is a slow process, but that does not mean that every island
or the highest mountains cannot be created within a few days or weeks. Look what happen at Mt St Helens in 1980.
When you compare the before picture to the after, you can see the major changes like the lake. Look how much larger it is from what it was before. The lake now covers what was once the side of a mountain. The landscape looks like a shot from the moon. This only took hours and weeks, not millions of years.
The Earth, Sun and Moon
The time and space and distance and the orbit of the Earth, Sun and Moon is so exact and perfect that it is required for the earth to exist. If any one was out of sync with another,
our earth would fall apart. Earth is intimately tied to the star around which it revolves, the Sun, and the satellite that revolves around Earth itself, the Moon.
Without the Sun, of course, life on Earth simply could not exist, not just because of the need for light but to an even greater degree because of the energy it supplies.
For that matter, Earth itself would not exist:
This may be the most compelling evidence of all, it would be astonishing and impossible for this to have happened at random chance.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.
Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead,
so that they are without excuse,
In John 17 Jesus prayed for us and it went something like this:
John 17:16 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
What is The Truth? That answer cannot be found from man’s wisdom or answered by evolutionary theories or from the modern evolutionary science of biology. It would be impossible for a chicken to have evolved from anything and at the same time reproduce itself by way of an egg. How much more would be required for human beings to have evolved?
The Truth is Jesus Christ is who He said He is. Period! Creation of the Bible is Truth. I find it easier to believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and to believe in the creation story of the Bible than any evolutionary theories that requires a greater faith. My faith in Jesus Christ is what I choose.