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Mt. St. Helens Eruption:
20th Century #1 Geological Event and #3 Biblical Event
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Review of the 1996 Book:
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
reviewed by Ross S. Olson MD
by Mark Noll PhD
Posted with permission of Creation Research Society Quarterly
This is not a new book. It was published in 1996. But it has had a long and influential life. Why should a pediatrician review it? And why now? First, I emerged from my medical training in 1967 as a theistic evolutionist, having been thoroughly indoctrinated in "the truth of evolution." What brought me back to Biblical creation was scientific evidence. Therefore, my attention was drawn to this book when it was quoted to me as the authoritative refutation of my creationist views.
I heard the author being interviewed by Ken Myers of "Mars Hill Audio," describing creationism as consisting of pronouncements by rural pastors unqualified to discuss science. I emailed Dr. Noll and asked if he had read young earth creationist writings. He replied that he only reads qualified experts in the field. I reminded him that he himself is considered a qualified expert, although he had not gone to the primary sources.
In 2021, I finally purchased his book. Most of it looks, to this non-historian, to be a masterful synthesis of church history, focusing briefly on the church fathers and the reformers. Most of the book addresses evangelical phenomena beginning with the Whitefield and Wesley revivals and the first and second great awakenings in America. He laments the lack of serious scholarship within the movement and analyzes the possible factors that contributed.
He draws on the writings of hundreds of experts, as evidenced by 367 endnotes. He does not dwell on the Scopes Trial which might have precipitated an evaluation of "trial by media" coordinated by anti-creationists. Instead, he simply designates it as the end of the era dominated by William Jennings Bryan.
Noll takes a panoramic view, essentially from 30,000 feet, that does not swoop down to turn over rocks until it gets to the only young earth creationists he references, Drs. Whitcomb and Morris. The author quotes from the introduction to The Genesis Flood, highlighting the authors' goal of ascertaining what the Bible has to say about the Flood and orienting the data of the relevant sciences (p.201-202).
To Dr. Noll, that sounds like pounding square pegs into round holes and he never looks at the results of that change of orientation, either within Whitcomb and Morris's book or the tsunami of research that followed. The only other ally of modern creationism who is mentioned is Phillip Johnson and he is only applauded for addressing the philosophical overreach of naturalism (p.197), ignoring Johnson's proposal that the validity of scientific evidence needs to be evaluated by legal standards.
For the full review, click HERE.
New Book on Hominid Fossils
A Review of Contested Bones,
by Christopher Rupe and Dr. John Sanford
reviewed by Ross S. Olson MD
In his personal prologue, John Sanford admits that he, as a mature scientist in the field of genetics, had accepted the story of human evolution without question until he determined that his own field showed the impossibility of that scenario. He collaborated to write this book because when he presents his case against evolution, as laid out in his book Genetic Entropy, people argue that he must be wrong because the fossils clearly show ape to human evolution. In tackling that topic, he answers the objection that neither he nor Christopher Rupe have PhDs in paleoanthropology by pointing out that paradigm-challenging ideas never come from within a field, where "group think" rules. The book systematically analyzes the data, picking up the thread begun in the 1992 book, Bones of Contention by Marvin Lubenow. Time has not helped the evolutionist cause. More specimens and better analytical techniques have solidified the case.
For the full review, click HERE.
YouTube of Interest
Stephan's Quintet: Halton Arp Vindicated Again | Space News
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David and Sara Mikkelson
Good resource articles and a kids' club.
web site www.creationclues.org
Purpose: To work with Biblical creation museums and ministries around the world to credibly present the historical authenticity of Genesis, affirm the faith of Christians, and declare the salvation message to the lost. As we endeavor to unify creation museums and ministries, we seek to provide them with strategic guidance for tactically presenting biblical creation evidence and debunking evolution.
web site www.AssociationForCreation.org
"God's Promise to the Chinese" Lectures in Chinese and English
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Inspired Evidence: Only One Reality"
By Julie Von Vett & Bruce Malone
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Biologos: Behind the Facade
On April 18, 2015, Biologos held a seminar at Constance Evangelical Free Church in Andover Minnesota, co-sponsored by MacLaurin CSF, a Christian study center at the University of Minnesota, which recently merged with Christian Student Fellowship. The title was "Integration of Science and Faith" and the goal was stated like this: "What if, rather than emphasizing opposition, we sought to understand the common ground shared by science and faith, without compromising either the science or Scripture and the Christian faith?" Speakers were John Walton (Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton) and Keith B. Miller (Professor of Geology at Kansas State).
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Finally Collins admitted that his original contention, that "junk DNA proved evolution," was fallacious -- in fact it was "hubris." So-called "Junk" actually has critical regulatory functions. But he has not so far called off the attack dogs of Biologos who continue to seek to deride, belittle and mock the teaching of special creation by Christians. Come on, Dr. Collins!
Collins Redaction (Used by permission of World Magazine).
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Halton Arp (1924 - 2013), a maverick who should be hailed as a brilliant visionary, instead was rejected by the mainstream for challenging the ruling paradigm.
God Does Not Believe In Atheists!
Really! God does not believe in atheists. Sure, He knows there are those who claim there is no God. But first of all, He calls them fools. (Psalm 14:1)
Then He says that deep down inside, they actually know He is there. They did not get to where they are by way of intellectually honest inquiry but are rather practicing suppression of the truth. And because of this, they are not only without excuse but objects of His extreme anger. (Romans 1:18-21)
Further, Scripture predicts that eventually every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)
Some will bow in grateful praise for forgiveness and a future eternity with Him. (Revelation 21:1-7)
Some will bow with gritted teeth, in dread and remorse for wasted life and opportunities, recognizing that they have been willing victims of the master deceiver and will share his fate. (Revelation 20:10-15)
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There are all sorts of different reasons for believing in God, and here I will mention only one. It is this. Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen for physical or chemical reasons to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It is like upsetting a milk-jug and hoping that the way the splash arranges itself will give you a map of London. But if I cannot trust my own thinking, of course I cannot trust the arguments leading to atheism and therefore the reason to be an atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought or anything else: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.
C. S. Lewis
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