Christian Apologetics Study

EXPANDING EARTH THEORY

May
03

Today some creation science researchers believe the planet Earth has expanded in physical size by 25 percent because of the global flood during  Noah’s generation  (Genesis 7: 1-24) and the division of the Earth during age of Peleg (Genesis 10:25). They believe the Earth began expanding rapidly  during the worldwide flood of Noah’s generation and the expansion continued during the division of Pangea of Peleg’s generation before slowing down to the gradual expansion rate existing today. The scientific evidence supporting this theory includes continental draft theory, the ocean floors, and reduced gravity.

CONTINENTAL DRIFT THEORY

We first discover evidence for the expanding Earth with the first complete theory of continental drift proposed in 1912 by Alfred Wegener. Wegener postulated that a single supercontinent, which he called Pangea, fragmented late in the Triassic Period and that the parts began to move away from one another. He pointed to the similarity of rock strata in the Americas and Africa as evidence to support his hypothesis. Wegener’s ideas received support from the concepts of seafloor spreading and plate tectonics beginning in the 1960s. The modern theory states that the Americas were joined with Europe and Africa in the past, when they split apart along what is now the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Subsequent tectonic plate movements took the continents to their present positions. Today, many creation science researchers believe this cataclysmic geophysical separation occurred during the days of Noah and again in Peleg’s generation.

THE OCEAN FLOORS

We next discover evidence for the Expanding Earth theory when we review pictures of the Earth’s ocean floor.  Before the great flood, there was no deep ocean floor, but only a shallow ocean and most of the Earth’s waters in subterranean chambers. The deep ocean floors in the world do not date back past the global flood which caused the death of all pre-flood animal populations. There are no deep ocean floors today that can be dated back before the global flood. The ocean floors around the world and the edge of the continents date back to  the  worldwide flood, which occurred thousands of years past,  and when you get to the mid ocean ridges they are just now forming.

REDUCED GRAVITY

Today, there are scores of scientist now that have begun to look at the reduced gravity theory to explain the size of prehistoric creatures. Reduced gravity theory ties in with the expanding earth theory quite well. If the Earth was roughly 25 percent smaller in size at one time, then it stands to reason that with less mass, there also would be less gravity.

Life is limited by today’s gravity and there is an upper limit to all land animals and even sea animals because of the weight on the body. However, if there was reduced gravity the upper scale could be increased. If the planet Earth was 25 percent smaller, then the gravity of the planet would have been 25 percent reduced than what it is now, and many pre-flood life forms would have grown to enormous and gigantic sizes. The Reduced Gravity Theory has the pre-flood and early post-flood Earth with 25 percent less gravity when huge animals and insects were able to exist. It was only after the expansion of the planet Earth during the days of Peleg when Earth’s gravity increased causing physical limitations on the size of animal populations, which made all life forms smaller in size.  This fact contributed to the extinction of dinosaurs.

Finally, the scale or size of life is determined by the gravity of the planet Earth. A larger planet Earth means larger gravity and smaller life forms. A smaller planet Earth means smaller gravity and larger life forms. Today, the scale is refined down to elephants and whales, then buffalos and loins, hum

ans and primates, and dogs and cats.  When we take the average scale of life today, and make a comparison to the average scale of life in the day of the dinosaurs, the difference in scale becomes quite apparent. Some dinosaurs were three to four times the mass of the elephants living today. Therefore, the weight of scientific evidence demonstrates that the continental drift, the ocean floor, and reduced gravity confirm the history of the expanding Earth.

RELATED SOURCES

Making Sense of the Six Days by Dr. T.V. Oomen; The New King James Version (NKJV); The Alexandrian Sepuagint LXX transladed by Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton; Halley’s Bible Handbook by Henry Halley; Three Views on Creation and Evolution by J.P. Morland & J.M. Reynolds; Creation; Dr. Grant R. Jeffrey; 2003. Genesis One; Dr. Gerald Schroeder With Zola Levitt; 1998. Genesis and The Big Bang; Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.;1992. Starlight and Time; D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D.; 1990. Rethinking Genesis; Duane Garrett; 2000. The English Septuagint Version, Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton; 1851. The New King James Version; Thomas Nelson; 1982. The Signature of God; Grant R. Jeffrey; 2010. Three Views on Creation and Evolution; J.P. Morland & John Mark Reynolds; 1999. Unveiling Mysteries of the Bible; Grant. R. Jeffrey; 2002. The Genesis Account of Creation; Lee Warren, B.A., D.D.; 1997. Creation Revealed in Six Days; P.J. Wiseman; 1946. Dispensational Truth; Rev Clarence Larkin; 1920. Unformed and Unfilled; Dr. Weston Fields; 2005.

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THE HOLY BIBLE, SCIENCE, AND HOMOSEXUALITY

May
01

The primary reason for the liberal establishment’s support for homosexual “marriage” is their belief that homosexuals are born gay, despite the weight of biblical and scientific evidence against this belief. For many years we have debated the root cause of homosexuality. We have often wondered whether people are born homosexual or whether people choose the homosexual lifestyle. Many conservative Christians argue that homosexuality is a choice people make to satisfy their passion for same sex relationships, which is sin against God. However, the Gay and Lesbian Community argue that they were born that way and have no choice in their sexual orientation. Therefore, which group speaks truth?

Human Sexuality is very complicated and there may not be a simple “white or black” answer to this question. However, there are major problems with saying a man or a woman is born homosexual. First, according to the Human genome study led by Dr. Francis Collins, human beings have about 30,000 or more genes, but the scientific community has never identified any homosexual gene. Second, the Holy Bible consistently tells its readers that homosexual activity is a sin (Genesis 19:1-13 NKJV; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13 NKJV; Romans 1:26-27 NKJV; 1 Corinthians 6:9 NKJV). St. Paul’s writings in Romans 1:26-27 NKJV teaches specifically that homosexuality is a result of denying and disobeying God. When people continue in sin and unbelief, God “gives them over” to even more wicked and depraved sin in order to show them the vainness and hopelessness of life apart from God. St. Paul wrote again in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that homosexual “offenders” will not come into the kingdom of God. However, this may not always be the case.

While God is not the creator of any homosexual, God does allow people to choose the homosexual life style in this world because we live in a fallen universe (Hebrews 1:10-12 NKJV) of increasing entropy or degeneration from an original perfect creation. Therefore, some people are born blind, born with cancer, born with diabetes, and could possibly be born homosexual. In this fallen universe that we live in, occasionally something may go wrong within the mother’s womb where hormonal development is altered and a baby is born homosexual or Lesbian or at least born with a biological predisposition for same sex relationships.

According to a few unconfirmed studies done in post-World War II Europe and elsewhere, there was a significant increase in male and female homosexuals because women under extreme stress during pregnancy appeared to be more likely to give birth to homosexual children. Furthermore, the increase in male homosexuality could be related to the consumption of highly process food products with high estrogen levels. However, these theories are only speculations because homosexual men and women have been around for generations.

While many factors could cause this biological abnormality within a small portion of the gay and lesbian community such as the environment, drugs, alcohol, stressful lifestyle, and pharmaceuticals that a mother takes while pregnant, the weight of scientific and biblical evidence clearly indicates that God did not create homosexuals because homosexuals are the result of a fallen universe which came into existence by free will beings who choose to disobey God. The Holy Scriptures tells its readers that people become homosexuals because of sin (Romans 1:24-27 NKJV) and ultimately because of their own decision.

A man or a woman may be born with a greater inclination toward homosexual relationships, just as some people are born with a propensity to violent behavior and other sins. If a person is born with Kleptomania, this psychological condition does not pardon any person when he or she chooses to steal items or property that belongs to another. We do not say that stealing is now OK because science has proven that people are born that way. People with Kleptomania need treatment for their psychological compulsion to steal. If a person is born with a greater propensity for anger or rage, does that make it right for him or her to give into their dramatic desires? Should a man have two wives and a woman two husbands because science has discovered a bigamy and polygamy gene? The answer to these questions is simply no! The same answer is also true for homosexuality.

Although homosexuality is an unnatural sexual act, hating homosexuals is simply wrong. The Holy Scriptures does not describe homosexuality as a “superior” transgression than any other. All transgression is offensive to God of the Holy Scriptures. Homosexuality is just one of the many sins listed in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NKJV that will keep a person from God’s kingdom. According to the Holy Scriptures, God’s forgiveness is just as accessible to a homosexual as it is to an adulterer, fornicator, idol worshipper, murderer, thief, and more. God gives believers spiritual strength for victory over these intense passions, including the sin of homosexuality, to all those who will believe in Messiah Yeshua for their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:11 NKJV; 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV; Philippians 4:13 NKJV). God does not hate homosexuals, but God hates the sin of homosexuality.

Finally, there are those who attempt to legitimize homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. Even some Christians say people have a right to choose their sexual preference. However, the Holy Bible specifically calls homosexual behavior sin, according to Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. We must be careful, however, to condemn only the practice, and not the people. Those who commit homosexual acts are not to be feared, ridiculed, or hated. They can be forgiven, and their lives can be transformed. The church should be a haven of forgiveness and healing for repentant homosexuals without compromising its stance against homosexual behavior

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