Breaking Israel News: After a four-year court battle, a geologist has been granted permission to collect samples from the Grand Canyon which he hopes will prove that Noah’s flood took place less than 6,000 years ago. An MIT scholar, a religious Jew who combines Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and science, makes a strong case for the flood theory and pokes holes in its biggest opponent – the theory of evolution.
Dr. Andrew Snelling, the head geologist for Answers in Genesis, plans to conduct experiments, requiring collecting 50-60 half-pound rocks from the Grand Canyon National park, proving that the Grand Canyon was carved out of stone rapidly during the process that occurred as a result of the global flood during the time of Biblical Noah.
Contrary to Snelling’s theory, most geologists believe that the Grand Canyon was the result of millions of years of erosion. more …
Opinion: Two weeks ago, Editor and I attended a weekend conference featuring Ken Ham, the foremost Christian apologist for creation as recorded in Genesis 1 thru 11.
It never ceases to amaze me that every time my wife asks me to attend a particular Bible study, articles on the subject suddenly appear everywhere.
One of my favorite takeaway’s from the four sessions was when Ham made an analogy of Christians who debate different areas of the Bible, like the rapture of the Church. He pointed out that what is debated centers on different interpretations of textual Scripture.
But when the topic is creation, non-Biblical theories are brought in. Most Christians have caved to the million/billion of years theory and try to fit it into the Genesis account, despite the fact that there was no one who was around to support the theories.
If two atoms crashed together to cause the big bang, then where did the atoms come from? And while we’re at it, why have no archaeologists found a fish transitioning to an otter?
How did Scripture become allegory?
Early church theologian, Origen, commonly noted as the ‘father of the allegory’, began a quest of allegorizing Scripture. Origin was preceded by Gaius and followed by Chrysostom and Augustine who together explained away four-fifths of prophetic Scripture as symbolic or allegorical.
The effect has been that the Old Testament is considered by most Christians to be a collection of stories that were meant for showing us how to live. That it would be childish to believe that Jonah actually spent three nights in the belly of a huge fish, or that 2+ million Jews actually made their way on foot from Egypt to the promised land, or that Jesus actually died and was resurrected on the third day.
If the first 10 words of the Bible are in doubted, then all 66 books are in doubt as well: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Think about what a powerful weapon that is in the hands of the enemy.