But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
( Genesis 2:17 )
Evolution on the scale required in the popular science paradigm requires death. There was no death before sin, therefore the evolutionary basis of the Phylogenetic Tree of Life is impossible.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
( Matthew 13:7 )
I went to BEZA International Church expecting a blessing.
My ears tingled as I strained to hear every word.
God was going to tell me what to do.
This is what I heard:
There is a book in you that only YOU can write!
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
( Genesis 2:8 )
The probability that four habits evolved in 620 plant families is a number too big to display in Google Sheets. The probability that four habits were created with 620 flower types is not that big. Occam’s razor that.
And every plant of the field
before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew:
for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
( Genesis 2:5-6 )
On the 3rd day there was no rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground. On the 6th day there was a man in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it, logically there was also rain.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
( Genesis 2:10-14 )
Applying practical knowledge and simple logic to Genesis 2:10-14
- IF a river from Eden watered the whole surface of the earth,
- AND water flows downhill,
- THEN Eden was the highest point on the surface of the earth.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
( Genesis 1:9-13 )
Genesis 1 and 2 are not contradictory, they have different narrative style. People who think that they conflict are looking for an excuse to dismiss the truth, because they don’t want the truth.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
( 2 Peter 3:8 )
On earth 1 day is equal to 1,000 years at the distance of the firmament, but at the firmament 1 day is equal to 1,000 years on earth. It’s a paradox. It is also mathematically perfect in 2 Peter 3:8.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
( Psalms 90:4 )
It is claimed that since Einstein made a prediction about time dilation this proves relativity. If gravitational time dilation was predicted by Moses about 1,400 years BC does it prove the Bible?
Who being the brightness of his
glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things
by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat
down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
( Hebrews 1:3 )
It is not possible to prove that the earth is rotating. Experimental results which have formerly been used as a way to prove that the earth has daily rotation are examples of GDE on a stationary earth.
And when they shall say unto you,
Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep,
and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living
to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
( Isaiah 8:19-20 )
Faith is believing in something that you can’t see. Math requires believing in concepts that you can’t see, and relating them to each other in ways that can’t be seen. Math is inductive, reductive, circular faith.