THE HISTORICAL FACT
A STUDY BY
GARY RAY BRANSCOME
creation of the world in six days took place about six thousand years
ago, the Book of Genesis gives us a plainly stated, unembellished
account of what transpired. And, that knowledge is basic to a sound
understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and our relationship
BIBLICAL RECORD OF CREATION
The Biblical record
summarizes the events of each creation day, and our observance of the
Sabbath day is a testimony to the fact that we worship the God who
created the world in six days. The book of Genesis also
tells us that each day had an evening and a morning, in order to make
perfectly clear that the days were ordinary twenty-four hour days.
Furthermore, it is anti-intellectual to believe that Moses was
attempting to describe something entirely different from what he
actually wrote down (such as Darwinian evolution).
IS A MYTH
(life evolving from primordial ooze) has never been proven, and indeed
contradicts known facts of science. Mice do not spring into existence
from dirty rags, maggots do not spontaneously generate in old meat, and
mold is not dirt that has started to live. In fact, because a number of
experiments have shown that nonliving matter does not simply come to
life, those who continue to believe Darwin’s myth are rejecting the
evidence and clinging to a delusion, much as a baby clings to a
When it comes to
the age of the earth, there is solid scientific evidence that the world
is not billions, or even millions, of years old. For example, careful
measurements of the earth's magnetic field reveal that it is growing
weaker. Since there is an upper limit to the strength of that field, it
would have disappeared centuries ago if the world was really millions
of years old. Other measurements reveal that the earth's rotational
speed is slowing and the moon is gradually moving away from the earth.
Again, since there is an upper limit to the speed of rotation, as well
as how close the moon can get, we know that this has not been going on
for millions of years. In addition, careful studies of erosion tell us
that the existing river deltas are about five thousand years old, while
the absence of meteors in the sedimentary layers of the earth's crust
tell us that those strata were formed rapidly by the flood (not
gradually over countless ages).
Evolution not only
contradicts known facts of science, but science reveals that the very
opposite of evolution is taking place. For example, science knows of
many animals that have become extinct, but there is no record of any
new animal ever coming into existence. The number of species is
becoming fewer (not greater) and mutations result from damage to the
genetic code, which is always harmful. In short, rather than becoming
grander and more glorious, the universe is in a state of decay, and
without outside interference, present processes will eventually result
in the destruction of all life. Science tells us that left to itself
the universe will eventually become cold, dark, and motionless (Hebrews
1:10-12). Those who cling to evolution are simply closing their minds
to the truth (Jeremiah 17:9).
[Note: I have only touched on the
scientific data that supports the Bible. Those who wish to know more
might contact The Creation Research Society and Answers in Genesis, or
ask for information at a Christian bookstore.]
IS NOT SCIENTIFIC
While the advocates
of evolution portray it as something new, Lucretius (who wrote before
the time of Christ and was the product of an age in which scholars
scorned research as menial labor) taught the evolutionary origin of
life. In fact, his description of men who had not yet developed social
graces or learned to build houses differs little from modern
descriptions of “cave men.” That should not surprise us, because Darwin
simply began with a naturalistic philosophy and tailored the evidence
to support it. For example, after only a six-week study, Darwin
concluded that certain finches had evolved their peculiar
characteristics in order to survive on the Galapagos Islands. However,
those finches have always been finches, and there is no evidence that
they were ever anything else. If some of the animals found on the
Galapagos Islands are not found elsewhere, that is not because the
struggle to survive produced them, but because the lack of a struggle
to survive kept them from becoming extinct.
I might also point
out that Darwin's book is full of contradictions. For example, in order
to explain the lack of hair on humans he said that females preferred
males with less hair, and chose them as mates until all had very little
hair. Then to explain the development of intelligence he claimed that
males fought over mates, enabling those with greater intelligence to
perpetuate their seed (in other words, men made the choice). [For
further examples, see the book, “The
Bible or Evolution,” by William Jennings Bryan.]
of Darwin's conclusions were rooted in racism. He taught that the human
race originated in Africa, and spoke of black people as being apelike.
In fact, because his philosophy gave scientific credibility to racist
views, it has fathered atrocities, cruelty and suffering. Some black
people were actually shot by evolutionists so that they could be
stuffed and used as museum exhibits (see “One Blood” by Ken Ham, Pages
119-124). In addition, Darwin’s views have been eagerly promoted by
such noted atheists as Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Marx, and Comte, all of
whom saw in his doctrine a way of dismissing God while exalting man to
godhood (Isaiah 14:12-15).
At least 168
different cultures have preserved some record of creation and/or the
flood. Of those, one Chinese account preserves the name “Nu-wah” (a
name very similar to Noah) as the name of the man whose family survived
the flood, while a Hawaiian account preserves that name as “Noe”. A
picture glyph record kept by the Delaware Indians (the Walum Olum)
connects the serpent with the entrance of evil into the world.
Collectively, such accounts provide a strong historical witness to what
the Bible says. [See “In Search Of
Noah's Ark,” by Dave Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier Jr.]
The Bible gives us
a divinely inspired account of how the world came into existence, and
it is the only account composed by someone who was actually there. In
contrast, every attempt to concoct some other explanation of man’s
origin is rooted in self-deception and the deceitfulness of the human
heart. Moreover, because those who reject what the Bible says about
creation generally reject what it says about God, there is a clear
connection between the rise of evolution and the spread of immorality
and homosexuality. As it is written, “God also gave them up to
uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their
own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie,
and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is
blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:24)
1- What is the connection between
creation and the Sabbath day?
2- Is it realistic to believe that
Moses was attempting to describe evolution?
3- Has evolution ever been proven?
4- Does nonliving matter ever come to
life on its own?
5- What have careful measurements of
the earth's magnetic field revealed?
6- Is there any record of a new animal
ever coming into existence?
7- Why do the Galapagos Islands have
some animals that are not found elsewhere?
8- What were many of Darwin's
conclusions rooted in?
9- How many cultures have preserved
some record of the flood?
10-What may explain the spread of
homosexuality in our society?