Young Earth Evidences
Class Notes for Friday, 9-19-2003
  1. Biblical Proof:
    1. The Bible is the INERRANT Word of God.
    2. How old is the Earth according to the Bible?  It is from from 6,325 to 6,571 years old, or 6,416 (-91 / +155) years old.
    3. We know that the 6 days of Creation were actual days, because it is written in Genesis 1 "And there was evening and there was morning".  This phrase is used to describe all 6 days.
  2. Lunar Evidence:
    1. SECULAR Science is not overtly or specifically religious, and very often is hostile toward the Biblical explanations of how Jesus created all that exists.
    2. Theorizing that the moon is 4.6 billion years old, NASA scientists calculated that there should be 54 FEET of Moon Dust accumulated upon it.
      1. The Lunar Excursion Module was designed with flotation pads to keep it on top of all the loose dust.
      2. The dust would never pack-down because the Moon has NO ATMOSPHERE.
      3.  When APOLLO 11 arrived in JULY 1969, just enough dust to leave nice footprints was available (about 1/8" of an inch).  In fact, Neil Armstrong's first words were:
        • "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind; IT'S SOLID"
  3. Solar Evidence:
    1. Current solar theory postulates that our sun is about 4.6 billion years old due to our place in our own MILKY WAY galaxy, and in the Universe.
    2. In space, light travels at a constant 186,000 MILES PER SECOND.  Even if the source of light is moving AWAY or TOWARD us, we always see that same CONSTANT speed.
    3. To say that a distant star is 1 billion light-years away is also to say that we are seeing light that is 1 BILLION years old.
    4. Since we see light from these very old sources, and secular science assumes that all stars were made in a single event called the BIG BANG, the assumption is made that our sun too must be very old.
    5. Secular Science has a pretty good grasp of the fusion reaction of Hydrogen to generate heat.  In the reaction, mass is converted to energy, Helium is formed, and a particular type of neutrino is released, a MUON NEUTRINO.
      1. These Neutrino capture experiments have been run by both the USA and Russia since the 1960s, but always, they found way too few Neutrinos.
      2. As reported in the April 1995 edition of Physics Today, only 60% of the expected neutrinos are being detected here on Earth.  That is, if the Sun were 4.6 billion years old, and the heavier element reactions were also occurring, increasing the total quantity of reactions (as they do when a Sun ages), then we are missing 40% of the expected neutrinos!  Curiously, as the Physics Today article mentions, the amount of neutrinos being collected is precisely the amount we would get if only the primary reaction were occurring (that is, just the Hydrogen reaction).  The only time when just the Hydrogen reaction exclusively occurs is when a Sun is new.
  4. The windows of the heavens:
    1. Genesis 1 tells us that the Sun, the Moon, and all of the stars were all made on DAY 4 of creation.
    2. We now have strong evidence that the Sun and Moon are both brand new, which begs the question: "How then did the stars get to be so old?"
    3. The Hubble Space Telescope is estimated to be capable of seeing 100 BILLION galaxies, with each galaxy averaging 200 BILLION stars.  This telescope is named after Ed Hubble, who discovered that the light coming from increasingly distant galaxies was increasingly RED SHIFTED.  Hubble erroneously attributed this to a BIG BANG explosion.
    4. Albert Einstein correctly theorized that a 5th fundamental force was in play regarding the movement of star fields, and he called this repulsive force the COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT.  After 20 years, Hubble finally convinced Einstein to abandon his theory, but Albert was right all along.  FYI, the other 4 forces are:
      1. GRAVITY
      2. ELECTRO-MAGNETIC
      3. WEAK MOLECULAR
      4. STRONG ATOMIC
    5. This Cosmological Constant is described by the Bible as the windows of the heavens.  Here are some key versus to help us understand what the windows are, and are not:
      1. Job 37:
      2. Genesis 1:
        • 6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
        • 7 And God made the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament.  And it was so.
        • 8 And God called the firmament Heaven.  And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
          • firmament definitions:
            • 1) extended surface (solid), expanse, firmament
            • 1a) expanse (flat as base, support)
            • 1b) firmament (of vault of heaven supporting waters above)
            • 1b1) considered by Hebrews as solid and supporting 'waters' above
          • Firmament photo: http://bridavis.chickenfactory.net/creation.htm#Genesis_1
      3. Genesis 7:
        • 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
          • window of heaven definition:
            • chimney (lattice opening where smoke escapes)
        • Two things happen in 7:11
          • THE FOUNTAINS OF THE GREAT DEEP BURST FORTH.  A great crack in the firmament called Heaven was made between what is now the Americas and Europe / Africa.  Then, the foundations supporting the underground cavern were broken, and forced all of the subterranean water out to the surface of the Earth, totally flooding it out.
          • THE WINDOWS OF THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED; an astronomical repulsive force which increases as the windows are opened.  It causes time to pass by very quickly for the stars caught-up in it.  As the stars are moved away from earth at the time of Noah's flood, up to billions of years pass by for them, while just 5 months pass by on earth.  Like Einstein's Cosmological Constant, it is opposite to gravity, being a repulsive force.  The "window" would be a transparent barrier to a dimension beyond our normal three.  Depending upon the degree that the window is opened, the speed of the object caught-up in it could be varied.  I believe the mechanism that this works under is through the movement of space itself.  When a traveler goes through space at increasing speeds, the traveler's time progresses slower and slower, relative to Earth-based observations.  This has been proven out as a verifiable phenomenon during our country's space flights.  Conversely, I think that objects caught-up in an opening window of heaven are not moving through space, but rather, the space in which they reside is being moved in a trans-dimensional fashion.  Here, Einstein's theory of relativity can be though of in a reverse case situation, and would support that stars caught-up in a moving reference frame of space would experience time speeding-up, relative to our observations.  So, the faster the space containing a star is moved, the faster the star would progress forward through time.
    6. What all of this means is that the Sun, the Moon, and the stars could have all been made on the same day (day four), but now, they are very different in age.  Our Sun and Moon having only aged to approximately 6,416 years old, while the stars are now varying in age up to billions of years old, with the further away they are from us, the older they are.  This brings us back to the old church view that we are at the center of the universe.
    7. Why open the windows?  One reason is that perhaps the RADIATION from so many stars close to earth would have killed everything as the Bronze Mirror of the Sky lost strength (after the flood).
  5. Reference Materials:
    1. How Old is the Earth According to the Bible?
    2. The Windows of Heaven and the Physics of Creation
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