After all the time your Curmudgeon has been blogging and you’ve been reading, you’re still looking for evidence, aren’t you? No problem. What we found today at the website of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom — will surely satisfy your longing.
The title of their new post is Look Up and See His Handiwork . It was written by Jayme Durant, described at the end as: “Director of Communications at the Institute for Creation Research.” Very impressive! Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The Institute for Creation Research staff recently had a sneak peek at the ICR Discovery Center’s planetarium show that will soon be open to the public. As I sat there gazing up at the dome “sky” and witnessing things in space we don’t normally see when we stargaze on a backyard blanket, I was overwhelmed by the majesty of our Creator.
Ooooooooooooh! Jayme was overwhelmed. She says:
I wonder if that’s how Abram felt when the Lord told him to look at the sky and count the stars (Genesis 15:5). While God often reveals mysteries by telling us about them, He loves to teach us by showing us His work. God doesn’t just put words in a book and say “learn this important stuff.” He shows us! He told Abram to look.
She’s right. In that bible verse, Abraham was told to get out there and look at the evidence. Here it is, read it for yourself:
Genesis 15:5 King James Version
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
That’s a lot of seed! Jayme tells us:
The planetarium show, Creation in the Solar System, features up-close looks of the planets, the sun, the dwarf planet Pluto, and other wonders in space. … The message is one the viewer won’t hear at a secular planetarium: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). We see how the sun is perfectly calibrated to support life on Earth [Perfectly calibrated!] and how planets and moons demonstrate God’s creativity. The film underscores the foundational theme “The more we explore the solar system and find evidence for a young universe [Hee hee!], the more we discover that the creation account in Genesis is true.”
Wowie — it makes you want to get over to ICR and watch the show, doesn’t it? She continues:
Most science classes, museums, and textbooks present science through the eyes of humans who often do not acknowledge God as the Creator of the universe. [Gasp!] And they get the science wrong because they base their teaching on presuppositions that deny the existence of a Creator — they follow their imaginations rather than good science methods. They fail to observe His handiwork and therefore don’t really see the truth. [The fools!]
Jayme’s final paragraph is really powerful:
God’s design in the universe is always on display, even without the advantage of a state-of-the-art planetarium. We only need to look up. That blazing sun didn’t get there by accident, and neither did the orbiting moon and twinkling stars. We can align what we see with what we know to be true in Scripture — it’s all the work of His hands.
Okay, dear reader. Our title promised you proof, and we delivered it. If you’re still one of those hell-bound secular science types, then you have no excuse, and the Lake of Fire awaits you.
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