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NEWS: “Creation in the 21st Century” episode: “Natural Selection is NOT Evolution” with Dr. Georgia Purdom of “Answers In Genesis”

September 1, 2014
by David Rives

Join David Rives and Dr. Georgia Purdom of Answers in Genesis on Creation in the 21st Century. Tune in to TBN, Wednesday, September 3rd at 11 am CST (9 am Pacific) to see this week’s episode titled: “Natural Selection is NOT Evolution”.

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From gene duplication to beneficial mutations, more and more evolutionists are attempting to use discoveries in the field of genetics as proof for common ancestry of life on earth. In this informative new DVD, Georgia Purdom (PhD, molecular genetics) examines these arguments and shows why they are not evidence for common ancestry.

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“Unlocking the Mystery of Life” is the story of contemporary scientists who are advancing a powerful, but controversial, idea—the theory of “intelligent design.” It is a theory based upon compelling biochemical evidence.

Polystrate Trees | Upright Trees Are Evidence of Catastrophe

by David Rives

Recently, while researching examples of flood geology, I heard about a particular fossilized tree in northern TN. After several weeks of trying to track it down, I was finally able to visit the site. The side of a mountain had been blasted away to uncover a coal seam, and what was discovered there was a very well preserved fossilized lycopod tree. This specimen was so pristine that in the 1970s, one issue of National Geographic featured photos of the tree in an article.

After travelling up to the area on a rainy day, the remoteness of the location was apparent from the lack of civilization as we got closer to the site. Ruins of the old coal mining operation could be seen scattered along the hillside. A rough ride in a 4 wheel drive up to the end of the road, and then a long hike over streams and through brambles brought us to the site.

There, perfectly preserved, was the massive fossil, and with it, many other fossilized examples of these trees.

Although similar to the modern horse-tail, these lycopod specimens are much larger than anything that currently exists.

But there are a few things that make these very significant. Besides the excellent preservation, even down to the texture of the leaflet pods along the trunk, the first thing that stands out is the fact that these trees are fossilized in the UPRIGHT position! The second and most significant feature is the fact that these trees can be seen extending through multiple layers of strata!

If a secular geologist saw the same layers of strata anywhere else, they would conclude that each layer was laid down slowly over time, taking several million years for what we see here to be laid down through gradual deposition, then lithified, or turned to stone.

But wait! How could a tree remain upright for millions of years while sediment slowly builds up around the trunk, preserving it from decay?

There is only one way to explain what is seen at this site and other similar sites all around the world… Catastrophism.
Even most atheistic geologists will admit that this has to be the case. A tree simply CANNOT stand upright for the amount of time suggested by evolutionary timeframes.

There was a catastrophic event that we read about in the Biblical record which would account for precisely what we find here in northern Tennessee. The great flood in Noah’s day that would have uprooted vegetation, reshaped the continents, and buried a vast number of animals and plants extremely quickly underneath thousands of layers of sediment.

In some cases, root structure can be found, like this stigmaria (or root segment) I’m holding, while in other specimens, it appears as if the trees may have simply been snapped off by force, again, fitting with the account of the fierce global deluge described in the book of Genesis.

I’m David Rives…
Truly, The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.

SKYWATCH: Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

August 5, 2014
by David Rives

In the pre-dawn hours of August 18th, look for the planets Venus and Jupiter to appear very close together.