A small and largely unnoticed war is being waged in Grand
Canyon National Park, Arizona. The battle is between evolutionists
who require an earth age of millions to billions of years old
to make plausible the idea that everything living on earth evolved
over vast amounts of time, and a book on creationism, which remains
faithful to the revelation from the Word of God that the earth
and all of its life came into existence by a direct act of creation
apx. 6,000 years ago.
In the article we will be quoting from it should stand out
more for what is not said than what is. The complaint lodged
against the book portrays the issue to be a problem surrounding
the separation of church and state. Reading between the lines
one can find that the real issue is that the book titled, "Grand
Canyon: A Different View" by Tom Vail presents scientific
evidence that contradicts the ridiculous 5 to 6 million year
time frame for the formation of the Grand Canyon given by evolutionists
and gives sound empirical date which supports that the Canyon
was formed thousands, not millions of years ago.
The real problem with the book is that all of the misinformation
being spouted by evolutionary geologists is being questioned
in such a direct fashion that park employees are unable to
explain away all of the inconsistent, erroneous teachings. Rather
than continue to face exposure and ridicule before the Word of
God and scientific facts they have chosen to demonstrate their
total exasperation by instigating for the book to first be moved
from the scientific to the inspirational section of park bookstores
and then seeking its removal from the park entirely.
The obvious question remains, "If the book is no more
than religious nonsense and bad science, why not just write another
book addressing its questions and assertions so as to expose
its errors and place their brilliant explanations for sale alongside
the supposed quackery?" They won't do it for the same reason
they can't answer the questions asked by visitors to the park
who have read the book, they are stymied and have no intention
of admitting their lack of understanding.
Quoting from the Jan. 8, 04 Denver Post article which
headlined, "Canyon sees creationism fight" we read,
"How old is the Grand Canyon? ...rangers at Grand Canyon
National Park tell visitors: that the 10-mile-wide chasm in northern
Arizona was carved by the Colorado River 5 million to 6 million
Now, however, a book in the park's bookstores tells another
On sale since the summer, "Grand Canyon: A Different
View," by veteran Colorado River guide Tom Vail, asserts
that the Grand Canyon was formed by the Old Testament flood,
the one Noah's Ark survived...The book, which sells for $16.99,
includes essays from creationist scientists and theologians.
Vail wrote in the introduction, "For years, as a Colorado
River guide I told people how the Grand Canyon was formed
over the evolutionary time scale of millions of years. Then I
met the Lord. Now, I have a different view of the Canyon, which
according to a biblical time scale, can't possibly be more than
a few thousand years old."
Reaction to the book has been sharply divided. The American
Geological institute and seven geo-science organizations sent
letters to the park and to agency officials calling for the book
to be removed.
In part to appease some outraged Grand Canyon employees, the
book was moved from the natural sciences section to the inspirational
reading section of park bookstores.
"I've had reactions from the staff all over the board
on it," said Deputy Superintendent Kate Cannon. "There
were certainly people on the interpretive staff that were upset
by it...The creationist book at the Grand Canyon was unanimously
approved by a panel of park and gift shop personnel...the book's
status at the park is still in question...Meanwhile, the book
has sold out and is being reordered. The flap at the Grand Canyon
highlights what officials say is a problem for the national park
system: how to respect visitors' spiritual views that may directly
contradict the agency's accepted scientific presentations and
maintain the necessary division of church and state."
The pseudo-science of evolution has made such a devastating
impact upon the world's belief in God's claim of miraculous,
direct creation that even Christians are trying to find some
common ground between evolution and the Word of God. The God
they claim to believe in has become vague in their minds as to
the true power He possesses.
Many now say that God perhaps used "some form" of
evolution when He created man and that the rest of creation was
derived from some undetermined, innate substance that for some
reason or another previously existed and then came to life.
For those that still believe that God's Word is the standard
by which all other perceptions are measured against, we share
the following scriptures.
To uphold by the Word of the Lord that man was His direct
creation from the earth and did not evolve from apes and so forth,
we read in Genesis 2:7, "Then the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath
of life; and man became a living soul: (Jewish Masoretic Text).
Next, contradicting the absurdity that some kind of eternal
cosmic soup exploded then came back together again producing
universes and life on earth of every kind, we read in Hebrews
11:3, "By faith we understand that the worlds were framed
by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made
of things which are visible."
What is happening in these last days is that faith in God's
Word is ever becoming a rare commodity, it is as the Scriptures
declare in Romans 1:22 & 25, "Professing to be wise,
they became fools...who exchanged the truth of God for the lie,
and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,
who is blessed forever, Amen."
Those who claim to be enlightened evolutionists conveniently
overlook the fact that we should find evidence of billions or
even trillions of transitional creatures on the earth to support
that animals change from one kind into another. Yet no such changes
in even one species living today can be found, let alone one
in the vast fossil record examined by credible palaeontologists.
Why has evolution stopped if evolution demands creatures continually
progress to a higher order? For those who require more then
just faith to believe God's Word about His power regarding direct
supernatural creation we would like to present just one of God's
little creatures which exposes the foolishness of evolutionary
thought - we give you the Bombardier Beetle.
Quoting Dr. Scott M. Huse from "The Collapse of Evolution"
we read the following: "Whenever threatened by an enemy
attack, this spirited little beetle blasts irritating and odious
gasses, which are at 212 degrees F, out from two tail pipes right
into the unfortunate face of the would-be aggressor...the beetle
makes his explosive by mixing together two very dangerous chemicals
(hydroquinone & hydrogen peroxide).
In addition...this clever little beetle adds...an inhibitor.
The inhibitor prevents the chemicals from blowing up and enables
the beetle to store the chemicals indefinitely. Whenever our
beetle...is approached by a predator...he squirts the stored
chemicals into the two combustion tubes, and at precisely the
right moment he adds another chemical (an anti-inhibitor). This
knocks out the inhibitor, and a violent explosion occurs right
in the face of the poor attacker...According to evolutionary
"thinking" there must have been thousands of generations
of beetles improperly mixing these hazardous chemicals in fatal
evolutionary experiments, blowing themselves to pieces...but
what about the development of the inhibitor?
There is no need to evolve an inhibitor unless you already
have the two chemicals you are trying to inhibit. On the other
hand if you already have the two chemicals without the inhibitor,
it is already too late, for you have just blown yourself up...Nevertheless,
let us assume that our little beetle friend somehow managed to
simultaneously develop the two chemicals along with the all-important
The resultant solution would offer no benefit at all to the
beetle, for it would just sit there as a harmless concoction.
To be of any value to the beetle, the anti-inhibitor must be
added to the solution.
So, once again, for thousands of generations we are supposed
to believe that these poor beetles mixed and stored these chemicals...until
finally, the anti-inhibitor was perfected...With the anti-inhibitor
developed he can now blow himself to pieces...Ah yes, he still
needs to evolve the two combustion tubes, and a precision communications
and timing network to control and adjust the critical direction
and timing of the explosion.
So, here we go again; for thousands of generations these carefree
little beetles went around...blowing themselves to pieces until
finally they mastered their newfound powers...everything in evolution
is supposed to make perfect sense and have a logical purpose...But
such a process does not make any sense at all, and to propose
that the entire defense system evolved all at once is astronomically
improbable, if not impossible...Thus, we can only conclude that
the surprising little bombardier beetle is a strong witness for
special creation, for there is no other rational explanation
for such a wonder."
How true are the words of the Psalmist who wrote: "O
Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them
all; the earth is full of thy riches" (Psa. 104:24).
Keep these facts in mind as mankind increasingly becomes regarded
as no more than an animal produced from evolutionary chance...animal
populations are numbered and controlled, animals are expendable
and used for forced service, animals are experimented on, the
young of animals are taken away and sold, inferior animals are
culled at birth, old animals are put to death.
We have been warned in II Timothy 3:1, "that in the last
days perilous times will come," and in Revelation 13:15-17
during the fast approaching days of the Anti-Christ we are told,
"...as many as would not worship the image of the beast
[are] to be killed. And he causes all, both small and great,
rich and poor, free and slave to receive a mark on their right
hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except
one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number
of his name."
These are the last days and perilous times are indeed upon
this world. Today is the day to put your faith in Jesus Christ
for the promise of His forgiveness and salvation and the hope
of His soon appearing to gather His Church to Himself (I Thess.
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