Rob Bracken

Rob Bracken

Saturday, 11 September 2021 05:23

Return of the Bridge … The Master Potter

 

In ancient times the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, and the Lord used a potter as a type of Himself, saying, “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”  Now consider that shaping these people, each of whom had a will of his own, into whatever form the Sovereign Lord chose, would have been far more difficult than shaping the universe as described in Genesis 1.  

Have you ever walked across the Royal Gorge Bridge?  It’s an exhilarating experience, being suspended practically in midair with what appears as a model railroad and a tiny rivulet winding through rocky crags far below.  But sometime, for a heart-stopping moment, just saunter to the middle of the bridge and examine the slatted surface on which you have been walking.  The slats are loose, and some separations between them exceed 2 inches.  Then for a rush, put the lens of your SLR between the slats and peer through the viewfinder.  At this point you will be accosted by the realization that, below the old two-by-six supporting your knee, there is nothing but open air for nearly a thousand feet!

Wednesday, 04 November 2020 16:17

The National Myth

Violent revolutions of the 20th century, collectively resulting in the untimely deaths of perhaps 150,000,000 innocent people, had a couple things in common:  1) they were all fundamentally socialist1, and 2) their respective countries were each deceived through a national myth.  Each implementation of the national myth was tailored for its particular target population, and Georges Sorel describes it as “artificial combinations invented to give the appearance of reality to hopes that inspire men in their present activity.”

It always amazes me how vehemently environmentalists will cling to their viewpoint.  In fact, many of them are so certain mankind is destroying the planet that, in believing themselves to be saving the planet, they have thrown off all restraint (Psalm 2:3).  Apparently, they perceive their goal to be lofty; and through some twisted logic, its loftiness provides justification for employing untoward means1 in its realization.

I hope you have enjoyed this series of President’s Corner articles1, in which I undertook to show that the Scriptures unequivocally state the time for the Creation event was 6 contiguous 24 hour days, and the elapsed time since then was probably no more than 7000 years2.  Also taken up in the series were a number of discussions highlighting the vast divergences of uniformity and radiometric dating from the account of Scripture.  Finally, it was shown that these pillars of the modern strategy against God are so fraught with contradiction as to be defunct if not false science.  

Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:00

The Conclusion to Geologic Age Dating, Part II

The reason most often cited among youth for distrusting the Bible is a belief that “science proves” Earth to be almost a million times older than what is clearly understood from the Biblical texts.  And because this “deep time” contradicts Scriptures foundational to the Gospel, it also likely supports the damning delusion of II Thessalonians 2:11.  What reprehensible “science” would produce such a “proof”?

Saturday, 11 May 2019 00:00

The Conclusion to Geologic Age Dating

You are probably used to the culturally implied message that radiometric dating is a special form, set apart, and foundational to science. Coming from laboratories, called “scientific”, regularly promoted, and venerated through culture, education, and government, radiometric dating appears unassailable. But remember, “the first to state his case seems right, until another comes forward and examines him.” Prov 18:17 (BSB)

Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:00

The Philosophy of Geologic Age Dating

 In the last President’s Corner we looked at three aspects of geologic dating: the procedures, the assumptions, and the so-called “principle” of uniformity. We also found that when all three of these tiers were dutifully applied in radiometric and uranium salts dating methods, the rocks were predicted to be almost a half million times older than the oceans!

In the previous President’s Corner, we were left with somewhat of a cliffhanger: how is one to interpret the vast gulf of time between the 10,000 year age of the oceans obtained from uranium salts, and the 4,500,000,000 year age of the earth surmised through radiometric dating? Obviously both numbers cannot be correct. Even taking into account the secular assumption that the oceans could be younger than the rocks1, this nearly 6 orders-of-magnitude discrepancy remains inexplicable.

 

It is apparent from Scripture that the Lord supernaturally formed the Heaven and Earth over a six-day period. The Scriptures also provide an historical account of sufficient detail that any reasonable estimation of elapsed time since the creation will likely not exceed 7,000 years. And prior to the 19th Century, it appears that the Church would have agreed whole heartedly. In fact, one is hard-pressed to find any Christian writer of those times who would have said otherwise.

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