Anthropology, the Study of Man

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"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
"God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27

Man - His Origin, Environment, and Make-Up

The Destiny of Earth

Posted April 23, 2020

Top Ten: Myths about Creation. An excellent off-site article published by Answers in Genesis. At the end of each section the article contains supporting links for additional discussion of that topic. Here is a list of the top ten myths. This article link was posted on November 23, 2018

Myth 10: Creationists don't believe species change
Myth 9: Intelligent design is creationism
Myth 8: The Bible is not a science textbook
Myth 7: Creationists have a narrow / literal view of the Bible
Myth 6: Creation has been disproven
Myth 5: Creationists are anti-science
Myth 4: There's no evidence for creation
Myth 3: Creationists deny the laws of nature
Myth 2: Creationists ignore the evidence for evolution
Myth 1: Creationists want creationism taught in public schools and evolution thrown out

A Brief Summary of Creation Week in Table Form, Genesis 1:1-2:3. James T. Bartsch. Nov. 4, 2019

How Did Our  World Get Here?  An exegesis of Genesis 1:1 - 2:3. James T. Bartsch. Article updated Feb. 8, 2022

How Long Is a Day in Genesis 1? Discredited Attempts to Build Time into Genesis 1. Posted July 29, 2020

A Critique of the Big Bang Theory. By James T. Bartsch. Published December 8, 2018.

Origins: Design or Accident?  
The Watchmaker. Designed for children, this animated video conveys inescapable logic for adults as well.

The Myth of Evolution. Exploring a few of the fallacies of Evolution. Non-technical article by James T. Bartsch

The Origin of the Cosmos and the  Redshift of Starlight  James T. Bartsch

Models of the Origin of the Universe by Dr. John Rankin

The Crab Nebula

(NASA) Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ASU/J.Hester et al.; Optical: NASA/ESA/ASU/J.Hester & A.Loll; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Minn./R.Gehrz

The Universe Confirms the Bible. by Dr. Jason Lisle. Scientific facts revealed in the Bible hundreds of years before modern science...

The earth is round.
The earth floats in space.
The universe is expanding.

The conservation of mass-energy.
The number of the stars.
The existence of the "ordinances of heaven and earth"  (laws of nature).
Astronomy confirms the Bible.
A discussion of the Hubble law. An explanation of "redshifted" starlight.
A discussion of the Law of gravitational attraction.

Six Evidences of a Young Earth (Answers in Genesis)  

Evidence 1. Geology: Radiocarbon in Diamonds. See Radiocarbon in Diamonds Confirmed. Andrew A. Snelling

Evidence 2. Astronomy: Recession of the Moon. See Lunar recession: does it support a young universe? (Answers in Genesis)

Evidence 3. Geology: Earth's Decaying Magnetic Field. See The Earth's magnetic field and the age of the earth. Andrew A. Snelling

Evidence 4. Biology: Soft Dinosaur Tissue. See "Ostrich-osaurus" discovery? Shedding more light on the new startling find of soft tissue in a T. rex bone. David N. Menton.

Evidence 5. Anthropology: Human Population Growth. See Billions of People in Thousands of Years? Monty White.

Evidence 6. Geology: Tightly Folded Rock Strata. See Rock Layers Folded, Not Fractured. Andrew A. Snelling.

Light-travel time: a problem for the big bang by Robert Newton

"The ‘distant starlight problem’ is sometimes used as an argument against biblical creation. People who believe in billions of years often claim that light from the most distant galaxies could not possibly reach earth in only 6,000 years. However, the light-travel–time argument cannot be used to reject the Bible in favour of the big bang, with its billions of years. This is because the big bang model also has a light-travel–time problem." Go to the article:

Man, fossils, and time

Evolution: an ancient pagan idea. By Paul James-Griffiths. The author documents the fact that pagan thinkers long ago supposed the earth came about many great ages ago. Modern evolutionary thought simply perpetuates the myths of the ancients. This off-site article was linked on WordExplain November 19, 2015.

While studying ancient history at University, I came across the pagan beliefs about origins. It was this study that caused me first to question evolution and the vast ages given for the Universe. It was later, after many years of scientific investigation, that I finally broke free from a liberal understanding that sought to harmonise naturalism with biblical Christian faith.

How old are the rocks?  The Clock in the Rock. Answers in Genesis

Radioisotopic Dating of Rocks in the Grand Canyon. By Andrew Snelling, Ph.D.  "The radioisotope methods, long touted as irrefutably dating the earth as countless millions of years old, have repeatedly failed to give reliable and meaningful absolute ages for Grand Canyon rocks." Date of the article - June 1, 2005. This link was added to WordExplain on July 8, 2014.

Debunking Evolutionists' Non-Answer Answer to the Question of the Cambrian Explosion:  "Cambrian Explosion Was the Culmination of Cascading Causes, Evolutionists Claim" - by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Oct. 12, 2013. Answers in Genesis.

Cambrian Explosion Disproves Evolution, by  Will Hoyt. The "Cambrian Explosion" is an utter embarrassment to evolutionists. Its astounding presence is a silent yet vocal testimony to the logical and scientific bankruptcy of the religious myth we call evolution.

The Pigs Took It All, by Marvin L. Lubenow. This article originally was taken from the appendix of Bones of Contention, written by the same author (Grand Rapids, 1992, 1st ed.), pp. 247-266. The present extract  has been revised. This entry indicates the incredibly subjective and unscientific nature of radiometric dating as it is practiced by scientists and paleontologists.

Opening Paragraph:  "A popular myth is that radioactive dating methods confirm the geologic time-scale and the concept of human evolution. The methods appear so impressive that many Christians accept them as evidence that the earth is very old. The best way to expose this myth is to study the dating of the East African KBS Tuff strata and the famous fossil KNM-ER 1470."

Concluding Paragraph: "In the ten-year controversy over the dating of one of the most important human fossils ever discovered, the pigs won. The pigs won over the elephants. The pigs won over K-Ar dating. The pigs won over 40Ar-39Ar dating. The pigs won over fission-track dating. They won over paleomagnetism. The pigs took it all. But in reality, it wasn’t the pigs that won. It was evolution that won. In the dating game, evolution always wins."

WordExplain note: Few lay people will have the patience to wade through the semi-technical data cited by Lubenow. For those who might wish a much quicker explanation of some of the same data discussed above, namely, the Potassium-Argon (K-Ar) dating fiasco, see the following video by Chris Johnson, entitled, Radiometric Dating Flaws (Potassium-Argon). The video is not professionally done, and for that we beg the reader's pardon. Nevertheless, Mr. Johnson has a point and he cites evidence. Radiometric dating is extremely subjective.

The Supposed Consistency of Evolution's Long Ages, by Michael Oard. Answers in Genesis. The opening two paragraphs read as follows:

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of the theory of evolution is the apparent consistency of its corollary, the long-age geological system. Evolutionists and other long-agers challenge critics with such statements as: “You may disbelieve the results of one dating method, but how can you disbelieve when several independent dating methods all arrive at approximately the same date?” “The radiometric dates and the age of the fossils generally agree.” “Evolution shows such consistent change of organisms with time, how can you doubt such a precise pattern?” “All dinosaurs died at the end of the Cretaceous Period.” It appears initially that they have a very strong case. But, a deeper look gives a different picture when we ask, how is this uniformity achieved?

Crudely put, consistent dates are obtained by fudging data that have a high degree of variability or error. I believe most of this adjustment is internal and worked out before publication, but enough has been published to indicate that this practice is pervasive.

The Great Flood of Noah

The Water Vapor Canopy Theory. Harmonizing Hydrology after the Second Day of Creation with its state before and after the the Forty-Day Rain of Noah's Flood. By James T. Bartsch. November 23, 2018

A Chronology of the Great Flood. A table of the Biblical chronology of the Flood of Noah. By James T. Bartsch. PDF format. November 12, 2018

The Declining Life Span of the Patriarchs Before and After the Flood. Biblical evidence for a  young earth. James T. Bartsch

What Are Some of the Best Flood Evidences? This page includes a brief video by Andrew Snelling, Ph.D. in Geology. He discusses the evidences for a world-wide flood, the Flood of Noah (Gen. 7; Gen. 8). This link added to WordExplain on July 8, 2014. The six evidences he cites are as follows:

(1) Sea creatures buried high in mountains on the continents.
(2) Rapidly-buried plants and animals.
(3) Rapidly deposited sediment layers right across the continents.
(4) Long transport distances of sediments.
(5) Rapid or no erosion between sediment layers.
(6) Whole rock layer sequences deposited rapidly in quick succession.

Man - his essence, his role, and his destiny

Man and the Image of God, by James T. Bartsch

The Image of God, by Bob Manning, Guest Writer

Man and the Kingdom of God, by James T. Bartsch

The Ultimate Man. Jesus Christ as King, by James T. Bartsch

The Annunciation to Mary, by James T. Bartsch

Man as a Social Being.

The Bible and Marriage, by James T. Bartsch

Man as a Leader in the Church

Biblical Eldership, by James T. Bartsch, a .pdf document

Biblical Eldership, by James T. Bartsch, an .html document with Pop-up  Scripture references for ease of understanding.

(Scripture quotations taken from the NASB 1995.)

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