Why It Matters! Biblical geology and the authority of the Bible.
The Bible is a book that addresses many subjects, morality and theology being two of the most commonly thought of subjects. But it is also a book of biology, history, astronomy and geology. Discoveries in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet make this truth abundantly clear. In an article on the web site Physorg.com dated June 11, 2008 is a report on the consternation of evolutionary geologists on their finding of thick layers of sediment at 15,000 feet elevation that could only have developed at much lower elevations. This discovery caused them to lower their estimate of the age of the sediment by several million years, but they were not able to explain how the sediment got there in the first place.
The Bible is not designed to be a textbook of history or science, what it is designed to be is an accurate record of both history and science. Its history of the Earth tells us both that the Earth is a few thousand years old and that it once experienced a worldwide Flood that covered the Himalayan Plateau with both water and layers of sediment. If the evolutionary geologists had put away their nonsensical speculations about the Earth and instead had followed the Bible’s truth in geology they would not have been confused by what they found. They would have understood that the layers of sediment that they found were laid down a few thousand years ago during the Genesis Flood. Although Tibetan geology is not a major area of interest for most people, the difference between truth and falsehood is. Millions of people have died because evolutionism’s effect on medical education to name just one area it has corrupted. For over 100 years evolutionary trained doctors removed perfectly healthy organs, because they had been taught that these organs were simply useless, “vestigial”, organs, supposedly leftovers from our evolutionary past.
The Bible is a book of truth in all of those areas that it touches upon. If we see the world thru Bible colored lenses we would always start out on the road to truth. God wants us to be perfect in all things, even though we know will not attain perfection in this life. Part of that road to perfection starts in taking the Bible seriously whether it is in theology, biology or geology.
We do know what causes animal extinction, but asteroid strikes are not part of it. There are only two reasons for any animal to go extinct. The number one reason is a change in their habitat. It could be a change in the land, the climate or the food supply. For example if all of the wetlands of the world were to dry up, alligators and crocodiles would go extinct, because they need wetlands to survive. The greatest change in the Earth since Creation was the Genesis Flood, which degraded the environment so much so that it gradually led to the extinction of about half of the animals that got on the Ark. The second reason is human activities. Whether it is hunting or development, humans have caused the extinction of some animals.
When dealing with any aspect of the past, the first thing that should be done is to look at what the Bible says about it. If you start from the right place, you will generally reach the right conclusion. Since evolutionists routinely reject the true history of the Earth contained in the Bible, their conclusions are almost always significantly in error. All truth is God’s truth, no matter what subject it is.