The Creator Revealed

Evidence of the Recent Creation

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: TCR

Program Code: TCR180006A

00:32 Welcome to The Creator Revealed.
00:35 I'm Tim Standish.
00:36 I'm a scientist, but I'm also a Christian
00:39 and there really shouldn't be a but in there.
00:43 Of course, scientists,
00:45 it can and in fact should be Christians.
00:48 That means that I believe the biblical record of history.
00:53 Amen. Amen.
00:54 But we're just very excited that you're with us
00:57 and we are very excited that those of you at home
01:00 or in your car,
01:02 whether you're watching by TV or internet,
01:03 we thank you so much for joining us.
01:07 And this is to me,
01:10 I'm so excited
01:11 because creation science is something
01:13 that many people have,
01:16 their views have changed a little over the years.
01:19 And we see Christians
01:21 who are kind of amalgamating almost,
01:25 I don't know if that's the proper word,
01:26 but they're taking evolution
01:29 and they're taking the little from the Bible
01:31 and they're doing this and that
01:32 and coming up with all kinds of ideas.
01:35 So I'm excited about this series.
01:36 What are we gonna talk about today?
01:38 Well, we're gonna talk about evidence.
01:41 Remember that science is all about
01:44 empirical evidence.
01:45 And occasionally, I actually, quite commonly,
01:48 I hear what seems to me
01:50 to be a ridiculous statement which is,
01:53 there is no evidence for a recent creation.
01:59 We're gonna disprove that today.
02:01 Well, we're gonna look at some evidence,
02:02 that's for sure.
02:05 And obviously each person
02:06 has to draw their own conclusions.
02:08 But I will tell you that, again,
02:12 this is from my perspective as a scientist.
02:14 Actually there is abundant evidence
02:17 of the recent creation of life.
02:20 Now, I'm concentrating on life because I'm a biologist.
02:24 Life is what I study. Amen.
02:26 I'm not a geologist.
02:27 So I won't try to go too far down that way.
02:30 But I will compare what geologists
02:35 and what the biological evidence say.
02:38 Okay. All right.
02:40 So I want to start off with a Bible text.
02:43 And this is Isaiah,
02:45 which is one of my favorite books.
02:46 By the way, a book that is full of the creation
02:50 interestingly enough,
02:51 the creation and the new creation
02:52 that God's promised.
02:54 So Isaiah write this, he said,
02:55 "Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
02:58 look at the earth beneath,
03:00 the heavens will vanish like smoke,
03:03 the earth will wear out like a garment
03:07 and its inhabitants die like flies.
03:10 But my salvation will last forever,
03:15 my righteousness will never fail."
03:19 Amen.
03:20 God
03:23 makes this incredible promise here to us.
03:26 Yes, the earth is old.
03:30 Now, that doesn't mean that life is millions
03:33 or hundreds of millions of years old
03:35 or billions of years older,
03:37 even according to some people,
03:41 but thousands of years old is a long time
03:45 and none of us can go back.
03:47 Probably, none of us can genuinely figure out
03:50 the exact date on which God started the creation.
03:57 We get these dates
03:59 by via calculations that have some error in them.
04:03 But what is obvious both by looking
04:06 at genealogies in the Old Testament,
04:08 and also by looking at genealogy
04:11 in the New Testament
04:12 because we have the genealogy of Jesus Christ,
04:15 and we know how many people there were from Adam to Jesus.
04:19 By looking at those things
04:21 we can know with a reasonable degree of assurance
04:24 that life is thousands of years,
04:28 not millions of years old.
04:30 Amen. Now, that's data.
04:32 That's a real record of reality.
04:36 What do we see when we look at the creation?
04:38 So let's start off by talking about clocks.
04:41 Because we all know that there isn't a clock out there
04:45 on palm trees,
04:47 or on human beings, or on anything else.
04:51 There isn't an actual clock.
04:54 But there are things that act like clocks.
04:58 But sometimes those clocks give two different times.
05:03 I don't know if you've ever seen a clock tower like this
05:06 with the faces with different times on them?
05:09 No.
05:10 But that is sort of the situation
05:14 that we sometimes see with science.
05:16 Now remember, we're interpreting data
05:19 to come up with the times that are being estimated.
05:24 So let's start off here.
05:26 This is, well, actually one of my favorite places,
05:28 it's south of Sydney in Australia
05:30 place called Coalcliff.
05:31 And you can see why. Yes, beautiful.
05:33 Can you see that beautiful line of coal there?
05:37 This is why Australia is the Saudi Arabia of coal.
05:41 There's huge amounts of coal there
05:44 in this basin around Sydney.
05:47 And here's the thing.
05:51 Do you see what a straight line
05:52 that is between the coal and the sandstone
05:56 that's on top of it?
05:58 Yes.
05:59 When you do something called radiometric dating,
06:04 what you find out is that supposedly,
06:09 there was five million years
06:12 that coal was on top of the earth.
06:16 And then the sandstone came along
06:19 and pile up on top of it.
06:21 So I want you to just think about that a little bit.
06:23 What do you think would happen if that coal was sitting there
06:27 with just air above it for five million years?
06:33 I'm into far guessing.
06:35 Well, you would expect some kind of erosion maybe?
06:38 Or some kind of,
06:40 or maybe the coal would get lit on fire?
06:42 Maybe, it'd be struck by lightning?
06:43 Maybe, it was underwater so it didn't burn?
06:46 But if it was underwater,
06:47 then you'd expect erosion or something.
06:50 And then you've got to dump all of this, coal, sorry,
06:52 this sands on top of it to make a sandstone.
06:57 Really, five million years.
07:00 What the evidence is most reasonably
07:03 interpreted as there as many
07:05 is actually very little time at all.
07:08 Because there is no erosion.
07:09 Because there is no erosion and the coal is still there.
07:12 You cannot leave coal
07:13 sitting out on the earth surface
07:14 for five million years.
07:16 Make sense. Yes.
07:17 So there's a kind of logic here.
07:19 We're looking at two different clocks
07:22 and they're telling us different times
07:25 at this place called Coalcliff.
07:27 First of all, there is that radiometric clock
07:30 and that says five million years.
07:33 But the flat interface between the layers
07:36 says a short period of time.
07:38 So you got two clocks telling us
07:40 two different periods of time.
07:43 And these flat gaps in time that we see there.
07:49 They're actually quite common.
07:51 There are...
07:52 You can see them, for example, in the Grand Canyon.
07:54 You're in the United States,
07:56 where there are millions of years missing there
07:58 also between layers and yet it's absolutely flat.
08:02 No erosion,
08:03 no indication that there was actually any time there.
08:07 They're called paraconformities.
08:09 And as I said, they show up all over the place.
08:12 The paraconformity visible at Coalcliff
08:15 covers about 97,000 square miles.
08:21 That's an incredible area, absolutely flat.
08:25 They're simply not places on earth
08:28 that are like that today,
08:30 97,000 square miles of flatness of flat coal.
08:34 This is obviously something different
08:37 than we see today.
08:39 And well interpreted as a short period of time.
08:43 Now, I count this as a biological evidence
08:46 because coal came from plants.
08:51 So let's look at another thing.
08:52 Here's our coal again,
08:54 this is just looking at the same coal
08:55 from a different angle.
08:56 And when we look at that coal,
09:01 frequently you find carbon-14 in coal.
09:05 Now, you've all heard that carbon-14 means long ages.
09:08 But that's actually not really true.
09:11 Is this where they get the carbon dating?
09:12 Yeah.
09:14 This is what carbon dating comes from.
09:15 The most ancient carbon-14 dates
09:19 you can possibly get around 100,000 years.
09:23 There are some variables in there,
09:24 generally, less than that and a lot less.
09:27 So because the carbon-14 breaks down very fast,
09:32 you simply, it's a fast running clock
09:34 and the time runs out after a while.
09:38 So if carbon-14 is measured in a coal sample,
09:42 it either had the carbon-14 put into it
09:45 or it's less than 100,000 years old.
09:49 Now remember that coal that you're looking at,
09:51 they're supposed to be millions of years old.
09:54 There should be no carbon-14 there.
09:56 And this is something that has been done many times
10:02 in a number of different types of coal.
10:04 So here is another line of evidence.
10:07 There have been a lot of molecules
10:09 that have been found associated with fossils
10:12 that are supposed to be millions of years old.
10:15 And the question is,
10:17 you know, how long the proteins last?
10:20 Do they last hundreds of years?
10:21 If you put a,
10:23 you know, a piece of steak outside,
10:26 how long does it last?
10:28 Not very long.
10:29 Now, a lot of that's
10:31 because bacteria will come along
10:32 and speed things up
10:33 and some animal might come and eat it.
10:36 So we know that today, it disappears very rapidly.
10:40 But even if you don't have animals
10:42 or other organisms breaking down these molecules,
10:46 you have water that breaks up.
10:47 You have oxygen,
10:49 they just oxidize spontaneously,
10:51 and other chemical reactions degrade them
10:53 and they can be physically broken as well,
10:55 and radiation.
10:57 Radiation is something that you simply can't get away from.
11:00 And it breaks things down.
11:02 So this exact skeleton here.
11:05 From this exact skeleton, they have found proteins,
11:10 a whole blood vessels and things
11:12 that they got out of the bones
11:15 for this particular dinosaur here.
11:17 The idea that those would have lasted
11:20 for 60 something million years is very optimistic,
11:25 let's put it that way.
11:26 Very optimistic.
11:28 Reasonably,
11:29 these are explained as telling us
11:31 that these dinosaurs did not live that long ago.
11:34 And there have been scientific papers published about this.
11:38 It's not something that is fringe science.
11:41 One more thing,
11:42 let's go through it really quickly.
11:43 Sure.
11:45 It's not that technical, mutations.
11:46 These are random changes in DNA sequences.
11:49 Most of these changes have a very small impact.
11:53 Thankfully, you know, we'd all be dead
11:54 and you're going to see why in just a moment.
11:58 Let's imagine that we have a wife and a husband.
12:01 And they have a whole bunch of children.
12:04 In fact, they have 10 children.
12:06 And let's just imagine
12:07 that there is a very low mutation rate,
12:10 1.1, I'm sorry per...
12:13 0.1 mutations per individual, per generation.
12:16 That would mean that one of their children
12:20 had a mutation.
12:21 Now you think, "Okay,
12:23 natural selection can get rid of that child,
12:25 and the rest of them will be perfectly fine."
12:29 But what would happen
12:31 if you had a higher mutation rate,
12:33 let's say 0.5 mutations per generation?
12:37 Well, that would mean 5 out of the 10,
12:39 half of them would not survive,
12:42 if natural selection selected them out.
12:43 But you'd still have five, so you'd be fine.
12:46 But what if you had one mutation per individual,
12:49 per generation?
12:50 It wouldn't exactly be like this,
12:52 but we're just illustrating something here.
12:55 That would,
12:56 in this example, mean absolutely,
12:58 all of your children had mutations,
13:00 and natural selection would not be capable
13:02 of getting rid of them.
13:04 So what is the actual human mutation rate, is it...
13:09 More than one.
13:10 Is it one mutation per individual,
13:12 per generation or 0.1, what is it exactly?
13:17 There are lots of estimates about this.
13:19 But generally speaking,
13:20 they're well over 100 mutations per individual,
13:26 per generation.
13:29 The point is this,
13:30 human beings are incapable of even having enough babies
13:34 to get rid of all of these mutations.
13:36 So natural selection is not only improbable,
13:40 it sounds impossible.
13:41 Well, natural selection isn't gonna fix this problem.
13:43 Yeah. Yeah.
13:45 We're going to accumulate mutations.
13:46 Now, thankfully, our bodies are so robust
13:50 that we can survive a whole bunch of mutations.
13:53 But the question then becomes,
13:55 how many mutations can we survive?
13:58 At what point are we going to die
14:03 because we simply,
14:05 our genomes are worn out.
14:08 And truthfully, we don't know exactly.
14:13 But we could be pretty sure
14:14 that it isn't millions of years.
14:16 Yes.
14:17 In fact, it's pretty remarkable
14:19 that we're able to survive thousands of years,
14:21 which sounds pretty optimistic or pretty pessimistic
14:25 when you think about it.
14:27 We're all doomed except for one thing,
14:30 God's salvation.
14:32 We've read the back of the book.
14:33 Exactly, God's salvation is eternal.
14:36 Yeah.
14:37 And so what does this evidence,
14:39 all of this evidence that we've seen
14:41 about a recent creation tell us?
14:44 Well, there are a few things that I would pull out of it.
14:47 Number one, God's mercy.
14:50 The creator's mercy in not using this death driven
14:55 process of evolution
14:57 over eons of time is very clear.
15:01 The time isn't millions,
15:04 hundreds of millions of years of suffering,
15:06 struggle and death.
15:08 And secondly,
15:10 His mercy is clear in not allowing sin
15:14 and suffering to have continued
15:17 over hundreds of millions of years in the past.
15:22 So we can praise God.
15:24 The time is short.
15:27 Jesus is our Creator
15:31 and He created thousands of years ago,
15:35 not millions of years ago.
15:38 And He is our redeemer.
15:40 Amen. Amen.
15:42 And I believe that He is coming soon.
15:45 Amen. So...
15:47 Not millions of years from now.
15:48 So we see that there is sufficient evidence
15:52 to prove the recent creation of life
15:58 and we believe it isn't
16:00 more than 6,000 years ago, personally.
16:02 But please stay tuned,
16:03 we've got something special coming up.


Revised 2019-03-21