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Intelligent Design

There is a remarkable compatibility between the Geological and the Biblical records. Sophisticated scientific research has now confirmed that the order of creation outlined in the Genesis account corresponds to the geological record (Figure 1). The geological record also confirms the Biblical plan that God has for the Earth. Both records enhance each other.

According to the Bible, God planned, created, formed and made the Earth according to a plan and purpose. The plan is presented in Isaiah 45:18, “Thus says the Lord, who created (bara) the heavens (Shomayim), who is God, who formed (yatsar) the earth and made (asah) it, who established (kun) it, who did not create (bara) it in vain (that is without a purpose), who formed (yatsar) it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is no other.” The Hebrew word kun means to come forth with a plan. The plan and purpose was that the Earth would be a place of habitation and that Earth’s inhabitants would give honour and glory to their Intelligent Designer and Creator as a result of observing the greatness of His creation and adhering to His Word. Revelations 4:11 says, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by Your will they exist and were created.” We read in Isaiah 43:7, “Everyone who is called by my name, whom I have created for My glory, I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Certain details of this plan as evidenced by geology are discussed in the book, “Bridging The Gap: The First 6 Days”, by Don Daae which is available through Genesis International Research Association.

Twenty two major events that the Earth has experienced from inception to the present can now be supported by the sciences of astronomy and geology and the Bible record. The first two events are supported by the science of astronomy, the remaining twenty events by geology.

The First Day of Creation

Astronomy maintains the universe had a beginning. The Bible maintains the universe had a beginning (Genesis 1:1).
Astronomy maintains the universe is expanding. The Bible maintains the universe is expanding (Isaiah 42:5 & 44:24).
Geology maintains the Earth had a beginning. (Figure 1). The Bible maintains the Earth had a beginning. (Genesis 1:1).
Geology maintains the Earth began in a gaseous state (Fig. 1). The Bible maintains the Earth began in a gaseous state (Genesis 1:2a).
Geology speaks about the Earth’s Foundations (Fig. 1). The Bible speaks about the Earth’s Cornerstone & Foundations. (Job 38:4-6).
Geology verifies the sudden appearance of the ocean waters at the beginning of the Proterozoic Age after the Earth’s Foundations had been established (Fig. 1). The Bible pinpoints the sudden, dramatic Birth of the Oceans to a time after the Earth’s Foundations had been laid and before the Origin of Life.
Geology pinpoints the Origin of Life to the beginning of the Proterozoic Age; and confirms the sudden appearance of thousands of marine bacteria & algae (sea weed & plankton) species throughout the Proterozoic; and the dramatic Big Bang Explosion of Marine Animal Life at the beginning of the Cambrian Age (Fig.1). The Bible pinpoints the Origin of Life during the First Day to a time immediately after the Birth of the Oceans (Genesis 1:2).
Geology pinpoints the first occurrence of death to the beginning of the Proterozoic Age after ocean waters appeared on the Earth (Fig. 1). The Bible ascribes the Origin of Sin & Death to the First Day of Creation prior to the Birth of the Oceans and after the Earth’s Foundations were laid.

The Second & Third Days of Creation

Geology confirms the presence of a Greenhouse Effect on the earth during the Ordovician through to the end of the Carboniferous Age (Figure 1). The Bible confirms the presence of a Greenhouse Effect upon the Earth throughout the Second & Third Days of Creation.
Geology confirms that one super continent called Pangaea and one super ocean called Panthalasia were present during the Upper Silurian through to the end of the carboniferous. The Bible confirms the presence of one super land mass and one super ocean during the Third Day.
Geology confirms the Plate Tectonics/ Continental Drift Theory and specifies the time that the breakage and separation of the continents took place. The Bible confirms the Plate Tectonics/ Continental Drift Theory as it supports the presence of one super ocean and one super continent during the Third Day, whereas today there are six continents and five oceans.
Geology describes & confirms the first sudden appearance of many species of land plants during the Upper Silurian through to the end of the Carboniferous. The Bible confirms the sudden appearance of land plants during the Third Day.

The Fourth Day of Creation

Geology confirms the dissolution of the Greenhouse Effect and the establishment of season’s at the beginning of the Permian (Fig. 1). The Bible confirms the dissolution of the Greenhouse Effect during the Fourth Day and the establishment of season’s.

The Fifth Day of Creation

Geology confirms the Age of the Dinosaurs and the sudden appearances of about 90% of bird species from Triassic through to the end of the Cretaceous. The Bible confirms the creation of Tanniynim which can be translated as great water monsters or long thin stretched out things like a serpent. This description could very well relate to the dinosaurs. Secondly, it describes the creation of flying things (oaf) that could well describe both the flying reptiles and the many bird species.
Geology confirms the dramatic extinctions of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Age. The Bible confirms the end of the Fifth Day and the sudden beginning of a new Day called the Sixth Day. The inference is that during the Sixth Day a new type of land animal life was being created that was distinctly different from the Fifth Day.

The Sixth Day of Creation

Geology confirms the sudden appearance of multitude species of warm blooded mammals and creeping things throughout the Tertiary and Quaternary Ages (Figure1). The Bible confirms the creation of the Beasts of the Earth and Creeping Things during the Sixth Day, then describes many of them.
Geology confirms the first appearance of cattle and Man towards the end of the Quaternary Age or more specifically during the Anathermal Age (Figure 2). The Bible confirms the creation of cattle and the creation of Man and woman as God’s crowning and final acts of Creation which brought the Sixth Day to an end.

The Seventh Day

Geology confirms the dearth of any new animal species during the Anathermal and Medithermal Ages (see Figure 2). The Bible confirms that God ceased His work of Creation immediately after creating Adam and Eve at which time He entered into His rest which is called the Seventh Day. We are presently living in the Seventh Day which began about 6,000 plus years ago.
Geology confirms the Anathermal Age is characterized by exceptionally warm and moist conditions. It was a time of lush vegetation throughout the earth where the great desert areas of the earth were greatly diminished or had ceased to exist. This was an opportune time for God to establish a beautiful Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve. Geology pinpoints the most logical location for the Garden of Eden as being in the vicinity of the Caspian Sea and eastward. The Bible description of the Garden of Eden fits the geological framework as to time and location (Genesis 2:8-14).
Geology and Climatology confirms a distinct drying of the climate and the incipient growth of modern desert areas during the Altithermal Age (Figure 2). The Bible confirms that God placed a curse upon the ground at the Fall of Adam and Eve as recorded in Genesis 3:17 “Cursed is the ground because of you; It will produce thorns and thistles for you.” Here thorns and thistles are an indication of the commencement of drier and more arid conditions.
Geology confirms the physical death of Man (Homo sapien) as evidenced by fossil remains that are first found in sediments of the Altithermal Age and the subsequent Flood and Medithermal Ages (Figure 2). The Bible confirms the spiritual and physical Fall of Man as a result of Adam’s sin. This resulted in his physical death and the physical death of all his descendants as evidenced by the fossil record.
Geology confirms the physical evidences (sedimentary deposits) of a worldwide Flood occurring at the end of the Altithermal Age (Figure 2). The Bible confirms that the worldwide Flood of Noah took place about 4,500 years before the present.

These twenty two significant Biblical events can now be verified by the science of geology and astronomy. The reader is requested to find greater details in Don Daae’s book, “Bridging the Gap: The First 6 Days”, the past Genesis International Research Newsletters, “Bridging The Gap” as well as new information that will soon be on the GIRA Website at www.gira.ca. It is now evident that there is an Intelligent Plan that has been operating throughout the entire history of the Earth. This points towards an an all powerful Intelligent Designer and Creator. The probability that the above twenty two events could have come about by chance would be essentially nil. In spite of these extreme odds, the religion of naturalism refuses to acknowledge a plan, purpose or design in nature. They say the universe and the earth have come into existence by a meaningless, purposeless, chance, evolutionary process and that all design in nature is only apparent. It is now time for science and the Intelligent Design Theory to reconquer the higher ground that was lost in the days of Charles Darwin.

last updated: March 8, 2013
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