The following is a collection of some of my favorite saved resources for Biblical apologetics. I thought it would be a good time to share these with my readers for your use as well. I’ve included each link along with an excerpt from each page for a little preview. Beyond these specific links below, the main young-earth creation websites for thousands of articles are Answers in Genesis and Institute for Creation Research. Enjoy!
The difference between “species” and “kind”
The evidence is forcing evolutionists to admit the severe inadequacy of mutation and selection, but these same processes are being picked up and used by creationists. What would Darwin say about that? Would he object to his ideas and observations being used in Biblical perspective? Darwin did muse occasionally about the role of a Creator. But, of course, we’ll never know whether he would be willing to consider the Biblical framework as the more-logical inference from our present knowledge of genetics and ecology. We can be sure of this, however: a man as thoughtful and devoted to detail and observation as Darwin was, would be willing to “think about it.”
7 Basic Questions Science Cannot Answer
1. Does the Source, the Creator, God exist? Unknown
2. Does such a thing as a soul exist? If so, is it immortal? Science does not know the answer.
3. What is time, space, matter, energy? Opinions are sharply divided.
4. Is our world eternal and endless or, on the contrary, is it limited within time and space? Science does not possess the necessary data to give a definite answer.
5. Why should I do good and not evil, if evil appeals to me and I can be sure of escaping punishment? The answers are totally unintelligible.
6. How can science be used to avert the possibility of wars and tyranny? Silence.
7. How can social harmony be attained with the least human cost? Mutually exclusive proposals are put forward that resemble each other only in that they are all equally unrelated to pure science.
Answers in Genesis responds to an atheist
ATHEIST: Most science i know starts from what it doesn’t know and finds answers. NOT the other way around. Thats science; speculation, hypothesis, evidence (!!!) TESTABILITY (if possible) and theory. NOT finding god in the gaps.
AIG: As a qualified scientist and senior science educator, I hope you are not trying to lecture me on scientific methodology. You have neglected to state your own science qualifications. The problem seems to reside in the familiar confusion between operational science and origins science. Operational science is indeed concerned with the formulation of testable hypotheses, though rarely starting from what we don’t know—in practice we usually start from what we do know and use this to find out new things that we didn’t know. These hypotheses are repeatedly tested and reported so that other scientists can check the results. Now how does this apply to ‘goo-to-you’ evolution? Have you been able to reproduce the conditions under which lifeless inorganic material evolved onto living organic material? In what sense are such matters testable? If they are not testable, then how scientific are such ideas? In fact, they form part of the presuppositional bias with which you filter the evidence.
Comparisons between what the Bible says and evolution
Gen 2:3 Creation was completed.
Evolution is a continuing process.
Gen 1:29 Man originally was a vegetarian
Man originally was a meat-eater.
Rom 5:12 Death resulted from man’s sin.
Death existed long before man.
Evidence for the Bible from archeology
Herod the not-so Great….
- The Gospel of Matthew tells us the Herod the Great – the ruler when Jesus was born – was a cruel man; he has ordered the killing of all infants when Jesus escaped.
- Archeological finding now tells us that his slaughter of innocents is consistent with the historical facts that describe his character:
- Herod was indeed suspicious of anyone whom he thought may take his throne.
- His list of victims included one of his ten wives, who was his favorite, three of his own sons, a high priest, an ex-king, and two of his sister’s husbands.Thus, his brutality portrayed in Matthew is consistent with his description in ancient history.
A Chronological Map from Creation to 4th Century AD
Biblical Characters whose existence has been confirmed from archeological or secular historical sources
|Caiaphas||Mt. 26:3 – High priest during time of Jesus||1. Josephus tells us his name was Joseph Caiaphas2. Ossuary found in Jerusalem in 1990 has Hebrew inscription that reads AJoseph, son of Caiaphas.|
Extremely large variations of atmospheric C14 during last glacial period
Responses to Old-Earth arguments including chalk beds, etc.
The very purity of these chalk beds should cause one to question the uniformitarian paradigm. It is very hard to imagine how the very high level of purity of calcium carbonate could have been maintained over millions of years without the incorporation of significant amounts of contaminate material? Rather, given a period of relative calm following a series of shortly spaced massive watery catastrophes on a global scale (as indicated by the Biblical account and numerous extra-Biblical cultural legends of a Noachian Flood), the oceans would have been both relatively warm and nutrient rich (from all of the killed, buried, and floating organic material). Such a situation would have produced massive algal blooms on a global scale such as the world has never seen before or since
Answers to over 140 commonly-used apparent Biblical contradictions
Paul is not disapproving marriage! He is simply saying that it is good to be unmarried. Saying it is good to not marry is not saying it is bad to marry. Being unmarried is good in the sense that particular blessings can stem from it (in fact, Paul even describes celibacy as a “gift”). However, another set of blessings can stem from being married.
Marco Polo lived in China for 17 years, around 1271 A.D. Upon his return from Asia, he reported of families raising dragons, yoking them to royal chariots for parades and special occasions, and using dragon parts for medicinal purposes.8 Interestingly, the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac are animals, eleven of which are everyday, extant creatures (rat, horse, dog, ox, rabbit, tiger, snake, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.) The twelfth is the dragon. Why would the Chinese include the “mythological” dragon with these common living animals? And we trust Marco for other history why not also dinosaurs or “Dragons”?
AIG: The Bible just another book?
Remember, the argument is not “The Bible is the Word of God because it says it is.” Rather, the argument is “The Bible is the Word of God because it says it is and any alternative leads to absurdity.” It’s this last part of the argument that closes the loopholes and provides the proof that the Bible really is what it claims to be, whereas counterfeit religious books fall short.
CARM: Non-biblical accounts of New Testament events and/or people
1. Flavius Josephus (AD 37?-101?, a Jewish historian) mentions John the Baptist and Herod – Antiquities, Book 18, ch. 5, par. 2
“Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod’s army came from God, and that very justly, as a punishment of what he did against John, that was called the Baptist: for Herod slew him, who was a good man, and commanded the Jews to exercise virtue, both as to righteousness towards one another, and piety towards God, and so to come to baptism; for that the washing [with water] would be acceptable to him, if they made use of it, not in order to the putting away [or the remission] of some sins [only], but for the purification of the body; supposing still that the soul was thoroughly purified beforehand by righteousness.”
Common objections to Christianity from Skeptics
Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery?
i) The OT doesn’t endorse “slavery.” Lawmakers don’t endorse everything they regulate. Rather, the law sets boundaries. The law doesn’t prescribe an ideal.1ii) “Slavery” is ambiguous. This can stand for very different arrangements. In the OT you have:
a) Indentured service for insolvency or property crimes. This is a form of financial restitution.
b) Enslavement for POWs or war captives. This is more humane than executing POWs. Repatriating enemy soldiers isn’t feasible inasmuch as they will simply regroup and resume hostilities.
c) Acquisition of foreigners. This is unenviable. However, living conditions in the ANE were harsh. Poverty and famine were widespread. Better to be a slave in Israel, with the legal protections and provisions afforded you, than to starve to death. These laws don’t exist in a vacuum. They need to be understood in relation to the socioeconomic challenges of survival in the ANE.
Proof that God Exists
Contrary to how it may appear, this website is in no way trying to prove that God exists, I am only using this website to demonstrate that there IS proof that God exists. The proof of God’s existence offered here is not meant to satisfy the demands of those who would put God on trial, but is meant to expose the suppression of truth.
100 Prophesies Fulfilled
The Biblical prophecies featured on this site range from the Messianic prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ about 2000 years ago, to other types of prophecy fulfilled throughout history by the land of Israel, the people of Israel, and the nations around Israel. We also have commentaries for Bible prophecies that affect the world as a whole, and others that are to be fulfilled with the return of Christ.
Prophesy fulfillment statistical reliability
Since the probability for any one of these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance averages less than one in ten (figured very conservatively) and since the prophecies are for the most part independent of one another, the odds for all these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance without error is less than one in 102000 (that is 1 with 2000 zeros written after it)!
Phylogeny: rewriting evolution
I’ve looked at thousands of microRNA genes, and I can’t find a single example that would support the traditional tree,” he says. The technique “just changes everything about our understanding of mammal evolution”.
Scientific evidence for a worldwide Flood
One of the strongest pieces of evidence for a worldwide flood is the existence of what Rupke termed “polystrate fossils.” Such fossils are found all over the world. They usually consist of fossil trees that were buried upright, and which often traverse multiple layers of strata such as sandstone, limestone, shale, and even coal beds. 1,2,3,4 They range in size from small rootlets to trees over 80 feet long. 3 Sometimes they are oblique in relation to the surrounding strata, but more often they are perpendicular to it. For example, at Joggins, Nova Scotia, polystrate tree (and root) fossils are found at various intervals throughout roughly 2,500 feet of strata. Many of these are from 10-20 feet long, 5,6 and, at least one was 40 feet long.
Quotes on Scientists and Bias
When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity. ~ Dale Carnegie
Who has deceiv’d thee so oft as thy self? ~ Benjamin Franklin
People only see what they are prepared to see. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Wyatt Museum
Information and images on Ron Wyatt’s supposed discoveries of Noah’s Ark, Sodom/Gomorrah, the Ark of the Covenant, the Red Sea crossing, and Mount Sinai.