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Fossils?

Postby carriejoy on Tue May 20, 2014 11:54 am

Hey friends,
I am hoping you can help me out with some quick/dirty fossil help. Einar needs to do some fossil cards for school but he's struggling with the prevailing evolution dogma. I would love to be able to help him have a quick "alternative view" to present. I can't access the typical resources (answers in genesis, creationism.com etc) here at work and I think he needs to have things ready by Friday. Can anyone help with some video links or a list of thoughts to consider? I'm not hoping to sway anyone to change their beliefs, BUT, I am hoping that he can feel respected in his own beliefs and give him some things that are intelligent and not just knee-jerk "Christian" reactions, you know? Thanks so much!! (PS - I REALLY hope to be home schooling again next fall, so PLEASE PRAY for us!) I've sure missed you all!
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Re: Fossils?

Postby Edwena on Tue May 20, 2014 10:37 pm

CJ,
Dr. Jobe Martin's book, The Evolution of a Creationist, covers the fossil record in chapter 4. This book can be downloaded for free - http://biblicaldiscipleship.org/content ... e-download.

The bottom line is that in the fossil record there are fish, turtles, cockroaches, etc. that are all distinct, identifiable creatures. We see fish, turtles, and cockroaches alive today as well. There is no fossil evidence for the "missing links." Where are the fossils that are 50% fish and 50% reptile? Or 50% turtle and 50% chipmunk? If evolution were true, fossils should be hard to identify and hard to classify. Evolutionists say the elephants went back in the water and evolved into manatees - but where is the fossil evidence? There is none. Fossil evidence does not support transitional life forms, but rather separate and distinct created kinds.
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Re: Fossils?

Postby Edwena on Tue May 20, 2014 10:47 pm

CJ,
The above post was from my dh. I wanted to say I will definitely be praying for you to be able to homeschool next year. Also Dr. Jobe Martin has some videos on youtube here....https://www.google.com/#q=dr+jobe+martin+youtube. There is one on Lucy and carbon-14 dating...not sure if there any others that would be helpful and not even sure you can access them. Praying for your boy that he will be respected and have the confidence in what he says and believes.
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Re: Fossils?

Postby Suz MamaFrog on Wed May 21, 2014 5:53 pm

CJ,

Here's an article explaining Old Earth Creationism from a Biblical standpoint. You CAN have an OE view, fossils, etc. and STILL have a Biblical background. This article also explores some of the differences between OEC and YEC, and what sets them apart.

http://www.reasons.org/articles/the-six ... reationism

This one explains a bit about OEC: http://www.godandscience.org/youngearth ... onism.html

And this one addresses how science supports OEC: http://www.christianpost.com/news/big-b ... ts-116363/

BTW, according to our pastor, the ELCA supports OEC, so tell Einar he's in good company..... :)
HTH!
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