“As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests and their prophets, saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth…but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.”
Rocks, especially on high mountains, seem so solid and permanent by human standards that it is easy to believe that they have been there for millions of years. We can also be deceived into believing those evolutionary claims that rock formations represent millions or billions of years of Earth history.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors to natural caves are told by the guides that the stalactites and stalagmites growing within the cave represent thousands to even millions of years of natural growth. Like many other evolutionary claims, this one is easy to disprove. Stalactites are said by evolutionists to require a century to grow one inch. Yet, foot-long stalactites have been found in coal mines in the lime-rich area of Newcastle, Australia. The mines in which these are found are less than 40 years old. Similar examples can be found even in some of the older subway tunnels right under our city streets!
Our Creator God warns us many times about looking to nature as our source of knowledge and truth. Unfortunately, when we think that nature itself is able to correct His Word, we are guilty of the same idolatry that atheistic evolutionists commit. Yet, our gracious Creator continually reminds us He is there, waiting to forgive us, for the sake of His Son, Jesus Christ, on our behalf.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, You were the Instrument of our creation and You are the Word made flesh. Cleanse our hearts of all thinking which would replace You with what You have made, and grant us Your Spirit to make a strong witness for Your Word. Amen.
John Mackay. “Fossil Bolts and Fossil Hats.” Creation Ex Nihilo, Vol. 8. Nov., p. 10. Photo: Witch’s Finger stalagmite in Carlsbad Caverns.