There are some evolutionists who recognize that big, harmful events, called catastrophes [cuh-tass-truh-fees] must have happened around the world because of how it looks. But most evolutionists believe in something called Uniformitarianism [uniform-ih-tare-ian-ism]. This theory says that the world has always worked the same way and everything we see can be explained by the kinds of things that happen now. In other words “the present is the key to the past.” Here’s what the Apostle Peter has to say about that: “and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:” II Peter 3:4-6.
If you go HERE you can read about Darwin and Sir Charles Lyell, the scientist who made the theory of uniformitarianism popular. Near the bottom it says something like this (translated into English for you): Scientists like to hear things that agree with what they already believe. They didn’t want to hear about catastrophes because it sounded too much like Noah’s flood, so they’ve ignored the evidence as long as they can. Now they only admit terrible things have happened in certain areas when they have no other choice.
Evolutionists will never be able to completely let go of Uniformitarianism because that is the only way they can look at rocks, ice and minerals and claim that they are millions of years old. If things changed really fast at some time in the past they could show great age without truly being old. If that were real, then the methods scientists use to tell how old something is can’t be trusted, and that could mean… the Bible might just be true!!
Biblical Creationism says that there was an original climate, land formations and oceans, but they were washed away by a world-wide flood. The Bible says that the heavens rained for forty days and at the same time great underground chambers of water were cracked open, destroying everything that breathed on the whole surface of the earth. These waters kept rising for 6 months and then were slowly washed back into the shape of oceans and water systems that we see today. Lots more on this in later posts!
Jesus said: Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:35
For more, check out Ernie Carresco of ICR’s post: The Present is the Key to the Past