A picture of the 2004 tsunami in Ao Nang, Krab...

2004 tsunami in Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Thailand.

There are some evolutionists who recognize that big, harmful events, called catastrophes [cuhtasstruh-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.

Portrait of Sir Charles Lyell (1797—1875).

Portrait of Sir Charles Lyell (1797—1875).

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!!

Flood in Znojmo (2006) 5

Flood in Znojmo (2006)

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

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!


Natural Historian · at

“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. ”
I understand the need to simplify for a non-scientific audience but these two sentences present inaccurate information. All people believe in some form of uniformitarianism, not just some scientists. I am sure that most creationsits would even say that Oxygen existed on the 6th day and was breathed by Adam and used to burn sugar to supply energy. If the laws of molecular interaction where not providentially upheld (and thus uniform) by God over time Adam and Eve would not be recognizable to us and the words use to describe them as eating and breathing would have no meaning. There are two types of uniformitarianism of which one was popularize by Lyell but actualism is also believed by all scientists today though it was not recognized for its importance in the past.

All basic laws are thought to be unchanging and creationists agree with this continuity but the rates at which processes occur can change and are understood to change. If there is less rain this year there will be less erosion. The act of erosion occurs in the same way past present and future the rate may vary greatly.

    creationscience4kids · at

    You’re quite right that I’m speaking in generalities here. If there was no rhyme or reason for the way things happen it would be impossible to study science at all.

    What I’m refering to in the overarching principle of the “present is the key to the past” (which I forgot to include in my post, sorry). What non-diluvians choose to believe is that there was never a world-wide flood catastrophe that made changes in the earth that today’s processes would take millions of years or could never accomplish.

    My goal is to have a top-notch blog here, so I apreciate your feedback very much. Thanks.

      creationscience4kids · at

      You might want to have a look at wikipedia’s Uniformitarianism page too. Especially the last paragraph before the bibliography. 🙂

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