History Channel and 2 Peter 3:5-7

5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. ~ 2 Peter 3:5-7

I love the History Channel. I'm always delighted to learn something new and they rarely fail to impress me with their shows. Today is no exception. I'm watching the "New York" episode of How the Earth Was Made. They've shown Pangaea and the theory of how "a global volcanic disaster" separated North and South America from Europe and Africa and the similarity of rocks on each side of the Atlantic and observed that New York and Morocco were likely neighboring regions in Noah's earlier days. They've explored the basaltic rock as evidence that massive volcanic activity was instrumental in separating the earth into multiple continents resulting in the Atlantic Ocean. They've considered the effects of glaciers and catastrophic floods that followed the volcanic eruptions and the great concentrations of boulders, mammoths and other animal fossils as evidence of all of this activity. And still the conclusion is, "... over millions of years ...".

As a young earth creationist, I am on the one hand dismayed that they can so blatantly ignore and even deny the words of the living God that easily explain that these things are all evidence of the great flood of God's judgment. And on the other hand, my faith in the voracity of Scripture is enlarged and I am exhilarated to think of God's simultaneous wrath in destroying man and grace in preserving him.

Out of curiosity I did a quick web search for Pangaea and noticed that the generally assumed configuration is almost an elliptical. Recalling some Christian scientific theory that I've hear somewhere along the way that Pangaea was actually a floating mega island (explaining the role of the waters of the deep breaking up), I allowed myself to imagine ... At creation, could the earth have been almost like the 17th green at Sawgrass, without the causeway connection? Maybe it was similar to the Oriental decorative islands that I've seen in Chinese gardens only on a worldwide scale? How beautiful it must have been! However it was at creation, I suppose the earth today pales by comparison and I am thrilled at the prospect of its restoration to original glory.

What a God we have! His power and the glory of His creation is too wonderful for me! Praise Him for His excellent works! Praise Him for His might and creativity! Praise Him for His wrath and His grace! Praise the Lord!

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Amen to that!

We've been watching a DVD at church on Sunday evenings called God of Wonders. I don't recall who exactly put it out, but John Whitcomb narrates on it frequently... but Ken Ham and lots of other guys make appearances. Nice thing about it is all the fantastic footage of plants and animals. Lots of time lapse and use of computer animation for molecular stuff... very well done. I think watching it even without audio would make the average person think (at some level) "There's just no way all this could have simply happened by a series of accidents."
It's by far the best creation resource I've ever seen.
It's also not a polemic against evolution... but I think it works better than most of those in "answering" evolutionary theory.

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