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There is a geological mystery in Earth's natural history at what is known as the Pleistocene - Holocene boundary. Science remains at a loss to explain the anomaly of an extraordinary body of evidence indicating global massive volcanism, gigantic tidal waves, seismic activity, large temperature swings, and mysterious mega fauna extinctions across the face of the Earth about 12,000 to 10,000 Radio Carbon years ago. It is no coincidence that the Bible at Genesis 1:2 describes the Earth as flooded, desolate, and in darkness in the timeframe closely corresponding to these catastrophic events in natural history.

Why the old "world that then was" ended, and why God made a new world and modern Man, requires a study into the ancient origins of Satan and the Angels. The Earth was originally established according to the Creator’s Intelligent Design and purpose. It has an ancient natural history that can be deciphered from the geologic record. It also has an equally important ancient spiritual history that can only be deciphered from the Bible. Knowledge of both is required to fully reconcile Geology and the Book of Genesis.

Gaines R. Johnson, Christian Geology 27 Comments [3/7/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Lunalelle

So close, yet so far... Alas.

3/8/2007 12:07:24 AM

anevilmeme

Christian Geology has to be the oxymoron of the month.

3/8/2007 12:51:38 AM

Osiris

Swing and a miss.

3/8/2007 2:03:18 AM

Old Viking

... requires a study into the ancient origins of Satan amd the Angels.

OK. You do the Angels and I'll do Satan.

3/8/2007 2:42:08 AM

Brian X

Apart from that one reference to Genesis 1:2, I don't think this guy gets anywhere near to anything resembling an orthodox Christian teaching.

Oh, 10K years ago? Hmmm... retreating glaciers, increasing human population hunting megafauna into extinction... not a clue.

3/8/2007 4:41:49 AM

Redhunter

Knowledge of both is required to fully reconcile Geology and the Book of Genesis.


And a whole lot of theologic spackle.

3/8/2007 8:38:08 AM

Prager

The first paragraph really caught my attention. The second made me wish I had a short attention span.

3/8/2007 8:52:45 AM

Tiny Bulcher

I'm not an expert on geology or palaeontology, but I know a bit, and I'm not aware of any such 'mystery' ... anybody heard of it?

3/8/2007 9:18:20 AM

Matilde

What they can surely explain is that the world was not made in six days and that snakes don´t speak. And they can trace back the origines of the modern man.

3/8/2007 11:11:44 AM

Mister Spak

\"Science remains at a loss to explain the anomaly of an extraordinary body of evidence indicating global massive volcanism, gigantic tidal waves, seismic activity, large temperature swings, and mysterious mega fauna extinctions across the face of the Earth about 12,000 to 10,000 Radio Carbon years ago.\"

The scientific explanation is that you pulled all this out of your ass. It didn't exist in the real world.

3/8/2007 1:59:16 PM

Malicious Bloke

when he says \"the world\", he actually means \"north america\". There was a period of increased glaciation in north america when the rest of the world was warming up after the last glacial maximum.

A whole load of species became extinct very quickly in that period. The rest of it is pretty much bollocks though

3/8/2007 2:05:29 PM

ed

Nope

3/8/2007 2:47:10 PM

flipper

Can't fundies keep their facts straight? I thiught the earth was suppossed to be 6000 years old according to the Bible, not 10000 to 12 000?

3/9/2007 2:54:48 AM

Godbuster

Ever wondered why you're never hired for a science position? It's because you're getting all your shit wrong!

4/21/2011 11:35:04 AM

Justanotheratheist

The only mystery here is how anybody old enough to type could believe such a pile of absolute, industrial grade hogwash.

4/22/2011 2:09:52 AM

Canadiest

Please stop pulling vauge references from geological studies about localized extinction events and claiming you have worldwide flood proof.

That ones not even in your Biblical area, at that timeframe in the middle East, Asia and Europe the evidence of massive argricultural advance is found.

4/22/2011 10:06:36 AM

Quantum Mechanic

With a little editing this might make crappy sci-fi.

5/8/2013 3:16:30 AM

anothga

Isn't Earth 6000 years old? What's with suddenly stating that it's 10000 years old?

5/8/2013 4:06:35 AM

Justanotheratheist

The very name Christian Geology makes me shudder and laugh and cry and headbutt my desk, in turn.

5/9/2013 6:05:24 AM

Charles

I must say that you wrote an excellent book when you wrote about the Gap Theory. I agree with this theory of biblical creationism. We live on an Old Earth; however, we were not made by evolution and are no relation to the ancient life forms found in the fossils. You are truly a scholar and Marshall University, founded by the Virginia Legislature before the Civil War, should be proud of you.

Charles E. Miller, Jr. BA in German, MA in Religion

6/30/2013 3:16:56 PM

Charles

I wish to say one other thing. Those who are non-Christians should not be rude to our host. Be polite and express a respectable opinion. I am an educated Methodist Christian and proud of it. One day I will be absent from the body and present with the Lord (II Corinthians 5:6-8). I would advise non-Christians to reconsider their opinions. One day it will be too late!

6/30/2013 3:26:04 PM

Kanna

There is no such thing as "reconciling geology with Genesis". They will both suffer from the comparison.

12/6/2017 7:46:21 PM

Adey

"I would advise non-Christians to reconsider their opinions. One day it will be too late!"

And again the threat of an eternity of being tortured by an "all-loving" god!

12/7/2017 1:23:13 AM

Swede

Massive extinction is pretty common at the boundaries between different epochs, aren't they?
That's kinda why we separate time into different epochs... It's not like some deity said one morning some 11500 years ago, with a thunderous voice, "FROM TODAY IT'S THE HOLOCENE PERIOD!".

Christian fundies usually say Earth is 6000 years ago. Now suddenly the "timeframe" is twice as long...

The ancient geological record of Earth is about 4 billion years, not 11500 years. It's as futile to reconcile geology and Genesis as it is to reconcile geology and The Hobbit. Or rather even more futile; the Hobbit probably comes closer to actual nature, than the Bible does.

12/7/2017 5:56:41 AM

Canadiest

That was covered in exhaustive detail in chapter four of 'Shit Happens'.

Here's an excerpt:
Shit Happens, get over it.

You'd do well to get a copy and read it, especially Chapter one.

Here's an excerpt from that:
Nothing stays the same, the only constant is that things change over time and shit never stops happening.

12/7/2017 6:16:17 AM

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