Part 3 of Series Introduction.
The sun is shrinking are the words I heard as I tuned into Creation in the 21st Century for the first time. I did not catch the entire program, but this statement grabbed my attention. I do not remember the exact comment, but I do remember host and scientist Carl Baugh saying something like even 200,000 years ago the earth would have been too hot to support life. After this initial exposure, the program became one of my favorites and I watched it on a regular basis for several years on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network).
Shortly thereafter, I ordered through the Creation Evidence website / Baugh's ministry, a book titled Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis R. Peterson. I am so very certain God put this book directly into my lap, almost literally. With the Holy Spirit's leading while reading through this book, I became convinced that the Creation Account of six literal days 6,000 years ago is true and accurate. Included among much evidence in the book is a discussion on the shrinking of the sun summarized as follows:
The Sun Is Shrinking- A news wire report of March 23, 1980, made the surprising statement:
"The sun's diameter appears to have been decreasing by about one tenth percent per century!"
According to Peterson, scientists have been observing the sun for over a hundred years. The rate of the decrease in size is variable, but on the lean side the average is something like four hundredths of a percent per century. In other words, every hour the sun is shrinking about two feet. Two feet an hour doesn't seem like much when you consider the sun is about 840,000 miles in diameter.
If you believe the sun's age is only 6,000 years there's no problem. In that time the sun will have shrunk only about 2.4 percent. Living on earth has been and is quite fine. But, if you believe the earth and the sun have been around for nearly five billion years, you've got a problem. If the sun existed 250,000 years ago it would have been double its present diameter. At that size with the Earth at its present distance from the sun, it would be too hot on earth for life to exist. Thirty million years ago the sun's surface would be touching the earth!
As far as researchers can measure, there is no reason not to think this rate of shrinkage, or something close to it, has been consistent since the origin of the sun. Astronomers also admit that stars much larger than the present size of our sun burn hotter and shrink faster than the sun.
From the pure simple evidence it is clear that life would have been totally impossible on earth even a million years ago. Perhaps, the truth is the sun and earth are about 6,000 years old just as the Bible tells us.
The first physical evidence that was brought to my attention was this shrinking of the sun. In this series I will be sharing a substantial amount of physical evidence in support of a literal interpretation of the Creation Account.
Expose The Work of Satan
Much of my attention has been drawn to and focuses on exposing the work of Satan since the Holy Spirit spoke this assignment to me on October 27, 2001:
Minister to (His) children; Focus on the young (in Christ); These little ones will become lights in the darkness; Expose the work of Satan; Focus on eternity; Evangelistic in nature; Far reaching; Five years.
On October 2, 2001, I committed the rest of my life to Jesus. When my spirit was quickened and the Holy Spirit took up residence in me, I felt a sense of urgency. I sensed there was something Jesus wanted me to do. So I prayed earnestly and about three weeks later the Holy spirit spoke within me this assignment, which I have shared in other blogs. But, I have not shared what the Holy Spirit spoke the next afternoon. He instructed me on how this was to be accomplished.
The spoken instruction was: Lay a foundation; Gather materials; Write; Recruit others; Develop methods.
There has been an almost natural attraction to certain areas. I know the Holy Spirit is responsible for this focus. The assignment and instructions were the first of three revelations concerning the work Jesus has prepared in advance for me to do. He has drawn me to three specific areas. One of these being the deceptive distortion of the Creation Account of the foundational book of Genesis in God's Word. As believers, we do not comprehend fully the damage being done because so many do not take the simplicity of Genesis 1 as literal accurate truth. God gave this account directly to Moses and it was recorded for the benefit of mankind.
After receiving this assignment and being exposed to evidence supporting the Creation Account, I worked at gathering materials. I have a substantial library consisting of books, written materials, videos and DVDs. In addition, when I operated a ministry, I put together a display on the Creation Account and the Worldwide Flood Account that was on display for about five years.
In my next blog, I am going to share my experience when I read the evidence concerning the ape to man debate. Then, I will start going through each day of the Creation week beginning with a discussion on God and Angels prior to the creation of the heavens and the earth for mankind.
Very recently, I read my first e-book. The book centered on discussing the phrase spoken by God in Genesis 3:11 "Who told thee that thou wast naked?" When Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, their eyes were opened to evil. Their act of disobedience gave Satan permission and access to influencing their minds and now influencing our minds.
As we move through this series, it would be good to ask this question "Who told you." Ask this question when you lean toward believing something other than what Scripture directly tells us. "Who told you." Was it Satan or was it God?
Believe God's Word, not mans' word!
Sister Dorothy-I am looking forward to this series as well! God's Word is 100% True! Yes-believe God's Word! Thanks for sharind and God Bless you richly, my friend! Dave
Sister Dorothy, sounds like a interesting series . Yes, I choose to believe God's words and what God says, never believe what the world says. Thanks for sharing
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