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Believe: Dino Carvings – Sat – 21-11-06



Do you remember the film Jurassic Park? I do. I’d known about Tyrannosaurus Rex. But that film introduced me to Velociraptors. I know it is fiction, but the film made me very thankful that dinosaurs are not living today! Can you imagine going to a wilderness area and having to keep watch to avoid a t-rex? Bears are bad enough!

Evolution tells us that millions of years before humans, dinosaurs became extinct. However, the evidence is not so clear.

Consider the following:*

  1. A Cambodian temple erected in 1186 A.D. – that’s 600 years before any dinosaur fossil dig – has a carving that looks just like a Stegosaurus.
  2. At the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah, rock carvings and paintings believed to be made by the Anasazi Indians between 500 and 1500 years ago include a painting that looks like a Brontosaurus.
  3. Artifacts from Acambaro, Mexico include hundreds of figurines that are easily identified as Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Iguanodon, Brachiosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  4. In Peru, Inca carvings from 500-1500 A.D. depict pterosaurs, including details like dermal frills or spines. It wasn’t until 1922 that fossil records were discovered of dermal frills. How could ancient Indians depict them, if they’d never seen them?

This evidence strongly suggests that the dates given for humans and dinosaurs in order to support evolution should be viewed with suspicion. I think I’ll just trust the Bible on this topic!


*Victoria Rowbottom, “DINOSAURS AND HUMANS – DID THEY CO-EXIST?” The Creation Club, 2015, https://thecreationclub.com/dinosaurs-and-humans-did-they-co-exist/.

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Believe: Rock Layers – Thu – 21-11-04



Have you ever been in a natural history museum or science center and felt your faith challenged? The Bible says God created the earth in six days. Museum displays say animals evolved over millions of years. Where do they get the age for the fossils in the museum? Usually from the age of the rock. How do we get the age of a rock? From the geologic column. Do you remember it from your science textbooks? It was a chart of rock layers. The oldest, lowest rock layer had no fossils. Then layers with simple fossils are on top, followed by other layers with increasingly complex animal fossils. The entire set of layers is called the geologic column.

But you shouldn’t let it challenge your faith. Did you know these facts about the geologic column?*

  1. It does not exist anywhere on earth as depicted in textbooks.
  2. Layers are often missing in nature, for example the Grand Canyon only has half the layers.
  3. Layers are often out of order, supposedly older rock often sits on top of younger rock.
  4. Fossils are found in the wrong layer, occasionally with fossils that are supposed to be separated by hundreds of millions of years.
  5. Fossils are found crossing through layers.

Clearly, the geologic column is not a rock solid way to date fossils! So, enjoy the museum and marvel at the creatures God created!


*Scott M. Huse, The Collapse of Evolution, (Grand Rapids, Baker Book House, 1983), p. 9-16.

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Believe: The Odds – Tue – 21-11-02



Why should we believe Jesus is from God? There are a lot of reasons. One is fulfilled prophecy. Over 60 different prophecies were made about Jesus, some hundreds of years before his birth. For many, Jesus did not have control over them, such as where he was born, who his ancestors were and how he died. Yet Jesus fulfills the prophecies. Was it just coincidence? Far from it! The odds of Jesus fulfilling just 48 of the prophecies has been calculated. But before we talk about that, we need to understand the number trillion.

Do you know how big a trillion is? It is the favorite number of the current U.S. government for spending. It seems they always want to spend a trillion or two more. So, how much money is a trillion dollars? If you spent a million dollars every day since Jesus was born, you would not yet have spent a trillion dollars!1 A trillion is a big number!

So, now let’s talk about the odds of Jesus fulfilling 48 of the 60 prophecies about him by chance. That number has been calculated as 1 chance in 10 to the 147th power2. That is 1 chance in 10 million, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion! Talk about a big number! Talk about the odds! Jesus’ fulfillment of prophecy did not happen by chance! God made it happen!


  1. Scott Leonard, “Leonard: Why I believe Jesus rose from the dead,” Vail Daily, April 20,2019,  <https://www.vaildaily.com/opinion/leonard-why-i-believe-jesus-rose-from-the-dead/, quoting from Josh McDowell, More Than a Carpenter.
  2. Amit Agarwal, “Visualizing a Trillion: Just How Big That Number Is?” Digital Inspiration, March 9, 2009, https://www.labnol.org/internet/visualize-numbers-how-big-is-trillion-dollars/7814/.

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Believe: Witnesses – Fri – 21-06-04



Imagine serving on a jury. You have the testimony of one witness that the defendant committed the crime. Do you convict? Well, maybe. It depends on what you believe about the truthfulness of the witness and his or her motivation. Now, imagine you had the testimony of two or three independent witnesses saying the same thing. I think you’d agree, this makes it easier to convict. The more sources, the more assurance we have the true story.

So what about Jesus? Did he really live? Was he really crucified? Do we only have the testimony of his followers? Actually, we have several non-Christian sources that tell us Jesus lived. All of these sources wrote within 100 years of Jesus’ crucifixion. Here are some of them:

  • Josephus, a Jewish historian, refers to James, “the brother of Jesus, called the Christ.”
  •  Tacitus, a Roman historian, refers to Christ and his crucifixion by Pontius Pilate
  • Suetonius, another Roman historian, wrote about Emperor Claudius expelling Jews from Rome because of disturbances that involved Chrestus, a Latin variant of “Christ.”
  • The Talmud, a Jewish document, refers to Yeshu, a form of the name “Jesus.”
  • Pliny the Younger, a Roman governor ruling in areas that are now Turkey, wrote a letter about those who worship Christus, another Latin variant of “Christ.”

You see, we have more than just two or three non-Christian sources that speak of Jesus. There are eleven. Rest assured, Jesus is real.


*”Sources for the historicity of Jesus,” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sources_for_the_historicity_of_Jesus

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