What do I believe?
Defenders of Darwin (evolutionists) often reject me for being a Young Earth Creationist; but defenders of a young earth (creationists)
sometimes question me for not promoting a young earth. Both sides, I believe, are founded in some valid points, regardless of conclusions.
But rejecting my words by ridiculing my intelligence, or questioning my loyalty to the common creationist orthodoxy---they both reveal
passionate promotion of philosophies
more than dispassionate analysis
of the divergent points of view. Consider my defense, then judge
Like most active investigators of reports of living pterosaurs,
I promote the axiom of Biblical creationism. We defend
the Genesis account of creation and the worldwide Flood. We
believe in the God of Biblical miracles and in a recent life on earth, devoid of molecules-to-man evolution (GTE). But I believe that God has revealed truth in more scriptures than the books of the
Old Testament and the New Testament. One of those non-Biblical scriptures reveals that the "temporal" lifetime of this earth is seven
thousand years (I believe this includes the one thousand years of peace, the Millenium). Thus, with my
creationist associates, I am
subject to attack from defenders
of the General Theory of Evolution, for they attack the idea that life on earth may be only about
six thousand years old.
Like my Young-Earth-Creationist associates, I believe in the
saving grace of Jesus Christ. I believe in his
willing sacrifice that made possible his Resurrection and our salvation. The
coming of the Lord to this earth, however, I believe
what makes this planet unique in the universe. (Nothing in
the Bible suggests God never places life anywhere else; after all,
we who are his handiwork have placed life on the moon.) But why was this planet chosen for the birthplace of the Lord of all worlds,
glorious worlds beyond human counting? Perhaps
that question is best answered by Christ himself: If he had
performed miracles in wicked
cities of an earlier generation,
the wicked people would have repented and believed in him.
That's what he said. And perhaps there
is no other world in
the universe that would have first rejected miracles, healing saving miracles, and then unjustly, mercilessly
condemned to death the God of justice and mercy.
I believe in the Book of Moses account of creation: God answered Moses' request
for knowledge about the universe; but that answer was specifically about the creation of this
earth (and the view of the heavens from
this earth), not
about the creation of the universe. In other words, the first part of Genesis tells us about the beginning of this
earth and the appearance of the sun, moon, and stars from the point of view of this earth; it tells us nothing about galaxies and
other planetary systems or when other worlds were created.
By the grace of God, my associates and I are protected and assisted. And,
strange as our crytozoological quest may appear, we hope that the discovery of living pterosaurs will awaken some slumbering souls
who will discover that the God who saved species of dumb animals in the Ark can also save dumb humans in a wicked world. But we
need God to lead us.
on Umboi Island
By Jonathan D. Whitcomb
what would the discovery of a live pterosaur do to
the General Theory of Evolution?
. . . he finally videotaped . . . two lights on the top of a nearby
ridge . . . glowing
a little longer than the five-to-six-second glow of the Umboi Island ropen.
men soon realized that
it was no bird that started
to circle the clearing. It had
a tail “at least ten to fifteen feet long,”