"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

The Cataclysmic World that We All Call Home

It's not my intention to frighten those who read this post. Intentionality aside, I am sure that a few of you who read what follows will find it hard to sleep tonight.

We live in a world where natural cataclysms are the norm.

By cataclysms, I mean continent-cracking, life-losing, empire-ending geophysical eruptions of volcanic, tectonic, and stellar activity.

The lie propagated by government scientists and state educators is uniformitarianism. Evolution, atheism, and humanism are all built on this philosophy which  states "no swift and radical change in nature has taken place in the past because nothing like it is observable in the present." 

According to the uniformitarian, the world slowly - over billions and billions of years - experiences changes in the landscape, climate, and environment through the slow and uniform forces of nature. Mountains were formed eons ago. Seas were filled millions of years ago.

Slowly...slowly...slowly...the world evolves.

Not so fast! (Pardon the pun.)

Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky was a brilliant scholar, linguist, anthropologist and scientist who died in 1979. In seven epic books, Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval, the three-volume Ages in Chaos, Mankind in Amnesia, and Stargazers and Gravediggers, Velikovsky shows that worldwide, earth-shattering catastrophes are the norm.

Nature will often suddenly, violently and cataclysmically shake the world. Velikovsky irrefutably showed how these cataclysms occurred in ancient history (ex. 23rd Century B.C., 15th Century B.C., 8th Century B.C. etc.) and how they are likely to happen again in the future.

Charles Darwin, the father of uniformitarianism, denied continental catastrophes but admitted in a private letter that the extinction of mammoths in Siberia "was for him an insoluble problem" (Whitley: Journal of the Philosophical Societ of Great Britain, XII (1910), p. 56).

You see, the mammoths froze instantly.

In 1831/1832 Darwin sailed around the shoreline of South America.  He kept a diary. After examining massive amounts of fossilized bones belonging to extinct mammals, Darwin wrote:
"Certainly, no fact in the long history of the world is so startling as the wide and repeated exterminations of its inhabitants." (Charles Darwin: Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World, dated January 9, 1834)
Darwin's uniformitarianism gave him no answer for the massive, sudden and violent changes in landscape and climate that exterminated whole species.

Uniformitarians find it difficult to answer why there are seashells on the summit of Everest, a place where even eagles and birds can't fly and only recently has man's foot stepped? If sea urchins were deposited billions of years ago on Everest, why are they still extant and not dust? Uniformitarians struggle with explaining how hippopotamus bones, elephant bones, and the bones of other mammals not native to England are found in caves there? It's impossible for a uniformitarian to explain why there's fossilized wood and other weird plant life in Antartica. What's going on in the world?

Velikovsky explains. He states:
"The origin of new species from old are caused by the processes that can be duplicated in laboratories - by excessive radiation or some other irritant in abnormal doses, thermal or chemical, all of which must have taken part in natural catastrophes of the past, and could have played a role in building new species, as the case of new plants in the bomb craters appears to indicate. 
Great catastrophes of the past accompanied by electrical discharges and followed by radioactivity could have produced sudden and multiple mutations of the kind achieved today by experimenters, but on an immense scale. The past of mankind, and of the animal and plant kingdoms, too, must now be viewed in the light of the experience of Hiroshima and no longer from the portholes of the Beagle." 
Velikosvky, a close friend to Albert Einstein, showed in his book Worlds in Collision how Venus is relative newcomer to the planetary orbital system and that civilizations across the world recorded massive natural catastrophes during the 15th century B.C. as Venus passed in close proximity to earth.

Velikosvky brilliantly shows in Earth in Upheaval how the geological layers of the earth and massive mountain ranges with fish on top can only be explained by massive earth splitting, fountains of waters rising from the deep caused massive tsunamis, tectonic plates shoved into each other raising seabeds into mountain ranges, and the creation of  new oceans vast deserts during the 23rd century B.C.

Atheists, evolutionists, and humanists hated Velikovsky. Carl Sagan would often lie about Dr. Velikovsky to humiliate him publicly. Educators banned him.

But science keeps vindicating Velikosvky, including NASA's research in 1963 that proved Venus temperature and gases were precisely what Velikosvky said they would be if Venus was a newcomer to the planetary orbital system.

Velikosvky was brilliant. He was not a Christian. He was a scholar of the infinite degree.

Others may comment on this post and call Dr. Velikosvky a quack and a pseudo-scientist. Dr. Einstein considered him a genius.

The inventor of radio-carbon dating, when shown by Velikosvky the errors of assumption made in the initial research, was unable to dispute Velikosvky because he didn't know as much as Velikosvky and admitted such.

What's the point?

Simply this. If the world is indeed a chaotic place, with a history of cataclysms that destroyed empires and changed the face of the earth, then one should expect such cataclysms in the future normal. Add mankind's new technologies into the equation, and the chances of a future cataclysm on earth only rise.

So if Yellowstone explodes and covers the United States in darkness for decades, it's not the end of the world, it's only the world being the world.

And if the west coast of America falls into the sea and a new coastline is formed in Utah, that event will only be the world being the world.

And if a manmade nuclear explosion occurs (again) and kills millions, it will only be a continuation of the chaos that has come to this world since the fall of man.

This is the cataclysmic world we call home.

That for which we all can be thankful is the knowledge that the One who Created the world will always remain in charge, fulfilling His good purposes.
"Disaster will come upon disaster...(for) only by His word the present heavens and earth are reserved"  (Ezekiel 7:26; II Peter 3:7). 
Happy Thanksgiving!

10 comments:

Bob Cleveland said...

Joseph Garlington once said ... referring as I recall to "cessationists", that some believe that "If it hasn't happened to them, then it doesn't happen". Perhaps that gene tells some people that if they haven't seen it happen, then it must not happen.

Methinks that such attitudes are the ultimate underestimation of God Himself.

Anonymous said...

Read the Velikovsky Affair by Alfred de Grazia. It show how unscientific, petty, and envious "scientists" can be. Online free. http://www.grazian-archive.com/quantavolution

It is too bad that Velikovosky did not live to comment on global warming.

Christiane said...

I am not knowledgeable about Velikovsky, I admit, but I have noticed in LITERATURE, some references to what is called 'genetic memory', the unconscious memory human persons may carry that contain within them some remnant of the past which their ancestors experienced.

One example is found in the exquisite writing of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (of 'The Yearling' fame):
" We cannot live without the Earth or apart from it, and something is shrivelled in a man's heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men"
(Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

In my own family, we had a beloved aunt who, though raised Catholic, had taken to a love of nature for her religion and found in the hills and mountains and valleys of western Massachusetts, a 'more peaceful world' to pray to God. I had a conversation about our aunt with my cousin Anne who wondered, if in the family that had lived in Canada, there might have been (as was rumored) some Indian ancestry that had intermarried with our French-Canadian forebears in the earliest time of French settlers, and that in was this native American ancestry that nourished our Aunt's attachment to nature. We agreed that there was something present in our aunt's nature that came alive in the forests by the lakes of that beautiful area near Pioneer Valley and Deerfield and the Mohawk Trail. I used the term 'genetic memory', not realizing that it might have some bearing in the way we ARE connected to our forebears subconsciously . . . . maybe surfacing as it seemed in my aunt's deep love for the natural areas she was drawn to, but also to those 'longings' people have of places they have never been . . . a kind of 'deja vu' experience. :)

I know we are made of the elements that were forged in the stars and are found in the Earth itself: iron, calcium, oxygen, etc.;
but in our DNA, do we carry 'memories' which come back to us in the many shared myths and legends of our human kind? I like to think there is something to that. At least from a literary point of view, it seems we are all of us drawn to certain things in this world that nourish who we are as persons.

Do I agree with the scientific ideas of Veliskovsky?
No. But I can understand that in 'myth' and 'legend', in the 'shadowlands' of CS Lewis, and in the core integrity of my aunt's need for those forests and lakes, that there must be something of a 'genetic' connection.

In the faith, we hold to the Body of Christ in the sense of the Communion of Saints, and that connection is through Christ Himself where all who were baptized in Him share a link with one another. I would extend our human connection with one another to all of humanity, because of the event of the Incarnation. And surely, we are held in being by Christ Himself, as is all of Creation.

Connections, genetic or otherwise, and in the deep sanctuary of our moral consciences . . . of course we share something of the recognition of what is good and of course we share a revulsion for what is evil.

God is the Creator of all that is seen and unseen. And He maintains it from moment to moment in being.

Christiane said...

Cataclysmic change? or Creation in the process of naturally unfold?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJYiH1mRT6g

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

Dictionary: “A lie is a statement made by one who does not believe it.”

On that basics “The lie propagated by government scientists…” should read: The untruth propagated by government scientists…

So maybe the old saying: “If you believe that, I’ve got some ocean front property in Arizona” may be true someday. :)

CHRISTIANE,

You said, “I know we are made of the elements that were forged in the stars and are found in the Earth itself: iron, calcium, oxygen, etc.”

Don’t you know Adam was made from dirt and Eve was made from ‘refined dirt”? :)

Anonymous said...

Growing up oilfield geology was common meal time talk.

Just for your consideration. If eons ago the continents were together and mankind was upon that continent (Pangea) the flood of Noah could easily have happened exactly as Genesis states. And those fossils on top of Mt Everest would have been laid down on soil not much above sea level. Only when the continent split to form many, and with the movement thrusting up mountains (go to the area around Evanston Wy to see some overthrusting) would Everest reach for the sky.

Getting rid of both YEC and today's crop of fact twisting uniformitarians in the world of science and most things we see are very easily explained by science without diverging from the Bible.

Or so it seems to me:)

Linda

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

Old Topic J.M. Carroll; Trail of Blood
I believe his book was rejected by the ‘powers that be’ because he referred to the author of Third John as an elder and NOT the apostle John.

This link
http://baptistbecause.com/Tracts/TrailBlood.pdf
has 16 pages of his book which has 48 scripture references and 20 historical records, books, etc by other people.

Third John:

“…traveling teachers…have told the church…I wrote to the church about this, but Diotrephes who loves to be the leader, refuses to have anything to do with us. When I come, I will report some of the things he is doing and the evil accusations he is making against us. Not only does he refuse to welcome the traveling teacher, he also tells others not to help them. And when they do help, he puts them out of the church.” (3 John 1:3-10 NLT)

“… proud Diotrephes…does not admit my authority over him and refuses to listen to me.” (3 John 1:9 Living Bible)

Facts to nail down:

1. Who were the two churches mentioned.
“told the church”, “wrote to the church”, and "I will report" is probably the large church of Jerusalem.

The other church must be small since one person could put a person out.

2. Who were the “traveling teachers” and what were they teaching?

Paul said this about some teachers: “…Some so-called Christians there—false ones , really, …sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom we have in Christ Jesus They wanted to enslave us and force us to follow their Jewish regulations. “ (Galatians 2:4)

Paul said, “Let God’s curse fall on anyone…who preaches a different kind of Good News…” (Galatians 1:8) Diotrephes may be the first person that put Paul’s advice into action.

3. Who wrote Third John?
The first line states: ‘This letter is from John the elder.
Would a person come nearer saying Evil about an apostle or an elder?
I believe Carroll gets in trouble by stating on page 10:

“These great churches necessarily had many preachers or elders (Acts 20:17). Some of the bishops or pastors began to assume authority not given them in the New Testament. They began to claim authority over other and smaller churches. THEY, WITH THEIR MANY ELDERS, BEGAN TO LORD IT OVER GOD’S HERITAGE (III JOHN 9). Here was the beginning of an error which has grown and multiplied into many other seriously hurtful errors. Here was the beginning of different orders in the ministry running up finally to what is practiced now by others as well as Catholics. Here began what resulted in an entire change from the original democratic policy and government of the early churches. This irregularity began in a small way, even before the close of the second century. This was possibly the first serious departure from the New Testament church order.”

Rex Ray said...

Carroll wrote, “The Apostle John according to history was boiled in a great cauldron of oil.”

“…then Jesus told them, [James and John] you will indeed drink from my bitter cup and be baptized with my baptism of suffering.” (Mark 10:39)

Doesn’t sound like living to old age 90-95 AD when Third John was written. James was the first apostle to be killed.

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

Hey! You can’t leave us with the world going to blown to pieces. :)

I feel like you’re the guy that gave an apple every day, and now we EXPECT it. Another :)

Maybe we should take up a collection. No joke. I mean people pay money for an education and what they enjoy.

How about a check made out to you and sent to your church?

Wade Burleson said...

Rex,

Laughing. You are the king of allegory. I love your comments and your sense of humor.

Of course I will take a check.

:)

Merry Christmas!