Friday, August 22, 2014

Building "Memorials"

The Bible, especially the Old Testament, is strong on the theme of building memorials so as not to forget the mighty works of God. It repeatedly talks about teaching His works to our children, and it repeatedly displays the danger (and propensity) of turning from Him when generations pass that remember His works and new generations arise that don't.

I believe the flood of Noah is one of the greatest acts recorded in the Bible for us to never forget. I believe this for many reasons, a few of which are:
1. It is a reminder that God is holy and will not tolerate sin.
2. It is a foreshadowing of Christ, our ark of refuge.
3. It is the dominate geological vehicle by which we can explain topography around us and show there is no need to run from believing Genesis means what it clearly says in its young earth, six-day Creation account. (This is the primary area the Bible is being undermined in our culture, and from there natural doubt in the trustworthiness of the rest of the Bible often follows.)
4. Peter makes it clear in 2 Peter 3 that those who doubt the initial flood will be those who scoff at coming judgment (hence at a need for a Savior).
5. Jesus and other Bible authors refer to Genesis and the flood as literal and true and if they are wrong in that area we have basis to doubt them in other areas.

Along these lines our family is experiencing a growing passion for finding evidence for the flood, and we are stunned by how much is out there. Once we start looking and asking around we are seeing overwhelming evidence for catastrophic water movement, coverage, and force around the world. This is seen in planation surfaces that are not forming today but which display tremendous evidence of massive water presence and flow, folded sedimentary layers revealed in road cuts, and the billions of marine fossils found all over the world—from sea level to the tops of our highest mountains.

So . . . the other day, lest we forget the mighty works of God, we took advantage of our blessed privilege of homeschooling and taught the girls the basic of woodshop, tool uses and safety, etc., and then we built a shelf to display a few of the fossils and similar things we have that we have either found or purchased. I hope you enjoy the photographic display and share the day with us!

Blessings to all of you, and thanks for sharing in our life.   —Erick


  1. Who are those two ADORABLE girls? Hehehe. Thanks for doing this post, you are right, I did enjoy it. It really captures some fun times we have as a family. Thank you and I love you so much!

    Keep up the obsession! ;-P

    1. It was a special time and you two are very special to us! May you never lose your passion — obsession :) — for the evidence for the mighty works of God, and may you two all the days of your lives bear witness of His mighty works today!

    2. Passion dad, passion. I love you and thanks again for your encouragement and for bringing me up with good examples, and a creation point of view!

    3. You are so welcome. It is an honor, privilege, blessing, and joy to share life with you!

  2. Excellent idea, and fantastic job on the project!

    1. Thanks, Amy. You'll have to check it out next time you hit the Central Coast. And, believe it or not, we even had the garage workbench clean enough to work there! We love ya! Thanks for lovin' us and caring about our lives.


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