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5 Strategies to be able to talk to your children about evolution vs. what the Bible says

This is a list to lay down the foundation to be able to discuss it with your kids.

1.Know that Science confirms the BibleYou may have heard “Science disproves the Bible.” That is not true. There is no contradiction between what is written in the Bible and the evidence of science. All scientists begin with the same information, ie. fossils. The contradiction begins with a scientist’s interpretation of the actual evidence. Data is either in the here and now - observable and testable, or it is in the past and is not directly observable and cannot be tested over and over. Unfortunately, a lot of scientists combine and intermingle the past with the present and come up with false assumptions. For example, a scientist studying the origins of the earth will assume that the age of the earth is millions or even billions of years old because based on previous theories, it would require such a long time for it to be true. Because we have not observed any evidence - which would make it scientifically testable - of animals transitioning into something else, scientists must assume that it takes so much time and that is why we can’t observe the evidence. But the Bible says that the origins of the earth began with God around 6,000 years ago. There is much evidence to support this fact. This is only the tip of the iceberg!

There is an almost complete absence of evidence of erosion or soil layers or the activity of living things (e.g., plant roots and burrow marks) at the upper surfaces of the various strata. This lack of evidence of erosion or of biological life shows that each stratum did not lie there for thousands or millions of years before the next layer was deposited.Polystrate fossils (usually trees, without roots or branches) cut vertically through more than one layer of different kinds of sedimentary rock (such as sandstone, limestone, or coal). The trees would have rotted and left no fossil evidence if they were slowly buried over thousands or millions of years. These fossils are strong evidence that the sediments that entomb them were deposited rapidly (in minutes, hours, days, or weeks).We observe bent or folded sedimentary layers (often more than one layer and kind of rock). In some instances, evolutionists claim that tens or hundreds of millions of years separate the two or more layers that are all bent the same way. There are several prominent examples in Grand Canyon, but this kind of evidence is found in other places around the world. Hard rock can be bent without cracking under great heat and pressure, but the process metamorphoses (changes the minerals and structure of) the rock. The bent or folded sedimentary layers often show no evidence of metamorphism and therefore strongly indicate that they were soft and wet when the earth movements that deformed them occurred.Fossils speak of very rapid burial and fossilization. For example, soft parts (e.g., jellyfish, animal manure, skin, and fins of fish) or large, fully articulated skeletons (e.g., whales or large dinosaurs such as T. rex) are preserved. We also find many creatures’ bodies contorted and some creatures fossilized in the stomachs of other creatures. There is also a growing number of reports of finding soft tissue, blood cells and other features in dinosaur fossils, that should not be there if those fossils are really more than 65 million years old. Evolutionists are finding this evidence, but so are creationists. See this book and DVD from scientists associated with the Creation Research Society, which not only explain what has been found but also refute the explanations that evolutionists are making to defend their belief in millions of years. All this evidence shows that these creatures were buried rapidly (in many cases even buried alive) and fossilized before scavengers, microbial decay, and erosional processes could erase the evidence. These are found all over the world and all through the various strata.The radiometric dating methods are based on those same naturalistic, uniformitarian, antibiblical assumptions used for interpreting all the other geological evidence, and there is plenty of published evidence proving that they do not give valid dates. Also, consider the arguments in the Radiometric Dating section of our web site. You cannot expect this icon of evolution to be overthrown in a few short paragraphs. May I also encourage you to reread Thousands . . . Not Billions. You appear to have mistakenly taken as conclusions the “Challenges for the Future” section, which details six unanswered questions requiring further scientific research. This section reflects the scientific honesty and modesty of the RATE researchers. The previous section of that concluding chapter (entitled “RATE findings”), however, summarizes the solid conclusions of their research, including that the isochron dates are totally untrustworthy (contrary to your faith in them). Furthermore, additional work has been done since the RATE research concluded. Consider Circular Reasoning in Dating Methods and Radioactive and Radiocarbon Dating, both DVD lectures are by geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling, one of the RATE researchers. Also consider the challenges that young-earth creationists like Dr. Snelling face because of evolutionist censorship and obstructions to research. This is reflected in the lawsuit that Dr. Snelling had to file in federal court against the Grand Canyon National Park and US Department of the Interior because of the park’s refusal to grant him a research permit to conduct some strategic research that potentially can strike a severe blow against old-earth thinking. (He was eventually granted that permit and is now in the process of laboratory analyses of the rock samples he collected in August 2017. He will publish the results of that geological research in the future.)

https://answersingenesis.org/creationism/young-earth/most-compelling-scientific-evidence-of-young-earth/

There’s also the accuracy of Biblical archaeology, geology confirms the Biblical account of how things were created, and evolution requires the addition of new genetic information which there is not enough evidence to support this theory.

2. Be the person that you want your kids to be. If you want your kids to have a close relationship with God, have a close relationship with God. If you want your kids to be faithful, be faithful. Live your faith out every day by the renewing of your mind and by walking in the spirit.

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

Evaluate each area of your life. Are you living godly? What are you watching on TV? What do you wear? Do you speak to your husband and others with respect? Do you respect authority?

3.Your children need to know that Jesus loves them and will guide them in lifeRemind them of John 3:16 and Roman’s 8:1. Kids are up against so much more today than we were growing up. They need faith, hope, love and the guidance of God’s word.

John 3:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

4.Keep actively aware of what’s going on in the worldKnow what’s being taught to your kids through TV, cable, social media, schools, etc. Your kids can be exposed to some awful stuff. Protect your family. Also know about things effecting our nation. UN Agenda 21 and UN Agenda 2030.https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/22267-un-agenda-2030-a-recipe-for-global-socialism

5.Keep an ongoing relationship and open discussions with themWhen you keep an ongoing relationship with your kids, you keep the doors open for discussion. They will feel comfortable sharing things with you that concern them. They will also be open to what you have to say.

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