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Evangelical pastors strongly believe in creationism, but differ on the age of the earth

Evangelical pastors strongly believe in creationism, but differ on the age of the earth

Genesis in Bible and FlagAccording to LifeWay Research's survey of 1,000 American Protestant pastors, the majority believe in the biblical creation story and 74 percent strongly agree that Adam and Eve were literally the very first human beings who lived on earth.  As to the idea that God used evolution to create humankind, 64 percent strongly disagreed and 8 percent somewhat disagreed.

The respondents were almost evenly divided about the age of the earth.

Those having the strongest belief in creationism and a 6,000 year old earth came from the southern states and were Evangelical rather than Mainline Protestants.

On his American Family Association radio program, Buster Wilson expressed his pleasure that so many Protestants believe that there was a literal Adam and Eve.  "So that's encouraging for us who believe the Bible," he remarked after reading the survey results.  "It's encouraging to learn that pastors overwhelmingly still believe that the story in the Bible is true."


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  • Jean-Francois Morf

    NOAH'S ARK, fossilized, 39°26' 26.26"N 44°14'5.3"E

    Noah's Ark landing place and lost city of Naxuan: Noah's family lived for long in the ark, and his progeny created Naxuan. A village built with the trees they had to fall for cultivating cereals. After a long time, the ark burned, and the villagers filled the ark with soil, first in order to stop the fire, and then in order that the thief could no more rob parts from of the holy ark.

    Noah's Ark Visitor Center, and Ark, to see on Google maps at: (copy paste)
    39°26' 26.26"N 44°14'5.3"E

    Scientist found unexpected structure with geo radar, deep into Noah's Ark: the tear, downside the ark, is due to stupid scientist using black powder to search for wood. They found no wood, because the ark wood is petrified, fossilized, transformed into stone. No carbon 14 anymore for dating: only the timbers form remains. Density and conductivity variations can be seen with the underground radar. Nobody awaited a pool in the middle of the boat. This pool allowed light from under water to illuminate inside the totally closed boat. The pool allowed to pilot the anker/rudder stones from above, and the piston effect of the up and down water level in the pool changed the air in the almost hermetic boat…

    Petrified beams, photographed just after the earthquake of 1978, that released one side of the ark from the adjacent soil, but before the erosion let the fossilized structure disappear:

    Deck support timber, laminated wood, petrified, showing the 3 layers of wood, originally glued with bitumen (Kopher = waterproof in hebrew):

    Where the deck support timber has been found, on the surface of Noah's ark:

    Where Iron parts has been detected, in the deepness of Noah's ark:

    One of many iron rivets, fossilized, found in the ark:

    With writing not yet invented (invented 4 KYear BC= 6 KYears BP), the techniques that had allowed the building of Noah's ark (meteorite iron casting and forging, rivets, laminated wood, glued with bitumen, triangulated construction (like high voltage lines), etc, disappeared after the flood. (Iron was rediscovered 1,3 KYears BC = 3,3 KYears BP). Noah was probably filthy rich like a Gaddafi, possessing the bitumen, wood, and steel industries, but holding these technics for his family. Wood can also fossilize very quickly: wood piles under Venice are already fossilized!

    Ark model, with internal stabilization pool, allowing to throw the garbages into the sea. Explanation how the boat stabilizing anchor stones where used:

    Anchor/stability/rudder stone from Noah's ark:
    (Crosses has been engraved, but after JC: one big for Noah, all others for Noah's 3 sons, 4 legal wives, many sexual slaves…)

    Noah died 950 lunar month old (not 950 years!) Noah's Ark construction needed 120 lunar month, (not 120 years). Noah was 480 lunar month old when he began Holy Ark construction, and 600 lunar month old when the flood came. After the flood, he lived in the holy ark in the new village of Naxuan, with his 3 sons, their 4 legal wives, and probably 33 sexual slaves, of different colors. Genetically speaking, all current females are descending from no more then 37 different mitochondrial eves. Noah took with him probably only his farm animals, that followed him into the ark, and that he released after the flood on the "island" of Naxuan. He landed on the only place that had no forest, but this place had no tree because it was not stable, so the ark slowly slipped, from 7'400 feet to 6'200 feet (over actual sea level). Noah family lived for long in the ark in Naxuan, until the ark burned. There was not enough water to extinguish the burning bitumen covered laminated wood, so Noah's village throw soil onto the burning ark. The burned holy ark looked pitiful, like a dead fish skeleton. And often peoples, despite being Noah's progeny, stole parts of the holy ark. So the Naxuan villagers throw much more soil on the ark, until the robbery stopped. So the conditions happened for the fossilization of the ark wood. The robberies began again in 1960, when scientists discovered the holy ark again: they took black powder explosive to search for wood, (!) and stole everything they could! Most scientist try to destroy the ark, because they want no remaining proof that anything in the Bible could be true!

    How could a deluge scientifically be explained, that transported the ark from Mesopotamia to Ararat:

    Just imagine a free lost moon, (billions moons exists in our galaxy) coming from nowhere and going nowhere, just missing to collide earth at north pole, but creating a huge Km thick tide on earth, from south to north, taking the ark from Babel to Ararat…

    But how could we scientifically explain so heavy rains as told in the deluge story? Well, earth oscillate every 100'000 years between most Carbon in the atmosphere as CO2 (Present) and most Carbon in the oceans deepnesses, as methane hydrate (glaciation, 18'000 years Before Present = 16'000 years Before Christ. Many animal species (Google: La Brea), but also Homo floresiensis (Google), have disappeared 16 KYears BC, so a world wide flood could really be the cause of all these unexplained extinctions !

    As you see, the beginning of the 4 last global warming has been very brutal. It could have been that the methane saturated oceans suddenly exploded, (as lake Nyos exploded), with all oceans bubbling CH4 like champagne, and the methane burning on all ocean surfaces, creating huge clouds, and a deluge!

    Noah would NOT have realized that under the sweet water of the flood, a Km thick salted water tide existed, that transported him from Mesopotamia to Ararat! The "free moon" that could have created the Km thick tide could have then falled direct into the sun, and so Noah would not have seen "the first existing rainbow on earth", but simply a very heavy aurora borealis, due to the absorption of the free moon into the sun!

    After the flood, rain have diluted every rest of salted waters, and the only proof of the flood is this remaining Noah's ark, at:
    39°26' 26.26"N 44°14'5.3"E
    Now go on Google, click Maps, click satellite vision, copy paste the coordinates, click 5 time on +, and see Noah's ark from above! Then slide the yellow man to the Ark, and adjust the green bubble under the yellow man on any blue dot: a photo appears, full screen. You notice the small square right down of the photo: click on the high left arrow of the down right square. The screen now split in 2, with one photo above, and the satellite view down. Now you can choose other blue dots, and see other photos, as if you where near to the holy ark!
    Jean-Francois Morf
    Sorry, photos comes only with e-mail…

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