You’ve seen me argue for Creation and against evolution in my posts My Final Refutation and Letter to Sam Part 1. Finally someone with expertise has taken the time to compile the evidence for Creation into an interesting and compelling movie that strongly supports the book of Genesis as historical fact and not allegorical fiction. Aside from the gospels, Genesis is the most important book of the Bible because it shows how we came into existence. If Genesis was somehow firmly disproven, it would undermine the other 65 books. It is the foundation of truth. Let’s look at the main points that the movie Is Genesis History? is trying to make.
Genesis is shows how the Creation took place, how the global flood occurred, and how life resumed afterwards with man’s continual rebellion against God. The narrator, Dr. Tackett, first uses the Grand Canyon as an example to support the Flood. He shows that the sedimentary layers washed away to form the canyon could NOT have happened over millions of years and would have had to happen very quickly. The same goes with the fossils we have found today. Fossils are formed from a catastrophic event that essentially buries the animal remains in sediment, preserving it. In short, the fossil record does not show life developing but that life was trying to survive a catastrophic event. Next, Dr. Tackett mentions the dinosaur soft tissue samples. This is a major blow to the 4.6 billion year old model of the earth. Soft tissue can only last for thousands of years, not millions as scientists have determined that dinosaurs only existed millions of years ago. Tackett then moves towards debunking the evolutionary model as a means to describing the macro-level variation and design that we see today. Here he says:
Life is so complex that small changes can’t explain it, just like you can’t take a computer operating system and look at it, and say, ‘Oh yeah, this was built up one digit at a time over any length of time.’ No, it took an intelligent person to sit down and put it together. … The number of changes [required for evolution], and the types of changes [we see in nature] are not something that you can do one change at a time
The final two points the movie makes is how astronomy supports a young earth theory and that the events at the tower of Babel explain how the human population scattered. Examples such as spiral galaxies and the rings of Saturn are evidence of the theory. The place Eridu is mentioned as a possible site for the tower of Babel where God confused languages and scattered everyone.
Unfortunately this movie was scheduled to only show on February 23rd. However, due to the positive reception of the movie, an encore presentation will be shown in select theaters on March 2nd. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone. Regardless of what you believe, it is important to hear multiple sides and not just what the scientific community chooses to purport as fact and what it chooses to suppress or ridicule.