Grandeur Beauty of Creation British Museum Natural History South Kensington


Jurassic World was the latest movie in its series that I watched. I keep an eye on the Jurassic series purely for entertainment. It is a fictional story. I had no idea that dinosaurs walked and lived on earth until I visited the Natural History Museum in South Kensington.

The Museum was originally built to showcase a natural history collection, to give glory to God- the Creator. These collections started in the seventeenth century when a wealthy London doctor, naturalist and collector, Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) collected 80,000 objects and books ranging from natural history to archaeology. He gave all of these in his will to the nation that the British Museum in Bloomsbury opened in 1759. It was transferred to the present location through the efforts of Sir Richard Owen in 1856 to honour God. The South Kensington British Museum (Natural History) opened to the public in 1881. In 1840 Charles Darwin began writing his theory about natural selection and in 24 November 1859 he published “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.”The theory of Natural Selection is: “Given enough time one species can transform entirely to new species, known as macroevolution.” The dinosaurs into birds, whales from amphibious mammals and the forefathers of apes into humans. Today, there is the Darwin Centre Cocoon in the British Natural History Museum, which was completed in 2009. Charles Darwin himself admitted in p. 92 of his autobiography that he was a Theist. He believed in God the Creator. The Natural History Museum for me showcases the natural work of a Supernatural Creator.

Dating of Evolutionist against Biblical Dating

Great Britain invaded the globe through its belief in God and the intelligence God has given to it. But, it seems to me the theory of Modern Evolution/Atheism invaded the minds of most people in Great Britain, and, nowadays especially among the younger ones. Most Evolutionists assume that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and the dinosaurs were extinct millions of years ago. They determined the years through radiocarbon dating. I am not an expert but there are a lot of reliable websites that explain about it,one of them is Creation Ministries International ( www.creation.com ).They are a group of highly educated paleontologists, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and, theologians among others. I do not believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years and the dinosaurs got extinct million years ago.

But I enjoyed all the fossils in the museum and the architectural design of the building is captivating. A must to see for everyone coming to London. I strongly believe the earth is young and about 6,000 years old. Mark 10:6 (KJV)”But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female”. Jesus was referring to the time when God created Adam and Eve and nothing on earth existed not millions nor billions years before that. The Word of Jesus for me is enough, but when was that you asked? The genealogy from the days of Adam to Abraham is 2000 years, Abraham to Jesus Christ is 2000 years, and from Jesus Christ to our days is 2000 years with a total of around 6,000 years.

History and Future of Humankind

Ape is a kind of animal and man is from human kind. They are two different kinds and for me they can never be one. Modern science proved it when DNA was discovered. I uphold the Holy Bible as the highest authority of all including history. In the very beginning God created man in His own image. Man has the image of God, but man is not the same kind as God. Man cannot act as God. When man sinned, God said the same kind of man shall come to redeem and restore the broken relationship between God and man.The enemy used the form of an animal to deceive man. Another highlight in the history of man and animals are found in Genesis 6 to 10, the history of Noah, his family and all kinds of living creatures. Dinosaurs lived with men when God created heavens and earth, it is found in Job 40:15. It is called behemoth. “Behemoth” was the exact physical description of dinosaurs. It is a Hebrew word transliterated into English which means “beast of beast”. Sir Richard Owen invented the term dinosaur in 1842 to identify the first monstrous fossil unearthed at that time without any intention to turn his back from God. Fossils are found in sedimentary rock. Sedimentary rock layers of the earth testified that once there was a global flood based on the fossils found in many nations of the world, and the bible calls it Noah’s flood.

Noah was called “Noah” because he was to provide relief to the cursed earth.

The original Hebrew of the bible for the word favour is “Chen”, if you read it backwards in Hebrew it is “Noah”. Chen also means “grace and mercy”. In the time of Noah, God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. God observed all this corruption not because He couldn’t do anything about it, it is because He is patient was giving people time to repent.

Until, He finally decided that because of the people’s hardness of heart, judgment had to come. Noah’s exceptional righteousness moved God to take mercy and saved him and his family. God’s grace and mercy is the reason we are still physically and naturally here today.

Nowadays, we frequently experience local floods, so devastating and cost the lives of thousands of people at one time like the flood in Tacloban brought by typhoon Yolanda. But, there was only one global flood. God promised not to send a global flood again and we remember it every time we see a beautiful rainbow in the sky. A good reminder that despite all the darkness we are, in beautiful colours will soon arise. The bible said 100 years after Noah’s flood, people stayed in one place and started building the Tower of Babel. God confused their language, then scattered them around the earth. So, it is God who initiated the immigration of men and women. This migration event spread the story of Noah through oral tradition of telling stories from one generation to another. That is the reason why the context of the global flood is found in different cultures and places of the world. But only the Jews and Christians retained the moral implication of a global flood that can be found in the Holy Bible. The rest of the story of global floods varies the way others wanted it to fit them such as the epic known as Gilgamesh the earliest surviving form of literature written around 2150-1400 BC, which includes a story of deluge about the great flood.

God designed the ark. Noah just obeyed and built it according to God’s specifications. When the young adult animals which can reproduce for a long time entered the ark with the family of Noah, “the Lord closed the door behind them”, then the flood waters covered the earth. It was Noah who preached, built the ark and collected the animals, but it was the Lord who decided and the One who personally closed the door so that judgement begun and wiped out living creatures outside the ark. There are a lot of scientific inventions and discoveries by the brilliant British that makes living in the modern world comfortable and better in a natural or physical sense. But Charles Darwin’s theory, most Atheist and Modern Evolutionist used worldwide intellect to prove that there is no God. I listened many hours to the lectures of atheist/ modern evolutionist to understand them, but what I found out are only big words that I must look up in the dictionary. In my mind, they may need more  time to prove it clearly, like millions of years, if this fallen world still exists by then. Revelation 21:1 (KJV) says “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea”.

Jesus is the One and Only “God and man” who can restore the broken relationship between God and man. He said, “I am the door: by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved…”. The door will not remain open. The day will come that the Father will shut the door and only those who entered the door of Jesus Christ shall be saved. It is not about religion, but about salvation. Believing the Bible as the Word of God in our short life on earth is better than to spend more than a million years in a fire that never ends. God loves all men, but the truth is, only those who accepted Jesus as Lord will be saved. The day will come when the Father will shut the door of salvation just like in the days of Noah. This is the supernatural history of man in a natural world we live in. n



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