The devil's attempt to counterfeit God's proof of creation, contrasted with what God's Word has always plainly taught about the creation of Earth's primordial rocks: How this relates to the everlasting gospel.
Of course that didn't mean that geologists and others wouldn't try. Indeed, try they have. For about two hundred years, they have had remarkable success in denying the identity of granites with the biblical definition of Earth's Genesis rocks given in Hebrews 1:10, "In the beginning Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth and the heavens are the work of your hands," and the many other texts previously quoted. Instead they attributed the origin of granites to secondary processes, being derived, they say, from the cooling of magma derived from the melting of sedimentary rocks. Thus for two centuries they have tried their best to turn the truth of God into a lie, and for the most part the whole world has been engulfed by this lie, for it has become the cornerstone of the theory that the Earth is the product of evolutionary processes and the cooling of an ancient, hot magma. And hence also, it has become a cornerstone of atheism, agnosticism, skepticism, evolution, and godless humanism.
Looking down to the end of time the Creator knew that evolutionists were going to desperately try to manufacture a substitute for His great works of creation. He knew that to succeed in their deceptions they would have to fabricate a counterfeit explanation of His works of creation to maintain their deceptions. He foresaw that by introducing a counterfeit theory they would try to confuse the meaning of the words of the Bible so that the common man might not connect the many Biblical passages about the foundations of the earth — such as the ones already quoted — with such granites as the wondrously beautiful and majestic granite monoliths of El Capitan, Half Dome, Mt. Rushmore, Pike's Peak, and many others in the Rockies.
I have no doubt that God intended these marvelous monuments of creation to call attention to Him, the great Creator God, knowing that if humanity grasped their significance with certainty, with full and complete certainty, this fact alone would destroy the foundation — yes, destroy the foundation — of all evolutionary geology, and go a long way toward establishing faith in the entire Bible. Why? Because no longer would evolutionary geologists be able to deny the primordial origin of granites as Earth's foundation rocks. No longer would they be able to perpetuate the myth that granites are secondary rocks formed by natural processes. No longer would evolutionists get away with deceiving the unwary into believing that the Earth's age must be 4.5 billion years because it took hundreds of millions or billions of years for granites to form from the very slow cooling of magmas in deep underground chambers. No longer would the evolutionary myth of evolutionary time stand a chance against God's record of creation. People everywhere would constantly be reminded that God left unambiguous evidence of His great works of creation for all to see and accept. This is what I fully believe God wants all to have opportunity to know.
Indeed, I see three points of special relevance in God leaving this unique scientific identification of Earth's primordial rocks. First, we can easily point believers and unbelievers alike to something from the Genesis creation that is very tangible, and very accessible. In a sense it's quite exciting to realize that even in the here and now we can precisely study a significant part of God's great works of creation week of about 6000 years ago. Next, it also focuses attention on the Fourth Commandment's repeat of the Genesis creation account, "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth and the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: . . ." (Ex. 20:11). And the enduring nature of these granites tells me His Commandments are just as applicable now as when Christ wrote them on stone on Mt. Sinai about 3500 years ago.
Lastly, their enduring nature reminds me how, in the book of Revelation, Christ emphasizes the Fourth Commandment's permanency by linking it with nothing less that the everlasting gospel itself — namely, "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, . . . Saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to him . . . and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters" (Rev. 14:6,7).
Yes, I fully believe it was by God's direct providence that the waters of the great Flood washed away the pre-Flood soil and vegetation from off El Capitan, Mount Rushmore, Pike's Peak, and other similar granite monoliths as well, so that the common man can now see these exposures in all their majestic, created grandeur. Further, I fully believe God intended these great monuments of creation to point inescapably to the immutability of the Fourth Commandment's Sabbath of creation.
Thus we have found what we sought to find and that is what God's Word has always plainly taught about the creation of Earth's primordial rocks. If Andrew and ICR could bring themselves to accept this biblical finding, then we would have the conditions for a powerful alliance, one where we would be united on a preeminently powerful biblical truth, a very necessary condition for unity of action.
Earth Science Associates