Daniel Pech – Bio, Aspiring Creation Writer -Selah.ca Guest

I’d like to introduce Daniel Pech, an aspiring creatonist, biblical writer, and philosopher, amidst many other things. Daniel forwarded me his views on Genesis 1 and 2 in response to a blog of my own on the complementary nature, as opposed to a contradictory and self-contained nature, of the first two chapters of Genesis.  I hope here to provide a short meet and greet bio of Daniel to provide a more personal introduction to lead into fuller post later on one of Daniel’s papers.

You can see for yourself Daniel’s prolific writing on his Academia.edu profile. From the art and biology, to the Psalms and Noah, to music and philosophy and beyond, Daniel writes has quite a bit, to say the least. His copious writing style belies very deep and strong critical thinking on the topics he is writing on.

You will see Daniel again on this site under the title An Empty ‘Bottle of Water’ where he introduces us to his view that there are extra dimensions of Genesis that a plain-reading is missing, while holding to a young-earth reading.

I asked Daniel to introduce himself with a few questions,

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Literally: Sad, Frustrated, Distracted. But Love. Church Heresies Then and Now.

So, the latest intra-Christian controversy to blow up is popular Christian worship act Gungor’s denial of the ‘literal’ reading of scripture, particularly Genesis, the creation account, Adam and Eve, and the Flood. This of course triggering the day before our traditional day of worship when Christians come together to worship God their saviour in spirit and truth. This, of course, all comes on the heels of the Tim Lambesis story who allegedly attempted to hire a hitman to murder his wife. It’s hard to try to move one’s heart towards God when we’re distracted by emotional issues like these. Here’s a few of the articles circulating:

It’s saddening, frustrating, and distracting…

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Extraordinary biblical accounts and what is still being discovered even after the world has lost interest

Approach everything with a healthy dose of skepticism while leaving open the possibility that perhaps you might be coming up against the god of the universe and he just might be telling us the truth.

Earlier, I asked you to check out 6000years.org. I came across some videos about four extraordinary accounts in the old testament.

The interesting thing about these videos is, while they reference stories and news items that were big news twenty years ago, the videos themselves are up-to-date and using new info. One of videos has footage of Google Earth to help support the case at hand. Each video is quite well made to boot and the quality is a credit to their authors.

Noah’s Ark – The Bible says that around 4,400 years ago God sent a world-wide flood upon the earth and had a man named Noah build a large boat (Ark) to save his family and selected animals from the Flood.  It says that after the Flood, the Ark landed on the mountains of Urartu (Ararat), which is modern day Eastern Turkey.  If this is true then we should be able to find evidence of the remains of such a boat (both in History and archaeology).  That is, if the Ark remains haven’t been buried by mud and/or volcanic ash over the centuries, or frozen in ice at the top of Mt. Ararat, or if there never was a Noah’s Ark and its not up there at all!
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Sodom & Gomorrah – The Scriptures tell us that God completely destroyed the cities of Sodom & Gomorrah (located in modern day Israel) by raining down “fire and brimstone” upon them.  Now brimstone means sulphur.  So, if this really happened, we should be able to find some badly burnt ruins in Israel – ruins with sulphur embedded in the ruins.  If it really happened, then we should find remains which closely resemble the Bible narrative.
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Red Sea Crossing – The Bible tells us that around 3,500 years ago, Moses parted the Red Sea and led the Israelites out of Egypt across to the other side.  Then, when the Egyptian chariots crossed after them in pursuit, God caused the wheels to come off the chariots and the waters to quickly recede upon them, drowning all Pharaoh’s army.  If this really happened, we should be able to find the remains of these chariots on the seabed.  If we can find the location of the crossing, there should be chariot remains on the sea bed.
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Mt Sinai – The Bible tells us that after Moses brought the Israelites across the Red Sea, the Angel of God led them to a mountain named Mt. Sinai (a.k.a Mt. Nebo) where God descended on the mountain “in fire”.  It says, “the smoke billowed up from the mountain like smoke from a furnace”.  Sounds pretty hot, doesn’t it?  So if this really happened, we should be able to find a mountain in that area with a burnt and blackened top.
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The world has long since lost interest in these stories when they were making big splashes in the media, but believers know there’s something in these accounts that can support and verify the integrity, accuracy and true of God’s Word.

Approach everything with a healthy dose of skepticism while leaving open the possibility that perhaps you might be coming up against the god of the universe and he just might be telling us the truth.