Science now has answers to the questions of origins. How did the universe, Sun, Earth and moon, come into existence. How did life including humans come into existence. Science has determined with reasonable precision that:
- The age of the Universe is 13.799 ± 0.021 billion years old. The most widely accepted theory for it’s origin is the theory of the Big Bang
- The age of the sun is 4.6 billion years old
- The age of the Earth is 4.54 ± 0.05 billion years old
- The age of the Moon is 4.47 billion years old
- All biological life has arrived in it’s present state via the process of evolution. All life forms are subject to environmental pressure and natural selection which are able to cause small generational improvements, the accumulation over time of which has resulted in the adaption of organisms to their environment and in the diversity and complexity observed today.
We can now say with absolute conviction regarding the question of origins that the biblical account of Genesis is completely fabricated and has absolutely no basis in fact. One objection from some people is that the Bible got right the fact that there was once nothing and then the universe began to exist. This is fallacious reasoning and has been addressed by cosmologists such as Sean Carroll, Laurence Krauss, Victor Stenger among others.
The following is a collection of objectionable statements made by John Cameron that trespass overtly on the domain of science and flatly contradict what we understand to be scientific truth.
“You didn’t just manifest into this world because of a random set of accidents. You are not the greatest mistake in the universe. You are not a product of biological evolution. You are the handiwork of God. God made you. You are what he made with his hands”
“You know it’s so easy in life to live without the right kind of thinking and therefore to not live the right kind of life. God’s got a purpose for every person in this room. Every person in Christchurch, every person in Hamilton, there is a purpose for why you are here, a purpose for why you’re alive. You’re not an accident. Many people think that they’re just kind of here by chance, somehow we’re just, you know random, amoeba and, you know, monkeys, and off we come, here we are, some distant cousin from a Chimpanzee and, you know, we’re just all kind of this one big set of random…I’m so grateful that I know that there is a creator to this universe. Purpose in every life. Purpose in every day. Purpose in every person. There are no random people, no leftovers, that God never made a mistake. God never looked down and said, “Whoops, really stuffed up that one. Hope I do a better model next generation”. God looked down and said, “You are exactly the person that I want you to be. You are right here in the right time that I wanted you to be here. Your life is brilliant, you are special, you are unique, you are talented, and you are breathed by God”.
On the biological origins of humans
“We know that when god created Adam and Eve and put them in the garden, it was because he had so much love in himself that he wanted to share it with another being.”
“Misbelief first jumps into the bible with Adam and Eve. I mean, you know, here they were created by God, ruling and reigning over the world and then sin enters and the Bible says they’re so afraid that they hide in the bushes.”
“In fact the first piece of commentary God ever made about humanity, he made us, and then in the Garden of Eden the Bible says that he looked at Adam and the first thing that he said was, ‘It is not good for man to be alone.'”
“When we first came into this world, and God created us and he…he put us on this planet and he said, ‘You’ve got two trees that are in that garden. You can either live from the tree of the knowledge of life, or you can live… you can live from the tree of life, or you can live from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
On the origins of the names of animals
“You know it’s amazing that in Genesis chapter two verse nineteen that we’ve got Adam and God, and the Bible says that God brought to him every kind of animal and then God said to Adam, ‘What are you gonna call it?’ And then- it’s on your screen hopefully- that Adam named the animals, and whatever Adam named them, God said, “Yep, alright, that’s what it’s gonna be called from now on.”
On the occurrence of a worldwide flood 4500 years ago
“Noah, four hundred years building an ark. But because he built that ark, came the future of the will of God for a generation”
“When you think about baptism, it goes all the way back to Noah, this man who built this ark and went through the flood and, you know, 2012, the movie that came out a couple of years ago had arks in it, you know, the Mayan calender, we’re living in the post Mayan era. I’m encouraged by that. But you know, in the movie 2012, they literally built arks to get through the flood that, that you know, that was coming in toward us. But the first guy, the one they borrowed it from was Noah, who went through the flood waters, out of the old, into the new.”
On how the Universe was Created in Six Days
“We talked about the fact that God started creation, and he finished creation. Everything he’s started, he’s finished it. But break it down for me my friends, because God just didn’t start and finish creation, he did it in stages. So the Bible says the first thing he did was he said, “Let there be light and darkness”, and he created the chronology of time. The sequential nature of this universe that intolerates [sic] our finite existence was the first day of creation. And that’s all he did, he said, “That is first!” Then he said, “Okay, now I need to separate the expanses, I need to have water, I need to have land and I need to have sky. Gravitational fields, the fact we have an earth and there is not just water and earth and everything everywhere. God said let there be, and this where the universe really began to take shape. Was not just through an explosion but because of the hand of God upon it. He said, “That’s day number two”. Then day number three, he says, “My Lord, we’re gonna have some plants, we’re gonna have some trees, we’re gonna have some vegetables”. This is incredible by the way because that’s what he did on day three, he laid the, he laid the structure of fertility and multiplication on day three. But check this out, it’s not until day four, that the light came and enabled that which was already created to begin to flourish. So God literally says, “I’m gonna get it ready, and then turn the lights on.” How cool is God. And then in day five, the bible says he created the birds and the fish, in other words, everything in the ocean, everything in the sky. And then on day six he created the animals. And once he’d done that he breathed life into a lump of clay and as a result of that came humanity and life and the breath of God is our lives which is why we are the pinnacle of all of his creation, because he chose to breathe life in to it. But look at it my friends, it is actually a construction of something God built progressively over time. This just absolutely blows me away because really what God wanted was to get everything ready for you and I so that when we came into this world, the whole universe would be ready for the arrival of us. And then he said, “Now you rule and reign over everything that I have created.” Check this out, if you start and finish the wrong thing first, then you don’t rule and reign over it cause now you’ve got a lot of stuff that’s actually at the bottom that should be at the top.”