Gentry wanted to become a real scientist --- and he did.
He worked 17 years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. This gave him access to state-of-the-art
equipment and opportunity to pursue his life’s work on radio halos.
He highly regarded God too, and wanted to be right with him, and hoped that the Bible is correct.
But, he was determined NOT to fudge science to justify the Bible.
At first he was a theistic evolutionist, but he became a believer in Special Creation
as his science work led him to see the immense complexity and intricacy of nature.
But he continued to believe in an old cosmos rather than a young world as a straight
reading of the Bible shows, and he had doubts concerning God’s literal, six regular day creation week, as the Old Testament
book of Genesis shows.
One day someone called
his attention to one of the Ten Commandments -- the one about the Sabbath Day.
Here was a plain, direct, statement from God, who was personally present, speaking directly to the
Jewish people. This statement meant the six days were six literal days. It put Gentry in a bind.
God inscribed the Ten Commandments with his own finger on
two stone tablets.
Here is Exodus chapter
8 Remember the sabbath
day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt
thou labour and do all thy work:
the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,
thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
SEE HOW GOD COMPARES HIS WORK DIRECTLY WITH
THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE.
is very clear that he created everything in the universe in the VERY SAME KIND of six ordinary days that he specifies THE
PEOPLE to use as THEIR work week.
Genesis Chapter one also details the SIX day creation. There the CONTEXT breaks neatly
into SIX days of creation and a seventh day for rest.
If the days God used were some OTHER kind of days than the 6 regular, LITERAL days, that
the people were to work, then God is being untruthful. This is unthinkable.
Gentry understood this, but he was absolutely determined to avoid fudging science to justify the
Gentry embarked on his life quest for
the truth of this matter, and God wonderfully provided. God and the Bible proved to be true.
Gentry became the world expert regarding these tiny spheres made by radioactive
particles embedded in the minerals of granite bedrocks.
front cover of his book shows a 1840X (magnification) photo of a Polonium 218 halo (sphere cut in half) in biotite (mica),
a mineral of granite. Polonium (Po) is radioactive.
spheres are damage patterns caused by the radioactive decay of the embedded Polonium atoms. Note from the diagram, the
“half-life” of Po218 is astonishingly short --- a fleeting 3 minutes! During radioactive decay the atom
ejects an alpha particle which causes the spherical damage pattern.
of Po218 halos provide very powerful evidence God indeed “spoke the world” into being with the massive granites
as the foundations of earth’s continents.
The Polonium must
have solid rock to form its halo. It cannot mark on liquid. But the life of Po218 is so fleeting – in just minutes
the radioactivity would be extinct.
web site for a dramatic, more detailed explanation -- http://www.halos.com. Buy his book too, its excellent.
Standard cosmology has its “Big Bang”, then the molten earth, cooling over
eons of time. These tiny Po218 halos shout “NO!” God made us!
The granites had to be solid almost instantly; if not, instantly, so the very short lived Po218 could make its
tiny sphere before becoming extinct - in minutes. It cannot make marks on liquid, and Po218's life is so fleeting!
Gentry makes a cogent illustration using the old Alka-Seltzer commercial. The bubbles from
the Alka-Seltzer tablet, dropped in a glass of water, are so fleeting, so short lived. Imagine somehow instantly freezing
the water, trapping the bubbles before the fizzing stops. It would take a miracle.
This is just what Almighty God did. Again, the rock must be solid for the
halos to form. But modern dogma claims the earth cooled from a molten blob over very long time, at least millions of
years, if not billions.
These halos strongly corroborate the Bible’s
testimony that God “spoke” the earth, with its massive granites into being, probably as solids, with “Gods
fingerprints,” his “signature,” these very short half-life Po218 atoms, embedded in the granite minerals,
quickly producing their beautiful tiny halos.
I should mention that Po218
is produced as a daughter element in the normal radioactive decay of Uranium.
as Gentry expertly, laboriously, points out, this Po218 is PRIMORDIAL -- IT DID NOT COME IN THE URANIUM DECAY PROCESS.
IF URANIUM HAD BEEN PRESENT IT WOULD STILL BE THERE -- BECAUSE URANIUM HAS
A 4.5 BILLION YEAR HALF-LIFE!
218 IS PRIMORDIAL -- THAT IS GOD MADE IT WITHOUT THE PARENT URANIUM!
THE FOUNDATION OF THE CONTINENTS
WHEN GRANITE MELTS THE MINERALS MINGLE TOGETHER
IT COOLS TO FORM RHYOLITE, NOT GRANITE -- GRANITE CAN'T COME FROM MELT -- ONLY GOD MAKES IT!
HALF DOME, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA
A ROCK CLIMBER'S "PIECE OF CAKE" -- HALF DOME IS MADE OF GRANITE!
But, that’s not all.
Gentry makes a second, very cogent, argument. He says that when granite melts the minerals run together and get all
mixed up, so that if the molten mix is cooled to a solid, it forms rhyolite -- NOT granite! See the
picture of drill core.
should remember that at high temperatures the molecules are moving very rapidly and so, it is like putting the molten rock
in a blender – it gets completely mixed up.
When it cools down it forms rhyolite, NOT GRANITE -- ONLY GOD CAN MAKE GRANITE!
Only God can make granite –
it proves Special Creation, and a young earth, as the Bible says.
A scientist can calculate the cooling time of a cup of coffee. The cooling time
of a molten earth is calculated at 50-100 million years.
But the cooling time of the earth, NOT MOLTEN AT ALL, but with the granite bedrocks,
which are the foundation rocks of the continents, ALWAYS HAVING BEEN SOLID – THE COOLING TIME WITH SOLID BEDROCKS IS
JUST A FEW MILLION YEARS!
Now that’s an upper limit.
The hottest a cup of coffee could be is boiling – that’s the upper limit,
otherwise it would vaporize. But coffee is normally served at a much lower temperature. If the granite containing
halos is heated very much, the halos will be destroyed.
So, the rocks could not have been too warm, EVER.
So we have two very powerful arguments
that only God can and did specially create these very elegant granite foundation rocks with their beautiful halos. They are effectively his “finger prints,” or “signature” plain to see.
And again, that this is a Specially
Created world, not an evolved one. And a young world, just thousands of years old, not millions or billions. This
matches and confirms the Biblical chronology!
God really did lead Dr. Robert Gentry to a full confidence that God’s statement in the Ten
Commandments, about the six days, is really, literally, TRUE.
Genesis Chapter one also details the six day creation. The context, there, breaks
neatly into the six days, with the seventh day - a day of rest.
did not have to fudge one single bit to justify the Bible. Science and Scripture are on the same page of music.
Dr Robert Gentry realized of course, that all this points to a young cosmos.
There is no reason to doubt a straight reading of the Biblical chronology, putting creation
at about 4000 BC.
There is no reason to doubt the actual truth of
God’s six, normal-day, creation week as shown in Genesis and Exodus in the Bible.
Of even greater importance is the truthfulness of God’s sending of his Son to rescue us.
He is the Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ.
Hebrews chapter 11, from the New Testament is often called “God’s
Hall of Fame.”
We see many of the great heroes of the faith
cited. Their actions show their steadfast confidence in the genuine, truths of God and his program of history and of
Note that they gained the “righteousness”
which God imputes, on the basis of their genuine faith.
MOUNT RUSHMORE, THE BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, USA
CARVED OUT OF GRANITE -- PARK WORKERS CLIMB UP AND PATCH UP THE CRACKS SINCE GRANITE WEATHERS
Hebrews (New Testament) Chapter 11
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of
things not seen.
2 For by it the
elders obtained a good report.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of
things which do appear.
4 By faith
Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying
of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before
his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that
he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark
to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which
he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country,
dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is
11 Through faith also Sara
herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful
who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang
there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the
sea shore innumerable.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and
embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a
15 And truly, if they had
been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore
God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received
the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received
him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac
blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of
the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was
a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures
in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him
who is invisible.
28 Through faith
he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which
the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she
had received the spies with peace.
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of
David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out
of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were
tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds
37 They were stoned,
they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute,
38 (Of whom
the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received
not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.