Author Archives: Paul Taylor

40 The Judge of all the Earth

In this show, we examine Genesis 18:25, where Abraham describes God as “the Judge of all the earth”. The focus of this show is how this description of God depends on the historical truth of the early chapters of Genesis.

There is also a HDTV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel.

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39 Climate Change Scares

Join us as we examine a video by Bill Nye, which attempts to teach us about Climate Change, but fails on basic science.

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The Mount St Helens Creation Center is proud to announce that we are now have an affiliate program with Awesome Science TV. For many years, Awesome Science Media has produced high quality features and documentaries, from a biblical worldview – including the Flood Geology series, the Creation Guys, Debunking Evolution and many more.

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Travel Fund

As some of you know, I am going to be traveling to the UK and Republic of Ireland at the end of March and beginning of April 2020. There are some internal travel costs associated with this trip, as you might expect. But one cost is somewhat more than I budgeted for, so I want to ask your help.

When I am in the Republic of Ireland (March 24th through March 30th), I will need to rent a car, which is normally inexpensive – about $223 total. However, I will be visiting my son, Adam, his wife, Abigail, and their three children, Margaret, Killian, and Cadoc. I would really like to take them out, while I am there – they do not have a car of their own. Hiring a seven-seater van would cost me about $600, which is nearly $400 more than I budgeted.

If any of you would feel able to donate to a ministry travel fund, I would be very grateful. This page contains a link to donate to the Mount St Helens Creation Center via PayPal. If you mark your donation for Travel Fund (by typing “Travel Fund” in the comment box), your donation will be used solely for this purpose. My total internal travel costs are listed below, but there will be additional costs for purchasing gas (petrol). If I receive more than the $400 that I am requesting, the excess will be used for travel costs on this trip. If I receive more than the travel costs for this trip, then the excess will be saved for future travel expenses.

Many thanks for considering this.

Paul Taylor




Approximate costs:

Travel Fund Cost $
Flight – Belfast to Cardiff return $246.40
Car rental – Cardiff $169.70
Car rental – Dublin $569.00
Hotel – one night – Belfast $100.00
$1,085.10

38 Days Are Days

In this episode, we walk through the reasoning why the days of Creation had to be 24-hour days. We also continue going through Genesis, and discuss the Creation Orchard.

There is also a HDTV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel.

Please keep tuned for further, more frequent episodes.

The SD Vimeo version can be viewed by clicking on the picture below.

Dr. John Whitcomb, 1924 – 2020

It was announced late yesterday (February 5th 2020) that Dr. John Whitcomb had died earlier that day.

Dr. Whitcomb was one of the giants of theology, apologetics, and creationism. In 1961, he and Dr. Henry Morris published the seminal work The Genesis Flood, which looked at the scientific and theological implications of actually believing that the worldwide flood was a real historical event. Many other tributes have already been posted on Facebook and elsewhere paying homage to the legacy that this book, and other works by Dr. Whitcomb, have provided.

I first came across The Genesis Flood in 1978. I had been saved at the age of 15 in early 1977, and by the following year, I had a Saturday job working in The Jesus Family Bookstore in Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester, UK. This book, and others like it, became essential reading for me, as I began to absorb the fact that God’s word was true from beginning to end. I also noticed that the shop sold a large number of teaching cassette tapes – many of which were by Dr. Whitcomb. It was on those teaching tapes, played over and over again on quiet Saturdays, that I first heard Dr. Whitcomb’s voice and learned so many of the basiocs that now form the foundation of my own ministry.

During the early 1980s, when I was up at the University of Nottingham, I attended a small baptist church a couple of miles from the university. I think it was in 1983, while I was studying for my Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, that Dr.Whitcomb visited the church, as part of a tour of the UK. I was fascinated by his talk, which was illustrated by overhead projector slides – does anyone remember those? The talk was followed by coffee and cake in the Sunday School room, where we were able to ask questions of the great man. I am sure he had been asked the same questions many times, but all his answers were gracious and thoughtful.

I never expected that I would meet him again. But it was 22 years later that our paths once again crossed. It was in 2005 that I had been appointed as a full-time speaker for Answers in Genesis (UK) – the ministry led from the United States by Ken Ham, whose own moving tribute to Dr. Whitcomb can be read here. Although I was not due to take up my post until September, I was, in July (I think) invited to attend the AiG Mega-Conference at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. One of the most important talks of the week was from Dr. John Whitcomb, entitled The History and Impact of the Genesis Flood. Although I still had my old copy, I wanted Dr. Whitcomb’s autograph, so I picked up a copy from his table and waited in line. When it was my turn, Dr. Whitcomb looked up at my name badge and said “Ah! Paul Taylor! You have just been appointed to speak for Answers in Genesis in the UK!” The fact that one of my great heroes of the faith knew who I was, and what I was doing, made me feel ten feet tall! The rest of his conversation was personal, thoughtful, and of great help.

The last time i spoke to Dr. Whitcomb was by telephone in 2012. By this time, I had moved to the United States and was working in Pensacola with the Creation Today ministry. As always, Dr. Whitomb was gracious and kind. During the conversation, he remarked that he had just installed equipment to record podcasts. He was not just recording them. He had learned al the technology to produce them, and to get them online.He was 88 years old, and had taught himself new technologies, because he was now mostly restricted to his house, but still had an active mind, and much that he wanted to share! What a wonderful example! I also want to be active in ministry into my late 80s, and beyond, should the Lord spare me, and should He tarry. If, like with Dr. Whitcomb, the Lord should impede my movement, then I want to be able to pursue whatever new technologies are available, to bring people the word of God.

John Whitcomb may have slowed down in his later years, but he never really retired. He served His Lord God and Savior to the end of his days. He has now been promoted. It is tempting to say that he deserves it, but that humble man would remind me sharply that none of us deserve glory. It is all from Jesus – the One whom Dr. Whitcomb spent a lifetime serving, pointing others to Him. May those of us who also serve the King follow the example of that fine servant of His – John Whitcomb.

The Morality of a Tiger

TigerThe author Gilbert Keith Chesterton had some wise things to say on the subject of evolution. While he would not be classed as a Bible-believing Christian or a young earth creationist, he certainly spotted many of the flaws behind evolutionary theory, of which he was highly critical. One of his more well-known anti-evolutionary quotes is to be found in his book Orthodoxy, in which he wrote:

Darwinism can be used to back up two mad moralities, but it cannot be used to back up a single sane one. The kinship and competition of all living creatures can be used as a reason for being insanely cruel or insanely sentimental; but not for a healthy love of animals.(1)

Chesterton asked his readers to consider their reactions to a tiger. Evolution might lead one to suppose that humans and tigers are close. We are both mammals. We are both warm blooded. Therefore, we get over-sentimental about them, simply admiring their beauty and ignoring their claws.

Another evolutionary response, however, sees tigers as examples. They tear apart their prey, so we, if we are to be as successful as tigers, may do likewise. Chesterton labels both responses as “mad”. He said, “The essence of all pantheism, evolutionism and modern cosmic religion is really in this proposition: that Nature is our mother.” The biblical approach is to recognize the tiger’s beauty, which comes from God, but not to imitate it because we are created for better things.


1. Chesterton, G.K. (1927), Orthodoxy (London: John Lane), pp. 204–205. (return)

37 A Local Flood for Old Earthers – TV

First, a look at new features in the Creation Center. Then a response to Hugh’s Flood Model.

Finally, we have reached Day Six in our walk through Genesis.

There is also a HDTV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel. The SD Vimeo version can be viewed by clicking on the picture below.

 

37 A Local Flood for Old Earthers

Dr. Michael Brown

First, a look at new features in the Creation Center. Then a response to Hugh’s Flood Model.

Finally, we have reached Day Six in our walk through Genesis.

There is also a TV version of this podcast program, available on our Roku channel – the Mountain Word Channel.

Please keep tuned for further, more frequent episodes.

Darwin’s Dangerous Lie

On Friday November 15th 2019 I spoke at the monthly meeting of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County, at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church, Arlington, WA. My talk was entitled Darwin’s Dangerous Lie. The talk was videoed and is available on YouTube, so I have added it here. Just click on the still picture below to play the video.