True History?

Eerie sounds surrounded Dirk and Deanne as they walked through a dimly-lit passageway. Slowly their eyes became accustomed to the darkness, and they could begin to see the strange plants and rocks along their path. They were inside an exhibit about the history of fossils at their local museum, and they were finding this display very interesting.

As they reached the center of the exhibit, they heard a recording of a low voice coming from a nearby speaker, and it began to say, “It was millions of years ago when the earth…”

“Wow, millions of years,” repeated Dirk.

Suddenly another low voice broke into the darkness, but this one was from Dirk and Deanne’s father, who was walking right behind them.

“Millions of years?” he said. “That’s not true, you know.”

Dirk and Deanne remembered hearing something about this all before, but they were still surprised to hear their father contradict the museum.

“Do you remember hearing about the flood in the Bible?” he asked.

Dirk and Deanne nodded. They knew very well the story of Noah, the ark, and the flood.

“Well,” their father continued, “whoever put this exhibit together either doesn’t know about it, or doesn’t believe it. That flood was a judgment against the wicked, and it changed the whole earth. Scientists today want to explain those changes with millions of years, they don’t want to be reminded of God’s judgment.”

Dirk and Deanne were thoughtful as they continued to look at this prehistoric scene. It looked so real, yet was only made out of plaster and paint.

Then when they returned home, their father read to them from II Peter 3:3-7:

                       “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days

                        scoffers…saying, Where is the promise of His coming?

                        …all things continue as they were from the beginning of the


                        For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word

                        of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of

                        the water and in the water:

                        Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with

                        water, perished:

                        But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same

                        word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of

                        judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”