Set in Stone

Set in Stone
Andrew Rowell
Andrew Rowell Former pastor of Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle.
31 March, 2012 1 min read

The organisation Truth in Science have done us a real service in providing this high quality, thought provoking, documentary DVD.

The documentary begins and ends at Siccar Point, the site made famous by James Hutton’s visit in 1788. As a result of his studies of this rock formation he came to believe in a gradualist, uniformitarian view of geology. This is the view processes taking place today continued over vast periods of time explain the entire story of the rocks. He summarised his view by saying ‘we find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.’

His view of geology was popularised by Charles Lyell in his book ‘The Principles of Geology.’ It was this book which Charles Darwin was reading on his famous voyage on the Beagle. It was this book which caused a revolution in Darwin’s thinking and provided a framework for his theory of evolution.

The DVD unpacks a series of published geological discoveries which cast serious doubt on an exclusively uniformitarian view of geology and which provide solid evidence for geological catastrophism.

Returning to Siccar Point at the end of the documentary the huge question is whether or not the evidence for millions of years of geological history is solid. The answer that is given is that the evidence from the rocks themselves is pointing to a catastrophic past.

I would encourage you to purchase this DVD and watch it. Give it to young people who are being influenced by an evolutionary atheistic worldview or who are studying biology or geology.

Andrew Rowell,


Andrew Rowell
Former pastor of Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle.
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