In the 1830’s Charles Lyell created uniformitarianism, the idea that “the present is the key to the past”, a popular philosophy. From this philosophy came the foundation of modern geology – billions of years of slow and gradual geological processes. With this timescale in place, Darwin’s theory of organic evolution emerged to try to explain the development of all life on earth. As a result, the worldview in place today has turned away from the Biblical account of Creation and the Creator.
Almost 1700 years before the evolutionary worldview became predominate, Peter prophesied man’s rejection of God’s Creation: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4 [Sounds like the idea of uniformitarianism].
“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:” 2 Peter 3:5-6 [Willing ignorant – replacing God’s Word with evolution]. We certainly see that the worldview today is scoffing at the idea of special Creation by God … prophecy fulfilled.
(Adapted from Acts and Facts, Sept. 2009, Genesis Real, Reliable, Historical. Introduction to Earth’s Catastrophic Past, Andrew Snelling, PH.D., page14)