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February 16, 2021
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Journey with Jim Scudder; Jr. and Dr. Bruce Malone as they discover the wonders of Creation in Alaska.

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An Alaskan Adventure Part 2

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  • Jim Scudder, Jr.: Alaska,an amazing place, stay tuned.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Ever since I was a boy,I've been fascinated with
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  • God's creation.
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  • I'm traveling the planet totell his story about his world.
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  • I'm Jim Scudder, Jr., comewith me on another exciting
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  • adventure "InGrace."
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  • Jim: Today, we're gonnatake you to Alaska again.
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  • Last week, we talked aboutAlaska, the creation, the
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  • beautiful scenery here on thismagnificent cruise ship, the
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  • Amsterdam, Holland America'sflagship cruise liner.
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  • I love going on a ship becauseI can see the creation.
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  • I can see the ocean.
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  • I love the sea, Ilove the saltwater.
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  • And here on the back of a cruiseship, it's my favorite place to
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  • stand, because you get to seethe beautiful turquoise water
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  • that's the prop wash of amassive ship like we're
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  • on today.
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  • And this ship isn't evenone of the big ones.
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  • This is considered a mid-sizeship these days, but Alaska is a
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  • marvelous place, a place thatwe will be able to see scenery.
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  • We're gonna be ableto see wildlife.
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  • We're gonna take you on someadventures, and we're also gonna
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  • talk about creation.
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  • I think you're gonna enjoy thisshow so much as we learn more
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  • about God's beauty, his genius,and his wonderful creation.
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  • Jim: Last time on "InGrace," ourelegant Holland America cruise
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  • ship, Amsterdam, took us fromSeattle to Ketchikan to the
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  • Tracy Arm fjord.
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  • We saw amazing beautyeverywhere we looked.
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  • With our eyes we saw whalesand bears and eagles.
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  • We had adventures on afloatplane and a dogcart, and
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  • today we're still in port inAlaska's capital, Juneau, the
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  • only U.S. state capitalinaccessible by road.
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  • I actually think they'reonto something here: keep the
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  • politicians isolated.
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  • I love fishing, so I couldn'tpass up an invitation from an
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  • "InGrace" friend togo halibut fishing.
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  • I may have been a little tooconfident in a big catch.
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  • Jim: We're gonna go slay,and I mean slay the halibut.
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  • Let's do it.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Blane Cesnik: We did finallyget out to our fishing spot and
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  • immediately we put down,350-feet down, our bait and
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  • started jigging.
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  • Much like walleye, except youhave, like, a 3-pound weight it
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  • seemed, and we caught a halibut.
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  • Jim: Halibut.
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  • Hey!
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  • There we go.
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  • Blane: Got it into the boat.
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  • It took a long time toreel in 350-feet of line.
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  • And we decided at that point,as we got it in the boat, it was
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  • kinda small.
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  • Everybody was getting bites,so it was like, "Okay.
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  • Well, we're gonnathrow that one back."
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  • That was the lasthalibut that we caught.
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  • We did happen tocatch some flounder.
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  • Jim: We had a lotta bites.
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  • We had a lotta bait stolen.
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  • I had one on for a while, but,alas, no halibut to take home.
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  • Saw a whale spout, the back of awhale come up and then the tail
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  • go down, so we ran over there,waited a few minutes, but then
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  • decided to get the fish 'causewe were limited on time.
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  • But just seeing that up closeand being able to even just
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  • chase down a whale is awesome.
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  • It's a cool experience.
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  • Jim: We feel like we were reallygood sportsmen today, because
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  • all the fish that we caughtwe left in the ocean.
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  • But we had a great time.
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  • Captain Cavett,awesome captain.
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  • He's got the bestbeard in Alaska.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: Well, at least wedidn't have to clean fish.
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  • Juneau was a fun stop and as wedeparted we were looking forward
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  • to our final place in Alaskabefore we'd have to turn south
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  • for home.
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  • While steaming towards Skagway,I had a chance to hang out with
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  • our creation speaker,Bruce Malone.
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  • Bruce was a scientificresearcher for Dow Chemical for
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  • 30 years.
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  • He has a degree in chemicalengineering and is responsible
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  • for key innovations whichhave resulted in 18 patents.
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  • I asked him about how animalsand humans would have been able
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  • to get from Noah's ark in Turkeyto eventually populate
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  • the Americas.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: So, Bruce, in Alaskawe see a couple things.
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  • We see the ice glaciers.
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  • We also see the population ofNative people that were here for
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  • thousands of years.
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  • Does reading the Bible andunderstanding of the flood and
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  • of the Tower of Babel kindagive us some insight into
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  • the population?
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  • Bruce Malone: Well, it gives usan absolute key to understanding
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  • why are these people here.
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  • You see, we need to go backto what God has told us.
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  • Everybody spread out, fromNoah, his family, and then the
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  • Tower of Babel, but how?
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  • How did they get over here?
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  • As we look at Alaska, theSiberia, it's just a barren ice
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  • land and there's a huge ocean,but following the flood of Noah
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  • enormous amounts of waterevaporated to form the ice
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  • sheets that--
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  • Jim: So, a lot of evaporation, alotta snow, but that would also
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  • lower the oceans and createa land bridge where the
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  • Aleutians are.
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  • Bruce: There was a land bridgeallowing migration of very
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  • intelligent peopleinto North America--
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  • Jim: How much lower would theoceans have been during that
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  • time period?
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  • Bruce: Most experts acknowledgethey would have been at least
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  • 200 foot lower, all the oceansof the world, 200 foot of water.
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  • Glaciers miles thick allowingthat land surface for migration
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  • into North America.
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  • Jim: I know also you've donesome research onto the Delaware
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  • tribe, and they have a storythat really parallels incredibly
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  • with what the Bible says.
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  • Bruce: Well, it is stunning.
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  • It's called the "Walam Olum,"and there's actually a book
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  • published called "The RedRecord" based on a linguistic
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  • expert from the 1800s thatwent into their oral tradition.
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  • They actually have a record ofcreation, the flood, the Fall,
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  • and then the spreading outof people during a period of
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  • enormous ice andsnow of that day.
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  • It exactly parallels what wefind, a migration of people
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  • across the Pacific Northwestinto North America during an
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  • extremely cold periodof Earth history.
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  • Jim: It's a beautiful placeto stand to see the--
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  • Bruce: I love the tail.
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  • Jim: The tail of the ship.
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  • Bruce: Yeah, with allthe trail of the water.
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  • Look how far backit stays mixed up.
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  • That's amazing.
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  • Jim: And I love thecolor of the water.
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  • It's so beautiful.
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  • Bruce: I wore my shirt to match.
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  • Jim: Yeah, it looks like it, butif you fall in, you know, we're
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  • never gonna find you.
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  • There were a lot of creaturesthat died in the Ice Age, and
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  • they're finding these woollymammoths up in ice sheets.
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  • And they were frozen andsome of 'em are preserved
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  • incredibly well.
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  • Bruce: The upper area ofSiberia, they found millions of
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  • woolly mammoths buriedin the permafrost.
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  • The intriguing thing that isabsolute mystery to modern
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  • scientists is they findsemitropical vegetation, stuff
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  • that would grow in Florida,Alabama, in the stomach of these
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  • animals that died in Siberia.
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  • Now, how does that happen?
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  • Jim: Well, that would beincredibly hard to explain,
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  • unless we have a properunderstanding of the aftermath
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  • of the flood.
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  • Bruce: Well, when you apply abiblical framework to things
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  • they become much clearer.
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  • It's when you leave the Bibleout they become--they're
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  • a mystery.
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  • You see, after the flood theoceans, as I mentioned, were
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  • much warmer.
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  • Lots of volcanism.
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  • Lots of land movement, eventhe Arctic Ocean, so along the
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  • coastline, even hundreds ofmiles inland, there was
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  • a microclimate.
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  • Not just for a few years, butfor hundreds of years following
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  • the flood.
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  • Jim: Because of thewarmth of the ocean.
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  • Even today, you havemicroclimates--southeast Alaska,
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  • British Columbia--where youdon't get a lotta snow because
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  • you have the warmthof the ocean.
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  • Now, if you warm that ocean upa lot more, you're gonna have
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  • subtropical plantsgrowing in these places.
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  • Bruce: In the Arctic.
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  • In the Arctic, it was warm.
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  • Now, because the oceans are solarge it wouldn't just take a
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  • few years for the entireocean thousands of feet deep to
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  • cool down.
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  • Jim: You're talking abouthundreds of years for all this
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  • to happen.
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  • Bruce: We're talking hundredsof years following the flood
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  • of Noah.
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  • Jim: And just like the Nativepopulation would have been
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  • probably comingacross the Aleutians,
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  • the ocean's lower, soyou have a land bridge,
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  • so would the animals havebeen coming across there.
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  • Woolly mammoths and othercreatures would have been in
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  • that location.
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  • Bruce: Came out of Noah's ark.
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  • Jim: And you have the ice sheetsforming, and you have all of a
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  • sudden a--you know, the oceanscooling, and then suddenly the
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  • oceans freeze.
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  • Bruce: Well, at some pointthe evaporation is cooling the
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  • overall oceans, coming downas ice in the north, more wet
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  • environment, rain into theequatorial regions, building up,
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  • building up, but that'scooling the oceans.
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  • At some point, the oceanscool and cool and cool.
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  • You've formed ice sheets to thesouth of these huge herds
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  • of mammoths.
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  • The oceans freeze over.
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  • Jim: Now they're trapped.
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  • Bruce: At this point, you couldget a 50-, 70-degree temperature
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  • drop overnight.
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  • You had a rapid freezing of anentire species of animals, and
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  • they subsequently went extinct.
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  • Jim: But without the flood youhave no mechanism to warm the
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  • oceans, so you really don't havean answer unless you believe the
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  • Bible for the Ice Ageas we have known it.
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  • Bruce: The flood of Noah thatthe Bible tells us about was a
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  • worldwide event,never forget that.
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  • It affected this entire planet,and it guaranteed an enormous
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  • global ice age after the flood.
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  • God specifically told us in hisvery first command to Adam and
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  • Eve, "Take dominionover creation."
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  • Well, that means to study it,understand it, and control it
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  • because by doing so weliterally will know he exists.
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  • Evolution pretends he doesn't,gives us this excuse to
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  • ignore God.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: We finally arrived inSkagway, a small town born from
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  • the rush for gold.
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  • Karen and I wanted to take thefamous White Pass train and also
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  • try to pan for gold ourselves.
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  • Others in our group weregoing on a rafting excursion.
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  • As in other towns that westopped in, shopping can be a
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  • full-time shore excursion.
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  • Jim: One of the things thatpeople love to do on cruises is
  • 00:11:36.341 --> 00:11:39.644
  • shop and here in Skagway there'splenty of shopping to do.
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  • My problem is my wife went intothis jewelry store, and she's
  • 00:11:44.515 --> 00:11:47.752
  • still in there, so pray for me.
  • 00:11:47.752 --> 00:11:55.994
  • Blane: So, we took ariver rafting float trip.
  • 00:11:59.998 --> 00:12:03.067
  • We took a ferry to Haines fromSkagway, so that was a beautiful
  • 00:12:03.067 --> 00:12:06.804
  • run down this very narrow fjord.
  • 00:12:06.804 --> 00:12:09.941
  • And got to see these gorgeouswaterfalls that are coming down
  • 00:12:09.941 --> 00:12:13.244
  • from about 3.000 feet, soeven the trip there was great.
  • 00:12:13.244 --> 00:12:17.916
  • We got into Haines,got on a bus.
  • 00:12:17.916 --> 00:12:19.951
  • They drove us 15 miles inland.
  • 00:12:19.951 --> 00:12:22.687
  • Stephanie Zellmer: We ended upgetting to a location where we
  • 00:12:22.687 --> 00:12:24.956
  • got on a raft.
  • 00:12:24.956 --> 00:12:26.891
  • It was a fun experience, youknow, them instructing us,
  • 00:12:26.891 --> 00:12:28.826
  • "Here's how to not tip theraft over when you get in."
  • 00:12:28.826 --> 00:12:32.163
  • Going through a river in themiddle of Alaska was just
  • 00:12:32.163 --> 00:12:35.800
  • really, really fun and justgetting to look at the eagles
  • 00:12:35.800 --> 00:12:40.605
  • was really quite neat, gettingto hear facts about them and
  • 00:12:40.605 --> 00:12:43.942
  • just hearing the intricacy ofjust one of God's creations.
  • 00:12:43.942 --> 00:12:48.413
  • Brett Zellmer: The scenery wasalso just really cool, 'cause
  • 00:12:48.413 --> 00:12:52.116
  • you could see all the mountainsthere and the clouds that were
  • 00:12:52.116 --> 00:12:55.253
  • getting trapped in there.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Jim: This is theWhite Pass Railroad.
  • 00:13:01.859 --> 00:13:04.862
  • Beautiful, old train.
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  • It's gonna take usfrom up here in Fraser.
  • 00:13:07.832 --> 00:13:10.168
  • We're at the top of the WhitePass, back down through the
  • 00:13:10.168 --> 00:13:12.303
  • White Pass into thetown of Skagway.
  • 00:13:12.303 --> 00:13:16.174
  • A lotta history isalong this route.
  • 00:13:16.174 --> 00:13:19.043
  • The Klondike Gold Rush.
  • 00:13:19.043 --> 00:13:21.279
  • Many people trying to findgold, trying to find treasure.
  • 00:13:21.279 --> 00:13:23.948
  • They found adventure.
  • 00:13:23.948 --> 00:13:25.783
  • Many lost their lives.
  • 00:13:25.783 --> 00:13:27.685
  • But it is beautiful, and Ihope to show you some really
  • 00:13:27.685 --> 00:13:29.687
  • incredible sceneryof God's creation.
  • 00:13:29.687 --> 00:13:33.491
  • Jim: This is really fun.
  • 00:13:33.491 --> 00:13:35.059
  • You can hear theclanking of the rails.
  • 00:13:35.059 --> 00:13:37.195
  • It's a small-gauge train.
  • 00:13:37.195 --> 00:13:39.564
  • The scenery is incredibleon both sides of the track.
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  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:13:42.800 --> 00:13:51.909
  • Karen Scudder: Then we wentpanning for gold, which I had a
  • 00:13:51.909 --> 00:13:54.445
  • hard time doing the panning.
  • 00:13:54.445 --> 00:13:57.715
  • Couldn't quite figure it out,and Jim was an expert because he
  • 00:13:57.715 --> 00:13:59.550
  • had done it before.
  • 00:13:59.550 --> 00:14:01.753
  • Jim: Brings you back in time,and you can get a bag of pay
  • 00:14:01.753 --> 00:14:05.323
  • dirt that they gotfrom gold-rich area.
  • 00:14:05.323 --> 00:14:08.092
  • Here in Skagway they didn't findany gold, but they brought this
  • 00:14:08.092 --> 00:14:10.528
  • in and each pan has gold.
  • 00:14:10.528 --> 00:14:13.364
  • So, what you gotta do is, youknow, keep working it around, so
  • 00:14:13.364 --> 00:14:16.334
  • get all the gold concentratedin one area, and then you do
  • 00:14:16.334 --> 00:14:19.804
  • the swirls.
  • 00:14:19.804 --> 00:14:21.939
  • And there is gold, sowe're not getting rich.
  • 00:14:21.939 --> 00:14:25.676
  • And then, what we'll do is takethis inside, and they'll dry it,
  • 00:14:25.676 --> 00:14:30.715
  • and they'll weigh it, and thenwe will sell it and pay for
  • 00:14:30.715 --> 00:14:35.019
  • the cruise.
  • 00:14:35.019 --> 00:14:37.488
  • male: Three pointfive grams of gold.
  • 00:14:37.488 --> 00:14:39.957
  • How much do youthink that's worth?
  • 00:14:39.957 --> 00:14:41.359
  • female: All right, dowe have anyone left?
  • 00:14:41.359 --> 00:14:42.894
  • Would you like tocome up this way?
  • 00:14:42.894 --> 00:14:44.562
  • male: How much do youthink that is in dollars?
  • 00:14:44.562 --> 00:14:46.330
  • Jim: Ten bucks.
  • 00:14:46.330 --> 00:14:48.032
  • male: Thirty dollarsand ninety-one cents.
  • 00:14:48.032 --> 00:14:51.035
  • Yeehaw!
  • 00:14:51.035 --> 00:14:53.905
  • Jim: Leaving Skagway wasbittersweet, as we would be also
  • 00:14:53.905 --> 00:14:56.741
  • leaving Alaska to head for home,but that time at sea gave us a
  • 00:14:56.741 --> 00:15:01.212
  • chance to have a church serviceon the main stage in the ship,
  • 00:15:01.212 --> 00:15:05.450
  • as well as time to sit down withBruce Malone and talk about an
  • 00:15:05.450 --> 00:15:09.287
  • incredible littlemigratory bird.
  • 00:15:09.287 --> 00:15:13.324
  • Bruce: I think Godlikes to show off.
  • 00:15:13.324 --> 00:15:15.993
  • There's a bird native to Alaskacalled the bar-tailed godwit.
  • 00:15:15.993 --> 00:15:20.498
  • The amazing thing about thisbird is it has to migrate from
  • 00:15:20.498 --> 00:15:24.969
  • its summer feeding grounds toits winter feeding grounds in
  • 00:15:24.969 --> 00:15:27.772
  • New Zealand.
  • 00:15:27.772 --> 00:15:30.208
  • It is a 7.125-mile trip overopen ocean, with no place
  • 00:15:30.208 --> 00:15:36.013
  • to land.
  • 00:15:36.013 --> 00:15:37.882
  • Jim: Is that thefarthest migration?
  • 00:15:37.882 --> 00:15:39.617
  • Bruce: It is thefarthest migration.
  • 00:15:39.617 --> 00:15:41.586
  • Jim: Wow!
  • 00:15:41.586 --> 00:15:43.121
  • And so, we're saying fromAlaska to New Zealand.
  • 00:15:43.121 --> 00:15:44.489
  • Bruce: From Alaska to NewZealand, almost down by
  • 00:15:44.489 --> 00:15:45.923
  • Australia, so across the globe.
  • 00:15:45.923 --> 00:15:47.592
  • From one hemisphere to theother, almost from the top to
  • 00:15:47.592 --> 00:15:49.260
  • the bottom of the earth.
  • 00:15:49.260 --> 00:15:51.963
  • Now, aside from the fact, howdoes it know to leave Alaska and
  • 00:15:51.963 --> 00:15:55.900
  • pinpoint a smalllocation in one country?
  • 00:15:55.900 --> 00:16:00.605
  • And it goes back to thesame spot every year.
  • 00:16:00.605 --> 00:16:02.907
  • How does it get there?
  • 00:16:02.907 --> 00:16:04.675
  • How does it fly that farwithout ever landing?
  • 00:16:04.675 --> 00:16:07.211
  • It takes betweenfive and seven days.
  • 00:16:07.211 --> 00:16:09.881
  • It has to travel, if it takesfive days on average, of right
  • 00:16:09.881 --> 00:16:13.217
  • around a hundred miles anhour flying over open ocean.
  • 00:16:13.217 --> 00:16:16.821
  • Jim: The whole time.
  • 00:16:16.821 --> 00:16:18.189
  • Bruce: The whole waywithout ever stopping.
  • 00:16:18.189 --> 00:16:20.124
  • Now, that takes an enormousamount of energy, enormous
  • 00:16:20.124 --> 00:16:21.792
  • calorie intake, so beforeit leaves it starts to
  • 00:16:21.792 --> 00:16:24.829
  • gorge itself.
  • 00:16:24.829 --> 00:16:26.631
  • It eats and eats and eats and--
  • 00:16:26.631 --> 00:16:29.567
  • Jim: Kinda like what we'vebeen doing on this cruise.
  • 00:16:29.567 --> 00:16:31.502
  • Bruce: Exactly, if it was like anormal bird, it would look like
  • 00:16:31.502 --> 00:16:34.238
  • the Goodyear blimp, and it wouldnot fly very well and there's no
  • 00:16:34.238 --> 00:16:37.608
  • way it could make the journey.
  • 00:16:37.608 --> 00:16:39.810
  • So, it produces a special kindof fat--fat stores energy--that
  • 00:16:39.810 --> 00:16:43.314
  • has a very low water content.
  • 00:16:43.314 --> 00:16:45.616
  • No other bird does this.
  • 00:16:45.616 --> 00:16:47.652
  • But it still has to hold somuch fat that it would not fly
  • 00:16:47.652 --> 00:16:51.189
  • efficiently, so right those lastfew days its internal organs
  • 00:16:51.189 --> 00:16:55.793
  • start to shrivel: its liver,its kidneys, its stomach,
  • 00:16:55.793 --> 00:17:01.299
  • its intestines.
  • 00:17:01.299 --> 00:17:02.934
  • They all shrivel up tomake room for the fat.
  • 00:17:02.934 --> 00:17:05.870
  • So, instead of looking like ablimp, it re-streamlines itself,
  • 00:17:05.870 --> 00:17:09.340
  • and then it flies continuouslywithout ever stopping.
  • 00:17:09.340 --> 00:17:14.378
  • If it didn't have enough energy,it would crash and burn into the
  • 00:17:14.378 --> 00:17:17.582
  • ocean, dead animal,no more godwits.
  • 00:17:17.582 --> 00:17:21.719
  • God designed every bit of it,designed its ability to make the
  • 00:17:21.719 --> 00:17:24.288
  • fat, its desire to migrate, itsknowledge of how to migrate, its
  • 00:17:24.288 --> 00:17:29.093
  • shriveling of its organs.
  • 00:17:29.093 --> 00:17:31.729
  • All of it has to bethere or nothing works.
  • 00:17:31.729 --> 00:17:34.232
  • Jim: So, at the same time,everything has to be in place,
  • 00:17:34.232 --> 00:17:36.968
  • or we don't have the godwit.
  • 00:17:36.968 --> 00:17:39.003
  • Bruce: The nextgeneration would be dead.
  • 00:17:39.003 --> 00:17:40.805
  • So, you can't just have apiece of an animal, a piece
  • 00:17:40.805 --> 00:17:43.007
  • of creation.
  • 00:17:43.007 --> 00:17:44.942
  • All the parts haveto fit together.
  • 00:17:44.942 --> 00:17:46.811
  • They all have to be there.
  • 00:17:46.811 --> 00:17:48.546
  • Evolution can't explain this,because it's a piecemeal bit of
  • 00:17:48.546 --> 00:17:51.449
  • change at a timeover eons of time.
  • 00:17:51.449 --> 00:17:55.119
  • It could nevermake this journey.
  • 00:17:55.119 --> 00:17:57.488
  • One of those things God does sowe will know he exists and he is
  • 00:17:57.488 --> 00:18:00.391
  • the Creator.
  • 00:18:00.391 --> 00:18:03.027
  • Jim: And, obviously,intelligence had to have created
  • 00:18:03.027 --> 00:18:06.530
  • that, and we say, the Bible saysit clearly, that the Lord Jesus,
  • 00:18:06.530 --> 00:18:11.769
  • the Creator, the Sustainer,and the Savior of all who will
  • 00:18:11.769 --> 00:18:16.240
  • receive by faith thisgift of eternal life.
  • 00:18:16.240 --> 00:18:20.544
  • Bruce: The most phenomenalconcept of all: the God who made
  • 00:18:20.544 --> 00:18:23.748
  • this universe that's so largewe can't even intellectually
  • 00:18:23.748 --> 00:18:28.386
  • conceive of the distances we'retalking about would become part
  • 00:18:28.386 --> 00:18:34.692
  • of that creation, would become ahuman being, to take the penalty
  • 00:18:34.692 --> 00:18:39.263
  • we deserved, todie in our place.
  • 00:18:39.263 --> 00:18:41.732
  • That's the mostphenomenal concept of all.
  • 00:18:41.732 --> 00:18:45.569
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:18:45.569 --> 00:18:52.276
  • Jim: Alaska. What a beautifulplace, a place that will inspire
  • 00:18:52.276 --> 00:18:56.480
  • you, a place that will bringyou, hopefully, back to see it
  • 00:18:56.480 --> 00:19:00.651
  • again and again.
  • 00:19:00.651 --> 00:19:03.120
  • I love to see God's creation,God's beauty, but I also want to
  • 00:19:03.120 --> 00:19:06.924
  • never neglect to tell you notonly is he the Creator, but,
  • 00:19:06.924 --> 00:19:11.495
  • more importantly,he's the Savior.
  • 00:19:11.495 --> 00:19:15.232
  • He is the one thatsent out a rescue plan.
  • 00:19:15.232 --> 00:19:18.969
  • Can you imagine if this mightyship had a problem and started
  • 00:19:18.969 --> 00:19:22.306
  • taking on water?
  • 00:19:22.306 --> 00:19:24.108
  • There's gonna be lifeboats, butthose lifeboats will only get
  • 00:19:24.108 --> 00:19:26.711
  • you so far.
  • 00:19:26.711 --> 00:19:28.112
  • We need a rescue.
  • 00:19:28.112 --> 00:19:29.980
  • We need somebody tocome and help us.
  • 00:19:29.980 --> 00:19:32.683
  • Well, God has initiatedthat rescue plan.
  • 00:19:32.683 --> 00:19:35.086
  • He has sent his only Son--hisname is Jesus--to this earth.
  • 00:19:35.086 --> 00:19:39.156
  • The very God became aman, but he never sinned.
  • 00:19:39.156 --> 00:19:42.927
  • See, we're sinners.
  • 00:19:42.927 --> 00:19:44.628
  • We've fallen shortof the glory of God.
  • 00:19:44.628 --> 00:19:46.564
  • In many of the Alaskan townsback in the day there were a lot
  • 00:19:46.564 --> 00:19:49.233
  • of brothels and saloons.
  • 00:19:49.233 --> 00:19:51.535
  • It was really wildand lawless place.
  • 00:19:51.535 --> 00:19:54.405
  • We have all fallen short of theglory of God and say, "Well, I
  • 00:19:54.405 --> 00:19:56.340
  • would never get involvedwith stuff like that."
  • 00:19:56.340 --> 00:19:58.409
  • Have you ever lied?
  • 00:19:58.409 --> 00:19:59.810
  • Have you ever cheated?
  • 00:19:59.810 --> 00:20:01.345
  • Have you ever nottold the full truth?
  • 00:20:01.345 --> 00:20:02.747
  • We're all sinners.
  • 00:20:02.747 --> 00:20:04.348
  • We've all fallen shortof the glory of God.
  • 00:20:04.348 --> 00:20:05.750
  • We need a savior, and Jesus isthe one that came to die for our
  • 00:20:05.750 --> 00:20:09.620
  • sins on a cross.
  • 00:20:09.620 --> 00:20:11.255
  • Lemme show you this.
  • 00:20:11.255 --> 00:20:12.890
  • This is you and me.
  • 00:20:12.890 --> 00:20:14.692
  • This is all of our sins.
  • 00:20:14.692 --> 00:20:16.460
  • We have sinned.
  • 00:20:16.460 --> 00:20:18.028
  • We have fallen shortof the glory of God.
  • 00:20:18.028 --> 00:20:19.630
  • That's what the Bible says,but there's good news.
  • 00:20:19.630 --> 00:20:21.832
  • And that is Jesus had no sin,and he became sin for us on the
  • 00:20:21.832 --> 00:20:26.804
  • cross, and anyone who simplybelieves in him, to trust in
  • 00:20:26.804 --> 00:20:30.274
  • him, has eternal life.
  • 00:20:30.274 --> 00:20:33.644
  • And once you put your trust inthe Lord Jesus Christ,
  • 00:20:33.644 --> 00:20:36.347
  • you're saved.
  • 00:20:36.347 --> 00:20:37.848
  • No matter what happens to you,you will spend eternity with God
  • 00:20:37.848 --> 00:20:41.185
  • in heaven because he paidthe debt for your sin and you
  • 00:20:41.185 --> 00:20:43.354
  • receive that as a gift, andyou have something called
  • 00:20:43.354 --> 00:20:46.056
  • eternal life.
  • 00:20:46.056 --> 00:20:48.559
  • Alaska is beautiful, it'sinteresting, the history
  • 00:20:48.559 --> 00:20:51.328
  • is great, it's still wild, butmore important than Alaska and
  • 00:20:51.328 --> 00:20:55.299
  • beauty is to know Jesus.
  • 00:20:55.299 --> 00:20:58.602
  • That's where you'll find realadventure and real fulfillment
  • 00:20:58.602 --> 00:21:01.472
  • and purpose in your life.
  • 00:21:01.472 --> 00:21:03.808
  • Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ,and thou shalt be saved.
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