Beloved, it’s Monday again! I love Monday’s! Today’s molecular machine is one that’s a little more well known, as it’s often the example given for irreducible complexity. The flagellum is a tremendous machine designed to propel cells, which is able to go forward or backward. This microscopic, water cooled, propeller runs at 100,000 rpms, while using acid from outside of the cell being pulled into the cell for power. It’s made of over 40 different protein parts, all of which are necessary for successful motion. This is what makes it irreducibly complex, if a single part is tweaked or removed it ceases to work. See it in action in this short clip…
In Darwin’s day the cell was believed to be a simple bit of protoplasm. He’s quoted for having said that if any organ is found to be complex his theory would fall apart, and fall apart it has. Although we still see many hold onto Darwinian evolutionism religiously, the sheer number of complex machinery found within the cell break apart any argument for blind natural selection.
I pray these short posts on Gods creation are a blessing to you, dear friends. In my morning readings I’ve been going through Job chapters 38 through 42 (my favorite chapters in all the Bible) and my mind is captivated by Gods sovereignty. He maintains and upholds all things, as He brings forth life, spins the planets in orbit, He also spins the molecular Flagellum. What could a God this great have use for a wretched sinner like myself? I’m unsure, beloved, but eternally thankful that He saw fit to call me out of the darkness into the light! It was certainly not because of anything special within myself, but by His amazing grace!
Dear brethren, let us give our lives to the glory of our God, for surely He is worthy of all praise, and honor, and glory! Since we’ve been saved by this great God, let us also be good Berean’s and study to show ourselves approved.