Creation Science News – Adam and Eve

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Hello, and happy Monday friends! I’m sure you’ve heard, as the internet has been awash with buzz over the newest scientific research. Humans came from one man and one woman, according to our genetics. The same can be said for every animal kind included in the study (which actually isn’t all that new, but was released back in May. Why the media picking it up now? Just a guess, but articles with Christian names tend to sell more during the Christmas season). What was missing was any evidence of evolution whatsoever, instead we see an image of life appearing, then speciation happening over time. As we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of unbelievably complex DNA, I’m certain there will be much more information to follow. All this is fun and fascinating, but not surprising. So why are we discussing it? Many of you will be seeing family and friends in the next few weeks, and Science just gave you the best segue into the Gospel since mitochondrial Eve!

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What about the couple hundred thousand year time table? Remember to keep an eye out for key words such as ‘possible’ , ‘could have’, or ‘might have’ when age is mentioned. While most of the media leaves these out today, scholarly articles do not. This is because geneticists have no idea how far back they’re looking, they’ve got to add assumptions and opinions, which all begin with the evolutionary bias. Another hitch is the fact that we’re looking at a Noah character not Adam, as the findings point to a catastrophic event that wiped everyone out but just a few creatures and people. That makes the media’s title pretty misleading, although we clearly came from Adam and Eve! The findings from scientists in this research suggest a ‘bottleneck’ or near extinction event that left very small populations of kinds. Like the ones we find on the Ark with Noah and his family.

So with those two thoughts in mind, how do we segue into the Gospel with this old turned new news? Ask your friends and relatives if they’ve heard of the new interesting research into human genes, and how they have proven we came from one man and one woman. If they have, great, if not give them a short rundown on how it relates to the flood. That can lead to you asking or discussing with them why God flooded the Earth to begin with. Or why Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden. If they see this as unfair, as almost every unsaved person does, give them the ‘good person’ test. Let them hear the bad news, that God wrote His Law and we’ve broken it, and will one day face Judgement. Then, give them the good news! That Christ came and died in our place, so that our sins can be forgiven! I can’t imagine a better gift to give than the Law and the Gospel.

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Last year I wrote an article series about mutations in the genome you can find here. If you recall, we specifically discussed the mutation rate, and how detrimental it’s been to our genome. I hope that, as we better understand God’s creation, more brothers and sisters in Christ will grow bold enough to share their faith. I also wanted to remind you all that, as with any evidence, this research will not change the skeptics heart. That heart is deceitfully wicked, above all other members of the body. Only the Holy Spirit can change a dead man into a living one, so be sure to use this as means to an end, not the end itself. As always, dear ones, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Series on Plants Part II – Gibberellins

Last week we started a new series working through the steps a seed takes to become a plant, inspired by the tremendous importance of 1 Corinthians 15. All throughout Scripture seeds are referenced, and Christ Himself uses the example for how He must die and rise again to draw all men to Himself. Those verses got me wondering how a tiny seed turns into a huge plant. Last Monday we discussed imbibition, which is the process where the seed ‘drinks’ in water. This week we’re moving on to the very next step of sprouting a shoot out of that tiny water filled seed.

Have you ever wondered at the majesty of Gods creation? I love the verse that shows the disciples fear and awe after Christ calms to storm and silences the wind. Even the wind and sea obey Him. It’s a tragedy that public schools have taken absolutely fascinating subjects and turned them into facts to remember for tests. We’re talking about brainless, heartless, seeds growing into trees taller than sky scrapers based on encoded details far tinier than a grain of sand, deep inside a cell. If that doesn’t knock your socks off, read it again! So, what information comes from the DNA to move the seed from imbibition to germination? A hormone called Gibberellins, which turns starch in the seed into sugar creating fuel to begin the growth process.

This clip below explains how the hormones are created. Although it references Auxins, a hormone we’ll discuss next week, Gibberellins act in a similar way within the plant cell.

The plant cell, once it has enough water, begins the creation of this hormone, Gibberellin, which dominos into the next step. There’s so much more happening within a plant to make it grow, and it just gets more interesting from here. Next week we’ll discuss how gravity and sunlight respond to new hormones causing growth within our tiny seed. Keep in mind, dear ones, that each of these steps is intricate, and entirely necessary for the next step in the growth process. These plants are clearly intelligently designed, irreducibly complex, and beautiful! God the Creator has shown His handiwork everywhere we look, from the tiny plant cell to the massive redwoods. He is worthy of all praise, honor, and glory! So be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Intelligent Design – Miracle of Life Part III

Beloved, last week we looked at some of the misconceptions about a baby during the first month of the first trimester. This week we’re going to look at something truly miraculous that happens throughout the second month of the first trimester.

I’m going to add a short video at the bottom that really sums up everything I’m detailing here while showing you the baby itself growing. It’s done through a secular perspective so you’ll hear words like embryo and fetus. Other then that, it’s a great little clip about what’s happening during this month.

What is this miracle of life? Organs! Even in the video, you’ll hear the doctor say that the cells were ‘suddenly signaled’ to form the heart, lungs, ears, hands, and feet. How is this possible? The information for all these pieces to the baby puzzle are already found in the DNA. Without getting super technical, there are tiny machines within cells that read that DNA and pass on the needed information. If you’ve never seen the video of a motor protein at work then you’ve never lived, dear ones!

Everything you see in that extremely short clip is inside a cell. These are some of the ways a beautiful miracle can form in a mother’s womb. Although scientists are unsure what sparks the process for organs to begin, they do know for certain all the information needed is already there. As the doctor says in the video at the bottom, it’s precise, or as he puts it like an ‘orchestra’.


Brethren, I know what sparks the organs growing and it truly is a miracle. The God who upholds the universe, who maintains the vast distance of planets and stars simultaneously maintains the vast distance of protons, neutrons, and nuclei. God, the sovereign King of kings and Lord of lords, is involved in every moment of forming this baby into His image. If we can trust Him to uphold all these things, we can trust His Word to be accurate.

Beloved friends, I pray for you all that the glory and majesty of our God would become all the more evident to you throughout this series. I speak a lot about Gods justice, and He is a just God. That is for the losts sake, that they would repent and be saved from the wrath to come. This series is my opportunity to speak on the other attributes of God so that His people will rejoice! Rejoice! As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Mutations in the Genome – Part Three

This is the final part of this series about the mutations found in the genome. If you missed part 1 and 2 you can go back and read them HERE and HERE.

My husband has a degenerative disease, it’s genetic, so this is perhaps as personal as science can get for me. With each new cell division mutations are created, with each new generation, those mutations are compounded. This has caused many to question how it is that humanity hasn’t long since gone

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extinct. The idea that mutations were not always advancing as quickly as they are today has been thrown around in the scientific community. This causes an obvious problem, as Evolutionists need natural selection and mutations to explain changes towards complexity from simplicity. Hopefully, as we come to understand the genome along with mutations better, clear reason and logic will finally win the day. Without change, you have no evolution, if that change is causing our species to become worse instead of better, it’s hard to see how evolution can be possible. Why is this important? I want to take this science and apply it directly to your lives friends. We are called to a great commission, to go out into all the world and preach the Good News. Many of us have faltered under the unlogical theory of Evolution, we no longer tell others about Christ. We no longer warn the world to flee from the wrath to come. The findings in mutation, the devastating effects they have on our genome, has given us a clear picture. Time is running out. Unless something drastic changes most geneticists estimate 100-200 years before our species reaches extinction. Puppy videos, friends, puppy videos.

fullsizeoutput_1491We can not wait any longer, we must educate ourselves in the Word of God and get out to evangelize the world. If current statistics are correct the majority of those calling themselves Christians have never been converted. The harvest is ready but the workers are few, therefore pray for workers. You, my friend, are a worker and the harvest is ready. Understand the seriousness of our situation, from the moment of the fall and the curse our DNA has been tending towards entropy.

Stand firm in the full counsel of God’s Word friends, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Mutations in the Genome – Part 2

I can still remember how it felt to be in school, learning about thermodynamics, hearing that eventually, our sun would come to an explosive end. It would have been terrifying if not for the premise that this would take a billion or so more years. Still, frightening for a young mind. I’m almost glad that mutations weren’t understood at the time. I can not imagine how pointless life would have felt had I heard that alongside being told my life came from nothingness, purposeless, chance.

Mutations in our DNA are, to the Christian, evidence of the fall of man and the curse on creation. Last week I gave a general introduction here.

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It’s hard to fully understand how good the Good News is without fully grasping the bad news. Romans 6:23 tells us the bad news and the Good News. Mutations are the scientific explanation of the bad news. When Adam sinned, the entire world was cursed, as Romans 8:22 tells us, the whole of creation groans. Nowhere is that better seen than in the mutations of the genome.

There are several types of mutations, best understood when put into perspective of our own language. Substitution is when the letters of the DNA are switched, so the wort is no longer the same. Insertion is when a letter is added mistakenlyZ. Deletion, of course, is when a letter is rmoved. Frameshift is when letters from the DNA switch splacep. There’s also inversions, duplications, and translocations that we understand so far.

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The idea that these mutations will somehow form hearts, lungs, or complex neurological systems in simple life is not logical. If you take Dr. Suess and apply all of these coding mistakes you will never get Shakespear. For a mutation to help the Theory of Evolution they would need to prove simplistic life could become complex life. There are no computer models to show this, and certainly, no evidence found in nature.

It was thought, until recently, that natural selection worked hand in hand with mutations to weed out the bad and advance the good. However, geneticists understand that these mutations, happening just above the atomic level, are simply too minuscule for even natural selection to detect.

Next Monday I’ll give some specific examples of both harmless mutations, and the more destructive ones. And the end game, what does it mean? Why does it matter to a Christian? What does it have to do with your testimony? Until then, puppy videos friends, they really do help.