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.

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Intelligent Design – The Miracle of Life Part II

I’m so excited, beloved, to continue this series with you. Part I we discussed the amazing way a mother’s body stops the immune system from destroying the tiny, developing, baby which the Killer Cells think is some sort of parasite. This week I want to go over some misconceptions about the early stages of the miracle of life.


The vestigial organ argument is used by Evolutionists to suggest our bodies are full of parts left over from when humans weren’t humans. It’s been largely refuted by good science, and almost all the organs once listed have been proven to be needed. The same goes for babies, and we’re going to tackle three today.

The first is the ‘yolk sac’ babies develop in the first trimester. For animals, a yolk sac provides food for the babies inside an egg. God designed humans differently, a baby is attached to its mother in the womb and receives its nourishment through her. So why the yolk sac, is it left over from when we were reptiles? No. It turns out the yolk sac contains the first blood cells for the baby, which means if this ‘vestigial’ piece was removed the baby would die.

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The second is ‘gill slits’ which appear on the baby during the first month of the first trimester. Evolutionists claim this is evidence that we were once fish. If you torture evidence long enough it’ll confess to anything. Thankfully, good science has proven that the ‘gill slits’ are really just wrinkles from where the ‘throat pouches’ are growing. There’s never a time when the baby has gills, however, these wrinkles are very necessary for development.

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Lastly is what Evolutionists claim to be a ‘tail’ which is actually the end of the spine. In the first month of the first trimester, the spine sticks out, but will eventually be covered when the legs grow. It’s not a vestigial tail left over from our past as different creatures. In fact, although many still wrongly use this as evidence, no true tail has ever been recorded on a human being. There are babies that are born with extra skin and fat in different places or nerve tissue usually to the detriment of the child’s health, but never an actual tail connected and usable as a tail should be.

What is really happening during the first month of the first trimester? DNA with all the information needed to make the color of eyes and hair, the height, and perhaps even the temperament, is already present and at work. What tells the cells to form into hearts, lungs, eyes, or legs is unknown to the secular scientists. They understand that it’s happening, but not why or how. We, brethren, understand what’s happening, why and how God is forming a human being from the day of conception to the day of birth, in His image.

God’s Word is true, His Sovereignty is complete, and His grace is sufficient.


Friend, if you’ve been told that evolution has scientifically proven God does not exist, I ask you to take a closer look. Evolution hasn’t scientifically proven anything because it’s not observable science. Don’t put your faith in failable men, put your faith in Jesus Christ, repent of your sins and cry out to God. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. If you’d like to read about how I came to faith in Christ alone my testimony is here.

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope this series is encouraging to you. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Intelligent Design – The Miracle of Life Part I

In keeping Monday’s scientific, I thought I would start a new series on the amazing design involved with creating a human being in the womb. My husband works in the NICU, and my favorite text to get when he’s at work is “going in for a delivery” because I know he’ll once again be witnessing the miracle of life.


Jesus connected the miracle of salvation with the miracle of childbirth when he was speaking to Nicodemus. It’s a beautiful comparison, we had no part in our first birth, neither do we have a part in our second. Both the creation of our little bodies in our mother’s womb and the creation of a new creature during salvation is evidence of His sovereign power. Glory to God on the highest, He is worthy of all honor, and glory, and praise!


I’m going to write this series a lot like the last series on the Solar System, with points, refutations of evolutionism, and then finally Gods sovereign purpose. Let’s take this slow, and work our way up from the tiny little egg to a 7-8 pound miracle.

The first, and only point, I want to make today (other than introducing the subject) is that a woman’s body is designed to target and destroy foreign entities. The man’s body is same, it’s called our immune system. When a virus makes its way into our body we have defense mechanisms set up to defend ourselves from it. I highly recommend immunology studies to anyone who wants to see the glory of God on the tiniest levels! The ones I’ve attached here are some of my daughter’s favorites.


Ordinarily, our bodies defenses work to our advantage, especially around flu season. During pregnancy, however, the woman’s body sees these tiny cells as foreign and dangerous. It sends the attack cells out just like it would against cancer. How then is this tiny human being that hasn’t even developed a brain yet to defend itself? Its molecular makeup comes equipped with information ready to settle the attack cells down. Imagine these tiny cells saying ‘don’t shoot, we’re on your side’ or ‘relax we’re just here to make her throw up for a few months then it’ll get better’ or even ‘I promise one day we’ll be her whole world’. That’s the Hollywood version, the real action of turning the attack cells away is not well known, some scientists feel the mother has proteins that shut down the cells, others feel the baby does. Either way, the information is there to stop the mother’s immune system from destroying the tiny life growing inside her. My way would make an excellent television series though! *Cue the intense theme music* ‘It’s a dangerous world out there’ Mike Rowe narrating ‘It’s also a dangerous world in here’.


It’s pretty spectacular isn’t it? There is an estimated 37 trillion cells in the human body. All those cells are going to start with the same information on day one, in the womb. Evolutionists claim natural selection is how we’ve gotten where we are, but natural selection can’t occur without first having cells. Cells can’t form without the DNA information to tell it what to be. DNA can’t form without proteins from the cell. It’s far worse then the chicken and the egg conundrum. A person can’t be created without those cells, and no amount of monkeying around with statistics can change that. I have found that Evolutionists do not like to address the origins debate, in recent years they’ve begun saying it’s not apart of evolution (even though it was for the purpose of explaining how we got here, our origins, that evolutionism was first suggested) but they can’t escape this problem, there’s no way to back track all the way to the first cell without running into major roadblocks.


Why did God design the body this way? He knew the end from the beginning, and had all the information within Adams DNA to defend a body against the diseases which would surely arise after the fall. That information included the babies cellular makeup, which can stop a full on attack from the immune system. What a beautiful, miraculous, design! Beloved brethren, God is sovereign, you can take Him at His Word. So be good Bereans, friends, and study to show yourselves approved.

The Heavens Declare – Everything Else

Well, friends, this brings us to the end of our series through the solar system. If I haven’t mentioned often enough throughout this series, Spike Psarries and Dr. Jason Lisle lectures on astronomy have been where much of the material we’ve covered has come from. I’m going to do this post differently than the last posts in the series. Rather than give you information, refutation, then my opinion of Gods purpose, I’m just going to give you all some quick facts to summarize and finish up our series.


Objects past Neptune, like poor Pluto, are referred to as TNO’s, or Trans Neptunian Objects. These objects have evidence of volcanic activity which is hard to account for. They’re too small and too far out from the Sun to maintain energy output for billions or even millions of years.


Comets have a lifespan, each time they pass the Sun they lose a little more material. Some comets run into planets, like the one I spoke briefly about in our talk on Jupiter. Due to this, secular scientists needed to find a way to renew comets in our Solar System so they could hold on to their deep time beliefs. How would they explain comets still existing after billions of years? The secular scientists created the fictitious Oort Cloud and the Kiper belt to explain how comets could continue to be seen when they last, at best, a couple thousand years. The problem with both the Oort Cloud and the Kiper belt is that they’ve been proven impossible over the last decade. I could do several posts on just this subject, but I’ll leave it to you, beloved, to look more into this if you find it interesting.

Let’s move on to the stars and galaxies.

There’s a major problem with our Sun, and all the stars in the universe. Like the gas planets in our Solar System, the stars shouldn’t exist.


Several theories have been postulated over how stars could form, unfortunately for the secular astrophysicists they all require stars to exist already. That seems strange doesn’t it, like the chicken and the egg debate, only galactic. You see, when we hear that nebulas are ‘star nurseries’ what is often not mentioned is that nebulas are formed from exploding stars. If stars are needed to create stars, what created stars? Another important thing to mention is that star formation from nebulas is impossible. Gravity is a weaker force than gas pressure, which forces the gas molecules in the nebulas to move apart.


How do astronomers solve this problem? Dark matter and dark energy are the fictitious, invisible, and untraceable, solutions to the problem. You have to have faith, brethren, in this unobservable and unprovable theory, for the secular models to work. This idea is referred to, by secular scientists, as the tooth fairy.


None of the information I’ve provided over the last couple months is going to convince an atheist to suddenly hate their sin and love God. Only the Holy Spirit can change a heart of stone. The purpose here is two-fold, firstly to encourage the body of Christ in the reliability of God’s Word, and secondly to tear down every high and lofty idea that sets itself up against the truth. This really all boils down to whether or not God is sovereign. If He is, and He sovereignly inspired His Word then we can trust what it says from Genesis to Revelation. If He is able to create, and uphold, the universe, then He is able to accurately inspire His people to write the truth. If you believe God is all powerful, how could you come to the conclusion that He allowed the story of creation to be written inaccurately? That is an illogical conclusion.

Beloved, you can trust God’s Word so be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

The Heavens Declare – Neptune


I’m so excited, beloved, to be near the end of the the Solar System series with you. Not because it’s ending, but because I saved the best for last! You’ll have to wait until next Monday for that though, today we’re going to discuss Neptune, the last planet in our Solar System sense Pluto was ‘pluto’d’.


Neptune is the last gas planet, and the furthest out from the Sun, so far out that it takes the Suns light four hours to reach it. It takes it 164.8 years to orbit once around the Sun. It’s called the sister planet of Uranus as it’s similar in size and matter. The main difference is the weather patterns on Neptune, which feature some of the highest winds in the Solar System, reaching 1,300 mph. That explains the giant dark spot seen on Neptune, which is often compared to the great red storm on Jupiter.


How does Neptune refute evolution? Neptune, like other gas giants, puts out more energy then it receives, twice as much. Neptune has a magnetic field, which is tilted like Uranus’, nether of which can be explained by secular models. In fact Neptune, like Uranus, can not exist according to the secular models. They’re too big to have formed so far from the Sun. Since 1972 astronomers have known that their models can not create a scenario that explains Neptune or Uranus. Rather then scratch the models, they have scratched their head, and continued teaching that they’ve got it all figured out. 


Beloved brethren, I know how Uranus and Neptune could be created so far from the Sun, the sovereign God created and upholds all things. Why would God create Neptune, a planet that’s not even viewable with the naked eye? I believe that Neptune was created for such a time as these, when men wise in their own conceit would claim to know how to world formed. No matter how they work it, they can not make their models fit Gods brilliance. 

One last thing, if you happened on this post and have been led to believe that ‘science’ has disproven God and the Bible I encourage you to read back through this series and see how very incorrect that is. Evolution is not science, it’s natural history filled with assumptions and guesswork. We can, and should, take God at His Word friends. And as always, beloved, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Saturday Worksheets – Venus

Today over at abitoforange he interviewed a very cool creation science podcast for kids which I thought I’d mention here too, in case any parents want to put some of her awesome work to good use.

https://creationscience4kids.com/

https://creationscience4kids.com/podcast/

I also have some worksheets for you today. If you missed the last worksheets you can find them here, and if you’ve missed the Solar System series that I’m using to make these worksheets you can find Mercury here, and Venus here.

These worksheets just have facts and are evolution free. I hope they’ll be a blessing to you, your children, or your Sunday school classes. Along with science worksheets, there are some scripture copy work pages.

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I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend, brethren, and as always be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

The Heavens Declare – Uranus

Today, in continuing with our series through the Solar System, we’re going to discuss the odd ball in the neighborhood. Every family has one, and our Solar System is no different. Uranus is that crazy aunt who always does the exact opposite as everyone else in the family. When no one was looking, she slipped you chocolate before the turkey was done on Thanksgiving. We’re going to discuss what makes Uranus so strange, how it disputes evolutionism, and what God’s purpose was for creating it.


Unlike the other planets, Uranus has its poles on the side, not the north and south because it leans so far. Due to this tilt, Uranus is the only planet that doesn’t orbit the Sun like a spinning top, instead, it rolls around the Sun like a ball. It’s this tilt that makes Uranus such an odd ball, but there are other anomalies as well. All the other gas giants give out more energy than they take in, but not Uranus. It also has almost a perfect orbit around the Sun, and is the closest planet we have to taking a completely circular trip, taking a whopping 84 years. It has over two dozen moons, which all orbit around its equator, making their rotation just as strange as the planet itself.


How does Uranus create problems for the secular models of the Solar Systems creations? To start with, Uranus has a magnetic field. It’s strength was predicted two years before it was discovered, not by a secular model, (those were all way off) but by a bible believing physicist, Dr. Russel Humphreys.  Dr. Humphreys used the logic he found in the Bible to make his predictions, which shuts down any evolutionist who claims creation scientists do not make predictions. As I mentioned before it does not give out energy like the other gas giants, which is strange as they were all supposedly created at the same time out of the same material. Another way Uranus refuted evolutionary models is with its tilt, which can not be explained even by asteroids hitting it and turning it over. There are no models which can correctly explain Uranus’ strange behavior.  Uranus has the strangest moon in the Solar System as well, Miranda. It is a small moon, in fact, it is too small for the evolutionary models to suggest that it was hit by five separate asteroids. Most secularists admit that the problem with Uranus is it’s moons, Miranda included, as all the models used to explain why it is tilted, are disrupted by the orbits of its moons.


What was God’s point in creating Uranus? To show His creative genuis, and to throw a giant wrench in the evolutionary cogs. Uranus is a beautiful example of God’s sovereignty over all the universe. Beloved, God knows the end from the beginning, and He inspired men to write down the creation of the universe accurately. You can trust God’s

Word, so be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.