HOW DOES EVOLUTION HAPPEN
It has long been believed that evolution from one kind of
creature to another takes place very slowly over millions, if not billions, of
years. Each creature mutates into
another type of creature; like monkey to man.
Each step of this mutating experience is supposed to happen so slowly
that it is not discernable for many generations. All the steps needed to progress upwards into
a better creature, according to evolutionists, all are directed by accidental
duplications or mutations in the genes.
There is no guided direction in any of this. It is all pure chance. Mutations in the genes was supposed to be the
reason all things evolve. It has long
been held by those who believe in evolution that habitat change, food supplies,
and other outside forces are the only guide to change. Nature indiscriminately selects the healthier
of the species to survive and allows all others to die off. If you have followed my articles in the
past, you know that genetics is now proving all the above to be wrong. I have long believed that the discovery of
DNA would one day be the nail-in-the-coffin for the Theory of Evolution. One of the things that science has discovered
is that mutations in the genes are almost always detrimental to all creatures,
including man. Genetics has now proven
that there seems to be a time when all things were genetically pure…no
mutations at all. In other words, we
started out perfect in our genes and have slowly gained one hundred or more
mutations in each generation. Evolution
has always had us believe that we are constantly getting better and
better. However, science has now proven
that we are getting worse and worse. The
evolutionary doctrine of ‘natural selection’ creating all things to get better
has fallen apart. Science now estimates
that mankind will gain so many mutations in the next 10,000 years that we will
become extinct. Evolution has long held
that mutations in the genes are what creates new features in creatures. What science has discovered is that mutations
can only modify existing features and
that mutations cannot create new features
at all. In other words, we can get
different features in a dog, but it will always remain a dog, even with
modified features. The same is true for man.
He never evolved from a monkey to a man.
Monkeys are a whole different kind of creature. It has also just been found that all males on
this planet have one chromosome that is identical. This chromosome is passed
down from father to son and has been doing so since man was created. We would and
should expect that all monkeys would also then have this same chromosome.
Research has now shown that they do not. There are multiple choices of
chromosomes in the spot where a male human chromosome is. This is pretty stiff
evidence that man did not evolve from monkeys.
Mutations did not create anything. They are mostly destructive or else
useless. This means if mutations do not work as once supposed, then no new
creature can be created from mutations.
This runs completely contrary to what evolutionary scientists have
believed since the day of Darwin. The fact that genetic researchers can now
calculate how many mutations mankind has added since we were originally
genetically pure means we can count backwards to know when man was genetically
pure. It appears that it was less than
eight thousand years ago, per the research. This information can be found in the Genetic
Entropy Program; an offshoot of the massive Human Genome Project that took ten
years to complete. This would mean that, if man has existed millions of years
on this earth, then more than ninety nine percent of that time he’d have been
genetically pure, which is impossible. This
finding of man once being genetically pure just happens to correlate quite
nicely with what the Bible says about when the heavens, earth, and all things
were created. These are daunting
obstacles for evolutionists to overcome, and have been brought to our attention
not by Bible believers but by science, itself.
There are numerous genetic research programs taking place in labs all
over the world, and many seem to nullify evolutionary beliefs while verifying
the Bible creation story. My money has
been on the Bible nearly since I abandoned atheism for Christianity, and I see
no reason to change that belief now.
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138 MOSES DID WRITE THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS
Julius Wellhausen wrote the ‘Documentary Hypothesis’ in the
1870’s. Reading the first five books of
the Bible, he came to the conclusion that none of them (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,
Numbers, and Deuteronomy) could have been written by Moses. Moses had long been held by Christians and
Jews to have written those books. If he didn’t
then he couldn’t be the author of any book in the Bible. Wellhausen pushed his ideas about who
actually did write the first five books of the Bible; four different people supposedly
did separated by hundreds of years.
Wellhausen believed there had been no written language in the days of
Moses. No evidence for a written language around 1450 B.C. had ever been found,
he said. How could Moses write the first
five books of the Bible if there’d been no written language to use, he argued. This flew in the face of all Christian
beliefs. Jesus Himself said, “If you
cannot believe the ‘writings’ of
Moses, how then shall you believe my words?”
Was Jesus wrong!? If Jesus was
the Son of God, then he surely should have known whether Moses wrote the first
five books. If Wellhausen was right,
this meant that Jesus mistakenly believed Moses wrote the first five
books. His apostles would have also been
wrong, since they also attributed to the writing of Moses. Many authors of books of the Bible had to be
wrong since they too, mentioned Moses writings.
It would mean that Jesus couldn’t possibly be God in the flesh. Wow!
This would indicate that Christian beliefs were unprovable and incorrect! Eventually, nearly every college and
university began to teach Wellhausen’s theories as fact. Millions of students learned about the
‘Documentary Hypothesis’ and ended up losing their faith. Hang in there, I’m about to share a new
archaeological find proving Wellhausen very wrong. Numerous written languages have since been
found pre-dating the Birth of Moses. However, these were not discovered until the
last twenty years or so. This meant the
‘Documentary Hypothesis’ was taught in schools of higher learning for nearly
125 years. The Ebla tablets are now
being said to be the oldest language ever found, predating Moses by many
hundreds of years. There are other
written tablets discovered in many other countries near Egypt (where Moses was
a Prince). The newest discovery is
rather shocking. It has long been held
that the Egyptians only had hieroglyphic writing. In the recent ‘Archaeology’ magazine, it
describes how Egyptologist Ben Haring, of the University of Leiden, found a
tablet in Egypt that shows that the Egyptians not only wrote in hieroglyphs,
but had an alphabetic type of writing, too.
This is a written language that can be spoken as well as read. One can only transcribe hieroglyphs into what
they mean, not speak it as a language.
This puts an alphabetic type of writing in Egypt just about six hundred years before Moses
was born. Julius Wellhausen’s theory has
just been shot all to pieces by this and other discoveries. All those millions of students who lost their
faith because of his theory did so based on him being absolutely wrong. This kind of antagonistic rhetoric has been
going on in colleges and universities for 150 years. Before that, the Bible was widely accepted as
historically accurate. What changed? Men like Darwin were led by their “daddy”
(Satan) to attack the Bible. When our Bible is attacked, students lose their
faith and leave the church. Too late, we later find the antagonists were wrong
on those things they had attacked. This
atheistic theorizing has cost countless millions of Christians their
faith. Thousands of things have been
attacked in the Bible, only to be proven right by nearly 6,500 archaeological
discoveries proving our Bible to be absolutely correct and provable. Please tell your children and grandchildren
this before sending them off to schools of higher learning. I just received pre-copies of my new book
‘LEARNING THE A,B,C’S…APOLOGETICS, THE BIBLE AND CREATION’. Look for it at the
book sources shortly. Once I O.K. the pre-copies the publisher will start
publication. It will be the best $17.95 you have ever spent if you want you, or
your children’s, faith to grow. Look for us at evidenceforthehope.org or
Evidence for the Hope Ministries. have a nice day.
OPEN WIDE, PLEASE
One hears “open wide, please” at the dentist office, but who
knew that the plaque scraped off our teeth contains a treasure trove of information? The largest DNA laboratory in the world doing
research on ancient bones is at the University of Oklahoma. One of their recent discoveries is making us
smile. They are examining plaque on
teeth of individuals who died hundreds to thousands of years ago. Mankind contains about two pounds of bacteria
in our bodies, and some of this is found in our mouths. Plaque has been found to be a preserver of
all kinds of things that we have going on in our bodies during our lifetime. Researchers can even trace how we gained or
lost health benefits due to changes in our lifestyles, what we eat, where we
work, and much more. Plaque bacteria is
a treasure trove of DNA, containing nearly three and a half million genes
compared to our bodies measly 22,000 genes.
So, what’s the big deal about plaque? Our mouth contains more bacteria than there
are trees and vegetation in a rainforest.
As our teeth develop plaque, we preserve some of this bacteria, along
with genetic portions of what we have been eating all these years. By examining this, geneticists hope to see
how we developed things like diabetes, heart problems, and much more. This will hopefully lead to a cure for all of
those things by giving us programs on what to eat or not, how to work safely in
dangerous places, where to live, and much more depending on our specific
genetics. Bacteria was once thought to
be harmful. However, science has found
that specific bacteria are very beneficial to man. Researchers examining the teeth of ancient
individuals discovered pathogens that are related to heart disease, meningitis,
pneumonia, and more. They hope to use
this information to cure these things.
One of the things they have discovered is microbial
antibodies that our bodies produce naturally.
People many years ago seem to have had resistance to disease hundreds of
years before antibiotics were necessary.
With further research, scientists hope to possibly eliminate the need
for drugs. This whole research project
shows me that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made’ as the Bible says. I can’t imagine how all of this came about by
so-called evolutionary accidents causing us to change over millions of
years. How did our bodies know to design
antibodies or bacteria strains to form inside of us to keep us healthy? I must ask evolutionists this; since we needed
these things to exist. How’d we survive
before we got them? Trillions of bodily
accidents are needed, if one believes all things came to us slowly over
billions of years, that are beneficial.
How is that possible? Our bodies
are in a symbiotic relationship with the bacteria living inside of us. It needs us and we need it in order to
survive. When did this relationship begin, if evolution is correct? The bigger
questions for Darwinian evolutionists are how and why did it begin. The idea that we had natural antibodies that
kept us healthy falls right in line with what’s being discovered in DNA
research; that we had no sign of mutations in the genes in the beginning of
humankind. I imagine that the Garden of Eden had health benefits we can only imagine.
Of course, those of us who hold fast to the things of God will one day have the
same. I have to fall back on the Bible as my source of knowledge on this; ‘In
the beginning, God created man and woman’ and we were “perfect in our
generations”. We were not monkeys, fish,
or anything else to begin with. I have
long believed that the study of DNA would ultimately give us plenty of proof
for man being created in the beginning by God.
It looks like it’s happening.
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135 FULL OF GRACE
years ago, we had a woman in our congregation by the name of Miss Grace
Coffman. She was like the Rock of
Gibraltar when it came to her faith.
Having just turned from atheism to Christianity, I was impressed with
her. Miss Grace was kind, loving, reserved,
and as strong as could be when teaching about the Lord. My wife and I were invited to her home after
church one Sunday. My wife eagerly
accepted, but I wasn’t so sure about us going to an older persons home for
lunch. She was in her eighties and we
were in our late twenties. I remember
thinking that we’d have nothing in common. God has a way of humbling some of us who
ignore others because of age. When I
entered her living room, I saw a picture of her with President John F.
Kennedy. Miss Grace was busy fixing
snacks. As my wife and I moved around,
examining pictures, we saw at least a dozen very famous men with Miss Grace
right alongside: Henry Kissinger, Ted Kennedy, President Eisenhower, and
more. We were shocked, to say the least. This little old lady lived in a humble home,
in a tiny town in Virginia. In the two
years that we’d known her, she’d never mentioned a word about knowing these
people. When she came in with our snacks,
we asked about the pictures. She simply stated
that she’d met them over the years, and left it at that. She even had personal letters from them! Instead, she insisted on talking about
“important things”. She asked how we
were doing spiritually and if we had any questions about the Bible or the Lord
that she could help us with. We did,
and she answered each. My wife, still
curious, asked what she had done for a living to have met dozens of famous
people. She said she had worked in
Washington for politicians for a while, but quickly added that she had also
worked as a teacher in Fort Valley, Virginia.
She went on to talk of her teacher days.
We found out later, from others, that Miss Grace had been very
instrumental in political circles in Washington. “There were no buses back in those days”, she
related. “I had to take a horse and
wagon to cross the mountain from here to the tiny one-room school in Fort
Valley. One day it began to snow, and I
had to keep the old wood stove going in the school for days, until we could get
dug out. I fed the kids, kept them warm,
and survived the storm. I then had to
cross that snowy mountain in a horse and buggy to get home. A car wouldn’t make it. It took me the whole day.” We asked if she was afraid, and what she did
for days. “I’m never afraid since I
found the Lord, and I was thrilled that it had snowed because I got to read and
share the Bible with my students. Many
of those kids are preachers or teachers today.”
She then went on to tell us that she was eight years old before she
celebrated her first birthday. That confused
us. She laughed and explained that she
had been born on February 29, 1896.
Anyone born on February 29th will not experience another
February 29th for four years, since February normally only has 28 days. However, in Miss Grace’s case, the year 1900
had no February 29th either.
She had to wait until 1904 before she could celebrate her first
birthday; she was eight at the time. None
of the hundreds of students of Miss Grace had ever been arrested, gotten
divorced, or left the church. I was
humbled. Here this woman could have
bragged on and on about the people she had worked for and met in Washington,
but didn’t. Instead, she talked of her
school kids, and was concerned for our spiritual welfare. I wept at her funeral, but did as she had
asked just before she had died. I rejoiced
and sang praises to the Lord that day that she was with her Lord in
heaven. She, and others like her, are
the reason that I wasn’t satisfied just to know the Bible. I so much wanted to be like her. I’ve spent
forty five years researching archaeological and scientific finds proving the
Bible to be true. Miss Grace is one of those mentors who encouraged my wife and
me to study more than just the Bible. She wanted me to prove it so that I would
never doubt it. I am fortunate to have had several people like Miss Grace in my
life. She was indeed a teacher, but not just a school teacher; a teacher of
Christ and His gospel. Everyone has a story and, if we listen, we could learn much
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THE RED SEA HAVE PARTED FOR MOSES?
The Bible tells us the story of Moses and the Israelites
being freed from hundreds of years of slavery in Egypt, and then being trapped
at the Red Sea by Pharaohs’ army.
Miraculously, Moses held up his staff and the Red Sea parted, allowing
the Israelites to cross over to the other side.
However, when Pharaoh tried to move his army across, the waters suddenly
came back and drowned them. Could an
entire sea suddenly part, then return as quickly as the Bible declares? National Geographic News ran an article
written by Stephan Lovgran on July 19, 2006.
The research of that article was going to be published in the highly
acclaimed Journal of Nature, a very scientific journal, the following day. The very first sentence of Stephan’s article
says, “Moses may have received geological assistance when he parted the Red Sea
to let the Israelites through, according to the Bible.” The article then goes on to describe how the
European Space Agency’s Envisat radar satellite then examined the area of the
Red Sea. The Arabian tectonic plate has
been known to be moving away from the African tectonic plate. These moving land masses cause tremendous
stress on the geology of the area, and partially ripped apart in 2005. The scientists believe that molten magma is
the cause of the plates moving rather than by earthquakes; so much so that
Arabia and Africa have been separating from one another for many
centuries. One of these movements of
land caused a tremendous tear between the plates in 2005 in the area of the Red
Sea. Nearly 2,000 football fields of
lava filled a great void after African and Arabian plates moved twenty-six feet
and a mile long from one another. This is
what Stephan’s proposition of Moses possibly being helped by geologic forces is
all about in the beginning of his article.
If this same type void happened in the Red Sea when Moses and the
Israelites had their backs to it, it would have caused the sea to part. The
waters would have stopped flowing and then travelled back up the Red Sea to
fill a great void (there is some evidence of this). The Israelites could have then crossed,
leaving the army of Pharaoh behind. Once
Pharaoh moved his army into the empty sea, the waters could have filled the
void and allowed tremendous amounts of rushing water to return, thereby killing
all the Egyptians. The greater miracle
here is the timing of this event. About
a million Israelites were about to be slaughtered, suddenly a way was made for
them to escape across the sea, and the Egyptians drowned when they entered the
empty sea bed by the returning waters.
I’ve often mentioned that I have no problem with God using natural
forces to accomplish His purposes and goals.
This is one of those times. I
also have no problem if it was not the way God used to get the Israelites
across. However, I have seen much in my
lifetime that gives me confidence that this just might be the way that God
saved the Israelites at the Red Sea. So
many things are being discovered today by science and archaeology, giving
credence for each and every event written in our Bible, that I am in
shock. In just the last twenty years I’ve
watched as thousands of discoveries have uncovered something proving our Bible
to be right. I have to ask…why is all of
this happening now 2,000 years after Jesus died and rose to life? What is God preparing us for? Are we ready for whatever it is? Have a nice day, and look for us at