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how does Evolution happen

                                                         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.  Look for us at evidenceforthehope.org  

138 MOSES DID WRITE THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS

                                                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.

136 OPEN WIDE PLEASE

                                                                136 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.  Look for us at evidenceforthehope.org.

135 FULL OF GRACE

                                                                         135 FULL OF GRACE

                Many 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 and be blessed.  Look for us at evidenceforthehope.org.

134 COULD THE RED SEA HAVE PARTED

                                          COULD 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 evidenceforthehope.org.