Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The First Human Ancestor Couple

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Douglas L.T. Rohde, went to a computer to calculate the “Identical Ancestors Point” for Homo sapiens. “Based on the results of a series of computer models, it seems likely that our most recent common ancestor [MRCA] may have lived between 2,000 and 5,000 years ago…

“The point beyond which everyone alive today shares the same set of ancestors [identical ancestors point] is somewhat harder to predict, but it most likely falls between 5,000 and 15,000 years ago, with a significantly more recent date for the point at which we share nearly the same set.” 1

Douglas L. T. Rohde, On the Common Ancestors of All Living Humans,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November 11, 2003, 27.

“By the word of the Lord
Were the heavens made,
And all the host of them,
By the breath of His mouth.
For He spake, and it was done.
He commanded, and it stood fast.”

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A Unanimous, 500-vote Verdict

The Gift of Life: A Self-evident Truth

“Christ died for our sins…
was buried…he was raised on the third day…
He appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
After that, He appeared to more than five hundred
of the brothers at the same time.”
I Corinthians 15:3-6

The same power that hung the sun, moon, and stars, created all life on Planet Earth. Humans were designed in the “image” of God Almighty, and given the breath of life at His command. All humans are created equal and all have descended from the identical, common ancestor couple.1

G God’s image is reflected in every human life.

No human existed, at the beginning of creation\\ week to witness the transformation of a water-covered blob of dark matter into Planet Earth by the power and at the command of Almighty God. In contrast, more than 500 eyewitnesses observed the crucified Christ walking the earth forty days after his resurrection by the heavenly Life-giver.

Saul of Tarsus, notorious vigilante determined to stamp out any trace of the resurrection miracle, unexpectedly encountered the risen Christ, in person, on a dusty road to Damascus. The experience transformed Saul, the Christian killer, into Paul, the dynamic apostle who put his own life on the line to share the good news of a chance for life eternal.

Two-thousand-year-old written records confirm the miracle.
The legal system’s best evidence rule enshrines this record as fact. Subsequent behavior by the hundreds of witnesses corroborates the living evidence that speaks for itself.

G Human would not accept martyrdom based on myth.

The Biblical chronicle of Christ’s illegal trial conducted by a totalitarian regime exposes the cowardice of His followers. The impetuous Peter, of all people, at least three times denied he even was aware of Christ’s identity. Following Jesus’ violent death, the justifiably frightened disciples might have been expected to run to the hills to save their own skins—certainly so if the terrorizing events had been a concocted myth.

Instead, after forty days of Christ’s comforting ministry in their midst, fear vanished. They stayed put in Jerusalem, met in some obscure Jerusalem upper room, and prayed to God for guidance. The Creator responded by touching their lives with the Holy Spirit, empowering them to go into the streets of old Jerusalem and preach the gospel. Notably, It was Peter, of all people, who led the way. The Christian Church was born that day, with 3,000 new converts.

Like Steven, in the three centuries that followed, thousands of Christians were martyred at the hands of pagan tyrants. These courageous, devoted Christians would never have surrendered their lives to martyrdom founded on myth.

G Life cannot create itself from non-living matter.

No other evidence exists, scientific or otherwise, explaining the origin of human life. Scientists Miller and Urey, in 1952, gave up on a futile attempt to create a living cell from non-living matter. As to biological life creating itself from non-living matter, ab initio, Rice University’s synthetic organic chemist, James M. Tour,2 demolishes the idea in a 22-minute lecture that exposes the absurd impossibility of an idea showing odds far-beyond impossible.

Chemical evolution never happened. Biological evolution never happened but did serve as a rickety crutch for racism. Both ideas propagate superstitious nonsense. No viable alternative evidence exists to explain the origin of life other than life is the gift of our Creator God.

1—Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Douglas L.T. Rohde, went to a computer to calculate the “Identical Ancestors Point” for Homo sapiens. “Based on the results of a series of computer models, it seems likely that our most recent common ancestor [MRCA] may have lived between 2,000 and 5,000 years ago…

“The point beyond which everyone alive today shares the same set of ancestors [identical ancestors point] is somewhat harder to predict, but it most likely falls between 5,000 and 15,000 years ago, with a significantly more recent date for the point at which we share nearly the same set.” Douglas L. T. Rohde, On the Common Ancestors of All Living Humans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November 11, 2003, 27.

2—-See James M. Tour, “Life Ab Initio,” Homepage, www.GenesisFile.com, 2021.

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