Life Meets Planet Earth
THE FIRST HUMAN ANCESTOR COUPLE
“Based on the results of a series of computer models,
it seems likely that our most recent common ancestor [MRCA]
lived between 2,000 and 5,000 years ago…
“The point beyond which everyone alive today shares
the same set of ancestors [identical ancestor 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.
“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.”
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
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 science of synthetic organic chemistry confirms the impossibility of the simplest form of one-cell life creating itself from non-living chemical elements—even in deep time. Scientists Miller and Urey tried creating a living cell in their state-of-the-art laboratory but encountered the impossible.
The sane Power that hung the sun, moon, and stars, created all life on a little blue dot in space, transforming it into a lush, cosmic oasis throbbing with interdependent plan and animal life in ecological balance.
DNA dictates design of all life formats and is crucial to preserving species stasis. The full dimension of life demands more than mere existence. When billions of living cells combine to form a complex human being, DNA guarantees the system produce a unique personality vested with the ability to love, laugh, grieve, reason, remember, speak, create, sing, organize and manage the plants and animals collaborating as components of Earth’s brilliantly balanced ecosystem.
Human life is “original, unborrowed, underived,” designed and created by the Ruler of the Universe in “His own image.” All humans are created equal and all have descended from the identical, common ancestor couple who lived on Earth only a few thousand years before the present.
No scientific evidence has emerged to verify the molecule-to-man hypothesis. After twenty years of laboratory experiments mutating 44,000 generations of E coli bacteria, descendants remain adapted E coli bacteria, not some new and entirely different life form. Similar lab tests with the ubiquitous fruit fly produced comparable results—after multiples of mutated generations, fruit flies remained fruit flies. Biological evolution never happened—even in deep time years.
While no scientific or eyewitness evidence supports evolution, eyewitness evidence confirms the creation miracle.
Adam, the first man, created from the dust of the Earth in the image of God conversed freely with his Creator and lived long enough to share those personal memories with Lamech, father of Noah. The Scripture also refers to more than 500 eyewitnesses who saw the living Christ, the source of life, during the forty days He walked the Earth after His resurrection following His death on the cross. I Corinthians 15:3-6. This testimony cannot be readily discredited or impeached.
Early Christians put their own lives on the line to embrace and share their faith. Stephen was dragged from a synagogue and publicly stoned to death for his faith. Herod arranged for the killing of the disciple James, brother of John the beloved. Paul served prison time before suffering a martyr’s death in Rome. These rational men and women, who had witnessed the power of the life-giver during the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, would never have willingly surrendered their own lives to martyrdom in order to perpetuate a meaningless myth.
Christ told listeners, “I am the way, the truth and the life. He that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” The two-thousand-year-old written record provides irrefutable truth as to the source of all life. The evidence speaks for itself, an inconvenient truth.
Science and religion are not only mutually compatible, the two disciplines are inextricably commingled. The same Almighty God who created life is the Author of all science. The lyrics of the gospel melody, “Somebody Bigger Than You and I,” delivers the message eloquently.