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“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 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.
“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 a one-celled organism creating itself from non-living chemical elements—even in deep time. In 1952, scientists Miller and Urey tried creating a living cell in their state-of-the-art lab but encountered the impossible.
The same Power that hung the moon, created life, ab initio, on a little “blue dot” in cosmic space. What had been a blob of water-covered matter floating in blackness was transformed into a lush, cosmic oasis teeming with plant and animal life forms thriving interdependently in perfect, ecological balance.
DNA dictates design of every living species. Life is more than autonomous existence and survival. Humans represent the epitome of life on Earth. When billions of living cells combine to form a complex human being, DNA guarantees the system produces a distinct personality, vested with the inherent ability to love, laugh, grieve, reason, remember, speak, create, sing, organize and manage 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.
Scientific evidence has not emerged to verify the molecule-to-man hypothesis. Quite the contrary.
After twenty years of laboratory experiments intentionally mutating 44,000 generations of E coli bacteria, descendants remain E coli bacteria. 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.
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 science. While no scientific or eyewitness evidence supports evolution. The same God who hung the moon, and plotted the predictable trajectories of the Solar System, created science—and mankind.
Adam, the first man, formed from the dust of the Earth in the image of God conversed freely with his Creator and lived to share his memories with Lamech, father of Noah. More than 500 eyewitnesses saw the living Christ, the source of all life, during the forty days He walked the Earth after His resurrection following His crucifixion. I Corinthians 15:3-6. Unlike unverified imaginings, this eyewitness testimony cannot be 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 Christ, the life-giver during the crucifixion and resurrection, 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 Bible’s written record identifies the source of life. The evidence speaks for itself—an inconvenient truth.
Warren L. Johns, JD