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 Vol. 4, No. 10 

October, 2002

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Evolution Slowing Down!

By Ken Chumbley

A few years ago, an article was published in some newspapers under the title, "Where will we go from here?" It told about the conclusion that some scientists had reached with respect to their concept of human evolution.

It appears that they were concerned because they have not seen any evolutionary changes for about 35,000 years, according to their own reckoning. Many of the evolutionary scientists indicate that the process of natural selection has been slowing down. Dr. Steve Jones, a geneticist at University College, London stated that, in the case of humans, natural selection has, to some extent, been repealed. They indicate that this has been the case for about 35,000 years when the human species began to "liberate itself from the harshest forces of natural selection." "Natural selection" is the "survival of the fittest." According to these evolutionists, since most humans now survive to reproductive age, "natural selection is being robbed of its important raw material." The point being that if most everyone survives and reproduces, no selection takes; everyone is "fit" (even couch potatoes!). Dr. Stephen Jay Gould from Harvard University, the "High Priest" of evolutionists, stated, "We are not likely to speciate (that is form new species K.J.C.) unless we send up some space colonies."

What a far cry this is from what the Bible says about man. The Bible teaches that God created man in his own image (Genesis 1:27) and "the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Genesis 2:7). Who are we to believe? Are we going to believe the Creator or are we going to believe a group of pseudo-scientists who believe they know more than the Creator? Are we going to believe men who proclaim as fact that which by the nature of the situation can only be merely a theory and a theory that is based on speculations that cannot be proved?

Let us uphold the truth of God's Word and not accept the wild and fanciful theories of men who are clearly anti-God.Image

A Matter of Life and Death

By Kevin Rhodes

Within our society today there is a determined effort to eliminate personal responsibility. The criminal is therefore not morally corrupt, according to this philosophy, but simply a product of his or her environment. For this reason, they surely must marvel that God said, "He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death" (Exodus 21:12). After all, they maintain that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment, defining their morality in terms outside the absolute truth of God's Word (Romans 13:1-4).

Similarly, many of these same people have no problem with women aborting their babies by the millions. In the same paragraph Moses recorded the Lord's words, "If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life..." (Exodus 21:22-23). By God's own record, an unborn baby's life is treated as any other human life, and an action that caused the death of that unborn child was to be treated the same as an action that caused the death of any other person.

Sadly, in our country today, we sanction the murder of innocent children and have great protests that make the news each time some guilty criminal is executed. Sadder yet is the untold number of Christians who sit idly, say nothing and even implicitly endorse ungodly positions, trying to separate their politics from their responsibility to God. "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29).Image

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