YAHWEH ELOHIM CREATED...
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By Faith we understand that the worlds were rearranged by the word of Deity


 The Glasswinged butterfly

Six days to create the present age

 'The Law of Moses'

  • chapter V.- The Sabbath Law', The Christadelphian (31.365.414-415), 1894. by Robert Roberts

TIDINGS FROM BROTHER LISTER

1. [ A young earth correspondent] says there is no evidence for anything preAdamic in the scriptures. Well Gen.1.1,2 are preAdamic. "The heavens and the earth" (v.1)(the cosmos or universe) are preAdamic. God is "from everlasting to everlasting" (Pslm.90.1). He wasn't sitting around for endless ages in an empty void. This is absurd.

Second the earth was "without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep", and ruach Elohim brooded on the face of the waters (v.2). This is all pre Adamic. The earth was an orb benighted and shrouded in water and mists. Obviously the surface of the earth was in "a state of chaos" (without form and void, that is devoid of life and lacking a support system, overwhelmed by some great catastrophe terminating a previous dispensation, like the Flood overwhelmed the antediluvian cosmos. It was this raw state that Elohim commenced the work of the Creation week. Yahweh works by dispensations, by continuous death and renewal (see this reenacted continually every year in winter (death) followed by spring (new life, resurrection). This goes all the way through.

Third, the Elohim (angels) must have resulted from a work of redemption from a lower state (Pslm.8). The scriptures clearly show us the way Elohim are formed from a lower estate, through justification by faith. This purpose is expressed in the phrase Yahweh Elohim = He who will be Mighty Ones. Always this phrase where encountered is prophetic of the divine plan of redemption. God is calling out a people for his Name. The myriads of Elohim that superintend the cosmos, (God knows every star by name) (Pslm.146), have all been developed through this process of metamorphosis, or transformation from base materials (sin's flesh), on this orb or any other of the countless orbs in the cosmos, Yahweh chooses to beautify physically and morally, spiritually. This is the divine way.

Yours in the Faith
Richard

FURTHER TO THE ABOVE .. Neither of these responses goes any step towards explaining the Elohim and their origin (See Gen.3.24 -this implies a less perfect physical and moral state of being). They just duck around the issue.


Do they think the myriads of Elohim were created automatons, or ready made clones, by the Creator? And all packed into the Creation week on Day 1? Or maybe just crystallised out of the ether some time round about this time? This means they didn't have any free will, and therefore contradicts Gen.3.24. They need to read and study Elpis Israel. This is the problem, it all goes back to telling us to accept their opinion as superior to Bro Thomas. Basically this is a step towards Apostasy.


Clearly the first correspondent is strung up on "young earth" Baptist ideology, blinding him to what Gen.1.1,2 obviously teach to any rational being. The idea that the Universe with all its myriad galaxies and stars popped into being sometime in the Creation week, probably not before Day 4 when the sun came into being, as they literally think. 
The uniquness of the Lord Jesus Christ as far as this orb is considered, and the 7000 years Adamic Creation and redemptive plan, is not in dispute.


Yours in Elpis
Richard

The angels were once mortal

From 'Elohim Developed From The Seed of Abraham' - Phanerosis

The Scripture reveals the principle upon which the Elohim of the Universe are developed by the Eternal Spirit. They are immortals, but were not always so. The Eternal Spirit, dwelling in light, is alone essentially immortal, without beginning; but all the Mighty Ones, or Gods, He has created, have at some period of their history, been subject to evil even as we. Moses teaches this in Gen. 3:5, 22. The sagacious serpent, who had seen and heard the Elohim in Paradise"the Stars of the Dawn and Sons of God" -- told Adam and Eve that if they ate of "the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, they should be as the Elohim ('gods') knowing good and evil." The lie he told did not consist in saying this; for the Yahweh-Elohim admitted that, in the eating, and its consequence, they had become like one of them, to know good and evil. "Behold," said He, "the man has become as ONE OF US, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of the Lives, and eat and live for Olahm; therefore Yahweh-Elohim sent him forth from the Garden of Eden." When this was affirmed of Adam and Eve, "the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked," and they were both ashamed and afraid. This was the form of the "evil" which they experienced at that crisis; and Yahweh-Elohim testifies, that it was an evil they themselves had been the subjects of. Those who were Elohim contemporary with Adam had once been the subjects of shame and fear; and as these are symptoms of an evil conscience, they had once been sinners; and as it is the law of the Eternal Spirit's empire, that sin works death, so they must have been once mortal : which is a conclusion in agreement with Paul's testimony, that the Invisible One "only hath immortality."



'To this historical origin, indeed, the very command on Sinai ascribes it: "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it." Here our faith is rudely challenged by the science of the age, and it is not well that we ignore the challenge

  • ' Roberts, 'The Law of Moses: Chapter V.- The Sabbath Law', The Christadelphian (31.365.414-415), 1894.

'The unanswered challenge of any kind of truth is liable to prove an unstopped leak in the ship through which the waters gradually encroach, however dry and comfortable things may seem on deck. The challenges can all be answered, provided you go deeply enough into them.

'The challenge in this case relates to the allegation that "in six days the Lord made heaven and earth," and that the stupendous work was done about 6,000 years ago. The facts pressed upon our attention by science are that the earth contains evidence of having existed many ages

  • six thousand years many times over; and that the geologically-indicated phases of its development from stage to stage point to milleniums of years for each stage rather than single days. The argument founded upon these facts is that a system of things cannot be divine which, like the Mosaic system, contradicts so flatly the manifest truth of nature.


'There is cogency in the argument, and it must be met. If the facts were wholly as alleged, it would be impossible to meet it. But they are not so. The Bible does not tell us when the earth was brought into being. It tells us that it was made "in the beginning," but this is not fixing a date

  • It is only telling there was a beginning, which is self-evident, however far back it may be put.

The "beginning" and the beginning of the six days are not identical.'

'The six days' work was undoubtedly 6,000 years ago, and the six days' work included the making of the earth in the sense in which a country is made when established and developed, but it did not include the making of it in the sense of bringing it into existence for the first time. The evidence proves this. It shows the earth existent "without form and void, and darkness on the face of the deep" at the beginning of the work. It is impossible to lay too much stress upon the casual glimpse which these words afford us of the pre-Adamite condition of the earth.

It is but a sentence, and yet it is a whole revelation on the point. It is like a rent in the back-wall of the human era, through which we peer backwards into a long vista of darkness, whose length cannot be measured; and if Science says there were millions of years in it, we say, as believers in the Bible, "Very well, the Bible allows for it in its opening sentence."

'The six days' work relates only to the process by which, from the earth point of view (for the story is written for the inhabitants of the earth), the earth was brought from the condition in which that work found it

  • For reasons not disclosed, the earth had been submerged in water, and enveloped in darkness, which is the state in which it is first introduced to view. It had evidently been long time in that state-

with which the geological indications agree.'

From Elpis Israel - chapter 2


The general account of the work of the six days is contained in the first chapter of Genesis; while in the second is presented, among other things, a more particular narrative of the work of the sixth day in the formation of the first human pair.

Let the reader peruse the history of the creation as a revelation to himself as an inhabitant of the earth. It informs him of the order in which the things narrated would have developed themselves to his view, had he been placed on some projecting rock, the spectator of the events detailed. He must remember this. The Mosaic account is not a revelation to the inhabitants of other orbs remote from the earth of the formation of the boundless universe; but to man, as a constituent of the terrestrial system. This will explain why light is said to have been created four days before the sun, moon, and stars. To an observer on the earth, this was the order of their appearance; and in relation to him a primary creation, though absolutely pre-existent for millions of ages before the Adamic Era.

The duration of the earth's revolutions round the sun previous to the work of the first day is not revealed; but the evidences produced by the strata of our globe show that the period was long continued. There are indeed hints, casually dropped in the Scriptures, which would seem to indicate, that our planet was inhabited by a race of beings anterior to the formation of man. The apostle Peter, speaking of the "false teachers" that would arise among Christians "by reason of whom the way of truth would be evil spoken of," illustrates the certainty of their "damnation" by citing three cases in point; namely, that of certain angels; that of the antediluvian world; and that of Sodom and Gomorrha. Now the earth, we know, was the place of judgment to the contemporaries of Noah and Lot, and seeing that these three are warnings to inhabitants of earth, it is probable, that they are all related to things pertaining to our globe in the order of their enumeration -- first, judgment upon its pre-Adameral inhabitants; secondly, upon the antediluvian world, which succeeded them; and thirdly, upon Sodom after the flood.

  • Peter says, that "the Angels," or pre-Adameral inhabitants of the Earth, "sinned;" and Jude, in speaking of the same subject, reveals to us the nature of their transgression. He says, verse 6, "the angels maintained not their original state, but forsook their own habitation." From which it would appear, that they had the ability to leave their dwelling if they pleased; secondly, that they were sometimes employed as messengers to other parts of the universe; this their name (aggeloV, aggelos, one sent) implies: thirdly, that they were forbidden to leave their habitation without special command to do so; and fourthly, that they violated this injunction and left it. Having transgressed the divine law, God would not forgive them; "but casting them down," or driving them back, "He committed them to everlasting chains of intense darkness to be reserved for judgment" (2 Peter 2:4). Hence, it is clear, when they were driven back to their habitation, some further catastrophy befel them by which their committal to darkness was effected. This probably consisted in the total wreck of their abode, and their entire submergence, with all the mammoths of their estate, under the waters of an overwhelming flood. Reduced to this extremity, the earth became "without form and empty; and darkness overspread the deep waters" (Genesis 1:1). Its mountains, hills, valleys, plains, seas, rivers, and fountains of waters, which gave diversity of "form" to the surface of our globe, all disappeared; and it became "void," or empty, no living creatures, angels, quadrupeds, birds, or fishes, being found any more upon it. Fragments, however, of the wreck of this pre-Adameral world have been brought to light by geological research, to the records of which we refer the reader, for a detailed account of its discoveries, with this remark, that its organic remains, coal fields, and strata, belong to the ages before the formation of man, rather than to the era of the creation, or the Noachic flood. This view of the matter will remove a host of difficulties, which have hitherto disturbed the harmony between the conclusions of geologists and the Mosaic account of the physical constitution of our globe.

Geologists have endeavoured to extend the six days into six thousand years. But this, with the Scriptural data we have adduced is quite unnecessary. Instead of six thousand, they can avail themselves of sixty thousand; for the Scriptures reveal no length of time during which the terrene angels dwelt upon our globe. The six days of Genesis were unquestionably six diurnal revolutions of the earth upon its axis. This is clear from the tenor of the Sabbath law. "Six days shalt thou labour (O Israel) and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." Would it be any fit reason that, because the Lord worked six periods of a thousand or more years each, and had ceased about two thousand until the giving of the law, therefore the Israelites were to work six periods of twelve hours, and do no work on a seventh period or day of like duration? Would any Israelite or Gentile, unspoiled by vain philosophy, come to the conclusion of the geologists by reading the sabbath law? We believe not. Six days of ordinary length were ample time for Omnipotence with all the power of the universe at command to re-form the earth, and to place the few animals upon it necessary for the beginning of a new order of things upon the globe.

But what is to become of the evil angels in everlasting chains of darkness, and who shall be their judge? Jude says, they were committed "for the judgment of THE GREAT DAY." He alludes to this great day in his quotation of the prophecy of Enoch, saying, "Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of His Holy Ones (angels of His might, 2 Thess. 1:7) to execute judgment

  • upon all, &c." This coming of the Lord to judgment is termed by Paul "the Day of Christ" -- "A DAY in which He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ" -- during which the saints, with angels ministering to them, having lived again, will reign with Christ a thousand years on the earth (2 Thess. 2:2, Acts 17:31; Rev. 5:10; 20:4, 11-15). This is the Great Day of judgment, a period of one thousand years, in which Christ and His saints will govern the nations righteously; judge the raised dead in His kingdom according to their works; and award to the rebel angels the recompense awaiting their transgression. "Know ye not," saith Paul, " that

we (the saints) shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?" (1 Cor. 6:3). From these data, then, we conclude that these angels will be judged in the Day of Christ by Jesus and the saints.

In the period between the wreck of the globe as the habitation of the rebel angels and the epoch of the first day, the earth was


  • as described in Genesis 1:2, "without form and void, and darkness upon the face of the deep," -- a globe of mineral structure, submerged in water, and mantled in impenetrable night. Out of these crude materials, a new habitation was constructed, and adapted to the abode of new races of living creatures. On the first day, light was caused to shine through the darkness, and disclose the face of the waters; on the second, the atmosphere called heaven, was formed, by which the fog was enabled to float in masses above the deep; on the third, the waters were gathered together into seas, and the dry land, called the Earth, appeared. It was then clothed with verdure, and with fruit and forest trees, preparatory to the introduction of herbivorous creatures to inhabit it. On the fourth day, the expanded atmosphere became transparent, and the shining orbs of the universe could be seen from the surface of the earth. Our globe was then placed in such astronomical relation to them as to be subjected by their influences to the vicissitudes of day and night, summer and winter; and that they might serve for signs, and for years. Thus, the sun, moon, and stars which God had made, by giving the earth's axis a certain inclination to the plane of the ecliptic, became diffusive of the most genial influences over the land and sea. It was now a fit and beautiful abode for animals of every kind. The dwelling place was perfected, well aired, and gloriously illuminated by the lights of heaven; food was abundantly provided; and the mansional estate waited only a joyous tenantry to be complete. his was the work of the fifth and sixth days. On the fifth, fish and water-fowl were produced from the teeming waters; and on the sixth, cattle, reptiles, land-fowl, and the beasts of the earth, came out of "the dust of the ground," male and female, after their several kinds (Gen. 1:20-25; 2:19).

But among all these there was not one fit to exercise dominion over the animal world, or to reflect the divine attributes. Therefore, the Elohim said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the living creatures." So Elohim created man in His image; male and female created He them. Further details concerning the formation of the human pair are given in the second chapter of Genesis, verses 7, 18, 21-25. These passages belong to the work of the sixth day; while that from verse 8 to 14 pertains to the record of the third; and from 15 to 17 is parallel with chapter 1:28-31, which completes the history of the sixth.

"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them;" and Yahweh Elohim, on reviewing the stupendous and glorious creation elaborated by the Spirit, pronounced it "VERY GOOD." Then the Elohim, or "Morning Stars sang together, and all the Sons of God shouted for joy" (Job 38:4-7).

The works of Yahweh are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein

                                                                        Psalm 111;2

The Great Designer of All Things

A wise master builder never begins to build without a design. This he drafts after the scale of so much to the foot. This is the extension, or time, so to speak, of the building to be erected. Having considered the whole, he concludes, that it is the best possible plan that can be devised in harmony with the principles of architecture. It then becomes his purpose, his foreordination, predetermination, or design. All subsequent arrangements are made to conform to this recorded purpose, because it is the very best his most deliberate wisdom and ingenuity could devise ...
Now, the Great Builder of the Heavens and the Earth is God. He either made all things at random, or He did not. Who will say that the Creator permitted chance to elaborate the terrestrial system? The scripture declares that everything was measured, meted out, and weighed, and that the Spirit of the Lord executed His work without any to counsel or instruct Him (Isa. 40:12).


John Thomas, The Faith In The Last Days, pages 49-50

Intelligent Design - not chance (Apostolic Messenger - R. Lister)

Consider beauty in nature, this has no place in mindless chance. For thy pleasure all things are and were created' (Rev 4;11). That is they were designed to give pleasure to the creator, as well as man, who enjoys all this but gives no thanks to the creator of heaven and earth (Amos 4;13,5;8, Acts14;15, Psa 105; 1-5, Psa 115;16, Psa 148, Psa 50; 9-11).

'For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead (supremacy); so that they are without excuse' (Rom 1;20).

Yahweh governs the universe as well as having formed it. The eye could not be formed without a knowledge of optics, the ear without the understanding of sound, the motion and energy of celestial bodies, without the Deity or supreme First Cause, from which is derived all the cosmic forces and energy and laws. That He is from eternity to eternity, and is necessarily present in all parts of space and duration (time) (Psa 139 - the all pervading Spirit of Deity). Gravity, electricity, magnetism, light, energy of atoms -,all secondary causes, which of themselves could not account for the cosmic order and relations.

Bees. 

Bees. Wax (beeswax is secreted as flakes from glands along the bee's abdomen. It is a complex of sugars synthesised from the nectar by the bee, which makes her a brilliant chemist. The sugars are combined with propollis, mainly a resin which the bee collects from buds on trees in the spring. He (really she) then, on returning to the hive, uses the hind legs, conveniently equipped with a claw, to scrape off the wax flakes, and pass this to the mandibles, where it used to build the honey comb.

These are built with amazing precision, 0.25mm thick, and perfect hexagons, making the bee a brilliant mathematician. The hexagon tube turns out to be the most efficient structure for the maximum number of cells in a limited space, making the bee a brilliant architect. Out of the thousands of flower scents, the bee is able to discriminate those giving the best yield of nectar.

Intelligent Design - not chance (Apostolic Messenger - R. Lister)

There is an obvious relationship between atoms and stars, since stars are made up of huge concentrations of billions of atoms, to form suns without number...

So if an atom, a very complex electronic structure (there are 96 naturally occurring atoms, but stars are principally made up of Hydrogen (H) and Helium, could not possibly happen by chance, then obviously, neither could stars, and therefore neither could the Cosmos or Universe.

What applies to atoms (quantum mechanics, the forces that govern atoms) must therefore apply to stars, and the laws and forces that govern the whole. As the psalmist declares 'The heavens declare the glory of God' Psa 19;1

Einstein and Dirac. Physicists like Einstein, and Paul Dirac, who recognised the creator, tried to get a unified theory for what they did not fully understand (the Dirac equation).

Galaxies are made up of billions of stars. Atoms, stars, galaxies - a progression is size, but all atoms, or all multiplications of One
(Hydrogen =1) As Bro Thomas puts it 'One Primary Creating Power and a multitude of Secondary creating Powers (Elohim)' as intimately connected with and dependent on the First, as 10 or a 100 on the number 1'.

This concept is expressed in Gen1;1 (singular verb, plural noun) and Isa 45;18 'He the elohim' that formed the earth and made it. This is not a literary accident but doctrinal, teaching that the creation was produced from One supreme power ex au = out of which, are all things (Rom 11;36, Rom 1;20)

Abraham, Job, David and the prophets gazed up into the starry heavens (the night sky) and were overawed by splendour, infinitude, size, law, power, glory they saw in the stars and constellations (Arcturus, Orion, Pleiades), the stories of heaven, testifying to an Omnipotent Creator.

To the 'moderns' this all resulted from a ball of energy which suddenly decided to explode = CHAOS


Seth Lloyd in his book The Digital Universe sees a mathematical cosmos like a giant digital 01 computer. This is getting close to the Truth. A computer must have intelligence behind it as must a mathematical system and could not happen by chance, whether this be Ezekiel's Temple (Ezk 40-48), or a single atom of Hydrogen (H =1).
As Bro Thomas so wonderfully perceives in Phanerosis, 'One is the great power of the arithmetical universe: and all the other powers resulting from the multiplication of One combined, cannot exclude One therefrom without annihilating themselves, and expunging the system.'
'The atoms of all material things are elemental condensations of free spirit, connecting the orbs of heaven and all they contain, with the great Central Focal Power of the Universe.'
The physicist Paul Dirac said 'God used beautiful mathematics when he created the world.' 'God is a mathematician of a very high order, and used some very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe'.
Gen 1 is absolute and explodes evolution as fiction.Seth Lloyd in his book The Digital Universe sees a mathematical cosmos like a giant digital 01 computer. This is getting close to the Truth. A computer must have intelligence behind it as must a mathematical system and could not happen by chance, whether this be Ezekiel's Temple (Ezk 40-48), or a single atom of Hydrogen (H =1).

As Bro Thomas so wonderfully perceives in Phanerosis, 'One is the great power of the arithmetical universe: and all the other powers resulting from the multiplication of One combined, cannot exclude One therefrom without annihilating themselves, and expunging the system.'
'The atoms of all material things are elemental condensations of free spirit, connecting the orbs of heaven and all they contain, with the great Central Focal Power of the Universe.'
The physicist Paul Dirac said 'God used beautiful mathematics when he created the world.' 'God is a mathematician of a very high order, and used some very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe'.
Gen 1 is absolute and explodes evolution as fiction.


Cosmos, Order.

The Greek word Cosmos signifies Order or and ordered system. This was recognised by the ancients, such as Pythagoras who knew that the universe was a mathematical system of numbers, although they had difficulty in modelling it.

Aristarchus of Samos saw a heliocentric system (i.e. a solar system with the Sun at its centre with planets orbiting around) (Ptolemy confused the world for centuries until Copernicus, Keplar and Galileo).

Keplar saw an ordered Universe, 'that was laid out according to mathematical design', yet that was accessible to human intelligence. The greatest brains like Isaac Newton saw an ordered Universe governed by fixed laws, which rocket scientists rely on to this day to get their rockets and voyagers through space to the planets and around the sun and rendezvous with comets. Laws imply a lawmaker.

Without those laws of gravity, mass, energy, light, electromagnetic spectrum, wave particle duality, first and second laws of thermodynamics, laws of motion and inertia, acceleration and velocity and their relationships, there would be chaos in the Universe, everything disintegrating into a cosmic nightmare.

Instead we see perpetual motion, like giant clockwork precision wheels within wheels, all ordered, heavenly bodies exactly positioned sun, moon, earth, Jupiter, stars etc.


Job 38 For his pleasure they are and were created (Rev. 4.11).
The 38th chapter of Job echoes Pslm 148, that the heavens and the earth praise Yahweh, if only men would see this. So, since Creation testifies of itself a Creator, therefore they are without excuse (Rom. 1.20); but ignorant man worships the creature more than the Creator, and grovels like a beast in the lusts and instincts of the flesh. Elihu had finished his speech to Job and his 3 friends, emphasising God's righteousness
"Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. In Job 38 - 42.6, we then have the. speeches of Yahweh, himself, Creator of heaven and earth, to Job. Job is challenged: God speaks out of a whirlwind (symbol of divine power):
"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words wlthout knowledqe? Answer thou me."
Where wast thou when I laid V.4.-7 The Foundations of the earth. The geological structure - core, mantle, crust, lithosphere, tectonic plates - ocean basins. Landscapes, mountain ranges, hills valleys, rivers. and streams, sweet atmosphere.
Where was man, where was Job when these mighty physical forces were at work fashioning the planet, and making it a fit habitation for man through successive dispensations and catastrophes. When he balanced and measured and configured Its layout with relation to Israel (Deut. 32.8).
No chance, no just happened, no mere combination of un-directed matter in motion. Declare if thou hast understanding. Boffins analyse and scrutinize, but their godless theories are the arrogant blasphemous speculations of the flesh'
V.7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for Joy.
This Is how it was created - by Elohim, Gods mighty ones armed with divine power and omniscient wisdom. Work was complete on the seventh day (Gen.2.1,2), and Ruach Elohim rejoiced. This was the commencement of the present cosmos regarding this dispensation with the earth, already formed but in bohu and tohu (Gen. 1.2).
Where was Job? But the dawn of a millennial seventh day will be a greater rejoicing.


Job 38 For his pleasure they are and were created (Rev. 4.11).
The 38th chapter of Job echoes Pslm 148, that the heavens and the earth praise Yahweh, if only men would see this. So, since Creation testifies of itself a Creator, therefore they are without excuse (Rom. 1.20); but ignorant man worships the creature more than the Creator, and grovels like a beast in the lusts and instincts of the flesh. Elihu had finished his speech to Job and his 3 friends, emphasising God's righteousness
"Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. In Job 38 - 42.6, we then have the. speeches of Yahweh, himself, Creator of heaven and earth, to Job. Job is challenged: God speaks out of a whirlwind (symbol of divine power):
"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words wlthout knowledqe? Answer thou me."
Where wast thou when I laid V.4.-7 The Foundations of the earth. The geological structure - core, mantle, crust, lithosphere, tectonic plates - ocean basins. Landscapes, mountain ranges, hills valleys, rivers. and streams, sweet atmosphere.
Where was man, where was Job when these mighty physical forces were at work fashioning the planet, and making it a fit habitation for man through successive dispensations and catastrophes. When he balanced and measured and configured Its layout with relation to Israel (Deut. 32.8).
No chance, no just happened, no mere combination of un-directed matter in motion. Declare if thou hast understanding. Boffins analyse and scrutinize, but their godless theories are the arrogant blasphemous speculations of the flesh'
V.7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for Joy.
This Is how it was created - by Elohim, Gods mighty ones armed with divine power and omniscient wisdom. Work was complete on the seventh day (Gen.2.1,2), and Ruach Elohim rejoiced. This was the commencement of the present cosmos regarding this dispensation with the earth, already formed but in bohu and tohu (Gen. 1.2).
Where was Job? But the dawn of a millennial seventh day will be a greater rejoicing.

V8-11 Seas and oceans clouds and waves. When the continents emerged from the waters (Gen.l:9,10), the seas rose and fell, the great flood (Gen.6), when the bounds of the sea broke loose and swallowed up the land, wiping out all flesh. Who controls this balance between land and sea, the sea shore, and the tides, going and returning daily, the oceans, their currents and pathways, the clouds and hydrological cycles? Now this balance is being destroyed and God will destroy those who destroy the earth (Rev.11:18).

V.12-21. More mighty forces. Day and night I the rotation of the earth on Its axis, the sun or dayspring banishing the night of darkness, burning up the Wicked like stubble; giver and destroyer of life (Mal.4), light of the world but the wicked resist, preferring darkness (Jhn.3.17-21); so the world is iIIuminated 'as clay to the seal", the beauty of God's Creation gradually coming into focus from dark silhouettes and vague forms, into glorious beauty, trees and hills, valleys and mountains,
the glorious dawn of a new day. The ocean depths, the gates of death, the breadth of the earth. Who has determined these, who has control over these (Pslm.8)?

The mystery of light itself. 'Where is the way where light dwelleth?' This alone cometh from God who dwelleth In ligbt unapproachable (lTim.6.16).

Its seven colours of the spectrum. What a marvel, the march of the Rainbowed Angel (Rev.I0).

V.22-30 The firmament sheweth his handywork. Snow (treasures of the snow), wind, thunder, lightning, fructifying rain making the desert bloom (ls.35). These are all marvellous phenomenon of the firmament (atmosphere) (Pslm.19.1). So are the dew, frost, ice, rain. Hath the rain a father? Who hath begotten the drops of dew? Refracting and reflecting the light of the sun, the dew of herbs, from the womb of the morning rising as translucent congeries Into the heavens (ls.26.19, Pslm 110.3).

V.31-32 The heavens declare thy glory. Pleiad'es (the seven stars herald of spring), Orion (the mighty hunter, herald of winter darkness) Mazzeroth and Arcturus (herald of Messiah). Could Job have any control over these constellations in the heavens, their arrangements, appearances and influences, their eternal grandeur? Answer: No. Could any puny mortal? No. These mighty configurations render man insignificant in the scheme of things, in the vastness of the cosmos he seems irrelevant, his puny strivings on the speck of dust called Earth, except for the mercy of God's plan and purpose of redemption, to create a new order of Elohim out of 

the base materials of Adam's race.

V.33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? No, Job didn't., and neither do the blashemers of this present world, but they will do pretty soon to their chagrin. Man thinks he does - gravity, light, photons, atoms, protons, electrons, electricity, magnetism, time, space, thermodynamics, entropy, e=mc2t quantum mechanlcs, galaxiest black holes, nuclear fusion. But there are laws of heaven that man does not even begin to comprehendt nor is he even aware of, which are entirely beyond the range of every day physics. The fact that there are laws which govern Creation and the heavens and matter and energy show itself that there is a lawgiver, a Creator, a great mathematician, since mathematics is the rule of Heaven and earth, from the smallest bacterium or virus to the most distant galaxy, from DNA to solar energy, from the speed of light to the blink of an eye. So that they are without excuse Rom.1.20. DNA itself confutes evolution since it is a computer code system which must have intelligence behind it (the first law of Information Science).

V.34-38 Clouds, lightning, storms, seasons, rains. A series of six questions is put to Job concerning clouds. lightning, wisdom, understanding, number of clouds, bottles of heaven. These all reflect the mystery of godliness apocalypsed in symbol. It was impossible for Job to answer any of these questions, being a weak, impotent mortal man. Man thinks he can control weather, he has gotten understanding of the forces of nature, and can apply and harness this knowledge, but is it helping the earth or destroying it in the process? Yes, this knowledge is enabling transcending time and space beyond mortal limits, in modern communications, transport systems, and energy (Dan.12.7). But at what cost? For everything there is a cost, a consequence, action and reaction (Newton's third law).

Catastrophe -- this is what is coming upon man for his profound rape and spoiliation of planet earth "a time of trouble such as never was." (Dan.12.1,2. Rev.l1.18).
V.38 implies a terrible drought and famine gripping the earth. The heavenly blessings of rain upon which harvests and all our food therefore depend, too long taken for granted" When the. dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together. "

V.39-41. The lion and the raven. God provides for these creatures both entirely different in their needs and demands, to survive, and in their usefulness in the economy and balance of nature, the wonderful harmony of God's wonderful creation which we take for granted at our peril, and which is blasphemy to do so. "For thy pleasure they were and are created." (Rev 4.11). Look to the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from Yahweh which made heaven and earth. Pslm121. Could Job provide for the lions and the ravens in the natural order? No. The complexity of the ecosystems involved were completely outside and beyond man's remit. The lion, king of beasts roaring and rending its prey. Armageddon is a battle of lions (Judah's lion, Assyrian lion, Tarshish lion). The ravens will clean up the rotting bodies left from the terrible war to end all wars rending and tearing (Ezk.38t Pslm.79.2,3t EZk.39. 12,13).

Brother Richard Lister

THE HUMAN BODY

SURGEON SAYS HUMAN BODY COULD NOT HAVE EVOLVED


"In a recent paper titled "Dissecting Darwinism," Baylor University Medical Center surgeon Joseph Kuhn described serious problems with Darwinian evolution.  He first described how life could not possibly have come from chemicals alone, since the information residing in DNA required an input from outside of nature.


    • He then addressed Darwinism's inability to account for the all-or-nothing structure of cellular systems, including the human body. As a medical doctor, Kuhn not only knows the general arrangement of the human body's visible parts, he also understands the interrelated biochemical systems that sustain and regulate all of those parts. He recognized that the human body contains an all-or-nothing system in which its core parts and biochemicals must exist all at once for the body to function."
    • We all know that it is absolutley impossible for our body organs to have evolved separately. Without the heart to pump the blood to the brain how could we humans exist?. Or anything for that matter? How about the veins that the blood runs through? Which came first? This is only one of the many problems with the theory of evolution.. These are things that had to be ALL TOGETHER at the same time to work properly. WE were created by Yahweh elohim!

THE ROYAL STARFISH  

  • THE ROYAL STARFISH (Astropecten articulatus) is unbelievably epic; draped in  purple and gold hues just laying in the sand for the world to admire. Each of its arms is about 2-9 centimetres (0.8-4 in) in length and its mouth has a set of five jaws covered with spines. 


Unlike other starfish, the tube feet of the Royal Starfish lack suckers and have rounded or pointed tips. They use the tips of their arms to dig around in the sand in search of prey. Small clams are a favorite dish for the Royal Star and the starfish wastes no time in eating its meal. It will eat the entire thing whole (unlike other starfish) and then regurgitate the indigestable shells through its mouth. Royal Starfish have been known to overeat and when they do so they run the risk of rupturing their central disk. If it happens to over eat you can actually see the middle of the starfish bulge out like a big ol' beer belly. When you're royalty, doing things to excess just comes along with the territory. Yahweh has created such a huge colorful variety of life.  

FROZEN FROGS 

  • During the cold winters, the Alaskan Wood Frog becomes a frog-shaped block of ice. It stops breathing, and its heart stops beating. When Spring arrives the frog thaws and returns to normal going along its merry way. If this frog had been a product of evolution, it wouldn't have survived the first winter!

An owl is silent when it flies. How can this be when with all the other birds you can hear the flapping of their wings? The owl is going to find their prey mainly by hearing. They have a circle of feathers around their face that are special feathers that channel the sound into their ear holes. Their ear holes are not the things up on top of their heads, rather their ear holes are right under their eyes, and they're not at the same level. 

They get the sound in at 1/30th of a millionth of a second at a different rate, and that tells them exactly where their prey is. If an owl's wings made noise they couldn't hear and gauge sound. A Great Gray Owl can hear a mouse crawling around under two feet of snow. It can't see it, but it will dive down right on it. Owl's have this little fringe of tiny little hairs that go up the sides of the feathers. God made those little hairs deflect the wind coming across them in such a way that the owl flies with silent flight. And, where does that come from? If there isn't a God that designed that and made that, how would evolution produce that?  

THE BOMBARDIER BEETLE 

THE BOMBARDIER BEETLE                                            ..SETTING FIRE TO EVOLUTIONARY THEORY

  • At only half an inch long, the Bombardier Beetle may not be very big, but it helped chew great big holes in his long-held views on evolution. Or, more accurately, burned them. For on closer inspection the modest beetle is a marvel of nature, a sort of six-legged tiny tank. 

  • It defends itself by mixing chemicals that explode; firing through twin tail tubes that can swivel like gun turrets. The bubbling liquid that shoots out at 212 degrees Fahrenheit is enough to deter most predators. The force of the "round" fired should be enough to blast the little beetle into orbit, if not pieces, and it would be if it was discharged at one time. But slow motion photography has revealed that the crafty beetle actually lets go with a stream of up to 1,000 little explosions. Together they are enough to put off would-be attackers while leaving the small defender with its feet still on the ground. Marveling at the intricate design there is simply no way the Bombardier Beetle could have evolved its sophisticated defense system over time, adding swiveling "gun barrels" or its "repeater" firing mechanism at different stages. It needed them all in one package, at the same time. A beetle that blew itself up would not be around to develop a more refined firing system. A beetle that could not keep the enemy in firing range would not survive to work on more maneuverable firepower. There's simply no way a slow, gradual process will produce this beetle.


HALF-PLANT....HALF-ANIMAL


  • Meet Elysia chlorotica. This green slug, which is part animal and part plant, produces its own chlorophyll and so can carry out photosynthesis, turning sunlight into energy, scientists have found. Since evolution doesn't expect plants to turn into animals or animals into plants, this is more evidence of an Intelligent Creator! 

The giraffe's long neck necessitates a powerful heart to pump blood all the way to the brain. By rights the blood flow should blow its brains out when it bends to drink water, but the lofty animal has a delicate series of spigots and a sponge that dissipate and absorb the rush of blood. How could this animal be a product of evolution? He needs all these parts there all the time, or he is dead.

CATERPILLAR THAT PRETENDS TO BE A SNAKE! 


This is NOT a reptile! This is the larva of the Hemeroplanes triptolemus moth. In its larval form it is capable of expanding its anterior body segments to give it the appearance of a snake, complete with simulated eyes. It's mimicry extends even to the point where it will harmlessly strike at potential predators. Now how could it have figured all that out without a Creator?

THE HONEY BADGER 


  • It's considered to be amongst the most fearless, and aggressive animals in the world. Honey badgers regularly eat bee larvae even though they get stung over 9000 times in the process, steal food from much bigger animals like leopards, and even attack and eat poisonous snakes.
    • A honey badger that is bit by one of the most venomous snakes in the world - a puff adder - will pass out for a few minutes, wake up with a serious attitude, and proceed to eat the same snake!

Now how do you suppose this amazing animal evolved with such ferocity towards it's neighbors? The early forms of honey badger would have been wiped out by poisonous snakes and bee stings and other predators before it could get to where it was today!

THE NATURAL BORN SNAKE KILLER.. 

The mongoose is a favorite family pet in Asia because it is such an effective snake killer. About 1 metre long, the mongoose weighs about 4.5kg. It has short legs, yet is a fast runner and quick in movement. This little creature is gentle around people, and was clearly designed to protect them from poisonous snakes. Even if a cobra bites a baby mongoose, the venom will not bother it. Venom antibodies are in mongoose body, blood, and nerve cells. Although it may never have seen a dangerous snake until fully grown, yet a mongoose will instantly know to attack and kill that snake, and how to do it. 

THE FROG IS PART OF A HORSE'S HOOF..

  • It's located on the underside, which should touch the ground if the horse is standing on soft footing. The frog is triangular in shape, and extends from the heels to mid-way toward the toe, covering around 25% of the bottom of the hoof. The frog acts as a shock absorber for the foot when it makes impact with the ground, decreasing the force placed on the bones and joints of the leg.
  • he frog is not only a shock absorber, it is also an important part of the horse's circulatory system - it pumps blood up the horse's leg each time the frog makes contact with the ground. 

The blood flows down the horse's leg into the digital cushion, a fibrous part of the inner hoof located just above the frog which contains a network of blood vessels. The horse's weight then compresses the frog on the ground, squeezing the blood out of the digital cushion, and pushing it back up the horse's legs. Now one has to wonder how the horse could have evolved gradually, if all of this is needed at the same time for the horse's survival. The blood has to pump back to the heart, or the horse will die! How could the animal run from predators without the shock absorder carrying the full brunt of the animals gallop? It's legs wouldn't be good for long, or would break! Clearly the horse was created by the elohim during the creation week with all of it's necessary parts. 

Theistic evolution - a departure from the One Faith

The theistic evolution stuff reflects "strong delusion that they believe a lie" because they love not the Truth (2Thess.2). It is the mystery of
iniquity. It is the wine of Babylon or worldy philosophies mixed with
garbled Truth. They have quaffed Babylon's cup and are drunk. Not a single atom could have happened by chance, not even the smallest hydrogen or the next helium, never mind the 96 others. All are mathematical electronic marvels, obeying Yahweh's laws, and could never result from an explosion of mindless energy. It is claimed about stars evolving heavy elements in their fiery centres. The only reason they can do this, if this is so, is because of the operation of Yahweh's laws through nuclear fusion processes.

comment submitted by Brother Richard Lister

WILLINGLY IGNORANT

SOCIAL INSECT BEHAVIOR IS THE PRODUCT OF A CREATOR, NOT EVOLUTION 


  • The origin of social behavior in insects such as bees, ants and termites has been a problem for evolutionists ever since Darwin's time. How could they have changed from a solitary to a social life, and how could there be a half-way stage? 
  • One striking thing about insect communities is that they function as a pre-programmed single organism, with a complex caste system, and all members work instinctively, like parts of a machine. A machine needs all of it's pieces to work properly! Created all at once.

It should also be noted that social female insects sacrifice their OWN fertility to the queen of the nest, and male workers sacrifice their OWN lives to defend her. These things are NOT compatible with survial of the fittest evolution in which everything fights for it's life to survive, kill or be killed.

The following points support Biblical creation and argue against false science

MATT WIGZELL - "Darwinism rejects all supernatural phenomena and causations. ("Darwin's Influence on Modern Thought"

There is something illogical about grabbing an idea like Evolution, (which has as its core, a motivation and desire to explain all intelligent life using ONLY natural, unguided processes) and bolting God onto the end of it as though this is what he used to create life rather than what life itself testifies, along with the Bible, that all life was spoken into existence by the miraculous power of God and can not be explained by natural processes.

The sad and tragic fact is that if, creation is a miracle, science can never discover its origins.
If Creation has intelligent origins, science will never investigate it.
If Creation really was created, naturalistic, non theistic science can never and will never, by their own admission, reveal the truth of its origins. It will ONLY explore natural causation and as such will preach a lie.

Life is based on a code, intelligent information which reveals the brilliance of God. This is why the origins of life will never be discovered by science any more than a 3 billion letter software package can write itself.

What science has done is find some evidence which supports their ideas in much the same way a defence lawyer finds evidence to support the innocence of a murderer. There is always two sides of the story, but science can never explore creation and thus can never rule out creation. They simply, by their own admission, ignore it.
So, like a forensics expert which is limited to accidental death, or a detective who can never appeal to deliberate causation, or a doctor who can not test for diabetes. Science has hamstrung itself and blinded itself to the most obvious conclusion of them all.

We live in Gods garden, we are surrounded by miracles of creativity.

You can not tell the origins of a pot without appealing to a potter.
You can not tell the origins of a created artefact without appealing to a creator.

To embrace the conclusions of a group of people who are ideologically, philosophically and methodologically forbidden from ever appealing to intelligent origins, and attribute a process which deliberately removes the Creator to THE Creator. THAT is the height of illogical silliness which can only be embraced by those who esteem themselves to be wise and prudent in this world. And to top it off, science makes no secret of the fact that they deliberately do this. Yet still TE swallow every word and every conclusion whole, without any form of discretion or critical thinking.

This is how Scientism has distorted the thinking of those who aspire to be validated and credible in the eyes of the world.
It is a form of idolatry which have snared a particular demographic who look to knowledge, intellectualism and academia to get a leg up on normal brothers and sisters. A modern day Gnosticism movement.

Just as well most of us are too simple to fall for that nonsense. And this is why...

To the poor, the gospel is preached.

By Facebook correspondent Matt Wigzell

  • KEL HAMMOND - Matt, you said - <<< "Who ever heard of analysing an intelligent code and never once asking if it has intelligent origins?" >>>
  • think that this is where our senses and our god-less education system deceives us. In our modern world we recognise more than any previous generation that the world we live in is governed by the laws of nature. For example, we can closely study life and note that it continually self-replicates on a massive scale. We can grasp the mechanisms of many/most of the laws of nature and comprehend how they operate. In all that we observe we have never seen any of the laws of nature broken. Everything seems to have a natural explanation. It is therefore natural to us to assume that this has always been so.
  • n the past, many religious superstitions thought that God was directly responsible for every action in the world - every reproductive event or every natural law, so to speak. So they blamed him when things went wrong and honoured some form of him when things went well. The various fertility cults and cultish practices of the past were all designed to influence the gods, to bring about some benefit.
  • ith the scientific revolution came a greater understanding of natural laws, of cause and effect. Quite naturally, the pioneers of science who were mostly Christian men who believed that the world operated by the set laws established by God, sought for true natural causes for the various events they observed in nature. As for biological-life, when one considers that the laws of Mendelian genetics have only been known for about 150 years, one can appreciate the vast ignorance that was common-place in previous generations.
  • his is the logical outcome that all naturally enlightened people must arrive at. The Greeks began to systemize this way of thinking about 2,400 years ago, and what we see today is the fruit of the seeds they planted. It is a very rational approach, for science can never account for anything that is meta-physical, i.e. that is above and beyond natural laws.
  • his raises the question - where did all this complexity come from, how did it come about? Some of the more honest thinkers at least admit the problem. For example, the discovery of DNA persuaded Anthony Flew of the existence of God. Flew was one of the foremost Atheistic Philosophers of the 20th century. At the end of his life he wrote -
  • What I think the DNA material has done is that it has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements to work together. It's the enormous complexity of the number of elements and the enormous subtlety of the ways they work together. The meeting of these two parts at the right time by chance is simply minute. It is all a matter of the enormous complexity by which the results were achieved, which looked to me like the work of intelligence." - There is a God, (2007) Pg.75 Anthony Flew.

With this new scientific knowledge came the eventual assumption that everything has always operated by natural laws, and as Isaac Asimov said, "the cosmos is all there is." Naturalism has slowly grown from its early days as a mechanism to discover true causes, so that it now dominates almost everything. It has now become the governing (philosophical) assumption of the modern world. On the other hand, Christians, by definition, believe in revelation. That is, that God has spoken and revealed himself in various ways and times. His works sometimes defy the laws of nature, which is one of the prime reasons for the record of miracles in the Bible. God is trying to get us to see beyond the natural world, to grasp that he is not bound by it at all. So when we read that Jesus "walked on water" or that he fed "five thousand" with only a few morsels, or that God "raised him from the dead" we are meant to grasp this most fundamental concept. Now, we can prove none of these events empirically or by using the scientific method, as they are both in the distant past and not repeatable. The evidence of these things comes from hearing and believing the testimony of those who witnessed these events. For this reason the NT continually uses terms such as "bear witness" to establish this, as trusted witness testimony was and remains to this day the most powerful form of evidence. This is how the metaphysical God has chosen to reveal himself to men who live and are governed by the laws of nature. He invites us to hear, understand and believe. Amusingly, as scientists gain more and more knowledge of biology, as you say, the enormous complexity in DNA and other biological systems, it has left many of them breathless in admiration. What was thought to be simply has turned out to be very complex, and continues to occupy thousands and thousands of the best scientific minds. The more they discover, the more complex things turn out to be, and many of the assumptions of the past have been abandoned as overly simplistic. But it is not just the complexity that is wonderful, it is the language in the genomes of all life that is marvellous in itself. To think that the origins of such could come about by a purely random processes is just beyond belief. Moreover, to speculate that even simply life could continually add highly complex and integrated information by originating firstly as a process of purely random mutations, which works blindly, and evolve by means of natural selection into ever more complex life, is likewise beyond rational belief. The only sound and reasonable explanation for this level of specified complexity has to be a mind that is far more complex than anything that we can imagine. Such a one is identified in the scriptures as the creator God who is higher than the heavens, with whom nothing is impossible. He is revealed as both the original creator of life and the one who set all these laws of nature in place and whose power sustains them. Naturalistic thinking must ignore or seek to explain away this evidence by an appeal to naturalistic mechanisms. This form of naturalistic thinking is one of the challenges that we face in these last days.

by Kel Hammond - Facebook correspondent

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  • Kel Hammond

An Essential Prediction of Darwinian Theory Is Falsified by Information Degradation

By Kirk Durston July 9, 2015

I was struck, but not surprised, by a statement made recently by Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics here in Waterloo, Ontario. Speaking of the apparent collapse of evidence for a critical component of the Big Bang theory, he responded, "Even though hundreds or thousands of people are working on an idea, it may still be wrong."

His statement is a harbinger of a much greater collapse looming on the scientific horizon, also involving thousands of scientists. There is mounting evidence that most, if not all the key predictions of the neo-Darwinian theory of macroevolution are being falsified by advances in science. Here, I will look at a fundamental prediction that Darwinism makes regarding the increase of genetic information.

Computer information is digitally encoded using just two symbols ("1" and "0"). We now know that the instructions for the full diversity of life are digitally encoded in the DNA of all living things using a four-symbol alphabet. In more technical terms, this is referred to as functional information.

In the neo-Darwinian scenario for the origin and diversity of life, the digital functional information for life would have had to begin at zero, increase over time to eventually encode the first simple life form, and continue to increase via natural processes to encode the digital information for the full diversity of life.

An essential, falsifiable prediction of Darwinian theory, therefore, is that functional information must, on average, increase over time.
Interestingly, a prediction of intelligent design science is quite the opposite. Since information always degrades over time for any storage media and replication system, intelligent design science postulates that the digital information of life was initially downloaded into the genomes of life. It predicts that, on average, genetic information is steadily being corrupted by natural processes. The beauty of these two mutually incompatible predictions in science is that the falsification of one entails verification of the other. So which prediction does science falsify, and which does science verify?

Ask computer programmers what effect ongoing random changes in the code would have on the integrity of a program, and they will universally agree that it degrades the software. This is the first problem for neo-Darwinian theory. Mutations produce random changes in the digital information of life. It is generally agreed that the rate of deleterious mutations is much greater than the rate of beneficial mutations. My own work with 35 protein families suggests that the rate of destruction is, at minimum, 8 times the rate of neutral or beneficial mutations.
Simply put, the digital information of life is being destroyed much faster than it can be repaired or improved. New functions may evolve, but the overall loss of functional information in other areas of the genome will, on average, be significantly greater. The net result is that the digital information of life is running down.

The second series of falsifying observations is indicated by actual organisms we have studied most closely. First, the digital information for the bacterial world is slowly eroding away due to a net deletional bias in mutations involving insertions and deletions. A second example is the fruit fly, one of the most studied life forms in evolutionary biology. It, too, shows an ongoing, genome-wide loss of DNA across the entire genus.

Finally, humans are not exempt. As biologist Michael Lynch points out in a paper in PNAS, "Rate, molecular spectrum, and consequences of human mutation":

  • A] consideration of the long-term consequences of current human behaviour for deleterious-mutation accumulation leads to the conclusion that a substantial reduction in human fitness can be expected over the next few centuries in industrialized societies unless novel means of genetic intervention are developed.

  • e continue to discover more examples of DNA loss, suggesting that the biological world is slowly running down. Microevolution is good at fine-tuning existing forms within their information limits and occasionally getting something right, but the steady accumulation of deleterious mutations on the larger scale suggests that mutation-driven evolution is actually destroying biological life, not creating it.
  • his is hardly a surprise, as every other area of science, except for evolutionary biology, grants that natural processes degrade information, regardless of the storage media and copying process. For neo-Darwinian macroevolution to work, it requires something that is in flat-out contradiction to the real world.

Marvels of design - The Tiger Orchid (with the face of a Leopard)