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May 5, 2014

God’s plan of creation is still at work

The other day I was practicing some songs to lead on Sunday morning when I suddenly heard my dad’s voice. He was nowhere around, but at that moment my voice sounded so much like his that I was startled! I’m sure it could have fooled a voice identification machine! But then again, why wouldn’t my voice sound like my dad’s? I am his son.

You may have had similar experiences.

Every day we see evidence of God’s power and ancient plan for the inhabitants of earth, still in effect today after 6,000 years of recorded history, right down to how animals continue to reproduce after their own kinds. It is interesting that the phrase “according to their own kinds” is mentioned at least seven times in the Genesis creation story in reference to animal reproduction (ref: Gen. 1:21-25).  

After that (vs. 26-28), God created man and woman, and told them to be fruitful and increase in number, and to rule over all the animals God had created that were also to reproduce after their own kinds. There is nothing to indicate God caused or even allowed one animal species to evolve from a different species. That statement is also true of humans. Scientific proof would have to agree with that today as well since there is still no evidence, fossil or otherwise, that one species has ever evolved into another. ALL scientific evidence is consistent with a Biblical view of how we all got here. I say this because there have been witnesses, no tests and certainly no repeatable tests that can prove the Big Bang Theory of how the universe supposedly began 13.8 billion years ago, or the Theory of Evolution (how Charles Darwin believed life began).

The reason a “missing link” or “ape-man” set of bones or even a fossil of one has never been found is because there isn’t one.

That’s why science calls it the “missing link.”

For years, science museums have displayed fully manufactured skeletons to give the public an idea of what they think humans might have looked like millions of years ago.

According to an article on the PBS website, man evolved from an African ape about 5 million years ago, the same as gorillas and chimpanzees. But remember, not even one old dug up bone shows evidence of a transition or “link” species.  

An Associated Press survey in March of more than a thousand adults reveals that when it comes to the theory of evolution, Americans are only somewhat confident (24 percent), or not too confident (16 percent), or not at all confident (27 percent).

Regarding the big bang theory, 25 percent are only somewhat confident, 20 percent not too confident and 30 percent not confident at all.

And 72 percent of those surveyed are somewhat (18 percent), very (14 percent), or extremely confident (40 percent) that a supreme being guides our universe. To this, I would add that since something cannot come from nothing, something would have always had to exist. That “something” is God. Have a great week!

Reach Barrett Vanlandingham at the Fort Gibson Church of Christ at (918) 478-2222 or

barrett@ftgcc.org.

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