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Re: A thought on evolution

Started by bstratton, 01/09/2003 05:09AM
Posted 01/09/2003 05:09AM Opening Post
Ed, interesting scientific observations you have reported. As an answer for them from a creation believer/ Bible supporter, let me first say there is a lot scientists don't know. The excess genes may serve a purpose, for example I have heard that we only use a small part of our brain capacity in our lifetime. What is the rest for?

Secondly Ed ,it would not surprise me that our DNA is corrupted... Let's face it, something IS wrong!!! We only live 70-80 years long. That is not the way God originally made us. Adam had the prospect of living forever. Because of sin, man was punished and not allowed to live forever. Interestingly Adam lived for 930 years, and other people had long life spans before the deluge. One person Methuselah lived for 969 years. Notice that no man has lived for 1000 years, which is a day in God's eyes.

They must have lived longer life spans because they were closer to perfection, their DNA might not have been as corrupted, or for some other reason. After the deluge man's lifespan was further reduced, being closer to the lifespan we have now, for some unknown reason. More radiation from the sun, because the water canopy was gone, one possible conjecture.

To enable to help man live forever on the earth which God has promised, He will no doubt help fix the DNA problems we have , or reverse the reasons for aging and sickness. Those excess , and latent genes might be used for a human organism that has a longer life span. Maybe our bodies will be able to re-grow new limbs , ect, if accidents occur, who knows. The people coming back in the resurrection to live on the earth, will no doubt have their DNA in proper sequence, or their bodies fixed of the aging/sickness problem.

Just a few thoughts from the other side.

Posted 01/09/2003 01:44PM #1
Hello Ed, here is the answer to your question:

On earth it is the recurrence of the seasons that visibly marks the completion of the annual periods; the seasons, in turn, are governed by the earth's revolutions around the sun. The Creator ,therefore, provided the means for measuring time in terms of years by placing the earth in its assigned orbit, with the earth's axis positioned at an inclined angle in relation to its plane of travel around the sun. A convenient means for subdividing the year into shorter periods is also provided by the regular phases of the moon. These facts are indicated early in the Bible record. (see Genesis 1:14-16, 8:22).

From the beginning , man made use of these divinely provided time indicators, measuring time in terms of years subdivided into months. (Genesis 5:1-32) Most ancient peoples used a year of 12 lunar months. The common lunar year has 354 days, with the months having 29 or 30 days, depending on the appearance of each new moon. It is therefore , about 11.25 days short of the true solar year of 365.25 days (365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds).

In Noah's time we have the first record of the ancient reckoning of the length of the year. He evidently divided the year into 12 months of 30 days each. At Genesis 7:11, 24 , and 8:3-5 the "log" that Noah kept shows 150 days to be equal to 5 months. What method Noah or those prior to him used to reconcile a year made up of 30-day months with the solar year is not revealed.