GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 18
GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 18 ~ ~Genesis 4:21~ ~ “And his brother’s name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.”
Which is more likely to last buried in the ground for a few thousand years: a wooden spoon or a stone hammer? Since the hammer will last long after the wood has decayed, the further back we go in human history, the more likely we are to find only the most durable things humans left behind.
This general principle explains why those who believe in evolution talk about “stone age” people. They often portray so-called “stone-age” people as primitive brutes who carried clubs around, grunted a lot and were definitely in need of a bath. Those of us who know that humans have always been human know that this picture is inaccurate. It is unfortunate that, for example, the literature of our earliest ancestors, or the toys they undoubtedly made for their children, have not been preserved to our day.
Do you think it sounds strange to talk about the literature of “stone age” people? Yet modern science does recognize their art. So-called prehistoric people have left us hundreds of beautiful paintings in caves around the world. Over 220 paintings are found in Lascaux, France, alone. Research reveals that the painters who created this beautiful and sensitive art did so using artificial lighting, palettes and scaffolding. They carefully milled and mixed minerals to create a variety of colors that remain bright and rich thousands of years later.
As we look at the paintings left by so-called “stone age” painters, we can clearly see that the claims that humans have progressed up from the brute animal stage are false.
When God created the first man and woman, they weren’t half-animal! They had dominion over the animals, named the animals, made a living, and communicated with their Creator. They were actually, probably much more intelligent than anyone today, because of the deterioration of the DNA through the thousands of years. Man was created perfect. God said it was “very good” on the sixth day, after He created man.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
Man did not evolve upward. He was on the top, in God’s image, and in fact, after he sinned, he tumbled downward spiritually, but he was the same physically.
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