One Human Race

School Friends

Answers in Genesis has been talking a lot about what it means to know that all people are children of Adam, Eve and Noah’s three sons and daughters-in-law. As Bible believers, we have no reason to think that we are better or worse than anyone else because of our body shape, size, color, or gender. We are all created in God’s image “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27,  So we are all one enormous family.

This is one of the most wonderful gifts God has given us. About the only thing that I can think of more wonderful than this is making Jesus a member of our family to be our Savior. “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:21

I was really pleased by THIS ARTICLE where the former leader of Answers in Genesis’s UK branch, Dr. Monty White, talks about how people responded to his talks about being One Race. It’s not an eye-crosser, so I’ll just let you check it out for yourself.

Often I like to play “what if?”  with different things that people believe. There is only One Truth and that is Jesus and His Word, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. But it can help us understand how wonderful God’s gifts are when we think about what other people believe the world is like. For example, there is no other religion that puts girls on the same level as guys before God!

So, let’s play “what if?” with Evolution and races. One of the big things Darwin wanted from Evolution is to feel that he was better than others because he was English. If someone’s face ‘looks’ more like a monkey’s to someone else, then they must not be as highly evolved and are therefore worth less to the future of humanity. If you’re old enough to handle seeing some of what people have done because they really believed this, watch Ben Stein’s movie Expelled to see some of the things that happened in the 20th Century because of these beliefs.

This is a H'Mong babygirl. H'Mong is one of th...

This is a H’Mong baby girl. H’Mong is one of the ethnic minorities living in Northern mountain area of Vietnam. She has pink cheeks due to the cold weather and sun rays. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For me, if you could make anything be true just by believing it, I would never choose to believe that my great, great grandparents were apes, whose ancestors were fish, whose ancestors were amoebas, whose ancestor was a rock. No thanks, I’ll take being made by God in God’s own image any day. And guess what, that is the TRUTH!!! Thank you, God, so much!

…which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,… which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. Luke 3:36-38

Beneficial Mutations: Stop Those Growth Hormones!

How would you like to have a mutation that makes you way less likely to get cancer or diabetes, allowing you to live longer than most of your relatives? There is one like this that scientists have discovered. It’s called Laron Syndrome.

But….

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You have to accept never growing tall enough to ride loop-the-loop roller coasters and always needing a booster seat in the car. Why? Because people with Laron’s top out at less than 4 ft [122cm] tall.

(Read more about this in National Geographic’s article New Clues to a Long Life)

You’re not likely to be extra smart and can easily get hypoglycemic. It’s also going to be hard to keep your tiny figure trim and you won’t feel like exercising much. Your bones aren’t going to be very healthy either, but, hey, you’ll probably live a long time anyway!

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closed gate (Photo credit: airefresco)

Here’s what’s going on: Laron’s is caused by a mutation, you know, the things Evolutionists say help change a fish into a lizard. This one breaks one of the gates into your cells which lets growth hormones in (there is another form of this syndrome where the cells just can’t use the hormone properly).

Even grown ups need these hormones to keep their bones healthy and use the energy from food properly. People with Laron’s make a normal amount of growth hormone, but it doesn’t do them any good because the mutation stops it from getting where it’s supposed to go.

Now, here’s the big question: Is someone with this mutation, even if they live a long time, closer to a super evolved human?

Children at play

Children at play (Photo credit: cwarnercarey)

It’s a good thing God doesn’t wait until we’re perfect before He loves us. In the beginning, our DNA was perfect and allowed us to live for hundreds of years. But, this far from Adam’s disobedience we all carry a bunch of mutations. Some of them can be useful, or even pretty (like blue eyes), but none has ever been found to turn us into a higher organism.

Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT

We’re only about 200 generations out from Adam. Just imagine how many mutations our descendants would collect by 1,000. But, God would still lavish His unfailing love on them!