The complexity of creation …

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The more I look at the complexity of creation the more in awe I am of our Creator God.   Evolutionists sadly refuse to contemplate Him as the ultimate Creator for many reasons, yet they are continually being faced by evidence which they refuse to accept points to even a limited view of Him – namely Intelligent Design.   However, even I in my limited knowledge and understanding can see SO many places evolution falls down in its vain attempts to overthrow God and the biggest area is DNA.   Known to be the building blocks of life scientists are only now discovering that even the “simplest” of organisms on the planet have extremely complex genetics and DNA.   Evolutionists never seem to stop and see the ultimate stupidity in holding to a view that says that time alone could create anything complex let alone the complexity of DNA required to even “start” life!!    How could even the simplest of organisms survive long enough to even somehow figure out it needs to replicate (which somewhere along the way demands intelligence of some form whether internally or externally)?   How could there ever have been a food chain of any form to keep populations in check if predators had to “evolve” and realise they had to eat certain organisms below them (what they maybe once were themselves supposedly) to survive?   If indeed it took “billions of years” for the simplest of organisms to evolve into something more complex, by that time (if they did indeed manage to figure out replication first – which requires DNA by the way), then they would have overrun the earth and probably destroyed it and themselves in the process.   While we tend to centre on mammalian evolution plants seem to get forgotten about – and given they too also have very specific DNA how could they “evolve” fast enough to protect themselves against being eaten by the lowest mammals (before they figured out they needed to eat themselves or lower species)?    Oh I know the diehards will respond that obviously not all died and those that didn’t  “evolved” further to  add those  improvements in to their DNA for the next generation, but that’s really grasping at straws IMHO.  There are more holes in their worldview than enough yet few truly take the time to investigate before just blithely holding to it because they don’t want to have anything to do with religion yet at the same time need an answer to that age-old question on “Why are we here?” or “How did life begin?”

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Blood – what’s the big deal???

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Blood dropsOther than the obvious I mean – we all need it after all.   But I was thinking primarily about the infamous stance of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in not allowing blood transfusions.  Well actually I started off by thinking about organ donation.  I’d watched  a number of programmes on the topic, and was amazed at how many of the recipients stated that after the transplant, they found themselves doing or saying things out of character for them, but when they talked to the donor’s family quite often they’d discover the traits were very much those of the donor!!   I think that was the point where I determined transplants were out for me for the foreseeable (both giving or receiving of!!).   But it then started me thinking about it all from a more spiritual perspective given the Drs were at a bit of a loss as to explain it other than in terms of simple DNA transfer and how they figured that the “persona” must somehow be wrapped up in the DNA in some way they don’t yet understand.  

Initially I sort of thought they were possibly on the right track, but then thought that can’t be the case either.   We are SO not our bodies – otherwise we would remain trapped in them after death, but our spirit and soul immediately go to be with Jesus on death, and as we will be totally aware of who we are and know everything about our lives that’s the part that is US in essence, and I can’t see how any part of our soul or spirit could be transferred to anyone before or after death.   So if anyone has any thoughts on that aspect fire away as I’d love to hear them!

blood transfusionBut then I started thinking on further and that’s how I ended up looking more closely at the whole concept of blood and where it fits into this whole issue.   And I ended up concluding that while I absolutely totally and fully consider JWs to be a cult and totally unscriptural in their beliefs, I could sort of see where they were coming from on this point of not accepting even blood transfusions.   Don’t get me wrong – I fully appreciate we’re no longer “under the Law,” but there’s just something about this issue that’s captivated me which quite often means the Holy Spirit at work, and that’s why I’m trying now to gain some counsel from the wider Christian community out there.   

If you work through scripture however, God does indeed put a lot of emphasis on blood and how it is not just vital for life, but obviously without the (appropriate) shedding of it, there is no remission of sins etc, which is why Jesus had to die ultimately.   And it just makes me wonder if somehow even blood transfusions while perhaps considered extremely important in worldly terms, are somehow against God’s code of conduct.   Ultimately I don’t think scripture actively prohibits such a thing even though it wasn’t practiced in biblical times I don’t think, and I suspect regardless of that, if God had wanted to ensure we knew it was indeed against His Will He would have ensured it was written in there somewhere.   And that’s what I sort of want to know – apart from the verses that the JWs sometimes throw out do any of you know of any others for or against the concept??  Do you feel that regardless of the importance placed on it in scripture, that such transfusions and/or transplants even would be perfectly acceptable no matter what the possible spiritual repercussions may be??   Would you want someone else’s DNA (and lets face it, blood is and has DNA in it!) floating around in your bloodstream??   Truly looking for a scriptural debate on this, but open to anyone’s view – Christian or otherwise Smiley!  Would actually quite appreciate a Jewish perspective on this (hence my tag for Judaism) if anyone’s up for it?

Blood – what's the big deal???

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Blood dropsOther than the obvious I mean – we all need it after all.   But I was thinking primarily about the infamous stance of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in not allowing blood transfusions.  Well actually I started off by thinking about organ donation.  I’d watched  a number of programmes on the topic, and was amazed at how many of the recipients stated that after the transplant, they found themselves doing or saying things out of character for them, but when they talked to the donor’s family quite often they’d discover the traits were very much those of the donor!!   I think that was the point where I determined transplants were out for me for the foreseeable (both giving or receiving of!!).   But it then started me thinking about it all from a more spiritual perspective given the Drs were at a bit of a loss as to explain it other than in terms of simple DNA transfer and how they figured that the “persona” must somehow be wrapped up in the DNA in some way they don’t yet understand.  

Initially I sort of thought they were possibly on the right track, but then thought that can’t be the case either.   We are SO not our bodies – otherwise we would remain trapped in them after death, but our spirit and soul immediately go to be with Jesus on death, and as we will be totally aware of who we are and know everything about our lives that’s the part that is US in essence, and I can’t see how any part of our soul or spirit could be transferred to anyone before or after death.   So if anyone has any thoughts on that aspect fire away as I’d love to hear them!

blood transfusionBut then I started thinking on further and that’s how I ended up looking more closely at the whole concept of blood and where it fits into this whole issue.   And I ended up concluding that while I absolutely totally and fully consider JWs to be a cult and totally unscriptural in their beliefs, I could sort of see where they were coming from on this point of not accepting even blood transfusions.   Don’t get me wrong – I fully appreciate we’re no longer “under the Law,” but there’s just something about this issue that’s captivated me which quite often means the Holy Spirit at work, and that’s why I’m trying now to gain some counsel from the wider Christian community out there.   

If you work through scripture however, God does indeed put a lot of emphasis on blood and how it is not just vital for life, but obviously without the (appropriate) shedding of it, there is no remission of sins etc, which is why Jesus had to die ultimately.   And it just makes me wonder if somehow even blood transfusions while perhaps considered extremely important in worldly terms, are somehow against God’s code of conduct.   Ultimately I don’t think scripture actively prohibits such a thing even though it wasn’t practiced in biblical times I don’t think, and I suspect regardless of that, if God had wanted to ensure we knew it was indeed against His Will He would have ensured it was written in there somewhere.   And that’s what I sort of want to know – apart from the verses that the JWs sometimes throw out do any of you know of any others for or against the concept??  Do you feel that regardless of the importance placed on it in scripture, that such transfusions and/or transplants even would be perfectly acceptable no matter what the possible spiritual repercussions may be??   Would you want someone else’s DNA (and lets face it, blood is and has DNA in it!) floating around in your bloodstream??   Truly looking for a scriptural debate on this, but open to anyone’s view – Christian or otherwise Smiley!  Would actually quite appreciate a Jewish perspective on this (hence my tag for Judaism) if anyone’s up for it?

Science lesson circa 4500 AD!!

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Following on the hidden info in Genesis, and in part related to that, I discovered there are science lessons within the bible and given to some famous names too!   Job got the best one coming towards the end of his trials, but David had a few too given the incredible information held in some of his psalms.   We read so many of those superficially without thought of the reality of what we’re reading about.

The following is taken from Chuck Missler’s teaching on Genesis where he outlines God’s science lesson to Job better than I ever could.

Allusions Included in Job 38:

  • The rotation of the earth 12-15
  • The springs and pathways of the sea 16
  • The breadth of the earth 18
  • The travel of light 19
  • The dividing of light 24
  • The source of rain, and ice 28-30
  • The universal nature of physical laws 33
  • Electrical communications 35

Scientific Insights

  • Hydrological cycle (evaporation, circulation, precipitation ): Job 28:24-27; how do clouds stay aloft? Air, wind, have weight; water weighs more than air; how is it supported?
  • Space/Time/Mass universe: “He stretcheth out the north over empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7). The “morning stars singing” at the foundation of the earth? (Job 38:7).

5] Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6] Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7] When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

“…foundations”: Even today we only beginning to understand the fabric of space, the nature of matter, and space-time, etc. “Sons of God”: These were not “the lines of Seth!” Bene Elohim, is always used of a direct creation of God; here, angels.

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