“And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most troubling properties of certain strains of bacteria. If a strain of bacteria has developed resistance, then it is very difficult, if not impossible, to eradicate. Certain such strains have developed in hospitals, where their non-resistant cousins have all been killed off by the antibiotics, leaving only the resistant ones left to cause damage.
Evolutionists claim that the bacterial strains have “evolved” antibiotic resistance, in a classic example of bait-and-switch. While it is true that the bacteria have changed, this is not evolution in the Darwinian sense because no new genetic information has been formed. Indeed, resistant bacteria have lost information which otherwise would have switched on a mechanism, enabling antibiotics to penetrate the bacteria. So this is the opposite of biological evolution and akin to the old saying that “the one-eyed man is king in the land of the blind”.
Now, a new medicine has been developed which appears to kill all bacteria, including those that are supposedly resistant. But scientists cannot examine how it works. To see how an antibiotic works, it is usually necessary to breed many generations of bacteria until they develop resistance and then reverse engineer how that resistance happens. So the new antibiotic’s very power actually prevents the discovery of how it works!
When God made this world, He made it perfect, so that, whatever purposes bacteria had in that world, they were benign purposes for the glory of God.
Prayer: We know, Lord, that all that You made was very good in the beginning. One day, You will make a New Heaven and a New Earth in which there will be no more death or curse. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Princeton University. “‘Poisoned arrow’ defeats antibiotic-resistant bacteria: A dual-mechanism antibiotic kills Gram-negative bacteria and avoids drug resistance.” ScienceDaily, 3 June 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200603132541.htm>. Image: Staphylococcus aureus, CDC, Public Domain.
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