“He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.”
Because we were created by God who values communication and has always desired to communicate with us, we are born with the natural ability to learn and to speak language. Those who believe in evolution usually disbelieve that humans have the natural mental ability to speak, since they think both the ability to speak and language itself evolved.
Research has forced evolutionists to change their thinking so that it is more in line with what the Bible says. As one science writer put it, learning to speak is “a miracle”. Instead of being a so called “blank slate”, infants are born into the world with the inborn mental and physical abilities to learn any language on Earth. Researchers have found that the ability to learn language is highest before a child reaches three years of age. Researchers learned that by age three, children from bilingual households have learned the basics of, and the differences between, the two languages. A child’s brain is – to use computer language – specifically wired to learn language.
Infants understand language long before they have mastered the breath, mouth and tongue control to speak it. All those baby noises are preprogrammed exercises needed to master control of our speaking abilities.
The fact that our Creator built in our ability to communicate helps to show us that we were intended to have a communicating relationship with Him. He speaks to us in the Bible, and we speak to Him in prayer. Do you have good communication with your Creator?
Father, I confess that communications between us have not been as good as they should be. It is my fault. Fill me with eagerness to hear Your voice in the Bible and to come to You in prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Kobren, Gerri. 1990. “Tots assemble building blocks of language.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan. 20. p. 1E.