The Impossible Gene
“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.”
Biologists have recently discovered a gene that suggests that God may not be above playing a practical joke on those who reject what His Word says.
Those scientists who believe that natural forces made everything, including you and me, think that we have inherited all that we are. However, the Bible says that all living things reproduce “after their kind.” Thousands of years of experience in selective breeding have shown that plants and animals always reproduce after their own kind. Not only is every known example of a mutation harmful, but living things resist attempts to change them too much.
Geneticists have discovered a genetic basis for the Bible’s statement that all creatures reproduce after their own kinds. Keep in mind that “species” and “kinds” are not necessarily the same. Fruit fly studies show that when some species of fruit fly try to mate with other species, the resulting offspring are either sterile females or die before maturity. In one instance, however, some males survive to adulthood. The so-called “rescue” gene that allows this to happen weakens the general health of the males. Carriers of the gene are sterile. This leaves a huge mystery for evolutionists. Think about it. Parents that carry this “rescue” gene don’t benefit from it. Offspring that inherit it can’t pass it on. As one evolutionist said, how could this possibly have evolved?
Living things do reproduce after their kind, just as the Bible says. In this instance, God has found a way to do this that challenges the very basis of evolution.
Dear Lord, I thank You that my biological inheritance as well as my spiritual inheritance through the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ are from You and that these have not been left up to chance. Amen.
“On the rescue gene and the origin of species.” Discover, Aug. 1987. p. 7.