“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
When you know who made something and why it was made, you know the purpose of the item. That’s true of can openers, and it is true of human life. Anyone who doesn’t know who designed us or why is almost certain to be confused about their purpose in life.
For generations, evolutionary scientists tried to explain our origin by comparing fossilized bones. But more recently, they have turned to comparing the genetic material of current human groups. You might remember when scientists announced that they had discovered that all living people could be genetically traced to a woman in Africa many long evolutionary years ago. They called her “Eve.” Today they admit that this picture is a little simplistic. Further studies have led to two contradictory theories. In the first, all humans today evolved from a single African population. The second position is that modern humans are the result of the interbreeding of populations from Africa, Asia and Europe. Some also admit that the flaw in both positions is that the same genetic data can be interpreted to support either theory.
The major flaw in all of these studies is that they assume man is a product of evolution. As long as evolutionary science refuses to consider God’s account, which says He made us, it will be without a solid scientific basis to answer questions about why. And people who do not know why they were made are almost certain to live empty, purposeless lives.
Dear Father, I thank You that You have made me and that You have given me forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Bruce Bower, “DNA’s Evolutionary Dilemma,” Science News, February 6, 1999, v. 155, p. 88. Illustration: Human mitochondrial DNA. Courtesy of Shanel. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.