Thursday, March 20, 2008

END OF THE WORLD

On Sunday, March 9, 2008 National Geographic Channell aired "Aftermath: Population Zero", that "investigates what would happen if every single person on Earth simply disappeared. This is the astounding story of a world we will never see. Explore an interactive world without humans."

While the show looks interesting, it is just sensational science fiction. It's the new updated version of the man on the street carrying the "end of the world" 
signboard. It seems that in our day nearly every street corner, a new story of dire warnings is heralded.

Like Christians, Scientists are interested in discovering the important questions about the extinction of man. So daily we hear the latest theory of how we are doomed as a result of manmade climate change that will alter the environment and make life impossible.

Similarly, Scienists think they know from where man originated. Through studies of human genetics, the study of living humans, they believe they have narrowed down man's ancestors. "DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey."1 This is typical evolution theology. And whether it is admitted or not, it lends to racist thought as well. Human beings are all descended from one set of parents: Adam and Eve. What the Bible says about the creation and end of the world does not fit with biased explanations from modern science. Both explanations are a matter of faith, and I choose to believe the one that gives the glory to God.

Questions about the beginning and the end of the world are answered by God. Genesis 1 tells us how it all began with a miracle. God spoke and it came into existence. The Bible also tells us how it will end. Peter said the following:
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10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. 11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! - 2 Peter 3:10-12

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1. Genographic Project

4 comments:

  1. Dan,

    Thank you for your comments on my blog and more importantly, for the prayers on Bret's behalf! He is now at home recovering; I think he'll be glad to be beyond this next Monday, when he gets those stints removed! But it's all relative, right? We could be dealing with much worse! My dad would always say (as he fought his battle with Leukemia) that if you stop and look around, no matter what you're dealing with, there's always someone dealing with SO much worse! I have to share something with you . . . it's quite the coincidence! I've been meaning to put a comment on your blog for a while now or get your email address from Kristin. I began reading your blog a while back via Kristin's blog; I find myself glued to the words you write. Several of your posts have caused me to search and study various things in the Bible, some much deeper than ever before. Other times, I find myself SO audibly agreeing with every word (i.e., your post back on the 4th of March entitled, "My Primary Concern at Christian Colleges."), feeling SO passionately about the subject (observing much of this first hand back in college in the early 90's), that I have Bret immediately read it when he arrives home from work at the end of the day (he enjoys reading them too)! We actually even took that specific post of yours to a bible study we had several weeks ago! Hope you don't mind; we just thought it was SO well worded and had to share! It's one (of many) concerns we have now for our children! I find myself praying every day about SO many things like this that could impact our children down the road! My constant prayer is that Bret and I are laying a good, strong foundation (and that we are covering everything!) that when they do leave for college and encounter many of these false teachers, among other issues, that they stand solid and strong, unwavering! I pray that there is a college 'out there' in 10 or so years that has remained solid, on the narrow path!? Anyway, sorry for being so lengthy! Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers! Krista

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  2. I caught a bit of that program. It was very interesting that somehow EVERY human was killed but millions of animals lived through whatever caused the extinction. It was also very interesting to learn how much better the earth would be without pesky humans scarring and polluting it.

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  3. Dear Krista,
    I'm glad that your family has such precious memories of your father. Thank God for the crown that he gives to those that love him.
    - Dan

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  4. 1000 Yards,
    Hey, welcome back.
    I saw part of the show and wondered the same thing. The animals lived on because they are not evil.

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