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2007 by David A. Prentice OK, SO THE BIBLE IS ACCURATELY PRESERVED. SO WHAT? OK, SO THE BIBLE IS ACCURATELY PRESERVED. SO WHAT? 4-1
2007 by David A. Prentice If the New Testament is accurately preserved, then the events and sayings took place just as recorded. What does this tell us about Jesus and our responsibility toward Him? Could He have been just a good man? 4-2
2007 by David A. Prentice SOME OF THE CLAIMS OF JESUS: 1. He claimed to have been alive before Abraham. 2. He claimed to be equal with God. 3. He claimed to be the Messiah whose coming was foretold throughout the Old Testament. 4. He claimed to have the authority to forgive sins. 5. He claimed that He will be the one to judge the world. Were his claims True or False? 4-3
2007 by David A. Prentice JESUS: NOT JUST A GREAT MAN. Either His claims were true or false. 1. If false and He knew it, He would be a worse liar than the devil himself! 2. If false and He did not know it, He would be a raving lunatic. 3. If He told the truth, then HE IS LORD OF ALL. 4-4
2007 by David A. Prentice Jesus did not leave you the option of calling Him just a good man. He did not intend to. You must choose: Liar, Lunatic, or LORD? 4-5
2007 by David A. Prentice If the Bible does not say what it means and mean what it says, then is it really from God? Or is it no more relevant to our lives than a book of fairy tales? 4-6
2007 by David A. Prentice ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? When does God start telling the truth? 4-7 Abraham? Moses? David? The Gospels? Revelation? How do you know? If you can’t trust the beginning of Genesis -
2007 by David A. Prentice CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN EVOLUTION and GENESIS 1. The universe, earth, and life were produced by purely natural processes. 1. The universe, earth, and life were produced by the direct action of a supernatural being (God). 2. Space, time, and matter are eternal. 3. Evolution is an ongoing process. 4. Everything has evolved by continuous processes. 5. The universe began in a flash of light (the Big Bang). The earth appeared billions of years later. Light came first, then earth. 6. The sun and stars appeared billions of years before the earth. Sun and stars came first, then earth. 7. The earth began as molten rock. For billions of years it was too hot for water to exist as a liquid. Land first, then liquid water. 8. It has always rained on the earth. 9. Evolution occurred over four eras ranging from hundreds of millions to billions of years. The "evenings and mornings" are meaningless. 2. God, who is eternal, created time. He created matter and energy from nothing. 3. Creation is a completed event. 4. Everything was created in distinct, clearly defined steps. (Gen. 1) 5. The earth was formed in darkness first, THEN God said "Let there be light." (Gen. 1:1-3) Earth came first, then light. 6. The sun and stars were created on the fourth day, AFTER the earth. (Gen. 1:14-17) Earth came first, then sun and stars. 7. From the very beginning the earth had a liquid water surface. (Gen. 1:2, 9-10) Water first, then dry land. 8. At least until after Adam sinned, it had never rained on the earth. (Gen. 2:5-6) 9. Creation was completed in six days, each consisting of an evening and a morning. (Gen. 1) 4-8
2007 by David A. Prentice CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN EVOLUTION and GENESIS 10. In order for evolution to fit into Genesis, each "day" would have had to last for millions or billions of years. 10. The sun was created a day after plants, insects a day later. Plants can only survive a few 24-hour days without direct sunlight. Most cannot reproduce without insects. They would have become extinct in a very short time. The "days" could not have been millions of years long. 11. The early earth's atmosphere was poisonous, consisting largely of hydrogen, methane, ammonia, and water vapor. It could not support modern-type plants and animals for billions of years. 12. All living things evolved from one common single-celled ancestor. Variation is unlimited. 13. There is a basic continuity between all forms of life. 14. The first plant life evolved in the ocean. Seed-bearing land plants evolved billions of years later. 15. The first members of the animal kingdom were microscopic, single-celled organisms. 11. By the third day, the earth's atmosphere was capable of sustaining plants. By the fourth day, it was suitable for air-breathing animals. 12. God created distinct "kinds" of creatures. Each reproduces only "after its kind." (Gen. 1:24-25, I Cor. 15:39) Variation is limited. 13. There is a basic discontinuity between all forms of life. Each reproduces only "after its kind." 14. Seed-bearing land plants were among the first living things. (Gen. 1:11-12) 15. The first animals included fish, birds, and "great sea monsters." (Gen. 1:20-22) What- ever these were, they were not microscopic. 4-9
2007 by David A. Prentice CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN EVOLUTION and GENESIS 16. Birds evolved from reptiles after millions of years. 16. Birds were created the day before "creeping things." (Gen. 1:20-25) 17. Animals had been eating each other for hundreds of millions of years before man appeared. 18. Man has been in existence for only the last 1/1000th of earth's history. 19. The first man was an already living, highly evolved ape-like creature into whom God infused a soul. 20. Human females evolved at the same time as males. The first human male was born of a female. 21. The earliest humans were meat-eaters. 22. The first humans gathered food. Thousands of years later, they began to hunt. Many thousands of years afterward, they developed agriculture. 23. The first humans were primitive and brutish. They had no true culture for tens of thousands of years. 17. At least until after man sinned, animals ate only plants. (Gen. 1:29-30) 18. Man has been here almost since the beginning of the earth. 19. The first man's body was miraculously formed from the dust of the earth. (Gen. 2:7) His body did not exist before this. 20. Woman was formed from man in a miraculous operation. (Gen. 2:21-22) 21. The earliest humans were vegetarians. (Gen. 1:29) 22. The first man, Adam, was a farmer. So was his son Cain. 23. By the second generation, people were building cities. (Gen. 4:17) Abel, in the second generation, raised sheep. By the eighth generation, men were using musical instruments, raising cattle, and working with bronze and iron. (Gen. 4:20-22) 4-10
2007 by David A. Prentice CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN EVOLUTION and GENESIS 24. Language developed slowly.24. Adam had a large vocabulary from the day he was created. Languages multiplied suddenly at Babel. 25. Marriage is a cultural development from late in our evolution. 26. Clothing is also a cultural development. 27. Animals had been competing and dying for billions of years before the first humans evolved. From birth, they too were destined to die. 28. Evolution worked by the survival of the fittest and the death of the less fit over billions of years. The first humans were merely products of this process. Thus, MAN HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH DEATH. 29. There has never been a worldwide flood. The fossil record is the result of slow, gradual processes which took place over billions of years. 25. Marriage was directly established by God. 26. Clothing was directly furnished by God after the Fall, because of man's inability to deal with nakedness in his fallen condition. 27. If Adam had never sinned, he and Eve would have lived forever. (Gen. 2:19, 3:17-24) 28. Before Adam sinned, there was no death in the world. (Gen. 3:17-24, Rom. 5:12-14) All of creation suffers because of his sin. (Rom. 8:19-22) Even the ground was cursed because of Adam's sin. (Gen. 3:17) MAN CAUSED DEATH. 29. The Flood devastated the entire earth, but in the last days scoffers will deny that it ever took place. (2 Pet. 3:3-6) 4-11
2007 by David A. Prentice Evolution could be easily expressed in Biblical language. When God began to create the heavens and the earth, darkness was upon the face of the heavens. And God said “Let there be light"; and there was a great blast. If God used evolution, why didn’t He say so? And after many days God made the stars, the sun, and the earth. And the earth was without form and void. And God caused the land to appear, and He fashioned the deep. And God made the exceeding small creatures and plants that teem in the sea. And God blessed them, saying "Be fruitful and multiply, and bring forth the fish and the great sea monsters and the creeping things, and the birds of the air and the beasts of the field." 4-12
2007 by David A. Prentice THE MEANING OF ANYTHING IS TIED UP WITH ITS ORIGIN. HUMAN origin: Humans decide the meaning. DIVINE origin: God decides the meaning. UNKNOWN origin: Unknown meaning. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 4-13
2007 by David A. Prentice SOME OF THE ORIGINS IN GENESIS 1-11 Heavenly Bodies The Earth Animal & Plant Life Human Life Law Sex Marriage Roles in the Family Childbearing Sin (need for Salvation) Forgiveness God as Provider of the Sacrifice Suffering and Death Clothing Work Crime & Punishment Freewill Offerings God’s Universal Judgment The Fossil Record The Rainbow Weather Patterns Change of Seasons Languages Agriculture Civilization & Races If Genesis is accurate we can understand all of these; if not, we can’t understand any. 4-14
2007 by David A. Prentice WHAT IS “THE GOSPEL”? For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. 1 Cor. 15:3-4 The Gospel by which we are saved depends on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 4-15
2007 by David A. Prentice PAUL’S DEFENSE OF THE GOSPEL (1 Cor. 15 – the Resurrection Chapter) Some denied the Future resurrection – the Promise of the Gospel. Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? (1 Cor. 15:12) Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? (1 Cor. 15:12) Paul’s reply: this removes our Present hope - the Power of the Gospel. If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins… If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (1 Cor. 15:17-19) If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins… If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (1 Cor. 15:17-19) 4-16
2007 by David A. Prentice PAUL’S DEFENSE OF THE GOSPEL Paul’s proof of the resurrection: the fall of Adam in the Past shows the Purpose of the Gospel. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Cor. 15:21-22) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. (1 Cor. 15:45) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. (1 Cor. 15:45) If there was no first Adam, what do you need a Last Adam for? If Jesus died for a myth, we might as well call Him the Last Easter Bunny! If Adam was not real, we have no power for the present or hope for the future. If Adam was not real, we have no power for the present or hope for the future. 4-17
2007 by David A. Prentice AN ATHEIST ON THE MEANING OF EVOLUTION G. Richard Bozarth, “The Meaning of Evolution,” The American Atheist, Atheist, Sept. 1978, p. 30 4-18 Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god. (sic) Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!...It becomes clear now that the whole justification of Jesus’ life and death is predicated on the existence of Adam and the forbidden fruit he and Eve ate. Without the original sin, who needs to be redeemed? Without Adam’s fall into a life of constant sin terminated by death, what purpose is there to Christianity? None.
2007 by David A. Prentice THE ONCE AND FUTURE JUDGMENT Peter warned us almost 2000 years ago: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 4-19 Those who want to deny the FUTURE judgment must deny the PAST judgment (the Genesis Flood) also.
2007 by David A. Prentice EVANGELISM AS PAUL DID IT Jews already knew of God as Creator and man as a fallen being. Greeks believed in evolution! (No fall to be saved from.) When Paul preached to Greeks he began with God as Creator and all humans descended from one man. (Acts 17:22 ff) Does our nation have a Creation foundation? NO – we are like the Greeks! For effective soulwinning, we need to know how to pre-evangelize with the message of Creation. Does our nation have a Creation foundation? NO – we are like the Greeks! For effective soulwinning, we need to know how to pre-evangelize with the message of Creation. 4-20 1 Cor. 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness... Why the difference? 1 Cor. 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness... Why the difference?
2007 by David A. Prentice SHOULD MOSES’ WRITINGS (Genesis!) MATTER TO CHRISTIANS? Jesus speaking to the Pharisees: Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? (John 5:46-47) Was Jesus right or wrong? From the story of Lazarus and the rich man: Abraham saith unto him [the rich man], They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. (Luke 16:29-31) 4-21
2007 by David A. Prentice EVANGELISM AS PAUL DID IT Jews already knew of God as Creator and man as a fallen being. Greeks believed in evolution! (No fall to be saved from.) When Paul preached to Greeks he began with God as Creator and all humans descended from one man. (Acts 17:22 ff) Does our nation have a Creation foundation? NO – we are like the Greeks! For effective soulwinning, we need to know how to pre-evangelize with the message of Creation. Does our nation have a Creation foundation? NO – we are like the Greeks! For effective soulwinning, we need to know how to pre-evangelize with the message of Creation. 4-22 1 Cor. 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness... Why the difference? 1 Cor. 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness... Why the difference?
2007 by David A. Prentice ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Why am I here? (What is the meaning of life?) Where am I going? Where did I come from? Where did I come from? 4-23
2007 by David A. Prentice IS IT LOGICAL TO BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION? IF man evolved from apes, Your brain evolved from an ape brain. IF your brain evolved from an ape brain, Your logic evolved from ape logic. Your logic evolved from ape logic. How do you know it evolved right? Maybe you’re not even asking the right questions! How do you know it evolved right? Maybe you’re not even asking the right questions! Evolution is logical ONLY if you are a modified ape. 4-24
2007 by David A. Prentice WHO MAKES THE RULES? EVOLUTION: Even if there is a God, he is not involved in your life. You can make your own rules. You are not accountable to anybody. CREATION: God made you. He owns you. He has the right to make the rules and the power to enforce them. You may get away with disobeying for a while, but someday you will have to give an account to him. Right is what you get away with; wrong is what you get caught at. Morality is a matter of opinion. Nobody has the right to say anyone else (even Hitler, Stalin, Osama, Mao, or Saddam!) is wrong. 4-25
2007 by David A. Prentice WHAT CAN YOU BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN OF? If someone tells you “There is no such thing as absolute truth,” ask them: Are you absolutely sure? The statement contradicts itself by claiming to be absolutely true. 4-26
2007 by David A. Prentice ORIGIN & MEANING OF LIFE & DEATH ACCORDING TO EVOLUTION LIFE began as a chemical accident when an unknown collection of chemicals in an unknown location experienced an unknown process powered by an unknown energy source to become an unknown type of cell. We don’t even know how life began, much less what it means. DEATH began soon after when the first cell died. We can’t be sure if it means anything either. 4-27
2007 by David A. Prentice NO DEATH BEFORE ADAM 4-28 Gen. 1:29-30 - And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so. Gen. 3:17 - And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake... Rom. 8:19-22 - For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
2007 by David A. Prentice NO DEATH BEFORE ADAM 4-29 Isa. 11:6-8 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. Rom. 5:12-15 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned... Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come... For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 1 Cor. 15:21-22, 45 - For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.
2007 by David A. Prentice ORIGIN & MEANING OF LIFE & DEATH ACCORDING TO GENESIS LIFE DEATH MEANS GOD LOVES YOU! began by the direct creative action of God. He created it because He wanted someone enough like Him to appreciate Him, whom He could love and who would love Him in return. (The meaning of life!) DEATH is a punishment for sin, but it’s also an expression of God’s mercy. Rather than leave us eternally separated from Him, He created an escape hatch - death - to release us from our hopeless condition. Then He sent His beloved Son through that escape hatch to bring us back to Himself. 4-30
2007 by David A. Prentice You can’t have it both ways! EVOLUTION Death and struggle CREATION Man was the direct cause of death and struggle. led to the existence of man. 4-31
2007 by David A. Prentice AN ATHEIST ON SUFFERING Nobel laureate Jacques Monod (an atheist biologist), interviewed by Laurie John, Australia Broadcasting Company, June 10, 1976 Nobel laureate Jacques Monod (an atheist biologist), interviewed by Laurie John, Australia Broadcasting Company, June 10, 1976 4-32 “...selection is the blindest, and most cruel way of evolving new species, and more and more complex and refined organisms... the more cruel because it is a process of elimination, of destruction. “The struggle for life and the elimination of the weakest is a horrible process, process, against which our whole modern ethic revolts. An ideal society is a non-selective society, it is one where the weak are protected; which is exactly the reverse of the so-called natural law. “I am surprised that a Christian would defend the idea that this is the process which God more or less set up in order to have evolution.”
2007 by David A. Prentice A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE… 4-33
2007 by David A. Prentice UNTIL THE TENANTS GET HOLD OF IT! 4-34
2007 by David A. Prentice SEXUAL MORALITY Evolution: It just happened while we were evolving. We made up the rules, so we can change them whenever we want. If there really were a gene for homosexuality, it would be eliminated within a few generations. Homosexuals almost never reproduce! What is the Origin and Meaning of Sex? Creation: God created sex and established specific rules for it. Sexual promiscuity and homosexuality are wrong. Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. 4-35
2007 by David A. Prentice ABORTION Caused by Wrong Attitudes toward SEX and CHILDBEARING. Caused by Wrong Attitudes toward SEX and CHILDBEARING. If we want to change people’s ACTIONS, we must first change their ATTITUDES. If we want to change people’s ACTIONS, we must first change their ATTITUDES. The Key: What is the Origin and Meaning of Sex and Childbearing? 4-36
2007 by David A. Prentice 2 EXCUSES USED TO JUSTIFY ABORTION 1. “Embryonic Recapitulation” Fraudulent drawings purporting to show similiarities between embryos of pigs, bulls, rabbits and humans - from Ernst Haeckel’s 1874 book Anthropogenie. Still in many textbooks well over a century later! 2. Sexual Morality - each person gets to make his or her own rules - a fraud, first exposed in 1874! 4-37
2007 by David A. Prentice BIBLICAL GROUNDS FOR TAKING A LIFE Babies have committed no crimes and are not at war with us. Babies have committed no crimes and are not at war with us. The only Biblical grounds for abortion is to save the mother’s life. 4-38 1. In punishment for certain crimes, after due process. 2. In time of war. 3. To save a life fromattack.
2007 by David A. Prentice WHICH FOUNDATION ARE YOU BUILDING ON? ABORTION HOMO- SEXUALITY, PROMIS- CUITY HOMO- SEXUALITY, PROMIS- CUITY CRIME, DRUGS, ANARCHY CRIME, DRUGS, ANARCHY PORNO- GRAPHY, ETC. PORNO- GRAPHY, ETC. MORAL RELATIVISM MORAL RELATIVISM DISRESPECT TOWARD AUTHORITY EVOLUTION FOUNDATION ABSOLUTE MORAL STANDARDS ABSOLUTE MORAL STANDARDS RESPECT TOWARD AUTHORITY CREATION FOUNDATION RESPECT FOR LIFE SEX & MARRIAGE CLOTHING, ETC. LAW 4-39
2007 by David A. Prentice MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY Creation: Creation: God established marriage. Sex within marriage is blessed; outside marriage, it is forbidden. Roles of husband, wife, and children are not a matter of opinion. They are God’s idea. Restoration of our society must start with restoration of the family. It’s not enough to impose Biblical standards on our children; we must first accept the lordship of Christ in our our own own lives. But this only makes sense if the Bible is true! 4-40 Evolution: Evolution: Sex is a natural part of evolution. We invented marriage. We can change the rules any time we want.
2007 by David A. Prentice EVOLUTION AND DRUG ABUSE: Why not use a few more chemicals to make make you feel better and help you for- get how meaning- less your life is? 4-41 “From chemicals you came, unto chemicals you shall return.”
2007 by David A. Prentice THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE Then we tell them that ever since then, it’s been “Survival of the fittest.” Why are we surprised that our young people want to kill anyone who interferes with them? It’s a natural part of evolution! Why are we surprised that our young people want to kill anyone who interferes with them? It’s a natural part of evolution! 4-42 From the time they are babies, we bombard our children with the idea that LIFE began as a chemical accident when an unknown unknown collection of chemicals in an location experienced an process powered by an energy source to become an type of cell. We don’t even know how life began, much less what it means.
2007 by David A. Prentice WHICH FOUNDATION ARE YOU BUILDING ON? ABORTION HOMO-SEXUALITY,PROMIS-CUITY CRIME,DRUGS,ANARCHYPORNO-GRAPHY,ETC. MORALRELATIVISM DISRESPECT TOWARD AUTHORITY EVOLUTION FOUNDATION ABSOLUTE MORAL STANDARDS RESPECT TOWARD AUTHORITY CREATION FOUNDATION RESPECT FOR LIFE SEX & MARRIAGE CLOTHING, ETC. LAW 4-43
2007 by David A. Prentice ORIGIN OF RACES ACCORDING TO EVOLUTION writings of German scientists from the 1800s such as Ernst Haeckel; the British exterminated Aus- tralian aborigines because they were considered a lower form of life; American Indians were considered savages, and so on. Picture from “Our Face From Fish to Man” by William K. Gregory, 1929. 1929. Guess what race he belonged to. to. (Hint: If a black man was the author, who would be on top?) Which is the most highly evolved race? The one YOU belong to! 4-44 Racism is a natural consequence of evolution. Darwin’s full title was “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or, The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.” All of us evolved from the same an- cestors, but some races evolved farther than others. Hitler’s ideas on the “Master Race” came from the evolutionary
2007 by David A. Prentice ORIGIN OF RACES ACCORDING TO GENESIS 1. All of us came from Noah’s sons and their wives. 2. Until Babel people were freely inter- breeding so their genes were not sorted out. There would have been no sharply defined groups. 3. At Babel God decided which people would speak which languages, perhaps according to their genes. From then on they were no longer interbreeding. Clearly defined groups could develop quickly. 4. Natural selection did not cause the group- ing, but would have reinforced it. 5. The “races” are just large extended families within the human race. They are a visual reminder that God will not allow mankind to unite in rebellion against Him. 4-45
2007 by David A. Prentice Are Black People Under a Curse? DESCENDANTS OF NOAH SHEM Elam Asshur Arphaxad Lud Aram Salah Eber Peleg Reu Serug Nahor Terah Abraham Isaac Jacob (Israel) HAM Cush Mizraim Phut Canaan (cursed ) Nimrod & others Many descend. including Philistines Black people NOT CURSED! Sidon Heth Ancestors of Canaanites driven out of the land of Canaan (Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, Arvadites, Zemarites, Hamathites) JAPHETH Gomer Magog Madai Javan Tubal Meschech Tiras Ancestors of the Japhitic peoples Only if Genesis is true can we know what really happened. 4-46
2007 by David A. Prentice THE ETHICAL DILEMMA OF EVOLUTION If evolution works by survival of the fittest, then the less fit must die. If kept alive contrary to nature, they may contaminate the gene pool and harm the species. If evolution works by survival of the fittest, then the less fit must die. If kept alive contrary to nature, they may contaminate the gene pool and harm the species. A person who really believes in evolution has no business helping the weak and sick survive. By doing so he is inter- fering with evo- lution. If he is consistent in his beliefs, he should let them die. 4-47
2007 by David A. Prentice IF YOU WANT TO KILL A TREE... E E V V O O L L U U T T I I O O N N ABORTION PORNOGRAPHY DRUG ABUSE RACISM REBELLIOUSNESS TEEN PREGNANCY PROMISCUITY HOMOSEXUALITY LAWLESSNESS FAMILY BREAKDOWN ETC. 4-48 Go after the roots, not the branches!