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Living Fossils Found Alive Among Us

The unbelievers call them living fossils, but these living fossils testify against their unbelief. It is the Darwinian premise that all it takes is time and chance, devoid of a creator. They claim the entire universe and all its divergent life are products of time and chance. However, exact replicas of living fossils are found in the fossil record and purported to be millions of years old, yet no change.

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Living Fossils Found Alive Among Us

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To the unredeemed, the idea of God intervening in the lives of men on a daily, even minute-by-minute, basis is ludicrous. But to the blood-bought, it is expected. This expectation is a result of the divine promise of God’s Word, and the expectation is not disappointed. This communion is the most beautiful place. But this place is only entered into with clean hands and a pure heart. Psalm 24:3- 4:

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

This place where peace passes understanding is only accessed by the born-again. 

The Word of God is true and righteous altogether. It is laden with glorious instructions and promises that generate real, tangible value, even literally. Consider the following three verses: 

Proverbs 4:18:

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Romans 8:28:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

I Thessalonians 5:18:

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

These are not simply religious platitudes. These are but a sampling of the beauty of God’s counsel. Imagine, these verses make it possible for the childlike to say, "Today is the best day of my life and tomorrow will be better!" But it only works for the born-again — the children of the promise. Are you ready to harness the power of the spoken word of faith? Would you like today to be the best day of your life? Would you like to have all your sin and shame expunged from your record? Then today is your day of salvation. Click onto "Further With Jesus" for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God. NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT. 

GOD SAID, Romans 1:20-28:

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

GOD SAID, II Timothy 3:7:

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

MAN SAID: Just give us enough time and chance. Give us anything but the God of the majority-text. 

Now THE RECORD. Hebrews 11:1:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

God has chosen childlike faith as the standard by which all men, regardless of their status in life, may access the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ and all the promises of the Word of God. Romans 10:8- 9:

8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Satan’s first challenge to mankind, via our grandmother Eve, was a matter of faith. Would she believe God’s Word, the first voice in the garden, or the second voice: Satan’s. Eve chose unbelief and Adam followed her pernicious ways. In that day of their unbelief and subsequent disobedience, both eternal life and paradise were lost and the law of sin and death began to reign. Now it is "like mother, like daughter;" "like father, like son." Only the born-again experience through Christ Jesus can break the deadly chain. 

This is GodSaidManSaid feature article #521 that shouts, "GOD IS!" These features prove beyond any reasonable doubt the inerrancy and full veracity of God’s holy scriptures. They are archived in text and streaming audio. Every Thursday eve, God willing, they grow by one. Welcome. We’re honored by your visit. 

Unbelief takes on multiple forms, but they all have one thing in common: the rejection of the God of the Holy Bible. Some walk around in church clothes, some in pagan religions, some in pseudo-science, etc. They appear vastly different but stand unanimous in their rejection of the supernatural origin and inerrancy of God’s Word. The beautiful Word of God dissolves all reasonable doubt — every single one. 

The unbelievers call them living fossils, but these living fossils testify against their unbelief. It is the Darwinian premise that all it takes is time and chance, devoid of a creator. They claim the entire universe and all its divergent life are products of time and chance. However, exact replicas of living fossils are found in the fossil record and purported to be millions of years old, yet no change. Science writers Sherwin and Thomas write the following in the February 2011 issue of Acts & Facts:

Living fossils are "supposedly ancient and long extinct creatures which have suddenly and unexpectedly turned up in the modern world." They openly challenge the vast ages posited by evolutionary theory by showing none of evolution’s expected changes in body plans over supposedly vast time spans.

For example, evolutionists were confident that grasses evolved millions of years after the dinosaurs—until dinosaur coprolites (fossilized excrement) were discovered containing several species of grass. In August 1994, a "dinosaur-age" tree called the Wollemi pine was discovered alive and well in Australia. It was declared the "botanical find of the century."

A grand host of "living fossils" in the animal world stubbornly remain virtually the same as their ancient predecessors after the unimaginable millions of years demanded by evolution. Evolutionists such as the late Stephen Gould refer to this lack of change as stasis. One recent study found bacteria named Mariprofundus that left "distinctive traces in the fossil record." The study’s authors wrote:

Petrographic images of Mariprofundus -like stalks from a 350-million-year-old rock associated with an ancient hydrothermal vent site are indistinguishable from modern-day organisms.

Fossilized grasshoppers and seastars found entombed in the same layer as Archaeopteryx (an extinct bird) are virtually identical to modern varieties. From "Jurassic" shrimp to the shovelnose ray, animals and plants—some supposedly long extinct—are discovered alive today looking virtually identical to their fossilized counterparts. Evolution means "change," but these living fossils are a testimony to stasis—no change! [End of quote]

Consider that there are over 500 living fossils that have been documented. Famed evolutionist and enemy of the cross of Christ, Richard Dawkins is quoted from his own writings on wasdarwinright.com. A paragraph follows:

The prominent British evolutionist Richard Dawkins speaking of the Cambrian fauna, has made the following comment: "And we find many of them already in an advanced state of evolution, the very first time they appear. It is as though they were just planted there, without any evolutionary history. Needless to say, this appearance of sudden planting has delighted creationists."  [End of quote]

Acclaimed scientist Dr. A. McIntosh, a full professor of thermodynamics and holder the chair at Leeds University in the U.K., was interviewed in the book, The Genesis Files. The interviewer asked Dr. McIntosh about the fossil record and he responded with the following:

You find that those creatures which are flying now and are also fossilized in the rocks were essentially the same then as they are now. There is no sign at all of any gradual evolutionary change. Butterflies are exactly the same in the fossil record. And yet it’s claimed (I don’t accept it at all) that they are hundreds of millions of years old. When it comes to birds, they’re essentially, structure-wise, the same. And bats are exactly the same in the fossil record as they are today. [End of quote]

The following part of the interview with Dr. McIntosh relates to the age of the earth:

So you believe in a world created about 6,000 years ago, cursed on account of sin, then devastated by Noah’s flood.

Absolutely. There’s nothing in real science (if you take all the assumptions into account) to contradict that view. [End of quote]

Again and again, pseudo-science strikes out. Be of good cheer, saints. Your faith is built upon the Solid Rock. For over 6,000 years Satan has paraded his brightest carnal minds before men to challenge the inerrancy of the glorious Word of God and they have failed time after miserable time. Build your life upon the Rock of ages. 

GOD SAID, Romans 1:20-28:

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

GOD SAID, II Timothy 3:7:

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

MAN SAID: Just give us enough time and chance. Give us anything but the God of the majority-text. 

Now you have THE RECORD. 




References

Authorized King James Version

Sherwin, F., and B. Thomas, "Genesis Flood Insights More Relevant Today than Ever," Acts & Facts, February 2011, p16

wasdarwinright.com/livingfossils- f.htm

Wieland, C., The Genesis Files, Master Books, 2004, pp73,75

 

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