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My Ancestors Weren't Monkees

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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“I’ll begin at the beginning.” – the opening line to the movie, “The Quiet Man”

Hardly a week goes by without some scientist somewhere announcing a new discovery that appears to contradict God’s Word. It may be a dinosaur bone that they insist is millions of years old or a “missing link” between apes and humans. Or it could be some celestial occurrence that supposedly happened billions of years ago that explains how the universe came into being.


The pontifications – and random speculations – of these self-deluded scientists are just vain attempts by unregenerate men to explain away the truths that God has already revealed in the Bible. For whatever reason, the more secular education someone receives, the less he or she seems willing to accept Scripture at face value.

Call me naïve, but I believe with all my heart that God created the world in six literal 24-hour days. I also believe that Adam was the first man, God instructed Noah to build an enormous ark in order to survive a world-wide flood, and Jonah was swallowed by a great fish... and lived inside its belly for three days. And yes, that God parted the Red Sea to allow the Jews to pass through on dry land.

To me, it makes a lot more sense to take God at His word than to believe the fairy tales promulgated by Charles Darwin, Carl Sagan or Stephen Hawking. In fact, I can just imagine the shock – and horror – that these now deceased men experienced when they came face to face with the Living God in all His glory.

Whenever science seemingly contradicts the Bible, I know which one is wrong… and it sure isn’t the Bible!

“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Psalm 14:1 (NKJV)

- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President

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