And God said, Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Psalm 139:1414 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
One of my “hobbies”, if you would call it that, is just studying various topics (too bad I didn’t pick this habit up earlier in life, while I was in S C H O O L!) Anyway, today I picked up on a lesson about some perils of the evolution concept.
I am one who, when attempting to delve into a topic, takes a peek into the lives of those involved. Although it adds some length to the process, it helps me to understand where they (the “instructors”, writers or commentators) are coming from, so to speak. I want to know how their private lives have any bearing on claims made or by what means did they gain certain knowledge regarding a topic they profess to understand or pioneered.
We all know about Darwin and his coined quote “survival of the fittest“. Well, let’s for one second take a glance behind the curtains of this man’s home life and see just how “fit” his family was and how well they “survived“.
Although marriage between relatives was not unheard of in those days, he did so with a bigoted, superior mentality, to preserve his dignified bloodline, only a few were worthy to reproduce.
He and his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood (pottery dynasty), bore ten children, six boys and four girls, between 1839-1858. Annie, Darwin’s eldest succumbed to TB at 10 years old, Mary lived for 23 days and their brother Charles died of scarlet fever as a toddler. Of the remaining seven, three were married without ever having children.
The family tree certainly did not have too many branches. Scientific research has shown that geneology of the Darwin and Wedgwoood families are traced for four generations with Darwin’s mother and grandfather also being Wedgwoods and his mother’s parents were third cousins!
Okay, are you ready for a little compare and contrast?
Genesis 15 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am Thy Shield, and Thy Exceeding Great Reward.
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6 And he believed in the Lord; and He counted it to him for righteousness.
Thank You for this spectacular day
We pray that You
As ONLY You can
Will open hearts and minds to understand the Truth of Your Word
Father, we do want and need to be “fit”
In our bodies and minds
But Especially in our faith
Please give us determination
The will and desire to study and know Your Word
To talk to You, Lord
Staying in constant fellowship with
Our Creator and King!
Please give us boldness to talk about You
Not only to our sisters and brothers in Christ
But to those who do not understand Who You Are
Father, we mourn for those who are lost
But Lord, You have not come for Your people yet
So as long as we have breath
There is opportunity to proclaim You
To those who have ears, let them hear
To those who know You and have a mouth, let us speak!
Let us live out our lives as a testimony of faith in You!
Praise to You, Abba, Father!
In the Name of Jesus
“Go Tell It On the Mountain”
“He Knows My Name”
“Who Am I?”
CREDITS: God the Father and Creator, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripture
Family and friends encouraging me
Experiences from family, friends and my own
Chapters, verses from God’s Word
Ability and opportunity to share God’s Word