Evidence for God from Science Newsletter April, 2000
Greetings in the name of the Lord! This is the latest edition of the update for the Evidence for God from Science website. It has been a great last two months for scientific support for the Bible. We have also had a great political victory in March, as voters in the liberal state of California have voted to define marriage as only between one man and one woman. Thanks for your prayers!
RTB Creation Conference
Reasons To Believe will be holding a creation conference, June 22-24, 2000 in Southern California. The conference will feature many prominent creationists who will be presenting their version of a testable creation model. I will be presenting information on how to create an apologetics website. Early registration (before April 16) is only $50.00 for the entire 3-day conference. More information and the signup form can be found at RTB's website:
The big news this month is in evolution. Scientists have Determining the order of nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule, or the order of amino acids in a protein molecule.sequenced their second Neanderthal Deoxyribonucleic acid: the chemical inside the nucleus of a cell that carries the genetic instructions for making living organisms.DNA from an infant that lived 29,000 years ago. The new The order of nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule, or the order of amino acids in a protein molecule.sequence confirms the results of the previous study and adds to the weight of evidence for divine creation of humans. This new evidence is important because the two skeletons were found 2,500 km apart. In addition, the latest find was dated to only 29,000 years ago - only 1,000 years before Neanderthals disappeared from Europe. Therefore, the lack of relationship between modern human Functional and physical units of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.genes and Neanderthal Functional and physical units of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.genes shows that Neanderthals did not contribute to human Functional and physical units of heredity passed from parent to offspring. Genes are pieces of DNA, and most genes contain the information for making a specific protein.genes - we could not be descended from them. The large amount of overlap between the The order of nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule, or the order of amino acids in a protein molecule.sequences of the two separate Neanderthal skeletons, separated by a large geographic distance, shows that Neanderthals were a distinct species of closely related individuals. Get the whole story, "Neanderthal baby attacks evolutionary dogma":
More evidence continues to accumulate against theories that propose a naturalistic origin of life. In fact, The Origin-of-Life Foundation, Inc.(r) has offered over $1 million for the first person to propose a realistic origin of life scenario. According to the sponsor, "To win, the explanation must correspond to empirical biochemical and thermodynamic reality, and be published in a well-respected, peer-reviewed science journal(s)." It's the "reality" part that is the problem! So far, there is no winner (Surprised?). Invite your evolutionist friends to go for the prize:
Updates on the origin of life page:
Recent Problems in Evolution. Several Important studies have been recently
Little or no evolution in ecological niches at the species level
Evolution of Deoxyribonucleic acid: the chemical inside the nucleus of a cell that carries the genetic instructions for making living organisms.DNA from Ribonucleic acid: a chemical that directs the manufacture of proteins and sometimes codes for the genetic material within certain organisms.RNA unlikely
One of the two sex chromosomes, carried by males (1 copy) and females (2 copies) in mammals.X chromosome The order of nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule, or the order of amino acids in a protein molecule.sequence variability 4 times greater in chimps than humans
Chirality still a problem for origin of life
Discrepancy of genetic and fossil appearance dates of vertebrates
Many more updates at The Evolution Pages:
A new page has been added in the apologetics section. I received an e-mail from a non-believer whose main hang-up with Christianity is the perception that it is anti-environmental. In fact, the Bible clearly commands humans to take care of the earth. The paper proposes the following arguments for a responsible ethic toward the earth and the animals and plants on it:
God's involvement and pleasure in the earth and its creatures
The earth and everything in it belong to the Lord, not humans
God cares for and provides for the needs of His creatures
God gave humans dominion over the earth to care for it
God will judge those who destroy the earth
Is Christianity anti-Environmental?
God's Love for Us
The slideshows have been recently updated. The main slideshow ("From the Beginning to Man: How God Demonstrates His Love for Us") has been shortened so as to not lose the audience before the main points are made. Viewers can take a detour to "Tour the Universe". This new slideshow includes 40 awesome pictures (including 20 new pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope that have been release within the last year) that show the beauty and wonder of our universe. Take the tour:
Tour the Universe
From the Beginning to Man: How God Demonstrates His Love for Us
The original Microsoft PowerPoint versions of these slideshows may be downloaded (9.1 MB and 7.5 MB, respectively). Alternatively, they are available on CD-ROM (see below)
The "Resources" page has been updated, with links to new versions of the popular browsers, Netscape Communicator 4.72 (Windows and Mac) and Internet Explorer 5.01 (Windows), and Internet Explorer 5.0 (Macintosh) having been released. Also added is a link to the newly released freeware compression utility, Power Archiver, that has even more features than WinZip - the shareware "standard" in Windows compression. GodAndScience.org is now offering a free Genesis screen saver (a visual interpretation of Genesis 1:1-1:3). Links to all the original PowerPoint Presentations (with high resolution graphics) is also included on the resources page. These resources are also available on the CD-ROM (see below). Keep your PC updated:
Messianic Passover Seder Celebration
The Deems will be celebrating a Messianic Passover Seder on Saturday, April 22, 2000. We will be enjoying fellowship with our neighbors and friends, traditional Passover foods and a time of learning and sharing.
* The symbolism of the three matzos
* The symbolism of the afikoman
* Why the Jews changed the 4th question
* How Jesus celebrated the Passover
* The significance of the communion elements.
If you are in Southern California and wish to attend, e-mail me and I will provide further information.
More information on the significance of Passover for the Christian can be found at the links below.
How the Passover Reveals Jesus Christ
A Messianic Passover Seder
A MESSIANIC PASSOVER HAGGADAH
Projects being worked on:
The Trinity in the Old Testament
Orthodox Jews and many cults do not like the idea of the Trinity, complaining that the concept is not found in the Bible. Pages already exist on this site that demonstrate the concept of the Trinity from the New Testament. However, Jews do not accept the New Testament as scripture. The new page will demonstrate how the Trinity is found in the Old Testament so that you can be better prepared to share the gospel with your Jewish friends and co-workers.
"Creationary Model for the Universe and Life on Earth" will be a
comprehensive model for the universe that fits both biblical accounts and
scientific data. It is a much-requested (by evolutionists) creationary
model. One of the most common complaints from evolutionists is that we
criticize evolution without providing a reasonable alternative. This page
will be an attempt to answer their charge.
"All ways lead to God" - An examination of this popular belief is shown to be logically impossible.
Evidence for God from Science CD-ROM
The Evidence CD-ROM is available and contains the entire website for Evidence for God from Science (over 10 MB) Genesis Screen Saver (20 MB) plus the original PowerPoint presentations (another 19 MB). In addition, the graphic novel from thebigquestion.com (10 MB) is included (an excellent apologetics resource, which will come out in print in a few months). As an added bonus, all the latest browsing (Netscape Communicator and Internet Explorer), viewing (MS Word Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer, Acrobat Reader, PostScript Viewer and PDF creator) and compression (Stuffit/Aladdin Expander, ZipIt, and WinZip) resources are available for both Windows (32 bit and 16 bit) and Macintosh (PPC and 68K). Get your copy today:
You will receive an invoice ($10.00) with your completed order to cover the cost of materials and shipping. Multiple order discount available.
Those are the most recent updates and changes since the last e-mail update. If you would like to see anything in particular at Evidence for God from Science, let me know. May the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance.
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