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1/25/13 at 01:56 AM 0 Comments

Genesis 2:7

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God breathed into man “the breath of life,” and he became a living being. That breath or spirit [the Bible often interchanges the word (pnuema)] is what we call in science “oxygen.” It is the basis for all life. Without it, life cannot exist. Water would not be water, only hydrogen. Plants would cease to exist because without oxygen breathers, no carbon dioxide is created.

As I thought about this truth, an evolutionary enigma came to mind. Evolutionists say there are plants which have created symbiotic relationships to prevent their own destruction. One such plant (I can’t recall its name, but I’m sure you can “google” it) creates a sweet substance that attracts ants. These ants eat the sweet creation, and in return, ward off pests like aphids that wish to eat the plant. Think of it as paying tribute in a way, kind of like what many of the kings of Israel did to the kings of Assyria, Egypt, and so forth. You scratch our back, we’ll scratch yours.

However, this flies in the face of a scientific philosophy that says it is all about survival of the fittest, survival of the most adaptable. So, why didn’t plants, which breathe in carbon dioxide (CO2) and produce oxygen, just “evolve,” like the smart plants evolutionists say they are, and simply start producing carbon dioxide instead of oxygen. They would have breathed in what everything else created and killed off ever other living thing, all of their predators, in the process, including man. Plants would have ruled the world in no time, evolutionarily-speaking, of course. This does mean though that all plants needing other animals and insects to help spread their seed, pollinate their flowers, etc., would have died, I guess. More than likely, weeds and vines would have become the dominant species in this scenario.

This question about oxygen was the one Evelyn Sims wrestled with in The Serpent’s Grasp. Her scientific experiments revolved around this issue. That’s why she was looked down upon by the scientific intelligentsia. She knew “life was in the blood” (Leviticus 17:14), i.e., oxygen, the breath of God. That was the way God designed it. Plants were all part of the Master Design. Sin, in its fullness, has diminished their effectiveness, and this has nothing to do with deforestation and urban expansion. Instead, it has to do with hyperbaric science…the way God intended the world to perform from the beginning.

C. Kevin Thompson, author of The Serpent’s Grasp (OakTara) is an ordained minister, having served churches in New York, Mississippi, Texas, and Iowa. He holds a B.A. in Bible from Houghton College (New York), an M.A. in Christian Studies from Wesley Biblical Seminary (Mississippi), and an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University (Illinois). Kevin is married to Cindy, his wonderful wife of over 30 years. He speaks in churches on occasion, presently works as an assistant principal, and plays the drums in his church’s praise team. He is a huge fan of the TV series 24 and Criminal Minds, loves anything to do with Star Trek, is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, and reads lots of books, thrillers mostly.
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