God’s Photo Album – Pastor Neal Dearyan

Today’s Scripture: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 2 Peter 3:3-6

When I was 14 years old, my family took a trip from Arkansas to California where we visited my grown sister, Laurel, and her family. We went with Laurel to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. We saw rhinos, elephants and monkeys. But I have to be honest – I took a second look when I saw the giraffes.

When a giraffe bends down to drink water, why doesn’t its brain explode from the increased blood pressure pumping from its 25-pound heart?

One source discusses the complexity of the giraffe. “The blood vessels are uniquely designed with reinforced walls, bypass valves, a cushioning web, and sensor signals to moderate the pressure when the giraffe bends its neck down. The reverse of this intricate system happens when the giraffe raises its head so that the pressure is regained, and the giraffe doesn’t pass out. In addition, the tight skin on giraffe legs has been compared to an astronaut’s G-suit, because it prevents high blood pressure from pressing blood out of the capillaries.”

If evolution formed giraffes, how would the poor developing creatures get all the water necessary to sustain life for millions of years?  Giraffes are evidence of a loving Designer, not an indication of natural selection over huge amounts of time. Charles Darwin himself acknowledged he couldn’t figure out how so much fully formed life appeared suddenly in the fossil layers. “The difficulty of understanding the absence of vast piles of fossiliferous strata, which on my theory were no doubt somewhere accumulated before the Silurian [i.e., Cambrian] epoch, is very great. I allude to the manner in which numbers of species of the same group suddenly appear in the lowest known fossiliferous rocks.”

The fossil record just doesn’t have the billions of intermediate forms that evolutionists so desperately want. The reason there are bones of fully developed creatures in the lowest layer of fossils is because God created fully developed creatures when He made the earth in six days 6,000 years ago. Then, He destroyed all life that wasn’t on Noah’s Ark during the flood.

God foresaw that in the last days mankind would deny the flood by choosing to be willingly ignorant. If Charles Darwin denied the flood in his popular book On the Origin of Species160 years ago, surely we are living in the end of the last days now.

Devotional by Pastor Neal Dearyan

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