Posted by: theedwardsfam | April 24, 2008

WOW….Biblical facts…..unbiblical conclusions

Foxnews just published this story.

It has some very remarkable (and biblical) ideas and facts, however some of the conclusions don’t measure up very well against the Bible. The most interesting quote was

“Previous studies using mitochondrial DNA — which is passed down through mothers — have shown that all modern humans share one female ancestor (out of thousands), the “mitochondrial Eve,” who lived in Africa about 200,000 years ago.”

I remember the Bible (in Genesis) mentioning someone named Eve. I also remember the Bible mentioning the near elimination of the human race (Genesis 6-7). The only people that survived were Noah, his wife, their three sons and their three wives. Which means all people could trace their “mitochondrial ancestery” back to Noah and his wife and then even farther back until you reach Eve (and Adam).

Its very cool when people find things that the Bible already talks about. Although we still have to live by faith, not by sight (or facts for that matter!)

Genesis 7:7-10

“So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth, two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.”

Genesis 7:23-24 “So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.”


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