Yet, the question remains-what were the purposes of the spiny processes before the Fall and corruption occurred? Has there been degradation through mutations of some or most of them thus distorting the origin purposes of them?
4 "Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen." KJV
"Living Fossils" is somewhat of a misnomer. It implies organisms that have survived unchanged for long periods of time. But what if there have not been long periods of time? What if the length of of ages of the various strata are very similar-due to a worldwide flood? Then "Living Fossils" would be expected as some died in the flood and some survived on the Ark or in the water (non-air breathing) during the Flood. And some could be post Flood fossils-like ants in amber. The stasis of organisms argues against evolution and for creation. For example the first Koalas were supposed to have been around 25 million years ago and yet have differences in the mastication bone structure. The age of the bones is assumed. As well, only partial cranial bones have been found in one study so there can be a question of relatedness or simply variation in kind. Relatedness is best seen in the actual production of progeny. Even limited DNA sequence data comparison from fossil to living organisms requires certain assumptions when extrapolating relatedness. Creation of unique life forms, and some variance post creation and the Fall of nature, is more reasonable and requires less assumptions.
Navajo Church Rock Formation
Geological nomenclature recognizes that the base of Navajo Rock is designated Entrada Sandstone and the top is the Salt Wash Formation of the Morrison Formation. Even secular geologists recognize that many of the strata were laid down under watery conditions, but some layers they consider dry sand dunes. But, this view is controversial as Creationist geologists have found evidence that supports the Coconino Sandstone to have been laid down under watery conditions, and not dry conditions.This information can be extrapolated to the above strata. (See articles below.) It is also clear that much strata has been washed away. Much of it could have been during the late period of the Flood when the layers were not yet fully consolidated and not yet as resistant to erosion. Yet, erosion now continues-probably much slower. It, the Navajo Church Rock area gives us both beautiful rock formations and a reminder of God's judgment of the earth at one time by a worldwide Flood. Let us be repentant towards the Creator.
(pix by jgl)
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