Biblical creation has the answers!
We are certainly living in tumultuous times. Probably no-one born in the West after World War 2 remembers such problems. But the Bible always has the answer, while the secular world founders (Psalm 19:7–14, 2 Timothy 3:15–17).
For example, why is a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing lots of disease (COVID-19 or C19) and death around the world? The answer: God created all things “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Death and disease entered the world only after the Fall, when our ancestor Adam sinned (Genesis 3:17–19, Romans 8:20–22). Therefore, God must have created viruses very good too!
Even today, most viruses are beneficial (see creation.com/wuhan-coronavirus). A healthy human body probably has about 10 times more viral cells than human cells! One epidemiologist said that if all viruses in the world disappeared, it would be nice for about 36 hours, then we would all die!1 But after the Fall, some viruses became harmful and even deadly—usually after escaping from the creature it was designed for. E.g. both the C19 and Ebola viruses had a useful role in bats.
But evolution just tells us that human death is irrelevant in the universe. The virus is merely making copies of itself, and those it happens to kill in the process are just the unfit losers of natural selection. The Apostle of Atheopathy, Richard Dawkins, asserts that the evolutionary universe has “at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”2
Where do races come from?
The other major problem today concerns ‘races’. But the Bible is clear: there is only one race: the descendants of Adam (Acts 17:26). The Bible says nothing about skin shade (we all have the same ‘colour’, melanin, just different amounts of it). All people were made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26–28). And all can be saved by Jesus Christ, our Kinsman-Redeemer (Isaiah 59:20). This is possible only because all people are blood relatives of Jesus, because we are like Him descended from Adam (Luke 3:23–38).
But our ‘educational’ system pushes the evolutionary ‘science’ of Darwin. Yet he and his 19th- and early 20th-century followers explicitly taught that the lighter-skinned ‘races’ were more evolved than the darker-skinned ‘races’, contra Scripture. Evolutionist and anti-racist Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) admitted:
Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory. … In fact, they [Darwinian racists] often argued that their inegalitarian conclusions proved that hard science had triumphed over liberal or Christian sentimentalism.3
Restoring the foundations (Psalm 11:3)
Creation magazine for over 40 years has been presenting the vital truth of creation, and destroying the harmful conjecture of evolution.
This issue has a timely article about an even more dangerous disease than C19— smallpox (p. 48). We also interview a former cancer researcher (p. 16). Both diseases are examples of the perfect creation going wrong. But developing cures is following the example of Christ, who alleviated effects of the Curse.
Many doubt the Bible because of indoctrination into billions of years. But DNA in dinosaur bones could not have lasted millions of years (p. 15). And stalactites couldn’t have taken millions of years to form, when they were inside a cellar (p. 12)!
From the biblical Creation-Fall model, we would expect creatures to have a perfect concept of design, even if now they are marred by the Fall. This time, we showcase flight (p. 36), teeth (p. 51), and design ideas from spiders and ants (p. 55).
Finally, at the beginning we talked about the misery resulting from the sin of the “first man Adam”. But the Good News is that Jesus, “the last Adam” (1 Corinthians 15:45) was victorious over sin in His Resurrection (p. 20). Help share this Good News, and equip people to proclaim it, by passing this magazine along!