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It's a Young World After All

John 17:15-17: "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."

A few years ago, evolutionists discovered what they called the world's oldest mites. These little critters were encased in amber and were said to be 230 million years old. And yet, the lead researcher said, "They're dead ringers for [modern] gall mites."

Commenting on this news story, Creation Moments Board Member Dr. Donald Clark said that a discovery like this does nothing to support evolution. "What it does support," he said, "is that God created life after its own kind not to change."

Dr. Clark added, "God allowed variation within a kind so there would be diversity but not life evolving from one kind to another. So it doesn't surprise the creationist that these mites show little to no change over time. That is what we would expect to see, based on God's Word."

He then observed, "If there is little to no change in the mites, perhaps the dating of the amber samples is off. Perhaps by a lot. God's Word indicates that the Earth and all of creation are 6,000 or so years old. So if these samples are only thousands of years old, would the evolutionist expect to see any change over such a short period of time? Probably not."

The friend of evolutionists is long ages … and the more time, the better. But fossilized mites that look just like modern mites teach us that the Earth is a young, young world after all.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, even bugs encased in amber give silent testimony of a recent creation. Thank You that scientific evidences continue to pile up showing that our planet is young. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Notes: Dr. Donald Clark interview on Broken Road Radio, 9/3/12. Photo: Photomicrographs of the two species of gall mites. Courtesy of University of Gottingen/A. Schmidt. (Fair Use)

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