Bats: The Fingerprints of Creation, continued


For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now Romans 8:22.

On day six of creation week God creates land animals and man and now the creation is complete. The creation was perfect and everything lived in perfect harmony. A perfectly balanced environment was sustained by the conservation principle, the First Law of Thermodynamics.


But soon after the creation would come the fall of man and the entrance of sin and death into the world. With this the whole creation would start a downward spiral with the irreversible entropy principle, the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Lions created on day six who formerly used their sharp teeth and claws to eat foliage would now to use them for tearing into flesh. Dinosaurs who once had a leafy diet would now strike terror in the animal kingdom as they hunted their prey. The once perfect balance in nature would now be out of control.


God, knowing that these things would take place, prepared His creation for the fall. He programmed all the necessary genetic information in the DNA of the original created kinds to compensate for the fallen creation. This is the key concept of devolution. God also knew the coming of the judgment of the world with a global flood and that it would usher in more extreme and hostile environments. (Note that fossil ferns and evidence of tropical vegetation have been found in Antarctica.)


Mosquito populations would zoom out of control with the one thousand different species that exist today. Insectivorous bats would be necessary to control these and other flying insect populations. As the earth quickly and drastically changed and the after effects of the global flood prevailed new species appeared and the struggle for survival in new environments began. Now what appeared in bats were traits, preprogrammed genetic information in DNA, predisposed to live and survive in various locations performing various functions. The features that appeared in bats, already encoded in the DNA, were fully functioning. This may sound like evolution, but it is not; it is devolution dependent on the degeneration of a fallen creation. A bat is a bat is a bat and natural selection does occur.


It may seem like a far-fetched idea that new features could appear in a species without slow gradual change. The theory may sound too miraculous to be scientific but it doesn't ignore the principles and laws of nature or biochemistry and genetics. Far less feasible is the current "punctuated equilibrium" theory, which is even more miraculous, suggesting quick changes from one kind to another completely different kind, ignoring the preprogrammed genetic information in the DNA of a species. (Evolutionists use this theory to explain the lack of transitional forms in the fossil record)


God understood the importance of a firm and balanced environment and the need for variation within species in all the created kinds of animals. He also provided many species of plants in the plant kingdom to sustain life on planet earth.


We find also in the Bible some conservation principles. We find laws needed to help sustain animal populations. The Israelites were forbidden to eat bats and birds of prey in the Law of Moses. (Deuteronomy 14:18) Here we are told that bats are unclean, but they are not unclean in and of themselves. These laws were designed to keep the Israelites healthy, but would protect these animals too. It is obvious today that laws are necessary for a healthy balanced environment. Many laws are on the books and are still being written to protect animal populations and the environment.


"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." Psalm 14:1


The symbiotic relationships between bats and their environments point to intelligent design and confirm what the Bible teaches. These relationships do not allow for millions of years of evolution in animal or plant species. Evolutionists marvel at these types of relationships and with deluded delight seek to unlock the so-called mysteries of origins that are clearly revealed in the Bible. The old "chicken and egg" argument will only keep you running in circles when you exclude the Creator from the equation.


In this age of "science falsely so called"(1 Timothy 6:20) much of the Church has become lukewarm, accepting evolutionary theory. To deny that God exists or to remove Him from the creation process is foolishness. And to say that we cannot know these things is only because that we do not want to know these things. Some choose not to know these things because they choose not to be accountable to the Creator of the universe.


In the first few chapters of the Bible we see scientific principles of biochemistry revealed. Clearly the law of biogenesis is spelled out, that reproduction is of kind and type. Throughout the entire Bible we see more proven scientific facts. The Bible taught that the world was round long before Columbus set sail for the New World Isaiah 40:22). Before the invention of the telescope the Old Testament Prophet told us that the stars in the universe were too numerous to be counted (Jeremiah 33:22). We also learn from the Apostle Paul that no two stars are alike, which in my estimation is quite a remarkable observation to make without a telescope (1 Corinthians 15:41).


I have demonstrated how bats acquire traits while losing or turning off genetic information. New genetic information is never added to DNA, it is only lost. In a like manner, that information is lost, we see a universal principle being applied to all systems. I am referring to the Second Law of Thermodynamics or the entropy principle.


This is a universal principle that affects all systems. What this means is that in time all systems will exhaust their useable energy. Energy goes from a greater state to a lesser state as gasoline is reduced to carbon oxides and water in automobiles. We see the entropy principle demonstrated as steel bridges rust and decay. The Hubble Telescope observes this process of entropy happening in the cosmos in super novas. Stars use up their energy and explode. Nothing in this universe is exempt to what scientists refer to as the Second Law of Thermodynamics and the eventual universal heat-death that will result.


In the Bible the Apostle Peter gives an account of the Day of the Lord. This account closely parallels the irreversible process that scientists refer to as universal heat-death. The Apostle says: "But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."( 2 Peter 3:10)


The point that I am trying to make is that the Bible is scientifically accurate. It is not a feel good book of myths, legends and fairy tales but it is the Word of God revealed to mankind.


Bats more than any other animal bear the marks of intelligent design. With their highly specialized features it is hard to imagine them being a product of time and chance. The biological systems of bats and their place in nature fit well into the biblical creation model of origins. One could even say that bats have on them the fingerprints of God, the One who created them.


"And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself." Psalm 50:6


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