Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cain’s Wife and Dinosaurs

I find it interesting that skeptics keep coming up with the same lame arguments against the Creator, and each time someone comes up with such an argument, two things are true – he thinks he thought of it, and he thinks he has now proven beyond any argument or question that evolution is true: "The debate us over." Foolishness never stops, does it?

How many times have we heard someone ask, “Where did Cain get his wife?” Generally that question is asked with an air of smug assurance and an utter confidence that asking a question that has been asked and answered many times before somehow refutes biblical creation forever and clearly establishes the truth of Darwinism. Obviously, Christians should run for cover when this question is asked, because there could not possibly be an answer.

Never mind that the question has been asked and answered too many times to count. Never mind that the Bible is consistent with itself on this and all other matters. Never mind that the God who created all things certainly has enough wisdom to take care of reproduction so the race did not disappear after one generation. Never mind that Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters. Never mind that marrying one’s sister had no legal or medical implications back at the beginning, because laws relative to marriage had not yet been made, and the gene pool was not yet so polluted by the ravages of sin that marrying a close relative would likely produce medical problems in the offspring. Remember that Abraham was married to his half-sister Sarah. And never mind that the idea that man and woman both evolved in a timely way so as to make reproduction possible is patently absurd and laughable.

Those who come up with this question ought to do a little thinking for themselves and see if they can come up with something a little more substantial and a little more original. The things modern day “scientists” ask people to swallow in their attempts to explain the world and everything in it in a purely naturalistic way would be funny if they were not so pathetic.

How about this one? I heard a talk show host talking about dinosaurs, but not out of any real interest in dinosaurs other than the fact she thought somehow that the very existence of such animals somehow refuted creation and the Creator. “So, you Christians, what about those dinosaurs? Huh? Huh? What about those dinosaurs?” To that I would respond, “What about them?” Dinosaurs were animals, created by God, just like all of the other animals. The ones we commonly refer to as “dinosaurs” are believed to be extinct, just like many other animals are extinct.

Of course, scientists are never wrong, are they? The coelacanth, a fish that was “known” to be extinct for sixty-five million years, was discovered alive and well in 1938 and continues to exist today, and scientists began calling it a “living fossil.” How’s that for a contradiction in terms? That doesn’t mean “dinosaurs” are alive today, but it does mean that even “scientists” can be very wrong and frequently are.

We ought never to be taken in by the agenda of those who are desperately looking for something to prove that there is no Creator and therefore no Judge to whom we must answer. Alleged millions of years, Cain’s wife, dinosaurs – none of these things has the slightest impact on the truth of Scripture. The foundation of all of the Bible is found in the book of Genesis, and that is why so many want to undermine it with foolish arguments against the simple truth laid down in Scripture.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1, NASB).

“For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.’ Where is the wise man? … Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? … Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 1:19,20,25, NASB).


  1. Great post!

    He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. (Psalms 2:4 ESV)

  2. My new favorite is the dating of rocks from the time they were lava until the present day. Rock from the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 has been determined to have turned to rock from lava between 3 and 4 million years ago. My how time flies!

  3. Or how about dating the rocks by the age of the fossils in them, and dating the fossils by the age of the rocks they are found in?

  4. I saw a guy at the swap meet a few weeks ago with a bucket of rocks. He was selling them by the piece. His sign on the bucket said, "Very Old."

    Well, Duh!


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