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A Babbling Tower

In Genesis 11:1-9 we read the familiar story of the tower of Babel.  At this time in the history of man he was singular.  After the flood man had a single language and seemed to inhabit one particular area, in and around Shinar.  In Shinar man had the grand idea of establishing for himself a name.  He proposed to do this by building a city and a tower to the heavens.  Clark puts this event about 100 years after the flood and already we can see the folly of man as he again thinks of his works and ideas and seeks to establish a name unto himself.

Throughout the years of the history of man, his folly has been evident.  He has built cities, established governments, overthrown the same, and all the while professed to be gaining knowledge.  His search for knowledge is insatiable and while knowledge is a good thing it is also the bane of man’s existence as he has established by himself truths which are not.  In Acts 26:24 Festus cried out to Paul, “Paul, you are beside yourself!  Much learning is driving you mad!”  Unfortunately it is the same today.  As man increases in knowledge the madness for his own knowledge is ever increasing and wasteful and leads him to foolish conclusions.
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Evidences of Faith: Going to the Ants

A good friend of mine lent me the June, 1984 issue of National Geographic, which has a large section on ants. The main article in this section is well-written, lavishly illustrated, and downright fascinating. The author is clearly an expert on ants – and a firm believer in the general theory of evolution. In fact, he begins the essay by describing his efforts to find a rare Australian ant called Nothomyrmecia macrops, which he had hoped would prove to be a “missing link” between modern ants and their alleged primitive ancestors. As you are probably aware, scientists who believe in the general theory of evolution are always looking for “missing links”, because they have not yet found any hard physical evidence of the supposed evolution from primitive to complex forms of life. As it turned out, the Nothomyrmecia macrops proved to be yet another disappointment. Rather than providing a link between modern social ants and their alleged semi-social or solitary ancestors, this ant prove to be, in the author’s words, “fully social.” Continue reading » Evidences of Faith: Going to the Ants