Are no NEW cells created?
From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.(Acts 17:26)
From one man he made every nations of men !!!!! From first human cell of Adam God made all people on earth "
"And God said unto him, I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come OUT OF YOUR LOINS." (Genesis 35:11, KJV)The New King James Version translation of the verse is:
"Also God said to him: 'I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come FROM YOUR BODY.' " (Genesis 35:11, NKJV)There are other references to "coming out of your loins" or coming out of the body in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Kings, and Chronicles. Let's also notice what Hebrews 7 says:
"And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from THE LOINS OF ABRAHAM; " (Hebrews 7:5)Abraham was the father of Issac. Issac was the father of Jacob, who was later renamed ISRAEL. Jacob had twelve sons, each of which would grow into its own tribe. They are collectively referred to as the twelve tribes of Israel. Levi was one of the twelve sons. Now let's take a look at verses 9 and 10 of the same chapter:
"Even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak, for he was STILL IN THE LOINS OF HIS FATHER when Melchizedek met him." (Hebrews 7:9-10)In other words, the Bible is stating that Levi, who was born after Abraham, was in a sense present at the meeting between Abraham and Melchizedek since he was in the loins or body of his great-grandfather. Are the verses we just read from based on SCIENCE? Was Levi REALLY present in the loins of his ancestor Abraham? For that matter, were we, in a very real way, present in the loins of our grandfather or great-grandfather? Or are these statements in the Bible merely a metaphor or allegory? A further study of cells shows that what is stated in God's word is a scientific fasct.
A bit of clarification is needed by what is meant that no NEW cells are being created today. True enough, our bodies create cells all the time and in that sense they are new. But where did the cells that currently make up our bodies come from? Did they just pop into existence out of NOTHING? Were they created out of some random CHANCE of the right molecules coming together at the right time in exactly the right order, etc. etc. . . . as evolutionists believe the basic building blocks of all life were created? NO! The current cells in our body were made from the splitting of cells that ALREADY EXISTED! In short, our existence was made possible by those (our parents) who ALREADY existed!
The book Cell and Molecular Biology states: "Cells can only arise by division from a PRE-EXISTING cell." Lewis Thomas puts it this way: "You start out as a single cell derived from the coupling of a (already existing!) sperm and an egg". The Way Life Works says: "We each began as an egg fertilized by a sperm, a single cell." Biologist Gerald Karp explains it this way: "The production of offspring by sexual reproduction includes the union of two (already existing!) cells." (Cell and Molecular Biology).
Every human starts out as ONE CELL that quickly divides and multiplies. This one cell, with our entire genetic makeup, was created when two EXISTING cells - one from each of our parents - combined. But that begs another question. Where then did the two cells that combined to form the one cell that led to our existence COME FROM? The cells in our parents that created us ultimately came from cells that already existed in THEIR parents (our grandparents)! And so on and so on as we go back through our ancestors. In fact, science states that all life - including animals and plants - came from cells that existed in their parents.
So it's all about ancestors, isn't it? Just as the Bible said! The book The Medusa and the Snail supports these conclusions when it says: "All of today's DNA, strung through all the cells of the earth, is simply an extension and elaboration of that first molecule." Substitute cell for molecule and it goes back to the first cell, even to Adam and Eve. The book Cell and Molecular Biology sums it up when it says: "Cell division, therefore, forms the link between a parent and its offspring; between living species and their extinct ancestors."
So the many Bible statements about a person "being in the loins or body of" someone else are accurate AND scientific! But how did the Bible writers know this principle of science thousands of years ago? It was not until 1855 that a German scientist named Rudolf Virchow learned about cells. He stated that all cells come from existing cells. Even then Virchow's statement about cells was not universally accepted until it was finally proven correct with the explosion of modern cell research in the 1950's. Virchow's book adds that in 1880 A.D. August Weismann pointed out that, since cells come from pre-existing cells, "all cells today can trace their origins back to ancient cells." Yes, science says we can trace our present day cells back to the ancient cells of our ancestors.
The Bible statements written thousands of years ago were based on cell knowledge not known at the time. I submit that this accurate scientific knowledge came from something or someone higher than man and prove the divine inspiration of God's word.