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Review: Life's Story (Part 1)

Hi everyone, if you reading this on the Sabbath, then I’d like to wish you a glorious, prayer-filled Sabbath.

True to the Word is continuing with our science thread for our program reviews. There is so much wonderful media out there that shows us the beauty and function of God’s creation. It truly is a joy to watch them to learn about God’s works and worship Him, for His works and character. So please join me for my review of Life’s Story by Timeless Life, a media company that produces documentaries on science from a Biblical worldview.

Life’s Story Description:

What does modern DNA research now prove about the theory that simple cells evolved into all life on earth? The answer is simply that evolution is impossible. So why is this information being kept from the general public? Should Darwin's theories still be taught as "facts" in our educational institutions?

In a wildlife program unlike any other seen before, you will journey to discover the story of life itself. This program examines the long held beliefs that have been the foundation of the whole understanding of natural selection for more than 150 years.

How much can animals change? Why do so many species depend upon one another to survive? Where does instinct and intelligence come from? And what do the designs of creatures alive today reveal about their history?

Learn about the abilities of parrot fish and dolphins, the habits of ostriches and wildebeest, and the skills and instincts of cheetahs, giraffes and lions.

Filmed and researched over a five year period in more than ten different countries, Life's Story explores all these issues and many more in one of the most visually stunning and informative wildlife productions available today.

This is the first of a two part series. Episode one, is split into two parts. Part One, starts with looking at the purpose of the coral reef and which animals depend on it. We are shown the properties of different fish and learn about how the function of certain fish contribute to the upkeep of the coral reef. We are shown the parrot fish and how its existence contributes to the survival of the coral reef - the total opposite of what is taught in evolution.

I like how the narrator, Nick Jackson, introduces DNA and his comments about Charles Darwin's lack of knowledge about DNA when he wrote, The Origins of Life.

The term “kind” as God stated in Genesis, is discussed and compared to the theory of evolution. We get very useful information on how DNA works and how it is able to make copies of a species successfully and accurately.

Jackson explores the term adaptation and the boundaries God set for each species.

We look at fascinating properties of the dolphin and how the theory of it evolving from a land mammal is completely false.

We are shown the unique properties of flatfish, turtles. mantaray, eels, the octopus, shrimp, lobster and crayfish.

Jackson has a very good question for evolutionists: How did some common ancestry evolve into such a variety of creatures and why aren’t there any fossils that show such a change has taken place? Why has science never seen any evidence of chemicals evolving into living organisms?

Jackson ends Part One by sharing words of wisdom from several scholars, both Christian and atheist who recognize that there is an undeniable element of design in the universe.

Part Two takes us to the continent of Africa.

Jackson asks a few more questions, that he knows secular science cannot answer:

Is there evidence that one kind of animal can change or evolve into another?

If reptiles evolved into birds. Why do we still have both?

There was a whole segment about the ostrich and its amazing characteristics: for example, the special design of their eggs, their ability to go without water for a very long time and their wing function.

Jackson asked another very interesting question: If evolution is the survival of the fittest - why then does even the fittest die?

Jackson highlights how there is lots of talk about the similarities between apes and humans - but what about the vast differences? Are we being told about those?

Jackson goes on to explain how just 2 % difference has a huge significance for DNA.

Another great question:

Where does the blueprint for DNA come from?

Jackson takes us to a another segment about another animal that has amazing properties, unique to them - wildebeests. I really like how Nick Jackson says that the super designer, God, has left His trademark on everything.

We have another great segment that talks about how the functional abilities of animals could not be created by trial and error. Jackson uses the giraffe as an example and speaks of the timing and actions needed for survival information to be passed on.

There is another segment on Irreducible Mechanisms and how this relates to the failure of the theory of evolution. The Cheetah is used as an example - and Jackson give us great information about its specially designed nasal passage, spine, legs, claws, foot pads, tail and gestation period.

I really like how Nick Jackson highlights two points towards the end:

True science involves life that produces life. Non-life cannot produce life.

There is a deceptive agenda underway which tries to encourage people to look away from the concrete evidence God has shown us in His works.

Nick goes on to read wonderful scripture verses:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis: 1:1

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again - John 3:3

Jackson appeals for honest inquirers who seek.

Be sure to watch all the way to the end so that you can hear Jackson’s reminder about the prophesies of Jesus’ entrance into this world, his death and resurrection and the significance it has for mankind.

What I really like about Life’s Story, is the complete picture it gives of creation, redemption and the coming kingdom of the Lord.

Thank you for reading this review. Until next time - peace be with you.

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