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Today's Creation Moment

The Sixty-Seventh Book of the Bible
Revelation 22:18
"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that...
As we all know, there are 66 books in the Bible – no more, no less. And yet, from the way that many people interpret the first chapter of Genesis, it appears that they have added a sixty-seventh book...

Built-In Error Correction

Proverbs 3:11-12
My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction; for whom the LORD loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.

It sounds like science fiction to suggest that if someone typed your name into a computer and misspelled it, the computer would find and correct it. This would need a very sophisticated software program.

But did you know there is an even more sophisticated information storage and transmission system in each of your cells – your genetic code? Not only does your genetic code store far more information in a microscopic space than can our largest computers, it also has a built-in error correction system. Scientists have discovered a number of key enzymes within the cell that have just one job: find and correct errors in the genetic code. Those errors can creep into the code because of radiation, certain chemicals, or other outside forces. The enzymes faithfully correct any errors, preventing mutations – the same mutations that scientists thought could cause evolution. One expert on enzymes has stated that science has no explanation for how such sophistication could have evolved. Neither is there any explanation for how life could have continued without this genetic proof-reading and correction capability.

Only our Creator could have been wise enough to design an information system that can correct its own errors. Even we human beings have not figured out how to do this with our much simpler computers. Certainly, blind chance could never do what the best of human intelligence can do!

Dear Father, just as You have designed a chemical system to remedy errors in our genetics, Your plan of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atoning work gives the full remedy for sin, including a new life. Grant me Your Holy Spirit so that I may be enabled to better live that new life You give me. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Fersht, A.R. 1980. Trends in Biochemical Science, v. 5. p. 282. Lambert, G.R. 1984. Journal of Theoretical Biology, v. 107. p. 387.