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Genesis 1:20
"And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven."
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Has the World's Oldest Shoe Store Been Found?

Exodus 3:5
"And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground."

While evolutionists portray early man as unskilled and primitive, the Bible portrays him as skilled and sophisticated, even by today's standards. Martin Luther, in describing Adam before the fall, said that we today would probably consider him to be a type of superman. The Bible's view of ancient man was supported when researchers found a collection of 18 shoes and sandals in the Arnold Research Cave in central Missouri. While some of the shoes were dated at about 1,000 years old, others have been radiocarbon-dated at many thousands of years old.

The shoes impressed researchers with their excellent design. Two of them are made of leather; the rest are made of plant fibers. They include both sandals and slip-ons. Those woven from plant fibers are equally sophisticated, whether they are only 1,000 years old or many thousands of years old. Left-and right-foot shoes and sandals are easily evident, and some even show toe impressions. Archaeologist Michael J. O'Brian of the University of Missouri at Columbia summed up the quality of the footwear, saying, "These people certainly knew what they were doing."

The shoes were so well designed that there was no need to improve the design over thousands of years. This supports the biblical view of man's history. Man's skill and intelligence were gifts of God from the beginning.

Prayer: 
Dear Father, I thank You for the skill and intelligence You have given me. Help me to use them for Your service. Amen.
Notes: 
Science News, 7/4/98, "Ancient North Americans shoes step to fore." Daily News, 7/9/98, "Ancient shoes show fashion is nothing new."