By taking time to look more closely at the natural world, we can learn more about its Creator and draw closer to him as our Friend.
Light and Color
Our earthly home contains a rich diversity of colors. Find out who the source of all light and color is and what it reveals about the Artist himself.
Water is essential for all living things. From the tiniest molecules to the vast oceans, see how water is masterfully interwoven into the fabric of life.
The Design of Life
Is there an overall design to life? Every living thing is harmoniously interconnected with other living things around it.
The natural world is filled with intriguing patterns. Are they just random, or are they in fact evidence of careful design?
Enjoy the stunning beauty of our galaxy as you watch this slide show. What does it reveal to you about its Creator?
Humans are a Special Creation
Life does not come from non-life and there has never been a scientific experiment that has proved otherwise. And there never will be.
Modern genetics and molecular biology have provided ample evidence of the highly complex and interdependent relationships between DNA, RNA, and protein. These findings imply that life depends on having all these elements simultaneously. Thus, life could never have come about spontaneously by chance.
The only reasonable explanation is that a supremely intelligent Creator coded the instructions in DNA and simultaneously made the fully formed proteins. The interaction between them was so well devised that once begun, this process would ensure that proteins would continue to copy DNA to make more genes, while other proteins would decode genes to make more proteins.
For the first life-form to continue, it had to be able to reproduce, to make copies of itself. One professor of chemistry said that among the things needed would be
(1) a protective membrane,
(2) the ability to get and process energy,
(3) information in the genes, and
(4) the ability to make copies of that information.
“One is struck by the complexity of even the simplest form of life.”
This is an example of the inside of a cell.
It is a nicely done animation with excellent terminology.
Scientists have concluded the neuron is a communications device.
All of these things are oversimplified by various images used in education.
For those without Bible knowledge, there is no separate thing known as a soul. the soul is the whole person. This may be misinterpreted due to brain/whole body communication.
We are designed a certain way because our Father is excellent.
Two Sets of Nerves
About us imperfect humans. We are born and have learned behaviors. We have intellect far above the animals’ instinctive wisdom. We also have two sets of nerves unlike animals.
Humans are a special creation.
Humans are endowed with a special nervous system to sense love and tenderness, reports the German scientific journal Bild der Wissenschaft. Swedish scientists discovered that a woman who had lost her main touch receptors still felt a pleasant sensation when stroked with a soft paintbrush. This sense of pleasure, they found, was evoked by a second nerve network in the skin, consisting of slow-conducting fibers called tactile C fibers. The network only responds to a gentle touch and activates those brain areas dealing with emotions. Commenting on why humans might have two different sets of nerves, the International Herald Tribune states: “The slow fibers function from the earliest hours of life, perhaps even in the womb, while the fast fibers develop slowly after birth. Newborns might be able to feel the love in a parent’s touch before they can feel the touch itself.”
One important reason is so we can have emotional love with our mate in complete privacy. (Complete privacy means God is not watching)
But we need more. We have a spiritual need. We need Yehowah’s holy spirit to help us and to make us a complete person. Then we can display his qualities. Without it, life is way more difficult.
Yehowah does not watch any intimate or private things and holy spirit is not active during those times. That is the way it is because that is the way God wants it.
You will be ceremonially unclean for one hour after any type of sexual activity. If there is an emission of semen, the Bible says to bathe your whole body with water. I suggest bathing after one hour to be optimally clean physically.
Father created us in a way we would be comfortable with him as our Father. He did not create us in a way that we would ever feel uncomfortable about anything personal. He is a father first, almighty in power and even though he is a million miles away it is like nothing to him. Like any father he likes to hear from his children. He is cognizant of us without seeing us visually, but he will watch us if we ask him to in some situation like a hospital or something. Please accept this explanation. We have privacy. Father dignifies us with it. He is only a thought or a prayer away if we need him. He loves us very much.
1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on the earth? Look! The heavens, yes, the heaven of the heavens, cannot contain you; how much less, then, this house that I have built!
That shows he is very far away.
Isaiah 66:1 This is what Yehowah says: “The heavens are my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where, then, is the house that you could build for me,And where is my resting-place?”
The Earth is Yehowah’s footstool, so relatively speaking, him being almighty, and since the heavens of the heavens cannot contain him, he is very far away, but the disance is like nothing to him, because the Earth is like his footstool.
Tonsils and Appendix
It has been scientifically proven that both the Tonsils and Appendix are used by the body’s immune system. Click the included PDF links to read about it. They should not be casually removed. Every effort should be made to retain these organs. Every single part of the human body is needed to function perfectly but not at this time due to imperfection passed on from the first created man, Adam. Romans 5:12 Even if every single item in the human body was corrected to 100%, without holy spirit the lifespan would not be eternal. It would be a maximum of just under 1000 years, like Adam and Eve after they sinned.
Psalms 104:29 When you hide your face, they are disturbed. If you take away their spirit, they die and return to the dust.
That is what happened to Adam and Eve, they returned to the dust.
Holy spirit is needed to live forever and the body will never wear out.
The Difference Between Man and Animals
When man was created, he was made in God’s image, according to his likeness. (Ge 1:26, 27) This, of course, did not mean physical image or appearance, for God is a Spirit, and man is flesh. (Ge 6:3; Joh 4:24) It meant that man, different from the “unreasoning animals” (2Pe 2:12), had reasoning power; he had attributes like those of God, such as love, a sense of justice, wisdom, and power. (Compare Col 3:10.) He had the ability to understand why he existed and his Creator’s purpose toward him. Hence he, unlike the animals, was given the capacity for spirituality. He could appreciate and worship his Creator. This capacity created a need in Adam. He needed more than literal food; he had to have spiritual sustenance; his spirituality had to be exercised for his mental and physical welfare.
Consequently, apart from Yehowah God and his spiritual provisions there can be no indefinite continuance of life. As to living forever, Jesus said: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.”—Joh 17:3.
We are not Creationists
Use your reasoning power.
Was all physical creation accomplished in just six days sometime within the past 6,000 to 10,000 years?
The facts disagree with such a conclusion: (1) Light from the Andromeda nebula can be seen on a clear night in the northern hemisphere. It takes about 2,000,000 years for that light to reach the earth, indicating that the universe must be at least millions of years old. (2) End products of radioactive decay in rocks in the earth testify that some rock formations have been undisturbed for billions of years.
Genesis 1:3-31 is not discussing the original creation of matter or of the heavenly bodies. It describes the preparation of the already existing earth for human habitation. This included creation of the basic kinds of vegetation, marine life, flying creatures, land animals, and the first human pair. All of this is said to have been done within a period of six “days.” However, the Hebrew word translated “day” has a variety of meanings, including ‘a long time; the time covering an extraordinary event.’ (Old Testament Word Studies, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 1978, W. Wilson, p. 109) The term used allows for the thought that each “day” could have been thousands of years in length.
Use the word “epochs” for creative days.
4026 B.C.E. – creation of Adam
2017 C.E. – current calendar year
6043 years is where we are at since the creation of Adam (there is no 0 year)
The 7th day includes the 1000 year millennial reign of Jesus Christ.
How We Were Made
What is the origin of the raw material of which the universe is made?
Scientists have learned that matter is a concentrated form of energy. This is demonstrated with the explosion of nuclear weapons. Astrophysicist Josip Kleczek states:
“Most and possibly all elementary particles may be created by materialization of energy.”—The Universe (Boston, 1976), Vol. 11, p. 17.
From where could such energy come? After asking, “Who has created these things [the stars and planets]?”, the Bible states regarding Yehowah God, “Due to the abundance of dynamic energy, he also being vigorous in power, not one of them is missing.” (Isa. 40:26) So God himself is the Source of all the “dynamic energy” that was needed to create the universe.
That includes humans.
First it must be understood that only God can send holy spirit. It’s because when not materialized into anything, it gives the one receiving it his qualities. He would not create anyone with the ability to send it, not even the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not even possible. It is the life force of God, the most powerful force in existence. Before becoming Jesus Christ, Michael the Archangel was God’s Master Worker of Proverbs 8:30. Until John Chapter 5:25 he was reliant on God’s power backing him to materialize matter.
Now that that is understood I will explain how humans were made.
Yehowah imagined and designed the entire human body. He created the DNA Code. Then he gave that information to his Master Worker, Michael the Archangel, who materialized a body from the elements of the ground, backed by God’s power. God then gave the first human holy spirit which gave him God’s qualities. God is a person. He wants you to think of him as your Father first. Yes he is almighty God, but he is a loving Father. The first created person in Heaven, Michael the Archangel, who later became Jesus Christ and the first created person on Earth, Adam, were both created without any memories. Both were distinct individuals created with the gift of free will. They were to be taught by Yehowah the best way to live and be happy, that would be not only the best way of life, but a way of life that would not affect any other created being in a negative way. It is a way of life based on love.
Yehowah is offering that type of life to you along with eternal life.
A small number of people will be going to Heaven to rule with Christ as Kings and Priests. There are a total of 144,000 anointed humans who will live in Heaven, a small remnant of which are still on the Earth. These will be given a spirit body.
Revelation 14:1 Then I saw, and look! the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who have his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads.
The first human, Adam, did not appreciate what he had been given. Jesus on the other hand, has always appreciated his life and God’s standards as being the best way to live. Based on Jesus’ sacrifice of his perfect life, we may have perfect life.
Romans 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one person many will be made righteous.
John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.
Note: for those with sexual identity issues, it is understood that sexual imperfection exists. Examples are CAH and masculinization in the womb. This is advanced medical information from leading health authorities.
When you pray to Yehowah with a complicated issue like sexual identity, he can help you. Just tell him whatever the issue is and that you would like to understand it. Have faith.
Homosexuality is unacceptable to God whether a person has “trans” in front of their designation or not. God’s standard is masculine men and feminine women. In the future Paradise Earth you will either be a fully developed and healthy heterosexual man or woman. In the meantime, Yehowah will help you with your situation. Many homosexual people have become Christians. God loves you. His standards are for the benefit of all created beings.
If you are a trans, don’t worry. God knows for sure if you are a woman or a man and understands sexual imperfection.
Explainer: Sometimes the body mixes up male and female
Boys and girls are different. It seems so obvious. Yet some medical conditions may cause some of those differences to become confused. And then telling apart boys from girls can prove challenging.
It’s one measure of how complex human biology is.
When it comes to whether someone looks like a boy or girl, hormones clearly run the show. For instance, a newborn girl’s genitals may appear somewhat or totally male if that baby had encountered too much of the hormone testosterone (tess-TOSS-tur-own) in the womb. Similarly, too little of this hormone can impair the development of a boy’s reproductive organs.
But male hormones shape other organ systems as well. These include the kidneys and bladder — but most importantly the brain. At birth and throughout life, for instance, the size and function of certain regions in the brain will differ between males and females.
Testosterone is an androgen, or male sex hormones. So how can it end up in the womb of a woman? She might have become exposed during pregnancy to a medicine containing this hormone. More commonly, genetic changes — called mutations — will tell her fetus to produce too much testosterone or to make this hormone at the wrong time. (Both males and females make the hormone, but in very different amounts). This could trigger a small but critical change in how a girl’s body develops.
When this happens very early in development, a baby may be born with one of several conditions. Collectively, they’re known as differences or disorders of sex development, or DSDs. (There is no scientific evidence showing that DSDs cause or are linked to transgender identity.)
DSDs are rare, notes William Reiner. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He is also a pediatric urologist, specializing in diseases affecting the urinary tract and conditions affecting male reproductive organs.
The best studied DSD is something known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, or CAH. The grape-size adrenal glands manufacture small amounts of testosterone — in everyone. A mutation in genes might instruct these glands to produce an oversupply of androgens. This mutation would not likely affect boys. They already make lots of androgens, so their bodies would hardly notice a little more.
Girls born with CAH, however, can appear masculinized — more boy-like. In some cases, their reproductive anatomy might slightly, or even strongly, resemble a boy’s. Doctors refer to this condition as intersex.
In severe cases, a baby that is genetically a girl may at birth visually appear to be a boy. Babies born with characteristics of both sexes sometimes undergo surgery soon after birth. This would make their genitals look more characteristic of their genetic sex. Other times, doctors and parents together must decide which gender to assign a baby.
Reiner often sees patients who are born with DSDs and have intersex features. He also studies children and teens who transition to a different gender (the opposite of the one they had been assigned at birth, based on their apparent biological sex). Some of these children are transgender. Others may have encountered conditions in the womb that altered how parts of their body (such as the genitals) developed.
Another type of genetic error, or mutation, prevents the body from making an enzyme needed to produce DHT. This hormone is more powerful than testosterone in differentiating the male body. So too little of this enzyme could cause the bodies of male children to appear feminized. That means their genitals may somewhat — or even totally — resemble a girl’s.
What does this all mean? Says Reiner, “You cannot necessarily tell by looking at the genitals whether you’re going to have a child who has a male or a female gender identity.”