We are pleased to bring you news of the latest creation science breakthrough from the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom.
It was written by Brian Thomas. He’s described at the end of his articles as “Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.” This is ICR’s biographical information on him. You can learn more about him here: The Mind of Brian Thomas.
The title of Brian’s insightful essay is Cancer Research Confirms the Curse. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Cancer’s devastation directly or indirectly touches almost everybody on Earth, and a great deal of research focuses on finding the cause and cure. A new study’s results showed that the number of cell divisions in body tissues is a more significant cancer contributor than any other factor. A separate study revealed that the bodies of older people produce declining amounts of a cancer-minimizing molecule called NAD+. Although cancer currently lies beyond the reach of any person to cure, Scripture offers a long-term solution available to anyone.
This is thrilling news, dear reader. Scripture offers a solution! Brian says:
Cancer occurs when pockets of cells proliferate out of control, a growth that DNA copying errors sometimes trigger. Living cells copy their DNA just before they divide. Human DNA strands have millions of specific chemicals, like letters in an encyclopedia, that record information for core life processes. Precision protein machines copy DNA “letters” at jet-engine speeds, yet perform so efficiently that only about one wrong letter arises among a billion. But even these few mutations can garble DNA’s information enough to lead to cancer, especially in tissues that undergo many cell divisions within a human lifetime.
The copying process is imperfect. The intelligent designer has some explaining to do. Brian continues:
A study published in the March 24 issue of the journal Science [Stem cell divisions, somatic mutations, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention] showed mutations within a person’s lifetime cause a stunning 66% of cancers. The report’s analysis of various kinds of cancer in people from many countries revealed that inherited mutations lead to only 5% of cancers. Outside factors like ultraviolet radiation and cigarette smoke that damage DNA cause the remaining cases. Thus, even if a person avoided all cancer-causing exposures, they cannot avoid the threat of cancer altogether. In theory, the disease will eventually strike anyone who lives long enough since living requires constant cell divisions.
Egad — we ‘re all gonna get cancer! Is there no hope? Yes, thanks to creation science, there is! Brian tells us:
This gloomy reality, however, is not necessarily the end of the line for those who believe the biblical promises.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Then he gives us the bible promises:
Long ago, Job said, “And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God.” The New Testament promises the new body that Job hoped for: “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” Cancer will not affect our new bodies, since each will be “a building from God.”
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Let’s read on:
The curse God placed on all of creation because of Adam’s disobedience led to disease and death. The two Science studies confirm this by linking the now-cursed processes of growth and aging to cancer.
We haven’t read the papers to which Brian refers, but we doubt that they mention the biblical curse. That’s Brian’s contribution. He informs us:
However, the same Bible that describes the curse tells us it will one day end! Paul explained, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse.” But because “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us,” now “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Those secular researchers certainly look foolish for overlooking this information. Here’s the end of Brian’s essay
Whoever demonstrates “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” will enjoy eternal life with Jesus — death, the curse, and cancer forever gone.
So there you are, dear reader. ICR has shown us the way to defeat cancer. Isn’t that wonderful?
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