Communication Through Rock Art

Communication Through Rock Art

Genesis 11: 8-9
“Thus the LORD scattered them from there over the face of all the earth, and they stopped building the city. For this reason its name was called Babel, because there Jehovah confused the language of all the earth, and from there he scattered them over the face of all the earth. “

In another Moments of Creation program, we discussed the use of colored crayons made in rock art. There is no doubt that rock art is a fascinating subject and well deserves further consideration. A recent scientific article asked the question “Did humans speak through rock art?” Evolutionists are beginning to wonder if any rock art is an example of fossilized language. Unlike biblical creationists, who understand the significance of the Babel incident, evolutionists do not have a clear explanation of what is understood as the evolution of language. Therefore, the aforementioned study has begun to examine whether some examples of rock art express abstract concepts that could lead to the use of similar concepts in spoken language.

The long-term timeline of the rock art is also subject to reassessment based on any future discoveries. If rock art is involved in the development of human language, finding and properly dating the oldest known drawings would help us locate the origins of language in human history, which may have happened quite early in our development.

The problem with evolutionists who study rock art too closely is that they probably see images they don’t want to see. Certainly, there are images and petroglyphs from around the world depicting animals, which evolutionists assume were extinct before the appearance of humans. Sometimes the language of rock art is more obvious than evolutionists like. The artists are saying that they have seen dinosaurs, pteranodons, etc. Biblical creationists have no problem understanding such art, but such images are inconvenient for the evolutionist.

Prayer: Father, thank you that you never left us without testimony. Thank you that so many strange things from the past become clear when we approach them from a biblical perspective. Amen.

Ref: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Humans “” Did humans speak through rock art? Ancient Drawings and Language Origins. “ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, February 21, 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180221122923.htm>.

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Family Talk Night Light for Couples

Duration: 365 days

NO FAULT?

“Anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.” Matthew 19:9

One reason divorce has become so common today is the advent of “no‐fault” divorce laws, first introduced in California in 1969. Over the following fifteen years, every state in America adopted some form of no‐fault legislation. And to what result? According to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, since these laws began taking effect the number of divorces in this country has increased 279 percent.

In essence, no‐fault divorce has nullified the sacredness of marriage in the eyes of the law, making it an unenforceable contract. A man and woman can abandon their family more easily than they can abrogate almost any other agreement that bears their signature. In terms of the law, it matters not that they’ve made a solemn promise before God, friends, relatives, a member of the clergy, or a licensed representative of the state.

However, no matter how easy the laws make it to get a divorce, it will always remain infinitely difficult to repair the damage.

JUST BETWEEN US…

  • What would you say to the couple who insist, “Our divorce is nobody’s fault. We just didn’t get along, so we’re going our separate ways”?
  • Do we know anyone who has sought a divorce, only to regret the move?
  • Are we committed to staying together, even through tough times?

Lord, the courts have made it so easy to tear apart that which You have bound

together. Forgive us, forgive our land, and bring us to repentance. Help us keep Your commands as the ultimate law of our marriage and family. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
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When Tragedy Strikes, What Do You Do? – Love Worth Finding – November 30

When Tragedy Strikes, What Do You Do?

NOVEMBER 30

And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:17

How do you enlist suffering to make it your servant?

First, you receive it as a gift from God. Job said, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21b).

Second, rely on God’s grace, because with the gift comes His grace. 2 Corinthians 9:8 promises, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” God is going to be near you in a special way.

Finally, reflect on the glory of God. No greater Christian ever lived than the Apostle Paul. His greatest motive in all he endured was the glory of God. His pain became a platform from which he declared the glory of God.

Receive it as a gift. Rely upon God’s grace. Reflect upon God’s glory. Choose to glorify Him through it.

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Family Talk Night Light for Parents

Duration: 365 days

FAMILY JUSTICE

The end of a matter is better than its beginning. Ecclesiastes 7:8

A couple of decades ago, twelve-year-old Jeff and his ten-year-old brother, Scott, argued daily. Shouts of “Give it back! It’s my turn!” frequently filled the house. Their mother and father, when he was home, intervened often and did their best to maintain peace between their young warriors. Though it often felt like a losing battle, they generally kept a positive attitude about their roles as mediators. This faithful mom and dad understood that the Scripture “Blessed are they who maintain justice” (Psalm 106:3) certainly included parents. God’s Word helped them keep the worst of the child-rearing wars in perspective.

Sibling rivalry has been known to drive even the most patient and reasonable of parents crazy. It was responsible for the first murder on record, when Cain killed his brother Abel. Though a degree of antagonism between your children may be inevitable, you can minimize these conflicts by avoiding comparisons between your kids, by establishing and enforcing clear boundaries between them, and especially by instilling an equitable system of justice at home. Someone has said, “Strong families make good neighbors.” It is true. Solomon told us why: “When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous” (Proverbs 21:15). While you can’t eliminate sibling rivalry altogether, you can insist on civility at home. Over time, that can lead to lasting friendships.

BEFORE YOU SAY GOOD NIGHT…

Is sibling rivalry a problem in your home? What do you think is its cause?

Do you “maintain justice” as taught in Scripture?

Heavenly Father, it can be so painful to watch our children fight. We ask for Your guidance for our response to these moments. Help us to be fair at all times, and give us wisdom to maintain justice in our family. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Parents, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
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