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When I heard about this story, my jaw dropped into my lap.

To sum it up, a scientist who has made many predictions about technology that have later come true has predicted that within 20 years, we will have developed the technology to become immortal.

This quote especially leaped out at me: “Mr Kurzweil said: ‘I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have the means to reprogramme our bodies’ stone-age software so we can halt, then reverse, ageing. Then nanotechnology will let us live for ever.’ ”

This kind of thinking is the result of taking the theory of evolution to its ultimate conclusion. We’re supposedly evolving, becoming better and smarter with each generation. We’re going to get better and better until we have eliminated all of the problems of mankind.

The Bible doesn’t tell the story this way. The Bible tells us how God created Adam and Eve. Were Adam and Eve and their children “stone age” people? No, I don’t believe they were. Cain built a city. Tubal-Cain, 5 generations later, forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron, and his half-brother, Jubal, was the father of a group of musicians and instrument makers. After the Flood, 2 generations later, people were building boats to travel and spread out into their territories. They built great cities within a few generations of Noah. These “primitive people” built great structures we still marvel at today.

But we also see how quickly men will fall into sin. There was great sin in Noah’s day, and even after such an enormous judgment by God, the generations that came after quickly fell into sin again.

I don’t believe we can use technology to become immortal. As my son said when I told him about this, we haven’t even managed to create a computer that doesn’t crash. But God would have to stop us if we really tried to become immortal, because then we would have to live forever in our sinful state. What a scary thought.

I just read another article that underscores the importance of understanding what the Bible tells us about the history of the earth.

Many secular scientists believe that the geologic processes that produced the earth’s current topography and geography were slow to change and took millions and millions of years. They deny the possibility that the Flood mentioned in the Bible was indeed a global flood just as the Bible says.

Think about the devastation caused by Katrina or from the tsumani that happened a few years ago in Asia. Those events were horrible, but the percentage of land affected was miniscule compared to the total land area of the earth.

The Bible tells us the Flood in Noah’s time was different:

They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.  The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Genesis 7:19-20

This flood did many things. It wiped out all traces of what was there before. It re-drew the map of the world. Many scientists think that this was when the continents were formed, mountains were raised up, and canyons carved out. And you can see how this could be so if you imagine water covering the whole earth.

This is a key point that many people ignore when they try to claim that the earth’s surface tells us it’s been around for millions of years. Teach your children that Noah’s flood was a global flood and that the Bible tells us the truth about history.