What? Junk DNA?

That’s all I could think of when I read the article in Scientific Amerian (December 2010) entitled “The Importance of Junk DNA” by Melinda Moyer. She says:

“Genes make up only about two percent of the human genome. The rest was for many years ignored as ‘junk DNA.’ But over the past decade biologists have come to understand this space is an incredibly important part of the genetic code, home to a vast treasure trove of information that controls how genes behave.”

New Testament writer, Peter was s-o-o-o-o-o right when he warned us that scoffers would come in the last days who were “willingly ignorant” of the creation, (see Creation Seminar Parts 1 and 2) the flood, (see Creation Seminar Part 6) and the coming judgment (2 Peter 3:3-9).

The very idea that humans, or any living creatures for that matter, have “junk DNA” comes from the faulty starting point many modern biologists use. They are generally trained to believe the ridiculous evolution theory that says man is a result of a long upward climb from single celled creatures and is only here due a random arrangement of molecules. We are just “lucky mud” according to the evolution theory. Given that starting point in their thinking, it’s no wonder they think we have “junk DNA.” I’m glad Melinda is starting to see the light! I cover the “junk DNA issue” on Creation Seminar Part 4.

Can you imagine if they instead, started with the assumption that an all-wise, all-powerful Creator designed us as well as everything else in the universe from the micro-cosm to the macro-cosm? What a difference THAT philosophy would give them. That starting point would help them in their research! They would see that the original design was perfect and that we today, being a copy, off of a copy, off of a copy… of Adam, should be expected to have a few flaws but are still simply amazing!

The little flaws that have crept in since the creation due to a wide variety of factors are really pretty minor. If they would only start with creation thinking instead of evolution they would see that man was created perfect and marred by a fall and 6,000 years of sin and genetic decay. Maybe someday, mainstream biologists will finally be willing to admit with David the Psalmist, “I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:4).

When I stop and ponder how perfect Adam and Eve were, I can’t help but wonder what’s next! In 1 John 3:2 we read, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

With all the aches and pains that have crept into this body in just 58 years, I hope it’s not too much longer! I’m s-o-o-o-o-o ready for the Lord to come back and set up His kingdom on this earth! (Matthew 6:10). Read Revelation 21 for a little taste of what’s coming for God’s kids! If you are not sure you are going to Heaven please see our article on How to Be Saved.

13 Comments

  1. Pete Pitts December 18, 2011 11:17 pm Reply

    Keep presenting the truth Dr. Hovind! I cannot wait to see the new material you will be presenting next! Love you and God bless you brother!

  2. zoë Keller January 3, 2012 4:10 am Reply

    Thank you so,so much for the Creation Evangalism Series. They were/are an exciting eyeopener to me and make sense. The other does not. Thank you for education people and pointing them to the Lord. I am praying for you.

    http://Dr.KentHovind'sBlog.

  3. Emma Wade January 20, 2012 3:09 pm Reply

    In your lecture ‘Danger’s of Evolution’ (creation seminar 5) you accuse of Darwin of an incestuous relationship with his cousin, blaming this for the illnesses of his children. With this in mind, can you please explain to me why mankind has survived so well considering we all apparently originated from Adam and Eve who were only supposed to have had 2 sons?

  4. Dan January 30, 2012 2:50 pm Reply

    I want to thank you for all what you are doing. i am not the only one who’s really really happy with your job and the work you are doing for people. At the end you will all get it back.
    God bless you
    from Holland

  5. Eddie February 18, 2012 3:08 pm Reply

    Hi Kent,

    I’m embarking to teaching the youth in my church here in Spain the truth about creationism. I’ve never done this before but with your amazing free resources it should be relatively fun and easy. I will be having around 20 youth, but I can see this getting bigger God willing.

    God Bless and just know that you are impacting even on the other side of the atlantic.

  6. lyubomyr buzhduha March 7, 2012 7:42 am Reply

    Dear dr.Hovind my name is lyubomyr Buzhduha but evertone calls me Logan. i am Ukrainian i know your daughter in law is Ukrainian. i was six when i moved to the u.s now i am 13. i live in a small town in Missouri called Strafford. my dad just retired from being pastier in our church. we are Pentecostal. about 2 years ago my dad gave me one of your dvds. ever sense then i was addicted to them i couldn’t get enough. i use to fall asleep listening to your seminars. at school i use to correct my teacher every time she mentioned evolution. you are my idol i hope i can make an impact like you do. god bless you

  7. Jeff Nelson May 20, 2012 9:05 pm Reply

    Hello Dr. Hovind

    Thanks to your DVD set I have made hundreds of copies and given them away and put many on the books shelves of coffee shops around Kent State, Ohio. and I mean hundreds I burned up one laptop DVD drive so I went out and bought a duplicator,
    Your DVD’s have changed many peoples thoughts on Darwinism and Evolution, The leftists at Kent State hate them but I love the truth so I will continue, I hope you can make another set soon. I signed the petition for congress to reduce sentences for non-violent (supposed) crime. My Congressional Representative is Tim Ryan a leftist Democrat but maybe he will listen. You have my e-mail now let me know if you need anything. God Bless Jeff Nelson

  8. David Andres May 21, 2012 1:18 am Reply

    HELLO Dear Brother…my name is David God blees you -pls can u tell me-where I can get the email address from these people that u are following up? also I wish to send inspirational message to help them grow in the Lord–thank a lot ==prayers
    read this interesting message==

    When Jesus climbed the mountain, He left the multitude behind. “And seeing the multitudes, He [Jesus] went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him” (Matthew 5:1). Mountain peaks are never crowded. Why? Because it’s hard work getting there. Not very many people desire to climb mountains.

    There is more light on the mountain. Long after the valley is in darkness, you can still see the sun. The valley is almost always dark—full of people and things, but usually in darkness. The mountain is windy and cold, but thrilling.

    If you’re going to climb a mountain, you have to have the feeling that it’s worth dying for. Any mountain—the mountain of this life, the mountain of accomplishment, the mountain of obstacles, of difficulty—has to be worth braving wind and cold and storm, symbolic of adversities.

    Beaten paths are for beaten men, but mountain peaks are for mighty pioneers

    Only pioneers climb mountains—people who want to do something that few have ever done before, ¬people who want to get above the multitude and go beyond what has already been accomplished. Pioneers must have vision—vision to see what no one else can see; faith—faith to believe things no one else believes; initiative—initiative to be the first one to try it; courage—the guts to see it through!

    On the mountain you feel like you’re living in eternity, whereas down below they’re living in time.

    You see the world in its proper perspective, with range after range to be conquered and a world beyond the vision and horizon of normal men. You see distant peaks yet to be climbed, distant valleys yet to be crossed. You see things that the men in the valleys can never see, or even comprehend.

    In the valley, people get so caught up in the multitude and the little make-believe world of materialism that they can’t see anything but time and creatures of time and things of time, which are soon to pass away. But if you thrust your head above the multitude, you become like a mountain in their midst, and they will resent and resist and fight you because they can’t understand you and don’t want you.

    They don’t even want to know that there are mountains! They don’t want others to hear there are mountains, nor to have a breath of fresh air from those crystal peaks. They want to keep everyone shut in down in the valley, in the mud and mire. They don’t want it to be known that there is any other place to go than the valley, and they will do everything they can to discourage you from climbing the mountain.

    Man dominates the valley, but only God dominates the mountain, and the men living on the mountains know this. But men living in the valleys think they are God, because they dominate themselves. They have become so secure that they think they don’t need God. They have forgotten there is any God, for they can’t see the sky any longer.

    Beaten paths are for beaten men, but mountain peaks are for mighty pioneers.

    What do you hear on the mountain? Things that are going to echo around the world. What do you hear in the stillness? Whispers that are going to change the course of history!

    The greatest laws ever given to man, whereby most of the world is still ruled, were given to one man alone on a mountain. Moses came down from a mountain with the Ten Commandments, and the Hebrew nation was never the same, nor was the world!

    The greatest sermon ever preached, the Sermon on the Mount, was given to a handful of mountain men by the greatest mountaineer of all, Jesus, who finally climbed His last mountain, Mount Calvary, Golgotha, and died alone for the sins of the world. That was a mountain that only He could climb for you and me, but He made it!

    After Jesus’ disciples heard His Sermon on the Mount, they came down and changed the world. They were never the same. What changed them that changed the world? They heard the voice of God teaching them things that were completely contrary to what was being said in the valley!

    In the valley they were saying, “Blessed are the Romans—the proud and the powerful. Look what they’ve done! They’ve conquered the whole world!” But on the Mount, Jesus was saying just the opposite:

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit [the humble], for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:3). Simple little illiterate fishermen were listening to a carpenter tell them something that would make them greater rulers than the Caesars of Rome!

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6). The people on the mountain hunger and thirst for the truth, and only God can satisfy them. The people down in the valley can’t see any further than the end of their nose and are satisfied with themselves and are full—and He sends them away empty. (See Luke 1:53.)

    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). There’s no smog on the mountain. The air is pure. The water is pure. The people are pure in heart. They see God.

    Life is on the mountain! Get out of the valley! “Flee as a bird to your mountain” (Psalm 11:1).

  9. Dennis May 25, 2012 4:56 am Reply

    Dear Mr Hovind,
    Thank you for your teachings, been a long time follower of your work and have learn much over the years. I wonder if you might give us some insight to some of the stories about UFOs and their connection to the sons of God mentioned in Genesis. My personal belief is that they are one and the same. I just ask because I would like to hear your thoughts on the subject knowing that I will learn. either way, thanks for everything.

    In Christ
    Dennis from Massachusetts

  10. Brenda May 28, 2012 1:34 am Reply

    Human DNA… A cell adhesion molecule called the LAMININ will blow the ape out of the man (evolution). As so many people claim the believe in.

    BTW: Brother Kent,
    I sent you a postal letter… please keep watch for it. :)

    http://YepIgotaChristianwebsite.

  11. Tim May 28, 2012 3:58 pm Reply

    http://animal.discovery.com/tv/monster-week/mermaids/evidence.html
    i was just wondering if the bible had any thing to save about Mermaids? I have learned a lot from you in the passed so i have Bible understanding.

  12. Jeff and Heather LeGrand June 12, 2012 4:41 pm Reply

    Brother Kent,

    God is AWESOME!!! Today I learned that you are in prison and I am still a bit shocked! I recorded a short program on our DVR which had you speaking and my husband then looked up your series and we have been listening each night since.

    To my dimay, I looked up your site today and saw your situation and called my husband immediately!!! We are praying for you and your family.

    There is no coincidence that the Lord led us to you in the past week, we have such a great ministry before us, we will boldly tell the truth for the Glory of Christ and your material will be a large part of that!!! AMEN :)

    Hold fast to your confession of faith without waivering and keep standing firm!!!

    I look to your blog and have to shake my head at my own laziness and fear, you are reaching out to others from prison and I’m sitting here in the comfort of my own home lying my head on a bazillion (I think that is the new lead in for the dinosaur section of the textbooks….) reasons why I haven’t acted on my calling for our savior. NO MORE i say!

    I needed a swift kick in the pants, thanks! We will be reaching out to you and making sure we do what we can for your cause. Last night God revealed to me why I had dinosaur nightmares as a child. I have never wanted anything to do with dinosaurs, no interest and quite frankly, a dislike. Well it all makes sense now, satan is a deceiver and he goes to great lengths to lead us off of our paths… Keep Smiling Brother!!
    In Christ,
    your sister,
    Heather LeGrand

  13. Larry White June 17, 2012 2:19 pm Reply

    Dear Rev. Hovind,
    I cannot thank you enough for all the good you have done for me and my family. Because of you I speak the word more and more to more and more people. I pray everyday to the lord to teach and guide me. We pray for you and the family.We have faith that you will be home soon.
    You have touched me body and Soul far above anyone ever in all my 74 years. I have to work to make ends meet and do not mind it. I expect to all ways work and I know that it is good as the BIBLE says.I want to give money to you there or to any place you say. A way to show thanks. Please let me know where to send it. I plan on 100 dollars
    now and as I can each month.
    Thank you ever so much all ways,
    Yours in Christ, Larry and Mary White and Family.

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