If you found an ancient clay tablet, with strange characters, washed up on the shore, you couldn’t read it unless someone had cracked the code. But you’d still know the letters represented a language, even if you didn’t know anything else about the author or his civilization.
Language is recognizable, even if you can’t read it.
Take Morse code. It has three basic parts: dots, dashes, and spaces. Each letter has its own combination of dots and/or dashes. For instance do you know what this means?
It is my name in Morse Code.
The English language used to write this article is made up of 26 letters which are combined to form over four hundred thousand words. The arrangement of these letters is very important. For instance, take the letter e, i, l, n, s, t. In this arrangement they seem to be meaningless. However, change the arrangement and you will get: silent, enlist, inlets, tinsel and listen. They all use the same letters, but when arranged in different orders they all have completely different meanings.
Those words can, of course, be combined with other words into an infinite number of sequences or sentences. Go to your local library and look around at all of the books, magazines and printed material to get an idea of the infinite number of ways English letters and words can be arranged and combined.
The DNA in your cells also represents a language. There are four basic units, called nucleotides. They are Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Guanine (G) and Cytosine (C). Unlike the English language, these four letters pair up and these pairs form the language of DNA. Adenine pairs up with thymine and cytosine pairs up guanine. In other words, when you see a DNA code or genetic coding like: ATGATCCTCAAGAGTGCA you should realize that there is a complimentary strand of DNA that will read: TACTAGGAGTTCTCACGT.
The arrangement of these base pairs form what are knows as genes, which would be the equivalent of a word in English. Sometimes a single gene can mean something and other times it may take a combination of genes to make sense.
The primary function of these nucleotide base pairs and genes is to provide the instructions for the manufacture of 20 different amino acids. The amino acids are combined to make hundreds of different proteins that are used throughout your body.
In this way, DNA is like the English language in that it starts with letters (A,T,G.C) and uses them to form words (genes) which are arranged to form phrases (amino acids) which are then used to form sentences (proteins).
But having a language like English or DNA is useless if you or your cells are unable to read it. You learn how to read the English language by going to school. Your cells, however, have to be able to read the DNA language the instant they are formed in order to survive.
Not only does each cell contain the language of DNA, but it also contains a reading system using RNA. Unlike DNA, RNA is only a single strand of letters, not a double strand. Additionally, RNA uses Uracil (U), instead of thymine. RNA reads sections of DNA at a time and then follows those instructions.
Not only do your cells contain 1 complex language (DNA) but they also contain a second language (RNA) to read the first language.
Evolutionists want you to believe that DNA evolved by random chance processes over millions of years. But what good is any DNA, no matter how primitive it is, without a system already in place to read it? That means that RNA would have to evolve first, and with the ability to read and understand the DNA which had not yet evolved.
It just doesn’t make sense, does it?
When I look at DNA and RNA and how wonderfully they function in each tiny cell of our bodies, it tells me that a Creator who knows everything had to have created the DNA and RNA fully functional from the very beginning. They serve as testimonies to His infinite wisdom and remind me of Psalm 139:13-14:
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
Isobel Kuhn questioned whether God even existed. Mary Slessor grew up in a slum with an alcoholic father. Joni Eareckson broke her neck during a diving accident and Corrie Ten Boom just lived with her family in a little watch shop in Harlaam, Holland.
What is so special about these girls and how did they change their world?
Isobel Kuhn believed in God and then obeyed his call to travel to Asia to tell the Lisu people about God. Mary Slessor, put herself through evening classes and eventually became one of the first white women to venture into the interior of Africa. Joni Eareckson struggled through her treatment and endless hospital visits to become the inspiration to many Christians. Corrie Ten Boom spent most of her life just living in Holland until the Nazis started killing the Jews. Corrie Ten Boom put her life on the line to save the lives of many Jews in the hiding place, a hidden room behind her wardrobe in a little watch shop in Haarlem, Holland. Mary Slessor (Missionary in Africa), Corrie Ten Boom (hid Jews in Nazi Germany), Granny Brand (Missionary in India), Joni Eareckson , Gladys Aylward (Missionary in China), Jackie Pullinger (Missionary in Hong Kong), Amy Carmichael (Missionary in India), Elisabeth Fry (Worked among the sick, prisoners and homeless), Catherine Booth (Co-Founder of The Salvation Army) and Isobel Kuhn (Missionary in Asia)