The Common Thread to Creation Theories
Scattered Groups – Part 4
In the last lesson, we discussed God’s deliberate plan for scattering mankind, His people. Now we need to see what that has done to us, but better yet for us. When we think about the theories, evolution, creation, the big-bang and so forth, they all lead us to one place. Therefore, at the end of the day the theories all give us one conclusion. People have spread all over the world and have the ability to tolerate the environments in which they live. Day by day, we all are adapting to the changes placed upon in which we are impacted. That means all of God’s creation has the ability to adapt to its surroundings. Adaptations for people occur in the forms of language, geography, culture, and appearance to name the most obvious.
Scattered From an Origin
No matter which theoretical version you choose to believe, people started in one place, the population grew, and those people began to scatter throughout the world. While thousands of years ago the world’s geography may have been different, it’s ever changing and the process continues. From a central point people began to scatter in all directions. Let’s walk that out a bit. People existed in one place, let’s just say it was near the middle east or tip of Africa as scientists and historians agree. From this singular place mankind spread out to the north, the south, the east, and the west. They scattered or evolved their habit for living into all directions from this singular. Now that’s not hard to believe and that’s not new insight. However, what it implies is something that goes unsaid as if it were a secret.
- Southward would indicate a scattering into the African continent.
- Northward would indicate a scattering into Europe.
- Eastward would indicate a scattering into Asia proper and West Asia.
- Westward would indicate a scattering into the Americas.
What is interesting to note is that all we know and have been told points to these conclusions, but for some reason we ignore them. For example the Americas is considered the western hemisphere. Just having this distinction implies there is a center or starting point. This distinction is provided by a term called the prime meridian which places the tip of Africa near the center, the cradle civilization as it’s known.
Place this thought in the back of your mind. When people begin to scatter, what place has the ability to progress the fastest? The starting point. When branching out, you must undergo what I call the trailblazing effect in order to simply catch up. In other words, you start from nothing just to get back to the state you left when you scattered from the starting-point. That means advancement occurs more quickly at the most established place of civilization.
As God’s people migrated away from the starting point, people had to adapt. Adapt to climate changes, territory, language, and geography changes, as well as changes in innovation. Scattering cuts us off in some degree from the origin and we begin to emerge slightly different at first. However, when you make changes over a longer period of time those changes become drastic. The point is simple; scattering which forces adaptation can be very good for any group of people. The question then becomes, what does adaptation bring us? It brings us culture and diversity. Due to this scattering northward, southward, eastward, and westward the result is a world populated by one type of man that has become the people-groups we see today, God’s intended people. Adaptation is a gift that we all have in common. What’s uncommon is how we use it? How are we adapting in order to get God’s people (you and me) to the next level?
Question: what benefits can you think of that adaptation has given us and can give us?