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Scripture Reading:  Psalms 33:1-15


May 2004



1.  God’s word is always true, regardless of what men say – Rom. 3:4.

2.  Why we must give answer from God, not man, in addressing those things that are eternal – 1 Pet. 3:15 (Rom. 4:3; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).


#1:  When were cave men supposed to have existed?  Before Adam & Eve?  (How could that be?) After Adam & Eve?  (Did man regress to grunting & not knowing how to be human?)  Or, did cave men exist at all?

1.  School textbooks are filled w/ references to “cave men” (half-ape creatures from which we descended).

2.  When were cave men supposed to have existed?  (Evolutionists say the so-called “Neanderthal” people lived 28,000-125,000+ years ago.)

3.  Assumptions:

  a.  Assume cave dwellers were inferior beings. 

    1)  Type of domicile one lives in says nothing about his “humanity.”  A man who lives in a cave in no more “half-animal” than a dog is “half-human” because it lives in a house!

    2)  Pueblo Indians lived in caves (were they semi-human?).

    3)  100 years ago people were still living in caves in Palestine.

  b.  Assume such creatures (half-animal) actually lived.

  c.  Assume the accuracy of dating processes used to assign timeframe.

4.  Before Adam & Eve?  (How could that be?)  No, Adam was 1st man – Gen. 5:1; 1 Cor. 15:45.

5.  After Adam & Eve?  (Did man regress to grunting & not knowing how to be human?) 

  a.  The assumption that living in caves meant grunting regressive life.

     -Anthropology has shown many cave sites w/ strictly “human” forms of habitation (cooking, sewing, tools, weapons, pottery, art work, religious artifacts, furniture).

  b.  Fact:  Bible talks about people living in caves…

    1)  Lot & his daughters – Gen. 19:30.

    2)  Places of refuge – Judg. 6:2 (1 Sam. 13:6; 1 Kgs. 18:4); Heb. 11:38.

  c.  Evolutionists have progressively abandoned the view that “Neanderthals” were “semi-human brutes." 

6.  Don’t be intimidated by “cave men” propaganda.  Give Biblically sound, scientifically accurate information to our children – answer their questions & fortify their faith in this age of unbelief.

 -(Source:  The Common Propaganda Regarding “Cave Men,” Wayne Jackson)


#2:  What does the Bible say about euthanasia?

1.  Euthanasia:  “The intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit.”  [Performing the last act that intentionally causes a patient’s death (cf. giving patient a lethal injection).]

2.  Assisted suicide:  Someone provides a person with the information, guidance & means to take his/her life with the intention that they will be used for this purpose.

3.  Oregon permits assisted suicide, The Netherlands & Belgium (both).

   -Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act” - 129 phys.-assisted suicides (98-02).

4.  Why do people choose euthanasia/assisted suicide?  Oregon, 2002…

  a.  Fear of losing autonomy (84%)

  b.  Decreasing ability to take part in enjoyable activities (84%)

  c.  Losing control of bodily functions (47%)

  d.  Being a burden on family, friends & caretakers (37%)

  e.  Fear of inadequate pain relief (26%).

5.  Euthanasia is not:  Withholding “extraordinary means” to maintain life (nobody is forced to “hook up” or stay “hooked up” to machines to live).

6.  Distinct differenceAttempting to save life (or provide relief from pain) & the deliberate intention to terminate a person’s life.

    -Allowing death is not equivalent to producing death (1 Kgs. 17:12).

7.  What saith the Scriptures?

  a.  “…a time to be born, and a time to die” (Eccl. 3:2).

  b.  Death is the price for human rebellion:  Spiritual & physical – Eccl. 12:7 (spiritual, Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12; physical, Gen. 3:19).  Death is inevitable (Heb. 9:27).  But…

  c.  You shall not murder (Exo. 20:13; Rom. 13:9).

  d.  Human life is sacred: Precious gift from God – Acts 17:25 (Isa. 42:5; 1 Tim. 6:13).

      1)  No person has the God-given right to destroy life:  Suicide, assisted suicide, & homicide.

      2)  Abortion & euthanasia:  Weakest, most vulnerable of society.

  e.  Body is not ours (God’s); Use to His glory – 1 Cor. 6:15, 19-20.

  f.  When men wanted to die…were not killed – Num. 11:15; 1 Kgs. 19:4; Jonah 4:3, 8.

8.  Is a Christian morally obligated to treat (prolong) terminal illness? 

  a.  Death comes to us all.  (Some diseases kill but w/ treatment, life continues in an otherwise normal fashion.  Other, incurable diseases hasten death with no treatment to retard its inevitability.

  b.  Not wrong to accept death; wrong to cause death.



1.  Such questions have moral & ethical ramifications.

2.  Must always respect life; live by faith; not sin against self or others.

3.  If you are still in sin, you are dead & need life that Christ gives (Jno. 11:25-27; 14:6).