DNA Discovery Reveals All Humans Descended from an 'Adam and Eve' after Cataclysm
- And welcome back.
Scientists in the US and Switzerland
have announced an amazing revelation
that supports the Biblicalstory of Adam and Eve.
Researchers say a new studyshows all modern humans
are descendants from acommon father and mother
who appeared on the scene100 to 200,000 years ago
after a cataclysmic eventalmost wiped out the human race.
In an interview on Fox andFriends, Dr. Robert Jeffress,
pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas
said that scientistsare not fully embracing
the Genesis account of Creation.
- We know from the Bible that in fact,
we do have a common fatherand mother, Adam and Eve,
who are not the resultof tadpole mutations,
but of divine creation.
And that all life is the result,
not of a big bang but of a big God.
You know, it takes more faith
to believe in the evolutionisttheory of the origin of life
than the Biblical creation account.
- And our health reporter,Lorie Johnson joins us now
to talk more about this.
You do a lot of stories about genetics.
What's your take on this one?
- Well, it's really fascinating
because ever since scientistsbegan mapping the human genome
about 15 to 20 years ago,
we've learned all thisinformation about DNA.
We solve crimes using DNA.
DNA is very, very reliable,
so this is really great.
It's almost, quote, unquote proof
that the Bible is true.
And my own personal take on it is
I hope it's going to causesome people to believe
who otherwise wouldn't have.
We see in the Bible thatone of Jesus' disciples,
Thomas, wouldn't believeuntil he had proof of it,
and he got that proof.- Indeed.
- And then he believed, of course,
we know that Jesus said,blessed are people who believe
- Without seeing.- Who aren't seeing the proof.
And that's where I fall in this category.
I always believed- Same here.
- In the Biblical account of Adam and Eve,
but now, this is sort of proof,
and there is some sortof cataclysmic event
that happened before this happened,
and a lot of scientists are saying
well, that's the big bang,
and some Christians say no,
there was no such thing as a big bang.
Other Christians, forexample, Franklin Graham,
say, yeah, there could've been a big bang
created by God- By God, yes.
- That caused all this to happen.
And I'm in that camp too.
But it's really fascinating tosee all these things uncover
that we see in the Bible.
And another thing recently,
and I was talking about this
on the 700 Club earlier this week,
and for our viewers who missed it,
it's on our webpage, cbnnews.com,
is this whole notion of epigenetics,
- Yes.- where scientists find out
that you can have bad behaviors,like smoking or stress,
and not only does it affect yourself
in a genetic DNA type of way,
but your ancestors, your grandchildren,
great grandchildren way down the line,
and scientist are like,
oh, this is such brand new revelation,
and those of us who are familiarwith the Bible are like,
mm, not really.- Yeah.
- I mean, the Bible talksabout the sins of the father
- Yes.- Being passed down
from generation to generation.
So once again, scientists are proving
the Bible to be correct.
And you know, a lot of people say,
science and Christianityare opposing poles,
but not really,- No, the more you dig,
the more you find that'snot the case, indeed.
What are some other scientific studies
that carry Biblical tie ins, you think?
- Well, I just keep uncovering these
and again, you know,the scientists are like,
oh, my gosh, I can'tbelieve we found this out,
and I'm like, you know,anybody who read the Bible
knows this is true.
For example, they're saying that stress
is one of the worstthings for your health,
and one thing that relieves stress,
one of the best things foryour health is forgiveness.
And you know, we know thatJesus commands us to forgive.
Another thing is not to worry.
We know on the Sermon of theMount, Jesus says don't worry.
And we know that worry isso bad for your health.
- Absolutely- Giving good for your health.
I mean the list goes on and on,
and we know that God lovesus and he commands us
and advises us to behave in acertain way for our own good,
because it's good for us,so all these things that,
fasting is another thingthat's great for your health.
Scientists are now discoveringthis, but you know,
we've been, God has beencommanding us to do this
for thousands of years.- Indeed, indeed.
Real quick, does it seemlike non believing scientists
have become sort of Christianapologists, if you will.
- They don't even want you,
you know what about thismost recent discovery
about Adam and Eve, whatI found most interesting
was one of the scientists said this,
this conclusion is very surprising,
and I fought againstit as hard as I could.
In other words, this is a scientist
who didn't want this to be true,
but it is, and so, thattestimony speaks volumes.
- Indeed, indeed.
God promises to watch overhis word to perform it.
Indeed, Lorie, thank you.
- You're welcome.
- Well, still ahead, CBN sits down
with a CBS White House reporter
who says the mainstream mediahas a credibility problem,
and how he says they need to fix it.
Yesterday was the firstWhite House briefing in weeks
since the CNN reporter wasstripped of his press credentials
following a heated exchangewith President Donald Trump.
The White House fight with CNN
highlights the growing dissatisfaction
with media in America.
CBN's David Brody spoke withCBS White House reporter,
Major Garrett about the state of the media
and his new book aboutthe Trump Administration.
- [David] It would be an understatement
to say that PresidentTrump's first two years
has been a roller coaster,
and that's why Major Garrett's new book
pretty much sums it up with the title
Mr. Trump's Wild Ride, thethrills, chills, screams
and occasional blackouts ofan extraordinary presidency.
- And if you did it well,
you're ratings would be much better--
- Let me ask--
- [David] A major driver of this ride
as been the love hate relationshipbetween the White House
and the mainstream media,
or as President Trumpcalls them, Fake News.
Garrett says it's not just the President
who has a problem with the media.
- When the public is asking those of us
who are front line reporterswho can they believe,
they're essentially saying,
we're not sure we can believe you,
that's our problem of our creation,
and we have got to own up to that,
and we have got toreverse that trend line.
- [David] That's one reason the battle
between CNN's Jim Acostaand the Trump Administration
over press passes and decorumhas Garrett's attention.
- I am as what they sayin the legal community
an interested party
'cause I work there, I'mon the same front row
that Jim Acosta is, and that CNN is.
- [David] Garrett says it's a fight
that Trump and CNNpresident Jeff Zucker wants.
- But I do think JeffZucker and Donald Trump
want to have this fight onbehalf of not just these
serious and underlying legal questions,
but on their own reputationalrelationship to one another.
- [David] This week, the White House
laid out certain ground rules
for reporters during press conferences.
While Garrett sees himselfas a neutral observer,
he does believe the Trump Administration
has a good point.
The CNN position is also toa certain degree absolute,
that there's no limits on thedecorum in the White House.
I don't believe that as a reporter.
- So there are limits.
- I've exercised them.
- [David] Garrett explains an encounter
during a Rose Garden event.
He had the microphone in hishand, ready to ask a question
and then, Trump said no,
and called on the reporter behind him.
- Was I giving up myfirst amendment rights?
No, the President said, no, not you.
It's his press conference.
- [David] That example is just one of many
that keeps Garrett covering his wild ride
as a passenger, whether asa correspondent or author,
he felt it was also his job
to cover the ups and downs responsibly.
- I've covered three presidents before,
and it felt to me
as if the country wasgetting the impression
that because this is so different
and comes at us so differently,
maybe the typical powers of the presidency
don't still exist; well, they do.
And maybe things aren'tgetting done; they are.
- [David] Garrett's reporting style
follows the just the facts trademark,
and his book follows that example,
recounting the issues withno dreaded anonymous sources.
- Everyone's quoted by name,
everyone is quoted by theirtitle, and by what they saw,
and what they saw happening.
- Purposeful.- Purposeful.
- There are books about Trump
written for the pro Trump crowd.
There are books writtenfor the anti Trump crowd.
This book is writtenfor fill in the blank.
- I told my best friendsas I was writing the book,
my greatest fear is
that it will not lovethe President enough,
and it will not hate the President enough.
- [David] And as Trump runs the country,
Garrett will continue to report
on one of the most importanttimes in political history.
- We had 113 million Americansparticipate in the midterms.
49.2 percent participation rate,
higher than any year since 1966.
This country cares aboutthis time, politically.
And we're sorting it out.
- [David] Garrett hopesvoters will look to his book
that strives to do justthat, sort it all out
in a fair and honest way.
David Brody, CBN News, Washington.
- Still ahead, everyone'sfavorite basketball loving nun
is back in the news.
Coming up, how Loyola inChicago honored its biggest fan.
Loyola, Chicago basketball team
is honoring its biggestfan, a 99 year old nun,
known around the court as Sister Jean.
Her full name, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt
was awarded by the team with her own ring
from the final four tournament Tuesday.
She received the ring on the court
before the team took on Nevada.
Sister Jean has served as the chaplain
for Loyola basketball teamfor more than 20 years now.
ESPN says she's the team's
most tweeted about memberof the organization.
Congratulations, Sister Jean.
So nice to see.
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