The Immune System and Biblical Creation

Discussions of life, biology, and so on are dominated by naturalistic underpinnings. Instead of natural selection, mutations, blind luck, and other things causing molecules-to-microbiologist evolution, biblical creation science is based on radically different perspectives.

People have been saturated with these evolutionary views over the years, so they tend to be extremely curious and have natural questions for us about the immune system. After all, everything was perfect after God was done creating, so why should we need an immune system in the first place? Why do we need vaccinations, too?

People are saturated with evolutionary thinking, so naturally, they want to know how biblical creation science accounts for our immune system.
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We are operating from what we see and experience in the here and now, but biblical creationists are working from both Scripture and science facts. For one thing, the immune system is not only there to fight off diseases, but has a regulatory function as well. Everything was created for a purpose, but many microbes left their first estate after the fall of mankind. Many bacteria, viruses, and so on are beneficial, but others became harmful. Our immune systems are very efficient, but we have deteriorated because of mutations.
The immune system does amazing work fighting off pathogens. But where did those pathogens come from? According to Genesis 3, after man’s sin, God cursed the earth and everything on it. Since there was no new creation after the fall (though there were changes in the way things operated, as outlined in the second half of Genesis 3), the kinds of viruses and bacteria that now cause disease already existed. In fact, many pathogens are closely related to helpful microbes. However, they did not cause disease before the fall. . . .

Creation scientists have proposed that both bacteria and viruses were beneficial prior to the fall. Dr. Joe Francis has proposed that viruses and bacteria were part of what he terms organosubstrate. The organosubstrate served to link humans to their environment. The viruses and bacteria helped humans (and other organisms) uptake nutrients. In return, the bacteria and viruses received shelter and protection.

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