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Abraham and the Adalatherium Romans 4:13-25

Abraham and the Adalatherium

Faith is the missing link

AT A GLANCE:

Being righteous does not come from moral perfection. Abraham’s faith is the biggest game-changer in Christian history. It shows us how to get right with God through faith in Jesus Christ — both now and eternally.

 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Suffer or Skedaddle?” March 8, 2009.

 

“Crazy beast.”

Sixty-six million years ago, this mammal lived in the Southern Hemisphere. Paleontologists are excited about it because it helps fill some gaps in the evolution of mammals. Found on the island country of Madagascar, this critter is an important ancient ancestor, one who walked the Earth in the time of the dinosaurs.

The fossil is a “game-changer,” according to paleontologist Patrick M. O’Connor. Its official name is “Adalatherium,” which literally means “crazy beast.” But what is so crazy about it? Its forelimbs sit close together, like...

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